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Drake Net Worth and How He Built His Empire

In this article we’ll talk about Drake net worth, how he built his fortune, and key lessons from his career and path to success.

Who Is Drake?

Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, actor and producer.

He was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario.

His father, Dennis Graham, is an African-American Catholic who played drums for country performer Jerry Lee Lewis.

His mother, Sandra “Sandi” Graham, is a Canadian woman who is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and was a florist in addition to being an English teacher.

Drake has a son – born on October 11, 2017 – with the French painter and former model Sophie Brussaux.

Full Name:Aubrey Drake Graham
Known As:Drake
Born:October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario
Occupation:Rapper, Actor
Net Worth:$250 Million

Career

His role as Jimmy Brooks on the CTV adolescent drama Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2008) helped Drake achieve popularity.

Later he decided to pursue a career in music, releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006. Also, he released the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009) no too long before joining Young Money Entertainment.

Thank Me Later (2010), Take Care (2011), and Nothing Was the Same (2013), Drake’s first three studio albums, were all critically acclaimed and catapulted him to the top of the hip-hop world.

His fourth album, Views (2016), incorporated dancehall influences and featured the chart-topping lead single One Dance. It was the first male artist’s album to top the Billboard 200 list for 13 consecutive weeks in over ten years.

The Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles God’s Plan, Nice for What, and In My Feelings were included on Drake’s double album Scorpion, which was released in 2018.

Nine songs from Certified Lover Boy (2021), Drake’s highly anticipated sixth album, made the Hot 100’s top 10. Drake’s seventh, house-inspired album, Honestly, Nevermind, as well as his first joint album, were both released in 2022.

Drake is one of the best-selling musicians in the world, with over 170 million albums sold, and the RIAA has certified him as the top digital singles artist in the country.

In addition to 34 Billboard Music Awards, he has also received four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, two Brit Awards, and three Juno Awards.

Drake Net Worth and How He Achieved It

Drake net worth is approximately $250 million. He amassed his fortune mainly by working as a singer, rapper, actor, composer.

When Drake was 15 years old, a childhood friend’s father helped him get a part on the venerable Canadian adolescent drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He portrayed Jimmy Brooks in the show.

He was being paid $50,000 a year for the show.

Fast forward to today, Drake is considered one of the most prominent and influential figures in hip-hop and the music industry. A Drake performance often brings about $1 million per concert.

The artist has supported numerous well-known brands throughout the years, most notably Sprite, Burger King, Whataburger, Nike, and Apple.

Drake agreed to a $19 million exclusivity deal with Apple in 2015 – when Apple Music launched.

He also established his own record company, OVO Sound, in 2012; Warner Bros Records is the label’s distributor.

OVO Sound currently represents the music of artists including PartyNextDoor, Majid Jordan, Kash Doll, and producers like Boi-1da, Future the Prince, Mike Zombie, and others in addition to Drake.

He serves as the Toronto Raptors’ “global ambassador” and holds an annual Drake Night with the team.

Virginia Black, Drake’s brand of whiskey using bourbon as its base, was introduced in 2016. In the first week after the launch, the business sold 4,000 bottles. 30,000 units more were sold by the company later in the year.

This business significantly contributes to Drake net worth.

Drake on Social Media

On Instagram, Drake has 125 Million followers and he usually posts images of himself with friends and pictures of his concerts.

On Twitter, Drake has 39.9 Million followers and he usually posts videos of his music and from his record company OVO.

Drake Quotes

“Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.”

“When I’m writing, I’m thinking about how the songs are going to play live. Fifty bars of rap don’t translate onstage. No matter how potent the music, you lose the crowd. They want a hook; they want to sing your stuff back to you.”

“Surface R&B doesn’t work any more. The whole heartthrob thing, songs about unrealistic love and tearing your shirt off every show – that’s not really where it’s at any more. It’s becoming harder for those guys to sell records, and harder for them to succeed.”

Source: Brainy Quote

Key Takeaways from Drake Career

Don’t give up on your dreams

Drake is an accomplished musician, and he’s been in the game for a long time, always delivering great music.

That did not stop him from pushing on and founding a record company, OVO Sound.

This shows that no matter the success that we might achieve, we should not stop there. Instead, we should keep pursuing new, goals and keep challenging ourselves.

Be honest and do your best in every situation

Drake once said:

“Perfection to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.”

What we need to learn from this, is that in every situation in life we need to do the best we can in order to approach the situation.

If the result is not the best one, at least we gave it all and we should feel satisfied with ourselves. 

Don’t limit your talent

Drake started acting in the show “Degrassi” and then he jumped from acting to music. It was clear from the beginning that he had that music talent and he just needed to show it.

It’s the same for us, we might have more than one talent, so it’s important to show to the world – and most importantly, to ourselves – our skills; you never know who you are going to impress, and it could change your life.

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