|Name||Aubrey Drake Graham|
|Net Worth||$170 Million|
|Salary||$70 Million per year|
|Date of Birth||October 24, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Residence||Hidden Hills, California, U.S.|
|Famous For||Degrassi: The Next Generation
Highly successful rap albums
Drake is a Canadian rapper, actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He first came to mainstream consciousness for his role as Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star that became disabled after he was shot by one of his classmates. He then skyrocketed to success as a rap star, starting with debut single “Over”.
Drake—whose birth name is Aubrey Drake Graham—was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to an African American father and a Jewish Canadian mother. He holds a dual citizenship for Canada and the United States of America. Drake attended Jewish day school in his youth and formally celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in a religious service.
He attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute then Vaughan Road Academy. He was often bullied in school for his religious and biracial background. He then dropped out of school due to his burgeoning acting career. He graduated later on in October 2012.
Dennis Graham is Drake’s father and is an African American Catholic who worked as a drummer alongside Jerry Lee Lewis. Sandra Graham (nee Sher) is an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian who worked as a florist and English teacher. His parents divorced when he was 5 years of age.
Before Drake became a massive rap superstar, he was first a child actor who appeared in “Degrassi: The Next Generation” which is a Canadian teen drama. He played disabled basketball star Jimmy Brooks there from Season 1 to 7, with guest appearances in 2008. His music career began in February 2006, releasing his “Room for Improvement” mixtape via his MySpace page and website.
In 2008, Li’l Wayne heard Drake’s music via Jas Prince and invited Drake to fly to Houston and tour with him. Drake then signed with Li’l Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. Afterwards, Drake became one of the most powerful and successful forces in hip-hop. He worked with the biggest anmes in the industry, such as Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Kanye West.
How Does Drake Make Money?
Drake first made money as an actor in TV shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation. However, he really hit his stride in moneymaking by becoming a hugely successful rap artist, starting with his debut song “Over” up until his latest number 1 hit song “In My Feelings” and beyond.
He also sold 20 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide as well as makes a million per concert. Furthermore, he’s an entrepreneur who has investments in Apple Music and OVO Sound as well as endorsement deals.
Drake primarily makes money off of his songs and albums, which include the following.
- Thank Me Later (2010)
- Take Care (2011)
- Nothing Was the Same (2013)
- Views (2016)
- Scorpion (2018)
He also headlined or co-headlined the following profitable tours.
- America’s Most Wanted Tour (with Young Money) (2009)
- Away from Home Tour (2010)
- Club Paradise Tour (2012)
- Would You Like a Tour? (2013–2014)
- Drake vs. Lil Wayne (with Lil Wayne) (2014)
- Jungle Tour (2015; six date promotional tour)
- Summer Sixteen Tour (with Future) (2016)
- Boy Meets World Tour (2017)
- Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour (with Migos) (2018)
- Assassination Vacation Tour (2019)
He’d also earned money acting, voice-acting, cameoing, guest-starring, or producing in the following shows and films.
- “Degrassi: The Next Generation” as Jimmy Brookes (145 episodes; 2001-2007)
- “Breakaway” as Himself/Cameo (2011)
- “Ice Age: Continental Drift” as Ethan (voice; 2012)
- “Punk’d” as Himself (Episode: Drake/Kim Kardashian; 2012)
- “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” as Ron Burgundy Fan/Cameo (2013)
- “Saturday Night Live” as Himself/Host/Musical Guest (2011; 2014; 2016)
- “The Carter Effect” as Himself (Documentary; also Executive Producer; 2017)
- “The Shop” as Himself (Episode 2; 2018)
- “Euphoria” (Executive Producer; 2019)
He made numerous investments and stakes in the following companies and brands.
- Apple Music
- Virginia Back Whiskey
- Toronto Raptors
- OVO Sound
He does endorsements for a multitude of brands such as the following.
- Burger King
His pre-tax earnings are at $94 million from June 2016 to June 2017 thanks to a combination of endorsement deals and business partnerships.
Net Worth From 2010 – 2019
- In 2012, Drake’s net worth was $25 million.
- In 2013, Drake’s net worth was $30 million.
- In 2014, Drake’s net worth was $45 million.
- In 2015, Drake’s net worth was $75 million.
- In 2016, Drake’s net worth was $85 million.
- In 2017, Drake’s net worth was $90 million.
- In 2018, Drake’s net worth was $100 million.
- In 2019, Drake’s net worth was $170 million.
Drake’s net worth for 2010 and net worth for 2011 aren’t archived. However, he did still make $10 million in 2010 and $11 million in 2011. He has made a total of $308 million from his entire career so far.
How Much Does Drake Make In A Day?
Drake has made $383 million in career earnings since 2010. He also makes $70 million per year. This means that he makes about $191,781 a day. His highest-grossing year, 2017, had him make $95 million that year or $260,274 a day. His lowest grossing year, 2010, had him make $10 million that year or $27,397 a day.
Houses And Cars Of Drake
Although originally hailing from Canada, Drake currently resides at a $7.7 million palatial mansion in Hidden Hills, California since 2012. Named the YOLO Estate, it features multiple residences inside thee property, including a 12,000-square-foot house, a 2,000-square-foot party house, equestrian stables, a 25-person movie theater, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and one of the largest privately owned pools in the United States’ West Coast.
After buying property extensions and renovations, Drake eventually ended up owning $25 million worth of real estate. As for Drake’s cars, they include the Bugatti Veyron, Bentley Continental GTC V8, Brabus 850 6.0 BiTurbo Coupe, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Rolls-Royce Phantom, McLaren 675LT, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Maybach 62 S, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley Mulsanne, and Mercedes-Maybach Pullman.
3 Success Lessons From Drake
1. Success Begets Success
In light of how Drake handled his career, the main takeaway from his rising star and net worth is that the best way to build your fortune is to have an entrepreneurial spirit. On top of having a successful music career, he has also made numerous investments and endorsement deals. He’s indeed the epitome of the truism, “success begets success”.
2. Use Your Resources Wisely
Aside from being the highest-certified digital singles artist ever, he also represents the voice of the Millennial Generation. He has a grip of current technology and has used it to its utmost in order to better market himself. It also helps that he first gained his fame by being a star of the hit show Degrassi.
3. Diversify Your Fortune
Many entrepreneurs and celebrities should take note of how Drake diversified his fortune with smart investments so that he isn’t just wholly dependent on his music career and endorsements.
5 Famous Drake Quotes
Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.
Life can always change, you have to adjust.
I’m trying to do better than good enough.
Everybody has an addiction, mine happens to be success.