Kendrick Lamar Net Worth
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper and songwriter who has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He rose into prominence in 2010 after his first retail release “Overly Dedicated”. He was born on June 17, 1987 in Compton, California and attended Centennial High School where he was a straight-A Student. At the age of eight, he witnessed his idols Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre in hit single “California Love”. In 2003, when he was 16 years old, he released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled “Youngest Head Nigga In Charge”, under the pseudonym of K-Dot. His released mixtape led him to get a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He recorded with the label and subsequently released 26 track mixtape two years later titled “Training Day” in 2005.
On September 2010, Lamar released the visuals for “P&P 1.5”, a song taken from Overly Dedicated, which feature his Black Hippy cohort Ab-Soul. On the same date, he released Overly Dedicated to digital retailers under Top Dawg Entertainment and later on September 23, released it for free online. The project flared well enough to enter the US Billboard Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums Chart on Number 72. In July 2011, he released Section.80, his first independent album which sold around 78,000 digital copies in its first week of release. From the total sale of the mixtape, he earned around $80,000. Lamar signed a new deal with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment in 2012. Under the new deal, he released his album “good kid, m.A.A.d city”. With a combined selling of 1.22 million copies, he earned $1.3 million. Following the positive reviews, the studio album debut at number two in US. In an interval of time, the album was certified gold by RIAA. Similarly after nine month of release of good kid, m.A.A.d city, it was certified platinum by RIAA. Lamar released his third album titled “i” in September 23, 2014. The album made him to win Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at 57th Grammy Awards. His another album “To Pimp a Butterfly” was released on March 2015 which peaked atop at US Billboard 200 selling 324,000 copies in first week. The album earned him around $2.5 million. Hence, his major portion of net worth comes through his musical career. Apart from his solo appearance, he featured on official remix of Taylor Swift’s song “Bad Blood”.
The endorsement deal provide him estimated $5 million to Kendrick Lamar net worth sum. His biggest endorsement deal to date is a high power sneaker deal with Reebok. He also signed a lucrative deal with Beats by Dr. Dre. These and other deals has added $1 million to his net worth. Similarly, his sponsorship and featuring programs provides him $312,500. As a growing artist in musical industry, the total worth of Kendrick Lamar net worth is estimated to be increasing in coming years.
Things to know about Kendrick Lamar
Full Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Date of Birth: 17th June, 1987
Kendrick Lamar in Facebook: 8.7M Fans in Facebook
Kendrick Lamar in Twitter: 9.47M Followers in Twitter
Kendrick Lamar in Instagram: 8M Followers in Instagram
Kendrick Lamar Net Worth: $18 Million