Questlove who is officially known as Ahmir Khalib Thompson is an American musician. He is best known as the band called The Roots. He is one of the producers and a founding member of Hamilton and Okayplayer, respectively. Ahmir is the founder of Okayafrica as well. Let’s find out how much is Questlove’s net worth in 2018.
Questlove Early Life
Questlove was born in 1971 on 20th January to Lee Andrews and Jacqueline Thompson. His birthplace was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. He has a sister by the name Donn T.
He attended Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Some classmates were Christine McBride, Joey Defrancesco, Boyz II Men, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Amel Larrieux. The people mentioned above have ventured into the music industry. Later, Questlove joined Settlement Music School for both composition and jazz classes.
Khalib has successfully kept his dating life a secret.
He, Malik B, Josh Abrams and Tariq Trotter and Scott Storch formed a band called the Roots. Questlove took care of both percussion and drums. On the other hand, Scott and Leonard were on keyboards and bass, respectively. In 1994, Leonard Hubbard replaced Abrams.
In 1993, Relativity Records released an album called Organix. Then, they released Illadelph Halflife and Do You Want More?
Courtesy of the single You Got Me, the Roots’ album titled Things Fall Apart was a success.
Questlove was the executive produce for albums such as Fantastic, Electric Circus, Voodoo and Like Water for Chocolate. He appeared on the song Fade to Black by Jay-Z in 2004. Another such appearance was with artists such as Iggy Pop, Little Richard, Madonna and Bootsy Collins. They all appeared on the Motorola ROKR phone’s advert in 2005.
The following year, he made his debut film appearance in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party and Chappelle’s Show. He together with Antonio Gonzalez produced The Maniac Agenda in 2007. That same year, he, John Paul Jones and Ben Harper participated in Bonnaroo Super Jam. It was held on 16th June of the year.
At first, he and his bandmates worked for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They then left it for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Questlove is also an author. He has written many books so far.
In the film industry, he has been an actor, executive producer, composer, executive music producer or himself. The films include Brooklyn Babylon and Bamboozled in the 2000s. Others include Finding the Funk, TopFive, Street Time; Nickelodeon Presents History and Heritage, Parks and Recreation and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac among others. Questlove has also voice acted in The Cleveland Show and Empire. The man has been himself in The Jim Gaffigan Show and Top Chef.
Awards & Achievement
In 2014 and 2015, Questlove received a Shorty Award for best musician. In the former year, he had won another one for best singer. He received a Grammy Award together with the other members of the Roots courtesy of the Hamilton album.
Net Worth of Questlove
Questlove has an estimated net worth of about $18 million. Khalib’s primary source of income is his music career. He has been a member of the Roots hence receives a share of the sales of their many hit albums. Questlove earns by portraying characters in films or voicing them. Another source is his appearance in other bands or with artists.
Questlove is the professional name of Ahmir Khalib Thompson. He is a jack of all trades, especially in the music industry. First, he is an award-winning singer. Also, he is a DJ, actor, songwriter, and producer among others. He is best known as a member of the band called the Roots.