Andre 3000 is a well-known American rapper who is best known to be a part of the hip-hop duo Outkast. He is also a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and record producer. He has appeared in a number of films and television shows. With Outkast, he has released six studio albums and 32 singles. Let’s find out how much is Andre 3000’s net worth in 2018.
Andre 3000 Early Life
André Lauren Benjamin, better known by his stage name of “Andre 3000” was born on May 27, 1965, in Atlanta, Georgia to his parents Lawrence Harvey Walker and Sharon Benjamin-Hodo.
He grew up in various locations in Georgia and has attended many schools including Tri-Cities High School and Northside High School. He was interested in music from a young age and formed the Outkast when he was still in high school.
He was in a relationship with Erykah Badu in 1996. He has also dated Keisha Spivey, Vashtie Kola, Joi, Da Brat, Rezonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, and Shannyn Sossamon. In 2008, he was in a relationship with Tiffany Limos. Andre has a son named Seven Sirius Benjamin with Erykah Badu who was born in November 1997.
Andre 3000 Career
When still in high school, Andre teamed up with Antwan “Big Boi” Patton to form the Outkast. Soon they were signed to the record label LaFace. In 1994, the duo released their debut album entitled ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.’ The album peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. R&B charts.
In 1996, Outkast released its second album called ‘ATLiens.’ It peaked at No. 1 on the R&B charts and became a platinum-certified album. This was followed by ‘Aquemini’ in 1998.
In 2000, the album ‘Stankonia’ was released. They released the album ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ in 2003. It was a certified diamond album. Their last studio album called ‘Idlewild’ was released in 2006. They have also released 32 singles, 1 compilation album, and 1 video album.
As a solo artist, Andre has released 26 singles. Some of his popular singles include “Millionaire,” “Royal Flush,” “what a Job,” and “Green Light.”
Andre made his film debut by appearing in the 2003 film ‘Hollywood Homicide.’ He then went on to appear in the films ‘Scary Movie 4’, ‘Semi-Pro,’ ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side,’ ‘Revolver,’ and ‘Be Cool.’
His television roles include ‘Class of 3000’ and ‘The Shield.’ He has also launched his clothing line called “Benjamin Bixby.”
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Andre was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award in the category for Best Male Lead. He has won six Grammy Awards out of 22 nominations. The Outkast has also won four American Music Awards, five BET Awards, and three MTV Europe Music Awards. Other awards won by him include Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
Net Worth of Andre 3000
Andre 3000 has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. He made this fortune from the sale of his albums. His albums have sold over 25 million records across the world. Part of his wealth also comes from his acting career. Together, with the Outkast, he has sold millions of records and has also lent his voice in a video game. He has also endorsed many brands including Styler and is the owner of the Stone Mountain House worth $4 million.
Andre 3000 is considered one of the most popular rappers in the world. He found considerable success after being a part of the duo the Outkast. He has also found success in acting. The Outkast is considered one of the most successful hip-hop groups ever. Till 2014, he was a vegetarian and was voted as the ‘World’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity’ by PETA.