Killer Mike who is officially known as Michael Render is an American actor, rapper and activist. He is Grind Time Official Records’ founder. It was launched through the Fontana Distribution and the SMC Recordings.
Presently, Mike as a solo artist has five albums. His debut was in the LP titled Stankonia by Outkast in 2000. He appeared in one of the album’s singles called Snapping & Trapping. Then, in the Big Boi and Dre Present…Outkast. In the second time, Killer appeared in the song named The Whole World. Keep reading to know more about Killer Mike’s net worth in 2018.
Killer Mike Early Life
Killer Mike was born in 1972 on 20th April as Michal Render. His birthplace was Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America. He has kept the information about his personal life away from the public domain. Killer has a wife known as Shana Render. The two have been married since 2006.
Mike joined Morehouse College. His stay there was brief, but it is there met both Big Boi of Outkast and The Beat Bullies.
Killer Mike Career, Awards & Achievement
Killer’s debut appearance was in Stankonia’s single called Snapping & Trapping by Outkast. The following year, he made another appearance in their single titled The Whole World. That same year, he appeared in Jay-Z’s album, The Blueprint 2 in its single titled Popping Tags.
His debut album called Monster was released in 2003. Two of its singles were Akshon as well as A. D. I. D. A. S. Having been recorded in 2005, the conflict between Big Boi and Sony Records delayed the release of his second album titled Ghetto Extraordinary. It was released three years later as a mix tape. In 2006, Killer released I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind as his second official album.
Cartoon Network introduced Mike to El-P who is a rapper and a producer in 2011. He produced Killer’s album known as R.A.P. Music the following year. Mike was also a guest on Butane song and the album, Cancer 4 Cure both by El-P. They later formed a duo which they gave the name Run the Jewels. On 26th June 2013, they released an eponymous album. The following year on 28th October, they released their second one called Run the Jewels 2. A third one named Run the Jewels 3 was released in 2016 on 24th December.
As an actor, Mike has portrayed characters in three films. They are Idlewild, 20 Funerals and ATL. Between 2006 and 2008, he voiced the character of Taqu’il in Frisky Dingo cartoon. Also, a Boost Mobile phone in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
On 1st November 2011, he and his wife Shana opened a barbershop. It Is located in Atlanta, Georgia and bears the name Graffitis SWAG.
Mike is an activist who focuses on police brutality, social equality and systemic racism.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003, Mike together with Outkast won a Grammy Award.
Net Worth of Killer Mike
Killer Mike has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. His primary source of income is music career. Mike has made money from the sales of his album either as a solo artist or a duo. Some musicians have also featured him in their songs. His other source is the portraying of various characters in different films. Besides that, he and his wife own a barbershop.
Killer has many occupations. They include songwriting, singing, rapping, record producing and acting. In addition to that, he is an activist. Mike has been active since 1995. He has five solo albums and compilation. Artists such as Jay-Z have also featured Killer. Also, he and El-P formed a duo named Run the Jewel which has released three albums so far.