Lupe Fiasco is a well-known rapper from America who is also an entrepreneur and record producer. He rose to prominence after releasing his debut album called ‘Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor’ in 2006. Following that, Fiasco went on to release many albums and singles.
He is the CEO of 1st and 15th Entertainment. Lupe Fiasco has won many awards and nominations in his career. Now let’s have a close look on Lupe Fiasco’s net worth in 2018.
Lupe Fiasco Early Life
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known as “Lupe Fiasco” was born on February 16, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois to his parents Gregory and Shirley. He was raised as a Muslim.
He went to Thornton Township High School and used to participate in the Academic Decathlon competitions. He began rapping when he was in his eighth grade, after listening to an album by Nas.
He was influenced by music from a young age, and together with Bishop G., Fiasco used to perform on stage. In his earlier days, he used to be known as “Lu the Underdog” and “Little Lu”.
Lupe Fiasco was dating model Dani Evans in 2013. He was influenced to music by Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, AZ, Gang Starr, Q-Tip, and Nas. He is also a philanthropist and has released music for charity.
Lupe Fiasco Career
At the age of 18, Lupe Fiasco started creating music in the basement of his father. He became a member of the group Da Pak when he was 19. They released a single and split up. Later, he got a deal with Atlantic Records with the help of Jay Z.
In September 2006, he released his solo studio album called ‘Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor’. A year later, he released the album ‘Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool’. It went on to sell over one million records worldwide and became a gold-certified album.
His third album called ‘Lasers’ was released in March 2011. This was followed by ‘Food & Liquor II’ in 2012. In 2015, Fiasco released the album ‘Tetsuo & Youth’. His last studio album entitled ‘Drogas Light’ was released in February 2017.
Lupe Fiasco has also released 7 soundtracks, 6 mixtapes, and 36 music videos. He has done three promotional tours in his career. Some of his popular singles include “I Gotcha”, “Paris, Tokyo”, “Out of My Head”, “Battle Scars”, “Old School Love”, “The Show Goes On”, “Kick, Push”, and “Words I Never Said”.
Awards & Achievements
In 2008, Lupe Fiasco won the Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. He is the winner of the 2006 AOL Music Award. He has been nominated three times for the Teen Choice Awards. In 2009, he won the USA’s Character Approved Award. He was nominated for the Urban Music Awards in 2009. He is also the winner of the MTV2 Awards in 2006. Other nominations received by him include NAACP Image Award, Soul Train Music Awards, MOBO Awards, and BET Awards.
Net Worth of Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco has an estimated net worth of more than $14 million. He inherited this fortune from the sale of his albums. He has successfully released any albums and singles in his career. Part of this wealth also comes from his business venture. He is the CEO of ‘1st and 15th Entertainment’. In 2005, he became the founder of the company Righteous Kung-Fu. He also runs the fashion line ‘Trilly & Truly’. He has also done endorsement deals with Reebok and DGK Skateboards.
Lupe Fiasco is considered one of the most popular rappers in the world. He has released six studio albums in his career. He also found considerable success by venturing into other businesses. He is an avid video game fan and loves fighting games. He also raised awareness for potable water.