Wale is a popular rapper from the United States who has released several albums in his career. He rose to prominence after releasing the single “Dig Dug” in 2006. He has received several awards and nominations and has also endorsed a product. Wale has released five albums and was signed with Interscope Records. The rapper has released 46 singles, 41 music videos, 11 mixtapes, and two compilation albums. Here is a quick summary of Wale’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Wale Early Life
Wale’s real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, and he was born in Washington, D.C. on 21 September 1984. He is of Nigerian descent, and he grew up in Washington.
He completed his schooling in 2002 from Gaithersburg, Maryland’s Quince Orchard High School. He also enrolled at the Virginia State University. He has received a football scholarship from various universities. He has been an ardent fan of football and has got a tattoo of Chris Cooley.
Wale has been in a relationship with Claudia Alexis Jourdan. In 2016, they became the parents of Zyla Moon Oluwakemi. Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe is his cousin. His first song was for a radio entitled “Rhyme of the Century”.
Wale’s musical style has been described as “raw, percussion-driven sprout of disco”.
Wale started his career by releasing many singles in his career. His mixtape ‘Paint a Picture’ was released in 2005. The following year he released ‘hate Is the New Love’. It was followed by the mixtapes ‘100 Miles & Recording’ and ‘The Mixtape About Nothing’.
He went on to release several mixtapes, and his most recent mixtape was ‘Before I Shine’ in 2017. In 2009, his first studio album ‘Attention Deficit’ was released. After a gap of two years, he released ‘Ambition’. His No. 1 US album ‘The Gifted’ was released in 2013.
In 2015, Wale came up with the album ‘The Album About Nothing’. His fifth studio album ‘Shine’ became available from April 2017. He has also released four collaboration albums with the ‘Self Made’ series.
As a lead artist, Wale has released many singles. He successfully released “Chillin’” with Lady Gaga in 2009. In the same year, he released “Pretty Girls” along with Gucci Mane. He also teamed up with Rick Ross and Jeremih for the song “That Way”. With Miguel came up with the song “Lotus Flower Bomb”.
His most recent single was “Saint Laurent” along with DJ Slink. He has appeared as a featured artist for various other artists. These include “No Hands” for Waka Flocka Flame, “Coffee” for Miguel, “Work” for Iggy Azalea, “Bounce It” for Juicy J, and “Bad Ass” for Kid Ink.
Awards & Achievements
Wale won the 2012 BET Award for Best Collaboration. He received a nomination for the 2013 Grammy Awards and had won a Soul Train Award. He was nominated for the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards and has also won a BET Hip Hop Award. He is the winner of the Nigeria Entertainment Award of 2010.
Net Worth of Wale
Wale has an estimated net worth of more than $6 million. He inherited this wealth by being active in his career for a long time. He has released several albums and singles in his career. He has successfully released various mixtapes. Wale has also launched a product called Bottle Rocket along with Ruvilla and ASICS in 2015. He won awards before he released his studio album. He rose to fame in no time and has also released various music videos.
Wale is one of the most renowned rappers in the world. He has released many singles which found a place on the Billboard charts. He was also the managing artist of Roc Nation, which is a recording label of Jay Z. He is still active in his career and has got many fans across the world.