Grammy Winning Rapper Kendrick Lamar Is A Millionaire

Kendrick Lamar, an American rapper, the recipient of the 13-Grammy Awards, owns the gigantic net worth of $75 million. Professional since 2004, Lamar’s journey from childhood poverty to a millionaire, is indeed the inspiration to all.

Currently signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, Lamar has released 4 albums so far, all being hits, among which, good kid, m.A.A.d city and DAMN. got 2-time Platinum certification.

Journey To Million Dollars Fortune: Income Sources & Album Sales

Among the prominent figures in the music industry, the American rapper Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is active in his career for over 14 years. Reportedly, his career earnings sum up a total of $139 million (updated up to 2018).

As of July 2022, Kendrick Lamar owns the overall net worth of $75 million including his revenue from album sales, tours & concerts.

Back in 2015, Lamar’s fortune recorded $33 million, resulting with over $22 million growth in 3 years; i.e, the increment by 40%.

To Pimp a Butterfly Made $941,411 Within 24 Hours of Release

Well, his album To Pimp a Butterfly, topped the Billboard200 in 2015, which sold over 1 million that year. For a fact, the album earned $941,411 in one day.

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Some of the hit-songs of Lamar includes m.A.A.d city, Swimming Pools (Drank), Hiiipower, Money Tress, Humble and many others.

He Charges $334,949 For a Verse as a Guest

Along with his revenue from the sales of his songs and albums, Kendrick;s another source of income is guest versus.

While the normal feature cost for any other celebrity is around $200,969, Kendrick charges $334,949 for a verse which is a huge amount.

His Net Worth Throughout The Years

1. 2011- $5.7 million

2. 2012- $12.3 million

3. 2013- $18.7 million

4. 2014- $33 million

Well, in 2018, Lamar made $58 million and was listed #37 in Forbes’ Celebrity 100. In 2017, his earnings was $30 million.

Similarly, in 2019, he was again listed by Forbes in the 95th position with an earning of $38.5 million, coming in a single year.

Starting his journey from mixtapes, Lamar came to prominence after releasing his first studio album Section. 80 in 2011.

Then in 2012, he released his second album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which debuted 2nd in the US Billboard 200, and eventually earned the Platinum Certificate. Kendrick’s album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Award.

His fourth album Damn became the first non-classical and non-jazz album to win Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Well, Kendrick states Snoop Dogg  and DMX, as his influence. Moreover, his top-5 favorite rappers are Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Nas, and Eminem.

Albums Sales & Earnings

Albums Sales Earnings
Section. 80 (released in 2011) 500,000 units sold $4.74 million
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012) 1.72 million units $10.4 million
To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) Over 1 million units $9.89 million
DAMN. (2017) 3,137,000 units sold $43.33 million

Did You Know? Kendrick curated the track for the soundtrack for the 2018 Marvel film Black Panther featuring Chadwick Boseman (superhero Black Panther) ; the movie made gross collection of $1.347 billion.  

Endorsement, Concerts & YouTube Income

Alongside his album sales, Kendrick Lamar earns a lot from his endorsements.

In August 2017, he signed with Nike and currently endorses Cortez sneaker, though the contract detail is yet to be out. Moreover, he has endorsement deals with Airbnb, American Express, Beats By Dre, and Calvin Klein.

Back then, Lamar had a long relationship with Reebok from 2014 to 2017, worth $5 million.

Well, as reported, Kendrick earned $1 million per stop in his 36-venue The Damn Tour and sold the concert tickets of 450,000. The tour became one of the highest grossing tour amassing over $41.4 million.

Lamar’s net worth also gets aids from his YouTube channel too. His channel KendrickLamarVEVO has over 7 million subscribers and 2.3 billion views. His annual salary from YouTube ranges from $107,200 – $1.7 million.

Instagram Followers & Revenue

Kendrick Lamar is an avid user of Instagram and has over 9.5 million followers as of March 2019. With his Instagram sponsored posts, Lamar earns around $18,872 – $31,454.

Kendrick Lamar
Source: YouTube

He is also active on Twitter with followers 11.6 million.

Top Dawg Entertainment

After Lamar’s deal with Warner/Chappell Music began to expire in January 2018, the Top Dawg Entertainment, who represents the rapper’s catalogue was seeking for an estimated range of $20 million-$40 million.

Later, in April 2019, the Humble singer inked a long-term deal with BMI records, however, is yet to open up the deal value.

Kendrick Lamar’s Assets, Lifestyle, Expenses

With such a vast net worth, Lamar surely does have a luxurious lifestyle and naturally huge expenses, notably on buying houses & cars.

Without a doubt, he owns a jaw-dropping property empire. Back in late 2017, Lamar bought a 5,433-square-feet home in Calabasas for $2.65 million.

The property featuring six-bedroom and six-bathrooms was in the market in 2017 summer for $2.89 million, but dropped to $2.79 million, before the American rapper negotiated for $140,000 less the asking price.

For a fact, the million dollars’ worth mansion is for investment; so, where does he live? Kendrick currently lives in his condo in LA.

Not quite harsh to say him a business minded, so does his song “How Much a Dollar Cost” points on.

Also, he owns $523,00 worth Eastvale, California home, spread on 3,529-square-feet, built in 2006. Reportedly, he purchased the three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms house with a pool for his parents.

Cars Collection

Most often we see Kendrick featuring many luxury cars in his music videos, which he does own in his real life too.

Lamar’s first car was a 1992 Cadillac Seville worth $6,000. And after a million dollars shower, his car collection has reached a total of over $450,000.

  • Range Rover Sport -$100,000
  • 1964 Chevrolet Impala- $30,000
  • Mercedes G-Class- $150,000
  • BMW i8- $150,000 (Featured in song LOYALTY. ft. Rihanna)

In June 2017, Kendrick Lamar broke the internet after he bought his younger sister Kayla Duckworth a brand-new Toyota Camry (worth around $30,000) as a graduation present.

Some fans got in rage, stating the gift was not much expensive, as the sister of millionaire rapper should deserve.

In 2015, Lamar opened up about his darkest secret, stating his battle with depression. Raised in poverty, he went on his struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts since his early days.

He discussed the issue when talking about his song “u” from 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015.

Does He Have An Insurance?

For now, the Grammy-winning rapper is yet to disclose about his insurance, however, he surely has basic health, body, and property insurance.

He might have multi-million insurance as many celebrities do.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo- Leg Insurance ($144 million)
  • David Beckham (body)- $70 million
  • Kim Kardashian (Buttocks)- $3 million

Charitable Personality: Donations & Funds

Kendrick is an active social worker alongside being one of the greatest rappers. Apart from luxury, Lamar also spends his money on charity. Back in 2013, he donated $50,000 to his highs school for the improvement of music facility.

Moreover, his charitable works include his association with American Red Cross, DWC Charities (Downtown Women’s Center), Get Schooled Foundation, Global Poverty Project, Habitat for Humanity, and Project RISHI ((Rural India Social and Health Improvement).

Thus, Kendrick Lamar was named the California State Senate’s 35th Generational Icon.

Kendrick Lamar’s Age, Height, Family, Relationship, Dating & Girlfriend

Lamar was born on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California and grew up alongside younger sister Kayla Duckworth. His birthname Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was an honor from his mother Paula Oliver to the American singer Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations.

Well, his father Kenny Duckworth was a member of street gang Gangster Disciples. Unlike his father, Lamar chose different path, as he moved up to rap career.

The American rapper attended McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center and later enrolled at Centennial High School in Compton.

Age & Height

As of July 2022, Kendrick Lamar’s age is 35 and has a height of 5 ft. 5 inches (165 cm).

Relationship Status: Who Is Kendrick Lamar Dating?

Well, Kendrick Lamar is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend-turned-fiance Whitney Alford. The duo are high school sweet hearts and got engaged in April 2015, after 10 year of dating.

For a fact, the couple is yet to get married, also has not opened about any wedding plans.

Kendrick Lamar and his fiance Whitney are also proud parents of a daughter. They welcomed a baby girl, their first child together, on July 26, 2019.

Further detail on their daughter is yet to be out.