Kodak Black, real name Dieuson Octave, is an American rapper and singer who came into the spotlight after releasing “Can I” which entered the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The immensely popular rapper has amassed a net worth of around $600 Thousand as of February 2020. He was recognized for his excellent musical talents as his song Bodak Yellow was nominated for Best Rap Song at the Grammy in 2017.
Began Career At The Age Of 12: How Much He Earns?
The main source of his income is his career as a rapper and singer. Some other sources have also claimed that he is worth $750,000 but this data has not been confirmed.
Although the exact figures of his salary are not available, PayScale reports that the average musician earns $39 thousand per year.
This figure can differ and the earnings may range from $20 thousand to $205 thousand.
Black’s career started when he was just 12 years old. His first group in the rap industry was called Brutal Youngnz. After this, he joined The Kolyons and by the end of 2013, he had already released a mixtape.
His career really took off after Drake shared a video of him singing Kodak’s song “Skrt”. Then he got a deal from Atlantic Records and announced that he might do a tour with Lil Uzi Vert in May 2016 but never performed.
He released his first studio album Painting Pictures on March 31, 2017, which reached the 3rd position on the Billboard 200 charts. He also released the studio album Dying to Live in 2018.
Charity And Philanthropy
Black is a passionate philanthropist and has donated huge sums of money to various charitable organizations. The list of his donations is given below
|Jack and Jill Children’s center||$10,000|
|To Give Unprivileged Children A Party On Christmas||$5,000|
|Family of Killed In Action Officer Terrence Carraway||$2,500|
|Gekyume (Late rapper XXXTentacion’s son)||$50,000|
He allegedly donated $50,000 to XXXTentacion’s son Gekyume after his longtime friend was murdered in 2018.
Trouble With The Law: Rape Allegations & Prisons
In February 2016, Kodak Black was arrested for allegedly “ripping off the clothes, biting and raping” a nurse who had followed him to his hotel room after a performance.
The rapper paid the bond of $100,000 to go free but was later got into trouble with the authorities after violating probation and house arrest rules.
Additionally, an organizer also filed a lawsuit against the rapper after he did not show for a concert. The promoter claimed that his failure to show caused him $500,000 in losses.
He was also arrested for illegal possession of marijuana on April 17, 2019 at US Customs while trying to enter United States from Canada & had to pay either $40,000 or $20,000 bail.
The musician’s legal troubles did not stop there as he was charged with lying on government forms and had to pay $500,000 as bail. The rapper used his $600,000 house to pay the bond and was set free.
In February 2020, he appealed against a 46 month prison sentence in court.
Kodak Black was born Dieuson Octave on June 11, 1997, in Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S. to Marcelene Octave. He grew up in the Golden Acres projects, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.
He was put in an elementary school and also went to middle school, but was more interested as a rapper from an early age. The rapper got his GED while serving time in prison in June 2018.
Black’s relationship status is unknown as of February 2020 and is allegedly single at the moment.