How much is Big Sean worth?
|Net Worth:||$22 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 25, 1988 (age 34)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
About Big Sean
Big Sean is a rapper from Detroit and one of the most iconic artists to come out of Detroit since the great Eminem in the 1990s. Some people may think Big Sean only got popular because he got featured with Kanye West, yet he was very popular even before he did any of that. He has released a few albums, most of which have been successful.
Along with that, he has collaborated with major sportwear brands such as Adidas and Puma. Not only creating unique looking clothes, but producing his Detroit Player line of sneakers. Sneakers that people can wear for sports or their everyday life. His singles such as “Bounce Back” and “I don’t F with U” have made him mainstream.
Big Sean got his start making mixtapes that people who were already into hip hop went wild over. He had a real talent for it, with his flow and creative lyrics. He was very assertive about getting his name in the spotlight and would do freestyles on TV. Eventually, one day in Austin, TX he was able to meet Kanye and freestyle in front of him. He was very impressed and seeing Big Sean had a lot of raw potential, ended up featuring him in the track, Mercy. Since then the artists have collaborated again in All Your Fault as well including Drake in Blessings.
In 2011, he would produce his Finally Famous album to moderate reception. The people who had been following him from the beginning enjoyed the work that he produced, but none of the songs went to a mainstream level. He was able to get features with singers like Chris Brown and John Legend, as well as one of the most popular rappers, Wiz Khalifa. The songs were popular with his fans at the time, but they haven’t stood the test of time unlike other rappers. In the years, his future albums would get the attention of a mainstream audience.
He would go on to produce his second studio album, Hall of Fame, in 2013. This album received much more attention because he was becoming more respected as an artist. He would even get features with artists such as Jhene Aiko, who was featured in one of the biggest R&B songs, “Post to be”. He would also skyrocket in popularity due to his relationship with Ariana Grande, who was a star on Nickelodeon and started a career as a pop star, becoming incredibly famous across the world. His third studio album in 2015, Dark Sky Paradise, would cement him as one of the biggest artists in the world.
Big Sean has been an established rapper for almost a decade, but most of the time, the music itself may not make him that much money. If he were relying only on album sales, he would probably not be able to live his millionaire lifestyle, especially because a lot of music is pirated. He got to work with streetwear fashion brands such as Billionaire Boys Club and A Bathing Ape, which gave him some wealth early on with his first collaborations. His next works would make him rich after that.
Studio album, Dark Sky Paradise, had skyrocketed Big Sean so much in terms of popularity that he was able to rely a lot more on selling merch. His merchandise would sell out fast and his next album, I Decided had some very unique designs that sold out fast netting a profit. Being able to work with Adidas also made him a lot of money, due to them usually working with people who stay for a long time. He would eventually leave and then go Puma, to promote jackets and sneakers. He made a lot of money from this too while Puma is trying to rebrand themselves with a unique hip hop style.
Big Sean is successful because he can relate to the audience that is going to be listening to him with lyrics they can understand. He had a public relationship with Ariana Grande which garnered a lot of attention. But what made him popular was the ability to capitalize from that attention. “I don’t F with U” was one of the most popular songs in the world and is his most popular song to date. The music video even had Kanye West acting as a football coach to bring more attention to the song.
None of this can take away from Big Sean’s actual talent. The critics may not like his lyrics, but he is able to be creative with different flows on the spot. While it’s true the only reason he was able to get a real chance in the industry is because he showed his talent to the people right people, that’s how it’s done in this business and shouldn’t be used to criticize him. The same goes for Eminem and Snopp Dogg who were helped up by Dr. Dre, nonsense about him getting famous only because of so and so is not real life.
Big Sean’s freestyles also got him attention. Even years after he published his first album, he would go on radio shows and freestyle for the radio host. These freestyles got a lot of attention and respect for the rapper, mostly because it’s so hard to flow like that and also rap sick lyrics. All of these lyrics, ideas and bits go into the album; it’s how a creative rap genius like Big Sean finds himself.
Sean’s Total Net Worth
Big Sean has earned estimated total career income of $50 million dollars. As Sean lives in the state of California, he will have had to pay around 49% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $25.5 million dollars, having paid $24.5 million dollars in taxes.
Big Sean is partnered with Jhené Aiko. In his personal life he has likely spent $2-3 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $2 million dollars from his investments. In real estate, Sean bought an 11,000 square-foot property for $8.7 million in the gated community of Mulholland Estates, above Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. Then in 2021, he bought a property from Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, for $11.1 million dollars. He also paid another $8 million that year for a property in Encino, California.
As he will have also had to pay around $3-4 million dollars in business related costs, it is therefore estimated, that Big Sean has a net worth of a rounded $22 million dollars.
Big Sean got big because of his own talent, but it can’t be denied the attention he has gotten from other artists. Kanye’s song “Mercy”, was incredibly big in the rap community. It featured all of his big artist from the G.O.O.D music label, such as Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. It was a big record for Kanye, even considering a great success among his other music. This meant that when other people in the label did well, other artists could benefit from their attention. Sean’s merch has also been very distinct from other artists in his industry… like t-shirts that have a giant slogan “Don’t Believe Everything You Read”.
The colors have a lot of flair to them and the designs stand from something that could only be from his album. Vaporwave which is a microgenre of electronic music, a visual art style, has been very big, and the designers for the clothing had taken a lot of inspiration in the design for those incredibly popular clothes. Not only has he worked with Kanye, but he also worked with Drake on “Blessed”. Next to Kanye, Drake is one of the biggest rappers in the world, becoming a mascot for that category of music.