Kendrick Lamar Net Worth

How much is Kendrick Lamar worth?

Net Worth:$80 Million
Profession:Professional Rapper
Date of Birth:June 17, 1987
Country:United States of America
1.68 m

About Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on 17th June 1987, in the city of Compton, California. Both his parents came from Chicago, his father being a street gang member of “Gangster Disciples”. The name Kendrick was given to him by his mother. It came from a popular American singer called Eddie Kendricks. He grew up in section 8 housing and he went to McNair Elementary School and Vanguard Learning Center. When he was 8, he had the opportunity to watch two of his idols Tupac and Dr Dre filming the video of “California Love” which was and still is a hit. This was a big moment for young Kendrick. He also went to Centennial Middle School where he was a straight-A student.

As of 2021, Kendrick Lamar has an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars.

What makes him so successful?

Kendrick is one of the most successful rappers in the world. His success is based on doing what he loves and what makes him happy. He also is focused and determined in making his craft, that is why he has become one of the best lyricists in the rap game. He does a lot of collaborations and really connects with other artists. He also keeps good company around him that comprises T.D.E artists that he keeps close. He is also authentic and is not swayed by the opinion of the public. His style of rap is unique and is an inspiration to everyone especially to the people of Compton.

How did Kendrick Lamar get so rich?

As of 2021, his net worth is at $75 million. He has won 12 Grammy Awards and 7 BET Awards. Albums such as “Good Kid m.A.A.d city” have sold 1.7 million copies in the USA alone and “DAMN” sold 1.3 million copies worldwide. The album “DAMN” won him the Pulitzer Prize. He has endorsement deals with Airbnb, American Express, Beats by Dre, Reebok and Calvin Klein. He has earned about $180 million in his career making him one of the richest rappers in the world.

We calculate Kendrick Lamar is worth $80 million dollars in 2020.

Why is he so famous?

Kendrick released his 1st mixtape “Youngest Head Nigga in Charge” under Konkrete Jungle Muzik in 2004 when he was just 16 years of age. This mixtape paved his way to be signed to a record label called “Top Dawg Entertainment” (T.D.E).

Kendrick then started working with the recording label and two years later, he released the 26-track mixtape “Training Day”. He performed alongside fellow artists Jay Rock and Ya Boy while opening the stage for The Game who was a big artist at the time. At this time his stage name was K-Dot. He also featured in two of The Game’s songs “The Cypha” and “Cali Niggaz”.

His fame continued to rise, he was featured on Jay Rock’s single “All My Life” which also featured the big-time rapper, Lil Wayne in 2008. He dropped his stage name K-Dot and chose to stick to his birth name Kendrick Lamar. He then released “The Kendrick Lamar EP” and joined together with fellow artists who were under T.D.E to form Black Hippy.

He toured a lot in 2010 with fellow artists Jay Rock and Tech N9ne, a tour called the Independent Grind Tour. On the 14th of September 2010, he released the mixtape “Overly Dedicated” which entered BillBoard’s top RnB/HipHop Charts as number 72. It included a song called “Ignorance is Bliss” whose video really impressed hip-hop producer Dr Dre and he decided to work with Kendrick. He then worked with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg on the album “Detox”.

Kendrick was featured on Complex magazine, in December that year and on XXL annual Top 10 Freshmen Class in early 2011. On the 12th of April 2011, he released the single “HiiiPower” which was produced by fellow artist J.Cole. It marked the beginning of their many collaborations.

On July 2nd, 2011, he released the album “Section.80”, it sold 5300 copies in its first week and during a performance in August that year at the West Los Angeles Concert, Kendrick was named the “New King of the West Coast” by his idol Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and The Game. In October, he appeared in a cypher at the BET Awards along with fellow artists B.o.B, MGK, Big K.R.I.T, and Tech N9ne. That same month he released a song called “Cloud 10” that was used to promote Windows Phone which was a new product by Microsoft. 2011 was a great year for recognition as he also featured on Drake’s Grammy Award-winning album “Take Care”, “The Wonder Years” by 9th Wonder, “All 6’s and 7’s” by Tech N9ne and on “The R.E.D. Album” by The Game.

In March 2012, Kendrick signed for Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment and released his debut album Good Kid, m.A.A.d city in October that year. It was number 2 on the US charts and it sold 242,100 copies in its first week. In October 2013, he went on the Yeezus tour with Kanye West. He won 5 awards that month on the BET awards. In November that year, he was named by GQ as ” Rapper of the year” and he featured on the “Men of the Year” issue of the magazine. In September 2014, he released the single “i” that won an award at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

He released his 3rd album “To pimp a butterfly” on 16th March 2015 that entered as number 1 on the US billboard 200 chart and sold 324,000 copies in its first week with a global stream record of 9.6 million on Spotify. He released his 4th album “DAMN” on April 14th, 2017 with a single from it “Humble” leading the US Hot 100. The album sold 1,002,000 copies as of April 2018. He also was involved in making the soundtrack of the hit movie “Black Panther”.


Kendrick Lamar discovered his true calling to be a rapper and lyricist. He was inspired by the late Tupac Shakur and Dr Dre who were his idols. He began working as a teenager and his determination, passion, and love for his craft have made him famous and rich. He has sold several copies across the world and has won multiple hip hop awards. Making him one of the biggest upcoming rappers of this generation.

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