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How Wiz Khalifa Achieved a Net Worth of $45 Million

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa has been making music on a professional basis since 2005. More important still, he has been making music on a professional basis with a fair amount of success since 2005. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that various financial resources estimate that he has a current net worth $45 million that has been built up through the standard means for a successful artist.

How Did Wiz Khalifa Reach His Current Net Worth?

For starters, it is interesting to note that Wiz Khalifa is the professional name of Cameron Jibril Thomaz, who was born in a place in North Dakota called Minot but lived in places that ranged from Germany to Japan because of his parents' military service. "Wiz" comes from the fact that he was good at a wide range of pursuits when he was a child, while "Khalifa" is an Arabic name meaning something along the lines of either "successor" or "steward." In fact, some people might be familiar with Khalifa because of the concept of a Caliph, which was a prominent role that combined both civil and religious power as successors to the prophet Muhammad.

Regardless, there seems to have been something to the claim that Wiz Khalifa was a "wiz" because he had managed to catch the interest of the president of Rostrum Records when he was still at the age of 16, which was particularly impressive because he was still in the process of working out his own sound at the time. Due to this, Wiz Khalifa managed to get signed, which soon led to a process of artist development. It wasn't too long before he released his first mixtape in 2005 and then his first album in 2006, which were good enough to get him even more interest from a wider range of parties as an up and coming artist.

Since that point in time, Wiz Khalifa has continued making music. However, it took him some time to secure mainstream success, which can be said to have happened without so much as a single doubt when his single "Black and Yellow" managed to make it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2010. This has been followed up by more successful singles as well as more successful albums, which is something that has continued to the present day. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that most of Wiz Khalifa's current net worth is believed to have been built up because of his music as well as music-related activities, which is the case for most successful artists.

However, it should be mentioned that he has other sources of revenue as well, which once again, isn't particularly uncommon for successful artists. For example, he has a YouTube channel that has managed to build up a fair amount of popularity over time, which means a fair amount of ad revenues. Likewise, Wiz Khalifa has had some endorsement deals as well, which would be in addition to the merchandise that he sells through various sources such as Amazon. Summed up, the source of Wiz Khalifa's current net worth isn't exactly mysterious to interested individuals, though it should be mentioned that they can never be certain about the exact numbers for the siple reason that Wiz Khalifa and other people in similar positions have no reason to reveal the specifics about their finances to the public.


On the whole, it seems safe to say that while Wiz Khalifa's current net worth is estimated to be $45 million in the present, that isn't going to remain the case for too long. After all, he is still very much active as an artist, meaning that he is still very much active in making music, making money off of his music, and otherwise engaging in profitable activities. For proof, look no further than the fact that he has just released a new album in July of 2018, which was managed a respectable performance so far. As a result, it is clear that Wiz Khalifa's net worth will continue to climb for the foreseeable future, though it will be interesting to see how fast it climbs as well as whether the way that it climbs will see any notable changes.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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