Chance the Rapper Net Worth $9 million
Chance the Rapper salary $33,000,000
Chance the Rapper Net Worth: How rich is Chance the Rapper? & How much money is Chance the Rapper worth? Time to find out!
Chance the Rapper is an American recording artist, record producer, and philanthropist and his current net worth is $9 million.
Born as Chancellor Johnathan Bennett, he grew up in West Chatham, a middle-class neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. His father, Ken Williams-Bennett, a former aide to the Chicago mayor, worked for then-Senator Barack Obama.
In High School, he formed the hip-hop duo Intrumentality with a friend. Many of his early performances took place at the YOUmedia Lyricist Loft at Harold Washington Library in Chicago.
Chance mentioned in an interview that The College Dropout, Kanye West’s 2004 debut album is the first hip-hop album he ever bought.
How did Chance get famous?
He recorded his first full length project during a 10 day suspension in early 2011 for possessing marijuana on campus, a mixtape titled 10 Day. In February 2012, Complex highlighted him as one of the 10 New Chicago Rappers to Watch Out For.
He released his mixtape for free, as per all his music, on April 3rd 2012 and got the attention of Forbes magazine, featuring it in the Cheap Tunes column.
After appearing on Childish Gambino’s mixtape, Royalty, Chance joined his concert tour through North America as the opening act.
How does Chance make money?
Upon the release of Acid Rap, his second mixtape, now downloaded over one million times, his fame increased. Due to downloads from iTunes and Amazon, Acid Rap debuted at number 63 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. His music is released for free, but his tours, brand endorsements and merchandise is what brings in the cash.
Forbes listed Chance the Rapper on their “Forbes 30 Under 30” 2015 music list as number 7.
In a collaboration with The Social Experiment, he released a free album on the American iTunes store for which he received a score of 86 on Metacritic and a lot of critical acclaim.
During Kanye West’s process of writing The Life of Pablo, Chance had the opportunity to meet and work with some of Hip Hop’s greatest. He also co-written and appeared on several tracks on the album, including Ultralight Beam, Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1, Famous, Feedback and Waves.
In the first week of the release of his new mixtape, Coloring Book, Chance debuted at number eight on US Billboard 200. It became the first release to top the charts only on streams. This became another project of his to be met with great critical acclaim and fan enthusiasm.
After his Magnificent Coloring Tour and various brand endorsements, he launched a campaign to get his music on the radio.
Apart of his musical career, he is also a philanthropist who concentrates on helping his community back in Chicago.