Wiz Khalifa net worth: Wiz Khalifa is a $60 million dollar American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. In 2006, he released his debut album, “Show and Prove.” In 2008, his single “Say Yeah” charted in the Top 40 and became his first hit. Khalifa is an Arabic word that translates as “succeeding. Wiz is an abbreviation for wisdom. As a young child, he adopted his stage name.
Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota. His parents were military personnel who divorced when he was three years old. His family moved frequently as a result of his parents’ military service. Khalifa spent his formative years in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany before relocating to Pittsburgh with his mother in 1996. Khalifa began writing and performing his own songs shortly after relocating to Pittsburgh. Khalifa began recording his music at the age of fifteen. The studio where he recorded his songs was quite taken with his lyrics and allowed him to record them for free. Khalifa was discovered by Benjy Grinberg, the founder and president of Rostrum Records, in 2004 when he was sixteen years old. Grinberg inked a recording and management deal with Wiz.
Khalifa began his career in 2005 with the release of his first mixtape, “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistovania.” This resulted in the release of his debut album “Show and Prove” in 2006. Rolling Stone dubbed Khalifa a “artist to watch” that same year. He then signed with Rostrum Records and released two more mixtapes: “Grow Season” in July 2007 and “Prince of the City 2” in November 2007. He signed with Warner Bros. Records the following year and released the single “Say Yeah.” He released the mixtape “Star Power” in September 2008 and “Flight School” in April 2009 via Rostrum Records.
Khalifa left Warner Bros. Records in the summer of 2009 following delays in the release of his label debut, “First Flight.” His first chart-topping single, “Black and Yellow,” peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Khalifa has seven studio albums to his credit as of 2020: 2006’s “Show and Prove,” 2009’s “Deal or No Deal,” and 2010. “Rolling Papers,” a 2011 release, “Mac & Devin Go To High School” (featuring Snoop Dogg) was released in 2011, “O.N.I.F.C.” was released in 2012, “Blacc Hollywood” was released in 2014, and “Rolling Papers 2″ was released in 2018.” Khalifa has had a number of chart-topping singles, including “See You Again” (featuring Charlie Puth), which reached number one in a number of countries, “Roll Up,” “Young, Wild & Free” (featuring Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars), “Work Hard, Play Hard,” “We Own It (Fast & Furious)” (featuring 2 Chainz), and “Sucker for Pain” (with Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, Logic, and Ty Dolla Sign featuring X Ambassadors). Khalifa was also featured on Fall Out Boy’s remix of the song “Uma Thurman” in early 2015. In May 2016, he released the single “Pull Up” to promote the release of his sophomore album, “Rolling Papers 2,” on July 13, 2018.
Wiz was previously married to model Amber Rose from 2013 to 2014. Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born in February 2013 to Amber and Wiz.
Wiz Khalifa Day in Pittsburgh was declared by the Pittsburgh City Council on 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012).
Wiz is an outspoken supporter of marijuana, claiming that he spends $10,000 per month on marijuana alone and smokes daily. Since early 2014, Khalifa has been sponsored by The Cookie Company, a medical marijuana dispensary that sells his “Khalifa Kush” (KK) strain, which he developed in collaboration with RiverRock Cannabis. Additionally, Khalifa was featured on VH1’s Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Club cooking show in 2016, where weed was a primary ingredient.
Wiz Khalifa’s Salary Highlights: Since 2011, we’ve been tracking Wiz Khalifa’s salary earnings and have broken them down below.
Wiz Khalifa’s Annual Earnings:
$11 million in 2011
$9 million in 2012
$14 million in 2013
13 million dollars in 2014
$22 million in 2015
$24 million in 2016
$28 million in 2017
$10 million in 2018
$18 million in 2019
$149 million in total (so far)
Wiz Khalifa and his son Sebastian purchased a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino in 2019. He paid $3.5 million for the contemporary-style home. The 6,000-square-foot home includes five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a sprawling kitchen equipped with cutting-edge appliances and fixtures, a built-in wine bar, multiple fireplaces, a home theater, a smart security system, and an abundance of closet space. There is a barbecue area and outdoor kitchen in the backyard, as well as a swimming pool and spa, as well as a pool house with its own bathroom.