Once upon a time Drake said “Me and my friends, we got money to spend” and holy sh*t, the man was NOT exaggerating. Your favorite emo rapper is the definition of rich, and he’s made $$ in lots and lots of ways. And by the way, if you’re thinking now would be a good time to make a “started from the bottom now we’re here” reference, you WOULD BE CORRECT.
^ Pretend the snowflakes are money, and the GIF is way more accurate.
First Up, Drake’s Music Sales
Yeahhh, so according to RIAA, the dude is literally the top selling artist ever when it comes to digital single sales. As in, he’s earned a whopping $142 million. That’s more than Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry. In terms of actual album sales, he’s taken home another $16.5 million.
On the one hand, great job Drake:
On the other hand, this is me analyzing my finances / general life choices RN:
NEVER FORGET DEGRASSI
In case you forgot—and if so, how could you?!?!?!—Drake played Jimmy on Degrassi. You know, Jimmy? The guy who couldn’t get an erection but then did get an erection and it was all really emotional in a WTF-after-school-special kinda way? Anyway, Drake didn’t earn much money for the role, but it still had an impact on his finances in a major way. “My mother was very sick,” he told Complex back in 2011. “We were poor, like broke. The only money I had was coming in off of Canadian TV, which wasn’t much money when you break it down. A season of Canadian television is under a teacher’s salary, I’ll tell you that much.”
But please note that Drake is still cashing his very small residual checks from the show, LOL:
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Degrassi money still coming in don’t sleeeeeeeep…💰💸💵💴💴💶💷
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Reminder: He Has a Clothing Brand
Drake is one of the backers of the label October’s Very Own (OVO), and they are doing extreeeemely well. In fact, Business of Fashion reports that the brand is expected to reach $50 million in revenue this year. Drake doesn’t pocket all of this, of course, but he takes home a nice chunk!
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And He’s Not Too Cool for Endorsements
Drake has worked with brands like Apple, Nike, and Sprite, and he’s made crazy amounts of money in the process. Most brands keep the details of their celeb collabs locked up, but Drake was rumored to have signed a $19 million deal with Apple alone. Meanwhile, here’s his somewhat nerdy Sprite commercial, god bless him:
Finally, Let’s Talk About His Mansions
Not only does Drake own an $8 million home in Los Angeles with a huge pool, he’s building a place, or should I say *a palace*, in Toronto, which he purchased for $6.7 million:
Drake shows progress of his Toronto home via his IG story. pic.twitter.com/p9MGyeNKGb
Unless the housing market crashes, these homes add a tidy $14 million to the rapper’s net worth. Which…good lord. I don’t own anything!
On That Note, What *Is* Drake’s Total Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, that would be $120 million. Read it and weep, and I mean that literally because I am indeed crying right now.
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