Kendrick Lamar Net Worth : Charity & Cars

The most prolific rapper of the present generation, a songwriter and record producer Kendrick Lamar Net Worth is $75 million.

With multiple hits, Lamar is one of the most known rappers in the world.

Lamar has worked with numerous famous personalities in the music industry and has earned tremendous honors for his work.

Besides his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the hip-hop group Black Hippy.

Lamar grew up in Compton, California, and embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the different stage name K-dot.

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar

He also released mixtapes under the alias K-dot, which garnered local attention and led to his signing with Top Dawg Entertainment’s record label.

Later in his career, he independently released his first studio album Section.80.

Similarly, Lamar has sold over 17.8 million albums and has won 13 Grammys out of 29 nominations.

Likewise, he was named the Hottest MC in the Game by MTV’s annual list.

Moreover, in 2016 Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Furthermore, he received the California State Senate’s Generational Icon Award in 2015.

Lastly, his three studio albums have been listed in 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in Rolling Stones.

Early Life

Kendrick Lamar, originally Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, was born on June the 17th, 1987, in Compton, California, United States of America.

His father, Kenny Duckworth, was a gangster follower.

He was grown in the rough neighborhood of Compton around gang members, with his closest friends being Westside Piru Blood.

His mother gave his name Kendrick in honor of American singer Eddie Kendrick of The Temptations.

Lamar grew up on welfare and in Section 8 housing.

He was just eight years of age in 1995 when he witnessed the filming of the music video for the hit single “California Love,” which proved to be an important moment in his life.

He idolizes Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre.

He attended McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center in Compton Unified School District as a child.

He was kind of a loner until the age of seven. After passing out the school level, he attended Centennial High School in Compton, where he was a straight-A student.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Net Worth $75 million
Birth Date June 17, 1987
Age 34  Years Old
Birth Place  Compton, California, United States
Horoscope  Gemini
Religion Christian
Nationality                          American
Ethnicity African-American
Languages English
Education McNair Elementary

Vanguard Learning Center

Centennial Middle School

Father’s Name Kenny Duckworth
Mother’s Name Paula Oliver
Siblings Kayla Duckworth
Children Not Known
Height 5 feet 6 in. (1.68 m)
Weight 66 kg (145 lbs.)
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Engaged
Relationship Whitney Alford
Hobbies & Interests Playing Basketball
Source of Income Rapping, Songwriting, and Other Business Ventures
Endorsements Deals Nike and American Express.
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Last Update January, 2022

Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

One of the most influential rappers, Kendrick Lamar, has an estimated net worth of $75 million.

Music being the primary source of income to the rapper, he also earns a hefty sum of money from songwriting, record producing, tours and concerts, digital streams, and many more.

Kendrick Lamar Live
Kendrick Lamar Live

He is regarded as one of the most talented and well-paid rappers.

During the course of his professional career, he is estimated to have made more than $180 million.

Income

Earnings over the past few years:

2013 $9 million
2014 $9 million
2015 $12 million
2016 $19 million
2017 $30 million
2018 $60 million
2019 $39 million

 His most commercially as well as critically successful studio albums include Good Kid and M.A.A.D City.

The album sold over 242,100 copies in its first week in the United States alone.

Overall it sold over 2 million copies and earned $1.7 million to Lamar in the US alone.

The album was certified platinum by RIAA.

His other successful album To Pimp a Butterfly debuted at number one on the Billboard hot 200 and sold 324,000 in just a few days of release.

The album received 9.6 million streams on Spotify just in one day and was also nominated for Grammy for Best Rap Album.

Furthermore, Kendrick Lamar charges $250k to $400k for a feature on a song.

Kendrick Lamar has over 436 million streams on Spotify and an average of 26.2 million monthly listeners.

Apart from that, Lamar earns a good deal of money from his concert tours in addition to album sales.

Lamar appeared as a support artist on Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour in 2013/14 and Drake’s Club Paradise Tour in 2012.

Reportedly, Lamar’s concert tours have grossed $68 million in total.

Likewise, Lamar also has several lucrative business deals that earn him millions of dollars each year.

He signed an exclusive deal with footwear company Reebok in 2014.

Moreover, in 2017 Lamar signed his contract with Nike.

Apart from that, Lamar also earns from his official YouTube channel, which has almost 2 million subscribers.

Reportedly, Lamar has earned $3 million from YouTube alone so far.

Similarly, Lamar has made over $1.4 million from Spotify streams.

Lamar’s Net Worth in Different Currencies

Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s worth in different currencies as of January, 2022.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 63,643,875
Pound Sterling £ 54,525,375
Australian Dollar A$ 101,667,375
Canadian Dollar C$ 94,282,875
Indian Rupee ₹ 5,583,303,750
BitCoin ฿ 2,325.87

 Houses and Cars

Houses

Kendrick has purchased and lived in quite a house over the years.

Following are the glimpses of his houses.

Riverside House, Los Angeles

Kendrick Lamar purchased this “Humble” house in 2014 for $523,000.

The home was built in 2006 and had a two-story located in an ungated community.

The house spans 2,523 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

It also features a pool and basketball net outside.

It was also rumored that he purchased the property as a gift to his parents.

Calabasas House

Back in 2018, Lamar purchased the house in the Calabasas for $2.8 million. The house is located in a deep guard-gated community in Calabasas.

Kendrick himself is not occupying this mansion. His mother, Paula Oliver, lives on the property with his sisters and her two children.

Kendrick Lamar's House
Kendrick Lamar’s House

The mansion spans over 5,433 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

The house also has a three-car garage. It also features manicured hedges around.

The living room of the house has a fireplace and can be converted to a screening room.

Outside of the house overlooks the Santa Monica Mountains. Similarly, the outside also features a patio space with a fire pit outdoor kitchen, and a swimming pool with a spa.

South Bay House, Los Angeles

Kendrick Lamar has stayed in the South Bay area of Los Angeles for quite some time now.

Lamar acquired this beachfront property for $9.7 million in 2019.

The house was never publically listed and was an off-market deal.

Lamar’s new house is next door to an under-construction contemporary mansion built for hockey star Ryan Miller.

The laid-back, comparatively tight-knit Manhattan Beach communal has long been known for its many pro-athlete residents.

According to the publicly available information, the contemporary home includes four beds and seven full baths in a comfortable 5,350 square-foot of living space.

While the house isn’t coastal, it features sunset water views from the topmost level, including a big open-air balcony.

The house has a three-car garage, a small front yard with a terrace, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls are all included in the property.

There is no swimming pool or space to add one.

However, like most of the residences with a splendid sandy beach just a short jog away.

The exterior of this contemporary home is finished with wood, glass, and light-colored paint.

Cars

Kendrick Lamar has quite an automobile collection.

Unlike most other rappers in the industry, Kendrick’s choice of wheels is rather modest.

1960 Chevrolet Corvair

The price of the car starts from $5,000 and can go up to $30,000.

Chevy produced the Corvair from 1960 to 1969 in two generations.

The car came with a 2.7 liters 2,683 cc air-cooled flat 6 engine. It was the rear-mounted engine designed and manufactured in the United States.

The Corvair was available in 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, and 2 speed Power glide automatic transmission.

Also, it was available in different body styles, including Station Wagon, Sedan, coupe, Passenger Van, and Pickup Truck.

His collection includes 92 Cadillac Seville, 2015 Dodge Charger, 1990 Cadillac Brougham, Ford mustang 5.0, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, and more.

Lifestyle

Kendrick Lamar had a rough childhood in Compton. And now that he has money, he couldn’t count the lives a “Humble” life.

He is really passionate about his work and performs his duty with extreme precision.

Lamar is a persuasive and authentic storyteller who never bargained on either his core sound or values, making him an extraordinary outlier in music, and more specifically, the hip-hop industry.

One of his influencers, Nas, gave him high praise.

Kendrick Lamar with His Fiancé Whitney Alford
Kendrick Lamar with His Fiancé Whitney Alford

In 2015 Lamar got engaged to Whitney Alford. They conceived their first child in 2019.

Lamar is a former cannabis user and is a rehabilitated, heartfelt Christian.

Lamar stated that he did not plan to vote during the 2012 presidential election.

Nonetheless, he overturned this claim in the election days and said he was planning to vote for Barack Obama.

Charity

Kendrick Lamar has raised millions of dollars for charity over the course of his career.

Lamar has donated a good chunk of money to the Compton Unified School District’s music, after-school programs, and sports to assist in keeping youngsters off the streets and in the classroom in Compton.

Likewise, he donated $50,000 to his high school’s music program. Since he studies in the same high school, he is regarded as the role model by the kids here.

Lamar has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Red Cross on top of that.

He was also the headliner for the concert that benefited homeless women, people in need in India, and Children.

That proves that Lamar’s charitable acts have not been restricted to the states.

Apart from that, almost all the revenues from his tour, which started from Toronto, Canada, and ended in the hometown of Compton, Los Angeles, were contributed to the City of Compton and Habitat for Humanity.

The money was utilized to build homes in developing countries and to start Compton’s neighborhood from a drug-infested place to a businesslike city.

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Endorsements and Books

Endorsements

Since Lamar is one of the most influential and acknowledged rappers of the generation, big companies want a piece of him.

He has been a target of well-renowned companies such as Nike and Reebok.

Similarly, he has been a part of Kenny Cortez’s footwear for quite some time now.

Likewise, Lamar has also signed a deal with American Express.

Books Publications

Even though Lamar has not authored any books but has been featured in an autobiographical book by Marcus J Moore.

The book is entitled The Butterfly Effect and was published on September 29, 2020.

The book explains the “Master of Storyteller” and his rise to fame.

Career

Lamar was still in high school and 16 years old when he released his first mixtape named Youngest Head Nigga in Charge.

Following the release of the mixtape, a lot of local record labels were attracted.

In the early 2000s, he signed with Top Dawg Entertainment and released another mixtape which garnered more attention.

Later, he was signed to Lil Wayne and started calling himself Kendrick Lamar, losing his previous stage name, K. Dot.

He then released another mixtape, followed by re-releasing his previous tapes with his real stage name.

2021
Kendrick Lamar 2021

His first studio album came on October 22, 2012, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” under Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment.

Aftermath Entertainment is owned by the legend Dr. Dre, an idol of Lamar.

Besides studio albums, Lamar has appeared in numerous singles featuring artists such as Drake, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Cole, etc.

Lamar was featured on Rap God Eminem’s eight studio album “The Marshall Mathers LP2”.

In 2013 GQ magazine named Lamar Rapper of the year.

Similarly, in 2015 he released his other album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” which reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and, interestingly, in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Basically, all English-speaking nations.

The album was described as “groundbreaking” by the critics.

He was able to pick up five Grammys from the album, including Best Rap Album, in the 58th ceremony.

Unknown Facts About Kendrick Lamar

  • Dr. Dre himself wanted to work with Kendrick Lamar after he heard “Ignorance Is Bliss.”
  • Kendrick Lamar attended the same school as Dr. Dre. It makes sense since they both are from the same neighborhood.
  • Lady Gaga is a big fan of Kendrick Lamar.
  • He really wanted to be Michael Jordan when he was young.

FAQs

What is Kendrick Lamar’s best song?

Lamar’s best songs include “Humble,” “Alright,” “I,” “DNA,” and “Swimming Pools.”

What songs have J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar?

Cole and Kendrick Lamar have collaborated on several songs, including Temptations and shock the world.

Who is better, Cole or Kendrick?

It depends on what we compare. J Cole can make amazing tracks and is not afraid to use his voice. However, Kendrick has a better storytelling ability and is a far better lyricist than Cole.

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