|Estimated value:||€135 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||rapper|
Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, is a Canadian musician and former actor. His stage name, under which he also releases music, is his middle name. Another artist pseudonym of his is “Drizzy”. He has lived in California since 2012 and also owns a piece of land in his hometown of Toronto, on which he had a villa built. Drake gave birth to a son in 2017, the mother is former porn actress Sophie Brussaux.
Drake was born in Toronto in 1986 to an American father and a Canadian mother. His father Dennis Graham is an African American musician and was born in the city of Memphis in the US state of Tennessee. He is a devout Catholic and has played drums for artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis. His brother and Drake’s uncle Larry Graham is best known for playing bass in the band Sly and the Family Stone. Drake’s mother was Jewish and worked as a florist and governess.
Drake was just five years old when his parents divorced. His father moved back to his native Tennessee while Drake lived and grew up with his mother in Toronto. The two initially lived in the migrant West End before relocating to affluent Forest Hill. Raised by his mother to be Jewish, Drake says he faced bullying at school because of his skin color and beliefs. In high school, Drake was interested in acting and dropped out of high school because of his acting career. He was discovered by an acting agent at the age of 15 and rose to prominence in 2001 for a role on the youth series Degrassi: The Next Generation. 5 years later he discovered rap music and released a series of mixtapes.
Drake received media attention through his musical productions with the song “Replacement Girl” together with artist Trey Songz, which was featured in a television program. Despite the support of many well-known artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, a record deal did not materialize for the time being. He released the single “Best I’ve Ever Had” in 2009 which became a huge hit in the United States. This resulted in a competition between various major labels for the artist. Stylistically, Drake’s music can be described as a mixture of hip hop and RnB.
His debut album was titled Thank Me Later, which featured well-known artists such as Lil Wayne, Nicky Minaj and Alicia Keys. The album went platinum and sold over a million copies in the US. In its native Canada, the work even received a double platinum award. With the follow-up album, the wave of success could be continued and even trumped. “Take Care” was released in 2011 and hit #1 on the US Billboard charts. The album received a 2013 Grammy in the Best Rap Album category and went multi-platinum for over two million units. His current album “Scorpion” broke all streaming records with its release. The music provider Spotify recorded over 132 million views of the album on the day of publication alone. The album was also certified platinum on the same day. Thus, “Scorpion” is considered Drake’s most successful album to date.
“Open Books, Not Legs
Blow Minds, Not Guys”
“I’m just wishing one day you want.”
Drake is a big fan of actress Kat Dennings, best known for her role as Max on the series 2 Broke Girls. He asked her out and the two went out for sushi together. The atmosphere was a little tense though as Drake was surrounded by his security guards. According to Kat Dennings, the two are said to have hit it off. Drake posted a short tweet about Dennings on Twitter after the meeting, which quickly garnered her over 50,000 additional followers.
|Estimated value:||€135 million|