|Estimated value:||€42 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||rapper|
Travis Scott was born Jacques Berman Webster II in Houston, Texas. He is now considered one of the highest paid and most popular rappers in the world. His relationship with Kylie Jenner also contributed to his high profile. Kylie Jenner gave birth to daughter Stormi Webster in February 2018. In September 2019, the famous celebrity couple separated.
Young Jacques Berman Webster II lived with his grandmother in South Park, Houston, until he was six years old. This area was characterized by high crime rates, so he then moved to his parents in Missouri City. This middle-class suburb is located in southwest Houston. Today’s rapper is a graduate of Elkins High School. He then began his studies at the University of Texas San Antonio, which he dropped out of in the second year of study to focus on his music career.
At the age of 16 he founded the music duo “The Graduates” with his childhood friend Christ Holloway. The two friends released their first untitled EP on Myspace in 2008. A year later he founded “The Classmates” with his school friend OG Chess. This resulted in the release of two projects. After dropping out of college, Travis Scott moved to New York City. Due to the lack of success, he moved on to Los Angeles after only four months in order to achieve more success with his music career.
At first, the time in Los Angeles was not crowned with great success and Scott slept on a friend’s couch. The young musician started his solo career with a mixtape called “Owl Pharaoh”. Due to problems with the release, the publication was postponed from 2012 to May 2013. The project, planned as a free download, was finally published exclusively on iTunes. As a result, Scott Travis performed at the South by Southwest music festival in 2014 and released his second mixtape, Days Before Rodeo, that same year.
The steady development of his success was shown with the first studio album “Rodeo” September 2015. The album, which was listed at number three in the US charts, was very successful and had guest appearances by artists such as Kanye West, The Weeknd, Swae Lee and Justin Bieber.
With the second studio album “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” from 2016, Scott Travis reached number one status in the US charts for the first time. In addition to the release of his third solo album “Astroworld” in August 2018, the successful rapper also worked on other collaborative albums, e.g. with Quavo from the rap group Migos entitled “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho”.
From September 2017 to September 2018, Scott Travis earned $20 million, ranking him among the top 15 highest paid rappers in the world. In subsequent years, Travis grew his earnings to $60 million (June 2018 – June 2019) and $40 million (June 2019 – June 2020), respectively.
With “Sicko Mode”, the musician also reached number one in the American singles charts.
Highlights of his young career include his relationship with Kylie Jenner and the top-ranking albums “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” and “Astroworld”. Through these successes, Travis greatly increased his fame and Net Worth.
Signing a worldwide deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in 2016 was also an important milestone in Scott Travis’ road to success.
Some well-known quotes come from the lyrics of Scott Travis. These include, for example:
“We always forgive, but don’t forget easily. Cut off my phone so you can never reach me”.
“Fuck the money, never leave your people behind. It’s never love no matter what you try”.
Another quote from an interview shows Scott Travis’ attitude towards his music:
“A lot of what I do is initially confusing for people. I’m aware of that when I release my sounds into the world. I know I’m ahead of the curve, but as a pioneer it’s too late when the trend is already there. Even if the music were more successful then.”
In addition to his own music, Travis Scott is also a producer for other artists. For example, he has produced songs and albums for John Legend, Drake, Madonna, Kanye West and Jay-Z. Scott also produced Rihanna’s hit single “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
The rapper was nominated for Grammys in 2018 and 2019 for his work.
In 2020, Travis paid $23.5 million for a mansion on the Brentwood Hills in Los Angeles, although at the time of purchase he co-owned a nearly $14 million mansion with Kylie Jenner near Beverly Hills.
Travis Scott has been designing sneakers in collaboration with Nike since 2017 and a documentary about the star was released on Netflix in August 2019.
|Estimated value:||€42 million|