Drake Net Worth Is $40 Million
Aubrey “Drake” Graham, born on 24th October, 1986 is a Canadian recording artist, rapper, lyricist and actor. He was born as the son of Sandi Graham, an educator and Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis. Drake first shot to prominence when he portrayed Jimmy Brooks on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He later gained recognition as a rapper and released several tracks like Room for Improvement, prior signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. Drake first hit single was Best I Ever Had that came from his EP, So Far Gone in the year 2009.
Drake attended a Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah, because his mother is a Jewish Canadian. His parents went through a divorce when Drake was just five years of age and he grew up under the care of his mother. At the age of fifteen, Drake got a job in a Canadian TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation as Jimmy Brooks. He worked in the show for a total of 138 episodes and the money that he earned from it was spent in taking care of the illness that his mother was suffering. Later, in 2006, Drake released his first track which was Room for Improvement.
He then got associated with several rappers and artists and released many singles and collaborations which include Replacement Girl, New Joint of the Day and Ransom. According to drake, his greatest influences are Kanye West, Jay-Z, Aaliyah and his mentor Lil Wayne. Drake’s first studio album, Thank Me Later released in 2010, became a huge hit and it broke the record for selling most copies in first week. Later, Drake released his second album Take Care in 2011. The lead single of the album, Headlines made him the artist to have most number one hits on the chart. The net worth of this rapper turned actor is around $40 million.