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Rapper Drake’s Early Life, Career, Networth and much more!

Aubrey “Drake” Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Toronto. He initially gained recognition when he starred in the teen drama series, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and pursued rapping from there.

Drake’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $170 million as of 2020; making him one of the richest rappers in the world, and he’s currently signed to Lil Wayne’s company, Young Money Entertainment.

Early Life

Drake was born in Toronto, Ontario on the October 24th, 1986. His parents got separated when he was only 5 years old. He lived with his mother in Toronto. His father was a drummer and moved to Memphis after the divorce to find work.

Drake’s mother was Jewish, and so he attended a Jewish day school
Drake eventually had to drop out of school for being bullied in school for his racial religious background.

Career

At just 15 years old, Drake met an acting agent who was the father of a high school friend. The agent found Drake a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, which was a teen drama series. Drake played the character of Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star who became physically disabled after being shot by a classmate.
Drake has always been passionate about music. He also said that Jay-Z was his major inspiration. Drake released his first mixtape in 2006. A year later he released his second mix tape and in 2009 he released ‘So Far Gone’, his third mixtape.

Drake had collaborated with Wayne on several songs, and had also joined on one of Wayne’s tours. He signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, and in 2010, released his debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’.

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He has also collaborated with some of the best rap artists and hip-hop producers in the world, including the likes of DJ Khaled, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Rihanna and more.

Since then, Drake has released multiple songs, sold millions of copies, and gained an incredible net worth. He is one of the most successful hip-hop artists worldwide.

Drake was named the No. 5 richest rapper of 2019 by Forbes.

The rapper’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.Drake is the youngest on the list being just 32 years old. Drake told Forbes that he is always trying to get “better at things that make money.” While that “objective” of his does include reportedly making around $2 million per night on tour, it also includes his various business projects like the OVO family of brands he started.

As of 2020, Drake’s net worth is $170 million.

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