Kendrick Lamar Net Worth and Salary

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Kendrick Lamar Net Worth in 2019. How did one of the worlds greatest rapper attain such a net worth? Read on to find out Kendrick Lamar impressive secrets behind his salary, earnings and investment.

Kendrick Lamar net worth
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Ever since his album Good kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar has earned the reputation of being one of the most talked-about rappers, and arguably one of the greatest rappers of the modern generation of rappers citing the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z, and Tupac Shakur as inspiration. To misquote the popular saying “with great fame comes huge ass money”.

Kendrick Lamar estimated Net Worth is $45 million, Placing him among the richest musicians in the world.

Net Worth: $45 million
Profession: Rapper
BornJune 17, 1987
Age: 32
Citizenship: United States

Early Life

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on June 17, 1987, in Compton. His father was a member of the street gang ‘Gangster Disciples’

He attended McNair Elementary School and Centennial High School and was known for excellent grades throughout his schooling.

In 1995, when he was eight, Lamar witnessed his idols, Tupac Shakur, and Dr Dre, film the music video for their hit single, California love, which significantly influenced his life.


In 2004 when Kendrick was only 16 he released his debut mixtape, “Youngest head Nigga in Charge” which got him a contract with Top Dawg Entertainment.

He immediately released “Training day” in 2005 and also got the opportunity to work with rappers like The Game, Jay Rock and Ya Boy.

In 2009 he released his mixtape ‘C4’ and he also dropped ‘the Kendrick Lamar EP’.

He released another mixtape ‘Overly Dedicated’ in 2010 and it reached the Billboard 200 charts that year. In 2011 he released his very first album ‘Section.80’ and it reached number 13 on the Billboard charts.

In 2011 he started gaining popularity and was named ‘the New King of the West Coast’ by popular rappers.

From 2013-2014 he was on tour and made guest appearances for other musicians. He also released his album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’.

Lamar released ‘Album’ in 2017 and also had two hit singles, ‘The Heart Part 4’ and ‘Humble’.

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Awards and Recognition

Kendrick Lamar has won numerous awards. The following list highlights some of the achievements made by him:

  • Grammy Awards, Best Rap Performance(2015,2016,2018)
  • Grammy Awards, Best Rap Song (2015,2016)
  • BET Awards, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, (2015)
  • BET Awards, Video of the Year, (2016) – nominee
  • People’s Choice Awards, Favourite Hip-Hop Artist, (2017) –nominee
  • MTV Video Music Awards, Best Collaboration,(2015)
  • MTV Video Music Awards, Video of the Year, (2017)

Kendrick Lamar Earnings and Net Worth

Kendrick has made the majority of his wealth through his record sales, streaming royalties and concerts. His album, ‘To pimp a butterfly’ broke records for the most-streamed album upon its release. Another source of income is guest verses. A typical feature cost between £180,000 to £300,000.

Unlike most rappers, Kendrick refuses to do endorsements and business investments, with the exception being a recent contract with Nike and a collaboration with Reebok.  He instead uses his money to invest in his community.

As of 2019, Kendrick Lamar Net Worth is estimated $45 million. Hotnewhiphop claims he might be the greatest rapper of all time and i can’t even argue about it. because he is the G.O.A.T

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