What is the weeknd net worth in 2019 and how did he become so successful? Here is what we know. If you were asked who is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye most likely there won’t be any reply but he is popularly known by his professional name The Weeknd.
How much is The Weeknd Worth?
|Net Worth||$75 million|
|Date of Birth||February 16, 1990|
|Residence||Hidden Hills, California|
The Weeknd is a Canadian singer, songwriter and producer. Some of his fans refer to him as Star Boy a name he got from his hit song ‘Star Boy ‘. The Weeknd is not just any musician but one that has sold over 100 million records, topped charts and has numerous awards to his name.
He was born on February 16, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario to Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye Ethiopians by birth who immigrated to Canada in the 1980s. His parents got divorced and as a result of that stayed with his grandmother. During his upbringing, he learnt how to speak Amharic and attended church services. The early years of his life were miserable as he was addicted to drugs such as cocaine and marijuana.
After High school, he went on to study at West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute though he didn’t graduate as he dropped out to pursue his career in music.
In 2010, The Weeknd began his career with the help of music producer Jereme Rose who helped him produced his first album which included songs like “What You Need”, “Loft Music”, and “The Morning”. Towards the end of 2010, he uploaded his songs on YouTube using his professional name ”The Weeknd”. His songs received lots of views and trended on twitter.
In 2011, he released a mixtape House of Balloons that received mixed reviews from people. That same year he began his tour of Toronto where he was privileged to meet popular star Drake who was impressed by his work. This led to him being featured in some of Drake’s shows. He also assisted Drake on his Take Care album.
In 2011, he also released more mixtapes ‘Thursday’ and ‘Echoes of Silence’ which gave him attention from record labels and later got signed to Republic records. He began his second musical tour in 2012 with a tour of the United States and parts of Europe. On the 12th of September 2013, released the album ‘Kiss Land’ which had hit singles ‘Belong to the World’ and ‘Live For’. The album went on top US Billboard chart and sold thousands of copies.
He blossomed in his career and collaborated with top stars Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. In 2015, he released another song ‘The Hills’ and ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ that topped Billboard chart and made waves across the world. In 2016, he released his third album ‘Starboy’ which won awards, top charts and sold millions of copies.
How did The weeknd amass such wealth?
At the age of 2019, The weekend has a net worth of $75 million is quite impressive for him and a large chunk of his wealth comes from sales of records and tours. Apart from music, he still ventures into business as he has partnered with firms which include Puma, ONE, Pax Lab and his Starboy clothing line.
Awards and recognition
The Weeknd has received numerous awards for his outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry which includes two American Music Awards, a BET Award, eight Billboard Awards, three Grammy’s, two Guinness world record and people’s choice award.
Facts about The Weeknd
- His house in Hollywood Hills is actually hunted as he complains of having sleepless nights.
- He is best friends with drake
- The weekend is signed to the same record label with Post Malone
- He speaks more than two languages
- Apart from singing and writing of songs he can also model for fashion brands.
Here’s a video of The Weeknd performance of at ‘The Ellen Show’