Hakeem Seriki popularly known as Chamillionaire is a rapper who has released many albums in his career. He is also a musician, investor, and entrepreneur. In 2005, he released his studio album entitled ‘The Sound of Revenge’. Prior to this, he released the collaborative album called ‘Get Ya Mind Correct’ in 2002 along with Paul Wall. He has also released three EPs in his career and has won several awards and nominations. Chamillionaire is the owner of the modeling company ‘Masterpiece Mind Frame’. He also owns his own record label called ‘Chamillitary Entertainment’ and serves as the CEO of the company. The estimated net worth of Chamillionaire is $28 Million US dollars.
Hakeem Seriki was born on November 28, 1979, in Washington, D. C. his father was a Muslim Nigerian and his mother was an African-American Christian. He has a younger brother named Rasaq Seriki who was a member of the band called ‘The Color Changin’ Click’. His family moved to Houston, Texas when he was four. When he was in his teens, his parents separated. He then settled in North West Houston. He adopted his stage name of “Chamillionaire” which is a combination of chameleon and millionaire.
In 2001, Chamillionaire was dating Deetra Gulliory. It has not been known if the couple got married or is separated. There were reports that he might be a gay but it has not been established.
In 2002, Chamillionaire teamed up with Paul Wall formed their group called ‘The Color Changin’ Click’. In the same year, they released an album called ‘Get Ya Mind Correct’. It sold more than 150,000 copies. He then signed with Universal Records and released his first solo album entitled ‘The Sound of Revenge’ in November 2005’. The album was also released on his own label Chamilitary Entertainment.
The album reached No. 10 on the US Billboard 200. It included the singles “Turn It Up”, “Ridin'” (feat Krayzie Bone) and “Grown and Sexy”. It became a certified platinum album. He then went on to release his mixtape series called ‘Messiah’. His second album called ‘Ultimate Victory’ was released in September 2007. The album included guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Krayzie Bone, UGK, Famous (Lil Ken), Tony Henry, Lloyd, and Devin the Dude.
The mixtape entitled ‘Mixtape Messiah 4’ was released in August 2008. He released his single “Creepin’ (Solo)” with Ludacris in 2009. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles. This was followed by another single called “Good Morning”. Chamillionaire then appeared on the song “Can’t Stop Partying” by Weezer. In December 2012, he released “Show Love” featuring D.A. in February 2013, he released his EP called ‘Elevate’.
A year later he released another mixtape called ‘Greatest Verses, Vol. 2’. He guest appeared on the single “All On Me” by Charlie Boy in 2014. He has also appeared in the music video “No Room In Hell” by Sam B. In 2017, he appeared in the single “I’m On 3.0” by Trae Tha Truth.
In 2007, Chammilionaire won the Grammy Award for “Ridin’”. He has also won the 2007 Teen Choice Awards and was nominated for the 2006 Peoples’ Choice Award. In 2006, he won the MTV Video Music Award in the category of ‘Best Rap Video’. He has won two BET Hip Hop.
How much is Chamillionaire Net Worth in 2017
Chamillionaire has released many mixtapes in his career and has also guest appeared for many other artists. By doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth. Chamillionaire’s net worth is an estimated $28 million US dollars as of 2017. This wealth comes from the sale of his albums. Part of this fortune also comes from his own record label ‘’ Chamillitary Entertainment’.
He has also ventured into much other business. He has invested in customizing cars in Houston. He is also the owner of Masterpiece Mind Frame, a modeling company and owns a Tour Bus company. He has also launched the Global Innovation Tournament. Chamillionaire has appeared in 97 collaborations and has released 40 singles. He has released 18 mixtapes and his next studio album ‘Poison’ is slated for a 2017 release.
Chamillionaire’s brother is also an occasional rapper. In 2009, he was involved in a feud with his partner Paul Wall. He has also appeared in the television shows ‘Punk’d’, ‘The Game’ and ‘Pimp my Ride’.