Coming from the small country of Morocco, without even knowing English he stepped on to the free country of United States and went on to establish an indie empire with his Cocaine City imprint, French Montana is a name that commands respect in the rap music industry. On November 9, 1984, Karim Kharbouch whose stage name is French Montana was born in Rabat, Morocco to his father Abdela and mother of French origins. The first 13 years of his life he grew up outside his family estate of Casablanca, completely wrapped with soccer and rap. Two years after the family immigrated to South Bronx in 1996, Karim’s father went back to Casablanca leaving Karim as the primary bread earner of the family.
Since 2002 he started showcasing his talent through a series of DVDs called Cocaine City. The first volume featured artists like Remy Ma and PeeWee. This series ran for 14 volumes through 8 years to become the top-selling DVDs.
Later with childhood friends, he went on to form the group Coke Boys. His career really took off after signing up with Bad Boys Record and collaborations with famous and huge artists like Akon and Diddy. And did you all know that he also collaborated with Rick Ross?
He gained prominence when the peppy number “Choppa Choppa Down” which was regional hit and continued to secure the top position in the radios and clubs.
The talented rapper had been in a relationship with numerous popular stars of the celeb town. He was married to Deer Kharbouch in 2007 and the couple even has a son named Kruz but the former couple ended their relationship in 2012. After their break-up, Montana dated French-Canadian video model Sophia Body which also did not continue for a long time. Later he dated Trina and they had an on-off relationship for pretty long. But the list does not end here. He has had an interest in Khloe Kardashian, the beauty of the Kardashian clan and they started dating in 2014. However, even that did not last long.
But as soon as they broke-up French continued to hangout or to be more appropriate, date (as the media suggested) Dorothy Wang and Sanaa Lathan. But these all was lost in the news because only speculations were made and no one admitted.
Education: At the young age of 13, he only spoke his native tongues, French and Arabic, but quickly picked up the English language in the streets and while attending the high schools of Bronx and Roosevelt.
French Montana Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $8.6 Million US Dollars
Montana who immigrated to the United States in his teens has created an empire from scratch and is a self made man. He has been having the life which he has been longing for and accepting heavy payments. He has an estimated net worth of over $8.6 million US dollars as of 2017. The net worth is going to increase in the upcoming years as Montana has is soon going to be recognised as a legendary star.
French Montana Assets
Montana earlier in 2016 bought Selena Gomez’s Hidden Hills mansion for a reported $3.3 million. Gomez had initially listed the property for $4.4 million but sold it to Montana at a bargain. The 8000 square feet luxury mansion in the gated community of Mureau Estates is of Mediterranean style and comes with a two storey wall of windows and chandeliers as the dining place and comes with a guest house and two car garage. He also has a New Jersey villa of $1.5 million which features a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi among other luxury amenities.
Montana like his counterparts in the business likes to ride in bling. He currently owns:
• A Rolls Royce Ghost which comes at a base price of $250,000
• A 4.7 L V8 powered Maserati Gran Turismo
• A Rolls Royce Wraith which comes at a base price of about $300,000
• A Range Rover which comes at a base price of about $36,000
• A Ferrari California which packs in a staggering 552 hp and comes at a steal price of about $200,000
• An Audi A8L which comes at a starting price of just over $83,000
• The BMW i8 which comes at a bargain price of $136,000
French Montana Business Model
Along with having a successful music career, he is also known to be the rapper from Morocco who is the CEO of Cocaine City Records. He collaborated with a lot of artists and added their interviews to his mixtapes which got huge sales figures in the streets and added handsomely to his net worth. After establishing his own record label as Cocaine City Records, Montana joined with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group which added to his financial success.
Montana has had rich music experiences throughout his childhood from late Tupac Shakur, Nas, Snoop Dog and Wu-Tang Clan. He also loves English soul and R&B singers Adele and Amy Winehouse. Perhaps these influences played a major role in Montana’s own music in “Excuse My French”
He has also performed in a couple of films which include The Perfect Match and Respect The Shooter.
He has even appeared in various such films as:
• Wild’ N Out (2013, 2015)
• Late Night With Seth Meyers (2014)
• Keeping Up With the Kardashians (2014)
• Ridiculousness (2014)
• Love &Hip; Hop: New York (2016)
• Empire (2016)
The man who is famous among ladies is holidaying with Khloe’s brother’s former girlfriend, Rosa Acosta. They are in Hawaii this week and media are speculating that something is cooking between them. The main reason to fly down to Hawaii with A$AP Rocky was to celebrate the release of their Said N Done music video. He is updating his social media accounts with sexy photos from his vacation.
Recently he also featured in Juelz Santana’s latest track “ Dip’d in Coke”. The rising star will surprise the audiences a lot in the upcoming years.