Who is Wale and what is his net worth 2018? Wale is a rapper who has released five studio albums in his career. He became popular after his song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” in 2006. In 2009, he released his debut album called ‘Attention Deficit’ which included the singles “World Tour”, “Pretty Girls”, and “Chillin’”. He has also released two compilation albums and has released 46 singles. In 2005, he released his debut mixtape called ‘Paint a Picture’. He has also appeared for other artists like Shawty Lo, Sabi, Marcus Canty, Juicy J, Iggy Azalea, Rick Ross, and Miguel. Wale has also released four collaborative albums with Maybach Music Group.
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin known as “Wale” was born on September 21, 1984, in Washington, D.C. His parents were originally from Nigeria and came to the United States in 1979. When he was 10, his family moved from Northwest, Washington, D.C. to Montgomery County. He went to Quince Orchard High School located in Gaithersburg, Maryland and completed his graduation in 2002. He then went to Robert Morris University followed by Virginia State University.
He then went to Bowie State University but dropped out citing academic reasons. He has received a football scholarship to attend college and is the cousin of Gbenga Akinnagbe. He first recorded the song “Rhyme of the Century” which was aired on radio. In 2006, he was signed to ‘Studio 43’. His song “Dig Dug (Shake It)”became popular and became the most requested song on the radio in Washington, D.C.
Wale has been dating Claudia Alexis Jourdan who is a model. The couple welcomed their first child named Zyla Moon Oluwakemi in July 2016. They were also expecting a child in 2015, however, his girlfriend had a miscarriage and lost his first child.
In 2006, Wale released his single entitled “Uptown Roamers” which debuted at #66 on XM Radio Channel. In early 2007, he released a song on radio titled “Good Girls”. In June of the same year, he was signed to Allido Records. A month later, he released his mixtape called ‘100 Miles & Running’. It featured other artists like Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, and Daniel Merriweather.
In May 2008, Wale released another mixtape called ‘The Mixtape About Nothing’. He then went on to appear in the singles of other artists. His fifth mixtape called ‘Back to the Feature’ was released in June 2009. He then went on to release his debut album entitled ‘Attention Deficit’ in 2009. The album debuted at #21 on Billboard 200. It included guest appearances by Lady Gaga, Gucci Mane, Jazmine Sullivan, Melanie Fiona, and K’Naan.
In the same year, he released his sixth mixtape called More About Nothing. In November 2011, he released his second solo album ‘Ambition’. This was followed by ‘The Gifted’ in 2013 and ‘The Album About Nothing’ in 2015. He then recorded the musical theme of First Take on ESPN. In 2017, he released his fifth solo album called ‘Shine’.
In 2013, Wale was nominated in the Grammy Awards in the category of ‘Best Rap Song’. He has won the Soul Train Award out of four nominations. In 2010, he won the Nigeria Entertainment Award for best International Artist. He was also nominated for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for “White Shoes”. He has won one BET Hip Hop Award out of eight nominations.
Net Worth of Wale
Wale became popular after his song was played on the local radio station in Washington, D.C. He then went on to release several mixtapes. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth. Wale’s net worth is an estimated $5 million. In his career, he has released 11 mixtapes and has released two promotional singles.
Three of his solo albums have peaked at No. 1 on various charts. His collaborative album with Maybach Music Group called ‘Self Made 4’ will be released in 2017. He has given several platinum certified singles and albums. Wale has also released 41 music videos in his career.
Wale has partnered with ASICS and Ruvilla for launching the product “Bottle Rocket” in 2015. In 2016, he again teamed up with ASICS for another product.