Big Sean Net Worth and Details of His Relationship With Ariana Grande

What is Big Sean’s net worth?

Net Worth:
$26 million
Salary:$2.72 Millions
Income Sources:Rap Music
Age/Date of Birth:
36 years old (March 25, 1988)
5 feet, 8 inches (1.73 m)
Nationality:5 feet, 8 inches (1.73 m)
Last Updated:
Big Sean is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper whose net worth is $26 million as of 2021.

Born Sean Michael Leonard Anderson on March 25, 1988, in Santa Monica, California, the musician is the son of James and Myra Anderson. His nationality is American and his sun sign is Aries. Even though he was born in Santa Monica, he was raised by his grandmother in Detroit, Michigan. He moved there when he was just a three-month-old baby.

Sean began rapping at age 12 when he was at the progressive Waldorf School, Detroit. He graduated with a 3.7 GPA from high school – Cass Technical High School. His rapping skills began to gain popularity through his online self-released mixtapes. He began showing his rap skills on the radio every week in a hip-hop station which organized weekly rap battle for upcoming talents. He was soon discovered by rapper Kanye West who he met at the station. West would go on to sign him onto his GOOD music label two years later in May 2007.

The following year, Big Sean signed to Def Jam Recordings. Some of his mixtapes include Finally Famous: The Mixtape which produced the hit single, “Get’cha Some”. Next up was UKNOWBIGSEAN released in 2009 followed by Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG in 2010. His debut album, Finally Famous, was released in 2011 and it peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, selling almost 400,000 copies. Hit singles from the album include “Marvin & Chardonnay”, “Dance (A$$)”, and “My Last”.

Sean’s second album, Hall of Fame, was released in 2013 and it debuted at number one on the Billboard chart and sold 72,000 copies in the first week. He subsequently signed to Roc Nation in 2014 and released his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise, in 2015 which has since been certified platinum. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, producing the hit single “I Don’t Fuck with You”.

Big Sean

Big Sean has over the course of his career received a number of BET Awards and nominations. His debut album won a BET Hip Hop Award in 2011. He won BET Best Male Artist Award in 2012 and his “I Don’t Fuck with You” song featuring E-40 won a BET Hip Hop Award for the Best Club Banger and the best collabo.

In 2015, his song “One Man Can Change the World” won an MTV Music Video Award for the best song with a social message. Sean was one of the vocalists on “Mercy”, the lead single from the compilation album, Cruel Summer. It received 2 Grammy Award nominations.

Analysis of Big Sean’s Net Worth

Big Sean is currently worth $26 million as of 2021. A huge chunk of his wealth comes from his music career; record deals, album and records sales, touring and selling merchandise. His business dealings; endorsement and real estate investments have also contributed to his wealth although it is believed to be a smaller portion compared to what he takes home as a direct result of his music.

His Earnings From Album and Single Sales

The first big paycheck the rapper received is believed to have been in May 2007 when he signed to Kanye’s GOOD Music record label. After a few mixtapes that helped create a buzz around him, he released his debut album Finally Famous in June 2011. The album has since been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), meaning that it sold over a million copies in the United States.

Sean’s second album Hall of Fame performed poorly compared to his first release as it only garnered Gold certification from the RIAA, meaning that it sold just over 500,000 copies in the US. He managed to turn things around in 2015 with the release of Dark Sky Paradise which has been certified 2x Platinum having sold two million units. The album’s lead single “I Don’t Fuck with You” proved to be his highest-selling single ever as it was certified 6x Platinum. It further received a 3x Platinum certification from Music Canada (MC) and Gold certifications from counterparts in Australia and Britain.

2017’s I Decided received Platinum certification while its single “Bounce Back” was certified 5x Platinum by RIAA and 2x Platinum by MC. Figures of the performance of his fifth studio album, Detroit 2, which was released on the 4th of September, 2020, have not yet been put together.

Tours and Concerts

Musicians are believed to make more money from tours and performing at concerts than they do from actual sales of their projects. Big Sean is no different than any other musician out there as he has embarked on a number of tours; either as a headliner or supporting act.

The first tour he embarked on and was a headling act was the I Am Finally Famous Tour in 2011. In 2013, he went on the Detroit Tour which was followed by the Hall of Fame Tour in 2014. The following year, he was a supporting act in rapper J. Cole‘s Forest Hills Drive Tour which sold over 570,000 tickets and grossed $20.4 million. In 2016, he joined Rihanna on her Anti World Tour which grossed $105.2 million with over 980,000 tickets sold. Sean’s last noted tour was in 2017 when he did the I Decided Tour.

Business Deals and Endorsements

Big Sean once had an endorsement deal with Adidas that led to the release of his “Detroit Player” line of sneakers. In 2017, the rapper left Adidas and signed with Puma where he became their new Creative Collaborator and Global Ambassador. He also happens to be a brand ambassador for Ti$A clothing line which also has musicians like Chris Brown and Tyga on their roster and owns a clothing company called Aura Gold which launched in 2013.

  • 2011 – Finally Famous Album and I Am Finally Famous Tour
  • 2013 – Hall of Fame Album and Detroit Tour
  • 2014 – Hall of Fane Tour
  • 2015 – Dark Sky Paradise Album and J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Tour
  • 2016 – Rihanna’s Anti World Tour
  • 2017 – I Decided Album and I Decided Tour; Puma Deal
  • 2020 – Detroit 2 Album

Big Sean Does Not Spend His Money like the Average American Rapper

American rappers are known to frequently brag about the luxuries their careers are able to provide them; whether it is through their songs or on Instagram where they post photos of themselves in the latest luxury vehicle to hit the market or with wads of money to their ear. Big Sean does not appear to be that type of person even though his lyrics are full of such statements. He instead spends a great deal of time giving back to society, specifically his hometown of Detroit. Sean started the Sean Anderson Foundation with his mother and one of the first things they did was to pay for school uniforms for kids who couldn’t afford them and donate backpacks with tons of school supplies.

The only notable expenditure on luxury by the rapper is the Beverly Hills house he bought in November 2017. Sean spent $8.7 million to acquire an 11,000 square foot home with 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms that was previously owned by guitarist Slash of Guns N’ Roses.

How Tall is Big Sean and What Do We Know About His Physical Appearance?

Big Sean is 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm tall while he weighs 69 kg or 152 pounds. Wondering what his feet size is, he wears size 10 (US).

The rapper’s body build is athletic and he adheres to his workout routine very religiously because according to him, he functions better after his workout but his routine is unknown. He has a healthy dietary timetable which mostly includes a lot of asparaguses and that accounts for his perfect body frame. He has a black hair and dark brown eyes.

Big Sean’s Girlfriend and Details of His Relationship With Ariana Grande

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Ashley Marie is Big Sean’s first known girlfriend and he describes her as his first love. Their love relationship is dated back to 2006 when both of them were still in high school with Ashley only being 18 years old at the time. The relationship lasted seven years (from 2006 to 2013). They split in early 2013, and Big Sean rapped about her in a track from his second album, “Hall of Fame”. His next stop was with actress and singer, Naya Marie Rivera.

He started dating the Glee actress in February 2013 who he met on Twitter. Naya is thought to have dissed all Big Sean’s exes (which was officially only Ashley) in her song titled ‘Sorry’ which she released while dating the rapper. But her romance wasn’t to outlast the ‘others’ even though they were engaged in October 2013. Big Sean called off the relationship via the internet in April 2014 and Naya claimed it was because she caught him with Ariana Grande – who would later become his next girlfriend – in his house.

Big Sean’s relationship with Ariana Grande was the most high profile of all his relationships. They started dating in July 2014 – three months after his split from Naya Rivera – but the baby singer and ‘Dangerous Woman’ crooner confirmed that the power duo was seeing each other on October 2014, which gave way to a flurry of PDA’s by the lovebirds. They were seen together everywhere, red carpets, shows, parties, trips, musical tours, etc. But it only lasted eight months even though their fans expected more.

There were rising tensions between the Hollywood lovebirds. There was the issue of jealousy on the part of Big Sean (provoked by Justin Bieber) and then Ariana being unhappy that he didn’t trust her enough. The straw that seemed to finally break the camel’s back was the lyrics of Big Sean’s hit track ‘Stay Down’ where he rapped about Ariana’s p***y. They parted ways on April 8, 2015.

Big Sean is currently with Jhené Aiko after she got divorced from her ex-husband Dot da Genius in October 2017. Jhené has a daughter from her relationship with American R&B singer O’Ryan before she got married to Dot da Genius. Her daughter, Namiko Love, was born on November 19, 2008. She has no children with Big Sean and they are not married yet.

Profile Summary
First Name: Sean
Last Name:Anderson
Estimated Net Worth:
$26 million
Salary:$2.72 Millions
Source of Wealth:Rap Music
Last Updated:
Also Known As:
Big Sean
Professional Rapper and songwriter
Famous For:Released several mixtapes, including UKNOWBIGSEAN, Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
36 years old (March 25, 1988)
Zodiac Sign:Aries
Birth Place:
Santa Monica, California
Nationality:5 feet, 8 inches (1.73 m)
Country of Residence:
The United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 8 inches (1.73 m)
69 kg (152.lbs)
Eye Colour:
Dark Brown
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
chest: 38 inches (96.5cm)
Bicep: 14 inches (35.5 cm
Waist: 33inches (84cm)
Marital Status:
Jhené Aiko
Family and Relatives
James Anderson
Mother:Myra Anderson
Siblings:Gregg Pluta (Brother)
Chris Jinkins (Brother)
Other Relatives:
Chuck Dez
Chuck Dez
Chuck is a personal finance and entertainment writer with over 15 years of experience covering famous biographies, personal finance, celebrity net worth, and celebrity lifestyles. He loves the process of researching new information, discovering and learning new things, as well as putting into words, interesting things others might like to read.


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