Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn better known as Future is an American rapper with a net worth of $8 million. Future was born on November 20, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s a breakdown of the rapper’s musical career and net worth.
Future Net Worth: How He Started
Future’s musical journey began with a musical group called The Dungeon Family from where he first began to use his current nick. Among the group was Rico Wade who is a record producer and Future’s first cousin. Rico Wade encouraged Future to actively pursue a career as a rapper. Describing Wade, Future has once said; “He is the mastermind behind my sound”.
Like most rappers, Future began with mixtapes. He released a series of mixtapes between 2010 and 2011 including Dirty Sprite, 1000, True Story and also collaborated with other rappers like Gucci Mane.
Future Net Worth: Stardom
In September 2011, Future signed his first major recording deal with Epic Records. He continued to release successful mixtapes which enjoyed many positive reviews. Via his Freebandz Record Label, Future released his debut album “Pluto” on April 17, 2012. It featured the remix to his previous songs like Tony Montana ft. Drake and Magic ft. T.I. He also collaborated with other stars including R. Kelly and Snoop Dogg. Magic was Future’s first song to appear on the Billboard charts.
Future’s compilation mixtape “F.B.G.: The Movie” released in January 2013, was certified platinum. After much procrastination, his sophomore album “Honest” was released in 2014. The album produced hit tracks with features from artists like Kanye West, Ciara, Rihanna and more.
His third studio album DS2 was released in 2015. Later the same year, Future collaborated with Drake to release a mixtape “What a Time to Be Alive”. The mixtape debuted atop the Billboard 200, Billboard R&B Charts, and Billboard Hot Rap Songs. The success of the album made the Future the first rapper in 11 years (since Jay Z in 2004) to release two chart-topping albums in a single year. Future’s fourth studio album “Evol” was released in February 2016.
The huge success of his music has undoubtedly earned him the millionaire status. A report by TMZ in late 2015 revealed that Future makes $150,000 per 45-minute performance.
The rapper has four children from four different women including singer Ciara with whom he was engaged to between October 2013 and August 2014. The songstress sued the rapper in 2016 for defamation, slander, and libel.