Wiz Khalifa whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz is an American-based rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur as well. The artiste has great affection and love for herbal substances otherwise known as weed till the point of making it a hobby and making a business idea out of it.
Khalifa came into the limelight at the age of 16 when he was discovered by Benjy Grinberg, CEO of Rostrum Records. He is greatly known for the following hit songs; “Black and Yellow”, “Work Hard, Play Hard”, “See You Again”, “We Dem Boyz” and many others. Continue reading if you want to find out more about Wiz Khalifa.
Wiz Khalifa (Age, Parents & Education)
Wiz Khalifa was born on the 8 September 1987 in North Dakota, United States of America to his parents whose names are Laurence Thomaz and Peachie Wimbush; father and mother respectively. His parents were in the military which gave the artiste the opportunity to live in different countries like Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and other countries.
His name Khalifa means “Wisdom” or “Successor”. He is from the United States of America and is of African-American ethnicity.
He is a Christian by religion. The American-based rapper went to school at Taylor Allderdice High School which is in Pittsburgh, USA.
He is currently 33 years old. Talking about his body measurements, his height is 1.93 m tall, and a body weight of 78 kg. His body type is like that of an athlete who is slim and tall.
Wiz Khalifa Girlfriend and Children
Discussing his personal and relationship life, Wiz Khalifa is a father and he was once a husband to Amber Rose whom he engaged in 2012 and married in 2013 before they divorced in 2014 due to irreconcilable differences. The artiste has a son with Amber by the name of Sebastian Taylor who was born in 2013.
The the-33-year-old prolific American rapper started dating model Izabela Guedes in 2017, and the couple seemed to cut things off in February 2018, according to Bossip. In 2020, he is dating a Canadian model Winnie Harlow. His latest snap was a very loved-up one with his new lady, and show them sitting beside each other.
Wiz Khalifa Net Worth
Wiz Khalifa net worth is estimated to be approximately $65 million. The major source of his income is his sale of music where several of his albums such as Mac & Devin Go to High School, and Blacc Hollywood has been certified Gold for selling around 500k units, while O.N.I.F.C and Rolling Papers have received platinum and double-platinum certification respectively.
Other major source of his net worth is concert ticket sales, ad revenue from his social media accounts, and brand endorsement deals.
He is also an entrepreneur and that has boosted his fortune. He is involved in selling marijuana where a pack goes for $10, and he sells more than 200 packs per show and through other e-commerce outlets. The talented rapper has also seen success in merchandising where his Taylor Gang hoodie goes for $60, his branded t-shirt cost around $20, and other branded products.
Wiz Khalifa Career, Albums, Songs & Awards
Wiz Khalifa is among one of the most fortunate people in the American entertainment industry as his musical career kicked off at the age of 16 when he was discovered by Rostrum Records President Benjy Grinberg. He started his journey by releasing a mixtape titled Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania in 2005 and after that, he released his debut studio album titled Show and Prove released in 2006.
2006 was not a good year for him as the album did not achieve much success commercially though it sold around 10,000 copies. Despite this fact, Rolling Stone magazine labeled Wiz Khalifa an artist to watch. Between the year, 2007 and 2009 he released several other mixtapes titled Grow Season 2007, Prince of the City 2 2007, Star Power 2008, and Flight School 2009. This time around, there was a massive turn-up in album sales.
The artiste did not slow down as he released his second studio album titled Deal or No Deal which sat at position 10 and 25 respectively on US Top Rap Albums and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In 2011, he fired on as he released his third studio album which was titled Rolling Papers. This is the album that did more commercially well as it sold more than two million copies making it get a double-platinum certification.
This particular album had smash hits such as “Black and Yellow”, “The Race”, “On My Level”, “Roll Up”, and “No Sleep”. Other albums that Wiz Khalifa has released to date are Mac & Devin Go to High School (with Snoop Dogg) (2011), O.N.I.F.C. (2012), Blacc Hollywood (2014), and Rolling Papers 2 (TBA).
Whiz Khalifa is a very talented personality as he also ventured into acting where he has played a role in several films and television shows, some of which are Gangs of Roses 2: Next Generation, High School 2, Ridiculousness season 2, ep 11, American Dad 2016 as Mateo, among several others. He is also an entrepreneur and a businessman as he sells Cannabis or rather medical marijuana.
Talking about his awards and nominations, his hard work and consistency have earned him the following spots 1 BET Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, and 2 Teen Choice Awards, among others.