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Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (Wale) net worth:
$7 Million

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Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born on 21 September 1984, in Washington D.C., USA of Yoruba Nigerian descent, Known simply as Wale, he is a naturalized American rapper, singer who came to notice in 2006 when he released his first song entitled “Dig Dug (Shake It)”, which immediately became popular particularly in the Washington area, and which was also a good start to building his net worth.

So just how rich is Wale? Sources indicate that Wale is progressing well in his career spanning less than 10 years, with an estimated net worth of $7 million.

Wale Net Worth $7 Million

Wale initially planned to pursue a career in football and attended Robert Morris University and Virginia State University on football scholarships. However, academia was not for him, and neither did his football progress as he had hoped, so he dropped out and shifted his focus towards music, and soon became recognized locally. In 2006, “Dig Dug (Shake It)” was released and Wale’s successful attempt at making music saw him discovered by a British producer, Mark Ronson, and in 2007 he was offered a recording deal with Allido Records.

Within a year, Wale released several mix tapes under their label, received the award of “D.C Metro Breakthrough Artist of the Year”, and participated in Mark Ronson’s UK tour, appeared in the media, and was featured in several magazines. A year later in 2008, he was signed to both Allido Records and Interscope, the latter offering him $1.3 million for his contract. In 2009, Wale released his debut album entitled “Attention Deficit” containing singles that appeared in the official music charts: “Chillin” peaked at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Pretty Girls” reached #56 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, while the song “World Tour” was critically acclaimed. The album as a whole peaked at #21 on the Hot 200 Billboard chart with 28,000 copies sold, establishing Wale’s position among the successful artists in the music industry, and considerably boosted his net worth.

Wales career progressed steadily, and in 2011 he signed a recording deal with the Maybach Music Group, a label belonging to another famous rapper, Rick Ross, with whom he recorded and released a compilation album entitled “Self Made Vol.1”, which turned out to be highly successful, selling 58,900 copies during the first week, and debuting at #5 on the US Billboard 200. Wale then went on to record his solo albums, and later that year, he released his second studio album “Ambition”, which surprisingly enough, received a mixture of both positive, as well as negative reviews. However, despite some criticism, the album peaked at #2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 164,000 copies during the first week; again, his net worth benefited considerably.

In 2013, Wale released his third studio album entitled “The Gifted”, which mainly received positive reviews from both critics and the audience. The album featured guest appearances from such famous artists as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross and others, and sold 323,000 copies in the United States alone, and peaked at #1 on both US Billboard 200 and US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts.This success also increased his net worth.

Wale has also been nominated for and won many awards: he was nominated for Grammy Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, won Nigeria Entertainment Award for the Best International Artist, as well as Soul Train Awards for Best New Artist and Best Hip Hop Song of the Year 2013 – such recognition does no harm to his rising net worth.

In addition to his successful music career and stable income, Wale has invested in the water brand called “Smartwater”, a subsidiary company owned by The Coca-Cola Company, with revenue of $350 million in 2006. Hopefully this and other investments will prove worthwhile assets, adding further to Wale’s wealth.


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
MTV Video Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special performer: "W. A. L. E. D. A. N. C. E."
Million Dollar Arm 2014 performer: "Keep The Hustle" - as Wale / writer: "Keep The Hustle", "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
So You Think You Can Dance 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Internship 2013 performer: "Chillin'" - as Wale / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Project X 2012 writer: "Pretty Girls Benny Benassi Remix"
Conan 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lotus Flower Bomb 2011 Video short performer: "Lotus Flower Bomb" / writer: "Lotus Flower Bomb" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
That Way 2011 Video short performer: "That Way" / writer: "That Way" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
30 Minutes or Less 2011 writer: "Is There Any Love" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Restless City 2011 performer: "My Sweetie" / writer: "My Sweetie"
Step Up 3D 2010 performer: "Chillin'" / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Pretty Girls 2010 Video short performer: "Pretty Girls" / writer: "Pretty Girls"
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wale: Chillin 2009 Video short performer: "Chillin'" / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009 2009 TV Special performer: "Pretty Girls"
DJ Hero 2009 Video Game performer: "Chillin"
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Artistic Integrity 2008 Video short performer: "The Artistic Integrity" / writer: "The Artistic Integrity"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lotus Flower Bomb 2011 Video short writer
That Way 2011 Video short writer
Pretty Girls 2010 Video short writer
Wale: Chillin 2009 Video short writer
The Artistic Integrity 2008 Video short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lotus Flower Bomb 2011 Video short executive producer
That Way 2011 Video short executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series Himself
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Himself (as Wale)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - The Gifted Rapper (as Wale)
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Musical Support for The Roots
BET Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself (as Wale)
Conan 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Lotus Flower Bomb 2011 Video short Himself (as Wale)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
That Way 2011 Video short Himself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Funk Flex Full Throttle 2011 TV Series as Wale
Vevo: Area Codes 2010 TV Series Himself
Pretty Girls 2010 Video short Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series
Wale: Chillin 2009 Video short Himself
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Wale)
MTV Video Music Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Wale)
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009 TV Series Himself
Rising Icons 2009 TV Series
The Artistic Integrity 2008 Video short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
In the Lab 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

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