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Kendrick Lamar Net Worth

Kendrick Lamar Net Worth
Net Worth$75,000,000
NameKendrick Lamar Duckworth
Date of Birth/AgeJune 17, 1987 (age 32)
State/City of originCompton, California, U.S.
Years active2004–present
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, record producer.

Net Worth

Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is $75 million.

How Did Kendrick Lamar Make His Money?

Lamar is a rapper and singer who is known for a melodic style of rapping and powerful lyrics that talk about crime, social justice and racism. He has been called one of the greatest rappers of the current generation.

In 2015, Billboard magazine called him one of the top 10 greatest rappers of all time.

Lamar has said that his major influences are Tupac Shakur, Jay Z, Nas and Eminem. He has also stated that he was influenced by jazz and funk musicians. Lamar has won 13 Grammys.


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He created the soundtrack for the major motion picture Black Panther. Still young, he is an artist whose future continues to hold amazing potential.

Kendrick Lamar Quick Facts

  • He was born on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California.
  • He is 5 foot 6 inches tall.
  • His birth name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth.
  • He originally performed under the name K-Dot.


Lamar grew up in public housing and on food stamps in Compton, California. His father was a gang member. His mother was a music lover who named him for one of the Temptations.

When he was eight years old, Lamar saw Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre film the video for California Love in his neighborhood. He said he never forgot seeing his two musical idols up close.


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Early Life

Lamar graduated as an honor student from Centennial High School in Compton. While he was still in school, he put together a mixtape called Youngest Head Nigga in Charge.

The mixtape received positive attention from local artists and producers. In 2004, he signed with Top Dawg Entertainment. He released his second mixtape in 2005.

At the time, he was performing with the stage name K-Dot. He began appearing on albums and videos with leading hip hop artists including Lil Wayne and The Game.


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Name Change

In 2009, he released his third mixtape, C4. He also decided to start using his real name instead of K-Dot. In 2010, he released his first album as Kendrick Lamar, The Kendrick Lamar EP.

He also formed Black Hippy, a hip hop supergroup that included Lamar, Jay Rock ScHoolboy and Ab-Soul.

Working with Dr. Dre

In 2010, Lamar was touring with other hip hop artists and had released a new mixtape. Dr. Dre saw the video for his song “Ignorance is Bliss” on YouTube and contacted Lamar. He wanted to include Lamar on the album he was producing with Snoop Dogg.


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The collaboration led to growing attention and publicity for Lamar. He was regularly included in lists of up-and-coming artists worth noticing. He released his first independent album, Section 80. The album had solid sales.

During a 2011tour, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg introduced Lamar as “the new king of the West Coast.” He signed a deal with Microsoft to write the song “Cloud 10” to promote Microsoft’s new system.

Building on Success

Lamar continued building on that success with a series of well-reviewed albums and singles. In 2012, he wrote the song “War Is My Love” for the video game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.


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His 2013 album good kid, m.A.A.d city was certified platinum just six months after its release. That same year, Kanye West announced that he and Lamar would be touring together.

Grammy Awards

In 2014, Lamar was nominated for several Grammys but did not win any.

In 2015, released his most noteworthy album, To Pimp a Butterfly. The album produced three hit singles. It also prompted Pitchfork magazine to name Lamar “the greatest rapper of his generation.”

The album won five Grammys, including Rap Album of the Year.

In 2017, Lamar produced the soundtrack to the Marvel movie Black Panther.


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In 2018, he performed at the Grammys and again won several awards. His album DAMN won Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video, and Best Rap/Sung Performance.

Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is $75 million.


Lamar is engaged to his girlfriend Whitney Alford. They began dating when they were both at Centennial High School in Compton.

Lamar keeps his personal life private. He and Alford had a daughter in 2019.


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Lamar is very religious. He speaks openly about his faith. He credits his faith with keeping him away from drugs and crime when he was growing up. He also believes that God is using him to deliver a message through his music.

Making History

In 2017, he became only the fifth artist in history to have 14 or more hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.

The other artists who achieved this are the Beatles, who had 14 hit songs on the chart in 1964, Drake who had 24, The Weeknd who had 18 and Justin Bieber who had 14.


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Charity and Activism

Lamar has raised money for people affected by the earthquakes in California, domestic violence victims in India and individual fans who have asked for his help.

Lamar has been especially generous to his hometown community. He has donated large amounts of money and time to helping schools in Compton create after-school programs focusing on music, sports and art to keep kids off the streets.


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He donated $50,000 to his former high school’s music program.

He is a strong supporter of My Brother’s Keeper, an organization that matches mentors from the business and academic worlds with young people who need support at work or school.

In 2014, he performed a tour for charity. He performed in Toronto, Moscow, Uganda, Haiti, and back home in Compton. All the profits went to Habitat for Humanity to build homes in those communities.

Civic Citations

“In 2015, he was awarded the 35th Generational Icon Award from the California State Senate for his community and charity work.”

“In 2016, the mayor of Compton formally awarded Lamar the keys to the city.”

Favorite Quotes from Kendrick Lamar

“Being from the city of Compton and knowing the parks that I played at and the neighborhoods, I always thought how great the opportunity would be to give back to my community.”

“I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.”

Success Tips from Kendrick Lamar

“At the end of the day, you want to always, always have real people around you, period. Whether male or female, everybody that’s been around me, they’ve been around since day one. I always show respect when respect has been given, and people that have been by your side, you’re supposed to honor that.”

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