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Waka Flocka Net Worth

Waka Flocka Net Worth 2019
Net Worth$7,000,000
Full NameJuaquin James Malphurs
Date of Birth/AgeMay 31, 1986 (age 32)
Source of wealthRapper, Songwriter
Height6’4’’
Country of originU.S
State/City of originSouth Jamaica, New York
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Waka Flocka net worth is $7 million dollars.

How Much Waka Flocka Make a Year?

Waka’s annual income breakdown is not published at this time.

How does Waka Flocka make his money?

Waka makes his income from record sales, co-producing hip-hop albums, concerts, and television appearances. The latest break down of earnings for Waka Flocka dates back 6 years ago.

At that time he was making $15k-$50k per show, he had $140,000 in assets, and his contract with Atlantic Records was worth $20 million.

His total earnings have increased each year so it’s safe to assume Waka Flocka is making enough today to sustain his fortune.

In television, he has been on “Black Dynamite” (2014), “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” (2014; 2016-present), “FishCenter Live” (2017), and “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition”.

 

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Introduction

Waka Flocka Flame is a popular American rapper from South Jamaica, New York. He quickly made a name for himself in the industry by dropping hit records on his first try of going mainstream. Let’s take a closer look at his personal life, bio, net worth, and career history.

Early Life

Waka Flocka’s real name is Juaquin James Malphurs. He was born on May 31, 1986, in South Jamaica, New York. His family moved to Georgia shortly after he was born.

His mom Debra Antney worked as the CEO of Mizay Entertainment which is a major artist management company, but at the time Waka was not interested in music.

Waka faced a huge turning point in his life when he reached the age of 14. One of his brothers was killed in an automobile accident.

That tragedy really affected Waka and pushed him further away from the chance of a career. He started to commit his time to Atlanta’s streets and gangs.

 

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Personal life

Waka Flocka married Tammy Rivera on May 25, 2014, without a ceremony. Five years later they renewed their vows in Mexico.

Tammy is 32 years old, she has explained that they agreed they’d have a traditional wedding ceremony once they made it to the five-year point in their marriage. Tammy says she has married her best friend and soulmate all over again.

 

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In 2016 the couple briefly separated due to Waka’s infidelity but they eventually got back together. Their relationship has been in the public eye on shows such as VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” as well as WE TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition.

Tammy has a daughter named Charlie who is 13 years old. The couple has yet to have any biological children together, however, Waka is said to have helped raise Charlie as if she were his own. He has gotten a tattoo of Charlie’s face on his body.

 

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Career

Waka’s career started in 2008 when he released his initial mixtape called “Salute me or Shoot me Vol.1”. The track “O Let’s Do It” became an instant success. It reached the 62nd spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Other notable singles on the mixtape included “Hard in da Paint” and “No Hands”. The whole mixtape slowly circulated around the country and Waka finally gained a mainstream presence as well as catching the attention of Gucci Mane’s squad 1017 Brick Squad.

In 2010 Waka Flocka dropped his debut studio album “Flockaveli. In 2011 Waka Flocka won the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger.

In 2012 Waka finalized the work of his second album “Triple F Life-Friends, Fans & Family” and he released it that same year.

The lead single of this album was “Round of Applause”. The album featured work with several artists including Drake, Meek Mill, Ludacris, and Nicki Minaj. The album also reached the 10th spot on the Billboard 200.

The following year Waka finished his studio album “Flockaveli 2”. His next mixtape was called “DuFlocka Rant 2” and after that, he released an additional mixtape called “Roches to Rollies” all in 2013. Following that work was his third album titled “DuFlocka Rant: Halftime”.

At present, Waka Flocka net worth reached $7,000,000.

In 2015, Waka put out mixtapes “Flockaveli 1.5” and “Salute me or Shoot me 5”. In 2017, he made an announcement that he would be putting his next album out in 2018.

 

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Interesting Facts

  • Waka Flocka has known Gucci Mane ever since he was 19 years old.
  • Waka Flocka’s mom Debra Antney used to be Gucci Mane’s manager.
  • In January 2010 Waka Flocka was shot twice after someone attempted to rob him at a car wash in Atlanta.
  • In January 2011 Waka Flocka turned himself into Atlanta authorities after his home was raided. He got booked on several charges including drug and firearm possession and violating his probation for driving on a suspended license.
  • In March 2013 Waka Flocka found himself in a Twitter war between him and his longtime friend Gucci Mane. It was said that Gucci’s account was hacked but Waka didn’t believe it. He wound up putting out a diss-track aimed at Gucci titled “Ice Cream” and he made an announcement that he was no longer a part of the 1017 Brick Squad. In September 2014 the friends patched up their drama publicly on the Twitter platform.
  • In October 2014 Waka Flocka got arrested when a security scan at an Atlanta airport picked up the loaded gun in his luggage.
  • In April 2019 Waka avoided getting hurt during the shooting of an Atlanta recording studio.
  • Waka Flocka and his wife reportedly owe $34,000 in back taxes as of May 2019. They received a state tax lien for letting their 2017 bill go unpaid. The star couple was warned that if they don’t pay soon their property could be seized. Just the previous year Waka was hit with a lien in the amount of $55,000 for unpaid taxes for the year 2012.

Favorite Quotes from Waka Flocka

“My original name was Juaquin, and my cousin couldn’t pronounce my name right. So he’d just be saying ‘Waka!Waka!’ So when I was younger, I used to always laugh, then my man Gucci gave me the rest of the name.”

“It’s a total big difference between a person that got lyrics and a person that can make hit singles. I’m a person that can make some hit singles. I’m not in no booth trying to be a lyrical genius.”

“So I write from the heart. I never write from my mind. My brain, I mean.”

“You wear fur, it’s like you trying to be something you not. You get fur, you can spend the same money on like, 30 jackets.”

 

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Tips for success from Waka Flocka

  1. Always know how you got where you are; you always must keep your hustle on and aim for the best.
  2. Get through the hard times one step at a time. Dreams do come true and you can live through the hard times.
  3. The family is a top priority as well as being in a position to make a difference while you’re here.