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Drake: Age, Nationality, Career, Net Worth 2022

Drake, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and actor based in the United States of America. He is one of the most successful rappers in America and possibly the most successful to come out of Canada. Drake is the first artist to have had his first 5 studio albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Drake has also been named on the ‘Top-Earning Hip Hop Artists’ list by Forbes for all the years after 2010. When it comes to awards, the rapper has clinched several prestigious awards including the highly coveted Grammy award.

Drake was born in Toronto in Canada to an African American father, Dennis Graham, who was a drummer, and a Jewish Canadian mother, Sandra Graham, who was an English teacher and florist. His parents divorced when he was just 5 years old and he continued to live with his mother in Toronto. His father was later arrested in the city of Memphis and sentenced to several years in prison on drug charges. 

In school, Drake was normally bullied due to his racial and religious background and this caused him to eventually drop out of school. He later attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute where he showed a talent for arts, acting, and singing.

When he turned 15, Drake met an acting agent whose son was in the same high school as him. After a suggestion from the agent, Drake was cast in a drama series about teenagers known as Degrassi: Next Generation. In the movie, Drake portrayed a basketball star who had a debilitating injury after he was shot by a classmate.

Drake has cited Jay-Z as being the real inspiration behind his passion for music. His first mixtape was released in 2006. Two more mixtapes followed a year later. Drake had several collaborations with rapper, Lil Wayne and even joined one of Wayne’s tours. He eventually signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment which is owned by Lil Wayne and his professional career in music began. His debut studio album ‘Thank me later’ was released in 2010 and met with great success.

Drake is also known as Champagne Papi. The rapper is now 35 years old.

  • Net worth

From Canada to America, Drake has become one of the most successful rappers in the world of music. With numerous viral hits and successful albums, he has become one of the richest rappers in the world. Drake has an estimated net worth of $250 million. This puts him near the elite rich list in the Hip Hop industry.

  • Investments

Drake has had his hand in several investments that contributed to his current net worth. The rapper does not make money from his musical career alone. He owns several mansions in the United States that are valued at millions of dollars. The rapper has made several real estate investments such as the following. 

He purchased a property in Hidden Hills for $7.7 million and then later expanded the property by purchasing a 1.6-acre property that was adjacent to it for $2.8 million. He expanded this property again after purchasing another nearby home for $4.5 million.

The rapper also purchased a $6.7 million plot of land in his native Canada in 2016 where he planned to build a mansion. Apart from this, Drake owns another apartment in downtown Toronto.

The rapper also has a fashion brand ‘OWL’ which deals in jewelry as well.

He is also the owner of ‘October’s Very Own’, which translates to the popular initials, OVO. The company is a lifestyle brand.

  • Luxuries

Drake is well known for splashing money on blings and other expensive things like cars and homes. Apart from his real estate investments as seen above, the rapper owns several expensive kinds of stuff as well. 

The rapper owns a large Boeing 767 cargo airplane that is worth around $185 million. The plane has been customized with ‘Air Drake’. This plane is belied to have been gifted to the rapper by an airplane manufacturing company.

When it comes to vehicles, drake owns several expensive ones such as the following.

  1. Lamborghini Aventador Roadster valued at$400,000
  2. Ferrari LaFerrari valued at $3 million
  3. Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren valued at $550,000
  4. McLaren 675 LT valued at $350,000
  5. Rolls Royce Phantom Mansory valued at $1 million
  6. Rolls Royce Cullinan in gothic theme valued at over $500,000 

Apart from these, the rapper also owns a Brabus 850 S-Class which is valued at $588,000. He also owns a Mercedes Maybach Laudalet, Range Rover, Mercedes Maybach S600 Pullman, Bentley Mulsanne, Bentley Continental GT, and many more. 

Drake also owned a special edition $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir which he later put up for sale.

In jewelry, the rapper owns several diamond necklaces and earrings valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Family

Drake has a son named Adonis who was born in 2017. However, the rapper did not affirm the paternity of the child until 2018.  He was also once in a relationship with billionaire singer, Rihanna, from 2009 until 2016. Drake had said that Rihanna was the woman he had loved all his life.



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