Wale Net Worth

Wale Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (Wale) Wiki Biography

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.

Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of Birth21 September 1984
Place Of BirthWashington D.C., USA
ProfessionAmerican Rapper, singer, musician
AwardsGrammy Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, won Nigeria Entertainment Award, Soul Train Awards
1Cousin of Gbenga Akinnagbe.


Kevin Hart: What Now?2016Documentary performer: "What Now" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
American Honey2016performer: "Bounce It" - as Wale / writer: "Bounce It" - as Olubowale Victor Akantimehin
The Birth of a Nation2016"Live Forever"
Million Dollar Arm2014performer: "Chillin'" / performer: "Keep The Hustle" - as Wale / writer: "Keep The Hustle", "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Girls2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
RGIII: The Will to Win2013TV Movie performer: "No Pain No Gain" - as Wale
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Internship2013performer: "Chillin'" - as Wale / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Chelsea Lately2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Project X2012performer: "Pretty Girls Benny Benassi Remix" - as Wale / writer: "Pretty Girls Benny Benassi Remix" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Conan2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short performer: "Lotus Flower Bomb" / writer: "Lotus Flower Bomb" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
That Way2011Video short performer: "That Way" / writer: "That Way" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
30 Minutes or Less2011writer: "Is There Any Love" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Restless City2011performer: "My Sweetie" / writer: "My Sweetie"
Step Up 3D2010performer: "Chillin'" / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Pretty Girls2010Video short performer: "Pretty Girls" / writer: "Pretty Girls"
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wale: Chillin2009Video short performer: "Chillin'" / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
BET Hip-Hop Awards 20092009TV Special performer: "Pretty Girls"
DJ Hero2009Video Game performer: "Chillin"
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Artistic Integrity2008Video short performer: "The Artistic Integrity" / writer: "The Artistic Integrity"
2007 MTV Video Music Awards2007TV Special performer: "W. A. L. E. D. A. N. C. E."


Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short writer
That Way2011Video short writer
Pretty Girls2010Video short writer
Wale: Chillin2009Video short writer
The Artistic Integrity2008Video short writer

Music Department

ESPN First Take2016TV Series composer - 1 episode
Paradores de turismo del Pirineo1971Documentary short composer: stock music - as Wale


Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short executive producer
That Way2011Video short executive producer


Wale: Chillin2009Video shortWale


Complex Conversations2016-2017TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN First Take2017TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Lucha Underground2016TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself (as Wale)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
2015 NBA All Star All Style2015TV MovieHimself - Musical Guest (as Wale)
Jerry Seinfeld and Wale Discuss2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Wale Ft. Jeremih: The Body2014Video shortHimself (as Wale)
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
This Is Hot 972014TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - The Gifted Rapper (as Wale)
Wale Presents the Gifted Documentary2013Documentary shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Musical Support for The Roots
RapFix Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video shortHimself (as Wale)
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
That Way2011Video shortHimself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Funk Flex Full Throttle2011TV Series as Wale
Vevo: Area Codes2010TV SeriesHimself
Pretty Girls2010Video shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV Series
BET Hip-Hop Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Wale)
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2009TV MovieHimself (as Wale)
2009 MTV Video Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Wale)
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself
Rising Icons2009TV Series
The Artistic Integrity2008Video shortHimself
2007 MTV Video Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
In the Lab2005TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social MessageFor the video "The White Shoes."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song

Known for movies

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