What is Kendrick Lamar's net worth?

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Kendrick Lamar is one of the most influential artists not only in the hip-hop space but also in all of music today. The 35-year-old Compton, CA native first started to make a name for himself in hip hop when he released his first studio album Section.80 in July 2011.

Kendrick saw immense success start to come his way after he followed up Section.80 with the Billboard-chart topping good kid, m.A.A.d city in October 2012. The west coast rapper would go on to release another three Billboard-chart topping albums over the next decade, including 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly, 2017's Damn, and most recently 2022's Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

As one of the most ground-breaking and influential hip-hop artists and songwriters of this generation, the impact that Kendrick had on both the genre and his fans is immense. And all of his success with his music, as well as other business endeavors (including his new entertainment company PGLang, which was founded in 2020) has led to Kendrick being one of the wealthiest rappers in the industry today.

Net worth of Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lamar has an estimated net worth of $75 million in 2023. That reportedly ties him with DJ Khaled as the 24th richest rapper in the world.

Lamar has primarily built his wealth from his hip-hop career. He also has purchased some impressive real estate in the last few years, including a $10 million mansion in Manhattan Beach in 2019.

In the last five years, Lamar was one of the highest-paid rappers in the world. Forbes reported that he was the third-highest-paid artist in hip hop in 2018, making $58 million that year.

In 2019, Forbes reported that Lamar was again one of the 10 highest-paid rappers in the world. Lamar reportedly made $38.5 million in 2019.

Lamar went a few years in the late 2010s and early 2011s without dropping any music or touring.

But he was a high earner once again in the last couple of years, largely thanks to his tour "The Big Steppers" in 2022. "The Big Steppers" tour was reportedly the highest-earning rap tour of all time, bringing in more than $110 million throughout 73 shows around the world.

Given that Kendrick is still performing shows in 2023, including the Lollapalooza in Paris and Chicago, Outside Lands in San Francisco, and Rolling Loud in Germany and Netherlands, among many others.