Quick Facts of
- First NameFrench Montana
French Montana is one of the most popular rappers of the modern era, he has released several albums that have done extremely well on the charts.
He started his career back in 2002 and from then on has made himself an established name in Hollywood. He has collaborated with rappers like Lil Durk, Trinidad James, Lil’ Kim, and Chanel West Coast to name a few.
The rapper has also been in the headlines for numerous controversial incidents which include him being shot at by two gunmen and death one of the gunmen in a case of friendly fire.
What Is The Net Worth Of French Montana?
French Montana has a net worth of around $8 million as of May 2020. He made this net worth primarily from a career as a rapper.
Over the course of his almost 2-decade long career he has worked with some of the most influential names in the rap industry.
Earnings And Salary
Montana is a very high earner and took home around $30,000 from his live show every night in 2014 alone.
The star rapper also earned around $1,140,000 in 2013 due to the sales of the album Excuse My French. Similarly, his earnings in 2012 and 2011 were around $3 million.
French Montana bought a house in Calabasas, California which Selena Gomez formerly lived in 2016 for a price of $3.3 million. The 7,229-square-foot property had been upgraded by him for around $400,000.
Later he listed the property for $6.599 million in early 2020, by March he had already slashed $600,000 from the property for a new listing of $6 Million.
The rapper’s career started in 2002 when he was a teenager and used the alias Young French. He made DVDs that interviewed up and comers of the rap scene at the time, he also used the DVD to get his talents as a rapper seen to a wider audience.
The DVDs quickly became immensely popular on the streets. After this, in 2007, he released French Revolution Vol. 1, which was his debut mixtape. He collaborated with Rick Ross on a track. They would later collaborate many times.
Then another mixtape titled Coke Wave was released by French Montana and Max B on February 6, 2009. The Laundry Man was released on February 24, 2009, by Montana.
Around this time, the star rapper was in a studio that was raided by the police because counterfeit Gucci and Louis Vuitton purses were being manufactured at the same building. The producer at the studio started another studio in Brooklyn.
He and the producer released “Shot Caller” and it became immensely popular as an urban rap track. His popularity took off after this, and French Montana signed a deal with rap icon Akon and his Konvict Music label.
They collaborated together for the first time in 2009 and later grew close, Montana refers to the star as his older brother. After getting success in the hip-hop industry, he was signed to Mizay Entertainment.
He was later sued by the head of Mizay Entertainment, Debra Antney for dealing behind the label’s back in order to get a commission. Montana had to pay $2 million to Debra.
Charity And Philanthropy
Montana helped raise money to build a hospital in Uganda, he filmed the music video for “Unforgettable” in the country and he was also made the Global Citizen Ambassador in 2018 for his efforts.
He also made history by becoming the first rapper to hold the position.
Almost Got Killed After Getting Shot In The Head
When exiting a recording studio in New York in 2003, Montana was almost killed after two gunmen shot at him and one of the bullets struck him in the head.
He survived without any serious harm but one of the gunmen died in a case of friendly fire. He later claimed that the gunmen were probably people from his own circle or the hit had been set up by, someone, in his own circle.
French Montana was born Karim Kharbouch on November 9, 1984, in Casablanca, Morocco. The star moved with his family to the US in his early teens. He has an Arabic heritage.
He was rumored to be dating Anel Peralta as of May 2020. They were seen together in Miami.
Before this, he was married to Deen Kharbouch. He married her in 2007 and they have a son who was born in 2010. After separating in 2012, their divorce was finalized in 2014. He also dated fellow rapper Trina for a while.