Chamillionare Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $ 15 Million
Chamillionaire is a famous rapper and entrepreneur from America. His real name is Hakeem Seriki. He was born on 28 November 1979, in Houston, Texas. He began his career in the year 2002 with a collaboration album with Paul Wall. He associated with the universal record in 2005 and released an album named ‘The sound of revenge’. The Sound of revenge has the Grammy winning single ‘Riding’. He then released ‘Ultimate Victory’. The album is known for its lack of profanity. He then left Universal records and released an EP named, Ammunition. He is in process to release a new album soon.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Chamillionaire was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. The family moved to Houston, Texas when he was four. His parents divorced when he was 13. His parents were highly critical of hip hop music. Though, he was intrigued by it. He was inspired by Ghetto boys, NWA, and Public Enemy. Along with childhood friend Paul Wall, he decided to pursue a career in hip hop. Chamillionaire and Paul Wall once met a famous Houston DJ, Michael 5000 watts. Watts was so impressed by them that he decided to feature them in a mix tape. Soon, Paul and Cha began to receive some underground attention. Paul and cha soon release an album named ‘Get ya mind correct’. The album went to sell 1,50,000 copies. Source magazine nominated it as the Indie album of the year. Cha’s first debut album ‘The sound of revenge’ was released in 2005. The album went platinum by selling more 1.5 Million records in United States. It received good reviews from most critics. The album won him Grammy for best rap performance by a Duo. It reached the number 10 spot on Billboard 200. The album’s lead single was- ‘Turn it up’. ‘Riding’ reached the number one spot on the billboard charts. It won the award for Best Video in the America Music awards. The third song from the album was ‘Grown n Sexy’. A track named ‘Grind time’ was used in a NBA videogame. He won the award for best new artist at BET awards. His next studio album was named, Ultimate Victory. Before it, Cha released many mix tapes in order to promote the album. Ultimate Victory received an acclaim by the critics and sold decent number of copies. It was known for its lack of profanity. The video of ‘Hip Hop Police’ became quite famous. Cha is soon going to release an album named ‘Poison’.
RICHNESS AND BUSINESS
Apart from his music ventures Chamillionaire is an avid businessman. In 2003, he invested in an auto dealing company in Houston named Fly rydes.The company was established long time back but needed some investments. He let his friend handle the whole company. He owns his own record label, Chamillitary Entertainment. He is the owner of a modelling company named Masterpiece mind frame. He also owns a tour bus company. All the buses have internet, DVD, cable and shower. He launched global innovation tournament in 2009. He has a net worth of $ 15 Million. His music efforts and ventures are a prime source of his income. He is a great musician and a talented entrepreneur. His first album was declared platinum by RIIA and sold 1.5 Million copies. His next album did a good commercial business as well. His business ventures are successful and he earns a lot of money. He is a shrewd businessman. He has appeared in a few TV shows as well including- Pimp my ride, The game and punked. He is all set to release his highly anticipated next album. It will be named ‘Poison’.
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