Olubowale Victor Akintimehin popularly known as Wale is an American rapper. He was born on September 21, 1984, in Washington, D.C, USA. His father is called Ayo Akintimehin and his mum is Doris Akintimehin. He has Nigerian roots and apparently, his parents are immigrants who relocated to the USA. Wale went to Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Later he proceeded to Virginia State University and Robert Morris University respectively on football scholarships. He was a fan of football but he despised academics. Eventually, Wale transferred to Bowie State University but he dropped out due to academic reasons. Read this to know Wale’s Net Worth in 2019.
Wale’s entry into the entertainment industry was through a radio channel in Washington DC. He secured admission in college on a football scholarship but after some time, he realized that his talent was not in the game but in music. Therefore, he decided to follow his heart and consequently shifted gears after withdrawing from football. As if that was not enough, Wale proceeded to drop out of the university to pursue his music career.
Who is Wale? Work highlight
Wale draws his inspiration from the go-go genre of the 1960s and incorporates it with rap and hip hop. He debuted his career when he released Dig Dug coupled with a contract he signed with Studio 43 – a local label. Owing to his song’s popularity, he got an opportunity in The Source magazine.
That became the launching pad of his career and Dig Dug was incorporated in Paint a Picture – first mixtape. Furthermore, his fame soared even higher after winning the DC Metro Breakthrough Artist of the Year award. He won it during the WKY’s Go-Go Awards event in 2006.
Afterward, he got recognized by Interscope Records and Allido Records when he got well established in the industry. Consequently, he released his debut album dubbed Attention Deficit that ranked at number 21 on the Billboard 200 list. Wale’s wealth is considerably high and it is all because of following his heart.
Is Wale not a talented musician who is very diligent? He proved himself and even got noticed by some giants in the US music industry like Rick Ross, Wizkid, J. Cole, Olamide, Lupe Fiasco, and Meek Mill among others. Another of his landmark albums include Ambition that was released under Maybach Music Group. Fortunately, he managed to sell a whopping 162,600 copies in the first week. Afterward, he released other subsequent albums like Folarin (2012), The Gifted (2013), The Album About Nothing (2015), and Shine (2017). Wale was signed for a whopping $1.3 million by Interscope.
Wale Net Worth 2019: $7 Million.
Due to his great diligence and efforts in his music career, Wale has won awards, released albums, done collabos, and he was signed by labels. All these have contributed a lot to Wale’s net worth. Despite him quitting his university education, he has done spectacularly well and managed to garner a net worth of $7 million.
House and Cars details.
Wale owns high-end car models that are typical of music icons. They are really fabulous and they look amazing. However, he has concealed the details of his house.
Quick info (table)
Name: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Net worth: $7 million
Profession: Musician (rapper)
Spouse: Chloe Jourdan
Age: 34 years.