|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Born||April 16, 1993|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Rapper|
What is Chance the Rapper’s net worth? We’ll find out. He was born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett on April 16, 1993, in Chicago. Much like Travis Scott and Beyonce, Chance had a normal middle-class childhood growing up. His father worked for the city’s mayor and even Barack Obama when he was a senator. Chance loved rap at an early age and started performing under the name Chano.
During his senior year of high school, Chance was suspended for 10 days for marijuana possession. He used this free time to create his first solo mixtape, 10 Day. The 14-track mixtape was released as a free download on mixtape website DatPiff.
He started to gain attention and Complex magazine named him as one of the 10 “new Chicago rappers” to watch out for. He teamed up with Childish Gambino on the track ‘They Don’t Like Me’ in 2012, which led to Chance opening for Gambino (aka Donald Glover) during his upcoming tour.
He recorded his second mixtape, Acid Rap, and once again released it as a free download in 2013. The critics LOVED his style and every record label out there was trying to sign him. And even though he took multiple meetings, he ultimately decided to maintain his artistic freedom as an independent artist. He decided to see how far he could go as an artist without a label.
He changed things up with his next project. Instead of releasing another mixtape, Chance teamed up with trumpeter Nico Segal and a group of musicians called The Social Experiment to release an album titled Surf. It was one of the best-reviewed albums of 2015 and had over 10 million individual track downloads.
In 2016, Chance released his third mixtape, Coloring Book, and featured artists like Kanye West, Justin Bieber and 2 Chainz. It won Best Rap Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards, making it the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy.
Looks like he proved you can do a lot without a label, eh? As of 2019, Chance the Rapper’s net worth is at $33 million, and he’s already done a lot of good in his neighborhood with that money.
In 2017, he met with Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss the state of public schools in Chicago. After the meeting, he said, “Governor Rauner still won’t commit to giving Chicago’s kids a chance,” and pledged $1 million of his own money to help the community.