Lupe Fiasco Net Worth – 2023

Lupe Fiasco

Net Worth $6 Million
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Rapper, Singer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Music artist
Gender Male
Date of Birth Feb 16, 1982 (40 years old)
Nationality United States of America

Lupe Fiasco Net Worth:

$6 Million

How much is Lupe Fiasco Net worth?

The net worth of rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Lupe Fiasco is $6 million. In 2006, with the release of his debut album “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor,” Lupe Fiasco soared to fame. Later, he achieved fame with the song “Superstar” and the album “Lasers,” and he also became the lead singer of the rock band Japanese Cartoon. Fiasco has two clothing lines and is active in a variety of charity projects outside of music.

Early Life and Beginnings of Career

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, whose birth name is Lupe Fiasco, was born on February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois to Shirley, a cook, and Gregory, an engineer who taught karate and operated karate schools and army surplus stores. Fiasco was reared as a Muslim and began martial arts training at the age of three. His mother raised him after his parents split when he was five years old. Later, as an adolescent, Fiasco relocated with his father to Harvey, Illinois, where he lived next to a crack house. Due to this circumstance, he was trained how to protect himself with firearms against drug traffickers. Fiasco was able to overcome his surroundings by academic excellence, participation in Academic Decathlon contests, and poetry writing. After hearing Nas’ album “It Was Written,” he decided to pursue a career in hip hop after beginning to freestyle his poetry in eighth school. Fiasco then attended Thornton Township High School, where he met gang member Bishop G and began creating mixtapes with him.

18 years old, Fiasco began his career as a solo artist in his father’s basement. Subsequently, he joined the group Da Pak, who signed with Epic Records, issued a song, and then disbanded. Fiasco continued to record music, and the publication of his self-recorded song “Could Have Been” marked a turning point. The song, first released as a demo tape, was finally found by MTV; therefore, Fiasco got a solo contract with Arista Records. Shortly after joining the label, he was introduced to Jay-Z, who assisted him in signing a contract with Atlantic Records. While preparing on his debut solo album, Fiasco released the “Fahrenheit 1/15” digital mixtape series.

Career Advancements

After remixing “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” by Kanye West, Fiasco was approached by West to play on “Touch the Sky.” This was followed by Fiasco’s debut hit, “Kick, Push,” which helped him acquire fame within the hip hop industry. In 2006, when he published his debut album “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor,” he made his breakthrough. It included the songs “I Gotcha” and “Daydreamin'” in addition to “Kick, Push.” The album gained accolades from critics and was nominated for three Grammys, winning one for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. His second album, 2007’s “Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool,” produced the top-ten Billboard Hot 100 song “Superstar.” In addition, it led to the release of the Grammy-nominated tune “Paris, Tokyo.”

Additional Albums

In 2011, Fiasco’s third album, “Lasers,” was ultimately released, following controversies with the company Atlantic Records. Although it garnered mixed reviews from reviewers, it was a financial success and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. “The Show Goes On” earned “Lasers” Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song. The 2012 release of “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1” produced the songs “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” and “Battle Scars,” the latter of which featured Australian vocalist Guy Sebastian. The singles “Go to Sleep” and “Bitch Bad” were also released. Although the album was originally intended to be published on two discs, Fiasco canceled his 2013 release of the second disc.

Fiasco released his fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth, in 2015. It debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200 with “Deliver” as its lead song. After leaving Atlantic, Fiasco joined with Thirty Tigers and released his 2017 album “Drogas Light” on the label. In 2018, a sequel titled “Drogas Wave” was released.

Other Musical Activities

As a recording artist, Fiasco has participated in several side projects and collaborations. In 2007, together with Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, he created the hip hop supergroup Child Rebel Soldier. The next year, he formed the rock band Japanese Cartoon and brought his previous band, 1500 or Nothing, on tour with Kanye West. Later, in 2010, Fiasco and a handful of other artists created the hip hop collaborative All City Chess Club.

Business Ventures

In 2001, Fiasco co-founded the indie record label 1st & 15th Entertainment as an entrepreneur. In 2005, he launched the firm Righteous Kung-Fu, which creates shoes, comic books, record covers, and skateboard decks; he also operates the fashion label Trilly & Truly through the same company. In addition, Fiasco collaborated with footwear company Reebok in 2006 as part of a campaign encouraging rappers to create their own sneakers.


Early in 2010, Fiasco joined other celebrities and activists on an adventure to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about the billions of people who lack access to safe drinking water. Shortly thereafter, he recorded a song with Kenna titled “Resurrection,” which was included on a Music for Relief charity collection and solicited money to fund earthquake relief operations in Haiti.

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