What is Playboi Carti's net worth? A look at how he achieved his massive fortune ahead of 'Whole Lotta Red'

Playboi Carti's career skyrocketed in 2017, a year that saw him named as one of the highest paid figures in hip-hop

                            What is Playboi Carti's net worth? A look at how he achieved his massive fortune ahead of 'Whole Lotta Red'
Playboi Carti (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Fans of Playboi Carti are getting the best Christmas present of all, as his new album, 'Whole Lotta Red', drops December 25. The seasonal release is sure to get him a whole lotta green, and it's worth taking a look at the rapper's net worth and the journey that earned him his net worth of millions – a net worth that's sure to rise after his holiday release.

At the moment, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Playboi Carti is worth $9 million and was listed in 2017 as one of the highest-paid rappers in hip-hop. Born Jordan Terrell Carter in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996, he debuted his first album under the name of $ir Cartier, releasing hi$ - sorry, his - debut mixtape 'Young Mi$fit' in 2012, at the young age of 16 – changing his name to Playboi Carti in 2013. He lived for much of his early career in his drug dealer's house, where he got to know members of the group ASAP, who mentored him in his early years, helping him collaborate with various artists in the scene. In 2016, he was featured on A$AP Mob's single 'Telephone Calls', signing to their AGWE imprint and Interscope Records in the same year.

2017 is when his career really began to take off, as he debuted his self-titled mixtape on AGWE and Interscope Records, which quickly rose to #6 on the US Rap chart, #7 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and #12 on the Billboard 200 charts that year. His singles 'Magnolia' and 'Woke Up Like This' were especially notable hits. 2017 named him one of the highest-paid figures in hip-hop, having earned $8 million in that year alone. On May 11, 2018, he released his first full-length album, 'Die Lit', which at its peak hit the #3 spot on the US Billboard 200 that year. He announced his next studio album mere months later, in August, and after a long wait of over two years, his greatest fans are finally getting a chance to hear the album on Christmas Day. 

'Whole Lotta Red' is available on December 25, wherever music is sold.

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