Wale net worth is $4 million. Wale first rose to fame in 2006, when his song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” became popular in his hometown of Washington, D.C. Wale’s debut album, Attention Deficit, was released in 2009 and reached the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart. His second album, Ambition, was released in 2011 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Wale has also released several mixtapes and collaborated with a number of other artists, including Rick Ross, J Cole, and Meek Mill. In addition to his music career, Wale has also launched a clothing line and a record label.
Wale was born in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 1984. He was born as Olubowale Akintimehin. His parents came from the southwest of Nigeria and both moved out of Austria and moved to U.S. in 1979. The year 2002 was the time Wale was a graduate of Quince Orchard High School. He began his career in football and went on to attend the colleges of Robert Morris University and Virginia State University on football scholarships. He later decided to step out of the game and concentrate on music, and started to make a name himself around the mid-2000s.
The first single that received radio airplay was his 2006 hit single “Rhyme of the Century”. He released his debut mixtape “Paint a Picture” the same year , and it began to draw the attention of media outlets such as The Source and The Washington Post. His song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” quickly became a hit within Washington D.C. and was in tribute to Ronald “Dig Dug” Dixon who was a drummer in the band Northeast Groover.
In September of 2006, “Uptown Roamers” debuted on XM Radio Channel 66 where it was played two times a each day. The track, along with his previous popular single “Breakdown” were featured on Wale’s second mixtape “Hate Is the New Love.” On January 7, 2007, Wale unveiled a single for radio known as “Good Girls.”
When he released the third album in 2007 he was recognized as “D.C. Metro Breakthrough Artist of the Year”, was noticed by Fader Magazine, and toured with Marc Ronson’s UK Tour. He signed with Interscope as well as Allido Records in 2008. The album he released as his debut studio effort, “Attention Deficit”, came out in 2009 to a praise from critics and climbed to 21st on the Billboard Hot 200. Wale dropped”More About Nothing,” his 6th mixtape “More About Nothing,” in August of 2010.
In October of 2011, Wale held a private media listening party as the first taster for his forthcoming album. The event was held in the Gansevoort Hotel in Chelsea located in New York and was attended by bloggers, music executives and other musicians, as well as hip hop enthusiasts. His album “Ambition” was released at midnight on the 2nd November.
Wale and his friends hosted the release concert at midnight on the night of release at The Highline Ballroom in New York City. The album was released at the number. 2. on the Billboard 200 and sold 162,600 copies within its first week. The album was met with mixed reviews.
He released his third album in 2013, titled The Gifted that reached #1 in The Billboard 200 as well as on the US R&B and US Rap charts and #10 in Canada. Wale’s fourth album The Album About Nothing was released in the year 2015 and was a top-ranked album in the Billboard 200, US R&B as well as US Rap charts. The album was a collaboration with Jerry Seinfeld, J. Cole, Usher, SZA as well as a host of other artists. It was the second album by him to be a No. #1 record within America. United States. The is the year Wale made the first music track for cult ESPN Sports Talk Show “First Take.”
In April of 2017, Wale released his fifth studio album “Shine.” It sold 28,000 copies within the first week. Following his departure from Atlantic Records, Wale released an unexpected four-track EP entitled “It’s Complicated” in March 2018. A few months later, Wale released another EP, titled “Self Promotion.” In May of 2018 the news broke that Wale was contracted to Warner Records.
In September of 2018 Wale released his third EP, titled “Free Lunch.” On the 20th of December in 2018, he dropped two tracks “Winter Wars” and “Poledancer” prior to his sixth album “Wow..That’s Crazy” released on October 11 on the 11th of October, 2019. The album also included the hit song “On Chill.” On the 19th of June 2020, Wale unveiled an albumtitled “The Imperfect Storm.”
Wale’s song “Lotus Flower Bomb” (featuring Miguel) made it to the top spot at the top of the US R&B chart. He has also been successful with his songs “Chillin” (featuring Lady Gaga), “That Way” (featuring Jeremih and Rick Ross), “Bag of Money” (featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and T-Pain), “Bad” (featuring Rihanna or Tiara Thomas), “Ride Out” (with Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, and Rich Homie Quan) and many more.
Wale has been awarded BET Awards and was nominated for an Grammy Award for Best Rap Song for “Lotus Flower Bomb”. 2013 was the year that Wale was awarded an Soul Train Award for Best Hip Hop Song of the Year for his track “Bad” featuring Tiara Thomas.
Outside of his musical career, Wale teamed up with Philadelphia retailer Ruvilla and ASICS in 2015 to collaborate on a product dubbed Bottle Rocket Asics Gel Lyte.
Wale is a huge professional wrestler and has made numerous WWE references throughout his music. The annually held WaleMania on the WrestleMania weekend. He has appeared in WWE television. On July 4, 2017, Wale hosted a rap fight that featured The New Day and the Usos in the show “Smackdown Live.” He also served as a guest commentator on Noam Dar TJP’s battle in the show “205 Live” in 2018. In October, Wale escorted former NXT Tag Team champions The Street Profits to the arena for the title match.
Wale is divorced from his long-time partner Chloe Alexis, but the couple have a daughter that arrived in the month of July. He owns a property situated in Atlanta, Georgia, but sublet a penthouse located in New York City.