How much is Kendrick Lamar worth? Kendrick Lamar is worth $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and while he’s nowhere near as rich as, say, his hero and mentor Dr. Dre, he’s doing OK for himself. After all, the Compton rapper has only released one proper studio album, “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City,” which dropped in 2012 via Dre’s Aftermath imprint. Born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth in Compton, California, on June 17, 1987, this 26-year-old superstar likely has many more great record in him, and given his knack for collaborating with other big-name artists — he’s worked with the likes of Robin Thicke, Birdman, and J. Cole — he’s bound to make a lot more bank before all’s said and done.
Kendrick Lamar’s $10 million net worth won’t land him on any “richest rapper” lists, but he’s hardly the materialistic type. Kendrick’s fame stems from the fact that he raps thoughtfully about inner-city issues, avoiding the kinds of pandering, bling-centric rhymes you often hear on the radio. When Macklemore texted him following the 2014 Grammy Awards and apologized for winning the Best Rap Album trophy, many agreed that Kendrick’s “Good Kid, m.A.A.d” city should have won, though Lamar took it in stride.
“That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude,” Lamar said in an interview with Billboard. “However it panned out, I wish him much success. He touched people’s souls, and no one can take that away. Really, the whole Grammy moment was incredible. Not everyone gets that shot.”
What is Kendrick Lamar’s net worth compared to Macklemore’s, you might ask? The “Thrift Shop” MC is reportedly sitting on $16 million, though he might be headed for trouble, as he ticked off many rap fans by tweeting a picture of the text he send Lamar, leading many to question the sincerity of his gesture. Regardless, Kendrick Lamar has emerged as one of rap’s most promising young talents, and when curious fans Google his net worth a couple of years from now, the number will surely be much higher than $10 million.