French Montana Networth 2021: Are you curious about how much French Montana is worth? Then read on. We’ll be taking you through the biography and net worth of French Montana
Who is French Montana and How Much is he Worth?
- Date of Birth: Nov 9, 1984 (36 years old)
- Profession: Rapper, Businessman
- Country: United States of America
- Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
- Source of Wealth: Music
- Net Worth: $16 Million
French Montana is a Moroccan-born American rapper who has a net worth of $16 million. The name, French Montana, is a combination of his French roots in Morocco and Tony Montana from the movie Scarface.
French Montana was born Karim Kharbouch on November 9, 1984, in Rabat, Morocco. Growing up his two biggest passions were playing soccer and rapping. He also loved basketball. He grew up on a family estate in the outskirts of Casablanca. At 13, the family moved to the United States. They settled in the South Bronx. At that time he only spoke his native languages of Moroccan Darija and French. A teenage Karim had to learn English from other kids and in high school.
At some point after a few years, his father returned to Casablanca. His mother opted to stay back with their children. His mother was pregnant with his youngest brother at the time. With three children, the family survived on welfare and soon Kharbouch found himself working to support the family.
In 2002, French launched a series of mix-tapes under the label Cocaine City. French released his mixtape debut in 2007. In 2009, he landed a big break when he was signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik record label. Unfortunately, nothing came of this contract and after two years French abandoned his deal with Akon and instead signed with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.
He had his first breakthrough with the single “Choppa Choppa Down” in 2010. Today he has a joint deal that is split by Bad Boy Records and Rick Ross’s Maybach Music. His first official studio album, “Excuse my French”, was released in May of 2013. The album reached #1 on the US Rap and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts as well as #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and #11 in Canada.
His second album Jungle Rules was released in July 2017 and reached #3 on the Billboard 200, US Rap, and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts as well as #2 in Canada. Montana’s single “Pop That” (featuring Rick Ross, Drake, and Lil Wayne) reached #2 on the US Rap and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
His single “Unforgettable” (featuring Swae Lee) reached #1 on the US Rap chart as well as #2 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in the UK. “Unforgettable” was Montana’s first song as a lead artist to reach the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
French Montana cites Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Snoop Dogg, and Wu-Tang Clan among the hip hop artists he listened to growing up. He considers himself a music lover in general and admires the work of singers Adele and Amy Winehouse, the rock band Florence + the Machine and singer Lana Del Rey, several of whom he has sampled in his music.
Montana is fluent in his native Arabic and French as well as in English. He has been a resident of the Pompton Plains section of Pequannock Township, New Jersey. In 2016, he bought a home for $3.3 million from Selena Gomez in California.
In 2007, Montana got married to Deen Kharbouch. However, the couple separated by 2012 and their divorce was finalized in 2014. Before parting ways, they had a son in October 2010. Montana became a US citizen in June 2018.
In 2003, two gunmen fired guns at Montana as he left a recording studio in New York City. A bullet hit him in the head, causing him to be hospitalized for several weeks. One of the gunmen died during the incident when the other assailant fired at him. Montana was not found to have any involvement in the incident.
In April 2013, French posted an Instagram photo of him holding two tiger cubs with the caption “Got so high last night bought 2 baby tigers.” He named the tigers Ike and Tina and featured them in his music video for “The Gifted.” The following year, he admitted that he’d rehomed the tigers after finding them difficult to feed and care for. In late-2014, French Montana became the owner of a pet monkey named Julius Ceasar. A video of the animal was uploaded in mid-December showing French boarding a private jet cradling the then-infant monkey in his arms.
In April of 2014, French Montana was rumoured to be dating Khloe Kardashian. In September 2014 it was reported that French and Khloe had broken up. He has also dated rapper/model Trina.
In 2016, French Montana paid Selena Gomez $3.3 million for her 8,000 square-foot Calabasas home. He reportedly spent a large amount of money on various renovations and expansions of the home – including about $400,000 on a recording studio located in the property’s guest house. In February 2020, French listed the home for sale for double what he paid, $6.6 million. He reduced the price to $5.999 million a few months after it was first listed.
Notable Awards and Nominations
French Montana is a recipient of numerous awards and nominations.
2018 Best Collaboration “Unforgettable” Swae Lee
2013 Best Collaboration “Pop That” Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne
BET Hip-Hop Awards
2019 Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style) – –
2017 Best Hip-Hop Video “Unforgettable” Swae Lee
2017 Best Collabo, Duo or Group “Unforgettable” Swae Lee
2016 Best Mixtape “Wave Gods” –
2013 Best Club Banger “Pop That” Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne
2013 Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group) “Pop That” Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne
Billboard Music Awards
2018 Top Collaboration “Unforgettable” Swae Lee
2018 Top Rap Song “Unforgettable” Swae Lee
2017 Best Rap Performance “All the Way Up” Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Infared
2017 Best Rap Song “All the Way Up” Fat Joe, Edward Davadi, Cool & Dre, Shandel Green, Remy Ma
Soul Train Music Awards
2017 – “Unforgettable” Swae Lee
Teen Choice Awards
2018 Choice Latin Song “Boom Boom” RedOne, Daddy Yankee, Dinah Jane
French Montana Net Worth
French Montana has an estimated net worth of $16 million. The majority of his earnings has been from his musical career. French reportedly bought a home in California for $3.3 million.
French Montana is a Moroccan-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. He made his rap debut in 2007 and has been one of the mainstream rappers in America since then. French Montana has an estimated net worth of $16 million.