French Montana Net Worth French Montana coming from the small country of Morocco, without even knowing English he stepped on to the free country of United States and went on to establish an indie empire with his Cocaine City imprint, French Montana is a name that commands respect in the rap music industry. On November 9, 1984, Karim Kharbouch whose stage name is French Montana was born in Rabat, Morocco to his father Abdela and mother of French origins. The first 13 years of his life he grew up outside his family estate of Casablanca, completely wrapped with soccer and rap. Two years after the family immigrated to South Bronx in 1996, Karim’s father went back to Casablanca leaving Karim as the primary bread earner of the family.
Since 2002 he started showcasing his talent through a series of DVDs called Cocaine City. The first volume featured artists like Remy Ma and PeeWee. This series ran for 14 volumes through 8 years to become the top-selling DVDs.
Later with childhood friends, he went on to form the group Coke Boys. His career really took off after signing up with Bad Boys Record and collaborations with famous and huge artists like Akon and Diddy. And did you all know that he also collaborated with Rick Ross?
He gained prominence when the peppy number “Choppa Down” which was regional hit and continued to secure the top position in the radios and clubs.
The talented rapper had been in a relationship with numerous popular stars of the celeb town. He was married to Deer Kharbouch in 2007 and the couple even has a son named Kruz but the former couple ended their relationship in 2012. After their break-up, Montana dated French-Canadian video model Sophia Body which also did not continue for a long time. Later he dated Trina and they had an on-off relationship for pretty long. But the list does not end here. He has had an interest in Khloe Kardashian, the beauty of the Kardashian clan and they started dating in 2014. However, even that did not last long.
But as soon as they broke-up French continued to hangout or to be more appropriate, date (as the media suggested) Dorothy Wang and Sanaa Lathan. But these all was lost in the news because only speculations were made and no one admitted.
Education: At the young age of 13, he only spoke his native tongues, French and Arabic, but quickly picked up the English language in the streets and while attending the high schools of Bronx and Roosevelt.
French Montana Net Worth
Montana who immigrated to the United States in his teens has created an empire from scratch and is a self-made man. He has been having the life which he has been longing for and accepting heavy payments. He has an estimated net worth of over $8.6 million. The net worth is going to increase in the upcoming years as Montana has is soon going to be recognised as a legendary star.
Montana earlier in 2016 bought Selena Gomez’s hidden hills mansion for a reported $3.3 million. Gomez had initially listed the property for $4.4 million but sold it to Montana at a bargain. The 8000 square feet luxury mansion in the gated community of Mureau Estates is of Mediterranean style and comes with a two storey wall of windows and chandeliers as the dining place and comes with a guest house and two car garages. He also has a New Jersey villa of $1.5 million which features a swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi among other luxury amenities.
Montana like his counterparts in the business likes to ride in bling. He currently owns:
- A Rolls Royce Ghost which comes at a base price of $250,000
- A 4.7 L V8 powered Maserati Gran Turismo
- A Rolls Royce Wraith which comes at a base price of about $300,000
- A Range Rover which comes at a base price of about $36,000
- A Ferrari California which packs in a staggering 552 hp and comes at a steal price of about $200,000
- An Audi A8L which comes at a starting price of just over $83,000
- The BMW i8 which comes at a bargain price of $136,000
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Along with having a successful music career, he is also known to be the rapper from Morocco who is the CEO of Cocaine City Records. He collaborated with a lot of artists and added their interviews to his mixtapes which got huge sales figures in the streets and added handsomely to his net worth. After establishing his own record label as Cocaine City Records, Montana joined with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group which added to his financial success.
Montana has had rich music experiences throughout his childhood from late Tupac Shakur, Nas, Snoop Dog and Wu-Tang Clan. He also loves English soul and R&B singers Adele and Amy Winehouse. Perhaps these influences played a major role in Montana’s own music in “Excuse My French”
He has also performed in a couple of films which include The Perfect Match and Respect the Shooter.
He has even appeared in various such films as French Montana Net Worth
- Wild’ N Out (2013, 2015)
- Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
- Keeping Up With the Kardashians (2014)
- Ridiculousness (2014)
- Love &Hip; Hop: New York (2016)
- Empire (2016)
The man who is famous among ladies is holidaying with Khloe’s brother’s former girlfriend, Rosa Acosta. They are in Hawaii this week and media are speculating that something is cooking between them. The main reason to fly down to Hawaii with A$AP Rocky was to celebrate the release of their Said N Done music video. He is updating his social media accounts with sexy photos from his vacation.
AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT ETC French Montana Net Worth
|WHO IS IT||RAPPER|
|OCCUPATION||RAPPER, SINGER, SONGWRITER|
|REAL NAME / BIRTH NAME||KARIM KHARBOUCH|
|NICK NAME||FRENCH MONTANA|
|AGE / HOW OLD||NOVEMBER 9, 1984 ,33 years 4 months|
|FROM: (PLACE OF BIRTH)||RABAT MOROCCO|
|RACE / ETHNICITY||MULTIRACIAL|
|FRENCH MONTANA EDUCATION||HE ATTENDED THE BRONX HIGH SCHOOLS OF LEHMAN AND ROOSEVELT.|
|BODY MEASUREMENTS||CHEST – 42 IN OR 107 CM|
|ARMS / BICEPS||13.5 IN OR 34 CM|
|WAIST||33 IN OR 84 CM|
|HEIGHT / HOW TALL||6 FT 3 IN OR 191 CM|
|WEIGHT||89 KG OR 196 LBS|
|EYE COLOR||DARK BROWN|
HOUSES & CARS
|Place of living||He currently lives in the mansion owned earlier by Selena Gomez in Calabasas.|
|Cars||His garage comprises Maserati GranTurismo, Rolls Royce Ghost and Wraith, Range Rover, and possibly some others.|
Relationship Statistics of French Montana French Montana Net Worth
|What is French Montana marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Single|
|How many children does French Montana have? (name):||1 (Kruz Kharbouch)|
|Is French Montana having any relationship affair?||No|
|Is French Montana gay?||No|
Childhood & Early Life French Montana Net Worth
Karim Kharbouch was born on 9th November 1984 in Rabat, Morocco. From his early years, he used to be quite enthusiastic about soccer and rap music.
He left for New York City in 1996 along with his parents and younger brother Zack. Shortly after, his father left the family and went back to Morocco. His mother had to depend on welfare in order to support herself and her children.
Career French Montana Net Worth
French Montana began his career as a battle rapper in 2002 while he was still a teenager. Along with a close friend, he created a series of street DVDs called ‘Cocaine City,’ which featured interviews with major rappers, as well as new and upcoming ones. It also focused on street music.
He used the DVDs to display his musical talent as well. The series, which he ran with the help of several childhood friends, ran for a total of eight years.
His debut mixtape, ‘French Revolution’ was released in 2007. It included collaborations with rappers Uncle Murda, Jae Millz and Tony Yayo. The following year, he released his second mixtape, which was named ‘Live from Africa’.
The same year, he collaborated on a mixtape, ‘Coke Wave’ with rapper Max B. It was released on February 2009. He continued working on, and releasing several other mixtapes over the ensuing months. His tenth mixtape ‘Coke Boys’ was released in September 2010
The track ‘Choppa Down’ turned out to be a hit in clubs as well as radio.
He collaborated with Rick Ross on his album ‘Self Made Vol. 1’. Along with rappers such as Jeremih and J. Cole, Montana also made a guest appearance in the album. Over the course of his career he made several other collaborations with other rappers as well.
In June 2012, he released the song ‘Pop that’ which was supposed to be the first single from his debut studio album ‘Excuse My French’. Along with his fellow rapper Rick Ross, it also included guest appearances from popular rappers Drake and Lil Wayne. It peaked at No. 36 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
His debut studio album ‘Excuse My French’ was eventually released on 21st May 2013. It debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200. It also sold 56,000 copies in its first week of release, becoming one of the most successful works of Montana’s career.
His second studio album ‘Jungle Rules’, which is also his most recent work, was released on July 14, 2017
Major Works French Montana Net Worth
’Excuse My French’ was the not only the debut studio album of French Montana, but can also be regarded as the most significant work of his career so far. It was released in May 2013. The album featured several popular rappers such as Diddy, Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Scarface, and Snoop Dogg. Debuting at number 4 on the US Billboard 200, the album was a huge hit. It sold 56,000 copies in its first week of release, and within three years it sold 177,000 copies.
’Jungle Rules’, which was the second studio album by him, was released on 14th July 2017. It included guest appearances from popular rappers Travis Scott, Young Thug, Max B, and Pharrell Williams. It featured singles, such as ‘Whiskey Eyes’, ‘Unforgettable’, and ‘Bring Dem Things.’
Awards & Achievements French Montana Net Worth
French Montana has won the BET Hip Hop Awards twice, first in 2013, for ‘Best Club Banger’ for his song ‘Pop That’, and then in 2016, for ‘Best Collaboration’, for his song ‘All the Way Up’.
Personal Life & Legacy French Montana Net Worth
French Montana married Deen Kharbouch in 2007. They have a son. The couple separated and finally divorced in 2014.
Montana was shot in the head in 2003, as he was leaving a recording studio. He survived, though he had to spend several weeks under treatment. He believes that he was set up by someone close to him.
In 2013, his convoy was the suspected target of a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia. The incident left one bystander dead and another one with injuries.
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10 Excuse his French.
French Montana is originally from Rabat, Morocco. When he emigrated to the U.S., at age 13, he was coined with the nickname “French” because he could speak Arabic and French. “Montana” came later in his adult life as a street hustler, which is a nod to drug kingpin Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino in ‘Scarface.’
9 French Montana is a very patient man.
Montana spent a decade building his street cred with his popular ‘Cocaine City’ DVDs. It took him even longer to snag a record deal with Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment. But he learned that patience is a virtue.
“To make that transition from the streets to the music business you have to learn that the street is not like the music business,” he told Complex in 2012. “In the streets, you can come up overnight. In the music business, that’s not going to happen. So it takes patience.”
8 He loves animals.
The self-proclaimed “Coke Boy” loves animals so much he purportedly bought two Bengal tigers while shooting the video for his latest single, ‘Gifted.’ Two endangered animals were his co-stars in the clip. “If you look at my Instagram I took a picture with a bunch of little tigers in the video. I bought them, they’re in the house right now,” he revealed to MTV. No word if PETA paid him a house call or not. But we think he’s just joking.
7 French and Trina are close friends (*Wink*).
Rumors are circulating that Montana and Trina are an item. But the New York rapper insists they are just good friends. “When people see you with somebody more than one time they are always going to spread rumors,” he says. “[She’s] a close friend of mines and we keep it on a cool level. We’re just friends.” We don’t know nann.
6 Montana reunited with his father in 2012.
In 2012, Montana traveled to his native homeland of Morocco to reunite with his long lost father. The New York rapper hadn’t seen his dad since he was 13 years old. Sixteen years later, he finally met the man he once despised when he was a kid. Fader documented the reunion, which left Montana, and his young brother, Ayoub, speechless.
5 He doesn’t like working a 9-to-5 job.
Montana’s first and only job was at a car wash. He only lasted for three days and quit. “I couldn’t do it. That’s when I chose the streets,” he recalls. “My man’s uncle had a car wash. I went there and worked for three days and [said], ‘I can’t do this s—.'” Now he’s cleaning it up in the rap game. Haann!
4 The rapper almost joined Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.
Although Montana is signed to both Bad Boy and Maybach Music Group, he was this close to signing with Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D. Music. But he couldn’t ink the deal with Yeezy due to one small technicality.
“Kanye doesn’t have a phone. If you need to get in contact with Kanye, you have to email him,” he said. “I don’t know how to use an email, so I guess me and you is never gonna talk, and I’ma put my career in your hands?”
3 When he grows up, he wants to be like Uncle Snoop.
The Bad Boy artist recently got the biggest co-sign from none other than the O.G. of gangsta rap Snoop Lion. Montana spoke highly of the veteran rhyme-slinger-turned-Rasta shaman. “I met him in L.A. [I] went to the studio and he had a mink on,” he told New York radio station Hot 97. “If I was an O.G. in the game, I want to be Snoop. I don’t wanna be [Jay-Z], I want to be Snoop. Because the love is there [for him]
You don’t have to think twice. It’s Uncle Snoop.”
2 Montana’s son appears on the cover of his new album.French Montana Net Worth
French Montana’s 4-year-old son is the young boy you see on the cover of his new album, ‘Excuse My French.’ The artwork features the kid walking through the desert wearing a Versace hoodie. The Bronx rapper describes the cover as his personal journey from a New York street hustler to a big-time rapper.
“The deserts represent the dry period of my life when I had nothing and I had to work to get that water and to make a living for me and my family,” he explained to Rolling Stone. “It was only right that I used my son for that picture. He represents my future and me; I represent his past. It is all about the journey of my life, my music, and my movement.”
1 French Montana is one off the biggest stars from Morocco.French Montana Net Worth
Outside of hitmaker RedOne and DJ A-Trak, Montana is arguably one of the most well-known music artists from Morocco who made it in America. The ‘Pop that’ rapper hopes to one day grab some of his famous friends, including fellow Moroccan A-Trak, and perform a special hometown concert for the people of Morocco.
“I wanna be able, me and A-Trak to play together, he’s the biggest DJ, I’m the biggest rapper star to ever come out of there,” he told Infinite Legroom. “That’s something I’m looking forward to do every summer. Bring everybody from me to [Rick Ross] to Diddy, to everybody. One time, just for Morocco and I feel like that would be the biggest thing.”
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