Chance the Rapper Net Worth
Who is Chance The Rapper?
Chance the rapper, originally named as Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, is a professional rapper from America. He is a singer, record producer, philanthropist and an actor. Born on 16th April, 1993, the rapper is from West Chatham, a neighborhood of Chicago (Illinois).
Chance the Rapper’s Net Worth
Chance reportedly has an estimated net worth of $33 million as on May 2017. He has never physically sold his albums and instead chose to distribute his music freely through various streaming services. But he smartly used his musical presence to cash in on some lucrative gigs, festivals and arena dates. It is used in brand deals like Apple and KitKat.
He began to get fame by releasing his mix tape Acid Rap on 2013. His father Ken Williams-Benett worked for former Chicago mayor Harold Washington and after that, Senator Barack Obama. Chances’ mother Lisa Bennett works in the office of Illinois Attorney General as the Secretary. Chance grew up in a middle class neighbourhood. He has met Barack Obama in his youth and discussed his aspiration to become a rapper. Chance went to Jones College Prep High School. He used to get suspended in his high school days and used to get bad grades as well.
His interest in music started with Michael Jackson. Growing up, through his parents, he has listened to Sam Cooke and Billie Holiday and other gospel and jazz genre music. He has a huge influence of Kanye West.
Benett started rapping when he was in the 6th grade. In his college days, he instrumentally created a hip-hop duo with his friend.
In May 2016, he released Colouring Book. He received 2 Grammy awards that includes Best rap Album. This album also went on to became the first streaming only album to have received nomination and then win a Grammy.
Politics and Activism
Despite his parent’s political biases, Chance is an independent voter who leans left. Although, he does have a history of supports the Democrats. He has volunteered with the Obama re-election project via phone banking in Chicago’s Hyde Park. Bennett met with President Obama at the white house to have a discussion about My Brother’s Keeper Challenge. This was an initiative of the U.S Federal Government to promote racial justice and to let the men of colour address their sole challenges. Big names like Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole and many others joined in. He had begun a twitter campaign to stop people from spreading gun violence for 42 hours.
Chance stated his need to donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. This was done to help the government’s lack of funding. Due to such a step taken by him, a movement started to let Bennett become the mayor of his home place, Chicago. This was supported by many media personalities that included famous musician Drake.
Chancellor is against the ways of Donald Trump and made stern comparison between him and President Obama. He has ever since made statements against Trump for his ways.