Andre 3000 is one half of the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful rap outfit Outkast. He was born in 1975 as Andre Lauren Benjamin. His love of music defined his early life. Fresh out of high school, Andre was signed to the highly respected LaFace music label. He would make his fortune and fame from his participation in the rap group Outkast, but he also made a name for himself in other areas of show business. During his most commercially viable times, Andre was making millions of dollars per year and enjoying his place as one of the few rappers to turn critical heads.
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2. Income & Salary
During his career as a part of Outkast, Andre 3000 raked in 6 Grammy awards. Outkast has a legion of platinum albums to their name. Among them, 2000’s “Stankonia” is their most commercially successful rap album to date. Outkast was a unique in its own time in that they were critically respected as well as commercially hot during their heyday. Few rap groups at the time turned as many heads or won over so many critical hearts. His music career soon branched out into acting. He has appeared on several television shows, including “The Shield,” “Revolver,” and “Four Brothers.” In 2013, he took on the lead role of Jimi Hendrix in the movie “All Is By My Side.” This multi-talented rapper/actor also has his own clothing line. The Benjamin Bixby clothing line has substantially added to his wealth over the years.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Andre’s three-weapon approach to money making allowed him to amass his current net worth of $45 million. In 2012 and 2013, Andre was quiet on the money making scene. There is scarce information about his earnings during those years. However, he is known to have made $22 million of his fortune between 2007 and 2009. Projections for future earnings by Andre 3000 are hinged upon the continued success of his clothing line and an untitled Outkast album project that doesn’t have a foreseeable release date. Rumors are always circulating about Outkast reunions. It’s certain that the next Outkast album will add to Andre’s already vast fortune.