French Montana was born Karim Kharbouch in Rabat, Morocco on November 9, 1984. åÊMontana said he got his stage name by combining French Morroco, the country where he was born that is largely French speaking, and Tony Montana from Scarface. åÊAt an early age Montana was consued with his greatest loves rap and playing soccer. åÊAt 13 he left Morocco not knowing any English to live in the South Bronx where he attended Roosevelt High School. åÊHis father subsequently left and his mother turned to government assistance. åÊDoing fine now, Montana not only speaks English, but also French and Arabic and has plenty of money to help support his family.
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Montana started his career creating a mix tape series called Cocaine City that became popular in underground hip hop circles. åÊIn 2009 he signed with Akon’s record label Konvict Muzik. åÊHowever his big break came when P. Diddy came calling saying he had a unique sound that made him an artist with potential longevity. åÊThat led to a penning a record deal with Bad Boy Records and Interscope. åÊHe later signed a joint venture with Bad Boy and Mayback Music Group. åÊin 2012 he releasedåÊMac & Cheese 3 followed byåÊExcuse My FrenchåÊin 2013. åÊHe was named to XXL’s Freshman Class of 2012 that also featured break out stars like Macklemore, Kid Ink and Danny Brown. åÊExcuse My French sold 56,000 in its first week.
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In 2014 Forbes included him on it’s Hip Hop Cash Princes list – the list jr. to Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list that includes his boss Diddy at the #1 spot. åÊWith his new found wealth, Montana indulges in his passion for fashion purchasing designer items from Versace, Gucci, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton. åÊMontana has been photographed with vintage Versace sunglasses, a watch worth over $100,000 and numerous Versace shirts. åÊHe is often spotted driving in NYC in the same Rolls Royce Ghost that was seen in the Coke Boys 3 intro. åÊHe also owns a Maserati Gran Turismo and an Escalade.Montana lives in a mansion in New Jersey. åÊNot much is known about it other than it supposedly has an elevator and five floors. åÊMontana seems to be wise about his newfound fame and fortune. åÊHe is quoted as saying “Every time you make some kind of money put some aside for lawyer fees. åÊDefinitely save some for a rainy day.” åÊHis rules for making money include, “invest your money; avoid beef; put other people up; don’t be bigger than the boss; and rich people don’t spend money, they make money.” åÊMany of the lessons he said he learned from reading theåÊ48 Laws of Power.Montana grosses over $30,000 per night for a live performance. åÊNot surprising he has his own clothing line.
How much is French Montana’s Net Worth? $10 Million!
Video Transcript:French Montana is a rapper that was born in Rabat, Morocco, on November 9, 1984. His real name is Karim Kharbouch. French Montana was married to Deen Kharbouch from 2007 until 2012. During their time together, they had their only son Kruz in 2009.French Montana began making his own mixtapes in 2002 to showcase his talents. After his underground recordings gained a lot of popularity, French Montana was signed to Bad Boy Records in 2011. He would release his debut album, “Excuse My French,” in May 2013. The album would get mixed reviews, but it was still able to sell just under 100,000 copies in the United States. French Montana has released two mixtapes since the release of his debut album. He is planning to release his second studio album entitled “Mac & Cheese: The Album” at some point in 2015. Two singles off of the upcoming album have already been released. French Montana has won one major music award during his career. He would win Best Club Banger for his song “Pop That” at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. French Montana is set to appear in his first film, “Respect the Shooter,” in 2015.French Montana has a net worth of approximately $8 million. Most of his earnings have come from albums sales and live performances. French Montana earned just over $1 million in 2013 from the sales of his debut album “Excuse My French.” French Montana also receives $30,000 for each concert he performs.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efB4uXBpzJA