Chamillionaire is a popular American rapper with a massive net worth of $50 million. Throughout his career, he has made several records and released mixtapes that are loved by millennials everywhere. He is a brilliant rapper, songwriter, and music producer.
In this blog post, we have penned down the early life days of Chamillionaire, his career’s ups & downs, and how he earned such a huge net worth.
Chamillionaire is the stage name of rapper Hakeem Temidayo Seriki, born on 28th November 1979 in Washington, DC. His father was a Nigerian Muslim, and his mother was an African-American Christian. While he was growing up, his family moved to Houston, Texas. When Chamillionaire was a teenager, his parents got divorced, and he shifted to a neighborhood of Houston, Acres Home, with his mother. He was admitted to High School Jersey Village but always wanted to pursue his career in the rap world.
|Full Name||Hakeem Temidayo Seriki|
|Date of Birth||28th November 1979|
|Place of Birth||Washington, DC, USA|
|Net worth||$50 million|
|Years active||1997 – Present|
|Spouse||Married to Deetra Seriki|
Since Chamillionaire was true to his style, he soon became a rapping sensation among those who love Hip Hop rap style. Luck gave Chamillionaire a chance when he was promoting an event with his fellow rapper Paul Wall and met Michael Watt. Michael was a popular rapper in Northern Houston, and soon after their encounter, Chamillionaire and Paul approached him. They requested he gives them a chance to perform their freestyle rap on the radio. Everyone loved their performance, and Michael welcomed Paul and Hakeem and offered them a lifetime membership of his Swisha House studio.
Seriki and Wall joined hands and formed a group called ‘The Color Changin’ Click,’ and the rest is history. In 2012, their debut album, Get Ya Mind Correct, was an instant hit, sold over 1,50,000 copies, and earned a nomination for the Independent Album of the Year. The first solo album performance of Hakeem Seriki, aka Chamillionaire, The Sound of Revenge, came in 2005 and was released under the banner of Chamilitary Entertainment and Universal Records. The album was included at the 10th spot on the USA’s Billboard 200 chart. For the album’s lead song, Turn it up, he collaborated with another rapper, Lil’ Flip. One of the popular songs of the album, Ridin, took the number 1 spot on USA’s Billboard Hot 100. The critical and commercial success of the song also made Chamillionaire win a Grammy Award. In 2006, he also won the Best New Artist Award.
In 2007, Seriki launched another music album, ‘Ultimate Victory’ in which he invited various guests for their cameos. His third album with Universal Studios was planned to release in 2011, but for some reason, Chamillionaire parted ways with Universal Records, and the album release was declined. In 2012, Seriki released an extended play titled ‘Ammunition.’ He shared his plans to release his 3rd official album in 2013, but there has been no such release to date. In 2004, his one of the best-selling and longest mixtapes ‘The Mixtape Messiah,’ was successfully garnered success from all across his fans. This mixtape has a total of 61 songs divided into 3 CDs.
A few of his highly popular singles include Straight Outta Lynwood, Grown and Sexy, That Girl by Frankie J, and Can’t stop partying, to name many more. He also performed in his single ‘The Main Event’ along with other artists, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, and Dorrough. In 2009, Chamillionaire introduced a new series, ‘Major Payne,’ and dropped his second installment of the series in 2011.
Chamillionaire Personal Life
Chamillionaire dated Deetra for a long time, and their relationship was confirmed later when the couple revealed that they had a son together named Xavier. Seriki had never revealed much about his personal life, but by looking at his interviews, it is easy to say that he must be very much protective of his family and son.
Chamillionaire is also known for his activism and relief work and founded ‘Robin’s Heart Foundation’ to support hurricane-affected areas. He encouraged people to donate to improve the affected area and raised almost $50,000 for this campaign.
Chamillionaire Net worth
Although Chamillionaire is a successful and accomplished rapper and songwriter, there are other sources of his steady income. Apart from having an amazing musical career, he is also an entrepreneur and a real estate investor. He also owns his own label, Chamillitary Entertainment, under which he has signed various major names. Chamillitary Entertainment has almost 20 releases and has worked independently since its separation from Universal Records. According to reports, Seriki has also invested a huge amount in auto dealing and in an automation tech company, Cruise Automation. His investment proved fruitful as General Motors acquired the company for $1 billion. He also invested in Maker Studio, which Disney later purchased for a whopping $500. He also started a modeling agency to assist new and young comers in the world of modeling so they may take their careers in the right direction.
Chamillionaire also runs a network of tour buses hired by others, especially musicians. Apart from being steady in the real estate sector, Chamillionaire also owns a massive car collection, including Dodge Durango, Plymouth Fury, Chevy Impala, multiple Ferraris, and many other luxurious vehicles. His fans have noticed that Chamillionaire is stepping back from his musical career and focusing more on his entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, the estimated net worth of Hakeem Seriki, aka Chamillionaire, is over $50 million and is expected to raise more anytime soon.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the full name of Chamillionaire?
His full name is Hakeem Temidayo Serik.
What is the age of Chamillionaire?
Chamillionaire is 44 years old.
What is the zodiac sign of Chamillionaire?
The zodiac sign of Chamillionaire is Saggitarius.
What is the height of Chamillionaire?
His height is 5 feet 10 inches.
How many kids does Chamillionaire have?
Chamillionaire has only one son, named Xavier.
Why was Hakeem Seriki given the name of Chamillionaire?
The word Chamillionaire is a combination of two words ‘Chameleon’ and ‘millionaire’. He got this name from his group of rappers ‘The Color Changin’ Click.’