Travis Scott is an American hip-hop artist, singer, songwriter, and music producer with a net worth estimated at $50 million. He is ranked among the highest-paid and most famous rappers. His popularity grew at the time of his relationship with Kylie Jenner from the Kardashian family.
Celebrity Name: Travis Scott
Real name: Jacques Webster III
Date of birth: 30th April 1992
Place of birth: Houston Texas
Profession: Professional rapper
Net worth: $50 million
The Early life of Travis Scott
Travis Scott, born Jacques Berman Webster iii in Houston, Texas, grew up living with his grandmother in south park Houston. This place was well known to be notorious for high crime. At age six, Travis moved to Missouri to live with his parents in a relatively middle-class suburb southwest of Houston.
After graduating from Elkins high school, Scott enrolled at the University of San Antonio. However, he could not further his education after dropping out to try out his music career in his sophomore year. At this time, he collaborated with his long-time friend Christ Holloway to form a music group called ‘the graduates.’
In 2008 they dropped their first EP on Myspace. In 2019 he went ahead to form another group known as ‘the classmates’ with his schoolmate and friend OG chess. Together they release two projects before he moved to New York City. While in New York, he linked up with a friend, mike wax.
After four months of no progress, he was so frustrated and decided it is time to move to California, where he would spend nights on a friend’s couch as he still produced more music.
The Career of Travis Scott
Travis Scott’s first solo project was a mixtape titled ‘owl pharaoh,’ which was scheduled to be released in 2012 as a free download was further delayed until some sample clearance issues had been handled. The mixtape’s release was in May 2013 on iTunes. He continued writing music and performing in music festivals before releasing another mixtape in august 2014 by the name ‘days before rodeo.’
Travis Scott released his first studio album known as ‘rodeo’ through grand hustle and epic records. The album featured some great names in the hip-hop scene, such as juicy j, Kanye West, Quavo, the weekend, Swae Lee, Justin Bieber, and many more. The album performed exceptionally and was received well commercially, debuting at number three on the billboard 200 chart. It also earned a few critics.
It was at this time that he joined the Universal music publishing group by signing a worldwide deal.
In December 2017, he was joined by Atlanta rapper Quavo from the rap group Migos. Together they made an album known as ‘huncho jack, jack huncho.’ He later dropped ‘astroworld,’ his third solo album, in August 2018. The song ‘sicko mode’ from the album peaked at number one in the billboard hot 100, making it the highest-charting solo.
His music work has been recognized in many award ceremonies. In the 2016 BET awards, he won the people’s champ award. He also won the top streaming award for his song sicko mode in the 2019 BET award. He was also nominated for the Grammys in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
In August 2019, Travis Scott’s documentary film ‘look mom I can fly’ was released on Netflix. He has also worked alongside big brands such as Nike. The partnership started in 2017 when there was a campaign for the Nike VaporMax Sneaker in May.
He collaborated with Nike to release his first shoe, an air force one sneaker, In December 2017. In June 2018, he followed up by releasing the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 ‘cactus jack.’ Later in August the same year, he released Travis Scott x Nike air force 1 sail and Travis Scott x Nike SB out by February 2008.
Travis has also been featured in an advertisement campaign for YSL spring/summer collection for 2019. Yves Saint Laurent was also involved in producing a music video for his song ‘can’t say, by providing an entire wardrobe for the project.
Travis Scott Earnings
Travis Scott is believed to have earned $20 million from music tours, record sales, and the endorsement deal with Nike between 2017 and 2018. This amount saw him ranked among the highest rappers in the world.
Scott’s estimate earnings for 2018 and 2019 were at $60 million. The Astroworld tour earned $65 million in revenue. And between June 2019 and June 2020, Travis Scott earned $40 million.
In June 2020, Scott acquired a mansion for $23.5 million in the Brentwood hills in Los Angeles, California. Travis and Kylie were still co-owning an estate worth $13.5 million, close to Beverly Hills, in the period of receiving this new property.
At only 28 years old, Travis Scott has beaten all odds to become one of the most successful rappers in US history. Being a father to Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi, Travis Scott, has proved how much potential he has to achieve through his career.