As a young and ambitious talent, French Montana who’s real name is Karim Kharbouch, has built for himself an approximate net worth of $8 million dollars. His first album Excuse My French has earned him a little over $1 million. He mainly earns an income from his previous mixtape releases and concert performances along with guest appearances.
Known as a hip hop socialite and the “King of Mixtapes,” French Montana is one of the most successful names in hip hop and music entrepreneurship. He is known for creating mixtapes and collaborating with many other artists like Max B, Akon and Three 6 Mafia. Montana will continue to be a key figure in the New York underground hip hop scene for years to come.
Born in Morocco, Montana grew up in South Bronx where he spoke English, French and his native Arabic. From an early age, he showed strong interests in basketball and rap music, and once he reached his teens, he took his interests to the next level. He got his start on the streets as a teenage battle rapper known as Young French. He started to create street DVDs which showcased his talents and those of his fellow New York City rappers.
In 2009, Montana released his debut mixtape called Coke Wave. Since then, he has released 21 mixtapes, 11 singles and two studio albums, Excuse My French in 2013 and Mac and Cheese: The Album, which is scheduled for release in 2016.
French Montana is known as much for his social life as his rap career. He has appeared in several tabloids for being romantically linked to Khloe Kardashian and rapper Trina. He has a strong interest in fashion, particularly Gucci and Versace. He has gotten into several feuds with fellow rappers and survived several attempted shootings. Apart from music, he has ventured into television and movies with his appearances in Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Love & Hip Hop: New York.