Right now, rapper Berner is taking the world by storm. Currently, Berner is the cynosure of all eyes. The reason behind this is his phenomenal success as one of the richest artists in the world of music. Indeed, his name has been inserted in the list of wealthiest rappers. Erstwhile Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg has positioned Berner’s name in the list. The Cold Champagne For Lunch singer has ascended to the fourth position on the Wealthiest Rappers list. In fact, he has even outdone Dr. Dre as one of the richest rappers across the globe.
The Wealthiest Rappers list came out on Friday, October 28, 2022. There was one name on the list that startled everyone. Indeed, it was no one else than The Quiet Don rapper Berner. He earned the fourth position on the list.
Jay-Z is on the top of the list with a net worth of $1.5 billion. Second is Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, with a net worth of $1 billion. The third position belongs to Kanye West. He is popular as Ye. The Donda rapper has grabbed spot no. 3 with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Dr. Dre. has come fifth on the list with a net worth of $400 million.
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A glimpse of Berner’s life
Berner’s real name is Gilbert Anthony Milam Jr. Indeed, he has carved out a place for himself as a rap artist and is popular across the globe as rapper Berner. The date of his birth is 27th October 1983. Not only is he an American rapper, but also he is a capable entrepreneur. In fact, he is signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Entertainment. In the past, the Sunset District native admitted to the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology. However, he dropped out. Thus, he was a clear-headed guy who knew what he wanted from life. He did not delay following his passion and materializing his dreams of making it big in the music industry.
Berner’s mother used to work at an office. His father used to work as a chef at a Mexican restaurant on Fillmore Street. However, when Berner was in his formative years, his family shifted to Arizona. Soon after resettling in Arizona, Berner’s dad decided to open a restaurant.
When did Berner initiate himself into the vast unknown of the music world?
During his high school days, Berner kick-started battle rapping. In fact, he conceived his first mixtape in the year 2006. It came into the world under the title Dirty Sneakers…Plenty Ways to Get It. Next year, he created his own label Bern One Entertainment. Indeed, the 39-year-old rapper shook the world with his debut album Track Money & Pack Money. He released it with Equipto in 2007. In 2009, his first solo album Weekend at Bernie’s came out alongside four more albums. From there on, success followed him.
In fact, at the young age of 18, the All in a Day crooner started a club. Ahead of this, he had a meeting with the See You Again rapper Wiz Khalifa. Until he was 25-year-old, he played the role of the operator of the club. In fact, at this time, he also got signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records. This was in the year 2012. His album Urban Farmer saw the light of day on October 2, 2012. It was released on Taylor Gang Records. In fact, Berner has also collaborated with many famous artists. Contraband and Drought Season 3 are the products of such collaborations. Soon afterward, the rapper came up with another solo album, Empire. This dates back to 2016. Berner earned huge acclamation with his smashing hit single 20 Lights. The song attained the 95th position on the Billboard 200 chart.
On 4th May 2019, Berner dropped a new album with one song featuring T3R Elemento star Kris Nava. It is called El Chivo. Berner has released 40 studio albums throughout his career. In fact, he has also opened a clothing store in San Francisco. The net worth of Berner is a stunning $410 million.