Future, by his full name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, is an American singer, rapper, record producer, and songwriter. His cousin, Rico Wade, who is a member of the Dungeon Family collective is the one who suggested Future to rap and write songs.
What is Future’s net worth?
At the time this article is written, Future has a net worth of $50 million.
Childhood and teenage years
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn was born on November 20, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia, and began using his stage name when he was a member of the musical collective “The Dungeon Family”, where he was nicknamed “Future”.
His first cousin, record producer and member of the Dungeon Family, Rico Wade, encouraged him to improve his writing skills and pursue a career as a rapper while giving him a temporary pause from life on the streets. He soon came under the wing of Atlanta rapper Rocko, who signed Future to his label, A1 Recordings. Since then, his work ethic has led to his success.
After amassing a string of mixtapes between 2010 and 2011 such as “True Story”, Dirty Sprite” or “1000”, Future signed a major deal with Epic Records and Rocko’s A1 Recordings, which allowed him to launch his own label, Freebandz. He then released his debut album “Pluto” in April 2012, receiving very positive reviews. Future’s second album, “Honest”, was released in April 2014.
Between late 2014 and early 2015, he released a trio of mixtapes to critical acclaim: “Monster” in 2014, “Beast Mode” and “56 Nights” in 2015. His subsequent releases, “DS2” from 2015, “What a Time to Be Alive”, featuring Drake from 2015, “Evol” from 2016, “FUTURE” from 2017, HNDRXX from 2017, and “The Wizrd” from 2019 debuted at #1 in US Billboard 200. “FUTURE” and “HNDRXX” made him the first artist in 2014 to release two albums in two consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.
Future has also released several singles certified RIAA Gold or higher, including “Mask Off”, “Turn On Lights”, “F*ck Up Some Commas”, “Move That Dope”, “Where Ya At”, “Low Life” and “Jumpman”.
The rapper released the singles “Desires” and “Life is Good”, both featuring Drake, in January 2020.
Future was named a pioneer of mumble rap.
In February 2019 Future won his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for his cooperation on the song “King’s Dead”, which appeared on the soundtrack of the movie “Black Panther”.
Future earned $30 million between September 2017 and September 2018 from touring, royalties, endorsements, and others. This amount made him one of the ten highest-paid rappers in the world.
One year before he made $23 million, in 2019 his earnings for two years totaled $53 million. Also, in that period of time, his songs produced 3 billion streams.
The rapper earned Legendary Nights Tour with Meek Mill between September 2018 and September 2019, bringing his earnings to $73 million.
In 2016 Future embarked on his first North American tour. This was the Summer Sixteen Tour with Drake.
In 2019, he was on his second tour, the Legendary Nights Tour with Meek Mill.
Future bought a 9,000-square-foot mansion, on Allison Island for $16.3 million in October 2022.
Future had a full dating life, having relationships with many women. He has six children, each of them with a different woman. His children’s mothers include Joie Chavis, Jessica Smith, Ciara, Brittni Mealy, and India J. Future was even engaged to Ciara from 2013 until 2014 but divorced due to his infidelity. They have a son together born in May 2014, named Future Zahir Wilburn.
Future was sued by both Ciara and Jessica Smith for failing to pay child support. Also, Smith accused the artist of neglecting their son. On the other hand, Ciara accused Future of libel, slander, and defamation because of some posts the artist wrote on Twitter complaining about his visitation schedule and bashing Ciara.
In 2019, two women, Cindy Parker from Texas and, Eliza Seraphin from Florida claimed that Future is the father of their children and have filed paternity suits. However, Future refused to take a DNA test. Cindy dropped her lawsuit due to a settlement, while Eliza is moving forward with her accusations.
So, currently Future has a minimum of seven children, maybe eight.
At this moment Future is dating Lori Harvey, the daughter of comedian and television personality Steve Harvey.
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