Big Sean Net Worth (Updated July 2022): Income, Salary, Career, Age And More Details

American rapper Big Sean is worth $26 million. Big Sean, who first gained widespread attention with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2011, has been one of the music industry’s most prominent figures ever since.

Big Sean Early Life

Big Sean’s actual name is Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, and he was born on March 25, 1988, in Santa Monica. His mother was a schoolteacher, and his grandmother was a veteran of World War II’s American Expeditionary Force. They relocated to Detroit, Michigan, when he was three months old. Big Sean isn’t talking about the west coast when he sings about the “west side,” but rather the west side of Detroit. At Cass Technical High School, he maintained a 3.7-grade point average and graduated.

Big Sean Career

Big Sean got his start in the rap game as a high school student when he competed in a weekly rap battle tournament hosted by a Detroit hip-hop radio station. He went to the radio station in 2005 to meet Kanye West and give him a shot at a freestyle. West was hesitant to listen to him but ultimately did so. His impression apparently left a lasting impression on Kanye.

Big Sean began to gain popularity around 2007 via the internet and a series of independently released mixtapes, and he eventually sent Kanye West his demo tape. When West discovered Big Sean in 2008, he quickly signed him to GOOD music, an imprint of Def Jam Recordings.

Big Sean Net Worth
Big Sean Net Worth

The April 30, 2010 leak of Big Sean and Drake’s collaborative effort “Made” was widely publicized. Big Sean was dissatisfied with the leak because he felt the song was incomplete.

Finally, Famous, Big Sean’s first studio album, was released in June of 2011. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and produced the Top 10 hits “My Last,” “Marvin & Chardonnay,” and “Dance” for Big Sean (Ass). John Legend, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa were just a few of the many notable guests who appeared on this album. Platinum status was awarded to it in 2017.

“Hall of Fame” is his second studio album, released in August of 2013. In addition to its high chart debut, it was also well welcomed by critics. In October of 2017, it received its gold certification. Dark Sky Paradise, his third studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in February of 2015, being his first album to achieve that feat. Collaborators on the album included, once again, Kayne, Ty Dolla Sign, Ariana Grande, and others. Dark Sky Paradise was awarded platinum in February 2016.

In honor of his 28th birthday, Big Sean dropped “Get My Shit Together” on March 25, 2016. Two days later, he and Jhene Aiko revealed an album, TWENTY88. On April 1, 2016, it was released exclusively on Tidal, then on April 5, it was released on Spotify and Apple Music. Big Sean and Jhene Aiko later published a short video called Out of Love, comprised of numerous tracks from the album.

Later that month, in the aftermath of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, Big Sean tweeted to the city of Flint’s official Twitter account, asking if he could do anything to help. He eventually gave $10,000 to the organization.

His last studio effort, “I Decided,” came out in February of 2017. He now has two albums in a row that have debuted at the top spot. In April of 2017, it was officially recognized as gold. On November 3, 2017, Big Sean and 21 Savage dropped a new tune titled Pull Up N Wreck.

On July 24, 2019, Big Sean dropped his first solo single since 2017 titled “Overtime.” Bezerk, his second song, dropped on August 26, and he performed it at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Over the course of his career, he has also collaborated musically with dozens of other well-known singers, making countless guest appearances on their tracks. Many of his tracks have scored pretty well on various Billboard charts.

Among the artists who collaborated with Kanye West on “Clique” are Pusha T and 2 Chainz. His single “I Don’t Fuck with You” featuring E-40 achieved #14 on the US Billboard hot 100. Big Sean has opened for both J. Cole and Rhianna on their respective world tours, in addition to headlining four tours of his own throughout the globe. Sean has an endorsement deal with sneaker maker Adidas due to his widespread popularity and impeccable taste in clothing. Big Sean started his own apparel line, Aura Gold, in 2013.

Accolades

Big Sean is nominated for four Grammys: Album of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Collaboration (with Kanye West and John Legend). He has won two of the six awards for which he was nominated at the MTV Video Music Awards: Best Video with a Social Message (for One Man Can Change the World) and Best Fight Against the System. Among his many BET Award, nominations and victories are 2012’s Best New Artist and the award for the year.

Big Sean Personal Life

He dated Naya Rivera, a singer and actress from “Glee,” for a little over a year after meeting her on Twitter. They announced their engagement in October 2013, but they called off the wedding in April 2014. Over the course of eight months, he dated Ariana Grande. The rapper Big Sean dated the singer Jhene Aiko from 2016 to 2019.

On August 4, 2011, Big Sean was taken into custody in New York for third-degree sexual assault stemming from an incident at one of his concerts. In October of 2011, he entered a guilty plea to second-degree unlawful imprisonment. He received a $750 fine for his transgression. As part of his plea deal, the charges of sexual assault against him were withdrawn.

Big Sean Actual Property

Big Sean dropped $8.7 million in December 2017 for a mansion with 11,000 square feet in the guarded neighborhood of Mulholland Estates, perched high above Sherman Oaks, California. There was an initial asking price of $11 million. He made a deal with Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist Slash to purchase the home. Sean put this house up for sale in August of 2021, and he got $11.1 million for it.

Big Sean spent just over $8 million in October 2021 to purchase a home in Encino, California, located directly across the street from his previous residence.

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