No matter what critics or general music fans say about him, Travis Scott is arguably one of the most successful artists in the modern hip-hop scene. In recent years, he has drawn attention consequently controversies and legal issues surrounding the safety of his shows.
Jacques Bermon Webster II, famous for his stage name Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer from Houston, Texas. He is among the richest rappers in the world, whose net worth is $60 million or above. He is the highest-paid rapper and is notable for his relationship with Kylie Jenner.
Scott was born on April 30, 1991, and has won a Billiard Music and a Latin Grammy Award. He has also nominations for nine more Grammy Awards. His best-selling projects include birds in the Trap Sing Mcknight, Astroworld, and Rodeo have gained popularity worldwide. While touring, Travis can easily earn a total of $40-$60 million through his various endeavors.
In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label deal with epic records and Kanye West’s GOOD Music to be a part of its production wing, Very GOOD Beats. After appearing on the Lable’s compilation album Cruel Summery, Scott has a net worth of $8 million.
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Early Life of Travis Scott
Jacques Bermon Webster II, professionally known as Travis Scott, was born in Houston, Texas, on 30 Aprile 1991 and grew up in Missouri City. He lived with his grandmother in this city until he was six and then moved back in with his parents in a house in the suburb. His mother was an Apple employee, while his father was a businessman, jazz composer, and soul musician.
Travis Graduated from Elkins High School, where he was a member of the musical theatre. He consequently attended the University of Texas San Antonio but dropped out after his first year to pursue his music career.
While at school, Jacques pursued music under his early moniker, Travis Scott. He formed a duo called “The Graduate” with his old friend Chris Holloway and they released their first EP on Myspace in 2008. In 2009, he became a part of the duo “The Classmates” with OG Chess, releasing two projects together.
After dropping out of college, Travis visited New York City in hopes of improving his career and worked with a friend Mike Waxx. After four months, he moved to Los Angeles, where he slept on a friend’s couch and continued to produce music. Then he went back to Houston and struggled a lot until he became a famed rapper.
A career in Music Industry
After a year of delay, Scott released his first solo mix tape titled “Owl Pharaoh” in 2013. After two years, Grand Hustle and Epic Records released his first studio album, “Rodeo”, which was well-received both critically and commercially. It peaked at three number on the US Billboard 200.
His first Billboard 200 number one is his second project, “Birds in the Trap Sing Mcknight”, which helped him to sign a contract with Universal Music Publishing Group. Since that time, Scott has continued to gain popularity and acclaim in the music industry. Besides, he had collaborations with Nike, PlayStation, and McDonald’s.
Earnings & Net Worth
Travis Scott earned $20 between 2017 & 2018 through tours, album sales, and his Nike sponsorship deal. It was enough to make him one of the fifteen highest-paid rappers in the world. Later, he earned $60 million from 2018 to 2019 and $65 million from his successful project Astroworld. He earned $40 million between June 2019 and June 2020 and $20 million from an endorsement deal with McDonald’s.
Travis Scott started dating the reality television star Kylie Jenner in 2017, and they had their first child, Stormy Webster, on February 1, 2018. The couple briefly broke up in 2019, but they fixed their relationship ultimately, and gave birth to a baby boy, Wolf, in 2022.