Wiz Khalifa’s real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz. He was born on September 8, 1987(35 years) in Minot, North Dakota, to parents serving in the military. His parents divorced when Khalifa was about three years old. The military service of his parents causes him to move regularly. Khalifa lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh where he attended Taylor Allderdice High School.
Rostrum Records president Benjy Grinberg first heard about Wiz Khalifa in 2004 in a mixtape of various new Pittsburgh artists. From that Khalifa was attracted in his interest. When Grinberg finally met the 16-year-old artist, he immediately decided he wanted to work with him.
Shortly after, Khalifa signed to the label shortly after and began a seven-year period of artist development. Khalifa released his first mixtape, Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania, in 2005. The mixtape paved the way for his first full-length album entitled Show and Prove in 2006. Khalifa was declared an “artist to watch” that year in Rolling Stone magazine.
Khalifa hit songs are “See you again”, “Black and yellow”, “Remember you”, “Work hard, play hard” and many more.
Wiz Khalifa’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million, which put him on the list of the top 50 richest rappers in the world.