French Montana

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How French Montana’s net worth was built

Rapper French Montana was born in Morocco as Karim Kharbouch. He moved to the South Bronx in New York City at age 13 without knowing how to speak English. His love of rap music started early, and his stage name highlights the fact that when he came to the United States he spoke French, as well as Arabic. His last name he borrowed from Al Pacino’s Tony Montana character in the film “Scarface.”

It took a decade of hard work and patience for French Montana to establish himself as a rapper. He launched his professional music career in 2002, releasing several DVDs under an indie label he founded called Cocaine City. The DVDs featured interviews with both veteran and unsigned musicians. In 2009 he started releasing mixtapes with a diverse lineup of DJs as hosts.

He was signed with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label in 2009, but he left after two years to sign with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. Montana released his first studio album, “Excuse My French,” in 2014. As of April 2017 he had a net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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French Montana

  • Born: 1984
  • Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

What he’s up to now

Montana has a joint record deal with Bad Boy Records and Rick Ross’ Maybach Music. Since signing with the two labels, he has released several mixtapes and has continued to develop his rhythm-and-blues style. In 2016 he released “Casino Life 2: A Brown Bag Legend,” a mixtape that featured the song “Moses,” which was a hit single featuring Chris Brown and Migos.


Montana’s awards include a BET Hip-Hop Award for Best Club Banger in 2013 for his song “Pop That.” In 2016 he was nominated for a BET Hip-Hop Award for Best Mixtape for “Wave Gods,” and in 2017 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “All the Way Up.”

French Montana is only a little rich compared with singer Alicia Keys.