Big Sean Net Worth
Big Sean Net Worth: $3,500,000
Sources: G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam Records
Big Sean, aka Sean Michael Anderson, is a rapper with a net worth of $3.5 million. Born in California in 1988 but raised in Detroit, Sean made a name for himself when he signed to Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music record label in 2007.
Sean met Kanye at a Detroit station in 2005, and impressed him with his freestyle skills. According to Kanye, Sean “just walked up to me and said a rap and I said, ‘I’mma sign you.’” The process, however, was more complicated, since Kanye wasn’t signing artists at the time. Sean left Kanye with a demo that day, and two years later, Kanye signed Sean to G.O.O.D. Music.
Sean’s first official mixtape, “Finally Famous: The Mixtape,” came out in September 2007 on G.O.O.D. Music, and garnered the attention of critics at The Source and the Detroit Metro Times. The next year, Sean signed a deal with Def Jam Records, G.O.O.D. Music’s parent company. Sean then released two more mixtapes before releasing his first full-length album, “Finally Famous” in 2011, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. The album featured a number of guest appearances by the likes of Lupe Fiasco, John Legend, Pharrell, Kanye West, Roscoe Dash, Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang, Rick Ross, and Pusha T. This album also contained the lead single, “My Last,” which featured R&B singer Chris Brown. Sean’s second album, “Hall of Fame,” is set to be released in the summer of 2013.
Throughout Sean’s career, he has always looked up to Kanye as a mentor. “I personally think Kanye is one of the best rappers of all time, for sure,” he said in a 2013 radio interview. And this inspiration goes both ways, too. “I was so inspired by what he did,” said Kanye of their first meeting. “His voice was very compelling. His lyrics were very clever and the melodies and the way he was putting it together and his story. So it’s not that easy, but it’s a lot of people who rap who aren’t as dope.”
Since signing with Kanye’s label, Sean has toured extensively with the G.O.O.D. music crew, and has been featured in a number of G.O.O.D. recordings, including the 2012 compilation album “Cruel Summer.” The lead single from this album, “Mercy,” featured Big Sean along with Kanye West, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz.
Always an achiever, Sean attended a Waldorf school as a child, and graduated from high school with a 3.8 GPA. This emphasis on achievement is evident in his approach to Hip-Hop as well. From approaching Kanye out of the blue and impressing him with his freestyle skills, to releasing a string of much hyped-about mixtapes, to dropping a top-selling debut album, Sean has proved that, for him, Hip-Hop is serious business, and he’s in it to win.