American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Travis Scott. Last year, he was in the news for the birth of his daughter, Stormi, with Kylie Jenner.
Early Life and Beginnings of Career
Travis Scott, also known as Jacques Berman Webster II, was born in Houston, Texas. Up to the age of six, he lived with his grandmother in South Park, Houston, a high-crime area. He then moved with his parents to Missouri City, a middle-class suburb southwest of Houston.
After graduating from Elkins High School, he enrolled at the University of Texas at San Antonio but left after his second year to pursue a career in music. In 2008, Scott and his longtime friend Christ Holloway released their untitled first EP on Myspace under the name “The Graduates.”
In 2009, he and classmate OG Chess created the group The Classmates and released two projects together. After leaving college, he traveled to New York City and began working alongside his friend Mike Waxx.
Scott relocated to Los Angeles after only four months in New York City due to his frustration with his lack of success. In Los Angeles, he continued to produce music while sleeping on a friend’s couch.
Scott’s first solo full-length effort, dubbed “Owl Pharaoh,” was planned to be released as a free download in 2012, however, sample clearance concerns caused the release to be postponed. It was eventually made available on iTunes in May 2013.
Before releasing his second mixtape, “Days Before Rodeo,” in August 2014, he continued making songs and performing, notably at the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas.
His debut studio album, Rodeo, was released through Grand Hustle and Epic Records in September 2015. Guests include Quavo, Juicy J, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, and Justin Bieber, to name a few. It was critically and financially well-received, debuting at number three on the US Billboard 200.
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, his second studio album, was released in September 2016 and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. Scott also inked a worldwide deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in the same month.
Scott and Quavo from the rap group Migos released their joint album “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” in December 2017. In August 2018, he released his third solo album, Astroworld. After reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, “Sicko Mode,” the second single from the album, became his highest-charting solo song.
He concluded 2019 by releasing the joint album “JackBoys” on his Cactus Jack record label (launched in March 2017). It included Don Toliver, Sheck Wes, and Chase B as producers.
The RIAA-certified double-platinum “Pick Up The Phone” (2016) with Young Thug and Quavo, Drake’s “Portland” (2017), Kris Wu’s “Deserve,” “Watch” (2018) with Kanye West and Lil Uzi Vert, and “Power is Power” (2019) with The Weeknd and SZA for the HBO series “Game of Thrones” are notable singles and tracks on which Scott has collaborated.
Scott has been a notable producer for numerous musicians in addition to his own work. For example, he served as executive producer for the compilation album “Cruel Winter” by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. Scott has also produced music for Kanye West, Jay-Z, Trinidad James, Big Sean, John Legend, Drake, and Madonna.
Rihanna’s hit single “Bitch Better Have My Money” was produced by him. Scott’s work has been honored at numerous award ceremonies, including his People’s Champ Award win at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards and his Top Streaming Song (Audio) triumph for “Sicko Mode” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
As a featured artist on Justin Bieber’s album Purpose, he was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammys. In 2018 and 2019, he was nominated for multiple Grammys, including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song.
What Are the Other Activities of Travis Scott?
In August of 2019, Scott’s documentary “Look Mom I Can Fly” was published on Netflix. He also has a number of brands with which he collaborates. His official association with Nike began in May of 2017 when he starred in a Nike advertisement for the VaporMax sneaker.
This was followed by the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack” release in June 2018, the Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 “Sail” release in August 2018, and the Travis Scott x Nike SB Dunk release in February 2020.
Scott’s further efforts into the realm of design include a capsule collection with fashion brand Helmut Lang, released in early 2017 and influenced by his Texan origins.
Additionally, Scott has been featured in a Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2019 advertising campaign.
The luxury fashion business produced the music video for his 2019 single “Can’t Say” and supplied his entire clothing for the project. Scott appeared alongside streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins in a 2018 Fortnite-themed Samsung commercial.
What Is Travis Scott’s Net Worth?
The estimated net worth of American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Travis Scott is $60 million. He is one of the world’s highest-paid and most popular rappers.
Additionally, his bond with Kylie Jenner is noteworthy. Travis may easily generate $40 to $60 million from his multiple endeavors during a touring year.
Scott began dating reality television personality and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner in April 2017. On February 1, 2018, Jenner gave birth to their daughter Stormi Webster. The couple ended their relationship in September 2019.
Between September 2017 and September 2018, Travis earned $20 million via touring, record sales, and an endorsement contract with Nike. This was sufficient to place him among the 15 highest-paid rappers in the world for the year.
From June 2018 until June 2019, he made $60 million. His Astroworld tour earned $65 million in revenue. From June 2019 to June 2020, he made $40 million. Travis inked a $20 million endorsement contract with McDonald’s in 2020.
In 2019, Travis purchased a 12,000-square-foot mansion in his hometown of Houston for $14 million. The 2005-built residence is situated on 1.5 acres within a gated community.
Travis spent $23.5 million in June 2020 for a mansion in the Brentwood hills of Los Angeles. He co-owned a $13.5 million mansion outside Beverly Hills with his ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner at the time of the acquisition. In 2021, he paid little under $6 million for the home directly adjacent to his Brentwood residence.