Andre 3000 Biography
Born on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Andre Lauren Benjamin, known professionally as Andre 3000, is a member of the worldwide-known American hip hop band OutKast. Andre is particularly known for his ability to play many musical instruments.
So just how rich is Andre 3000? Sources estimate that Andre 3000‘s net worth is as high as $45 million. Such a spectacular amount of wealth should not be surprising taking into account the fact that Andre 3000 is also a talented songwriter as well as record producer.
Andre 3000 Net Worth $45 Million
Andre 3000‘s net worth has been increased with incomes from acting, too. As an actor, Andre 3000 is not a very popular one, however, he has starred in a couple of movies as well as a TV series. His filmography list includes “Semi Pro”, “Revolver”, “Families”, “Shield”, “Be Cool”, and “Four Brothers”.
However, Andre 3000‘s net worth has been boosted further with revenues from establishing a new clothing line named Benjamin Bixby, although incomes from OutKast performances and album sales have been the main source of Andre 3000 net worth. The band was formed in high school when two friends, Andre and Antwan Patton (known as Big Boi), joined forces. When the two boys graduated from school, they received an offer to sign a contract with LaFace. Their debut album was released in 1994 and named Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. One of their first, and considered to be most successful, singles is Player`s Ball. In less than one year, the album managed to sell more than one million copies. There are no doubts it helped both Andre and Big Boi to increase their net worth. As far as it is known, Big Boi”s net worth reaches up to $12 million. Because of the success of Player`s Ball, the debut album of OutKast received a certification of Platinum from Recording Industries Association of America.
There were more albums released by OutKast, entitled ATLiens and Aquemini. Actually, these albums were in a way different from their debut album, as the singers added new music genre, elements of jungle trip-hop as well as of soul. However, Aquemini and ATLiens did not achieve such a great number of sales as the debut album.
In 2000 Andre 3000 made his net worth even bigger when the 4th album of OutKast was released. It was named Stankonia and included a blend of various genres in its content: funk, drum&base, salsa, gospel, rock. This album is considered to be the most successful album of OutKast. Its main singles that mostly popularized this album are such as The Whole World and Ms. Jackson. In the first week when it was released, there were more than 50,000 copies of Stankonia sold. Stankonia also entered into the top positions of Billboard 200 and was labelled as 4xPlatinum.
In the period from 1996 to 1998, Andre started dating Erikah Badu, a famous and talented R&B singer. They welcomed a son, Benjamin in 1997.