Austin Richard Post, a.k.a., Post Malone, is an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, recording artist, and producer who was born in July 1995, in Syracuse, NY. His first single, “White Iverson,” released in 2015, came out of nowhere and went ballistic to land at #3 on the US Rap Chart and #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. “White Iverson” was eventually certified 4x Platinum and reportedly got a million views within the first month on SongCloud. What is Post Malone net worth?
Post to Millions
Malone then signed a contract with Republic Records and came out with his first studio album in 2016 called Stoney. The album reached #1 on the US Rap Chart and #2 on the US R & B/Hip-Hop Charts.
All that success makes Post Malone net worth in the millions. In fact, they reported the actual number to be anywhere from 1 to 8 million dollars. Instantly recognizable by his gold teeth, and, most of the time, tightly braided long brown hair and a scruffy beard, everything this kid touches seems to turn to gold.
Who is Post Malone?
Although Post was born near the Canadian border, his parents relocated to Dallas when he was nine years old. Raised by his father, Richard Malone, and stepmother, Jodie Post, Malone was exposed to music pretty early on, as his father had reportedly been a disc jockey for much of the boy’s youth.
And when Richard Malone got a job as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage for the Dallas Cowboys, he continued to expose Post to a symphony of different musical sounds. But, though Post was immersed in music at a young age, he never took an interest in classical training. Instead, he cut his teeth by learning to play guitar on Guitar Hero. In 2013, Malone moved to LA with his good friend Jason Stokes. There, he reportedly lived with the gaming band TeamCrafted, who is popular on YouTube, he recalled in an interview with SLAM online in 2015.
His Life of Music
Rolling Stone even allegedly referred to him as one of the most popular musicians in the country. Some of Malone’s hits have skyrocketed to hundreds of millions of views on the web. Plus, Malone likes to spread the love when it comes to music. He has collaborated on tracks with the 50 Cent, Kanye West, and Gucci Mane. He has also helped to produce many new musical acts, according to Wealthy Gorilla online.
While he claims his stage name, Post Malone, holds no conscious connection to pro basketball - he made it up when he was 15 years old - the young wrapper did spend a fair bit of time around professional sports as a youth. And, his first smash single, “White Iverson,” the artist eagerly admits, was very much inspired by the NBA pro basketball player.
Post Malone has got Mad Game
Allen Iverson starred as a talented and athletic high school quarterback for the Bethel Bruins. He was also their starting point guard. A naturally gifted athlete, he went on the play college basketball at Georgetown University for coach John Thompson.
But that wasn’t before he did a two-year stint in a Virginia correctional facility. This place is for youths for a raucous brawl incident at a local bowling alley. Iverson finished high school after his federally served time. Coach Thompson saw something in the young player that spurred him to offered Iverson a fill ride to play as a Georgetown Hoya. And, after only two years playing college basketball, he was drafted by the Philadelphia 67ers. He then ended out his professional basketball career.
In addition to having the image of a bad-a** on and off the court, Iverson was also a likable underdog for a couple of reasons. First, the 67ers were never that good while he played for them (he was pretty much their only star). Second, at 6.0 foot, 165 pounds, and with a slight build, Allen was pretty small as far as NBA player go.
Despite all of this, however, Iverson was one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history. He had a career 26.7-point scoring average per game, which was seventh all-time at the time that he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Alo, Iverson's playoff career scoring average of 29.7 points per game was second only to “His Highness, Michael Jordan.”
Given all of this, you would have to figure that Post identifies himself, at least somewhat, with Iverson’s story. Even though he is white and came and comes from a Texas middle-class family. Perhaps, the underdog role, in particular, is attractive here. Despite all the doubters and overwhelming circumstance, if one works hard enough and wants it enough, he can rise to greatness.
Post Malone Net Worth
Though he is only 22 years old, Post Malone net worth is reported to be upwards of $8 million. He has several singles and an album that has been wildly successful. Plus, he is only 22. Call it prodigy, call it natural talent, or call it just wanting it bad enough, Post Malone still has baby fat around his cheeks, and he is already a millionaire in only the second year of his career. White Iverson, indeed.