- The Weeknd has a net worth of $50 million
- He is dating Selena Gomez (2017)
The star Canadian singer has a net worth of $50 million. To see how he amassed his wealth, let us take a look back at his life and career.
The Weeknd’s actual name is Abel Tesfaye. He was born to Ethiopian immigrants. In 2011, he released a mixtape called “House of Balloons”. The mixtape was well received and received a huge response. Later that year, The Weeknd released another mixtape titled “Thursday”.
By the end of 2012, he had signed with Universal Republic to release his first album, “Trilogy”. Also, he performed at Coachella Festival in California.
In 2013, The Weeknd was creating music featured in top Hollywood films. For instance, he did a soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” called “Devil May Cry”. The film, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” did exceptionally well, at the box office. It grossed $865 million.
In 2015, The Weeknd had another track featured in a well-known film. The track was called “Earned It”. “Earned It,” is featured in “Fifty Shades of Grey”. It sold over 5 million copies. The Weeknd’s multi-platinum hits like “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face” sold seven million copies. The track, “The Hills” has over 1 billion views on YouTube.
In 2016, the star recorded “Starboy”. The song became massively popular. Currently, it has over one billion views on YouTube.
The Weeknd & Selena Gomez
In 2017, The Weeknd started dating Selena Gomez. The two traveled to Italy together. Recently, Selena was battling with Lupus. Lupus is an inflammatory disease in which the body attacks your own tissue. Selena received a kidney transplant. The Weeknd was very supportive of his girlfriend, during this time. The Weeknd is on tour in the fall of 2017. He will be traveling across the United States.
Since 2011 to 2017, The Weeknd has come a long way. He has released many hit singles and performed with top artists in the industry. The Weeknd has a net worth of $50 million.