Travis Scott is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born Jacques Bermon Webster II on April 30, 1991. He was six when he moved in with his grandmother in the high-crime neighborhood of South Park, Houston.
Then, to live with his parents, he relocated to Missouri City, a middle-class suburb southwest of Houston. He entered the University of Texas at San Antonio after graduating from Elkins High School but left after his second year to pursue a career in music.
In 2008, Scott and his longtime friend Christ Holloway established the musical duet “The Graduates,” and they put out their untitled first EP on Myspace. He and his classmate OG Chess established the ensemble “The Classmates” in 2009, collaborating on two projects.
He moved to New York City after quitting college and started working with Mike Waxx. After barely four months in NYC, Scott left because he was dissatisfied with the lack of development and relocated to Los Angeles.
Scott was supposed to release “Owl Pharaoh,” a mixtape, as a free download in 2012, however, the project was postponed because of problems with sample licensing. In the end, it was made available on the iTunes store in May 2013.
Before releasing his second mixtape, “Days Before Rodeo,” in August 2014, he carried on creating songs and performing, including at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas.
Grand Hustle and Epic Records released “Rodeo,” his debut studio album, in September 2015. Quavo, Juicy J, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, and Justin Bieber are just a few of the musicians who make guest appearances on it.
It debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 list after receiving favorable reviews from both critics and consumers. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, his second studio album, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 upon its release in September 2016.
“Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho,” a joint album by Scott and rapper Quavo from the duo Migos, was released in December 2017. In August 2018, his third solo album, “Astroworld,” was released.
The second track from the album, “Sicko Mode,” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become his highest charting solo single. He released the joint album “JackBoys” from his Cactus Jack record label to round out the year 2019.
Scott is well known for producing other musicians in addition to his own work. He served as executive producer, for instance, on the compilation album “Cruel Winter” from Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.
Additionally, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Trinidad James, Big Sean, John Legend, Drake, and Madonna have had songs and albums produced by Scott. He was the man behind Rihanna’s smash tune “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
Scott has received numerous accolades for his work, including the People’s Champ Award at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards and the Top Streaming Song (Audio) Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards for “Sicko Mode.”
As a featured artist on Justin Bieber’s album Purpose, he received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in 2017. In 2018, he received another Grammy nomination, and in 2019, he received nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song.
Scott announced the Astroworld Festival, an annual joyful concert that would take place across the street from the old location of Six Flags AstroWorld, after the release of Astroworld.
Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, Gunna, Houston All Stars, Sheck Wes, Metro Boomin, Trippie Redd, Smokepurpp, Virgil Abloh, and Tommy Genesis all made appearances at the 2018 Astroworld Festival.
Gucci Mane, Migos, Rosala, Tay Keith, Pop Smoke, Young Thug, Young Dolph, Key Glock, Pharrell Williams, Sheck Wes, Marilyn Manson, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Don Toliver, Playboi Carti, and Houston All Stars were among the performers at the 2019 festival.
On April 30, 2019, Scott disclosed a partnership with Nike for the May 2019 release of his Cactus Jack Air Jordan 1s. On June 24, 2021, Scott revealed a partnership with Dior for a menswear line that would be available that summer.
On June 25, a live stream previewing the collection was made available. The live stream also featured instrumentals and tracks from his upcoming fourth studio album, Utopia, including a song with Westside Gunn.
In August 2019, Scott’s documentary “Look Mom I Can Fly” became available on Netflix. Additionally, he collaborates with a number of brands.
When he appeared in a Nike ad for the VaporMax shoe in May of that year, his professional association with Nike officially got underway.
In December 2017, he unveiled his first Air Force 1 sneaker collaboration with Nike. This was followed by the releases of the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack,” Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 “Sail,” and the Travis Scott x Nike SB Dunk in June 2018, August 2018, and February 2020, respectively.
One of Scott’s other ventures into design was a capsule collection with the clothing line Helmut Lang that debuted in early 2017 and was motivated by his Texas heritage.
Scott has also appeared in an advertisement for the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2019 line. His entire wardrobe was provided for the endeavor, and the luxury house also developed the music video for his 2019 song “Can’t Say.”
Scott started dating reality television personality and businesswoman Kylie Jenner in April 2017. On February 1st, 2018, Jenner gave birth to their daughter Stormi Webster. In September 2019, the couple divorced.
Travis made $20 million between September 2017 and September 2018 through touring, record sales, and his Nike endorsement deal. He earned enough money to rank among the top 15 rappers in the world for the year.
He made $60 million between June 2018 and June 2019. His Astroworld tour made $65 million in revenue. He made $40 million between June 2019 and June 2020. Travis and McDonald’s agreed to a $20 million sponsorship contract in 2020.
Travis purchased a 12,000-square-foot property in his hometown of Houston for $14 million in 2019. The house is situated on 1.5 acres in a gated neighborhood and was built in 2005.
Travis spent $23.5 million in June 2020 for a property perched high in the Los Angeles hills of Brentwood.
He still shared ownership of a $13.5 million property outside of Beverly Hills with his ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner at the time of the acquisition. He paid just around $6 million for the house right next to his Brentwood residence in 2021.
What is Travis Scott’s Net Worth?
American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Travis Scott has a $60 million dollar fortune. He is among the best-known and highest-paid rappers in the world.
His friendship with Kylie Jenner is another noteworthy aspect of his. Travis may easily make $40–$60 million from all of his endeavors in a touring year.