|Date of birth||4th June 1986 (age 34)|
|Born in||Melilla, Spain|
|Full name||Farid Hamed El Abdellaoui|
How much money does Farid Bang have?
Farid Bang did not grow up in the best of circumstances. But he has made something of himself and now has an estimated fortune of 6 million euros. He was born in Melilla, a Spanish exclave on North African soil. However, he grew up in Torremolinos in the province of Málaga, in the south of Spain. When he was eight years old, his father was arrested and sent to prison. Thereupon his mother moved with him to Germany. He went to school in Düsseldorf and graduated from secondary school.
Nevertheless, he threatened to be drawn into the swamp of crime and collected community hours and many advertisements. But then he got to know Eko Fresh and was signed on his label German Dream. From that point on, Farid focused on the rap career and worked on his skills. He first became known for his all-around verbal attacks against the rapeseed scene. You have to believe that he combined them with funny puns and good technique. So he managed to become more and more popular and to build other pillars as well.
This is how Farid Bang’s fortune is composed
German hip hop is becoming more and more popular – especially among teenagers and young adults. One of the most famous German rappers is Farid Bang, who always attracts his big mouth and explicit statements. But in addition to his escapades, the German-Moroccan is a capable businessman. In addition to his rap career, he runs a music label, plays in films, and owns a shisha bar. In a video blog in May 2016, buddy and MMA fighter Omar Azaitar stated that Farid has over 5 million euros in his account.
1. Income from rap career
Farid Bang has already released nine albums since 2008. While his debut album “Asphalt Massaka” failed to enter the German album charts, things have steadily increased since then. The 2009 collaboration album “Jung, brutal, gutaussehend” with Kollegah got him more attention. Farid Bang knew how to use this perfectly for himself. The following albums were released in cooperation with major labels and were able to keep improving in terms of chart performance. With the second part of “Young, brutal, good-looking,” the chart topped for the first time. The following year, 2014, the album “Killa” was released, with which Farid celebrated a number 1 success as a solo artist for the first time. It was released on its label, Banger Musik. The following album “Asphalt Massaka 3” also reached the top position of the German album charts, with the last album, “Blut,” he had to be content with second place.
With the collaboration album “Jung, brutal, gutaussehend 3”, which was published by BMG (Bertelsmann Group) in December 2017, Farid celebrated a mega-success with Kollegah. According to the Bild Zeitung, BMG was able to turn over 4 million euros only in sales. Streaming income is not included here. BMG receives 40 percent directly and has paid the two artists a seven-figure sum for the rights. Also, the two rappers collect a direct 15% of sales proceeds.
2. Income from banger music
Farid generates a large part of his income through his label Banger Musik. There are five artists under contract in addition to Bang himself. The first signings in 2012 were Major & Jasko from Duisburg, whose “takeover EP” was the first release on the label. After the collaboration album “Major vs. Jasko” came some solo releases of the two. Major, in particular, established himself as a solo artist and has already sold over 100,000 records.
KC Rebell followed in 2013 as an artist, who has since released five albums on the label. The album “Fata Morgana” went gold; in total, KC Rebell sold over 200,000 CDs through Banger Musik. In 2014, summer Cem joined the music label, which has released two albums on Banger Musik. So far, he has been able to sell around 100,000 CD’s. In 2016 he finally signed 18Karat, who released his first album “Pusha” on the label in 2017 and released further albums in 2018 with “Geld Gold Gras” + 2019 “Je m’appelle Kriminell”.
Overall, the sales figures at Banger Musik are more than impressive. In the last few years, they have repeatedly been able to reach the top of the chart. Since a label gets around a third of the sales price of a release, Farid Bang was able to earn one or two euros through his label.
3. Revenue from film roles
In 2013 Farid played in the film “Fack Ju Gohte,” where he appeared in a supporting role as Paco. In the sequels “Fack Ju Gohte 2” and 3, he took over this role again. The first part was the most successful German film of 2013. It ranks fifth among the most successful German films in the Federal Republic since 1968. Farid Bang has not appeared as an actor since these three films but is likely to have numerous lucrative offers.
4. Income from the shisha bar
Officially, was participation in the hookah bar “Qdex” in Dusseldorf never confirmed. However, this has been permanently advertised since it was founded in May 2016. Farid Bang often posts pictures from the bar and is also often marked on their side. The location has also been used for video shoots by the artist.