Big Sean Net Worth: How He Earned So Much Fame?

Anderson began his music career in 2007 and gained notoriety in 2010 with his third mixtape, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big.

He then got a recording contract with GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. He released his debut studio album, Finally Famous, in 2011, which contained the US top 10 single “Dance (Ass)” (with Nicki Minaj) (featuring Nicki Minaj). Anderson followed it with his second album, Hall of Fame (2013), while his third album, Dark Sky Paradise (2015), debuted atop the US Billboard 200.

It also includes the popular singles “I Don't F*ck with You” (with E-40) and “Blessings” (featuring Drake and Kanye West) (featuring Drake and Kanye West). His fourth album, I Decided (2017), includes “Bounce Back,” his highest-charting US song, while his fifth album, Detroit 2 (2020), was his third consecutive platinum album.

Early Life

At the time of his birth, at the age of 25, Sean Michael Leonard Anderson was known as Big Sean.

When Big Sean sings about the “west side,” he's referring to the west side of Detroit, not the west side of California, where he was reared by his teacher mother and World War II veteran grandmother. A 3.7 GPA at Cass Technical High School earned him his diploma.


Big Sean started in the rap game while still in high school, participating in a Detroit hip-hop station's weekly rap battle contest to show off his skills. On learning that Kanye West would be giving a radio interview at the station in 2005, he went to meet him and attempt some freestyle for him. Kanye was impressed when West finally agreed to listen to him after initially refusing.

Big Sean net worth

Big Sean started gaining a following in 2007 through the internet and a series of self-released mixtapes while West was still working on his demo tape. Def Jam Recordings imprint Def Jam Recordings signed Big Sean to West's GOOD Music label in 2008. “Made,” a Big Sean and Drake collaboration, was leaked online on April 30th, 2010.


Big Sean was displeased with the leak because he felt the song's instrumental and lyrical elements were incomplete.

In June 2011, Big Sean released his first album, “Finally Famous.” It was awarded platinum status in 2017. My Last, Marvin & Chardonnay, and Dance were three Big Sean's most significant hits on the album (Ass). John Legend, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa made appearances on the album.

Big Sean net worth

In August 2013, he released his second studio album, “Hall of Fame.” Additionally, it debuted at number three on the charts and was well welcomed by critics. First No. 1 album: His third album, “Dark Sky Paradise,” landed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in February 2015. Oct. 2017 saw its gold certification.

Kayne West, Ty Dolla Sign, Ariana Grande, and others collaborated on the album. In February 2016, the album Dark Sky Paradise received a platinum certification.

Big Sean's Net Worth

Big Sean is a rapper from the United States worth an estimated $26 million. When Big Sean debuted in 2011 with his debut album, he became one of the music industry's most popular and successful performers.


He is up for four Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Song for his work with Kanye West and John Legend and Best Rap Collaboration (with both of them).

Big Sean net worth

At least six MTV Video Music Awards have been nominated for him, and he has won two for Best Socially Involved Video and Best Fight Against the System. BET Award nominations and seven wins, including Best New Artist, have made him a household name.

Personal Life

The “Glee” actress and singer Naya Rivera was his girlfriend for a little over a year. They met on Twitter and started dating. Their engagement was announced in October 2013; regrettably, they announced their breakup in April that year.

For eight months, he was romantically linked to pop star Ariana Grande. Big Sean and Jhene Aiko's relationship lasted from 2016 through 2019.

Big Sean was arrested on August 4th, 2011, for a New York performance incident involving third-degree s*xual assault.

In October 2011, he pleaded guilty to second-degree wrongful detention. As part of his plea agreement, the s*xual assault charges were dismissed. It cost him $750 in fines.

Real Estate

He paid $8.7 million in December 2017 for an 11,000-square-foot property in Mulholland Estates, a gated neighborhood in the hills above Sherman Oaks, California, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Big Sean net worth

An initial $11 million price tag was put on it. Slash, the lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, sold him the mansion. Sean sold this house for $11.1 million in August of that year.

Big Sean spent $8 million on a new home in Encino, California, in October 2021, just a few blocks from where he previously lived.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Big Sean's Wife?

Big Sean has been in a relationship with singer Jhené Aiko since 2016.

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Kisan Paul Anderson was born in Miami, Florida, on February 3, 1990. Kisan was raised alongside two siblings and finally moved to Kingston, Jamaica, with his family when he was six.