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Afrika Bambaataa Net Worth

Afrika Bambaataa Net Worth

Net Worth: $5 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Birth Place The Bronx, New York, USA
  • Full Name Kevin Donovan
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth April 19, 1957
  • Ethnicity African American
  • Occupation Musician, Producer, Songwriter, DJ

About Afrika Bambaataa

The legendary DJ and Hip-Hop pioneer, Afrika Bambaata, has a net worth estimate of $5 million dollars. Born on 19th April 1957, in The Bronx, Afrika Bambaata is well acknowledged as one of the founders of Hip-Hop. He started deejaying in 1970 and later launched his Hip-Hop oriented music group called the ‘African Zulu Nation’. His music interests were diversified from the start, and would range from African sounds to RnB, classical, Latin jazz as well as Caribbean Calypso.

Afrika Bambaata is well known for his endless support for the development of Hip-Hop and deejaying, and which earned him the name ‘Master of Records’. He was the first DJ to ever perform break-beats. For this reason, many prominent deejays acknowledge him as the father of Hip-Hop. Pertinently, he is also accredited as the ‘Godfather’ of Electro-Funk. He was nominated in 2007 for an induction into ‘ The Rock and roll Hall of fame’, and a visiting scholar to Cornell University in 2012 for three years.

All in all, the legendary Afrika Bambaata is renown for his contribution to the development of the Hip-Hop, Disco, Elecro-Funk and House music genres. He is also known for several of his albums including  “Planet Rock”, “Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light” and “Sun City”. His involvement in the music industry is what actually contributes to the accumulation of his overall wealth. This ranges from music production, deejaying and performances.