Questlove net worth is estimated to be approximately $16 million. As you may know, he is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, music journalist, blogger and DJ. What you probably don’t know is that Questlove does secret stand-up shows around New York. Although the star has describedhimself a 24-hour tweeting machine and 24-hour blogger, he never announces these performances. He just gets on stage, does a quick five-minute and leaves. But it is not stand-up performance that boosted Questlove net worth to $16 million, so let’s not concentrate on them. Instead, let’s take a closer look at his career in music industry.
The first instrument AhmirKhalib Thompson (this is his real name) has learned how to play was drums. In fact, according to his parents, the millionaire has started drumming about the same time he started talking – at the age of two. I guess this is not particularly surprising, knowing that both of his parents were also musicians. His father Lee Andrews was the lead of doo-wop group Lee Andrews & the Hearts, most famous for hits “Teardrops”, “Long Lonely Nights” and “Try the Impossible”. Meanwhile Ahmir‘s mother Jacquelin Thompson was a part of soul group Congress Alley. As active musicians, his parents had to spend much of their time on the road, which meant they could either leave their boy with babysitters or take him along. They chose the second road and never regretted. Growing in the backstages, by the age 7 Questlove was good enough at playing drums to start performing on stage. And by the age 13 he became a music director. Back in the day one of his favorite bands was Jackson 5. The star has shared his (unrealistic) dream: „I would love to have some sort of ‘Back To The Future’ Delorean time machine travel device so I could go back to 1981 to see that very first Jackson 5 concert I went to, back when I was a kid“.
Questlove net worth growth gained momentum in the late 1980s, as he and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter formed hip hop/neo soul band The Roots. The band achieved mainstream success in the late 1990s, with the album Things Fall Apart. The record was praised by critics. For example, Mojo wrote that it is “the stunner they’ve always promised: the first candidate for hip hop album of 1999….in a hip-hop world dominated by well-worn pop samples and rap rewrites of 80’s chart hits, such risk-taking should be cherished” and Rolling Stone called it a “top-flight record”. The album has also enjoyed a considerable commercial success, charting at No. 4 on US Billboard 200 and No. 2 US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Since the release of Things Fall Apart the band has recorded seven more studio albums and each of them has contributed to the growth of Questlove net worth. The last of them, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin , was finished in 2014.