Born Austin Richard Post in July 1995, he took on the moniker Post Malone when he started his music career at the age of 14. Strangely enough, he named himself Post Malone because of the result he got from a rap name generator. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He debuted his first single, White Iverson, in 2015. It reached #14 on the Billboard 100 and was awarded a quadruple platinum award. It also gained 1 million views online. He signed a contract with Republic Records soon after. His debut album, Stoney, hit #6 in the Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum. His second album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, also performed very well in the charts and reached double platinum, not to mention getting almost 80 million streams around the world in 24 hours.
Interestingly enough, he is a self-taught guitarist. He studied video tutorials from YouTube on how to play the guitar. He also was a whiz at Guitar Hero. His interest in music and in playing guitar resulted to a mixtape he made when he was 16. Though he loved metal and hard rock as a kid, he made hiphop music.
He earns a lot from his albums, singles, music streaming, concert tours and performances, and product endorsements. He also receives an income from his YouTube VEVO account, which has over 7 million subscribers and over 770 million views. And he receives royalties from the music he makes as well. He has worked with popular artists like 50 Cent, Gucci Mane, and Kanye West. When he started out, he was the front act to Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour. He also toured with 21 Savage. Only in his 20s, Post Malone’s net worth is already pegged at USD 14 million.
With his earnings, he bought a property in Utah worth USD 3 million and a house in Los Angeles, where he is based. Like other musicians, he loves his cars. He has a 1967 Lincoln Continental, a 1992 Ford Explorer, a Rolls Royce Wraith and Ghost, and a Mercedes G Class.