French Montana is a well known American rapper who started on the streets, kept his pace and has finally hit the realms of success. He has recorded over twenty-one mixtapes and two studio albums. He has sold over five million copies of his album Pop That and Unforgettable which topped the number 3 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 list. Here is a full detailed information about his life, family, height and his net worth.
French Montana (Age & Ethnicity)
Born as Karim Kharbouch on November 9, 1984, in Rabat, Morroco; he had his childhood at their family estate somewhere outside the walls of Casablanca but moved to South Bronx in the United States when he was thirteen with his family. French Montana is an American by naturalization (a status he acquired in June 2018) and is also a Moroccan.
He had challenges speaking English after they moved but was fluent in Arabic and French, however, he picked up on English whilst at the Bronx High School of Lehman and Roosevelt. His father, Abdela Kharbouch couldn’t meet up the pace and moved back to Casablanca while his mom; Khadija Guled thought of her children’s promising future, and stayed back in New York, hoping for a better future.
After his father left, French Montana was left with the responsibility of catering for his mom and younger brother. Although, records have it that the welfare system in the United States also helped the family to a large extent. In order to make money, the pop singer began making and selling of DVDs in Cocaine city, with their contents solely based on interviews of upcoming and already known rappers telling their stories on how they began and most often their thoughts on hip-hop music, this also triggered his drive to rapping. He started battle rapping under the name Young French while trying to survive on the streets which consciously geared him to fame.
As skilled as the young lad was, he drew a large audience and the city became one of the highest purchasing sites for such DVD. He further formed a rap group known as Coke Boys, a group of four including Brock, Droop Pop and Cheeze which were all upcoming rappers. French Montana also loved sports, playing soccer and basketball while he was much younger.
In the early days of his career, French Montana was shot in the head after a recording session at the Bronx and spent a long time recuperating. Upon recovery, he released his first mixtape which he recorded alongside Uncle Murda, Mazaradi Fox, Jae Millz, Rick Ross, and Tony Yayo titled French Revolution Vol. 1 in 2007. He further released a second mixtape; Live from Africa in 2008, and collaborated with the Rapper Max B in one of the songs Waavvy. In 2009, they both recorded another song titled Coke Wave.
French later started producing solo records and his first single Shot Caller was a huge success. He became one of the XXL’s Freshman Class in 2012 and was signed to Bad Boy Records as well as landing a joint deal with Maybach Music Group. Subsequently, the rapper collaborated with Harry Fraud in the song Shot Caller, the song was a big hit and became one of the most added tracks on the Urban Contemporary Radio.
He further signed with Akon’s label, Konvict Music after they met at Miami and the duo produced series of singles on French’s mixtapes. He was also featured in Rick Ross song Stay Schemin which was before the release of his songs Excuse Me French and Pop That.
To date, French Montana has made over twenty-one mixtapes and two studio albums.
Considering the successful growth in his career, the French rapper is worth a fortune. Excluding his properties, the expensive watch he was caught wearing which was worth $100,000 and the charitable activities including his whopping gift of a home worth $3.3 million to Selena Gomez, he is worth $8 million.
French Montana is the oldest of three siblings. His brothers are Zack and Ayoub Kharbouch. Ayoub is currently in high school, while Zack had taken up the leadership of the Coke Boys Records. He was imprisoned and was released sometime in 2012. He has also appeared on Dave East’s 2017 album titled Paranoia. Zack had a relationship with Amber Rose in 2014 and is a big fan of charity works. He also reunited with his father in 2012.
Is French Montana Married? Son, Wife
French met Deen Kharbouch sometime in 2001 and their relationship kicked off before they got engaged in 2003. They were married in 2007 and their marriage lasted for five years before they were separated in 2012. By September 2014, they were officially divorced with claims from Deen that her husband was not always available for his family.
Montana once posted a picture of him in court on Twitter telling the world that he settled his ex-wife with the sum of $2 million. Records also have it that the duo are at peace with each other and have both decided to be friends. Their union was blessed with a son born in 2010 and was named Kruz.
Prior to his marriage to Deen, the French Rapper has had a long lineup of relationships. He dated Sophia Body, Keyshia Dior, Deelishis, Trina, Jenny Shea, Draya Michele, Khloe Kardashian, Candice Brooks, Iggy Azalea, Alexis Sky, and Rosa Acosta. Currently, French Montana is assumed to be single.
Body Stats (Height)
French has a large heart and has been recognized for his charitable acts. He is one dude that could be easily loved. French is quite tall, he stands at 6 feet 3 inches weighing 89 kg. He is a gym lover and has an average body build. He measures 42-13.5-33 for his chest, biceps, and waist respectively.