French Montana’s real name is Karim Kharbouch. He is a Moroccan-American rapper who was born and raised in Morocco before emigrating to the United States with his family when he was 13.
He is the founder of Coke Boys Records and its predecessor Cocaine City Records. After years of independent material, he signed a joint-venture record deal with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records and Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group in 2012.
On November 9, 1984, in Casablanca, Morocco, Karim Kharbouch was born. He spent the first 13 years of his life at the family estate outside of Casablanca, where he grew up.
His two favourite childhood pastimes, according to him, were soccer and rap. He only discovered basketball in his later adolescence.
With his parents and younger brother, Kharbouch travelled to New York City in the middle of the 1990s. They made their home in the South Bronx.
When he originally came, Kharbouch could only speak French and Moroccan Darija Arabic; he later picked up English on the streets and in the Roosevelt and Lehman high schools in the Bronx.
His mother chose to stay behind with their children due to the lack of prospects back home, but after two years of struggle, his father decided they would relocate back to Casablanca.
At the time, his mother was carrying their youngest sibling, who was born in America soon after his father left for Morocco. His mother was reliant on welfare because she had three children.
In addition to his native Arabic, Montana also speaks French and English with ease. One of his primary inspirations, according to him, is being a father. Montana has lived in the Pequannock Township, New Jersey, the neighbourhood of Pompton Plains. He paid $3.3 million in 2016 to purchase Selena Gomez’s Calabasas, California, house.
In 2007, Montana wed Deen Kharbouch. 2012 saw the separation of the couple, and 2014 saw the completion of their divorce. A boy was delivered to them in October 2010. In June 2018, Montana acceded to American citizenship.
French Montana musical influences
Among the hip-hop musicians French Montana grew up listening to were Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Snoop Dogg, and Wu-Tang Clan.
He views himself as a music enthusiast in general and has used samples from numerous artists, including American singer Lana Del Rey, English soul/R&B singers Adele and Amy Winehouse, the English rock band Florence + the Machine, and English soul/R&B singers Amy Winehouse and Adele.
French Montana net worth
According to Wealthy Genius, French Montana’s net worth is currently $22 million USD as of 2022.