Questlove net worth $14 million
Questlove Net Worth: Questlove is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer who has a net worth of $14 million. He is best known as the drummer and the lead frontman of the group the Roots. You may have seen Questlove on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” as the Roots have been the in-house band for the show since 2014. Outside of music, Questlove is a music instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.
Along with his work with the Roots, Questlove has collaborated with a number of artists. He helped to produce the cast album of the musical “Hamilton.” He has also worked with artists like Elvis Costello, Common, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse, John Legend, and many others. He has been called one of the greatest drummers of all time.
Early Life: Ahmir Khalib Thompson was born on January 20th of 1971 in Philadelphia. Raised in a musical family, Ahmir became enamored with music at an early age. His father, Arthur Lee Andrews Thompson, was part of a prominent doo-wop group during the 1950s. His mother and his grandfather were also closely involved with the music community. As a young child, he traveled with his parents as they toured various musical venues. By the age of seven, Ahmir was performing on stage. By the time he had turned 13, he was directing his own musicals.
After attending a performing arts school in Philadelphia, Thompson formed the band “Square Roots” with several classmates and close friends. He later shortened the name of this band to “Roots.” After graduating from high school, Ahmir attended the Settlement Music School. During these early years, Thompson played the drums on South Street in Philadelphia, while his friend Tariq Trotter (Black Thought) rhymed over the beats. Thompson also became known for percussion with plastic buckets, crates, and shopping carts during these years.