Rich Brian is an Indonesian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer who began his professional journey as a social media star and grabbed the limelight for his videos on Vine. He is best known for releasing RIAA gold-certified debut single, Dat $tick, on SoundCloud in March 2016.
Additionally, the singer was the first Asian artist to ace the ‘iTunes Hip Hop’ chart with the launch of his debut studio album titled Amen. The track reached NO. 18 on the United States Billboard 200 list.
As of March 2020, Rich Brian has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Rich Brian was interested in comedy and began his career at the age of 11 on social media in 2010. After that, he was onto Rubik’s Cube and got an idea to find strategies to solve if faster logging onto his parents’ computer. On April 8, 2014, he created his YouTube on April 8, 2014.
Prior to this, in August 2010, Rich founded and joined Twitter and eventually started to make video content along with dark-comedy sketches and uploaded on Twitter. Then, he joined Vine when he was 15 years and eventually became an internet star.
In 2012, the internet sensation began listening to hip hop music and explore the genre more deeply. Finally, Brian wrote his first rap song, recorded it onto an iPhone microphone over a produced MF Doom instrumental in 2014.
A year later, on July 17, 2015, Rich launched his debut track, Living the Dream, under the name Rich Chigga on his YouTube channel. Later, he first tasted the fame after releasing his debut single Dat $tick on March 11, 2016.
The single was internationally successful after 88rising featuring 21 Savage, Ghostface Killah, Tory Lanez, and many more rappers’ reaction was released. So far, Rich’s both studio albums, Amen and The Sailor, were commercially hit.
Moreover, his notable singles are Who That Be, Seventeen, Back At It, Gospel, See Me, History, Yellow, These Nights, and many others. Besides that, he also went to concert tours: Come to My Party Tour (2017-2019) and The Sailor Tour (2019).
The initial stage name of the singer was Rich Chigga, which had created a controversy in the past. He, along with his friend, came out with the original stage name with Brian’s first song on SoundCloud and later changed it to Rich Brian.
Talking about his first stage name, Rich said:
"I realized I don’t really have a rap name. And then my friend from Wichita was just talking about it. We came up with a couple of names which were cool, and he was just like, 'Rich Chigga.' I was like, 'That is really catchy.' And that's honestly it."
Likewise, Brian also added:
"I do regret it – I didn't really know what I was doing and I definitely did not know people were gonna pop off like this."
From 2018 onward, Brian again started to be professionally famous by his new stage name i.e., Rich Brian. Via his Twitter post, he also said:
"I have been planning to do this forever and I'm so happy to finally do it. I was naive and I made a mistake."
20 years old, Rich Brian is active on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. As of March 2020, he has 1.8 million followers and 3.2 million followers on Instagram.
As per the Influencer Marketing Hub, Brian earns around $6,495 to $10,825 per sponsor post with an engagement rate of 9.88%.
Additionally, his YouTube channel has 1.72 million subscribers, with over 204 million total views. As per the Social Blade, Rich receives between $940 to $15K per month and $11.3K to $180.5K per year.
Rich Brian was born Brian Imanuel Soewarno on September 3, 1999, in Jakarta, Indonesia, to parents Heru and Megawati Pumomo.
The rapper Brian spent his childhood with his siblings, sister, Sonia Eryka, and brother, Roy Leonard. Similarly, he has one more sibling whose name is yet to be revealed.
Talking about a 20-year-old singer's educational background, Rich was homeschooled. Once he stated that, if given a chance, he would attend film school rather than a college education.
In mid-2015, there was once a rumor that Rich Brian was in a long-distance relationship with his mysterious girlfriend.
At the moment, in March 2020, he seems single and lives a lavish life in Los Angeles. Without a doubt, the versatile personality shares a good bond with everyone and spends most of his spare time with his friends.