This Is How Travis Scott Became Famous

In 2020, Travis Scott graced the cover of Forbes magazine's 10th annual "30 Under 30" issue, which recognizes the accomplishments of individuals under 30 years old in various fields, such as art, education, finance, healthcare, and entertainment, among others. Scott is among the highest-paid rappers in the music industry, and as of 2021, his net worth is reported to be $60 million (via Celebrity Net Worth).

Travis Scott was born Jacques Berman Webster II on April 30, 1991, in Houston Texas. He was raised by his grandmother until 6 years old, and he then went to Missouri to live with his parents. In college, Scott enrolled at the University of Texas in San Antonio, but he ultimately decided to drop out in his second year to focus on his music career. He moved to Los Angeles and started recording music, and that was when he got the attention of some of the most famous names in rap. According to Ace Showbiz, T.I. heard one of the songs Scott recorded and invited him to a studio. T.I. then wrote a verse for another one of Scott's songs titled "Animal." Kanye West also took a keen interest in Scott and started working with him. Scott's persistence in pursuing a music career was what made him famous.

Travis Scott's albums and other endeavors

Prior to the release of his album, Travis Scott had already released a mixtape titled "Owl Pharaoh." His first studio album — "Rodeo" — was released in 2015 under Epic Records and Grand Hustle. Some of the artists featured in the album include Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and The Weeknd. The album received favorable reviews, and Scott rose in popularity. He released his second album titled "Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight" in 2016, per USA Today. It was his album "Astroworld" — released in 2018 — that cemented Travis Scott's name in the music industry. The album debuted on the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200, and he was also nominated for a Grammy.

Aside from being a successful rapper, Scott has also managed to explore other opportunities. He established his own record label — Cactus Jack Records — and he is also a music producer. Furthermore, Scott has designed shoes and clothing, as well as collaborated with big brands, such as Nike and McDonald's, per the South China Morning Post. Scott has been described as a "cultural icon," and McDonald's chief marketing officer Morgan Flatley said, "His ability to kind of see where culture is going and have a hand in where culture is going is really unique." Meanwhile, Blake Robbins of Ludlow Venture said, "If he can make McDonald's cool — the thing of pop culture right now — that's the ultimate sign he's made it" (via Forbes).