Stromae earlier went by the stage name Opmaestro was born as Paul Van Haver in 1985. He shares the Belgian-Rwandan origin as his father, Pierre Rutare was a Rwandan and his mother, Miranda Marie Van Haver was a Belgian. Stromae had no one in his family related to the musical world. His father, who was a Rwandan architect, was murdered in the Rwandan Genocide happened in 1994.
His childhood was very tragic. His mother raised him along with his four siblings. He had an inclination towards music since a very young age. At the age of eleven, he started getting serious music lessons. During his school time, he was inspired by Jacques Brel and formed a rap group as well. At first, he chose his stage name as Opmaestro but later he thought of reversing the word ‘maestro’ and pick a unique name Stromae.
In the first place of his professional career at the age of 18, he collaborated with the rapper J.E.D.I and formed a group called Suspicion. The duo created a video song as well named Faut que t’arrête le Rap. This music video wasn’t able to drive enough attention. After this video, the group was split and Stromae had to face the financial crisis as he had to manage his academics and career at the same time.
He worked in the hospitality industry as a part-time employee to finance his education for a while. His academic performance constantly degraded and he finally chose to make it big in his career by taking music seriously. He released his first album “Juste un cerveau, un flow, un fond et un mic”.
In 2007, his debut EP came out and the next year he was working with Because Music and Kilomaître signing a 4 year contract. He worked as a trainee in a musical radio station in Brussels called NRJ. The manager of the radio station was very much impressed with his first single and aired it as well on his station. In no time, Stromae was in buzz and receiving lots of appreciation from many popular personalities. He got the push he always dissevered and needed. He was signed by Vertigo Records and soon extended his musical territories to the overseas. 2010 was a big year for him.
His track Alors on danse received immense positive responses from the countries like Germany, France, Sweden, Belgium, Turkey, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Romania and the Czech Republic. He took his globally popular track to completely new heights when he remixed it and collaborated with the famous rapper Kanye West and Gilbere Forte. For this commendable creation, he received an award in the prestigious MTV Europe Music Awards. He married Coralie Barbier in Mechelen in 2015.
Education: Stromae was encouraged to choose musical instruments by his mother. He studied percussion but performed miserably in his academics all the time. He was later shifted to Roman Catholic Jesuit School when he was sixteen. He developed a penchant for music during his school days and he formed a band as well. After experiencing a messed up academics and career, he registered himself at Institut National De Radioélectricité Et Cinématographie and his good days in music arrived.
Stromae Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $6.5 Million US Dollars
The Belgian singer-songwriter has struggled a lot to reach this significant level where his Net Worth is $6.5 Million US dollars as of 2017. His track Alors on danse changed his life and he made a fortune with it. Even when he remixed it and included Kanye and Gilbere in it – the track brought him thousands of dollars. If his highest earning album is considered, Cheese made it to the no. 1 position in Belgium and in Greece and France it was shining in the top 10 list.
He outperformed his own achievement by releasing his album Racine Carree in 2013 which constantly bagged the no.1 position in many countries like Greece, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Belgium. This album is his so far highest earning album. On the whole, he has sold over 8.5 million records so far and his show’s ticket prices have surged unbelievingly in the recent years. He is going on adding zeroes in his account.
His assets are not yet listed. The Belgian singer-songwriter hasn’t yet disclosed his houses, cars or other luxury assets as well. He is undoubtedly a platinum artist and a superstar in Belgium and his status is not hidden from anyone. He can have all the lavish stuff he wishes for.
Stromae Business Model
The 32-year-old Belgian talent is not just limited to his magical music, lyrics and rapping. He has a stylish and creative wife by his side and he runs a successful fashion line called Mosaert. He generates a great revenue through it. His fashion line includes unisex apparels.
Stromae has recently launched the fourth edition of his fashion apparel line. The fashion-savvy buyers and Stromae fans can check out the latest collection at Mosaert.com store.
Stromae is a multi-talented personality who has proved that hard work and dedication can make every impossible possible. His smart decisions have also done wonders for him and made him a deep-pocketed celeb at present.