So if you haven't heard, Drake has landed himself his second cover of GQ for their July 2013 issue. What he said to the pub is surprising; in what appears to be a really introspective moment for the 26-year-old, he comments about wealth and how to take his fortune to the next level. Drake wants to be as rich as one of the art world’s most known patrons, Roman Abramovich.
If you don't know who Abramovich is, we'll give you the rundown. He's a self-made steel and investments business mogul. His net worth is $14.6 billion. The dude is the 5th richest person in Russia and the 50th richest person in the world, according to Forbes. He owns the Chelsea Football Club and dropped $400 million to buy an island for his art. Yeah, this guy is filthy rich.
Drake aspires to be that wealthy, but in a surprising twist he realizes that if he's only a rapper he'll only amass so much. He says in the interview:
“He muses aloud about money. Yes, he wants it—for what it can buy, for what it signifies. He vowed he’d bank $25 million by the time he was 25—and he did—and now he’s wondering what it would take to run his life, with a wad of perpetual pocket money, at the level he wants. With the private jets and cribs, the vacations and hotel suites for the crew. He’s talking about Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire and owner of the Chelsea Football Club, whose yacht Drake believed cost $550 million.
“‘Do you know that even if I had $250 million in the bank, I couldn’t buy half of that?’ he says. (Turns out the yacht actually cost $1.5 billion.) ‘Rappers aren’t the really rich ones. We all have nice houses with studios and cars, but you need a piece of someone’s business to be super wealthy.’”