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Moses Sumney is a Ghanaian-American singer who has a net worth of $4 Million. He gained recognition in the music industry after releasing his debut full-length album called Aromanticism in September 2017.

Moses followed that up by dropping his second major project Græ in 2020. However, he has been releasing music since 2014. That year his self-recorded extended play Mid-City Islandcame out. From that point on, he continued to release one project after another.

What is Moses Sumney’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$4 Million
BornMay 19, 1992
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$300,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Moses Sumney was born on May 19th, 1992, in San Bernardino, California, to a pastor’s parents. After spending many years there, Moses and his family returned to Ghana when he was ten years old.

Upon arriving in Ghana, Moses found himself in a difficult situation, because he was not properly adjusting to the culture of Ghana and its new environment.

While in Ghana, he spent most of his time on the goat farm in Accra and also attended high school. The family eventually moved back to Southern California and settled in Riverside by the age of 16.

Moses had a plan of becoming a singer since the age of 7, but he never learned any musical instruments while growing up. After high school graduation, Moses flew to Los Angeles to enroll at the University of California in 2010. There he studied poetry along with majoring in creative writing.


Moses Sumney started his music journey in 2014 by recording his tracks. Soon, his music grabbed the attention of some famous labels in LA. However, he wound up denying these labels and relocated to Asheville, North Carolina for better opportunities.

In 2014 Moses released his first 5 track EP titled Mid-City Island under Cassette, CD-R, streaming, and digital download. After the release, he quickly teamed up with Terrible Records and began performing on live shows.

Before his breakthrough, Moses got a chance to perform at shows like Hollywood Bowl with Dirty Projectors, Local Natives, Junip, and St. Vincent. Later, he was approached by American singer Beck who gave him the chance to perform his album Song Reader as an opening act on his tour.

(Photo by Moses Sumney's Instagram)
(Photo by Moses Sumney’s Instagram)


In September 2016 Moses collaborated with Thundercat to release his EP Lamentations. In the following year, the singer dropped his breakout project, Aromanticism an acclaimed album, released by Jagjaguwar in September 2017. This album caught the eye of multiple TV shows most of which featured his songs on their soundtracks.

In February 2020 and May 2020, Moses released his two-part 2nd studio album,  Græ, respectively. His self-directed music video Cut Me came out in March 2020. Later that year, he dropped his album single Bless Me. 

At the end of 2020, Moses’ single Me in 20 Years grabbed the attention of HBO drama Euphoria, and his single was featured in an episode of the series. In December 2021, he has given a live performance of Blackalachia before dropping the live album called Live from Blackalachia.

Other Ventures

Many of Moses’ singles were featured on Netflix and HBO Series including Doomed, The Absence of Field, Quarrel, Plastic, and the single Keeps Me Alive.

Following his success in music, Moses tried his hand at acting, appearing in HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness in its 1st season, episode fourth. He offered a role in the film Creed for which he also provided vocals for the soundtrack of the movie. In 2023, Moses earned the role of Izaak in the popular drama series The Idol.

Career Highlights

  • Aromanticism (First album, 2017)
  • Quarrel Aromanticism (Single, 2017)
  • Doomed Aromanticism (Song, 2017)
  • Don’s Bother Calling Aromanticism (Song, 2017)
  • Græ (Second album, 2020)
  • Me in 20 Years Græ (Song, 2020)
  • 2018 AIM Independent Music Award, Independent Video of the Year _ Nomination
  • 2019 Libera Award, Best Outlier Record _ Won

Moses Sumney Net Worth

Moses Sumney is one of the rising singers in the American music scene. He first came to the spotlight after releasing his five-track EP Mid City Island in 2014. The singer makes money from his contracts with companies like Jagjaguwar and Vinyl Me, Please. 

In addition to this, his source of income also comes from collaborations with other artists and performing in live concerts. As of 2023, the American singer-songwriter, Moses Sumney’s net worth is estimated to be $4 Million.

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