KEY POINTS

  • Post Malone was one of the highest-earning celebrities for 2020
  • The rapper was raking in $1.3 million per concert before he was forced to shut down his tour due to the pandemic
  • Malone bought a $3 million Utah home in 2018 that he's equipping for the apocalypse

Post Malone has built a massive fortune from his successful music career, and one thing he's chosen to spend a chunk of his money on is a massive apocalypse shelter.

The chart-topping rapper, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, first revealed his plans to build an apocalypse shelter when he appeared on the “H3 Podcast” in 2017. He elaborated on his plans later that year in an interview with Rolling Stone, where he revealed he was purchasing a 13,000-square-foot home in Northern Utah for $3 million.

“I’m going to put in, like, 30 bunk beds,” he told the magazine. “It’s free country out there. Like, you can buy suppressors in Utah. You can do open-carry. Walk into the grocery store with a handgun on your hip. Cowboy s--t. I can’t wait.”

Post's doomsday pad, which he bought in early 2018, was uncovered by TMZ, which reported that it was located in a secluded area outside Salt Lake City and is situated on 6.75 acres of land.

The massive property is equipped with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a fire pit, its own basketball court, a wine cellar, a personal gym and a hot tub, according to TMZ. The view from the home’s backyard pool deck features canyons, mountains and a city skyline.

Aside from adding a recording studio, Post said he wanted to have a massive underground bunker constructed that will be able to survive the end of the world and comfortably fit 30 people.

During an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in February, Post confirmed that he has been adding to the Utah mansion.

“We’re doing some fun stuff over here like marble beer pong tables... you know, the bunker’s coming, things take a little bit,” Malone said as construction could be heard in the background. “You know whenever things go down, if they go down, you never know who you’re gonna have show at your front door... better safe than sorry, I guess.”

Post’s $30 million fortune comes from touring, endorsements and music royalties, the last of which he has relatively more of compared to many other artists as he is his own principal songwriter, according to Celebrity Net Worth. To date, the artist has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and has one track certified diamond, a certification for sales of 10 million units or more.

In 2018, Post had nine songs in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record for most simultaneous top 20 songs on the chart. Two artists previously tied for the record with six songs each, The Beatles and J. Cole, Parade reported.

Before he stopped his tour mid-March last year due to the pandemic, Post was raking in $1.3 million per city. The artist’s third studio album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” also sold more than 6 million album equivalent units after it was released in September 2019, according to Forbes.

These, along with his endorsement deal with Bud Light and his own line of rosé Maison No. 9, helped Post earn a place on Forbes' list of the highest-earning celebrities in 2020 with an income of $60 million.

Aside from Bud Light, Post also has sponsorships with brands such as HyperX and True Religion.

Aside from his Utah mansion, Post also has a massive paid in Los Angeles, California.

Post Malone Post Malone performs during the Times Square New Year's Eve 2020 Celebration on Dec. 31, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Michael Stewart/WireImage