Rapper Takeoff died on November 1 after being shot in Houston. He was only 28. The rapper was shot in the head and in the neck after a fight broke out during a dice game, which led to his death.
Takeoff was a member of the famous hip-hop trio, Migos and released several hit numbers over the years. During his short career, he was able to make a huge fortune for himself. Here is everything we know about the late rapper’s net worth and earnings.
Takeoff’s Net Worth
As per the website Celebrity Net Worth, Takeoff had a net worth of $26 million at the time of his death. Most of these earnings came from his music career with his group Migos. Born in 1994 in Georgia as Kirshnik Khari Ball, Takeoff formed the band with his uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset in 2008.
The band released their first mixtape, Juug Season, in 2011, followed by another mixtape, No Label, in 2012. The following year, Migos shot to fame with their single Versace, which went viral and reached the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. In 2014, the group released another single, Fright Night, which again featured on the Billboard Hot 100.
Earnings from Migos
As per estimates, Migos, as a band, earned $25 million between September 2017 and September 2018 by performing at 93 shows in one year. The group managed to earn $36 million between September 2018 and September 2019.
Earlier in 2015, Migos launched their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation, featuring Young Thug and Chris Brown, which reached number three on the Top Rap Albums chart and ranked seven on the Billboard 200. The same year, they collaborated with Rich the Kid for the album Streets on Lock 4.
In January 2017, the band dropped their second studio album, Culture, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold 131,000 units in the first week of its release. By the end of the year, Migos released MotorSport from their third album, Culture II. The track featured Nicki Minaj and Cardi B and reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album peaked at number one on Billboard 200, with another one of its tracks, Stir Fry, topping the charts. Just a day before his death, Takeoff released the music video of his new song Messy.
Takeoff was embroiled in a number of legal troubles during his career, which led to a loss in his earnings. In 2015, the rapper arrived at Georgia Southern University for a performance, but was arrested for possession of marijuana along with his band members.
The singers were released on bond two days later. In 2017, Takeoff was asked to get off a plane after he refused to move his luggage from the floor to the overhead storage. In 2020, a female victim accused him of sexually assaulting her at a house party in Los Angeles.
The rapper was then charged with sexual battery, assault, and false imprisonment and faced a civil lawsuit. In 2021, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office decided not to file criminal charges against the rapper, citing lack of evidence.
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