Famous American rapper Jeffery Lamar Williams, known by his stage name Young Thug is estimated to be worth around $9 million. He is a very influential personality of his generation. The 31-Year-Old singer has grabbed the headlines for being arrested by police and booked into the Fulton County Jail on 9th May on two gang-related charges. He is charged with conspiracy and breach of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. You can check out the details here.
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Young Thug’s net worth and other details
Young Thug gained prominence in the year 2014 when he released his “Stoner” and “Danny Glover”. He also appeared in many singles like T.I.’s “About the Money”, Tyga’s “Hookah”, and Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle”. He signed with American record label company “300 Entertainment” founded by Lyor Cohen on the mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1.
Thug featured on the superhit song “Havana” by Cuban pop singer Camila Cabello in 2017, which was the first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. He then went on to release a compilation album titled “Slime Language” with his own record label company YSL Records founded in the year 2016.
Jeffery Lamar Williams was born in the year 1991 in Sylvan Hills, Atlanta. He has ten siblings. There is not much information available pertaining to his studies except that he was expelled when he was studying in sixth grade for injuring his teacher as revealed during an interview. He was sentenced to four years punishment in juvenile prison.
Young Thug started his career in music in the year 2010 when he made his debut in a guest appearance on rapper TruRoyal’s song “She Can Go”. He released the first three installments of his mixtape series “I Came from Nothing” between 2011 to 2012.
Fellow Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane was very impressed by Young Thug and signed him to his label 1017 Brick Squad Records in 2013.
Thug then released his first project titled “1017 Thug” with the label. The song was part of many year-end lists for 2013 like the Pitchfork Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention.
Earnings from Concerts
His estimated salary is $500K per annum. Young Thug described in a radio host Big Boy the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on his shows. He said that canceling shows and festivals costs a lot to artists and for him, it is millions of dollars according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He said, “The money I get for shows, let’s say I get $500,000. If I don’t do these 10 shows, that’s $5 million.”
He also shared that it is like he has to incur a double loss in such conditions as he cannot cut down his expenses and keep them at the same level.
“I might spend a million, two million just on this quarantine shit. Like I got my mom and daddy, all these folks god damn. I’m like, ‘Y’all stay in the house.’
They like, ‘Yeah’. They get tired of the house every week, they want a penthouse, go to the hotel. That shit cost money and you don’t make the money off your shows. However much money I lose on a show, that’s probably the same amount of money I lose spending my money”, Young added.
He was nominated for several awards like the BET Hip Hop Awards, BET Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards between 2014 to 2022.
He received several prestigious awards like the Grammy Award in 2019 for Song of the Year for his contribution to “This Is America”, MTV Video Music Award, and UK Music Video Awards under various categories for his work “Wyclef Jean” in 2017.
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