Young Jeezy Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Jay Wayne Jenkins was born on 28 September 1977, in Columbia, South Carolina USA, and under his stage name of Young Jeezy, is a rap artist, businessman, as well as an actor, previously a member of the groups Black Mafia Family and Boyz n da Hood for which he is perhaps best known. His music career has now spanned almost 20 years.

So just how rich is Young Jeezy? According to authoritative sources, his net worth is estimated to be $15 million as of mid-2016, with the main source of his wealth being his rapping career, and his record label CTE World. However, Young Jeezy managed to launch a highly successful solo career with his debut album “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101”,

Young Jeezy Net Worth $15 Million

Young Jeezy moved to Georgia when he was little, but had a troublesome childhood, mainly due to the separation of his parents, which consequently turned him to illegal activities. Jeezy was put in a Youth Challenge Academy in 1994 for the possession of drugs, namely marijuana, where he spent nine months. When he was released, Jeezy wisely changed his lifestyle, and focused on music instead. This took a while, but he founded CTE World in 1998, then known as Corporate Thugz Entertainment, which was the real start to his net worth.

Iin 2001, he released his first album “Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T. U. I)”, under the pseudonym Lil J, which not only topped the Billboard charts but was certified Platinum by the RIAA. More commercially profitable albums followed, and Young Jeezy began making collaborations with other musicians, including Rihanna, Usher, and Akon, and continued working on his independent albums, releasing his second album called “Come Shop Wit Me”, which was produced by another famous rap artist Lil Jon. Jeezy’s independent albums helped him land a record deal with Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records, and then in 2005 he joined the gangsta rap group “Boyz n da Hood”.

However, Jeezy did not stay with the group for too long, and instead focused on his solo projects. Also in 2005, he released “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101”, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard chart and sold 172,000 copies during its first week. The album produced four singles, one of which called “Soul Survivor” became a major hit and topped the charts. A year later, Jeezy released his second successful studio album “The Inspiration”, which sold over 352,000 copies during its debut week, and peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts. His net worth was rising steadily with such public exposure, and Jeezy started to earn more money; in 2012 his earnings amounted to $7 million, and a year later Jeezy made another $6 million.

So far, Young Jeezy has released five albums, the most recent one being “Seen It All: The Autobiography” released in 2014. A BET, as well as Ozone awards winner and Grammy nominee, Young Jeezy also made an appearance in the film directed by Marcus Raboy called “Janky Promoters”,  released in 2009 and featuring Mike Epps and Ice Cube in the main roles. Hopefully, the future holds more on-screen appearances for Young Jeezy, so that together with his music, his net worth will very likely grow.

In his personal life, Young Jeezy has two sons and a daughter, all born in the ’90s, but details of relationships leading to these offspring are distinctly sketchy.


Quick Facts

Birth date: September 28, 1977
Birth place: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor, Rapper, Businessperson
Nationality:United States of America
Children:Shyheim Jenkins, Jadarius Jenkins

Interesting Facts

1Working on his second album, which is to be released in October 2006. Possible titles are 'The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102' and 'Street Money'. [June 2006]
2Cousins with rapper Yung Joc
3He and singer Christina Milian recorded a hit song and accompanying music video together called "Say I", which was the first single from Milian's third album, 'So Amazin'. [2006]
4He wears a snowman pendant around his neck made entirely of diamond.
5Is good friends with Jay Z
6CEO of Corporate Thugz Entertainment
7Signed to Def Jam Records.
8Originally wanted to have a background role in the music industry instead of rapping.
9Member of the rap group, Boyz N Da Hood.
10His nickname "The Snowman" refers to the drug cocaine, for which "snow" is a nickname.
11His debut album, "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" has been certified double-platinum (2 million copies sold).
12He released his debut album, "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" on July 26, 2005.


1Scratchy voice, and his frequent use of the phrase, "Let's get it!" in his songs.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Collaboration· YG
· Rich Homie Quan
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance· André Benjamin (songwriter)
· Jay Z (songwriter)
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Plies
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Kanye West
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Kanye West




Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Rap Critic Reviews2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Bling Ring2013performer: "Everythang" - as Jeezy / writer: "Everythang" - as Jay Jenkins
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Radio 1's Big Weekend2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game performer: "Respect My Conglomerate"
Vice2008performer: "J.E.E.Z.Y." / writer: "J.E.E.Z.Y." - as Jay Jenkins
This Christmas2007performer: "Go Getta" / writer: "Go Getta" - as Jay Jenkins
ATL2006performer: "And Then What"
Bones2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage2005TV Series 1 episode



The Janky Promoters2009Young Jeezy (as Young Jeezy)



BET Hip-Hop Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Young Jeezy)
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Last Call with Carson Daly2006-2008TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
BET Awards '082008TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Young Jeezy)
Beef 42007Video documentaryHimself - Rapper (as Young Jeezy)
Rep Ya Set DVD2007TV SeriesHimself (as Young Jeezy)
The Good, the Bad and the Bling2007DocumentaryHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Hip Hop Life2007VideoHimself (as Young Jeezy)
MTV Live Spring Break 072007TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Def Jam: Icon2007Video GameHimself (voice, as Young Jeezy)
106 & Park Top 10 Live2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Smack DVD Magazine2007TV SeriesHimself
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops2006DocumentaryHimself (as Young Jeezy)
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
CD USA2006TV SeriesHimself
Access Granted2006TV SeriesHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Young Jeezy)
Death Before Dishonor2006VideoHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Thug Motivation2006Video documentary as Young Jeezy
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Jim Jones: A Day in the Fast Life2006Video documentaryHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Pimpalation: Return of the Trill2006DocumentaryHimself (as Young Jeezy)
MTV New Year of Music: New Years Eve 20062006TV MovieHimself (as Young Jeezy)
My Block: Atlanta2005TV MovieHimself (as Young Jeezy)
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Usher's Project Restart2005TV MovieHimself (as Young Jeezy)
BET Awards 20052005TV Special as Boyzndahood
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Support / Themselves - Musical Guest / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game2014DocumentaryHimself (as Young Jeezy)
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
RapFix Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry2012DocumentaryHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition2011DocumentaryHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Young Jeezy)
Memorial Weekend Miami Best of the Best2011TV SpecialArtist (as Young Jeezy)
Dr. Phil2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself (as Young Jeezy)
Saturday Night Live2008-2009TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

106 & Park Top 10 Live2007TV SeriesHimself - 'Go Getta' Video / Himself - 'Dreaming' Video

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