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Young Jeezy Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
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.