Gucci Mane is a widely known rap artist from America who has released quite a lot of music albums in a short span of time. This 38-year-old started out with his debut album titled ‘Trap House’ that came out in 2005 and served as a boost to his career’s flight. To know more about the net worth of Gucci Mane in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Gucci Mane, whose actual name is Radric Delantic Davis, was born on the 12th of February 1980 in Bessemer located in Alabama. His father, Ralph Everett Dudley, served in the US army and later worked at a power plant whereas his mother, Vicky Jean Davis, was a teacher as well as a social worker. Gucci’s mother, being a teacher, used to teach him to read the Bible scriptures from a very early age.
Gucci’s father had lesser involvement in his life due to him being in conflicts with the state police owing to alleged drug dealing. He went to Jonesboro Elementary School where he passed the first few grades and later on attended Cedar Grove Elementary School when his mother shifted with him and his brother to East Atlanta in 1989.
Gucci Mane became a drug dealer when he was in the eighth standard due to his step brother’s influence over him, although he didn’t try abusing drugs until years later. Even though associated with drug dealing, he was a sharp and intellectual student and attended Ronald E. Mcnair High School.
When he graduated from there in 1998, he got a scholarship offer from Georgia Perimeter College. He was, however, expelled from the college in 2001 after he was caught smuggling crack cocaine. He served 3 months in jail and afterward was kept on probation. Gucci got married on 17th of October, 2017 to Keyshia Ka’oir. He also has a 10-year-old son which he revealed in his autobiography.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Gucci was fond of poetry from a very early age and took an interest in rapping when he turned 14. In the very beginning, he released ‘La Flare’ on Str8 Drop Records of which 1000 CDs were distributed. He then started his own music label named ‘La Flair Entertainment.’ He then started working on his debut album besides some side projects. The album titled, ‘Trap House,’ came out in 2005 along with his single with Young Jeezy ‘Icy’ on it.
As the project of an independent artist, ‘Trap House’ was considered a success overall with its name ranking in the top 20s of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts of the Billboard. The following year saw the release of his next project ‘Hard to Kill’ which carried the hit single ‘Freaky Gurl’ along with a few others. It also gained top positions on the Billboards. His commercial debut album ‘Back to the Trap House’ came out in 2007 with a remix of his famous song ‘Freaky Gurl.’
After that, he began working on several mixtapes and in 2009, signed up to Warner Bros. Records. He even collaborated with many artists for song remixes. ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’, which was his second studio album, released on 8th December 2009 under Warner Bros.’s Label and delivered many hit songs. After his time in jail, he changed the name of his studio to 1017 Brick Squad Records. Then came out his next album in September 2010 titled ‘The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted’ which was followed by his 10th EP album named ‘The Return of Mr. Zone 6’. It was ranked no. 18 on the Billboard 200.
He dropped his two most anticipated albums, ‘Trap House III’ and ‘The State vs. Radric Davis: The Cage Bird Sings,’ in 2013. The final edition of his Trap House series, ‘Trap House 5 (The Last Chapter),’ came out in 2015. He spent quite some time in prison as well and just after his release he immediately launched a new single under his deal with the ‘Atlantic Records.’ ‘The Evil Genius,’ Gucci’s 13th album, is set to release in 2018.
Gucci Mane’s music has been nominated for many awards over the years including Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award (2017), Best Collaboration (2017), Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse (2017), Best Mixtape (2017) and Best Song of the Summer (2017). He recently won the Best Pop Video Award for his collaboration song ‘Party’ with ‘Fifth Harmony’ in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
Gucci Mane has been active in the music industry for quite a long time, so much so that his songs redefine the hip-hop culture. His estimated net worth is approximately $15 million. ‘Trap House 5′ alone earned him a sum of $8.7 million. Along with it, his album ‘Zone 6’ also had a viewership worth $4 million. All his record and studio albums are the main reason for his extensive net worth.
Gucci Mane is a centric figure when it comes to American pop stars, and it is rightly so. He has contributed to various genres, mainly hip-hop and R&B, with his talented music composition. His entire fortune is built from the value he receives for his songs. We hope to see more of him in the year 2018 with a fresh playlist and some noteworthy tracks.