If someone asks you to imagine about a child born in 2000, you would most probably visualize a school going teenager whose life is still behind the boundaries of their comfort zone. But not when it comes to Lil Pump. He is already a widely popular rapper in America. What made his name an overnight sensation? Here is a quick summary of the net worth, career and earnings of Lil Pump in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Lil Pump was born as Gazzy Garcia on the 17th of August, 2000 in Miami, Florida. Growing up, he was always a difficult child, and by the time he was in middle school, he had been expelled from schools multiple times. In his tenth grade, when he used to study in an alternative school named Opportunity High School, he was again kicked out due to his never-ending fights and rebellious riots. Lil is Cuban from his father’s side and Mexican from his mother’s. He also has a younger brother. Lil Pump was introduced to Omar Pineiro by one of his cousins. Omar proved to be a critical figure at the beginning of his career.
Lil Pump has had quite a few rough patches in his life even though he is just 17. He has been in legal trouble after suspending a firearm in a residential area. Lil’s manager stated that three men tried to break into his house in broad daylight and fired shots at the door. It was later found out that the bullets were fired from the inside. Lil’s mom went under investigation related to risking his juvenile son’s life by leaving unguarded ammunition at the house.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Smokepurpp (Omar Pineiro) marked the beginning of Garcia’s professional career. He created a soundtrack over which Lil Pump freestyled. It was named ‘Lil Pump’ and was released as his debuting single. He then consistently released 4 singles each of which garnered over 3 million streams. He became famed through SoundCloud and went on tour during which he performed in the Rolling Loud Festival as well. His next two songs which he released in 2017, ‘D Rose’ and ‘Boss,’ have a combined stream total of 70 million.
He signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records in 2017, but it became void a year later due to Lil Pump being underaged at the time of signing the contract. He released his song ‘Gucci Gang’ which became a major hit and ranked number three at the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In October 2017, his debut studio album finally came out which was titled ‘Lil Pump.’ It included tracks from Lil Yachty, Smokepurpp, Chief Keef, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and Rick Ross apart from his own songs. zyLil Pump then came out with his recent song ‘I Shyne’ which was released on 18th of January, 2018. He again signed a contract worth $8 million with Warner Bros. on the 12th of March, 2018. His latest song ‘Esskeetit’ took the 24th position on the Billboard Hot 100.
Even as an artist who has gained fame only recently, Lil Pump has already been nominated for two awards in 2018, namely, the Billboard Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Lil Pump’s fortune has been accumulated from his music sales only. Being a 17 year old he hasn’t been involved in any side businesses or labels, nor has he been experimenting with any investments or stocks. Everything he has earned is from his songs. Even then, his net worth is a staggering $10 million.
Lil Pump has transitioned all his life’s hardships into good music which is a rare talent. As a young teen, he has miles further to go and many successes to achieve. Now, all we need to do is wait and watch whether he will prove to be a one-time hit or will he be consistent in his delivery of favorite tracks.