Tony Yayo is a famous rapper of American origin. Born on 31st March 1978, he has become one of the prominent names in hip-hop singing genre. Though the birth name of Yayo is Marvin Bernard, his stage name ‘Yoyo’ came from a pivotal character of the movie Scarface that was released in 1983. He formed G-Unit with his childhood friends 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. He debuted in 2005 with the album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, which ranked second on the Billboard 200. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Tony Yayo in 2018.
Early life and Biography
Marvin Bernard or better known as Tony Yayo was born in South Jamaica. Born to Haitian parents, Yayo was the youngest of the three kids. His parents got separated when he was only 16 years old. It was during his childhood that he met his friends for life Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent. Eventually, the three formed a group called G-Unit and started working together.
Not many revelations have been made about the star’s personal life. We believe that Yayo wishes to ‘maintain the gap’ between his personal and professional life. Though as per some sources, it has been heard that Yayo is married and has two kids too. His daughter is named Maniyah, and his son’s name is London. The identity of the mother is unknown though.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
In the year 2003, the leader of G-Unit, 50 Cent was permitted with his own record label by Interscope after the grand success of the debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. He called it “G-Unit Records”, and he instantly signed the members of G-Unit, Yayo and Lloyd Banks to his newly formed label. Soon, Young Buck was added to the group as their fourth official member. The group released its first album named ‘Beg for Mercy’ in November in 2003. Beg for Mercy turned out to be a certified double Platinum. Yayo received universal appreciation for his single debut ‘So Seductive’. Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, released in August 2005 made Yayo’s career fly even higher by being ranked second on the Billboard 200.
Tony entered the nominations twice, for ‘So Seductive’ for The Vibe Award Club Banger and Buffie, the body in the same music video for Vibe Award Video Goddess. Unfortunately, the amazing rap star hasn’t received an award yet, but with his hard work, he is sure to attain all of it very soon.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of now, $8 million has been reported to be the net worth of the hip-hop sensation, Tony Yayo. Tony had an extravagant home on an island once, but due to several charges on him regarding income tax and weapons, his house was sealed. Though it’s said that, on the day of his release from the prison, 50 Cent welcomed him with a new house and car.
Yayo seems to be a hard-working artist with the spirit of ‘doing more’, his net worth seems quite impressive too. His audience enjoys his talent, and we believe that love and acknowledgement by the audience are greater than any materialistic trophy or award. We wish Tony great success in the future ahead.