YG is a nickname given to a renowned American rapper whose actual name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson. YG gained his popularity from one of his album known as ‘My Krazy Life’ which was well received by the public all over the world. Before the hit of his album, the other singles that were popular such as ‘My Nigga’, ‘Who Do You Love?’, and ‘Toot it and Boot it’. His prior singles made it possible for his album to be received positively.
He got a passion for music on his tender age from which he started composing songs while still a teenager. To know more about the net worth of YG in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
YG was born on 9th March in the year 1990 with YG being a nickname of the short form of Young Gangster. His birth name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson. In his early life, he gained much passion in music in which he started writing lyrics during his teenage age. During his early life, he used to do the performance in clubs together with his friends thought it was very challenging at this moment as he was also involved in several robberies which led him to find himself in jail for sometimes. The challenges arose from their father being sent to jail due to some legal issues. YG has one younger daughter known as Harmony.
There were some gunshots being fired to the studio in 2012 while he was shooting a music video. Later in 2015, while at the Studio City in California, he was shot but went back to the studio on the following day as he did not cooperate with the Studio’s authorities. He has been targeted in two shootings though he has always found an escape.
YG is a private person with whom much of hi his private life is not known as he tends to keep his private life away from the public. The thing known about his personal life is his daughter by the name Harmony.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Though he grew up in a very challenging environment, YG loved music from his childhood, and he found himself writing lyrics while still at his teenage age. He then began playing music in clubs and kept the hard work so that he would build a name for himself. With his hard work, he gained popularity in the community he lived, and people flocked to listen to his performance in different clubs.
After some time, he then began uploading some of his compositions on YouTube in search of a larger audience. He then uploaded one of his mixtape known as 4Fingaz then added other singles. He remained unrecognized till his single known as Toot It and Boot It which gained much popularity of being in the 67th position of the Billboard Hot 100 and was offered a record deal with the Def Jam Recordings.
My Nigga, another single in 2013, hit and rose to position 19 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and which got other many awards. He then produced other singles from this such as Who Do You Love?, Left, Right. In 2014 he produced an album known as My Krazy Life which gained much popularity getting to the second position. He then continued to enjoy much success with other albums and singles which followed My Krazy Life that has made him have a successful career.
Net Worth & Earnings
YG has an estimated net worth of $4 Million. This comes from the fortunate earnings he has done through his career with many contributions being on his produced albums and singles. In addition to this, he has also appeared in movies which have highly contributed to his increased net worth. He finally co-owns the record label 4Hunnid Records which bring more earnings.
He has appeared in other artist’s performance such as Jeremih, DJ Mustard, Clyde McKnight, Mariah Carey, Future, and Fergie. All this contributions and participation have led him to the successful journey of his career line.