Young Thug is not his real name. Jeffery Lamar Williams is. But then he is known by three other names also: “No, My Name is Jeffery,” “SEX” and “Thugger.” Young Thug has been active in the singing industry for not so long; 7 years to be precise, but he has managed to earn immense fame and a big name in that short span. He is a singer, songwriter, and a record producer. This article is about the net worth of Young Thug in this year, i.e., 2018. However, before that let’s take a look at some details related to him and his career.
Early Life & Biography:
Young Thug was born in Atlanta, Georgia; and is 26 years of age. He is the tenth child of his parents’ and has one younger sibling. The neighborhood where he grew up, Jonesboro South housing project, has produced many other rappers like Wakka Flocka Flames, 2 Chainz, and Ludacris, along with Young Thug’s childhood friend PeeWee Longway. As a student, Young Thug proved to be very tough. He broke the arm of his teacher when he was in his sixth grade and was sent to juvenile prison for some fourteen months.
Young Thug has been in the news for both positive and negative reasons. A number of lawsuits have been filed against him. There was one in 2015 when a bus was fired at by some members of the ‘Bloods’ street gang. Another lawsuit was filed against him in the year 2017 for not attending the concert for which he had signed a $55000 contract.
In 2017, he allegedly slapped a woman for arguing with his fiancé, but the charges were later taken back because there was not enough evidence. Young Thug is a father of three boys and three girls, from the four women he married. His first child was born when he was himself a teenager.
Career, Awards, & Nominations:
Young Thug released his first mixtape “I Came from Nothing” in three installments in the years 2011 and 2012. After this, Gucci Mane, another Atlanta-based rapper, collaborated with Young Thug and he produced his fourth mixtape called “1017 Thug.” Critics applauded this mixtape for its originality. By the end of the year, it was hailed by many as the number one album of the year.
Rolling Stone and Guardian both placed it under Five Best Mixtapes of 2013. Some have called him the best rapper alive. In total, Young Thug has released six mixtapes to date. After 2014, Young Thug’s popularity increased as he signed to Future’s Freebandz Label for a whopping $1.5 million. In the same year, he performed with Kanye West. In 2016, Young Thug was in Calvin Klein Fall fashion campaign.
Young Thug won the MTV Video Music Award in 2017. Other than this he has been nominated for numerous awards including BET Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Young Thug’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. He lives in Atlanta currently in a rented apartment for which he pays $15000 per month. Young Thug has seen rapid growth in minimal time, and so has his net worth which is growing ceaselessly. The primary source of income for Young Thug is the sale of his recordings and contracts with other artists. He also makes handsome money from concert tours. Young Thug’s another source of fortune is his brand endorsement deals. He has worked as a model for some Italian designers and also worked with Calvin Klein which paid him a good amount of money.
Although he started from scratch, Young Thug has earned himself a name in rapping. He has performed with almost every great artist. It’s only been a few years since he began and it would be worth seeing what levels he will reach in 2019.