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Songwriter and Money Maker — Here's a Look At Derrick Milano's Impressive Net Worth

Derrick Milano has made bank from writing hits for artists like Megan Thee Stallion and Wiz Khalifa. Here is a look at his net worth.


Jun. 19 2024, Published 5:18 p.m. ET

Songwriter Derrick Milano has slowly become one of hip-hop’s best-kept secrets. The artist has made significant contributions to the music industry in recent years, and his net worth is proof of this.

Derrick gained notoriety in the late 2010s when he began writing for other artists. His ability to craft catchy hooks and memorable lyrics quickly made him a sought-after collaborator.

His big break came in 2019 when he co-wrote the chart-topping single "Hot Girl Summer" for Megan Thee Stallion, featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

“For that inspiration, a girl I used to deal with was just posting on Instagram, and she was constantly like 'hot girl summer,' and every girl was repeating the 'real a-- b---h give a f--k ‘bout a n---a' (from "Act Up” by City Girls.) So I decided to flip it and make it a n---a perspective,” Derrick told Billboard.

The song's success catapulted him into the limelight, earning him widespread recognition. “Hot Girl Summer” reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold more than two million units in the U.S. alone, per RIAA.

Since then, Derrick’s career has flourished, and his net worth is looking good. Here’s a breakdown of the songwriter’s fortune that he earned by working with some of the biggest acts in music.

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Derrick Milano’s net worth is stacked!

Derrick’s time as a writer and musician has resulted in a $10 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth. After his work on “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan tapped Derrick for “WAP,” a massive track featuring Cardi B.

In 2021, he won his first GRAMMY Award for his work on Megan’s "Savage Remix" with Beyoncé, which won Best Rap Performance. This accomplishment affirmed Derrick’s status as a powerhouse in the songwriting world, and he has continued to push out hits.

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In addition to creating hits with Megan, Derrick has worked with several big names. He’s collaborated with Nas, Pop Smoke, Hit-Boy, Justin Bieber, and Wiz Khalifa. Despite his success, Derrick feels like he’s just getting started. He told All Hip Hop that he plans to perfect his writing craft before focusing on developing himself as a musician.

“Of course, I’m still getting started. Trying to conquer one thing at a time,” he said. “My main thing at first was to make sure with the writing, try to be the best. Try to accomplish everything I could possibly do before I focus on my artist stuff, so I could have that leverage.”

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Derrick Milano


Net worth: $10 Million

Derrick Milano is a songwriter, artist, and record producer. He gained widespread recognition for co-writing Megan Thee Stallion's Grammy-winning hit "Savage Remix" featuring Beyoncé.

Birth name: Derrick Carrington Gray

Birthday: December 24, 1993

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education: Concord High School

Father: Jeff Gray

Mother: Virginia Gray

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Derrick Milano at Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Live

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Who is Derrick Milano dating?

Derrick has been publicly dating Blac Chyna since September 2023. The pair made their red carpet debut a month after making their relationship Instagram official, and the couple is going strong. In May, Derrick and Chyna celebrated their one-year anniversary, shocking fans who thought the couple first connected in late 2023.

“Happy one-year anniversary @derrickmilano,” Chyna wrote on Instagram. “Reflecting on a year of pure magic and joy with you, my dearest Derrick. Your love, support, and friendship have filled my life with light and warmth.”

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