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Exploring Young Thug’s Journey From Dropping Mixtapes to Making Millions

Atlanta's own Young Thug went from mixtape rapper to music mogul. Here is a breakdown of the YSL rapper's impressive net worth.


Mar. 4 2024, Published 10:20 p.m. ET

Atlanta rapper Young Thug, known for his unique style and genre-bending music, has seen his net worth skyrocket since he made his musical debut. With a career spanning over a decade, the MC has attained massive success thanks to his hit albums and popular record label, YSL.

In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, expressed his appreciation for commercial success but emphasized that the primary goal of his music is to illustrate his personal growth.

“It’s not numbers to me, but it matters, the growth,” Thug said. “I just want people to know that there’s a such thing as growing. There’s a such thing as faith, have faith in me.”

Although Thug remains modest, his substantial financial success speaks for itself. Below is a breakdown of Thug's total net worth.

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Young Thug attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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What is Young Thug’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Young Thug’s net worth is $4 million. The rapper reportedly amassed his fortune by producing a slate of successful albums.

Thug has consistently released chart-topping albums, selling millions of units in the decade since he entered the music business. His debut studio album, So Much Fun, topped the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than a million copies.

Thug’s follow-up projects, Punk and Business Is Business, were also successful. The albums peaked at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and saw favorable reviews from critics.

Thug is also the founder of Young Stoner Life Records. However, the rapper was arrested in May 2022 and charged with conspiring to violate the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, according to. Prosecutors alleged that YSL was a street gang connected to a sleuth of crimes.

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More than two dozen people were charged alongside Thug, but the rapper has maintained his innocence. His attorney, Brian Steel, suggested that the prosecution’s claims are misguided.

“I'm concerned with a human being who's wrongly charged,” Brian told 11 Alive, adding, “He's an amazing person who comes from hunger, poverty, and lack of opportunity. He's extremely strong and he's getting stronger every day now.”

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Young Thug performs in concert closing out the last day of Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 1, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Young Thug


Net worth: $4 million

Birth name: Jeffery Lamar Williams II

Birthday: August 16, 1991

Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia

Education: South Atlanta High School

Kids: 6

Mother: LaKevia Jackson

Father: Jeffrey Williams Sr

Who is Young Thug dating? Here's a look at his relationship history.

Young Thug has reportedly fathered six children, though, their identities are unknown (The U.S. Sun reports.)

While Thug has never been married, he has been involved in several high-profile relationships. He dated Jerrika Karlae from 2013 to 2021 after meeting the model and influencer during a recording session.

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The couple got engaged in 2015, but their union ended a few years later. After Thug and Jerrika officially called it quits, the rapper began dating singer Mariah the Scientist.

Thug and Mariah were first linked in November 2021. He later appeared in the singer’s video for her single, “Walked In,” confirming their relationship.

Mariah sat down with Angela Yee in 2023 and revealed that she hopes to spend the rest of her life with Thug, who is awaiting the results of his RICO trial. “I’m willing to wait it out,” she said. “Because I feel like he’s the one.”

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