Young Jeezy is a famous American rapper who has accumulated a net worth of $15 million throughout his two decades of an active career. He was Forbes’ highest-paid hip-hop artist in 2013. This raspy stylish unique artist is further known as Jeezy, Lil’s J, and The Snowman.
Talking about notable works, Jeezy earned enormous popularity releasing ‘Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101’. This studio album ranked #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Besides, it gained a platinum certificate from RIAA.
Jeezy has released ten studio albums so far. On SoundCloud, he has released 526 music tracks. Outside music, Jeezy appeared in ‘Janky Promoters’ and ‘I Got the Hook Up 2’—American comedy films.
How Jeezy accumulate millions?
Jeezy has gathered most of his wealth through record sales and acting. Apart from these, he has gathered quite well through the real estate business.
Young Jeezy’s featured album—‘Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101’ was sold 172k copies within a week. This album grossed him $175k in that year. What’s more, ‘The Inspiration’, ‘The Recession’ were sold 352k and 260k copies within its first week.
Here’s Jeezy’s Record Sales and Earning Highlights:
|Record Sales Year||Earnings|
|2005 (Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101)||$175k|
|2006 (The Inspiration)||$356k|
|2008 (The Recession)||$268k|
|2011 (TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition)||$670k|
|2011 (Ferrari California)||$220k|
Now, talking about his acting earning, Jeezy appeared in a $10 million budgeted film—Janky Promoters. Later, in 2019, Young Jeezy appeared in ‘I Got the Hook Up 2’.
What’s more, Young Jeezy earns from his YouTube channel, ‘Jeezy’. Jeezy launched his music genre YouTube channel on 20th June 2013. Since then, he has 132k subscribers with 243 million views. His YouTube channel’s social blade rank is B+.
In a nutshell, here’s Young Jeezy’s yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily income/salary highlights:
- Yearly Income: $2.5 million
- Monthly Income: $208k
- Weekly Income: $48k
- Daily Income: $6849
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Real Estate or Asset
In 2007, Jeezy purchased a two-storied penthouse that is located at the Phoenix on Peachtree condo complex for $1.32 million. This house is of three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and floor-to-floor windows with a massive custom closet.
However, Jeezy listed this house for $1.1 million—a loss project though. In 2014, Jeezy got $950k from this house.
Jeezy is a person of profit machine! He spent $1.5 million in the real estate business to make a profit. He bought 9000 square feet home far away from Atlanta. Later, Jeezy bought a three-story home that is close to the Georgia Tech Campus for $685k.
One year after, Jeezy made this three-story home into a studio compound. This was a real-estate win indeed — because Jeezy got this home below the $45k asking price.
Young Jeezy: At a Glance
|Real Name||Jay Wayne Jenkins|
|Date of Birth||28 September 1977|
|Birth Place||Columbia, South Carolina, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75m )|
|Spouse||Jeannie Mai (m. April 2020)|
|Children||3 ( Jadarius Jenkins, Amra Nor Jenkins, & Shyheim Jenkins)|
|Profession||Rapper, Musician, Actor|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
Jay Wayne Jenkins is the birth name of Young Jeezy. His birthplace is Columbia, South Carolina, the U.S. Jeezy was born on 28 September 1977. At an early age, Jeezy’s parents became separated. Hence, he had to stay with different family members.
Since his childhood, Jeezy was associated with narcotics possession. He didn’t get proper schooling. Jeezy wanted to do business from an early age. In 1998, he launched a record label named CTE World.
Jeezy professionally began his musical career in 2001. In this year, he first released his debut independent album—Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I). Jeezy enrolled featured artists like Kinky B, Lil Jon, Freddy, and Fidank in this album.
Three years after, Young Jeezy signed with Bad Boy Records joining ‘Boyz n da Hood’—an American Southern gangsta rap group. He along with this group released a self-titled album that was Billboard 200’s #5 rank.
Young Jeezy’s career breakthrough came in 2005 after releasing—Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. This album ranked #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. What’s more, 172k copies of this album were sold within a week.
One year after, Jeezy released his second album—The Inspiration. This album also grossed well enough. Jeezy was also featured in Christina Millan’s third album’s song—Say I.
Typically speaking, the decade of the 2000s was the peak position of Young Jeezy’s musical career. In that period of time, he released most of his studio albums and singles.
Outside music, Jeezy is an actor too. He first appears in the comedy film—Janky Promoters in 2009. Later, he played role in the 2019 film—I Got the Hook-Up 2.
Throughout his career, Young Jeezy has won numerous awards and accolades so far. He was nominated for the Grammy Awards four times. In 2010, Jeezy won the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award for the official music video of ‘Hard’ that he shared with Rihanna.
In August 2004, Jeezy was prisoned due to a fatal shooting at a concert of Wiz Khalifa. Weapon charge brought upon him. However, he became free from prison one month after.
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In April 2020, Jeezy married Jeannie Mai—an American television host & stylist. Before her marriage with Jeezy, one thing she cleared that she would not have kids. However, Jeezy has three children named Jadarius Jenkins, Amra Nor Jenkins, & Shyheim Jenkins.
In 2005, Jeezy launched a musical campaign with a controversial fashion statement. He flipped a diamond-encrusted chain with a T-shirt of Snowman sketched. People were shouting Snowman rather than Jeezy in that campaign. Since then, he got a new moniker—The Snowman.
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