Jeffery Lamar Williams is professionally known as Young Thug. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Thug is prominent for his eccentric vocal style and fashion. The rapper gained attention when he collaborated with other rappers like Rich Homie Quan, Birdman, Cash Out, Shawty Lo and Gucci Mane.
Young, who started with mixtapes in 2011, has got a long way in his career as a rapper. Let’s glance at his career journey and also look forward to the rapper’s net worth.
Thug’s Rise To Popularity and Label Issues: 2014
On January 18, 2014, Young Thug signed a contract with Future's Freebandz record label. In March 2014, Young Thug's affiliation with Cash Money Records and its chief executive officer (CEO) Birdman, resulted in much speculation in the media about him signing to the label.
In 2014, Thug recorded several songs with Kanye West where he got the attention of various personalities. Later, Thug worked with Rich Homie Quan, Chief Keef, and Bloody Jay in his mixtape which got featured in the cover of The Fader.
On March 11, 2014, his debut single Stoner was released. On March 24, 2014, his very first debut album Carter 6 was released which was well appreciated by American hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne. Being influenced by Thug’s talent, Wayne worked with him in the album Metro Thuggin.
In April 2014, Young Thug released his another song titled Eww, which was marked as one of the five best songs of the week by XXL. On June 17, 2014, Young Thug was officially signed by label 300 Entertainment. On July 1, 2014, Asylum Records and Atlantic Records officially released Young Thug's 2 Bitches.
2015–16: Barter 6 and Slime Season series
The year 2015 seemed to be unlucky for the rapper because his series of unreleased songs got leaked which put his moral down.
However, following this, he released the album named HiTunes. The same year, he managed to release albums like Slime Season, Slime Season 2, The Life of Pablo, Pacifier, and I'm Up.
2016–present: Jeffery, collaborations, and other releases
In 2016, Young was featured in Calvin Klein's Fall 2016 fashion campaign alongside Frank Ocean.
On August 9, 2016, he released his mixtape, Jeffery. The mixtape helped him grab wider recognition and love from his fans.
In November 2016, he announced that he has started his own record label imprint YSL records. Thug also provided vocals on Drake's album More Life. He was featured on Calvin Harris' song "Heatstroke" alongside Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams. In May 2017, he got featured in the song Bankroll alongside Justin Bieber.
On June 16, 2017, Young released his mixtape Beautiful Thugger Girls. In August, he got featured on Camila Cabello's single Havana. In 2018, he released his single Ride for Me in collaboration with A-Trak and Falcons.
Net Worth and Salary of Young Thug
Rapper and hip-hop artist Young Thug has an estimated net worth of $8 million. The rapper’s net worth at the beginning of his career was around $1,743,000. By 2014, his total assets rose to be worth around $4,250,000.
Likewise, in 2016, the worth raised up to be $6 million. As per the sources, he earns around $1 million annually from the release of his songs and $1.5 million from his brand endorsements. All in all, Thug’s career has seen huge monetary growth over time. His net worth comprises of some expensive house and luxurious cars collection as well.
His car collection includes Chevy, Porsche, a drop-top Maybach, and many other cars. Thug also has an expensive mansion in San Francisco which consists of 4- car garage, a movie theater, a guest house and numerous places.
Apart from all of these, Thug is also fond of diamond, expensive watches, gold chains and many other accessories.
Thug’s inspirational and successful story of his career has made many aspire to follow their dreams. With the continuous release of his musical albums, his net worth is likely to increase in coming days.