Jeezy Net Worth, Biography, News, FAQ
|Real Name:||Jay Wayne Jenkins|
|Birth Date:||September 28, 1977|
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jeannie Mai (m. 2021)
|Profession:||Rapper, Songwriter, Producer, Actor|
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
Jeezy is an American rap artist and producer. His fans best know him for his solo album “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101” among other quality projects. A highly accomplished personage today, this rapper had been through several difficult challenges in his life, especially during his early days. Despite his troubled childhood which he once described as “traumatizing”, Jeezy was determined to put an end to the chaotic side of his life, which often landed him in jail. With his talent for shooting verses paired with his ability to play with words, Jeezy made it to prominence with the help of his skills. However, his gangster past and drug abuse history became obstacles in his career, as radio stations in Atlanta were reluctant to play his songs. Nonetheless, he kept his head and shoulders high and was soon able to find balance in the industry. Considering the poor and underprivileged people on the streets to be his true audience Jeezy was apathetic to mainstream response to his music. He consistently refused to cross over to other genres or to commercialize his acts. With his strong determination, the rapper made a position in the world of rap in his own way, as his hit songs and albums tell his success story. Countless singles and albums he released over the years have found positions in the top charts in the United States and beyond. His successful works even made him to be recognized as one of his genre’s most prominent rap artists in history. He has earned a number of Top Ten singles, a line of Top Ten albums, several platinum and gold certifications, and several award nominations and winnings over the years.
Early Life: Childhood, Education
He was born Jay Wayne Jenkins on September 28, 1977, in Columbia, South Carolina, in the United States. His late mother, Mary, separated from his father (name unknown) when he was a toddler. They were never married.
Jeezy has a sister named Katrina. His older brother by the name of Michael passed away years ago.
The spitter spent the most part of his childhood living in different cities across Georgia such as Macon, Atlanta, and Hawkinsville. He spent nine months at a boot camp in Fort Stewart for narcotics possession (according to an XXL report).
Professional Life: Music Career
In 1998, Jeezy founded the label imprint “CTE World”. Under this banner, he released a number of independent albums. He later signed with Bad Boy Records and eventually switched to Def Jam Records.
In July 2005, he came forward with his major-label debut called “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101”. The project debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and went on to achieve platinum certification from the RIAA in 2006. Notably, the second single off of the album, titled “Soul Survivor” (featuring Akon) went on to become the highest-charting single of the rapper’s illustrious career.
Jeezy’s first four full-length LPs achieved platinum certification for moving over a million units.
Since the start of his career, he has been on the road touring consistently. Since 2007, he has headlined his own tours while also accompanying acts like Fabolous, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross on stage. Likewise, has also performed at dozens of music festivals across different continents over the years as well.
Achievements: Awards & Honors
The South Carolina native has earned many award nominations alongside other accolades in his career. He received nominations for Grammy Awards for the singles “Amazing”, “Put On”, and “Lose My Mind”. His single “I Do” from the album “Thug Motivation 103” also bagged a Grammy nomination under the category of Best Rap Performance.
He is the winner of one BET Award (2010), one BET Hip Hop Award (2008), and two Ozone Awards (2007 and 2008).
- Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005)
- The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102 (2006)
- The Recession (2008)
- TM103: Hustler’z Ambition (2011)
- Seen It All: The Autobiography (2014)
- Church in These Streets (2015)
- Trap or Die 3 (2016)
- Pressure (2017)
- TM104: The Legend of the Snowman (2019)
- The Recession 2 (2020)
- 2009: Janky Promoters
- 2019: I Got the Hook Up 2
Social Media: Instagram and Twitter
Currently, the MC possesses 5 million followers on Instagram. To go along with that, he has 1.3 million followers on Twitter.
ATL It’s Big Sno! All Traps will be closed on Saturday. I will be performing live at The Big Homecoming. It’s Mr. Bring The Whole City Out. Pull Up & Let’s Get it!! pic.twitter.com/ZCUXZy2HJY
— Sno (@Jeezy) June 16, 2022
Also noteworthy is the fact that his YouTube channel has 1.68 million subscribers today.
Jeezy is still receiving 4.1 million monthly listeners on the Spotify platform alone to this day.
Personal Life: Wife, Children, Height, Private Interests
The rap artiste first started dating stylist and television host Jeannie Mai in November 2018. In March 2020, they got engaged and eventually said their wedding vows a year after at their home in Atlanta.
In January 2022, Jeezy and his spouse had their first child together, a son. Previously, he had three children from relationships he had earlier on. His daughter is named Amra Nor while his two son’s names are Jadarius and Shyheim.
He is 175 centimeters tall and weighs around 90 kilograms.
Jeezy Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Brands
While there aren’t any brands being promoted on the actor’s social media accounts, his YouTube page contributes to his income through revenues generated by advertisements. His music catalog in addition to his touring is the major source of his wealth.
Findings by our team show that Young Jeezy’s net worth is currently estimated at $10 million. Forbes magazine reports that the 44-year-old is in semi-retirement, as he doesn’t appear to be very active in the industry these days.