YG Net Worth: How the Famous Rapper Make Money

YG is best known for his hit debut single “Toot It and Boot It”, the song charted no.67 on the Billboard’s hot 100. If you don’t know, he is a professional rapper and talented actor from Compton, California. He also co-founded “4Hunnid Records,” in 2015. YG net worth is expected to be at $6 million as of 2022.

Full NameKeenon Dequan Ray Jackson
Stage NameYG
Net Worth$6 million USD
BirthdateMarch 9, 1990
BirthplaceCompton, California, USA
Income SourceRapping, Acting, Music Production
GirlfriendKehlani Ashley Parrish

YG Age and Bio

On March 9th, 1990, YG was born in Compton, California, United States. His real name is Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson, and he is now 32 years of age as of March 9th, 2022.

His childhood was hard, his dad was arrested for tax evasion, and as a teen, YG was even accused of streets crimes. Keenon spent most of his childhood in Compton under the supervision of his mother Shonee Jackson, a noble and caring lady.

He went to a couple of local high schools, notably Paramount and later Mayfair, but never graduated. Following that, he worked for a month at a local burger joint named “Fuddruckers” due to bad finances.

YG’s passion for music began at a young age, and in 2008, he met DJ Mustard, who would eventually become his DJ. At the age of 16, he allegedly joined the Bloods gang. Then adopting the stage name of YG (Young Gangster), he started his hip-hop career.

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How YG Make Money?

As for making money, YG generates income from a number of financial sources including rapping, acting, real estate investments, music production. The rapper’s career is at its peak and as he launches new rap singles and signs record deals with major record labels, YG’s personal wealth is expected to grow up to $7 million USD as 2022 ends.

YG’s first rap single, ‘Toot It and Boot It,’ featured Ty Dolla Sign, and was released in 2010. The song was a major hit among the youngsters in LA and reached #67 on the Hot 100 chart on the Billboard.

Following the enormous success of this debut single, YG was offered a contract by “Def Jam Recordings,” a record label company. Under their label, YG released mixtapes like ‘4 Hunnid Degreez’ ‘The Real 4Fingaz,’ and ‘Just Re’d Up,’ and ‘4 Hunnid Degreez’.


In 2013, YG signed a new deal with Young Jeezy’s label, “CTE World.” Later the same year, he appeared in Yo Gotti’s massively successful track “Act Right.”  

The rapper was later included in ‘Boss Yo Life Up Gang’ the CTE World’s official mixtape. Later, he went on an international musical tour alongside Tyga and released mixtapes like as, The Real 4Fingaz, 4 Hunnid Degreez,  Just Re’d Up, and Just Re’d Up 2.

After some time, YG released “My Nigga,” the first track from his next album, which features Rich Homie Quan and Jeezy. The song became a sensation after reaching no.19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 2014, YG collaborated with the renowned rapper Drake on the song “Who Do You Love?” In his career, YG worked with famous names including, Lil Wayne,  Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Jeezy, and Nicki Minaj. They are just a few of the well-known hip-hop artists who got featured in his albums.

The rapper eventually released his first studio album, titled ‘My Krazy Life’ in 2014. The album debuted at no.2 on the Billboard top 200 charts and later became certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

YG revealed on June 24, 2015, that his next solo album, Still Krazy, will be published in 2015. Cash Money, I Want a Benz, and Twist My Fingaz was among the rap singles he released after that.

He released the album “Still Brazy” the following year, which opened at no.6 on the Billboard top 200 and was certified Gold by RIAA. 

In 2018, YG dropped his third studio album, “Stay Dangerous” with featured guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Quavo, Big Sean, and others. The next year, he launched “My Life 4Hunnid,” his fourth studio album, followed by “

Recently, YG released his fifth studio album, titled “My Life 4Hunnid” on October 2, 2020.

YG is not only popular for his rapper career, but also as a well-versed actor. He’s been in films including “Tuscaloosa” and “White Boy Rick.”

YG Daughter and Personal Life

We don’t know much about YG’s personal life, but we do know that he was dating American artist Kehlani. They had lately split up. He also has a daughter named Harmony.

There is no information on Harmony’s mother. YG switched to a vegan diet in 2016, due to some health concerns.

YG Net Worth

YG’s projected net worth as of 2022 is approximately $6 million. He began his financial journey by doing a variety of odd jobs. He soon moved into music and recorded several rap singles and studio albums, giving a substantial boost to his net worth.

Moreover, YG is also a stakeholder in the record company “4Hunnid Records.” He has also cracked a commercial contract with “Interscope Records.”

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