Who is YG and what is his net worth 2018? 27-year-old Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson realized he couldn’t use his name on stage because of his complexity so he decided to adopt a simpler stage name ‘YG’. YG is based in Compton, California and is an American rapper. He is one of many famous rappers to originate from California and has made a name for himself in the music industry. He has worked hard to get to this level of success and at 27 years old, he is well off and very rich.
Ray Jackson was born on March 9, 1990, in Compton, California in a normal family and he led a normal childhood or what was considered to be normal in the gang-infested Compton locale. There isn’t enough information about the educational status and we can probably guess that the rapper hasn’t had formal schooling.
Even though he grew up with the influence of the several gangs that were always in each other’s crosshairs in the Compton, he grew up to be a cautious person and did not have any ties with gangs, at least publicly. He showed an early interest in hip-hop music and an inclination towards rapping from a very young age and began following his dreams, eventually making a career out of music and becoming a huge hit in the music industry!
Career: 2013 marked the year in which Ray Jackson would debut his music under the moniker of YG. YG was known in the streets to be a shortened form of Young Gangsta. In 2013, he released his debut album to the public ‘I’m 4rm Brompton’ which brought him critical acclaim and positive reviews. The lead single from the album which was titled, ‘My Nigga’ became a huge hit among fans and youngsters everywhere and became a sort of unofficial anthem for his fans and the youth of Compton.
It is very rarely that a rapper enjoys success at his debut album itself but not only did YG have a good run with his first album, it made him hugely sought after in the industry for collaborations and this helped increase the royalties he got for his music which helped him get a huge net worth.
His debut album was produced by DJ Mustard and he used the DJ’s services for the next single he would release called ‘Left, Right’. This single also garnered him a lot of fan following and made him quite popular in the industry. This was the time that his music royalties had begun coming in and he immediately announced his next album which would be titled ‘My Krazy Life’ which was a runaway hit with its songs peaking on the billboards!
Seeing the success of his previous albums, YG released two more albums in quick succession titled ‘Still Krazy’ and ‘Blame it on the streets’. Apart from rapping, YG also put out several mixtapes that also brought him fame and money. YG has also had a low-key cinematic career on the big screen with a self-portrayal on ‘Blame it on the Streets’ which he also helped write and produce. He also played a couple of other roles in some average movies that weren’t as successful as his music career.
YG Net Worth
YG earns a ton of money from music royalties and this income is very regular and helped him stock his money and increase his net worth. His wealth is calculated over $4.5 million. YG also has a record label Pu$haz Ink which also brings in the money increasing his net worth. Even though YG didn’t earn much with his cinematic outings, his income from his music career was more than enough to bring his net worth up to $4.5 million.
The rapper is a fine example of phenomenal success achieved in the least amount of time. He started his official career in 2013, just 3 years back but has an astounding net worth of $4.5 million dollars. He is an epitome of hard work and success and is quite the inspiration for his fans and youngsters all around. His hit song ‘Why you always Hatin’ was directed towards eradicating hate and bringing peace everywhere. Songs like this one helped him have a huge and dedicated fan following.