T.I. is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is an actor and producer. His net worth is estimated at $50 million.
TI Net Worth: How he made his money
The bulk of T.I’s net worth come from his music. He released his first album “I’ Serious” in 2001 and three years later in 2003, he music started gaining popularity. T.I has released at least 9 studio albums with 7 of them achieving high success. Some of T.I. most popular singles include “Dead and Gone”, “No Mediocre”, and “Live your Life”. He has won 3 Grammy Awards for his musical works.
– Other Show Businesses
Apart from music, TI has also been active in other entertainment scenes. He has earned roles in several successful movies including “Takers and ATL”, “Fast and Furious 4” “American Gangster”, “Boss”, Roots (2016) among others. T.I has even had a reality show of his own. Centered on his personal life and family it was titled “T.I. & Tiny” and “T.I.’s Road to Redemption: The Family Hustle”.
– Business and Endorsements
T.I. has invested in various businesses. He owns a night club known as “Club Crucial” in Bankhead, Atlanta which is considered as one of most popular night club in Atlanta. Also in Atlanta, TI owns a srtip club called V Line. T.I has got a good taste when it comes to fashion which is why his clothing line AKOO saw huge success shortly after it launched. He has been involved in endorsements for various companies, including Axe Body Spray, Chevrolet, and XXL magazine, among others.
T.I. is also a published writer. He has written two novels “Problem & Success” (2012) and “Power & Beauty” (2011), both of which became reasonably successful.
T.I makes money via his Grand Hustle Records of which he is the CEO. Under the label he has produced music for many artists including Iggy Azalea. T.I was the executive producer of a TV reality show, “Life on Mars”.
TI Net Worth: His Background
T.I. was born Christopher Joseph Harris, Jnr. on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta Georgia. He began rapping at the age of 8 with the moniker Tip. He dropped out of Douglas High School to focus on his music career.
Launching a music career didn’t come easy for T.I, immediately after dropping out of school, young T.I began selling drugs and soon he got arrested for it. In his early drug dealing days, he earned the name “Rubber Band Man” which originated from his habit of wearing rubber bands around his waist which reflected the amount of money he made from selling drugs. The nickname was later adapted in one of his songs.
In 1996, he got to know a local rapper who was known as Big Kuntry King. Together, they started selling mixtapes out of a car trunk. It was during this time that T.I. was discovered by Kawan ‘KP’ Prather, a record executive. Kawan offered him a chance to sign under his label Ghet- O-Vision Entertainment. This marked the beginning of his successful career in music.
HOW TI SPENDS HIS MONEY
He owns a plush home in Florida as well as other multi-million dollar houses around the US. He has a number of fancy cars, including Dodge Challenger SRT8 which cost him $44,125, a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren worth $350,000, and a Ferrari F430 Spider which he bought at $217,000.
In 2010, T.I. helped to save the life of a suicidal man, after witnessing a stand-off between the police and the man. The man was threatening to jump off a high-rise building. The police recorded T.I’s message via video. T.I has also been very instrumental in times of calamities, for instance he was among the celebrities who donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
He extends his help to the Paulding Detention Center in Atlanta for troubled youths. He also provides scholarships for single parent families at the Boys and Girls Clubs. T.I and his wife launched a charity for people with Alzheimer’s disease, “For the Love of our Fathers” after their fathers suffered from the degenerative disease.
T.I. leads a wild lifestyle. He has been arrested several times for keeping guns and probation violations. He has also served two jail sentences for the same reasons.
The former ‘Rubber Band Man’ doesn’t seem to be slowing down, he continues to be active in music and in Hollywood as well taking up roles sporadically.
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