Tyga is an American rapper and actor. He grew up in Compton, California and, has established himself not only in the music but in the entertainment industry at large.
Born as Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson on November 19, 1989, in Compton, California, Tyga (Thank you God always), is a young multi-millionaire rapper and businessman. This rapper of Vietnamese and Jamaican decent was brought up in the low socio-economic area of Compton where he dreamt of getting rich which has eventually come to pass.
Tyga Music Career
Releasing the first album, No Introduction, in his late teens, he made his debut as a rapper and was critically acclaimed which embroidered him with fame and riches. With this, he went on to sign a record deal with Young Money Entertainment, releasing a number of mixtapes which features other artists such as Bow Wow, Lil Wayne, Kevin McCall etc., gaining him a nomination in Grammy Awards.
Flourishing his music career with major label debut Careless World: Rise of the Last King which includes singles like chart-topping Faded, Far Away and Making It Nasty, he paved the way to make a millionaire out of himself.
Songs and Awards
So far, Tyga has released series of successful albums. They include:
Young on Probation – Released in 2007, the mixtape garnered him enough popularity to sign a record deal with Young Money Entertainment.
No Introduction – This was Tyga’s first independent album which was released on June 10, 2008. The album turned out successful and one of the songs, Diamond Life was used in the video games Need for Speed Undercover and Madden NFL 2009, as well as in the 2009 movie Fighting.
Fan of Fan is Tyga’s first mixtape in collaboration with Cris Brown. It was released on May 16, 2010.
Black Thoughts – Released on December 4, 2011
Careless World: Rise of the Last King – Released on February 21, 2012, as his second studio album with Young Money Entertainment. Multiple singles from the album ranked high on the charts.
Hotel California – Released on April 9th, 2013 in collaboration with artists like Rick Ross, Nikki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Chris Brown.
BitchImTheShit2 – This is Tyga’s fifth studio album released on July 21, 2017, by Last Kings Records and Empire Distribution
Tyga has been nominated for several awards including Grammy, BET and World Music Awards. So far he has taken home the MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video of the Year, in 2012.
Tyga’s Net Worth
The Hookah singer is one of the most successful rappers around. As of 2015, his financial standing was estimated at $10 million but, his spending habit and expensive lifestyle saw the value of his wealth dwindle. Also, the many lawsuits from a landlord of an apartment he rented, for a jewellery he didn’t pay for and for not paying tax left a huge hole in his pocket.
Again, Tyga didn’t only spend on himself as demonstrated by his fleet of luxury vehicles that includes a Mercedes SLS Coupe ($220,000) and a Lamborghini Aventador ($400,000); he has been very generous to his family and girlfriends.
His family lives in a rented mansion worth $15.4 million in Calabasas, California. He purchased for his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner a $30,000 diamond ring for Christmas and a Ferrari 482 Italia for her 18th birthday.
Based on the foregoing, the rapper’s financial standing is currently estimated at only $2 million.
Tyga’s relationship with urban model-stripper, Blac Chyna saw him become a father to a son, King Cairo Stevenson. Even so, the relationship did not manage to move strongly for a long time.
It is known that the rapper has been in an on and off relationship with teen sensation and model, Kylie Jenner for quite some years now.
Putting his son, music and business ventures as his top priorities, this Young Money rapper has been building his brand with a clothing line, a watch line and a shoe deal with Reebok. He is a member of Forbes’ inaugural class of Hip-Hop Cash Princes. Tyga snagged a $6.5 million mansion in Calabasas, California where he moved in on the day his son was born.
Quick Facts about Tyga
- Full Name: Michael Ray Nguyen- Stevenson
- Profession: Rapper, Businessman
- Height: 5 ft 8 in
- Weight: 64 kg
- Ethnicity: Vietnamese, Jamaican
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: November 19, 1989
- Place of Birth: Compton, California, U.S.
- Marital status: Dating (Kylie Jenner)
- Astrological sign: Scorpio