Young Jeezy aka The Snowman is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur whose net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Young Jeezy Net Worth: How He Began
Jeezy was born Jay Wayne Jenkins on September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Atalanta, Georgia. Jay was one of those people who grew up rough; as a result of his parents separation, he had to move frequently from one family member to the other. As common with hood breeds, Jay ventured into the world of hip hop music. With an intention to promote the genre rather than become an artists, Jay, 21, founded Corporate Thugz Entertainment (Now CTE World) in 1998. Under his label imprint he began promoting music from Cash Money. Jeezy soon became a boss in the business and in 2001 he launched out as a rapper under the moniker Lil J.
Young Jeezy Net Worth: Music Career
“Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.)” was Lil J’s debut album released under his independent label, Corporate Thugz Entertainment. In 2003, he independently released another album titled “Come Shop wit Me”. The 2-CD set sold over 50,000 copies. In 2004 , he joined Diddy‘s Bad Boy Record rap group Boyz n da Hood and in 2005, they released an eponymous album which peaked at #1 at the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums charts as well as at #5 on the US Billboard 200. The album sold over 400,000 copies. Already making wave as a rapper under his own label, Jenkins became a highly sought after artists by top labels including the likes of Interscope, Warner and Def Jam. In 2004, he settled for the latter and in 2005, he released “Get It: Thug Motivation 101”, his debut studio album with a major label. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling over 172,000 units in its first week. Its debut single “And Then What” featuring Mannie Fresh peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The most successful single from the album (as well as Jeezy’s highest peaking single to date) was “Soul Survivor” featuring Akon which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album later received platinum certification from the RIAA, thereby grossing over $1 million.
Young Jeezy Net Worth: Continued Music Success
Young Jeezy following his solo success left the Boyz n da Hood group to focus more on his solo efforts. However, he also founded another group U.S.D.A. (United Street Dopeboyz of America). In 2007 their album “Cold Summer” was released and it sold over 95,000 copies in the first week. His sophomore album “The Inspiration” released in 2006 was even more successful than his first solo work with Def Jam, debuting atop the Billboard 200 and selling over 352,000 copies in week 1. The Inspiration featured artists like R Kelly, and Keisha Cole. Next up was “The Recession” released in 2008. Again it made it to the top of the Billboard 200 and sold over 260,000 copies (earning about $268,000) in its first week. Later certified Gold by the RIAA, it featured top acts like Kanye West, and Nas. His fourth studio album “Thug Motivation 103” after much delay was released on December 20, 2011, selling 233,000 copies in its first week. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and received Gold certification. Jeezy ended 2012 with the release of the mixtape It’s Tha World which featured Trey Songz, Birdman, 2 Chainz and more. His 2015 album “Church in These Streets” reached #4 on the Billboard 200 and sold 107,000 units worldwide in its first week. Apart from his albums and singles, Young Jeezy has featured in singles of other top acts. Some the most popular ones include; Usher‘s “Love In This Club”, and Akon’s “I’m So Paid”. The later reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Young Jeezy continues his work in music and is undoubtedly one of the most consistent rappers of this age in terms on album sales. Young Jeezy has received not less than 4 Grammy nominations for his work in music. He has also won 1 BET Award and 1 BET Hip Hop Award.
Young Jeezy Net Worth: Business Endeavors
In addition to releasing new songs, touring and running his own label, Young Jeezy has also dabbled into the world of business. He runs a clothing line and also a Tequila brand named Tequila Avion. In 2013, Ken Austin, the founder of Avion named Jeezy as his Multicultural Advisor after Jeezy spit the tequila brand name in one of his songs, describing his love for the brand. Avion received the highest honor in the spirits industry when it was named “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Young Jeezy may not be a regular on the Forbes annual rich king list, but there has been years when he banked enough to make the cut as one of hip hop’s highest earners.
Here is a look at Young Jeezy’s Earnings As Per Forbes
2010 – $8 million 2011 – $7 million 2013 – $7 million