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YG Net Worth

YG Net Worth
Net Worth$10,000,000
Full NameKeenon Daequan Ray Jackson
Date of Birth/AgeMarch 9, 1990 (age 29)
Source of wealthRapper, Songwriter, Actor
Country of originU.S
State/City of originCompton, California
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

YG’s net worth is over $10,000,000.

How Much YG Make a Year

It can be estimated that YG makes about $1,000,000 per year.

How does YG make his money?

In addition to successful record sales rapper YG has made his fortune by performing, business ventures, and collaborating with other artists throughout the years including Ty Dolla $ign, New Boyz, Colette CArr, Yo Gotti, DJ Mustard, Casey Veggies and more.

He is the CEO of his hip hop label 4Hunnid Records which he founded in 2016. He has also earned income from his appearances in various films including “We the Party” (2012), Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012), White T (2012, and Blame It On the Streets (2014).

The rapper also has had a few endorsement deals.


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Start with something that will grab the reader’s attention & curiosity immediately.

YG is an American rapper and actor who started building his fanbase at an early age entertaining his high school friends and community with his music.

His hard work and dedication to his craft landed him fame and a record deal and he hasn’t looked back. Now, this success artist has his own label and a sustainable fortune.

Let’s take a close look at YG’s personal life, bio, net worth, and career history.

Early Life

YG’s real name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson. YG is an acronym for “Young Gangsta” which is in reference to the ranking structure of a gang called “Bloods and Piru”.

YG is said to have gang affiliation in the past. The 5’10” west coast rapper’s birthday is March 9, 1990. He was born in Compton, CA. His mother is Shonee Jackson, and she ran a daycare business.

YG’s father got involved in some legal issues and wound up going to jail. In time, the family lost their home and started struggling for survival.

YG wanted to help out with his family’s tough circumstances and got caught up in a typical Compton teenager’s life which at the time involved robbing, gangs, and violence.

YG was sent to jail a few times before he was 18 but remained focused on rebuilding his life through his musical passion.

Throughout his life, he has already been the target of two separate shootings. He managed to avoid serious injuries in both incidents.


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Personal life

YG is very private and not much is published about his love life. He had a girlfriend Catelyn but they began to break up in 2014 while she was pregnant with his child.

The couple reportedly had a drama-filled relationship, with Catelyn putting out a rumor that YG gave her an STD. She wound up taking down the post and saying that her account was hacked.

Today YG is possibly single, however, he does have a daughter who was born in 2015. Her name is Harmony, and she keeps YG grounded.


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As a teenager, YG wrote lyrics and made tunes. He used to perform for his friends while they were in high school and eventually made a name for himself locally.

Before long about 400 people would attend the clubs to hear his music. To gain more popularity he started uploading videos on YouTube and really gained a following.

At the age of 18, he put out his first mixtape “4 Fingaz”. He started releasing several more mixtapes and finally gained even more fame with his radio singles “Toot it and Boot it”, “My Nigga”, “Left, Right”, and “Who Do You Love?” featuring Drake.

His first single “Toot it and Boot it” reached number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned him a record deal with Def Jam. In 2012 YG worked with 2 Chainz on the song “Grindmode”.

His 2013 single “My Nigga” featured Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan. This single peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song won a BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group in 2014. He continued to release additional mixtapes including “The Real 4Fingaz”, “Just Re’d Up”, “Just Re’d Up 2”, and “4 Hunnid Degreez”.

His album “My Krazy Life” was released on March 18, 2014, by Pu$haz Ink, CTE World and Def Jam that boosted him to international stardom.

At present, YG net worth reached $10,000,000.

His album was a big hit and debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in April 2017.

In June 2016 YG released his second studio album “Still Brazy”. This album featured various stars including Drake, Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Slim 400 and more.

It was also quite successful and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. Critics gave this album positive reviews.

YG had planned to launch his own recording label for quite a while and there was a rumor circulating that his label would be called 4Hunnid Records.

In August 2016, YG confirmed that he penned a distribution deal with Interscope Records for 4Hunnid Records.

Interesting Facts

  • YG is known for his controversial and expletive-filled lyrics. His song “Meet the Flockers” from his “My Krazy Life” album gained lots of criticism for encouraging the public to burglarize Chinese homes. He was also said to be promoting and glorifying cultural violence. In 2017 three men who were arrested and charged with a string of burglaries in San Fernando Velley claimed to have been inspired to burglarize by YG’s song lyrics.
  • YG follows a vegan diet to maintain his health
  • YG says he likes to stick to honesty and that is something his crew can vouch for
  • YG says after he releases his new album “4Real 4Real” he has one more album left to release. He didn’t elaborate on what his plans are in the next chapter of his life.


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Favorite Quotes from YG

“The truth doesn’t cost anything but a lie could cost you everything.”

“Just keepin’ it real with my people. Telling my story. You feel me? It helped me a lot. It got me to where I am right now. You can ask any of the people I be around they’re going to tell you, ‘YG He’s real. He’s a stand up guy. He gonna tell you what it is.'”

“I’ve been through real shit and I still go through real shit, and I made it in sticky situations and turned the negative into a positive.”

“Please, please tell me why you always hatin’. Why you hatin’?”

“If money’s the only goal then we all gon fail.”

“I’m hard to kill.”


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Tips for success from YG

  1. YG feels that any genre of rap can make it in this business: “Mustard and I talked about getting back to our old shit on this album, and the west coast sound is what we grew up with, and what we know, but in the game today there are so many styles; you got trap shit, rappity-rap shit, and trippy drug shit. You don’t have to be a gangster rapper to be successful, you can do anything.”