How much is T.I. worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 25, 1980|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is T.I.
T.I., born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., is mostly known for being a rapper, along with becoming a prominent television personality having starred in several reality shows, and in the 2010s, becoming somewhat of a movie star. Despite having a heavily controversial personal life, the rapper has continued to have a stable music career and become a part of the biggest movie franchise of all time. In recent years, the rapper has also become an incredible successful business man, making the right choices and investing in the right things.
We calculate T.I. has a net worth of about $50 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did T.I. get so rich?
In his earlier years of fame, T.I. was quickly snapped up, as many rappers frequently are, by several brands offering him extremely lucrative endorsement deals. Some of the companies included car company, Chevrolet, in which T.I. helped market the Impala, and Axe body spray.
On top of a massive discography with 10 full length albums, a feat that few artists have ever reached, T.I. is also a businessman. He runs his own production company, Grand Hustle Films. Not only is he the subject of many reality shows, but with Grand Hustle Films he produced Sisterhood of Hip Hop, another reality series, which follows three women trying to make it in the music industry.
T.I. has released two books, Power & Beauty and trouble and Triumph. Though it’d be safe to assume the books are biographies, they are actually novels, and they have been moderately successful. He also owns the clothing company A.K.O.O. and owns Club Crucial in Atlanta, which is generally known as one of the best clubs in the area and is regularly frequented by OutKast member Big Boi.
He has worked with Netflix on the show Rhythm + Flow, a show that is known to be the rap version of The X Factor that searches for new talent. T.I. is one of the three judges along with Chance The Rapper and Cardi B. It is the only Netflix original series to go against the programming formula of dumping every episode on to the streaming service all at once, and instead gradually releasing them week by week. This was apparently done to imitate traditional music competition shows.
Why is he so famous?
T.I. has become very famous through his songs yet, as it turns out, T.I.’s most famous song isn’t his own. In 2013 he featured in one of the biggest songs of the decade, “Blurred Lines.” The rapper would continue to be in the headlines well after the non-stop radio play of the track died down, as several colleges and universities refused to play the track in student unions due to the song’s questionable lyrics. Nevertheless, “Blurred Lines” has half a billion plays on Spotify and the music video has 665 million views on YouTube.
His best selling album to date is his 2008 record Paper Trail, and though he already had two number one albums under his belt, the record was so successful in part thanks to the guest features from the likes of Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Rihanna. From his beginnings as a gangster rapper, T.I. was opening his craft to more popular and commercial performers. The decision was influenced by Kanye West’s Graduation. Kanye suddenly shifted into pop music, which from a rapper, had never been done before. This majorly influenced T.I., and others, to be more broad with their approach.
Most notably, the album is famous for featuring “Swagga Like Us,” a track that features four of the above artists together. The song was originally intended to be included in Jay Z’s album, Blueprint III, but it instead ended up on T.I.’s record, luckily for him. All of the artists performed the hit together at the 51st Grammy Awards, including M.I.A., who happened to be pregnant at the time.
After starring in multiple reality shows often with him being the subject, T.I. shifted over to starring in movies in the 2010s. His first major success was in the crime movie Takers, in which he starred alongside the late Paul Walker. T.I.’s biggest success to date in the film industry is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as he plays an ex-con turning his life around in Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
What makes him so successful?
After being in the music industry for so long, it was only natural that T.I. would get the itch to try his hand in producing too. The rapper produced the Hustle & Flow soundtrack, and even songs for Mariah Carey and Cassidy. He continues to produce his own music and songs for other artists too.
T.I. has had eight albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, and three of them were number one. His most successful run of albums was in the mid to late 2000s, when he released King, T.I. vs T.I.P., and finally Paper Trail, one year after the next. They were long albums for the time as well, as they were all about 75 minutes in length. This is the type of productivity that is extremely rare for a rapper on a major album, and this kind of energy helped him reach the audience that he still has today.
Though T.I. has had a few run ins with the police for gun possession and breaking parole, T.I. has made news for being somewhat of a hero and has even been branded a “guardian angel.” The rapper has talked down not one, but two people down from ledges on two different occasions. The first was a close friend of his and the other, four years later, was an unknown, as T.I. had heard about the situation on the radio and drove to the scene.
T.I. has a net worth of $50 million, but that figure is set to increase in the coming year. It has been announced that he is starring in horror director, Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming movie, Monster Hunter, which has the highest budget of T.I.’s movies outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie is due to be released in September of this year. And though it is yet to be announced, it is likely that T.I. will star in a second Ant-Man sequel. When it comes to music, it has been a couple of years since his last record, and even in his older years, T.I. hasn’t slowed down on releasing new material like many seasoned rappers do, so we should be hearing something new soon.