How much is Youngboy worth?
|Net Worth:||$7 Million|
|Date of Birth:||October 20, 1999|
|Country:||United States of America|
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is the stage name of Kentrell DeSean Gaulden. He is an American singer, songwriter, and most notably, rapper. He began his career in 1999 and in the mid-2010s released eight independent mixtapes, thanks to which he earned a recording deal with the label Atlantic Records in late 2017. In January 2018, he released his highest-charting song “Outside Today”, which landed at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
One of his mixtapes “Al YoungBoy 2” became his highest-charting studio project, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. Also in 2019, the artist released a collaboration with Juice Wrld “Bandit”, which became his first song to enter the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked for a few weeks at number 10. By far his most successful album is his second, “38 Baby 2”, which topped multiple charts, including the Billboard 200.
We calculate Youngboy Never Broke Again has a net worth of $7 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did Youngboy get so rich?
Youngboy became rich almost immediately after he began his music career in the mid-2010s. At the age of fourteen, he first began producing music with a microphone that he bought from Walmart. A year later, he released his debut mixtape called “Life Before Fame”. Throughout 2015 and 2016, the aspiring rapper continued to release new music, mainly in the form of mixtapes. Among some of his mixtapes from his early years are “Before I Go”, “Mind of a Menace”, and “Mind of a Menace 2”.
In 2016, he attracted more attention with his mixtape “38 Baby”. The project included many established artists that are fellow Baton Rouge natives – Kevin Gates, Boosie Badazz, NBA 3Three, and Stroke Tha Don. Just a week later after this mixtape came out, he released another – “Mind of a Menace 3”. At that time, besides releasing mixtapes, the rapper had an on-going rap beef with the above-mentioned Boosie Badazz. Their beef went viral because both of them continued to release songs, some of which included death threats. Although they included death threats, none of the two rappers did anything violent and just feuded for attention.
In December 2016, Youngboy was arrested for suspicion of first-degree murder, connected to an alleged drive-by shooting. While he was in jail, the rapper released two more mixtapes – “Before I Go: Reloaded” and “Mind of Menace 3: Reloaded”. After he took a plea deal and posting bail, Youngboy was released out of jail in May 2017.
After he came out of prison, the rapper released a music video for his song “41”, which included popular rap artists Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and Boosie Badazz. Also that year, he released his first successful mixtape that entered the Billboard 200 at number 24 – “A.I. YoungBoy”. To further promote his work, including the latest mixtape, the rapper embarked on his first big tour named A.I. YoungBoy tour.
Why is he so famous?
YoungBoy is famous because he’s constantly releasing new music on a regular basis. He was born on October 20, 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When he was a toddler, Kentrell broke his neck while playing and the injury required him to have a head brace until his spine healed. The head brace was removed after he grew up but it left permanent scars on the rapper’s forehead. He was raised mainly by his maternal grandmother because his father was sentenced to 55 years in prison.
Kentrell decided to drop out of high school in ninth grade and pursue his music career. Shortly after, he was arrested for robbery and was sent to the detention center in Tallulah, Louisiana. During his time in the detention center, the rapper began writing lyrics for his upcoming debut project. After he was released from the center, his grandmother died so the aspiring rapper moved to a friend, who also became a rapper later on – NBA3Three.
What makes him so successful?
YoungBoy had a tough upbringing, his father was sentenced to 55 years in prison and money was scarce. What’s worse he broke his neck as a toddler and wearing the head brace caused permanent scars on his forehead. All these early experiences growing up combined with the money and rap culture, caused YoungBoy to take the name of “Youngboy Never Broke Again” and whole heatedly pursue his hip hop career. He followers a line of rappers in popular culture who are determined to succeed, like 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
The success of YoungBoy came after he received a recording deal with Atlantic Records in January 2018. A few months later, in April, he released his debut album – “Until Death Calls My Name”. The album was originally supposed to be released in January but was pushed back to April. It included 20 songs, including collaborations with Birdman, Future, Offset, and Lil Uzi Vert. The album was met with generally positive reviews and it debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart. Shortly after it passed more than 1 million certified units, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA.
In the summer of 2018, the rapper continued his momentum after the release of his first album and released four different mixtapes – “4Respect”, “4Freedom”, “4Loyalty”, and “4WhatImportant”. His career hit its peak in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, he spent 101 days on YouTube’s Top Music Artists list, becoming the most-watched musician across all genres. The main reason behind this is because YoungBoy releases new music regularly and exclusively on the video-sharing platform. He also peaked fame in 2020 when his feud with Floyd Mayweather got worse when Floyd’s daughter Iyanna Mayweather stabbed Lapattra Jacobs, at YoungBoy’s home.
In 2019, despite dropping a project in the first six months of 2019, he was ranked at number 9 in the Billboard’s “Mid-Year Charts” in the category Best Selling Artist. Although he continues to release new music, as of September 2019, the rapper is still serving a 14-months long house arrest sentence which happened because he violated it in early 2019. In October that year, he released his most successful song up to date – “Bandit”, which is in collaboration with Juice Wrld.
In October 2019, YoungBoy released his mixtape “Al YoungBoy 2” which became his first full-length project since “Realer” from 2018. Besides topping the Billboard 200 chart, the project also amassed more than 144 million audio streams in just one week. With these accomplishments, it became one of the most streamed albums of the year. In February 2020, now using the name NBA YoungBoy, the rapper released his second studio album “38 Baby 2”. Just like the mixtape, it also topped the Billboard 200, becoming the artist’s first studio album to achieve this. Throughout the rest of the year, he continued to release new music, most of which were collaborations with established artists like “Lil Baby” and Migos.
For the past few years, YoungBoy became one of the fastest rising rap artists in the music industry. His work has been praised by both artists, fans, and media from all over the world. Despite the controversy surrounding him, the artist continues to make a name for himself and create new music, and now, he is more successful than ever.