Kevin Gates Net Worth

General Facts and Figures

  • Name: Kevin Jerome Gilyard
  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Occupation: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur
  • Date of Birth: February 5, 1986
  • Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Spouse: Dreka Haynes
  • Social: Twitter

Childhood and Education

Kevin Gates is the stage name Kevin Jerome Gilyard uses. He is an American rapper born on February 5, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Notably, he boasts of Puerto Rican and African American roots. Kevin Gates grew up in Baton Rouge, and he has three siblings. However, he tries to protect their details from the prying public.

Growing up, Kevin showed an interest in music. His passion was so great that he decided to start rapping at age 14.

Kevin attended Baton Rouge Community College. He also boasts a Master’s degree in Psychology, which he earned through a prison education program.

Professional Life

After signing a record deal with Dead Game Records, gates joined the professional music industry in 2005. Here, he would meet Torrence Hatch and Webster Gradney.

Kevin shot into the limelight in 2007 when he released his debut mixtape called Pack of Da Litter. This mixtape was a collaboration with Webbie and Torrence.

2008 was among his most fruitful years. This was the time he released his debut album, Islah. Surprisingly, his release reached #37 on the Billboard 200. Most of his songs feature an autobiographical theme.

His 2014 mixtape, By Any Means, is among his most successful projects. It boasts of hit records like Amnesia, Posed to Be in Love, and Don’t Know. This album premiered on the Billboard 200 at position 17.

Behind the Curtains

Gates has been in prison several times. He first went to jail when he was 13, thanks to joyriding as a passenger. He went back to jail in 2003 and 2016.

Kevin admits that he had sexual relations with his cousin, which didn’t sit well with most of his fans. Things got worse when he hit a lady during one of his performances.

Besides the controversies, Kevin has a beautiful family. He is wedded to Dreka Haynes, with whom they have two children, Islah and Khaza. This couple converted to Islam in 2016.

Estimated Worth

Kevin Gates boasts a $1 million net fortune. His wealth comes from music and royalties. He also owns a record label, Breadwinners’ Association, which contributes to his income. Further, he has an energy drink to his name.

He owns an Ohio house worth $360,000. It stands on a nice, big piece of land.

The house with 4 bedrooms has high ceilings and 2 stories. He owns a Corvette Z06 and a Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Personal Life

Kevin and Dreka had been with each other for almost 18 years. In October 2020, when they had been together for 17 years, Dreka posted a tribute to the rapper on Instagram.

They got married in 2015 and now have two children, Khaza Kamil Gates and Islah Koren Gates, whom they are very proud of.


Written by Husein Gradasevic

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