General Facts and Figures
- Name: Jeffery Lamar Williams
- Net Worth: $8 Million
- Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Record producer
- Date of Birth: August 16, 1991
- Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia
- Zodiac: Leo
- Spouse: Single
- Social: Twitter
Early Life and Education
Young Thug was born Jeffrey Lamar Williams on August 16, 1991. He is the 10th of 11 siblings.
He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the 10th of 11 siblings.
His childhood was full of difficulties and struggles, and this is due to the high crime rates and poor living conditions in Sylvan Hills.
Young Thug never went past sixth grade in his education. After breaking his teacher’s arm, he was put on juvenile probation and served a four-year jail term.
Career and Net Worth
Young Thug’s career kicked off in 2010 after being part of TruRoyay’s song, ‘She Can Go.’
Between 2011 and 2012, he worked on his music project, dubbed ‘I Came From Nothing Series,’ and released it in three parts.
His hard work earned him recognition from Gucci Mane of 1017 Brick Squad Record, and this got him signed in to the label in 2013.
By then, Young Thug’s career was at its peak, and more people started to recognize his unique style of music. He had adopted the eccentric music style, and his songs were of the trap music genre.
In 2013, he continued releasing mixtapes such as ‘1017 Thug’, which was a great hit in December of the same year.
He teamed up with major artists such as Waka Flocka Flame, Travis Scot, and Kanye West. He got into collaborations and features in their music.
March 28, 2014, saw him sign a management deal with Rich Gang, a record label headed by Birdman. This brought speculations, his fans claiming that he had left 1017 Brick Squad Records.
Later on, the owners clarified to the public that the contract was nothing more of a management deal.
He signed with Kevin Liles and Lyor Kohen’s 300 Entertainment in 2014.
He released more mixtapes, such as Barter 6 and the first two sections of his series, ‘Slime Season. His collaboration with Camilla Cabello in’ Havana’ topped the charts in Billboard Hot 100 and others.
Young Thug received his first Grammy Award in 2019 after co-writing Childish Gambino’s song, ‘This is America. He released ‘So Much Fun,’ his first-ever album, during the same year.
His net worth is 8 million.
Young Thug is still in jail for the RICO case he was found guilty of last May, and he is now in a lot of trouble with the law again. Now, the rapper is being sued for $6 million by AEG Presents, which puts on concerts.
With the RICO case going on and multiple felony charges still going on, it seems like Young Thug could lose all of his money because of these.
Besides having to pay a huge amount, he could also lose the YSL brand, which includes his own name, Young Thug.
Young Thug has fathered six children, and he got his firstborn at the age of 17.
He was engaged to Jerrika Karlae in 2015, but she broke off the engagement towards the end of 2020.
Young Thug has been involved in a series of controversies. He collided with law enforcement from time to time due to allegations of illegal drugs and weapon possession.