Rich Brian is an Indonesian Rapper who is famous all over the World for his Rapping skill. He was just a teenager when he entered the hectic music industry. Find out his struggles, his current status, and much more from Rich Brian Net Worth and a few interesting facts about him.
The 21-year-old had to pass many miles to reach where he is right now. The Indonesian native taught himself English and began rapping from an early age.
How did he become Rich Brian from Rich Chigga? How did he get out of a major controversy? Which sibling of his helped him to fight his worthiness among the Youngsters? What is Rich Chigga’s Net Worth in 2021?
Find about that all from Rich Brian Net Worth and some interesting facts about him!
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Rich Chigga Net Worth & Overview
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Date of Birth||September 3, 1999|
|Country of Origin||Indonesia|
|Source of Wealth||Musician|
|Instagram Followers||3.5 m|
|Twitter Followers||2 m|
|YouTube Followers||1.9 m|
|Last Updated||December 2020|
Brian Imanuel Soewarno, aka Rich Brian, aka Rich Chigga, was born on September 3, 1999, Jakarta, Indonesia. He is the youngest of the four children of a Jakarta based lawyer.
Although his father is a lawyer, the 21-year-old never had a proper education. On the contrary, he would work at his parents’café, while being homeschooled.
Just like any other kids, Brian was eager to anything out in the world. When he got a Rubik’s cube, he wondered if there’s any other way to solve this without working his brain.
That’s when he got to know about the internet, in general. Brian Imanuel searched for ways to solve Rubik’s cube, and in the process came across YouTube.
He found out about Twitter around this time as well and created an account when he was 11-years-old. Immanuel began creating dark-comedy sketches and post them on Twitter. Brian moved to Vine at the age of 25 and started uploading videos there every day.
At the time, Brian Imanuel knew only Indonesian. He taught himself English after watching videos on YouTube. He began watching videos of American rappers, including 2 Chainz, Childish Gambino, and Kanye West.
Although Brian originally wanted to become a cinematographer in Los Angeles, he left that dream to pursue his career as a Rapper. He wrote his first rap at the age of 24 and recorded it onto an iPhone microphone.
Career Highlights and Achievements
Brian released his first track ‘Living the Dream’ in July under the name Rich Chigga. He uploaded the track on his YouTube channel; DJ Smokey produced the song.
Rich Chigga then released his debut single ‘Dat $tick’ in March. He released it through his YouTube channel as well.
The track became a huge success internationally after the YouTube channel 88rising released a reaction video of the song. The video featured American rappers Ghostface Killah, 21 Savage, Tory Lanez, MadeinTYO, and many more.
The single has gotten 160 million views on YouTube. It peaked at no. 4 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.
The second single, Who That Be, was released in August 2016 by Brian on iTunes. It was produced by Sihk. Rich Chigga later released a remix of “Dat $tick which featured rappers Ghostface Killah and Pouya.
He released another single shortly after, and it was a huge success as well. The single was named Seventeen; it has 8.5 million views on YouTube to date.
‘Back At It’ was released in April of 2017. In the same month, Brian began his first-ever US tour. The tour lasted for about a month and ended in May.
Rich Chigga then collaborated with XXXTentacion and Keith Ape for the single Gospel. The song was released on 88rising’s YouTube channel.
Brian won the the 4th Indonesian Choice Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in May 2017.
Glow Like Dat, Chaos, and Crisis were the singles he released in the other half of 2017. Rich Chigga also went on a nationwide tour entitled Come to My Party Tour from September 9 to November 21.
On January 1, 2008, Rich Chigga officially changed his stage name to Brian. He did this with the release of another single See Me’. He changed his name to Rich Brian after six days.
Amen’, Rich Brian’s debut album, was released on February 2nd. With this album, he became the first Asian musician to reach number one on iTunes Hip Hop charts and went on to peak at number 18 on the US Billboard 200.
Brian also appeared on 88rising’s compilation album Head in the Clouds. The album was released on 20 July.
With the release of single Yellow on June 26, Rich Brian announced his upcoming album The Sailor. Later on July 17, he released another single, Kids, from the album. The Sailor was finally released on 26 of July.
Rich Brian released a seven-track EP titled 1999 on August 25.
Brian has a YouTube channel called Rich Brian. He uploads his music videos and related videos on the channel. He has uploaded 29 videos to date and 1.9 million subscribers.
Rich Brian has been posting photos of his girlfriend on the Covid-19 pandemic time. Though none one of the fans knows her whereabouts, the couple seems to spend the lockdown time with each other.
The 21-year-old rapper, Rich Brian, currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Though he doesn’t have a permanent residency, Brian is extending his stay in the US for his profession.
Rich Brian has three siblings. The 27-year-old Sonia Eryka, and Roy Leonard. Both of them are pop singers. Sonia has a YouTube channel. Details about the third sibling are not mentioned anywhere online.
The siblings’ trio is considered to be the sibling-goals, mainly in Indonesia. The three of them can be seen together in many places. The siblings’ trio loves to spend time with each other, and they try to challenge each other on and off the internet.
Eryka can be seen defending her younger brother, Rich Brian, too well. When the former Indonesian Ambassador to the US tweeted that Brian is not a role model to the youngsters of Indonesia, Sonia Eryka came in defense for her brother.
She posted a screenshot shot of the said former ambassador’s a year old post on Twitter. The tweet invites Brian to give a speech with him. Although she didn’t add any writings to it, it was more than enough. That post alone helped Rich Brian get out of that Criticism.
Came with Controversy
Brian Imanuel Soewarno wanted to come off to the music industry with a real impact. He thought it would be ‘cool’ to enter with a catchy stage name since he is a Rapper. Brian and his friend browsed through a lot before they choose Rich Chigga.
The name was sure catchy. It has a good rhythm and is an “easy to remember” name as well. Although he used Chigga as an abbreviation for Chinese Ni**a, Brian had good intentions when he chose the name.
He thought maybe using the word in public can change the prejudices on these words. But rather it backlashed on him. Many came to criticize the teenager accusing him of promoting racism in the music industry.
Rich Chigga then did what he could do to solve this problem. At the beginning of 2018, Rich Chigga officially became Rich Brian, thus removing all the controversies from his name.
Not a Role Model
One fine day Former Indonesian Ambassador to the US had a vision. He tweeted on his Twitter. The translated version of the tweets says like this:
“Apologies, even though he may have achieved a lot, I as a father see the diaspora rapper Rich Brian NOT as a role model for Indonesian youth, seeing that his tweets are mostly dirty, pornographic, rude, and sometimes degrading towards women.”Twitter
Although many replied to his tweet with angry comments, like stating that Rich Brian is a rapper, not a social science teacher, it was the replying tweet of Brian’s elder sister, which helped him. Sonia Eryka simply replied to the former Ambassador, a screenshot of one of his old tweets.
In the tweet, Ambassador invited Rich Brian to give a speech with him. After this, many government officials came in defense of Brian.
One of them tweeted that he doesn’t know why the former Ambassador would change his opinion about the rapper in a year.
He further stated that a year before, the former Ambassador liked him, and how can it change it so fast? Rich Brian did not come up with a reply but, get on with his profession.
What is Rich Brian Net Worth in 2021?
Rich Brian Net Worth in 2021 is $1 million. He began his career when he was merely a teenager. The rapper taught himself English and began rapping. Although he stays in America for his work, he is not a permanent resident of the country.
5 Interesting Facts About Rich Brian
- Rich Brian learned to produce music after remaking the beats of his favorite songs. According to him, one can listen to a song that they love and can learn the structure of the song.
- Rappers like Ghostface Killah, Desiigner, and Tory Lanez love his songs. Brian became internationally famous after they posted a reaction video on Brian’s songs.
- He’s met with the President of Indonesia.
- Other than being a talented musician, Rich Brian can solve a Rubik’s cube in lightening speed.
- Brian changed his stage name Rich Chigga to Rich Brian after people pointed out the racial undertone in the name.
Brian Imanuel Soewarno, aka Rich Brian, formerly known as Rich Chigga, is a famous Indonesian based Rapper. His career began when he was just 17-years-old.
Rich Brian taught himself English by watching YouTube videos and other English Rappers. Although his father is a lawyer, Brian never had a proper education. He used to work in his parents’ café.
Brian changed his stage name Rich Chigga to Rich Brian after people accused him of promoting racism through his name.
Brian is close with his siblings, Sonia Eryka and Roy Leonard. When he was alleged of not worthy of being a role model to youngsters by a former Indonesian Ambassador to the US, Eryka helped Brian.
The 21-year-old has been in the music industry for almost five years. Rich Brian also has a YouTube channel where he uploads his music videos often. Rich Brian Net Worth in 2021 is $1 million.