Jay Wayne Jenkins, also known as Young Jeezy or Jeezy (which is his stage name) is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He is known for his appearance in the hip-hop scene with many songs that landed on the Billboard top chart several times.
Right after one year of his debut, his album “Let’s Get it: Thug Motivation 101” sold 172,000 copies and reached the 2nd spot at the Billboard top 200. In this article, we will get to know more about Young Jeezy including his net worth.
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Young Jeezy Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth:||$12 million|
|Date of Birth:||28 September 1977|
|Age:||44 years old|
|Height:||In Feet: 5’8”In Metres: 1.75m|
|Source of Wealth:||Singing, songwriting, and acting|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||May 2021|
Young Jeezy was known as Jay Wayne Jenkins as it is his birth name given by his parents. His parents were not married at the time of his birth and they separated later on. So he did not get to spend his childhood with his father and mother at the same time.
He had to spend time with various other family members while growing up and it was not a pleasant experience for him according to a statement given by him. Among all the people, Jay’s mother played a vital role in raising him.
Jay’s family was not financially solvent. Apparently, it was far beyond financially solvent where he had to experience extreme levels of poverty. He wanted to have a better life and hip hop music came into his life like a blessing. He saw a career path of success through hip hop and started pursuing it.
Because of poverty, criminal activities were prevalent and he also got involved with certain criminal activities involving selling drugs and stolen phones. He even got arrested at a young age for possession of narcotics.
Because of his young age, he wasn’t eligible to face jail time so he was sent to the Youth Challenge Academy (YCA). YCA had a significant positive effect on his life and it made him realize that whatever he was doing was wrong and not to continue again. He then decided to become an entrepreneur.
In his early career, Jay launched a record label named “Corporate Thugz Entertainment”. However, he could not keep up with the record label because it required long shifts, sitting all day, paperwork, and stuff that Jay did not want. He wanted to make music so he got invested in it.
In 2001, Jay dropped an album out of nowhere named “Thuggin Under the Influence” which was his first album. He used the stage name “Lil J” for this album. This album featured some of the prominent stars of that time such as Lil Jon and Kinky B and it was quite a success. Later in 2003, he released “Come Shop Wit Me” from his own record label.
Jay got known as “Young Jeezy” after he joined the group “Boyz n da Hood” where he introduced himself as his new stage name and got involved with the record label “Bad Boy Records”. This was a very important move in Jay’s career which got him all the exposure he needed. Soon many record labels were getting interested in signing him. However, he chose Def Jam Records to sign up with.
After getting involved with Def Jam Records, Young Jeezy dropped his first major studio album “Lets Get It: thug Motivation 101” which sold 172,000 copies in just a week.
This album was released in 2005 featuring big names such as Akon and Manny fresh. After his huge success, Young Jeezy got more interested in solo albums and left the group “Boyz n da Hood”.
Young Jeezy dropped his second album in 2006 named “The Inspiration” which sold 350,000 copies in the first week. It reached the top spot of the Billboard top 200 and features many prominent artists of that time.
Later on, in 2009, Young Yeezy changed his stage name to “Yeezy” and announced, “Thug Motivation 103” which was finally released in 2011. Till 2019, Yeezy released several new albums and he was successful as well. In 2019, he decided to take a permanent break from the music industry and retired.
Highlights and Achievements
Throughout his entire career, Young Jeezy has numerous highlights and achievements. He got 4 of his albums selected as Platinum albums by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Apart from that, he is a four-time Grammy nominee and in 2010, he won the Coca-Cola viewers choice award for the music video “Hard” starring Jeezy and Rihanna.
Age, Height, and Weight
Young Jeezy was born on 28 September 1977 and to today’s date, he is 44 years old. He is 5’8” feet tall and weighs 79kg.
Jeezy has been involved with multiple relationships in his personal life and has three children. In 2018, he started dating TV host Jeannie Mai and got engaged in 2020. After a year of their engagement, they decided to get married.
Jeezy has been helpful towards people who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. He opened up his doors and helped them as much as he could.
Jeezy has been arrested multiple times in 2014 for allegedly beating up his son and threatening to kill him. Jeezy turned himself to the police for the incident. He was later released by paying a $45,000 bond.
Young Jeezy Net Worth in 2021
Jeezy had a successful career and his estimated net worth is around $12 million. He earned money mostly through songs, He is also involved in the real estate business and he makes a handful of profit by doing that as well. His net worth in the future might even rise depending on how much profit he makes.
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