What is Young Thug’s net worth? Good question and we have some answers. Born in Atlanta, GA, Jeffery Lamar Williams was the 10th of 11 children. He grew up in the Jonesboro South projects.
Interestingly, Waka Flocka Flame, Ludacris, and PeeWee Longway also grew up in the same projects as Young Thug. As expected, growing up in that neighborhood was rough and it showed. In sixth grade, Young Thug was kicked out of school for assaulting his teacher. It wasn’t a simple act of defiance. He allegedly broke the teacher’s arm and served four years in juvenile prison for the crime.
Jeffery Lamar Williams, also known as Young Thug, is a well-known rapper, songwriter and producer. He was born on August 16, 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia. Williams was raised into a life of hardship and struggle. Yet, with his passion and dedication, he has risen to become one of the most influential rappers of the decade.
Williams grew up in a large family. He has nine half-siblings and one biological sister. His mother endured great difficulties while trying to raise all her children single-handedly. Williams’ father was a gambler and was in and out of his life.
Growing up in extreme poverty, in the Jonesboro South projects, showed him that he had to fight for what he wanted. In sixth grade, Williams was expelled from school for breaking his teacher’s arm. He was later placed into juvenile detention. He stayed there for four years.
Living in the projects exposed Young Thug to drugs, gambling, and violence at an early age. In his young adulthood, he witnessed his brother’s murder over a gambling argument. However, this extremely traumatic experience has not detoured him away from placing bets. When Williams was a teenager he once lost all the money he stole from robbing a nail salon to a game of shooting dice.
Even now as an adult his sisters fear for his money. They try to keep him as far away from Vegas as they can. Williams admits that the thrill of gambling runs through his blood.
Young Thug’s life was forever changed when he became a father at 17. He quickly realized that he needed to provide a better life for him and his daughter. It was during this time when he started to take his rapping a little more seriously.
Approximately three years later Williams released the first installment of his mixtape series – I Came From Nothing, in 2011.
Shortly after the debut of Williams mixtape, his music started to gain attention. People who were streaming his music quickly became fans. Even famous artists were intrigued by his unique sound.
Rapper PeeWee was so impressed with William’s music that he told his friend Gucci Mane, another famous rapper, to immediately sign him to his record label. “I had a bag with some money and got $25,000 out and I signed Thug right there. Never even heard a song from him. I value Peewee’s opinion so much,” says Mane.
From there, Williams soared to stardom. He didn’t become a household name like Beyonce or Taylor Swift, but Young Thug’s fandom was growing. He went on to release his first hit single Stoner followed by Danny Glover. In 2013, Williams was listed as one of ‘25 Rappers to Watch Out For’ by Complex Magazine. Then in 2016, Williams released two new mixtapes called Jeffery and Slime Season 3.
The ability to create immensely popular hits wasn’t Williams only groundbreaking accomplishment. His unique style paved the way for a new era in men’s fashion. Ever since he was 12 William remembers dressing a bit differently from everyone else.
He once told a story about how his father beat him for wearing his sister’s glittery shoes to school. Nevertheless, Williams kept true to his style and continued shopping for jeans in the women’s section growing up. In 2016 DAZED magazine released an article referring to Williams as the closest music style icon we have to David Bowie.
His flamboyantly eccentric style has left people wondering about his sexuality. He admits that he is neither gay nor straight. However, Williams has fathered six children. He was also engaged to Jerrika Karlae but their relationship ended in 2017 when rumors of cheating started to emerge.
Recently, in an interview, William opened up about his opinion on rapper Lil Nas X coming out of the closet.
“He shouldn’t have told the world because it’s like, these days, motherf—ers just, it’s just all judgment. Like, motherf—ers just judging. It ain’t even about the music no more. Once you found out he was gay, everybody, soon as the song come on now, everybody, like, ‘This gay ass n—.’ N—s don’t even care to listen to the song no more,” says Williams.
Luckily, in this day of age more and more people are starting to feel more safe living as their authentic selves. William’s feminine wardrobe and his rockstar/rapper persona are just a few reasons why millions of people all over the world are drawn to him.
At the young age of 27, Young Thug’s net worth of $5 million. He is one of the most well-known rappers of his generation. He has had the opportunity to collaborate with rap legends like Birdman, Richie Homie, Kanye West, and Gucci Mane.
Most recently, Young Thug has graced the billboard charts at number one with hit songs like; Goodbyes, The London, Patek Water, High End, Havana, and Heatstroke.
The future of his career looks long and promising. Williams is constantly inspiring in and out of the studio. He breaks down boundaries and shows you first hand that anything you wish to accomplish is achievable.
“Don’t ever belittle or think less of yourself because you are capable of doing anything just like everyone else in this world. You can succeed at anything you put your mind to, and no one can take that away from you,” says Williams.