How much is 2 Chainz worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 12, 1977|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is 2 Chainz
2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, is a rapper and businessman who made a name for himself in the 2010s for featuring well known rappers’ songs, working with the likes of Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. Since his formative years, he has gone on to be an artist certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, have seven albums under his belt along with handfuls of EPs and mixtapes, and become a multi millionaire in the process.
We calculate 2 Chainz has a net worth of about $10 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did 2 Chainz get so rich?
His debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story, was released in 2012. Though the album didn’t receive the greatest feedback from critics, it didn’t affect the album’s commercial performance as the record sold 147,000 copies in its first week, reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and sold almost 300,000 copies in the whole of 2012 in the US alone. After that, he headlined his own world tour, selling out most of its dates; he was nominated for over 13 BET Hip Hop Awards, winning four of them, and was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
As Kanye West has been known to use Twitter as a platform to rant and ramble, it’s impossible to know how much truth there is to anything he posts. However, in 2012 he tweeted that 2 Chainz charges $100,000 per verse on any track he features on. That isn’t per song, that is per verse, so 2 Chainz could technically make one million dollars per feature if he has 10 verses in the song.
Besides his expensive guest feature price tag and his number one albums, 2 Chainz has signed endorsement deals with many brands over the years, most notably with Adidas and the headphones company Beats By Dre, in which he promoted the electronics in most of his music videos. After endorsing brands, the rapper successfully created his own brand, CEO Millionaires, also known as Create Every Opportunity Millionaires, which is a clothing line that focuses on hoodies and sweaters. He also has invested in the basketball team, the College Park Skyhawks, which he has had a minority stake in for over a year now.
Why is he so famous?
Though 2 Chainz only became famous in the 2010s, he had been clamoring for success ten years before that. He first caught the attention of Ludacris in the early 2000s after the rapper formed the hip hop group Playaz Circle with his then best friend, Dolla Boy, born Earl Conyers. The duo caught the attention of rapper Ludacris, and looking to recruit rappers for his newly founded record label, Disturbing Tha Peace, poached the rap duo. Playaz Circle’s debut album Supply & Demand, was put out on Ludacris’ label in 2007 and several songs from the record became instant urban radio hits. The album featured verses from the then superstar, Lil Wayne, who went on to form a great working relationship with 2 Chainz. After one more album, 2 Chainz left Ludacris’ label to pursue a solo career. However, Ludacris didn’t want to let the rapper leave the label as he thought 2 Chainz was still financially successful. And he was right.
The first time he would chart the Billboard charts was with the mixtape, T.R.U. REALigion, which peaked at number 58 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. That mixtape opened door for the rapper and what followed was a string of successful verses featuring on tracks by other much more well known artists. Though guest verses would have been a big pay check for the rapper, it was more importantly allowing his voice to be heard by millions more people than just the listeners of urban radio stations. His most famous verses were on Kanye West’s “Mercy” and Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap.”
2 Chainz went on to sign a deal with Def Jam Recordings. Leading up the release of the rapper’s debut album, he dropped the lead single, “No Lie,” featuring Drake, who at the time was in the middle of his own trajectory of becoming the biggest rapper in the world. The track was huge and it piqued everyone’s interests, even music fans outside of the rap genre.
What makes him so successful?
Realizing that his success came from his collaborations, his second album would feature many more all-stars which helped him become even bigger on commercial radio. The record featured guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Fergie, Drake, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Mase, T-Pain, and more. He also worked with some of the most sought after producers in the industry, such as Diplo, Mike WiLL Made It, and French dance duo, J.U.S.T.I.C.E.
He is now several albums in to his career and become seen as a seasoned solo artist. He continues to record albums with the hottest artists of the time. His fourth album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, features Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Swae Lee, Migos, and again Pharrell. Again, being produced by Mike Will Made It and Kanye West’s right hand man, Mike Dean, the record received universal critical acclaim, as critics praised the record’s maturity and all the while retaining the recognizable edgy trap that the rapper is known for. Many said it was the best music of his career.
Not only is he a rapper, but 2 Chainz could also be seen as an amateur actor. The rapper has appeared in several TV shows, though mostly as himself. He has acted in shows such as NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and as himself in the sitcom, 2 Broke Girls.
Less so for his own music, 2 Chainz has a net worth of about $10 million thanks to the rapper being a highly in demand guest feature for other artists. He also invested in some modestly lucrative businesses and signed endorsement deals that have helped him reach that figure. This year, his net worth may increase as he is scheduled to release not one, but two new albums, one sole record and his second collaboration album with longtime friend Lil Wayne.