How much is G-Eazy worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 24, 1989 (age 33)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
G-Eazy is the stage name of Gerald Gillum and has quickly become one of the most talked about rappers in the world. G-Eazy started his musical career in 2008 and gained popularity because of his unique rapping skills, lyrics and choruses. Before rising to popularity, he self-released two music albums. In total, he has released four studio albums, the first three of which were very successful, his fourth album titled These Things Happen Too, has been met with moderate success.
During first grade, he moved in with his grandparents because his parents split up. He attended the Loyola University New Orleans and graduated in 2011. It was during that time that G-Eazy started his musical career. Initially, he started out as a record producer, working on various singles with his producer and fellow student (at the same university) Christoph Andersson.
While he was still starting out, G-Eazy gained some recognition for being part of what was then a new hip hop scene in the East Bay Area. He was joined by other artists like Crohn, Lil B, and The Cataracs. At the beginning of his career, the rapper joined a hip hop group named The Bay Boyz and they released their songs on Myspace, which was one of the most popular social networking services at the time.
G-Eazy became successful because of his unique sounding voice, quick rapping style and collaborations with other artists. Whether it was opening for some of the top rappers in the world, or collaborating on their tracks, G-Eazy has been there building the foundations for his own success.
Towards 2011, G-Eazy was asked to open for popular stars like Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne and he began releasing his own mixtapes. The mixtapes he released were met with some success, especially The Endless Summer, which featured his own version of the 1961 classic “Runaround Sue”. However suddenly being seen together and closely associated with top rap artists in the game, fame followed G-Eazy from that point on.
The single “The Endless Summer”, gathered more than four million views on YouTube and played a huge role in the success of the mixtape. After the mixtape was released, the artist embarked on his very first national tour with fellow hip hop artist Shwayze. In 2012, the rapper continued to perform all around the United States as he took part in the annual Vans Warped Tour.
G-Eazy’s traction began in the late 2010s. Besides releasing new albums, working with popular artists, and touring the world with many celebrities, the rapper became a record producer and philanthropist. One of his most successful collaborations was with pop megastar Britney Spears on the song “Make Me…” which was released in July 2016 and served as the lead single of her ninth album Glory.
In many ways G-Eazy has become successful because he has been able to traverse the lines of genres. Not just collaborating with hip hop artists, he has been able to reach a wider audience and build a unique following.
Throughout 2017 and 2018, the rapper continued to work with other artists such as Kehlani, Dillon Francis, and DJ Carnage. At the same time, he began a relationship with rising pop star Halsey. The two quickly collaborated and released the “Him & I” single which became a hit and topped charts all over the world. Shortly after the couple split, G-Eazy had legal issues while in Stockholm, Sweden, where he was arrested for suspicion of assault and possession/use of narcotics.
G-Eazy eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation. He paid a fine of $900 compensation and an estimated $10,000 to the security guard that he allegedly assaulted. After releasing an EP in June 2019, and a hit single with “Tyga” called “Bang”, G-Eazy announced that he began working on his fourth studio album. The album is titled These Things Happen Too.
Besides a successful music career, G-Eazy quickly succeeded in the fashion industry. In 2018, he was about to release a collaboration with H&M, however, the deal was canceled because the eventual plans didn’t work out. He was however featured on the cover of many popular magazines – GQ, Rolling Stone, and XXL, to name a few. Additionally, the rapper is also known for headlining many concerts, raising money for fundraisers, and taking part in different non-profit organizations and protests.
G-Eazy became rich after working with influential celebrities like Britney Spears, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Gunna, Kehlani, and Tyga. After touring the United States more than twice, G-Eazy released his very first studio album Must Be Nice in September 2012. To promote the album, he was asked to join 2 Chainz and open Lil Wayne’s tour America’s Most Wanted Tour in 2013. A year later, the rapper embarked on his own tour to fully promote his debut album. His tour was named These Things Happen Tour and he was accompanied by Tory Lane, KYLE, and Rockie Fresh.
In June 2014, G-Eazy released his very first album that was affiliated with labels (RCA Records, RVG, and BPG). The album was welcomed with generally positive reviews. Upon its release, it debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 47,000 copies.
In the summer of 2015, the artist continued to grow as he performed on some of the main stages – Lollapalooza, Made in America, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits. While continuing to release new music and grow in the music industry, G-Eazy became more and more interested in fashion and that led to the collaboration between him and Rare Panther.
His success in fashion was inevitable as well. Soon after he began working with various brands GQ added him in the top 10 of the most stylish men at the New York Fashion Week. In January 2016, he embarked on his second world tour.
Just before touring the world, G-Eazy teamed up with then-rising pop star Bebe Rexha for the single “Me, Myself & I”. Although it remained on number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a couple of weeks, the song became a worldwide hit.
G-Eazy’s Total Net Worth
In the music industry, combined with income from his other activities, including fashion. G-Eazy has earned an estimated $19.5 million dollars. Living and working in California, and with yearly income in the region of $3-4 million dollars per year in recent years, it is estimated that he has paid around 49% in taxes. That figure is his likely effective tax rate, even after his legal tax considerations and tax deductibles.
After tax, it is estimated that G-Eazy’s career earnings are at about $9.94 million, having paid $9.56 million dollars in taxes.
G-Eazy has never married and doesn’t have any children. In his personal life he has been a productive member of society, headlining a concert for Bay Area fire relief that raised $15 million dollars. He has however had some legal issues like the time he allegedly punched a Swedish security guard. He was subsequently arrested with alleged cocaine found on his person. He has also had some trouble at home in the states, he was arrested in 2021. This time charged with assaulting two men at the Boom Boom Room at the Standard.
While G-Eazy may appear to have a rough image, perhaps his behavior has somewhat be on purpose to build his hip hop image. It is a well known phenomenon that rap artists with a record and some street crimes have more often outperformed those without.
It seems likely that despite these altercations, G-Eazy has still invested some of his wealth, likely making a positive return considering the years that he has earned so much and the performance of the stock market. Overall, even after deducting his likely business and personal costs. It is likely that G-Eazy possesses a net worth of around $10 million.
G-Eazy is famous because of his rapping style and releasing many hit singles early on. He has an incredibly unique sound voice that has hit home with his audience becoming popular very soon after he entered the scene. He has been called controversial, stylish, and very talented. It didn’t take too long for him to get on the stage with other popular artists. His global success and number one hits are the main reason why this rapper continues to shine. Whether it’s in music or fashion, G-Eazy has proven time and time again that he can do pretty much everything.