How much was Juice Wrld worth?
|Net Worth:||$5 Million
|Date of Birth:||December 2, 1998|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Juice Wrld
Juice World, born Jared Anthony Higgins, is the late emo rapper and singer who became known for his hit song “Lucid Dreams” and his countless collaborations with his Chicago rap peers, Chief Keef, Lil Bibby, and G Herbo, among others. Not only did he go on to collaborate on a mixtape with Future, but Juice also landed a co-headlining tour with the pop superstar, Nicki Minaj, and went on to outgrow more seasoned rappers thanks to his genre-bending music that combines emo, rock, hip hop, and pop.
American rapper Juice Wrld had a net worth of $3 million dollars at the time of his death in 2019. His estate has now grown to be worth about $5 million with record sales increasing after the young rappers death.
How Did Juice Wrld Get So Rich?
A few months prior to releasing his debut album, Higgins made headlines by signing to Interscope Records for a reported $3 million, and this was at the young age of just 19 years old. And after the rapper reached heights that not even the label could have seen coming, it’s likely that Higgins and his estate has accrued more in the years since, as Juice Wrld has managed to sell hundreds of thousands of records. On top of that, the rapper has almost 37 million monthly listeners on Spotify, that’s more than megastars such as Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, and Katy Perry, and he’s getting dangerously close to beating out Beyoncé too. The rapper’s hit, “Lucid Dreams”, has more than 1.2 billion streams on the service.
Though it is undisclosed how much money he made for the tour, Juice Wrld set out on a world tour with Nicki Minaj titled The Nicki Wrld Tour. The tour is special for Juice Wrld for a couple of reasons, as Minaj is a superstar that has been grafting to get where she is for the past 10 years, it would make sense for Higgins to be the supporting act. However, it was marketed as a co-headlining tour, which is usually something that would take years to achieve, but Higgins got there so quickly, with his success arguably owed to just one song. Because of the co-headlining status with one of the biggest superstars in the world, his income per show would be significantly higher than what he is used to.
Juice WRLD’s estate have also seen a huge amount of financial success from a number of posthumous releases. Not only releasing a full posthumous record of original songs recently, but the rapper also posthumously features on other artists’ tracks, including those of Eminem, G Herbo, YNW Melly, AND Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA. The most success the rapper has found posthumously was featuring on the Eminem led track, “Godzilla”, which amazingly reached number three on the Billboard hot 100.
Why Is He So Famous?
As early as 2015, when Higgins was just 17 years old, he began recording music by singing directly into the microphone of his phone, creating minor Soundcloud hits including the early banger, “Forever”. Thanks to his activity on the music platform, major artists’ interest was piqued, including getting the attention of Waka Flocka Flame, Southside, G Herbo, and Lil Bibby, and went on to be signed by Bibby’s own record label, Grade A Productions.
2018 was the most successful year of the rapper’s career and it was beginning to look like he was indeed taking over the Wrld. After the universal success of his debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, Higgins gained huge exposure and became a massively in demand guest feature artist, as he featured on “No Bystanders” from Travis Scott’s chart topping album, Astroworld, and the track reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later in the year Higgins contributed the track “Hide” to the hit filled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. And to round out the year, Wrlds really did collide when Higgins collaborated with one of the biggest rappers on earth, Future, for the mixtape Wrld On Drugs, which included the hit “Fine China” a song that has close to 250 million plays on Spotify.
Juice didn’t rest on his laurels as less than one year after his debut album, the rapper released his epic sophomore effort, Death Race for Love, which clocked in at over 70 minutes with 20 tracks and sold more than four times the amount of units than Goodbye & Good Riddance. Death Race For Love peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and featured the hit singles, “Robbery” and “Hear Me Calling”.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Juice Wrld is known for creating music that is genre-bending, doing something that is truly unique in rap music. For a rapper, his influences extended passed the hip hop genre, such as being inspired by the British rockstar Billy Idol, American emo band Fall Out Boy, Metal band Megadeth, and the sludge rock band Black Sabbath. Juice’s music leans more in to rock music than any other hip hop artist working today, and the structure of his songs – being short and full of hooks – is totally reminiscent of punk music, just lifted and dropped in to an R&B aesthetic. The rapper even collaborated with Brendon Urie, the frontman of emo band Panic! At The Disco.
Lyrically, the rapper is openly vulnerable, similar to Kanye West on his extremely emotional album, 808s & Heartbreak, which Higgins is on record as saying inspired him. In a genre full of hype tracks, Higgins capitalized on the fact that few other artists were opening up and writing ballads in hip hop. Unordinary for the hip hop genre, Juice Wrld’s lyricism isn’t full of ingenuity or technical wordplay, but is more known for his melodic flows and songwriting skill, as well as exposing his own feelings and emotions by singing about heartbreak. Not only that, but after being heavily involved in drugs his childhood, which included drinking lean as early as sixth grade, including using percocets and Xanax, a lot Higgins’ lyrical content refers to such issues.
From huge arena tours with superstars to miniature personal ballads that have touched the hearts of millions, Juice Wrld’s short time in the limelight was something special. At the time of his death, Juice Wrld had a net worth of $3 million, and his estate has since grown to be worth about $5 million. Higgins’ legacy lives on as he had apparently recorded thousands of songs after his death, a lot of which will see release in the coming years. Just recently released is his first full length posthumous album of original songs, Legends Never Die, and soon to be released is his collaboration mixtape with Ski Mask the Slump God, Evil Twins.