How much is Juicy J worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million
|Date of Birth:||April 5, 1975 (age 47)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
About Juicy J
Juicy J is the professional name of Jordan Michael Houston. He’s an American rapper, record producer, record executive, and songwriter who began his career in 1987. Shortly after he first started in the music industry, in 1991, Jordan met other Southern hip hop artists and founded the group Three 6 Mafia. A couple of years later, in 2002, he released his solo debut album titled Chronicles of the Juice Man.
Since the late 2000s, he has become an international sensation and has collaborated with multiple successful artists such as ASAP Rocky, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, and Megan Thee Stallion for multiple number one hits. In 2012, he signed a recording deal with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records and with Columbia Records.
He has released four studio albums with his fifth begin expected to be released in October.
Juicy J is famous because of his unique rapping skills. His style is characterized by deep bass, fast-rolling high hats, and sharp snares. He was born on April 5, 1975, in North Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. When he was a teenager, he read a large number of essays and books on the music industry, which helped him learn more about publishing, royalties, and marketing.
At that time, he looked up to Al Bell, fellow Tennessee artist, as an inspiration and wrote his first song – “Slob of My Knob”.
Jordan first began songwriting and recording in the late 1980s when he was just 16 years old. Towards the next decade, in 1991, he met artists such as DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo, and Koopsta Knicca with whom he formed the Southern hip hop group Three 6 Mafia. Alongside Paul, he also formed his own label – Prophet Entertainment. Throughout the 1990s, Paul and Jordan also launched Hypnotize Minds, while releasing three commercially successful studio albums – Mystic Styles, Chapter 1: The End, and Chapter 2: World Domination.
Jordan became rich shortly after he left Three 6 Mafia and focused on his solo career. In July 2002, he released his debut studio album named Chronicles of Juice Man. The album includes songs in crunk, hip hop, and gangsta rap genre. Almost all of the songs on the project include appearances from other rappers — Crunchy Back, La Chat, Frayser Boy, and even his brother Project Pat. Despite debuting at number 93 on the US Billboard 200, the debut album was met with positive reviews and helped Juicy J earn enough money to go all in professional with his music career.
Continuing the momentum that he started with his first album, in 2006, Juicy J took part in the global hit “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp” which boosted his wealth and popularity. Three 6 Mafia’s song not only topped multiple charts but also earned the rapper his very first award — an Academy Award for “Best Original Song”. Three years later, in June 2009, he released his second studio album — Hustle Till I Die.
The album wasn’t as successful as his first but still helped him earn thousands of dollars in just a few months.
In 2013, the Oscar-winning rapper released by far his most successful album — Stay Trippy.
The album was an international sensation, topping charts not only in the United States but also in Canada and the United Kingdom. In just one week, besides debuting at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, the album sold more than 65,000 copies. It was met by both critics and media with mostly positive reviews and landed in the top 50 of many year-end charts for best album of the year. From the album, which includes guest appearances on reality shows, promotions, and streaming, Juicy J earned an estimated $200,000 to now as high as $600,000.
Juicy J’s contribution to the hip hop community is the main reason why he’s so successful. Just a few months after the release of his third and best album, the rapper appeared on the single “23” by Mike Will Made-It, which also features Miley Cyrus and Wiz Khalifa.
In December 2013, Katy Perry’s hit “Dark Horse” was released, which features Juicy J. The song was an international sensation and it earned multiple awards and nominations such as “Premios Juventud”, “MTV Video Music Awards”, “American Music Awards”, and “Grammy Awards”.
To this day, with more than 2.8 billion views, the official music video of the track is one of the most-watched on YouTube.
In 2016, while continuing to play an important role in the success of Three 6 Mafia and recording projects for the group, Jordan released his first collaborative album with Wiz Khalifa and TM88 (with the trio being called TGOD Mafia). Their collaborative album was met with relatively positive reviews and peaked at number 3 on the US Billboards’ Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums alongside other Billboard charts. In just one week, it sold more than 15,000 album-equivalent units and boasted over 4 million streams. The following year, in December 2017, Juicy J released his fourth album called Rubba Band Business.
In addition to his work as a solo performer and contribution to Three 6 Mafia, Jordan also has 19 mixtapes released, some as a solo artist and other including his brother Project Pat and the likes of Lex Luger and French Montana. Since 2018, the rapper has continuously released mostly solo and collaborative hit singles with the likes of Travis Scott, Lil Skies, Kevin Gates, and Megan Thee Stallion.
In mid-2020, he announced the arrival of his forthcoming fifth studio album called The Hustle Continues, which is expected to be released in late October through his new record label Entertainment One.
Juicy J’s Total Net Worth
Juicy J has earned estimated total career income of $34 million dollars. As Juicy J lives in the state of California, he will have had to pay around 49% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $17.34 million dollars, having paid $16.66 million dollars in taxes.
Juicy J married Regina Perera in 2016 and they have two children. In his personal life he has likely spent $1-2 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $7-8 million dollars from his investments, including his investment in bottled water company CORE Hydration. He will have also had to pay around $2-3 million dollars in business related costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Juicy J has a net worth of around $20 million dollars.
Juicy J is one of the premiere rappers in the music industry today. He’s often highly praised for his contribution to the success of Southern hip hop and as of today, he remains a mentor to young and aspiring rappers. Ever since Juicy J won an Oscar in 2006, his career continued to follow unexpected turns and find prosperity.
Besides producing his own songs and albums, the talented rapper has played a pivotal role in Three 6 Mafia’s success as well. Now, he continues to make a name for himself by continuously releasing commercially-successful material.