How much is Lil Peep worth?
|Net Worth:||$200 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||November 1, 1996 (aged 21)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
About Lil Peep
Lil Peep was the stage name of Gustav Elijah Ahr. He was an American model, rapper, singer, and songwriter that’s best known for being a member of the emo-rap collective GothBoiClique. Lil Peep was one of the most influential and leading figures in the emo rap scene movement during the mid-late 2010s. He is considered one of the pioneers of the emo revival style of rock and rap music. Prior to his passing, the rapper had released twelve extended plays, five mixtapes, two studio, and one compilation album. He died at age 21.
Lil Peep is famous because of his lo-fi rap music. Gustav was born on November 1, 1996, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He’s the first of two children to Karl and Liza Air. His father was a college professor and his mother a first-grade teacher. Both of them are Harvard graduates that divorced when Gustav was a teenager. He had one brother named Karl. His family moved to Long Island, New York long before the divorce. He attended the Lindell Elementary and Long Beach High School in Lido Beach.
In the late 2000s, Ahr dropped out of high school and then took online courses so that he could earn his diploma. Shortly after, he began posting his own music on both SoundCloud and YouTube, where he quickly gained some recognition among fans of emo, rap, and rock music. At the age of 17, he got his first tattoo, a broken heart under his eye, which he claimed motivated him to make music. Towards the new decade, he saved enough money and moved to Los Angeles so that he could pursue his music career.
The singer of “Star Shopping” became rich thanks to his unique music projects and open personality. In 2015, he developed the stage name Lil Peep and began releasing multiple mixtapes and extended plays.
The first extended plays he released are “Feelz” from May, “Garden” from August, “In the Bedroom, I Confess” from October, and “Romeo’s Regrets” from November, all in 2015. Despite not having much commercial success, the extended plays were still prosperous enough to help him make some money.
After picking up some momentum with his first few projects, Lil Peep began releasing mixtapes. The first one he released is titled “Lil Peep: Part One” and was released in September 2015.
Throughout the next twelve months, he self-released four more mixtapes that helped him earn an estimated $20,000 from sales and promotions. Eventually, his impressive emo-rap music projects secured him a recording deal with Warner Music Sweden, with them he released his debut studio album – “Come Over When You’re Sober Part 1”.
The debut album, released in August 2017, was a critical and commercial success that entered multiple charts in over twenty international charts and received silver and gold certifications in the United Kingdom and the United States. From this first album alone, he was able to rack up an estimated US$75,000.
Inside Lil Peep’s Creative Spirit
As an emo rapper he was compared by music journalists and Billy Corgan to Kurt Cobain. Perhaps similar in some fundamental ways and also in his dress and way, as well as his shaded star power and apparent potential.
Ever since his teenage years, he confessed to having had substance abuse issues and apparently that he was suffering from mental illness according to NBC. In fact the author of the linked article points to “mental health disparities bi people face”. I’m not really convinced when kids like Peep come out with these kinds of statements about their self diagnosed “mental illness” and personally I don’t consider them so much mental health problems, as I do social health problems. If more people who are bisexual actually came out and were normal about it, then there would be less stigma attached and therefore less pressure on others.
His first full-length album was called”Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 1,” and was considered more of a confessional rap series and revealed apparent past experiences including experimenting with drugs and going through depression.
He was out about his bisexuality but I also watched the Lil Peep documentary and I’m pretty sure in one of the final videos of him he says “I am a goth boi and a ladyboy”. It’s certainly a possibility that Lil Peep actually struggled with gender issues. I don’t know for sure though ’cause I cancelled my Netflix bitches.
When he was young his mom would call him “Peep” as a child, which later inspired his stage name “Lil Peep”. At the peak of his short career, in November 2017, he was scheduled to perform at a venue in Tucson, Arizona.
However on November 15, 2017 Lil Peep passed away from an accidental overdose of xanax and fentanyl , according to the Pima Country Office of the Medical Examiner. At the time of his death, Lil Peep’s net worth was estimated to be $300,000. Since his death it is estimated that Lil Peep’s estate has earned at least $5 million. Still just a fraction of his expected lifetime career earnings, which for him, could have been as high as $150 million (estimate).
A year after his passing, his sophomore studio album was released – “Come Over When You’re Sober Part 2”. The album was a commercial and critical success that debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart and went on to win gold and silver certifications in four countries – Brazil, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Even before his death, through his music, Lil Peep was able to win the hearts of millions around the world, especially youth subcultures drawn together by the internet and outcasts and others. Not people people who are against the system, more like creative spirits that are disliked by straight-laced conventional reality people.
After his passing, a documentary film focused on his life, titled “Everybody’s Everything” was released in 2019.
Lil Peep was one of the fastest rising stars in the music industry. His music was heard and praised by millions of fans from around the world and brought in new audiences to the genre. That’s the reason why he was often dubbed “the future of emo music”.
At the time of his death in 2017, Lil Peep’s net worth was estimated to be $200 thousand dollars. Lil Peep will be missed and his genre will continue on without him. It’s unfortunate we couldn’t have seen and heard more from the goth boi rap artist.