How much is Lil Uzi Vert worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 31, 1994|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Lil Uzi Vert
There are over 8000 artists whose title begins with ‘Lil’, but few have gone on to record with the biggest rappers, release viral hits, and at the same time gain recognition from critics as brilliantly as Lil Uzi Vert has. Lil Uzi, born Symere Bysil Woods, is a chart-topping commercial hit maker and a musician who creates sensational albums, and through equal parts luck and hard work, it has paid off big time for the young rapper.
As of 2020, we estimate Lil Uzi Vert has a net worth of $20 million dollars.
How did Lil Uzi get so rich?
Lil Uzi was the opening act for “The Weeknd’s” European tour in 2016, and besides resulting in the two collaborating, was the first major tour of his career. Even though he was the opening act he had already become well known enough to demand a high booking fee.
In 2017, Luv Is Rage 2 doubled as his debut studio album and as a sequel to his acclaimed mixtape released in 2010. The Luv Is Rage 2 release reached number one on the Billboard 200 with an equivalent of 135,000 record sales, which was above expectations. He even re-released the record as a deluxe edition with six bonus tracks, which acted like a victory lap of sorts for the rapper, cashing in on an already incredibly successful record.
Besides surely charging hundreds of thousands per feature on a track, Lil Uzi’s booking fee is one of the highest for such a young rapper and performer. Uzi’s booking fee ranges from $150,000-$300,000 per show. And as he is certain to go on a world tour to promote his latest two albums as soon as the pandemic is over, Uzi is going to see his net worth grow exponentially.
He smartly requested to renegotiate his contract with his record label in mid-2019 after he had problems with them as they essentially shelved his Luv Is Rage 2 follow up, Eternal Atake. He felt so wound up that he considered quitting music entirely. He felt like he was being taking advantage of by Generation Now, his then record label. Uzi eventually re-signed to Roc Nation that gave him more freedom, more success, and more money.
Why is he so famous?
Lil Uzi Vert had been releasing tracks as far back as when he was in high school, and dropped a mixtape to in 2010 with moderate success, but it didn’t take long until he started taking rapping seriously and gaining the attention of his more successful peers. Not long into the game, Gucci Mane recorded an EP with Uzi, adding more weight to the young rappers name. What followed was a firework display of mixtapes, featured guest spots that stole the show, and articles worshiping him on popular music sites like Spin and complex.
Then came the biggest most catapulting moment in Uzi’s career. The soon to be rap-star featured on the biggest hit of 2016, “Bad and Boujee,” which reached reached number one on the Billboard Hit 100. Though “Bad and Boujee” isn’t Uzi’s song as he is the featuring guest on the Migos track, he is an imperative part of it. The hit single has almost one billion views on YouTube and 654 million plays on Spotify.
2016 was an amazing year for Lil Uzi, but since then the rapper has gone on to prove he can hold his own and is much more than just a guest-spot-for-hire. Uzi himself has over 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify and hundreds of millions of views on YouTube too, along with two successful albums and more mixtapes.
What makes him so successful?
When recording his studio albums, Uzi recruited the world’s most in demand producers at the time, such as Pharrell Williams, Metro Boomin, and The Weeknd. With them, he recorded rap that sounds sonically advanced and way ahead of their time, combining not only mumble rap and trap, but also electro, rock, lo-fi, and even boy band samples. The wunderkind is known to be influenced equally by both Ying Yang Twins and Marilyn Manson, and he’s probably one of the few who has this unique style. Yet at the same time Uzi’s delivery is massively reminiscent of Lil Wayne.
There was a long time between Uzi’s first and second studio albums, three years to be exact. Three years is a lifetime for rappers to go without putting out an album or even a mixtape. This could be seen as good and bad for a rapper. It could mean that excitement builds and hype amongst fans reaches boiling point and leaves non-fans needing to know what the fuss is about. But it could also lead to people completely losing interest and cause doubt that the album will be any good. Luckily for Uzi it was the former, though it had been three years since the first studio album, he’s remained busy and relevant, releasing four non-album singles and featuring on tracks by other artists, such as Lil Pump, Travis Scott, Juice WRLD, and more.
When the follow-up album, Eternal Atake, finally landed in January, it wasn’t without controversy. The album’s visual aesthetics were influenced by the cult “Heaven’s Gate”. As Lil Uzi came under threat of being sued by current members of the cult, he changed the whole artwork for the record. Despite this frustrating promotional rollout, the record was a massive success, and the controversy could have even helped build the hype. Eternal Atake got Uzi the best reviews of his career, including being awarded the coveted and rare “best new music” tag from online music website Pitchfork. The album was streamed 400 million times in the US alone upon the week of its release and 17 of the album’s tracks were in the top 20 of the Spotify chart.
Uzi followed up Eternal Atake almost instantly, the full length album, Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World 2, with 14 brand new tracks came just two months later and serves as the second part to ‘Atake.’
We calculate Lil Uzi is worth $20 million dollars in 2020.
As a lot of Uzi’s music has been certified platinum, he has his friends to thank, as a huge network of similar rappers, including Future, 21 Savage, Chief Keef, Young Thug, and Gunna helped him fast track his career in his early years. Now, Lil Uzi Vert is worth is over $20 million, though that’s sure to balloon after the huge year he has had despite the current pandemic. Uzi was extremely active in 2020 up until COVID-19 hit, and as long as there are no issues with his record label, he doesn’t plan on stopping.