Kevin Gates Net Worth : Kevin Jerome Gilyard, who is popularly known by his stage name as Kevin Gates is an American rapper and entrepreneur. He truly has rags to riches starting out with almost nothing and in recent years has stabilized his career. Still, there have been many disturbances during his career having to serve time in prison for various activities that he did during those time. He is the type of singer who puts what has happened to him, which is clearly seen in his songs. He has even gone on to say that a prison is a place which is a kinder world than the real world outside. As of 2016, Gates has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Gates was born on February 5, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He considers singers and personalities like Nas, Jay-Z, Eminem, Biggie, and Big L as some of his biggest influences. He started off by signing with a local label called Dead Game Records in 2005. His initial years were difficult. He went to release his first mixtape Pick of Da Litter, in 2007 and followed it up with All or Nuthin’ in 2008. He has described that he has put in the difficult times he suffered in those mixtapes and has described that growing up was hard especially in the kind of environment that he grew up with and is proud that he managed to get out from that scene in his life.
Difficult times came back to him as he was arrested later that year, spending 31 months in prison. He managed to earn a master’s degree in psychology through a prison program during that time and got his ACT from there. He was actually released a lot earlier than expected and started to again concentrate on his music by releasing Make Em Believe in 2012. This was a success and he followed it up with the mixtape The Luca Brasi Story.
Kevin Gates Net Worth in years
|Kevin Gates Net Worth in 2012||Not Known|
|Kevin Gates Net Worth in 2013||Not Known|
|Kevin Gates Net Worth in 2014||$200,000|
|Kevin Gates Net Worth in 2015||$600,000|
|Kevin Gates Net Worth in 2016||$1 million|
After signing with Bread Winners’ Association record label, he went on to release Stranger Than Fiction which was a big commercial hit and the tracks there focused on his personal life and what he went through during his time in prison. Following its success, he went on a 4-week tour across the United States called the Stranger Than Fiction Tour. He then released By Any Means, and followed it up with Luca Brasi 2 which contained the single ‘I Don’t Get Tired’. This was his most hit song which made it to the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified as gold. Following the huge commercial success of the song, he even went on to create an energy drink in a partnership called ‘I Don’t Get Tired’.
He then went on the I Don’t Get Tired Tour. He also had success with the songs “Really Really” and “2 Phones”. Gates, who is married to Mrs. Dreka also has a daughter named Islah. In this name, he also released his debut studio album which released in January 2016. He is again suffering through a dark time, as he was sentenced to jail for 180 days in 2016 following kicking a fan during an event on stage leaving her unconsciously. Even though he tried to defend himself, he still was sentenced for another three months. As of 2016, Gates has an estimated net worth of $1 million.