Tyga is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper with a huge fan following. The rapper’s unique street style and simple words have made him a star among the younger generation. His long-term affair with reality TV star Kylie Jenner, the 22-year-old founder of Kylie Cosmetics, made headlines, but soon they broke up.
He had been making headlines with his songs and several controversies; however, he has remained an unyielding force of nature against all odds. He never let anything get in the way of his dreams and became a star with little, to begin with. All this has certainly helped Tyga accumulate a stable yet substantial net worth over the years.
Tyga was born to a mother of Vietnamese descent. Their family allegedly lived in Campton’s backward neighborhood and struggled financially until he was 11 years old. However, in leaked footage in December 2012, it was revealed that his family was never financially challenged.
Tyga claims to have moved to Los Angeles later on.
Most of his career is laden with controversies and scandals. He started dating the rapper Blac Chyna in 2011 and broke up after being engaged in 2014. Both have a son named King Cairo Stevenson, who was born in 2012. While they were dating, Tyga purchased a mansion worth $6.5 million for the new family in 2012.
Tyga then started dating the reality TV star Kylie Jenner; their relationship became public on Jenner’s 18th birthday. However, it was speculated that they had begun dating when Jenner was 16 and considered a minor. The details of their relationship were never confirmed, and after a few years of dating, the couple split up in 2017. While they were dating, Tyga appeared in the family-run reality show “Keeping up With The Kardashians” beside Kylie on a beach family picnic.
In 2012, Tyga was sued by women who appeared in the video of his song “Make it Nasty” for $10 million, claiming that he released the video showing their privates without their consent.
In 2013, Tyga had to pay his jeweler a sum of $100,000 of the $200,000 that he allegedly owed the jeweler in Beverly Hills named Jason after he sued him for the amount he owed.
Tyga’s net worth, and how did he make it?
Right now, Tyga is worth about $5 million. His net worth has seen several ups and downs over the years throughout his career. However, he managed to jump back up no matter where he landed.
In 2007, his mixtape debut “Young On Probation” earned him the attention he needed to land a record deal with Travie McCoy. For the next few years, he kept on rising with the release of his songs like Diamond Life, from his album No Introduction helped him grow among the fellow rappers.
In 2008, he signed another deal with Young Money Entertainment. Lill Wayne, the company owner, collaborated with Chris Brown on the mixtape Fan of a Fan for his next few albums released under the company’s production. The mixtape featured Lill Wayne, Kevin McCall, and Bow Wow. The lead song on the mixtape rose to #14 in Billboard Hot 100 and came at #1 on Billboard Hot Hip Hop.
In the following years, his albums Careless World: Rise of the Last King and Hotel California in 2012 and 2013 respectively became a considerable success and Tyga’s net worth for the years rose to over $11 million.
Hotel California featured artists like Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Rick Ross.
2015 and how he lost his fortune
For the next few years, Tyga saw a massive demise in his album sales in 2015, and his album ironically named The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty only sold 5,000 records. This was an enormous hit to his career; however, he kept trying for the better in the coming years.
He signed with Good Music, a company owned and run by the rapper Kanye West, but his music kept spiraling a downward slope.
2017 and 2018 weren’t any different. The sales decreased with each new album. It started to feel like his career might be near its early demise.
However, he revived his dying career with his single Taste release, which quickly rose to #8 in Billboard Hot 100. The single was from his 2018 album Legendary, which helped him salvage the remaining few ounces of his popularity.
Following this success, Tyga released a few more singles the same year. Swish, one of his singles, got certified Gold soon after its release in 2018. Later on, Dip, which featured Nicki Minaj, became Platinum.
Tyga opened his clothing store in Los Angeles, California. He named it Last Kings and spent an astonishing amount of $120,000 on just the décor. He kept the store’s theme to be Egyptian, and the entire interior was based on colorful yet expensive Egyptian culture.
The store has some unique and original ideas, though it might seem a bit over the top and extravagant to some. The clothing brand typically features streetwear with an edgy theme, which compliments the rapper’s style quite a bit.
How much does Tyga earn in a year?
The best way to calculate Tyga’s net worth is through overviewing his wealth. On average, he earns a total of about $3.7 million a year. His earnings are majorly from the studio albums ($1.9 million), mixtapes and collaborations ($3 million), concerts ($7 million), youtube channel ($5.4 million), and endorsements ($5 million).
Some quotes by Tyga
“Wake up every day stronger than yesterday, face your fears, and wipe your tears.”
“The more real you get, the more unreal things get.”
“I never regret my past… The only time I wasted was on the wrong people.”
“We can admire what we see, but we can only love what we truly know.”
“You can do nice things for people all of the time, and it’s never noticed, but as soon as you make one mistake, it’s never forgotten.”
“We look up for inspiration, down for desperation, right and left for information.”