|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Real Name:||Keith Farrelle Cozart|
|Born:||August 15, 1995|
|Age:||26 years old|
|Height:||6ft / 1.83m|
|Astrological Sign:||Leo ♌|
|Home Town:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Most Famous For:||Song «I Don’t Like»|
Before dropping his hit single, «I Don’t Like,» Keith Cozart, known professionally as Chief Keef, was reported to have a net worth of $200,000. Since then, he has greatly increased that figure, thanks to his albums, collaborations, Glo Gang products, and mixtapes.
Chief Keef was born on August 15, 1995. From a young age, Keef was passionate about music; he began rapping and recording music at the age of five, using his mom’s karaoke machine. In 2011 he released two mixtapes – Bang and The Glory Road – and made a small fortune. These mixtapes were instrumental in garnering fame within the Chicago South Side community. However, during the same year, Chief Keef was sentenced to house arrest for illegal possession of a gun and the unlawful use of a firearm in public.
The stress from the situation motivated him to release various songs on YouTube. This hard work and resilience paid off when his song, «I Don’t Like,» went viral. The song got more than 30 million views within nine months of its release. His musical reach grew rapidly and soon captured the attention of iconic artists such as Kanye West and Big Sean. They both remixed the track, which made Chief Keef a superstar when he was released from house arrest. In 2012, multiple companies were competing to sign him, including Young Jeezy’s CTE World.
Chief Keef’s Record Deal
Keef finally signed a $6 million contract with Interscope Records for three albums. He also received an extra $440k to set up his label, Glory Boyz Entertainment (GBE). Following signing, Keith released the star-studded album, Finally Rich, that featured Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, and Young Jeezy, and it was certified gold. Keef also collaborated with Kanye on the song, «Hold My Liquor,» before releasing two other mixtapes.
Chief Keef’s Net Worth
Chief Keef has made a handsome sum from his performances. During his peak, he made a minimum of $40,000 per show. Currently, Chief Keef’s reported net worth is $2 million. He’s among the most internationally-recognized record producers and rappers from Illinois.
Why is Chief Keef So Successful?
Among the crucial aspects that led to the rapper’s tremendous success and immense fortune is his prolific nature. Since 2011, Chief has released thirty-five mixtapes, and he boasts a discography of over a thousand tracks.
Breakup with Interscope
In 2014, Interscope terminated their contract due to Keef’s alleged involvement with gangs and gun violence. He later signed with 1017 Records and has continued releasing mixtapes and albums through his Glo Gang label.
Endorsements and Collaborations
In addition to music, Keef has become involved in other ventures, such as cannabis. He opened a cannabis store in Compton: The Glo Gang Weed Shop. His store sells a strain dubbed «Chief Keef OG.» Keef also collaborated with Beats by Dre, creating a line that features his name on the side. They were a limited release, and Keef earned a good chunk of change from the deal. Keef also has a partnership with Hang w/, a live-streaming application for smartphones.
Cars and Houses
Keef owns a mansion in Tarzana, California that features a swimming pool, gym, multiple bedrooms, and a jacuzzi. It’s large enough to accommodate his ten children. Keef also owns an impressive assortment of cars, including a Bentley Roadster, Audi Q7, BMW i8, Lamborghini, Bentley Mulsanne, and a Ferrari 458 Spider.