|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Real Name:||Daniel Hernandez|
|Born:||May 8, 1996|
|Age:||25 years old|
|Height:||5ft & 6in / 1.67m|
|Astrological Sign:||Taurus ♉|
|Home Town:||Bushwick, New York, United States|
|Most Famous For:||Redd69 Album|
Since the moment he released his first single, Gummo, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been making headlines. Known for both his brutal screaming in his music and his controversial behavior, this young New York rapper has already made a name for himself.
Early Life of Tekashi 6ix9ine
Tekashi 6ix9ine was born Daniel Hernandez on May 8, 1996 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His mother was Mexican and his father Puerto Rican. When he was expelled from the 8th grade, he chose not to return to school. Making life even tougher for the young teen, his father was murdered in 2009. This led Tekashi 6ix9ine to sell drugs in order to help his mother survive. He was eventually arrested and served prison time on Rikers Island. There, he also became involved with the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, which would end in more time in prison.
In 2019, the brash Brooklyn rapper received a two-year prison sentence for his part in gang activities. He pled guilty to a number of charges, including firearms and drug trafficking and racketeering. He also received five years of supervision and 300 community service hours, as well. Citing the rapper as a central part of a violent gang, the judge stated that Tekashi 6ix9ine created trouble in the city, using his gang of thugs as a personal hit squad against his enemies.
However, the coronavirus pandemic thwarted that sentence. In April of this year, Tekashi 6ix9ine was released from federal prison due to the fears of spreading the deadly disease. He will be serving the last months of his sentence from home.
What Is Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Net Worth?
Even though Tekashi 6ix9ine is still very young, he has certainly racked up quite a lot of cash. Between his unique sound and his flamboyant looks and actions, his wealth has grown right along with his notoriety. From his albums to his concert tour sales, this is one young man who can generate a lot of money. Thanks to songs like FEFE, with Nicki Minaj, GOTTI, and TATI, the rapper has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Imaging where he will be in a few years, if this momentum holds out.
Where Tekashi 6ix9ine Lives
Right now, Tekashi 6ix9ine is forced to live in safe houses while he serves out his prison time at home. The Brooklyn-born rapper recently had to be moved from the house he has been serving his house arrest in, for his own protection. After he posed for social media photos, it seems his fans were able to locate him. Tekashi 6ix9ine agreed to testify against his fellow gang members, according to his plea deal. So, in order to keep him safe, he was moved to an undisclosed location. When the house arrest is over, the bold rapper will have to decide where he can live and be safe from his former gang members. We’re guessing he will have a state-of-the-art security system installed before moving day.
What Tekashi 6ix9ine Drives
This rapper loves an expensive car. When Tekashi 6ix9ine was released from prison on April 2, 2020, he was apparently ready to go on a shopping spree. Besides buying extravagant jewelry, like a Richard Mille watch and a chain with a shark that is worth around $300,000, he went luxury car shopping. He reportedly bought an entire fleet of expensive new vehicles, including an Aventador, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and a Range Rover.
Where Tekashi 6ix9ine Vacations
The rainbow-haired rapper certainly knows how to celebrate, and he proved it on his 2018 birthday. He spent his time with Love & Hip Hop Hollywood‘s lovely Hazel-E in the beautiful islands. Reportedly, while his song, GOTTI, played behind them, the two were getting cozy and taking pictures to post on their social media accounts. There is no word from either party about whether they were officially a romantic item or not, but the rapper is certainly seen getting close to Hazel-E, who is sixteen years older than him, in the video she posted.
Most people know him as 6IX9INE or TEKASHI 69, but aside from his unusual stage names, he has a pretty humble birth moniker: Daniel Hernandez. Daniel is from New York City, New York, and is known for his screech-singing technique and outlandish behavior.
Daniel was born in May of 1996 in Bushwick to a Puerto Rican father and a Mexican mother. He lived with his parents and brother in Brooklyn. As a young teenager, he was thrown out of school. Tragically, his stepfather was murdered in 2009. It is easy to understand 6IX9INE’S angry stage demeanor when you take into account of his hard childhood.
The murder took place less than a block from Daniel’s childhood home. His stepfather’s unnecessary death left the Hernandez family scrambling to support themselves. Daniel decided to sell cannabis to keep the family fed with a roof over their heads. His criminal involvement spiraled into gang activity.
An Aggressive Musician
There is something to be said for his controversial style that got him where Hernandez is today. He started focusing on rapping and hip-hop in 2014. His hyper-violent style garnered him a lot of attention and his songs were released by the Slovakian label ‘FCK THEM.’
A big break came in 2017 for 6IX9INE when his Instagram post became viral on Twitter and Reddit. His likeness was used as fodder for popular memes on the web. During that same year, Hernandez released his debut single ‘Gummo’, which reached the number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
In 2018, his first mixtape ‘Day69’ made it to the fourth spot on the Billboard 200 Album chart which sold very well. There were two big hits from the mixtape: ‘Rondo’ and ‘Billy.’ Billy reached the 50th place on the Billboard Hot 100 and ‘Rondo’ was a hot seller too.
Later that year, 6IX9INE released a remix of ‘Got it, Got it’ called ‘Gotti’ and included on the ‘Day69’ mixtape which popped at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 but the popularity of the tune was short-lived and dropped off the charts the next week.
Rubbing Shoulders with Nicki Minaj
The summer of 2018 was an enriching time for the aggressive musician. Daniel teamed up with Murda Beatz and Nicki Minaj to write the song ‘Fefe.’ This led to 6IX9INE’s song making it into the third spot of the Billboard Hot 100!
- ‘Gummo’ reached the number 6 position on the US Rap chart,
- The same single rose to number 7 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart
- ‘Gummo’ placed at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- ‘Gummo’ was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
- Tekashi69 has 15 million followers SoundCloud and Instagram.
The Trouble with the Law and 6IX9INE’S Net Worth
It isn’t surprising that 6IX9INE has had brushes with the law considering he spent a lot of time hustling on the streets. However, he avoided serious trouble until November of 2018 when he was indicted by a federal court for his involvement in drug trafficking and several shootings. He was charged with robbery too. The New York prosecutors have indicted Daniel and five others in connection to these crimes and the gang who call themselves the ‘Nine Trey Gangstas Bloods.’
Daniel Hernandez is culpable in six counts of criminal activity, including discharging a firearm while committing another crime. If he was found guilty, his $4 million dollar net worth would not be enough to save him from a mandatory prison sentence of 37 years.
Sanely, Tekashi69 helped prosecutors convict members of the gang. Manhattan prosecutors describe him as extremely useful and extraordinary. Yet, despite the praise, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer said his behavior was too selfish and destructive to allow his 13-month stint in the clink enough to pay for his crimes.
Daniel’s cooperation with the law led to generous leniency. He testified to his own detriment and denied Witness Protection because he wants to continue making music. He served two years and was released during the Corvid Pandemic crisis because of his asthma.