Kevin Gates is a man of many talents since he is an entrepreneur but many people know him as a rapper and a musician. He hails from Louisiana and currently he is the CEO and the founder of Bread Winners Association record label although he is signed to Atlantic Records and Dead Game Records.
Gates hasn’t been a very good boy for he has spent close to three years behind bars but surprisingly he has managed to put himself right back to track with over 12 mixtapes releases and a studio album. His latest release songs are “911”, “beautiful Scars”, ‘Imagine That”, “Had To”, No Love”, ‘What If” among others. With such a profile that is showered with fame can’t help but wonder what’s Kevin Gates net worth? Well we got you covered and even we have highlighted more such as what you don’t know about the handsome Kevin Gates.
Biography & Career
Kevin Jerome Gilyard aka Kevin Gates was born in 1986 in Rouge, Louisiana. He was raised by his folks in a tough environment leading him to live a crooked life in his childhood. McKinley and Lee are some of the high schools he went to as a scholar. Due to his upbringing, Gates studied at Baton Rouge Community College for a short period and later dropped out. Today Gates is a father of two children Khaza Kamil Gates and Islah Karen Gates, and a husband to Dreka .
In 2005, Kevin was signed to a studio named Dead Game Label and grew his career there as an underground artist. He started music professionally in 2007 when he teamed up with his colleagues; Webbie and Bossie. Later they launched their album ‘Pick Of The Litter’ and in 2008 their album ‘All Or Nothing’ debuted. Gates was later imprisonment where he stayed behind bars for 3 years and stopped music for that period.
Gates came back with a bang where he released his album, ‘Make Them Believe’ in 2012. He made a contract with a department of Lil Wayne’s label called Wing where he continued releasing his music from. So far, he has been signed with record studios such as Atlantic and Bread Winner where most of his songs debuted making him famous. Since then he has released singles like Satellites (2013), Perfect Imperfection (2014), Pride (2016) and Imagine That (2017).
In his career Kevin had got an opportunity to collaborate with notable artists such as 2 Chainz, The Tack, Plies, Rico Love and Doe B. Currently his wife who also launched her single, ‘By Any Means 2’ recently, manages Kevin’s work as he remains in jail.
Awards & Achievements : Though we can’t quantify the number of awards Kevin Gates has received since there is no official record we can’t fail to site some of his achievements such as releasing a studio album ( Islah ) that peaked no 2 on US Billboard and has been certified Platinum, and music that has certified either Gold, or double Platinum.
Kevin Gates Net Worth
Kevin has a net worth of $1.5 million. Kevin Gates net worth climbed a ladder higher when he auctioned 17,000 pieces of one of his albums converting that to millions. Most of his net worth fortune is derived from music sales since some of his songs have already been certified double Platinum while others Gold. Due to his venture into business it should not escape your mind that it also earns him a dollar which adds up to his net worth. He also gains from brand endorsements.
6 Facts You Need to Know About Kevin Gates
If you’re the type that loves to listen to music there is a chance you have heard Kevin Gates music and not just his music his name too. Even though the Louisiana rapper isn’t among the top 10 most popular hip-hop stars he has really made a name for himself both in the music circles and in the wrong things. Running in and running out of prison isn’t so amazing but other than that and Kevin Gates net worth what else do you about him? Well keep reading you will find out.
1. Currently the rapper is rocked up in jail and he might be released Summer 2018 and that’s if he will be well behaved. He has a jail sentence of 30 months because of hitting a woman in the chest, and felony gun possession.
2. While he was in jail he studied psychology, and claims he obtained a master’s degree.
3. Didi you know that Gates is half Puerto Rican and half black. In his song “The Truth” he says the mother Boricua and the father Moroccan.
4. Gates and his wife Dreka recently converted to Muslim and even went ahead in 2016 to the pilgrimage in Mecca.
5. Do you know he has an Elvis tattoo on his chest?
6. There is an energy drink named after his most popular phrase I Don’t Get Tired.
From ‘Two Phones’ to ‘Time For That’, Kevin can never go wrong with his rap music which has attracted many of his fans. Seems like Kevin Gates will spend more time in jail but if that’s the case unfortunately in 2018 Kevin Gates net worth will be on downward speed lane.