Tyga’s net worth is either higher, or lower, than you expected. Quite honestly, I thought it would be lower. His music sucks, he’s been sued countless times, and honestly, the dude is a straight up pervert. We’re talking about a guy who’s most famous pieces of music are titled “Dope,” “Molly,” “Rack City,” “Faded,” and “Make It Nasty.” But, hey, he’s got more money than you or I, so who are we to judge. But what exactly is Tyga’s net worth?
Tyga’s Net Worth as of 2017: $6 Million
So how did Tyga even acquire said worth? Let’s take a look.
Forbes, Tyga is one of the most lucrative Hip-Hop artists earning an estimated $50,000 for each night. His 22 date tour with Chris Brown reportedly earned $5,842,657 – with one show at the Forum bringing in $1,501,732 alone. While his latest effort, The Gold Album, did not sell all that well, he still reportedly picked up over $300,000 for the effort and after his last six records – including his collaboration with Chris Brown Fan of A Fan – he’s earned around $1,277,373.
2007: His debut mixtape, Young On Probation, is released, garnering him enough attention to sign a record deal with Young Money Entertainment.
June 10, 2008: Tyga first independent album, No Introduction, was released. One of the songs from this album, “Diamond Life”, was used in the video games Need for Speed: Undercover and Madden NFL 2009, as well as in the 2009 movie Fighting.
2008: Also in June of 2008, Tyga was robbed of his jewelry by unknown assailants. A a pair of diamond chains would end up in the hands of local rapper 40 Glocc, who showed them off in an online video. Tyga would eventually admit to the robbery, but said 40 Glocc wasn’t behind it. “Some ni**as seen me and ran up on me with a little burner… I guess 40 Glocc’s peoples robbed the peoples that got me, and then hopped on YouTube, talking about they robbed me.”
2009 – 2011
Tyga was not involved in any major productions –mixtapes, albums, tours, or otherwise– during this period.
February 21, 2012: Tyga’s second studio album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, was released.
2012: Tyga also produced and co-directed a multi-AVN award-nominated crossover adult film, Rack City: The XXX Movie, which starred Skin Diamond,Jada Fire, Ice La Fox, Sophie Dee, Lexington Steele, Kristina Rose, London Keyes and Daisy Marie. He also signed the soundtrack, which includes the hits “Rack City” and “Faded” together with several original songs, and he appeared in the film in a non-sex role. In addition, he launched the adult film website Rackcityxxx.com, which earned an estimated $12,000 in the first month.
Similarly, Tyga launched his own clothing line this year – Last Kings. He receives 10% of the companies earnings and reportedly earned $3 million through Last Kings in 2012 alone.
In late 2012 Tyga was sued by two women who appeared in the “Make It Nasty” video for $10 million each; they claimed he had shown their nipples without their consent. They were assured that this would be edited out and the unedited version would not be released, but Tyga proceeded to release a fully unedited version. Total Tyga move.
April 9, 2013: Tyga’s third studio album, Hotel California, was released. The album was less successful than his second studio album commercially, debuting at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 54,000 copies in it’s first week.
September 4, 2013: Tyga was sued by Beverly Hills-based jeweler Jason for allegedly not paying for roughly $91,000 worth of jewelry. Jason claims that Tyga agreed to pay $28,275 for the jeweler’s diamond pantheon watch in August 2012 and that he borrowed a $63,000 diamond Cuban link chain in December 2012 and never returned the item, so he sued Tyga for the cost of both pieces, plus late fees, which totaled up to $185,306.50 in damages, double the original total cost.
September 21, 2013: Tyga was sued by another woman from the “Rack City” video for sexual battery, fraud, invasion of privacy, and infliction of emotional distress. She claims, like the two other women who have filed suit against him the year before, that she was convinced to dance topless and assured her breasts would be edited out.
2013: Tyga also released a nine-track mixtape entitled 187.
October 14, 2014: Tyga releases the Kanye West produced 40 Mill.
2014: Tyga began his highly publicized, highly profitable, relationship with a then-16 Kylie Jenner. While it was clear the two were romantically involved, Tyga would not publicly confirm it until Kylie’s 18th birthday.
June 2015: A judge ordered Tyga to pay an $80,000 settlement to a former landlord, who rented a home to the rapper in the city of Calabasas, California. It was the second ruling in the case, following a judgement in May 2015, in which he was ordered to pay $90,000, though the debt was never paid.
June 23, 2015: Tyga’s fourth studio album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, was released, premiering exclusively on Spotify. Following nearly a full week of streaming and three days of sales, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty failed to reach the Billboard 200 it sold only 2,200 copies during it’s first week.
July 24, 2015: His reality show Kingin’ with Tyga premiered on MTV2.
August 10, 2015: Tyga purchases $320,000 Ferrari for Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday, publicly acknowledging their relationship for the first time.
September 2015: The state of California placed a tax lien on Tyga for $19,000 in unpaid taxes.
According to the latest reports, Tyga’s inability to secure financing for a $10 million home near Kylie’s modest $2.7 million Calabasas mansion is merely the most visible of Tyga’s financial woes.
2016 – 2017
In 2o16, Tyga alleged he was in the studio making new music and securing new deals after some issues with record label disputes. He did release music videos for singles, though the response has been lukewarm. There were not only professional woes, but also personal dramas as his relationship with Kylie Jenner seemed to go from strong to on-again-off-again.
Tyga did buy a Bel-Air mansion near the home of quasi-kin Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, with Tyga’s monthly payment being nearly $50,000.
So there you have it. While Tyga is clearly business savvy, he’s also clearly immoral, given his history of breaking the law. Most estimates put Tyga’s net worth at between $5-8 million, but with a new App and reality TV show out this summer, that figure is bound to rise.