G-Eazy Net Worth and Highlights Of His Career

G-Eazy’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million, he is an American songwriter, producer, rap artist, and currently one of the most popular hip hop artists in the world.

With five studio albums, six mixtapes, and seven extended plays under his belt, G-Eazy has certainly paid his dues and it is no surprise that he is fast becoming one of America’s favorite rappers.

Since debuting his career in 2008, the rapper and record producer has released multiple songs that have been certified either Gold or Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

These records, which include some like “Me, Myself & I” with Bebe Rexha, “No Limit” featuring ASAP Rocky and Cardi B, and “Him & I” with Halsey, has helped make him a force to be reckoned with although the rapper himself will admit that there is still room for improvement. Here is a look at what the 2017 People’s Choice Award recipient for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist has been able to achieve so far in his career and what his earnings look like.

How Much Money Has G-Eazy Made From His Rap Career?

While G-Eazy does not come close to being one of the richest rappers in America, he can be very proud of what he has been able to achieve as he is estimated to be worth about $12 million.

The California native has been able to make bank thanks to what he has recouped from selling his music as well as the multiple tours he has been on ever since he released his first full-length album.

The first notable tour he went out on was the These Things Happen Tour in January 2014 with Rockie Fresh, KYLE, and Tory Lanez which had him go across the United States and Canada. In October of that same year, he headlined the From the Bay to the Universe tour which saw him perform in sold-out shows across the globe in Australia and New Zealand.

G-Eazy has since then been on a myriad of other tours that he has either headlined or co-headlined. He has further performed in notable music festivals such as Electric Forest, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, and Made in America.

Outside of music, G-Eazy has had endorsement deals with companies like H&M, however, he later dropped the deal with the clothing retail company after it produced an ad that received backlash for being racist.

Some of the best highlights of G-Eazy’s career:

  • The Epidemic LP (2009)
  • Must Be Nice (2012)
  • These Thing Happen (2014)
  • Tumblr Girls Music Video (2014)
  • When It’s Dark Out (2015)
  • Me, Myself, & I Featuring Bebe Rexha (2015)
  • The Beautiful & Damned (2017)
  • MTV Europe Music Awards (Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, 2017)
  • Scary Nights (EP, 2019)

G-Eazy’s Life Before Becoming a Musician

Born Gerard Earl Gillum on May 24, 1989, G-Eazy had a normal childhood until his parents divorced. His mother Suzanne Olmsted, who is an artist and teacher, separated from his art professor dad, Eduard Gillum, and took her young children to live in her parents’ house in Berkeley, California.

The young man went on to attend and graduate from Berkeley High School even though the family would later move to North Oakland. For his college education, he chose to leave the state of California and enroll at Loyola University New Orleans, graduating in 2011.

Early Foray into Music

While attending Berkeley High School, G-Eazy witnessed a group of friends make strides towards becoming musicians. Seeing them make a song that was a local hit prompted him to try his hand at music production as he began to learn how to make beats with music production software.

After moving to college, he took things a little bit more seriously as he studied for a bachelor of arts degree in music industry studies. He then went on to form a relationship with fellow student and producer Christoph Andersson before launching his career by releasing a number of mixtapes.

G-Eazy’s mixtapes didn’t get much recognition until he joined a local hip hop group in the Bay Area known as The Bay Boyz. The group released songs on their MySpace page and garnered some local fame that gave the artists a chance to serve as opening acts for rappers like Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne while they were on tour.

In August 2011, after graduating from university, the rapper released the mixtape The Endless Summer which was well received by critics and fans alike. The mixtape notably featured a remix of Dion Mucci’s 1961 hit song “Runaround Sue” which was the most popular of the songs contained in the mixtape as it gained over 4 million views on Youtube alone.

Along with some other artists, G-Eazy subsequently went on a nationwide tour. The following year, he was invited to take part in both the Vans Warped Tour and the Excellent Adventure Tour which saw him perform across the U.S. again.

Success as a Mainstream Rapper

G-Eazy and Lil Wayne performing on stage image source

Before 2012 ended, G-Eazy released his first full-length album titled Must Be Nice. Without the backing of a record label, the album rose to No. 3 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart and peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard R&B/hip hop album chart. This achievement as an independent artist put him on the map of bigger rap stars as Lil Wayne once again invited him on his America’s Most Wanted Tour in 2013.

G-Eazy became one of the biggest new rap stars in 2014 after he released his second album, These Things Happen, which was backed by a major label, RCA Records. The album, which has since been certified platinum, reached the No. 3 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart and topped the US Billboard‘s Hip-Hop/R&B and Rap Albums charts.

His second studio album, When It’s Dark Out, was released in December 2015 and it featured the single “Me, Myself & I” which made it to the No. 7 spot on the US Billboard 100. The rapper has since then worked with big artists like Britany Spears and Guatemalan DJ Carnage and also released the album, The Beautiful & Damned in 2017.

In between those times, he has dropped a number of Extended Plays, some of which have made the US Billboard 200 chart. In 2020, he is scheduled to release his fifth album titled These Things Happen Too.

Chinonso Samuelson
Chinonso Samuelson
Jachike’s writings have appeared on Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Good Men Project and Bella Naija. When he is not writing about sports and entertainment, it is politics or other news worthy global events. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and TV shows


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