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 Kevin Gates net worth fortune is as of 2018? Well, we got you covered, and even we have highlighted more such as what you don’t know about the handsome Kevin Gates.
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.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Kevin has a net worth of $1.5 million, and it’s on upward speed lane because he was released from prison early (Jan 10, 2018) on parole. After his stint in prison, Gates began working on music again almost immediately. In May 2018, Gates released the three-song EP “Chained to the City”, which serves as his first official release since getting out of jail back in January. 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 the 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
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. He has a jail sentence of 30 months because of hitting a woman in the chest, and felony gun possession but was released on parole on January 10, 2018.
2. While he was in jail, he studied psychology, and claims he obtained a master’s degree.
3. Did 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.
Kevin Gates net worth in 2019 most likely is on an upward trajectory considering just the other day he was released from prison, and he has already released an EP Chained To The City. He has been efficient in making up for lost time releasing music and holding shows. Let’s hope this time around he won’t be caught on the wrong side of the law.