How the TI Net Worth reach such impressive heights is a story worth looking at! You don’t need to be a rap fan to know who TI is. This bad boy from Georgia certainly has a lot under his belt in terms of careers. He is a rapper, producer, actor, writer and CEO who has a net worth most Hollywood stars could only dream of.
TI Net Worth: $75 Million
TI is on the list of the top 30 richest rappers in the world with the likes of Jay Z and Snoop Dogg and he certainly holds his own. He earns an incredible $110,000 per performance. TI has created an empire and continues to add to his worth. He has featured in eight Hollywood movies, six TV series, written a book, produced records and even starred in his own reality TV show.
Where It All Began
TI was born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. His father suffered from Alzheimers disease and sadly passed away. He was raised by his loving Grandparents in Atlanta, Georgia until his teenage years. He first tried his hand at rapping at the tender age of 8 years old and this lead to him eventually dropping out of school to forge a career in the rap industry.
Unfortunately, we all know that leaving school to become famous isn’t as easy as it sounds. When money started running dry TI turned to crime to help support his mother, whom he was living with at the time.
He decided an easy way to make some cash was to sell drugs and at age 19 became a well known drug dealer in his community known as “Rubber Band Man” this name was given to him because he would wear rubber bands on his arm to show off how much money he was making. In case you were wondering, these stacks are not factored into the current TI net worth. Rubber Band Man would eventually become a title for one of his albums. He was arrested several times as a teenager.
Can I Give You a T.I.P?
T.I’s nickname at school was “Tip” and he successfully labelled himself as T.I.P for the production of his first record. However, he was advised to drop the “p” at the risk of sounding too similar to fellow artist Q-Tip and so the T.I brand was formed and the accumulation of his net worth started to pick up pace.
In the early 2000’s he quickly established himself as a wildly talented MC and was even labelled as the “Jay Z of the South” by Pharrell Williams.
TI’s debut album I’m Serious was fairly well received and reached the top 30 of Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip Hop chart. But being “fairly well received” wasn’t enough for this talented young man. He quit the label shortly after and started one of his own called Grand Hustle. He began working on an underground album, which created quite a stir among rap fans and big named record labels started to take notice. After receiving copious amounts of offers, TI chose to sign with Atlantic Records and his next album Trap Muzik sky rocketed to number 4 of the same Billboard chart in 2003. This album has sold 1.7 million copies to date!
TI Net Worth & Guns a Blazin’
While TI had done well so far and his net worth was steadily climbing. It was in 2006 that he really made a name for himself. He made another album full of hits and was even cast in the critically acclaimed feature film American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington, in which he received rave reviews.
But just as his fame and fortune were building and he was rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s rich and famous, TI’s bad boy ways caught up with him. He was arrested on the night of the 2007 BET awards for illegal gun possession and was sent to prison for 1 year. One might think this would affect his rise to fame but on the contrary, he just became more famous. Hollywood sure does love it’s drama!
It was during his stint in jail that TI wrote his 6th and most successful album to date, “Paper Trail” which was released in 2008 and debuted at number one on Billboard 200. The album featured the uber hit “Whatever You Like” and the success of the song prompted a sexy remix with Pussycat Doll, Nicole Sherzinger. TI had now gained commercial status and the whole world took notice. He then went on to release two more successful albums.
We are in no way endorsing or encouraging crime or jail time but it seems to do wonders for several top artists who are now rolling in the dough. A few prime examples of good examples of bad examples, Kevin Gates, Gucci Mane and Migos.
After yet another jail sentence in 2010, TI announced that he would be working on a novel, which was released in 2012. The book received a 4 ½ out of 5 stars rating and a Barnes and Noble review described it as “A tale of gangstas and sistas, money masters and politicians that moves from Paris to New York, Atlanta to Tokyo, the Caribbean to California, Trouble & Triumph is a hip-hop mash-up of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, desire, greed, family, politics, and absolution— and of two unforgettable young star-crossed lovers from the streets who will risk everything for their dreams . . . and for each other.”
TI’s net worth simply just grew and grew but he wouldn’t just stop at music and novels, no, he decided a reality show was just what he needed to gain even more recognition. He and his wife, Tiny, starred in their own reality show called The Family Hustle and they garnered a massive 4.3 million viewers and were paid $10,000 per episode.
In 2011 he started things up again with his original label, Grand Hustle, and signed stars such as Iggy Azalea and Travis Scott.
Future TI Net Worth Predictions
TI is clearly a born star and entrepreneur and it’s unlikely he will end his run any time soon. It has only taken this multi talented thirty-something, 15 years to accumulate a TI net worth of a staggering $75 million and he is likely to just keep adding to that in the years to come.
Born: 25 September, 1980