Facts of Kevin Gates
|Full Name||Kevin Jerome Gilyard|
|Birth Name||Kevin Jerome Gilyard|
|No Of Children||2|
|Education||Baton Rouge Community College|
|Date of Birth||February 5,1986|
|Married Date||October 17,2015|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Rapper Kevin Gates?
Professionally known as Kevin Gates, Kevin Jerome Gilyard owns a net worth of $1 million, as of 2020. He is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur who is best known for his mixtapes including By Any Means, Stranger Than Fiction, Luca Brasi 2, and several others.
His debut studio album Islah was released on January 2016 with hit singles like Kno One, 2 Phones, Time for That, and others. His mixtape Wylin was named the 40th best song of 2013 by Rolling Stone.
Kevin Gates Fortune- Know About His Income Sources, Albums, And Earnings
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gates is estimated to own net worth of $1 million as of Aug 2020. His primary source of income is his career as a singer and rapper.
Besides, he also earns a decent sum of money from his record sales, tours, and concerts.
Songs, Albums, & Mixtapes
Kevin began his career in 2007 after he was signed to local label Dead Game Records. He collaborated with Boosie Badazz and Webbie on his first mixtape titled Pick of Da Litter. The following year, he released his second mixtape All or Nuthin’ which described Gates’ pain and true stories.
Gates released his new mixtape Make ‘Em Believe in 2012 and which managed to catch rapper Lil Wayne’s record label, Young Money Entertainment.
To date, Kevin has released hit mixtapes such as Stranger Than Fiction, Luca Brasi 2, By Any Means 2, Luca Brasi 3, Only the Generals Gon Understand, and more.
Gates released his debut album titles Islah on 29th January 2016 with four hit songs like Kno One, Time for That, Really Really and 2 Phones. The album peaked at no.2 on the Billboard 200 chart selling 112,000 copies in the first week of its release. The album featured guest appearances of Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, and Ty Dolla $ign.
On 28th June 2019, he released Push It which will serve as the lead single to his upcoming album I’m High.
Kevin has worked with other artists like August Alsina, 2 Chainz, Rico Love, Plies, and others. He refers to artists like Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, and Nas Biggie Smalls as his influences and inspiration.
Highest Selling Albums of Kevin Gates
Kevin has released many successful songs and albums, both financially and critically. Here are the list of his albums that is considered to be the most successful ones.
- Islah (2016): 1,000,000 units
- Stranger than Fiction (2013): Peaked at #37 on Billboard 200
- By Any Means (2014): Peaked at #17 on Billboard 200
- Luca Brasi 2 (2014): Peaked at #38 on Billboard 200
Endorsements Deals, YouTube Earnings, And Charity
Apart from his profession, Kevin also generates a decent sum of money from his sponsorship. To date, he has worked with big companies and has endorsed several big brands that have massively helped his net worth.
In 2014, Kevin created a new energy drink called I Don’t Get Tired or IDGT. The drink was based on his 2014 single of the same name.
Kevin is quite popular on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter with 7.8 million and 1.12 million followers respectively. As of his self-titled YouTube channel, currently, it has over 5.23 million subscribers. As per Social Blade, his channel earns at the range of $17k-$286k per month to $214.5k - $3.4 million annually.
Besides, Kevin is also involved in different kind of charities and philanthropic works. He along with wife Dreka founded the Kevin and Dreka Gates Foundation.
The organization aims to educate youth and bring awareness to mental health, depression, financial hardships, and other issues that youth face nowadays.
Where Does Kevin Gates Reside? Know About His Assets, House, Cars, & Lifestyle
Going through his Instagram profile, Kevin is living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. He surely owns a thousand or million-dollar mansion but the exact details are not revealed yet.
The median house price in Los Angeles starts from $341,400 reaching up to $558,600.
He rides around expensive cars like Corvette ZO6 ($79,495), Mercedes G-Wagon ($124,500), and Porsche 911 Turbo S ($161,800).
His expenses are mainly based on expensive jewelry like The Diamond Grill he owns is worth of $30,000, Gold Rolex Presidential Watch ($30,200 to $37,550), Clear Hublot Watch ($56,700), 14 carats BWA Gold Pendant ($25,000). He also owns a micro bully which costs around $2000 to $5000.
Tax, Insurance, And Legal Issues
Kevin has not disclosed information regarding his tax payment. He sure has his insurance done and has himself financially backed-up.
The rapper was arrested at the age of 13 for being a passenger in a stolen vehicle. He was briefly jailed which has a profound effect on his life. Similarly, in 2003, Keven got involved in an altercation outside a movie theatre and stabbed his opponent multiple times.
In 2015, he was charged with battery for kicking a fan while he was performing on stage in Lakeland, Florida. He was convicted of the charge and was sentenced to 180 days in jail on 26th October 2016.
In 2017, Kevin was sentenced to a 30-month prison term at the East Moline for unauthorized gun possessions and was released on parole on 10th January 2018.
Kevin Gates’ Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, And Relationship
Born Kevin Jerome Gilyard on 5th February 1986 in Louisiana, the United States of America. He holds American nationality and has Moroccan and Puerto Rican descent.
Kevin grew up alongside his brother Brandon Gilyard in their home town. He attended a local high school. Later, he enrolled at Baton Rouge Community College.
Marriage, Wife, And Children
Kevin is married to his longtime girlfriend Dreka Haynes. The couple tied the knot on 17th October 2015 in midst of family and friends.
They share two children: daughter Islah Koren Gates and son Khaza Kamil Gates.
As per Kevin’s interview with Complex, he stated that he shares children with other women as well. However, he choose not to identify them.
Age & Height
Gates is 33 years old as of 2019. He stands 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall in height.