Lil Uzi Vert is one of today’s most successful rappers, with a net worth of $25 million at the age of 27. Here’s a peek at how he made his money.
The artist was born Symere Woods and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up listening to hip-hop artists like Wiz Khalifa, Mike Jones, and Meek Mill.
Lil Uzi Vert began rapping when he was 16 years old. He formed the group Steaktown with two classmates, but it did not last long.
He dropped out of high school and began working at a Bottom Dollar grocery store, but he left after only four days.
His mother evicted him from their home after realizing that he had abandoned his only employment. “I had a job for four days,” Lil Uzi Vert explained to The Fader. “I couldn’t pull it off.” I’m not like everyone else. I was in there wondering, ‘Why am I doing this?’
The situation forced the artist, who already had a tattoo on his face, to take rapping seriously. “It felt like, if I get this face tattoo, I’m going to have to focus,” he explained to the magazine. “I can’t wear a suit into [anyone’s] workplace with this s—t on my face.” I need to concentrate on what I want to do.”
In January 2014, he released his first EP, “Purple Thoughtz Vol. 1.”
He rose to prominence after releasing his debut track, “Money Longer,” in 2016.
“Luv Is Rage 2,” Lil Uzi Vert’s highly anticipated sophomore album, was released in August 2017. The album, which featured the lead track “XO Tour Llif3,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified platinum.
Lil Uzi Vert has worked with a variety of musicians over the course of his career, including A$AP Ferg, Mac Miller, and Post Malone. “Luv Is Rage,” “Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World,” and “The Perfect Luv Tape” are among his smashes.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lil Uzi Vert earned $20 million between September 2017 and September 2018.
According to the site, this was enough to make him one of the top 20 highest-paid rappers in the world at the time. During the same time span, he reportedly got 3.5 billion streaming views and 76 live shows worldwide.