Chief Keef Net Worth ($1 Milliion)
How did Chief Keef make his money & wealth?
Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, was born in Chicago in 1995. Keef took to rap at a young age, and it’s said that he began rapping at the age of 5. By the time he was in high school, he amassed a small fan base of teens who were local to Chicago’s South Side community. In December of 2011, a year after Keef had dropped out of high school, he was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon and placed under house arrest. While he was under house arrest, Keef recorded different mixtapes and music videos, posting them to his YouTube channel. The hip-hop world was captivated by the young artist’s image and sound, and they were humored by the fact that this budding star was under house arrest at his grandmother’s house. He was beginning to attract the attention of a lot of people — and these just weren’t kids who he happened to go to school with anymore. He was beginning his transition to the spotlight.
Around this same time, Keef’s song “I Don’t Like” had achieved viral popularity. The song’s music video was uploaded in March of 2012, and by December of 2012, it had gained over 30 million views on YouTube. The song caught the attention of more popular mainstream artists like Kanye West and Big Sean, who remixed the song. By the time Keef’s house arrest had ended, he was one of the biggest, newest names in the game. On December 18, 2012, he released his debut studio album, Finally Rich. The album featured guest artists like Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, and 50 Cent. The album sold 50,000 copies in its first week, and it was mostly positively received by critics. He’s continued to release albums since then, and he was even featured in a track off of Kanye West’s Yeezus album.
True to his gangsta rap persona, Keef ran into a lot of legal issues throughout the duration of his career. Between 2012 and 2013, he was charged with crimes such as probation violation and disorderly conduct, and he has run into multiple legal spats with companies who cite losses due to Keef failing to appear for performances or appearances. His most recent release was Sorry 4 the Weight, a mixtape that Keef put out in February of 2015. His fans have been frustrated with his recent lack of new material, and in March 2016, Keef took to Twitter to announce that he was retiring from the rap game. It’s currently unknown whether or not this claim was serious, but there have been recent leaks of new Chief Keef tracks, so I would take his “announcement” with a grain of salt for now.
Chief Keef Personal Life & FAQs
Is Chief Keef married?
No, Chief Keef isn’t married. Although he has had children with a few different women, he doesn’t seem like he’s willing to be tied down to any one woman any time soon. This is more than understandable when you consider that he’s only twenty years old.
Chief Keef Salary & Annual Earnings in 2015
It’s difficult to determine exactly how much Keef made in 2015, seeing as it wasn’t a particularly active year for him. However, we’re able to ascertain a little bit of information from publicly court documents (from different child support settlements) that claim that the young rapper makes around $200,000 per year, on average.
How much does Chief Keef make per show?
Although this figure obviously fluctuates based upon artist popularity, during his peak, Chief Keef was making between $40,000 and $85,000 per show. It’s worth keeping in mind, though, that Chief Keef is nowhere near as popular today as he was in 2013. Not only that, but that’s a gross sum, and doesn’t include whatever is taken out for travel, crew, and so on.
Where does Chief Keef live? Picture of Chief Keef’s house
Up until 2013, Chief Keef lived in Highland Park, a city just north of downtown Chicago. He was evicted from the property, however, and now he lives in Los Angeles. Keef has posted photos of the mansion, showing off its swimming pool and hot tub. Although he was initially evicted from his place in Highland Park because he failed to pay his rent, Keef claims that his new house in Los Angeles is a more expensive upgrade to his previous residence.
What does Chief Keef drive? Picture of Chief Keef’s car
Chief Keef has been pictured in a variety of different luxury cars, most of which he rents. However, he is known to own a BMW i8 as well as a pair of BMW M6s. The three sports cars, combined, are worth close to $500,000 alone. This is definitely a big step up coming from a kid who grew up with his grandma in high school.
Chief Keef’s Philanthropy
Although Keef’s controversial public image doesn’t make him very well-suited to represent charities, he’s no heartless goon. In July of 2015, one of Chief Keef’s closest friends Marvin Carr was murdered in a violent crime in Chicago. The drive-by shooters, after gunning down Carr, then went on to run over and kill an infant in a stroller. Outraged and deeply affected by the tragedy, Chief Keef founded the Stop the Violence Now Foundation, an organization that dedicated itself to discouraging the spread of violent crime throughout the Chicago area. Keef attempted to hold a charity concert to aid those affected by the crime, and due to warrants that he possessed in Illinois, he was forced to perform through a Hologram. Keef was able to perform a single song before the local police shut him down, claiming that Keef’s music in itself incited violence.