About Young Jeezy
Young Jeezy (real name Jay Wayne Jenkins) is a member of hip-hop band United Streets Dopeboyz of America and a hip-hop artist from the state of Georgia. Jeezy started his career in 2001 as a solo artist, but soon joined Boys N Da Hood, an American Southern gangsta rap group from his hometown. Jeezy achieved his first great success in 2005, when his studio album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 appeared in the market. That’s when Young Jeezy net worth began to grow. This album featured the song recorded with Akon, entitled Soul Survivor.
This record became a real hit in the United States and noticably improved the sales of the whole album. After that Jeezy released two more albums, The Inspiration and The Recession, which both were extremely popular among the younger audience. By this date Jeezy has appeared with such stars like Christina Milian, Akon, Rihanna, Usher and was nominated for Grammy Award four times. Young Jeezy net worth is currently estimated to be $15 million.
Jay was born in Columbia and raised in Georgia. His parents got divorced when he was still a child, thus in his early life Jeezy constantly moved between his mother’s and father’s places never being able to settle down and accustom.
As Jeezy has later revealed, this constant moving made him feel lonely as a child. Maybe it was this loneliness that has impelled Jeezy to start making his own music. He released his first album entitled Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.) in 2001 using a stage name Lil J. Some of the tracks in the album were recorded with a help of a famous producer Lil Jon and featured such stars like Fidank or Freddy J. The sales from this album added a solid sum to Young Jeezy net worth.
In 2003 his second independent album Come shop wit Me was released. The album was noticed by the producers of Bad Boy Records and won Jeezy a contract with this company. Soon after that Jay decided to make a break from his career as an independent hip-hop artist and joined the group Boys N Da Hood.
In 2005 Boys N Da Hood released their debut album. It became extremely popular in the US and was ranked 5th on Billboard 200. The sales of this album added to Young jezzy net worth. 2004 Jeezy met Shakir Stewart, vice president of Def Jam Records and Antonio M. “L.A.” Reid, another record producer and executive. At that moment various famous recording companies were after the signature of young Jeezy, but he decided to work with those two men. It looks like it was the smartest decision Jeezy has ever made. After that his career got on the fast track, eventually leading him to the current fame and fortunes.