Jay Wayne Jenkins, known popularly by stage name Young Jeezy, is a popular American rapper artist. He is also the member of American Hip Hop group USDA (United Streets Dopeboyz of America). Earlier, he used to be a member of the BMF (Black Mafia Family). Young Jeezy began his career as a rapper independently in the year 2001. Soon, he joined a band by the name BOYZ N DA HOOD in the year 2005.Young Jeezy has performed with several notable artists like Rihanna, Usher, Akon, and Christina Milian.Young Jeezy has received several awards from the music industry as a Hip Hop artist over the years. He was the winner of prestigious Grammy Awards for three consecutive years, 2009-11.
The Net worth of Young Jeezy is around $15 million. Besides his music albums, a good share of his wealth also comes from endorsements. The rapper recently got endorsed with popular footwear brand ADIDAS for a whooping $10 million for a three year contract. The rapper has also been endorsing popular clothing brands Celio and Levi Strauss for $7 million and $ 5 million respectively.
Young Jeezy is known for his super cool lifestyle and heavy spending. The rapper has a strong fascination for cars. He recently bought a black Ferrari California. The stylish vehicle was further modified as per the rapper's taste and liking. The overall cost was around $ 220,000. Oh yes, Young Jeezy is not only known for his love for cars and lavish lifestyle. Forget about his love for jewelry items (he wears a 1 million USD platinum chain), the rapper is involved with several social services and philanthropic activities. He has been involved with a couple of charitable organizations. These are National Lighthouse Foundation and Hip Hop Summit Action Network. He has been a regular fund raiser for these charitable institutes.
Young Jeezy was born as Jay Wayne Jenkins in the year 1977. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, the family shifted soon to Atlanta, Georgia. Young Jeezy experienced a troubled childhood ever since his parents got separated when he was a toddler. His custody kept shifting from one family member to another. In a recent interview (XXL magazine), he mentioned his childhood to be totally "empty". During the early part of 90s era, he became a member of the deadly BMF, thus dealing with drug and narcotics possession and supplying activities. As a result of this, he had to spent almost 9 months in Youth Challenge Academy, Georgia in the year 1994. He was only 17 years old during that time. He started his career in the music industry in the year 2001. For the next three years, he kept working as an independent rapper cum song writer. His first major breakthrough came in the year 2005 with the release of Album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. The hit single, Soul Survivor (featuring Akon), got listed in the US TOP TEN HIT SINGLES. On March 2011, the rapper was arrested because of alleged shooting activity in the Miami Beach, Florida. He was charged of carrying firearms without being able to show proper licence. Young Jeezy has been a three time Grammy award winner, from year 2009 till 2011.