6ix9ine is an American rapper. His music is characterized by an aggressive style of rapping and he has a net worth of $8 million
|Net Worth||8 000 000 $|
|Born||May 8, 1996,
Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S
How much money does Tekashi69 has?
6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, was born on May 9, 1996 in Bushwick (USA). His father comes from Puerto Rico and his mother from Mexico. He grew up under difficult conditions. He never knew his father and his stepfather was murdered when he was 13 years old. In order to support his mother, he started working at a young age and also participated in drug deals. 6ix9ine’s estimated net worth is 8 million dollars.
The life of 6ix9ine and his career
Through a Slovak indie label called FCK THEM, 6ix9ine released his first tracks and music videos in 2014. He already showed his preference for anime in the music videos at that time. For this reason, the rapper is also called Tekashi69.
However, 6ix9ine was not particularly well known. Only his striking “69” face tattoo and his colorful hair caused a big stir for the first time and quickly the rapper even became an Internet meme. For a short time, the rapper was the talk of the town, and Reddit platforms were constantly devoted to the artist.
The attention via the Internet gave him notoriety in the rap scene. At that time, he had already uploaded a few tracks to SoundCloud. This platform is especially popular with young independent artists, as songs can be uploaded at any time without the need for a label. Platform users can listen to and download the songs for free.
Successes with Gummo, Fefe & Dummy Boy
After being considered a top favorite among SoundCloud rappers, the first single was released in October 2017. The track was called Gummo and the rap reached #12 on the singles chart in the US with it. Later, the debut single was certified platinum. With Nicki Minaj, he released the track Fefe in the summer of 2018, gaining attention once again and scoring another hit. With over 8.4 million sales and eight-times platinum, it is his most successful single.
However, after the success, there were downsides again. Due to his incarceration, his management released his second album called Dummy Boy in late November 2018. The album reached #2 in the U.S. and has since sold over a million copies. Unlike his first album Day69, Dummy Boy did not make it to the album charts in Germany. In Austria, however, it reached 30th place.
How rich is 6ix9ine?
In 2018, the rapper’s net worth was of great interest. His lifestyle was never considered frugal and he also worried about his security. During a visit to L.A., the rapper hired security personnel, which resulted in a sum of $100,000 in just ten days.
At his peak, the rapper recorded a large plus. His management alone had probably earned $20 million from 6ix9ine – including album sales, streams, merchandising and performances.
Imprisonment and penalties
Due to his imprisonment (November 18, 2018), it became quiet around him in the meantime and his fortune also shrank somewhat. The lawyer at least disclosed the total assets of 6ix9ine, so that the rapper may still leave prison on bail. However, the court sees flight risk. He is accused of armed robbery and illegal possession of weapons. Up to 47 years in prison would have threatened him in the maximum case, but in the guilty verdict of December 18, 2019, it became “only” 2 years, of which he had already served 13 months. He was initially scheduled to be released at the end of 2020, but with 5 years probation, 300 community service hours, and a $35,000 fine. Due to the Corona pandemic and the rapper was already released early from prison in April 2020 and is allowed to spend the remaining 4 months of his sentence in house arrest with an ankle bracelet. This house arrest was immediately used for an Instagram record, as it was the first Insta live stream in the world, which could record a double-digit million viewers.
The only problem is that the rapper has already received several death threats from his old gang “Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods” for snitching on two gang members. This could mean that he will have to continue to fear for his life.
Income from streams and sales
As with any rapper, music streaming accounts for the bulk of revenue. With twelve million monthly listeners, 6ix9ine is undoubtedly one of the most successful rappers on Spotify. The numbers from other platforms like Apple Music or Deezer are unfortunately not known. Nevertheless, the numbers from his Spotify statistics are impressive.
According to many different magazines, the revenue per Spotify stream is around $0.006 to $0.0084. At one million streams, that would be about $6000 to $8400. Provided that each Spotify listener heard only one song, the rapper comes to a monthly fee of 72,000 to 100,800 dollars.
Calculating an amount of 0.006 dollars, the most popular tracks on Spotify add up to the following amounts:
Fefe: about $2.9 million with 497 million streams
Bebe: about $2.1 million dollars with 351 million streams
Kika: about $1.1 million dollars with 187 million streams
Billy: about $1.1 million dollars with 196 million streams
Mala: about $858,000 dollars with 143 million streams
Nothing is known about the sales figures of physical records. From experience, an artist like 6ix9ine earns about three to four dollars per phonogram. The rest is spent on production, pressing, logistics, management and taxes. With 20,000 sound carriers, however, that would be up to 80,000 dollars. The low number of sales sounds realistic, since streaming clearly dominates, especially in the US.
Earning with own YouTube channel
Through YouTube, it is possible to determine how important and popular an artist is. On YouTube, however, only a few music videos can be found on the official YouTube channel. Yet the views of the individual videos are considerable. In total, it has already generated over 2.5 billion views.
Since no videos were uploaded to YouTube for almost two years during the prison term, the monthly revenue generated by YouTube in the meantime has plummeted. Provided that one calculates the known 1000 dollars per one million clicks, that would have resulted in 52,000 dollars per month. The rapper is not considered advertising-friendly, so there is also less advertising on his videos. The effective revenue since the dismissal is estimated to be around 250,000 dollars per month.
Youtube record with Gooba
The first Youtube upload after his imprisonment from “Gooba” was able to generate over 41 million views in the first 24 hours. It thus replaced the previous Youtube record (38 million views) set by Eminem’s track “Killshot”.