|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Birthday:||Jul 27, 1985|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Height:||6.3 feet (193cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
Adolph Thornton, Jr., also known by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper who rose to fame in 2016 after releasing his debut album, “King of Memphis”. Considered to be one of the most influential musicians who revived the Memphis hip-hop and rap industry, the Memphis-based rapper managed to make his way to success from rugs to riches having $4 million estimated net worth as of 2021.
How Did Young Dolph Become Rich?
Young Dolph was born on the 11th of August, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, but shortly after his birth, his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Unlike other young kids, Young Dolph got through a rough childhood with his parents reportedly smoking crack and abandoning him and his siblings. Fortunately, Thornton , along with his four siblings, was raised by his grandmother, and as his guardian most of his life, he developed a strong attachment with his grandmother. When she died in 2008 due to lung cancer, Thornton was devastated. This saddening moment of his life made him write songs and make music out of his grief and frustration.
After completing high school, Thornton started to focus on his music career instead of pursuing a college degree. Soon after being introduced to various local rappers by his cousins, he released his first mixtape entitled “Paper Route Campaign” and received remarkable and positive feedback from rap enthusiasts. The success of his first mixtape encouraged him to make music more which led to the creation of his other mixtapes like “A Time 2 Kill”, “Felix Brothers”, “High-Class Street Music”, “Blue Magic” and “South Memphis Kingpin”. He then was featured in O.T. Genasis’ “Cut It” in 2015. The song reached 35th place on the Billboard Hot 100.
With such a huge and steady progress, in 2016, Thornton was inspired to release his first-ever studio album called “King of Memphis” which includes some of his famous songs like “Royalty”, “USA” and “Let Me See It”. His debut album received a wave of praises and positivity from both enthusiasts and critics. It reached 49th position on the US Billboard 200. He also released another album in the same year entitled “Rich Crack Baby” which only reached 132nd place on the charts.
In 2017, he released his second album entitled “Bulletproof” which beat his previous album landing in 36th place on the US Billboard 200. Some of the popular songs in this album are “I Pray for My Enemies” and “100 Shots”. He made another success with the release of his third album which is “Thinking Out Loud” which reached the 16th position on the US Billboard 200. Young Dolph continued to release more albums like “Gelato” which made its way to the 54th position of the charts.
In 2018, he released his sixth album, “Role Model” and made its way to the 15th spot of the US Billboard 200 and, eventually, became his highest-charting album to date. Before the release of this successful album, Thornton reported signed a multi-million-dollar partnership with Empire Distribution, an American distribution company and record label.
Two years later, in 2020, he released his seventh album, “Rich Slave” which created a huge buzz for addressing relevant issues like racism and inequality in the USA.
In 2021, Young Dolph and Key Glock reunited with the release of “Dum and Dummer 2” after their first collaboration in 2019.
Starting as early as 20 years old, Thornton’s career has been a stable smash of charts and gradual progress. As of this writing, he now owns his own record label company, official merchandise, and a huge social media following. At 36 years old, Thornton is expected to make more and inspire young rappers to dream big and aim high.
What Is Young Dolph Net Worth?
As of 2021, Young Dolph has a net worth of about $4 million according to Forbes.
The majority of his wealth is generated from his albums and mixtapes and his record studio company, Paper Route EMPIRE. He earns from his tours and shows that costs around $30,000 per performance.
He also recently made his way to social media through his YouTube account that has more than 1.4 million subscribers and over a billion total views as of 2021. According to Social Blade, his channel earns up to $1.2 million annually. The rapper also owns an Instagram account that has 4.3 million followers and a Twitter account that has more than 800,000 followers as of 2021.
Young Dolph also has his official merchandise of products like caps, shirts, hoodies and such.
How Young Dolph Spends His Money?
With the success of his music career and after rising from his tough childhood, Thornton deserves the luxury in life, and as a man, there is no doubt that cars and accessories are the apples of his eyes.
Young Dolph owns several luxurious cars like Ferrari, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, Rolls Royce Wraith, and Bentley. Along with his collection is the bulletproof SUV which proved to be effective when he was involved in a shooting incident in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2017, he survived almost a hundred shots fired onto him inside his bulletproof SUV. It was reported that this was caused by Yo Gotti, with whom Thornton was having a huge rivalry, but it was not confirmed.
In 2019, he got involved again in an incident when burglars smashed the window of his G-Wagon and stole items like a watch, electronics, jewelry and cash worth over $500,000. A huge portion of the items stolen were accessories or pieces of jewelry like Richard Mille watch worth $230,000, Patek Philippe worth $85,000, diamond chains worth $84,000 and a Cartier sunglass worth $24,700.
With such fame and fortune, it was inevitable for Thornton to get involved in these serious accidents and crimes. Fortunately, he had not faced any serious injuries from these incidents.
- Thornton nearly died in a car accident in 2008 when he was 23 years old.
- In 2017, he was critically shot to the ground and underwent emergency surgery after an argument with three men that were linked to Yo Gotti, an American rapper with whom he refused to sign a deal.
- Young Dolph is currently in a relationship with Mia Jaye and they have a daughter, but he has a son with his past relationship.