Kevin Gates Net Worth 2019: Quotes, Age, Kids, Wife, YouTube, Jail

What’s Kevin Gates net worth as at 2019 in a nutshell?

Kevin Gates net worth as at 2019 was roughly estimated to be about $1 million. The 33-year-old America’s rapper and hip-hop artist has over 4 million subscribers on YouTube. He lives happily with his wife Derek and two kids.


One of Americans finest rapper and singer; Kevin Jerome Gilyard popularly known as Kevin Gates is from Louisiana. His career started in 2005 when he began to gain recognition. He was signed to the Dead Game Records Label. And in 2007 Kevin Gates released his first album. The name of his first album was titled Pick of Da Litter.

After looking at a glimpse of Kevin Gates at his early stage and comparing him to the Kevin Gates as of 2019, there is a big difference. In 2019, Kevin Gates popularity has spread so wide that his net worth was not less than $1 million.

Who is Kevin Gates?

Who is Kevin Gates, you asked? Kevin Gates is a singer and a rapper. One of American’s most elegant and talented hip-hop musician. He is also a songwriter and entrepreneur. He was born on the 5th of February 1986 in Louisiana. So currently, Kevin Gates is 33 years Old. His story didn’t just end in Louisiana, although Kevin Gates grew up in Louisiana with his family.

After a while, his family moved from Louisiana to Baton Rouge. When Kevin Gates clocked 17 years old, he schooled briefly at Baton Rouge Community College. Just an added info, Kevin Gates has a Puerto Rican and African-American ancestry.

Kevin Gates Official YouTube Channel

Catch up with all the gist and discussion about Kevin Gates on his official YouTube channel. Kevin Gates has about 4,961,476 subscribers on YouTube. You can decide to join the league of subscribers and be up to date. As an artist, you need to know who you are, and what vision you have for yourself. Kevin Gates certainly knows what he wants. To know more about who Kevin Gates is, and what he is up to, subscribe to his channel.

Kevin Gate House

The legend Kevin Gates is based in Los Angeles. He lives with his wife Dreka and children. Dreka is Kevin Gates longtime girlfriend, who eventually became his wife. They got married in October 2015. Dreka has two beautiful children for Kevin Gates; Islah and Khaza. Although in an interview with Kevin Gates in 2013, he hinted interviewers that he has other children from other women.

In the interview, Kevin Gates said, “I got some children. I’m close to them. I lay in the bed with them, hold them, love on them. It doesn’t make sense to say (how many kids I have). Not in a bad way, but it is not like the public will ever get to see children, and if they do see them, they are not going to know.” From his statement, he wasn’t directly saying he has children outside, and he wasn’t saying he has them. Kevin Gates is a Muslim, and he practices it with his wife. In 2016 he and his wife went to Mecca for Hajj.

The career of Kevin Gates

Let us take a quick peek at the career life of Kevin Gates now. We shall begin from his early career years till when he became the Kevin Gates, we all know today.

2007 – 2012: Setbacks, Early Career, and Young Money

It was in 2007 Kevin Gates begun his singing career. He started with the Label Dead Game Records. As at the period Kevin Gates started, that is in the mid-2000s his career blossom with other Baton Rouge native. Webbie, Boosie Badazz and Kevin Gates featured in his first mixtape, Pick of Da Litter back in 2007.

In 2008 he released another mixtape he called All or Nuthin. In All or Nuthin, Kevin Gates featured what he referred to as a lot of true stories, and a lot of pain. In still that 2008, Webbie, and Boosie Badazz were both incarcerated, which put a halt to Kevin Gates career for a while. Still, during that period, Kevin Gates went to prison for 31 months. His prison days were between 2008 and 2011. While he was in prison, he got a master’s degree. He studied physiology in a prison program. In the end, he was released from prison because of good behavior.

After he was released from prison, he started pursuing his music career again. In 2012, Kevin Gates got a lot of buzz form one of his mixtapes, Make ‘Em Believe. The buzz was so loud that it caught the attention of Lil Wayne. Later in 2012, Kevin Gates was signed to Young Money Entertainment – Lil Wayne’s record label.

In no time Kevin Gates was signed to the management section of Young Money Entertainment. Later on, Kevin Gates revealed that it was Birdman that gave him the idea to start up his record label.

2013 – 2014: Mixtape Breakthrough and Atlantic Records

In 2012, Kevin Gates released another mixtape he called, The Luca Brasi Story, courtesy of Bread Winners’ Association. There was a lot of praise about the song. Pitchforks in particularly said the mixtape was an imbue claustrophobic trap bleakness, and it had emotional nakedness, melodic certitude, and emotional nakedness. Rolling stones even named the mixtape Wylie.

Due to the massive success of the mixtape, Kevin Gates was then signed to Atlantic Records. It was in Atlantic Records he released his first significant mixtape on July 2013, Stranger than Fiction. The mixtape was a combination of Kevin’s depression, raging, and jail time as well. The mixtape Stanger than Fiction was Kevin’s first song to be on the billboard 200.

To further publicize the mixtape, Kevin Gates went on a four-week tour in October around America. He called the touch Stranger than Fiction Tour. The tour also featured Don Trip and Starlito. As soon as the tour was over, Kevin Gates found himself in prison for a parole violation. He was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment, but he served for 3 and a half months. After his release in March 2014, he refocused on his music career.

On the 13th of March, 2014, he released a new mixtape By Any Means. The mixtape featured artists like Rico Love, Plies, and 2 Chainz. By Any Means also made it to the billboard 200, and it went as high up to number 17. Later in May 2014, Kevin Gates became a member of the XXL’s Freshmen Class. Kevin Gates also announced in May that there would be a tour for the mixtape By Any Means. The By Any Means tour features Chevy and would take place between the 15th of July till the 30th of August, 2014. Still, in 2014, Kevin Gates started an energy drink business. They produced and the energy drink; I don’t get tired.

2015 – Till Date: Success with “By any Means and I Don’t Get Tired.”

On releasing his 13th mixtape, Luca Brasi 2, Kevin Gates earned third in a row billboard 200 list award. The mixtape Luca Brasi 2 peaked at number 38. In the mixtape, the single I Don’t Get Tired, was I clouded. I Don’t Get Tired, was Kevin’s first ever song to make it to the US billboard hot 100. This was also his first ever song to be certified gold.

From February till March 2015, Kevin Gates embarked on the I Don’t Get Tired tour, where he spent most of his time in the South. Later in October 2015, Kevin Gates announced he would be releasing his debut studio album. He tilted the album Islah, in Arabic means to make better. The album was named after his firstborn daughter. He released other mixtape and songs track after that. And then on the 22nd of September, 2017, Kevin’s spouse Derek released By Any Means 2. And in May 2018, Kevin released the three-song EP Chained to the City.

Career Highlights

2016 Net Worth

  • Islah Debut Album
  • The track “2 phones.”
  • Net worth in 2016 – about $1 million


2017 Net Worth

  • Billboard music award – Top rap album (Islah)
  • iHeartRadio music award – Best hip-hop artist
  • Video to the song “Had To”


2018 Net Worth

  • The track “Really Really.”
  • The track “Change Lanes.”
  • Net worth in 2018 – $1.5 million
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2019 Net Worth


Kevin Gates Best Quotes

“You can find whatever is lost again, except for wasted time. A vision with no action is a dream. Action, it is the hustle, it is the grind, it is persistence.” – Kevin Gates

“Wealth is not by your pocket. But wealth is of the heart. Wealth is of the mind. I live like that. You could offer me a fish to eat today, but teaching me how to fish would feed me forever. That is my philosophy in it all.” – Kevin Gates

“Whatever you choose to do as an individual, as long as it does not affect me, and you are respectful at what you’re doing, I don’t mind what you do. It’s simply because I know I have flaws and I’m not perfect. So, who am I that I should be judgmental.” – Kevin Gates

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