Zaytoven is a well-known American producer and DJ who is recognized for his collaboration with many artists in the United States. He has also worked as part of the independent films like All Mine, Weed Man, Confessions of a Thug, Birds of A feather and Finesse the Movie. Besides being a talented producer and DJ, he is also a gifted actor. Now let’s have a close look at Zaytoven’s net worth in 2018.
Zaytoven Early Life
Zaytoven was born on January 12, 1980, as Xavier L. Dotson in Frankfurt, German. He, therefore, experienced his childhood in German. His father was a preacher, and his mother was a choir director. They later moved from Frankfurt, German to San Francisco, California when he was still young.
He grew together with his three siblings in San Francisco. He attended Galileo academy of science and technology high school. Zaytoven developed an interest in music from his early age. The profession of his father and mother provided him exposure to music. He participated in church bands. However, his parents never gave him any support to better his passion, especially in his early years.
After high school in 1999, Zaytoven moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he joined a barber school. His skills in hair cutting assisted him to hook up with Gucci Mane, a rapper.
Zaytoven is married to Stephanie, and together they have two children.
Zaytoven started his career after meeting Gucci Mane in barber school where he was studying. He seized the opportunity and formed a good relationship which helped him in his music career. Working together with Gucci Mane they released a hit single, “So Icy” that featured Young Jeezy.
It never took long before “So Icy” reached position 23 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks. It boosted Zaytoven’s morale. He continued to hone his skills, and still maintaining his work as a barber. He started working from his home studio.
By mid-2000 he had many credits to his name as a producer and in 2008; Zaytoven featured in EA Sports Center- Gucci Mane’s mixed tape. It was his first major feature. Ultimately it gave him considerable exposure that he needed to advance his career.
In 2009 he was involved in a few projects. He contributed to the production of a mix-tape Trap Boy, Zay Town, and Free Gucci. He also participated in the production of Back 2 Bizness by Yung Ralph and Don’t Feed the Animals by Gorilla Zoe.
Between 2011 and 2014 Zaytoven contributed to the production of; The Return of Mr. Zone 6, The Pink Print, Trap Back, No Label 2, Bossalinis & Fooliyones and Money Don’t Sleep.
In 2015 Zaytoven produced nine hip-hop songs. Additionally, he featured on Future’s mix-tape- Beast Mode.
In 2016 he worked with Shanell, Young Duo and Gucci Mane on the tapes, 88 Keys, Boot Me Up and Mama’s Basement, respectively. He also worked as a producer on seven albums in the same year.
Awards & Achievements
Gucci Mane propelled Zaytoven to the world of fame. Since then he has produced many songs both as a musician and a producer. Also, he received a Grammy Award for his contribution to Usher’s, Raymond vs. Raymond.
Net Worth of Zaytoven
Zaytoven has an estimated net worth of $300 thousand. Considering his contribution in the last decade, it is reasonable to believe that most of his earnings come from his work as a producer. In addition to his music career, Zayton has also acted on many occasions.
As a musician, Zaytoven earns a considerable sum from the many live shows he puts across the United States and neighboring Canada. His booking fee for the live shows yields thousands of dollars.
His official YouTube account he opened in 2008, has more than 108,000 subscribers and more than 30,000,000 video views from all his videos. He, therefore, receives a hefty sum from the Google ads. Similarly, his official sound cloud page is capable of earning him revenue from the advertisements played during streams.
Zaytoven is considered one of the best pianist, DJ, and producer. He maintains and increases his fan base by keeping off controversies. Despite the many challenges in the music industry, he has remained steadfast in nurturing his career.