Plies is a hip hop recording artist who is the founder of the Bill Gates Record. He had a successful debut in 2007 with the album ‘The Real Testament’ which had successful singles like ‘Hypnotized’ and ‘Shawty’. He went on to release more albums which were equally successful like ‘Da REAList’, ‘Definition of Real’ and ‘Goon Affiliated’. Let’s find out how much is Plies’s net worth in 2018.
Born as Algernod Lanier Washington in Florida on July 1, 1976, he grew up in the area of Fort Myers and attended Fort Myers Senior High School where he played football and was crowned as Homecoming King and “Best Dressed” student of his class. He then further attended the Miami University with the name Nod Washington and was a wide receiver of the football team from 1995 to 1997.
He got transferred to the University of Central Florida but dropped out. Washington, in 1995, had 9 receptions for 69 yards and in his sophomore year, he had 25 receptions for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the next season, he had 5 receptions for 43 yards.
Plies dated Brandy Lacole, and she gave birth to their son Nijier Lanier Washington in 2003. In 2015, he was rumoured to be dating Angela Yee who is an American radio personality.
After his graduation, Plies initiated his music career with the help of his step-brother and founded the Big Gates Records. He then landed on a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records where he released a lot of mixed tapes. His first album ‘The Real Testament’ was released in 2007 which was a hit with the singles “Hypnotized” and “Shawty” and was also certified as Gold. In 2008, his second album ‘Definition of Real’ got released, and the single ‘Bust It Baby’ was certified as Gold. He went on to release his third album in the same year with the name ‘Da REAList’ which had the hit single ‘Put It On Ya’.
His fourth album ‘Goon Affiliated’ got released in 2010 which made much more success than the previous albums. He also made guest appearances in other music videos which made him highly successful. From 2010, he released many mixtapes which were either dedicated or was a promotional one. His famous single “Rich N*gga Shit’ got released in 2016 which featured Young Dolph and then, his 5th studio album ‘Purple Heart’ got released in 2017.
Awards & Achievements
Plies is a Grammy Award-nominated rapper who released 3 studio albums ‘The Real Testament’, ‘Definition of Real’ and ‘Goon Affiliated’ which are top-five ranking studio albums. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for “Lose My Mind” in 2011. He also got nominated for three BET Hip-Hop awards and also for four Ozone Awards. Plies albums ‘Da REAList’ and ‘Goon Affiliated’ reach #1 on the US Rap Chart and ‘Goon Affiliated’ also reached #1 on the US R&B chart.
Net Worth of Plies
Plies net worth is $16 million where he has made his fortune from onboard performances, album sales, endorsements, appearances in music videos and television, royalties, etc. He also has a luxurious mansion which is valued at $11 million.
Plies has almost two decades of experience in the music industry where his stage name ‘Plies’ comes from a common nickname from his hometown which refers to the wealthy drug dealers. He had told MTV that he prefers his music to have substance rather than just being popular. His fans have a connect to his music because of its meaningful vibe.