Yelawolf also known as Michael Wayne Atha which is his birth name is an American Rapper who is best known for his album “Radioactive”. Let’s find out more about how much is Yelawolf’s net worth in 2018.
Yelawolf Early Life
Yelawolf was born on 30th December 1979 in Gadsden situated in Alabama. His mother was only 15 years old when she gave birth to him. He idolizes his mom a lot and often called her a rock star. He spent a long part of his childhood in Antioch situated in Tennessee but for the major part of his childhood, they traveled a lot. He first became fond of the hip-hop while he was studying at the Carter Lawrence Elementary School located in Nashville.
Yelawolf is currently single as per the sources but he was once married to Sonora Rosario and has 3 children with her. He then was engaged to Fefe Dobson but in 2016, the couple broke up.
Yelawolf Career, Awards & Achievement
The first album with an independent release of Yelawolf was “Creekwater” in 2005. In 2007 his other famous single launched in the name of “Kickin” by Sony BMG. The underground rapping is his mainstay so he started doing that and build a great fan base for himself. The rapper signed himself as one of the family of artists in Eminem’s Shady Label and it was seen coming when he had an appearance on Friday Night at St Andrews, an album by Bizarre.
The signing was done in 2011 and at the end of that year, Yelawolf was there with his debut album “Radioactive”. The production of the album was handled by Jim Jonsin, Diplo, and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and it had many guest shots like Eminem, Lil Jon, Kid Rock and Gangsta Boo. The album was a huge hit and after a year of its release, he partnered with blink-182, the drummer Travis Barker, and Psycho White.
People saw the preview of his album “Love Story” on his 2013 tour with Hopsin but it took 2 more years and it was released in 2015 due to some problems like going on a tour with DJ Paul and also Shady was celebrating the anniversary on completion of 15 years.
After the release of Love, Story Yelawolf did some fantastic singles reuniting with Travis Barker. The first of the singles was “Out of Control” and the singles following it are “Daylight”, “Shadows”, and “Row Your Boat”. Barker along with rapper Juicy J featured in a single of his “Punk”.
Yelawolf has now his own record label named Slumerican. He had worked with great names in the music industry like Ed Sheeran, Eminem, and Travis Barker. He is signed to Shady Records by Eminem at present.
Awards & Achievements
Till now not much can be said in this section but as he is only 37 years of age he still has a long way to go. He got nominated for MTV U Woodie Award in 2011.
Net Worth of Yelawolf
The American rapper has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He gets his wealth not only from rapping and the albums but he gets money from stock investments, property holdings, and endorsements too. He also owns restaurants and has launched his own brand of Vodka. He has a fashion line in his name called the Yelawolf Seduction.
He earned $65,000 for his album Love Story, $2,10,000 from album Trunk Muzik 0-60 and $2,08,000 from album Radioactive. Annually he earns $5, 00,000.
Nowadays Yelawolf is busy in his upcoming album Trial by Fire which will be coming soon. He has still a lot of work coming and we can hope that he keeps us entertaining as he does all the time in future too.