Young Buck is a famous American rapper who He is a former member of the Hip-hop group ‘UTP Playas’ and ‘G-Unit’. Young Buck is also an actor and producer and owes his own record label. Let’s find out more about how much is Young Buck’s net worth in 2018.
Young Buck Early Life
Daniel Darnel Brown, known popularly by his stage name “Young Buck” was born on March 15, 1981, in Nashville, Tennessee. He had a friend named ‘Clay Cole’, who was very good at rapping and Brown was always jealous of his friend’s talent. So, he decided that he’ll practice and will become a better rapper than his friend. His only aim was to beat his friend Clay Cole on the rap stage.
Apart from his music career, Young Buck has been famous for many controversies. He was shot multiple times at his home in Nashville during a home invasion. The people who attacked him were searching for narcotics. The life-threatening injury that Buck suffered was horrible and needed a blood transfusion to recover from it.
Also, there was another attack on him, an early morning a vehicle targeted Buck in a drive-by shooting. Luckily, Buck was not present in his vehicle, which was slammed numerous times and there was an open shooting on Buck’s Chevrolet. After the incident, Buck announced his safety through social media and said: “all the incidents that are happening to him, is making him a better person”.
Young Buck was sentenced to 18 months in prison on weapon charges. He was also arrested for threatening his ex-girlfriend at her apartment. He went to her house, knocked her main door and threatened to burn down her apartment. But was released soon on bail.
Currently, Young Buck is single. He has dated few ladies and was once married. He tied the nuptial knot with his longtime girlfriend, Tanee McCall. Together, the couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter. But due to Young Buck’s violent background and also their personal differences, the couple split up and got divorced.
Young Buck Career
At a very young age of fourteen, Young Buck was given an opportunity to perform for Brian “Baby” Williams for the first time. Soon after that, he went on a world tour with Birdman and together they did a couple of shows. The shows were going well for him, but Buck was not happy. In spite of being signed by the record ‘Cash Money Records’, he never appeared in an album and also, never released his own single.
After several years of being on and off with the ‘Cash Money Records’, Young Buck and rapper ‘Juvenile’ decided to leave the record. Young Buck then joined the Juvenile’s record label ‘UTP Records’ and also became part of the rap group ‘UTP Playas’. This was the turning point of his career; soon after joining the record, he released his debut album ‘Straight Outta Cashville’.
Young Buck’s debut album did good on the global chart, and he also received the ‘Platinum’ status for the same. Commercially, the album was hit and earned the record and Young Buck a hefty income. One of the major turning points of his career came when, he met rapper ’50 Cent’ in New York, who offered him a position in his rap group ‘G-Unit’. He then signed with another record ‘Interscope Records’ and continued to release his album with UTP Records.
In collaboration with G-Unit, he released an album called ‘Beg For Mercy’. The album was a hit and received double platinum status. After gaining a lot of popularity with ‘G-Unit’, he left ‘UTP Records’ and released another collaboration album called ‘Get Rich or Die Trying’. After releasing few album with ‘G-Unit’ and ’50 Cent’, he was involved in a fight with ’50 Cent’ and left ‘G-Unit’. He then released several tracks against ’50 Cent’.
After getting fired from the ‘G-Unit’, he started facing financial problems. But in 2012, Young Buck claimed that he had resolved the issues with ’50 Cent’.
Awards & Achievements
The talented and hard-working rapper from Nashville, Young Buck had several ‘Platinum’ status album to his name. But, the rapper hasn’t won any major awards in his career. He was nominated for a quite a few awards in his life, including BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, etc.
Net Worth of Young Buck
The estimated net worth of Young Buck is approximately $150 thousand. In 2010, Young Buck filed for bankruptcy, shortly after IRS raided his home. He was forced to sell his real estate worth roughly $650 thousand to pay the due taxes. Also, a public auction had been held at his estate to sell his collection.
When he was a kid, Young Buck had a dream of being better than his friend at rapping, and he did achieve his goal by being one of the successful rappers. But, he was always involved in controversies. He has been shot, arrested on a couple of occasions and also, filed bankruptcy to pay the due taxes. Recently after resolving issues with ’50 Cent’, Young Buck is on his path to recovery.