How is The Net Worth of T.I. a Whopping $50m?

What is T.I’s net worth?

Net Worth$50 million
Source Of WealthProfessional Rapper/Actor/Businessman
Date of BirthSeptember 25, 1980
Height5’8 ft / 176 cm
Place of BirthAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Star SignLibra
PartnerTameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle

The Usual Intro

T.I., also known as T.I.P, Rubber Band Man, has come a long way from being a hip-hop and trap music rapper from the local Atlanta scene. He is currently known for his different career adventures, including being a successful entrepreneur, a record label administrator, a producer, an actor, and a reality star.

 T.I. is a man of many trades allowing him to amass a net worth of $50 million.

After signing his first label record deal in 1999, he formed his hip hop group consisting of Mac Boney, AK, C-Rod, and Big Kuntry King.

In 2003, T.I. started his label, Grand Hustle Records, which became home to prominent artists such as Meek Mill, B.o.B., and Travis Scott, among others.

Before the Spotlight

T.I.’s official name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 25, 1980. He is the son of Clifford “Buddy” Harris Sr., who died a while ago from Alzheimer’s, and Violeta Morgan. Although he had both parents, his grandparents raised him, but he would often visit his father.

As a teen, T.I. became interested in hip hop and began rapping at only eight years. He ensured he enrolled in Douglass high school but ended up dropping out.

The Journey to Success

T.I. is a remarkable rapper and a massive name in the music industry. However, his stardom did not start when he got signed to Arista Records in 1999. He made his rapping debut by releasing his first album, “I’m Serious.”

However, the album received little recognition, which led T.I. to get dropped by the record deal. However, it did not dampen him from chasing his dreams as a rapper.

Thus, in 2002, he launched his label, Grand Hustle Records.

Over the next few years, T.I. continued to release approximately ten more albums, 7 of which reached the top 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. One of his albums, “King,” earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album.

Some of his songs, including “What You Know,” won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, and “My Love” with Justin Timberlake won a Grammy Award for Best Rap collaboration. He has also won other awards, including some American Music Awards and B.E.T. Awards.

The Best Moments

Here are some of the best highlights of T.I.’s career:

  • He is the recipient of three Grammy Awards.
  • The song “Whatever You Like” and “Live your Life” became number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • His album “Paper Trail” became the most successful project released in 2008.
  • He ranked as Billboard’s 27th best artist in 2009.

The Private Side

T.I. is more than just a celebrity in society; he is foremost a father. He started his relationship with his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, an Xscape member. The couple wedded on July 30, 2010.

Together they had two sons and one daughter. However, each of them brought a child from their previous relationship. T.I. had two sons with his old flame Lashon Dixon and a daughter with R&B singer Ms. Niko. Tameka had one daughter making them seven in total.

T.I. and Tameka’s relationship has been an uphill battle, including a filed divorce in 2016. However, the couple is working their things out with hopes of reconciliation.

T.I. is no stranger to the legal system. He has been charged with crimes dealing with drugs, weapons, assault, and tax issues that have earned him prison sentences and community service. However, he now strives to live a crime-free life.

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Lessons for Entreprenuers

T.I. inspires many people and has many lessons to teach.

Failure is only temporary.

T.I. may have had a few losses in his career, including a bad first album. However, that did not make him stop doing what he loved. 

Your beginnings do not define your future.

T.I. may have struggled a lot while growing up, but he remained motivated to succeed.

Always sell something.

T.I. believes that the most remarkable thing one can sell is their idea or talent. Thus, anyone with either or both items should cash in on them.

The Unusual Facts

  • He has released ten albums in the history of his career.
  • He is a respected actor who snagged roles in movie hits, including “American Gangster” and “Takers.”
  • He has a hustler mentality that allows him to be a good businessman.
  • He Is a reality Tv star, appearing in shows such as “ T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” and “T.I.’s Road to Redemption.”
  • He talked Joshua Starks out of committing suicide.

Answering Frequent Questions

Read below some common questions asked about T.I.

What skills does T.I. teach people to run businesses and enterprises?

T.I. believes that to run a business, you need to think critically. You have to think outside the box and create a means of living a better life.

What would T.I. be doing if he was not in the entertainment industry?

T.I. has since spoken in many interviews and maintained that he knew there were many other things he would have done, such as robbery, selling drugs, rapping, or understanding the real estate business. However, after weighing all the options, rapping was the only way he could make it work without dying in the streets.

What are some critical ingredients to T.I.’s success and longevity?

T.I. believes a person needs to be interesting enough to entertain their audience. He also believes in being authentic in your craft and ensuring your art brings forth different emotions in your audience.

The Final Remarks

T.I. is a well-established rapper, actor, and producer in the film and entertainment industry and has become a great businessman. T.I. does not believe in failure; he often insists on having a hustle mentality that aids growth.

Although he started from the bottom, his career has been soaring to different heights, allowing him to achieve his excellent status among his fans.

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Asad Elahi

Asad Elahi is a personal finance expert and author with over 5 years of experience in the industry. He has written extensively on topics such as saving, investing, and building wealth, focusing on helping individuals achieve financial independence. His work has been featured in major publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular contributor to financial websites and blogs.