2 Chainz is the living, breathing definition of a “trap-preneur.”
He started out making music in Atlanta, GA and was considered one of the pioneers of the trap music subgenre of Hip-Hop.
And back in 2017, not even he could have predicted that his very regional brand of rap would have hit the pop culture zeitgeist.
“We’re the pop stars. Trap rap is pop now. People’s ears have adjusted to what we have to say and how we say it,” he said to Rolling Stone while remarking how so much of the genre’s parlance — including its distinctive slang — had entered into mainstream colloquialism.
And that, really, is the best legacy that 2 Chainz can leave behind.
While there is no shortage of influential musicians who didn’t get their flowers (or, really, their coins) in their lifetime, the “Duffle Bag Boy” is one of the lucky ones. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his larger-than-life business acumen has earned him a $12 million estimated net worth. And that’s nothing if not impressive.
Let’s take a look at all the ways 2 Chainz “gets that dough.”
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Whether he was known as Tity Boi, 2 Chainz, or his birth name of Tauheed Epps, the rapper certainly knew how to make waves in the music industry. After leaving Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz launched a successful solo career in 2010, where he broke through into the mainstream.
As AfroTech previously reported, 2 Chainz partnered with Oscar-winning rapper Juicy J to invest in a solar company called Heliogen, which has an estimated value of more than $2 billion.
Like many other rappers, 2 Chainz is getting into the business of cannabis. And as AfroTech previously reported, his GAS Cannabis partnered with a tech platform that is known as DTC to increase its delivery capabilities, especially as cannabis continues to be legalized.
2 Chainz has invested a lot of money in real estate. According to Architectural Digest, he purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills in 2016 for $2.5 million.
In March 2022, 2 Chainz purchased a Los Angeles home for $3.75 million, according to a different Architectural Digest report.
Prior to doing it big in Los Angeles, though, 2 Chainz purchased a property in Palmetto, GA, on foreclosure. According to The Drop FM, he paid just a hair over $500,000 for the foreclosed property, upon which he built his dream home.
Possible Venture Firm
He’s been ‘ridin’ round and gettin’ it’ for so long that 2 Chainz (perhaps correctly) figured that he may as well help others get it, too.
As AfroTech previously reported, the rapper-turned businessman is exploring the possibility of starting his own venture capital firm, especially after seeing the success of other celebrities such as Snoop Dogg with their own venture firms.