Manifested in his nickname, Michael Williams quite literally made it.

The producer, known professionally as Mike Will Made-It, started his career in Atlanta’s underground. His journey led him to work on hits like Rihanna’s “Pour It Up,” Beyoncé’s “Formation,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.”

In 2013, he took greater control by launching Ear Drummer Records and signed the label to Interscope Records. The label birthed the Hip-Hop duo Rae Sremmurd, and he helped produce their singles “No Flex Zone” and “Black Beatles.”

Today, Mike Will Made-It can see how he “made it” from his earnings. He estimates he’s made $40 million within the last two years thanks to his music production catalog and publishing fees, notes Forbes.

“I’m great,” Mike Will Made-It told Forbes. “I’m in a position I never imagined.”

With his multi-million-dollar fortune, he has invested in Atlanta, Georgia, real estate. In 2017, he opened The Wxllxm Culture Center after purchasing a warehouse located on Joseph Lowery NW Boulevard. Next door, he made another purchase for a 10,000-square-foot property.
He estimates that, so far, he’s invested $10 million to revamp The Wxllxm and another $20 million for his other real estate projects, per Forbes.
Looking ahead, he told Forbes he hopes to have enough money to someday build a commercial building with condos and a music studio. But it’s all down to “finding the right partners that want to invest.”

“I’m watching the neighborhood around me develop and turn into something different,” Mike Will Made-It told Forbes. “It’s a different hunger. Create a platform and give back but continue to build on the legacy.”