Kevin Gates

From the start of the genre rap, it is mostly used to explain the story of one’s personal life. Kevin Gates’s net worth is increasing with time, not because of his song but also the popularity and fan base.

The hardworking artist claims that he has seen everything growing up in the street, and his fans also take his song as a motivator to struggle with daily life. The story of the artist is something to know about. So, let’s hang tight till the end to know more.

Kevin Gates childhood
Kevin Gates

Before directly entering into the topic, let’s know some quick facts!

Kevin Gates: Quick Facts

Full Name Kevin Jerome Gilyard
Net Worth $1 Million
Date of Birth 1986 /02 /05
Nickname Kevin Gates
Marital Status Married
Birthplace Lousiana
Height 6’2″
Profession Rapper, singer, Entrepreneur
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Eye colour Dark Brown
Hair colour Black
Weight 94kgs
Children 2
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube
Birth Sign Aquarius
Wife Dreka Gates
Married on October 17, 2015
Mother Martha Gates

Kevin Gates Net worth

Kevin Gates’s net worth is roughly estimated to be $1 million. The artist has a good fan base. The net worth accumulated is, however, due to the songs recorded and tours as well.

The start to the top began in 2007 when the artist started with the album pick up da litter. The success and the stardom began from his first album, and it went even higher when one of his albums was ranked 1 in ‘Billboard.’


Kevin gates were born as Kevin Jerome Gilyard in Lousiana on February 5, 1986. The rapper was born in the streets and grew in high poverty.

Kevin is the oldest child, and he has 2 siblings. One of the reasons for having a good relationship with his siblings was the father’s illness. The artist’s father died when he was 17 years old, and he became the head of the family. The name of the mother is Martha Gates.

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The relationship of the artist with law and jails is very good. For the first time at the age of 13, he went to jail for reckless driving. In 2003 he again went jail for stabbing his opponent in front of the theatre.

The artist fell in love with the music at the age of 14 and was good in school as well. Kevin started to miss schools in order to music as well.  The condition in the locality where Kevin grew was absolutely poor, and stealing to feed the stomach was a common thing.


One of the good things that happened to the rapper as he started his carer in 2007 alongside Lil Boosie. It was one of the better times for the raper of rogue baton because the opportunities came around for most of the people living around.

Kevin’s first mixtape, Pick da litter that came along in 2007, and the artist featuring in it were  Lil Boosie and Webbie. The second mixtape was All or Nuthin, which highly focused upon his real-life stories and did work well.

Get in the way was one of the breakout songs that made him popular among the fans. The sad news came through in 2008 when the rapper was sentenced to 2 years reason being drug possession and the illegal firearm as well.

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The dedication of the artist was so good that he earned a degree in psychology when in jail and also got out early due to good behaviour.  After the stint in jail was over, the songwriter came together with Pusha T and made songs like Trust you and featured in Hustle’s song all day.

Rise to Prominence

The mixtape started to come through a lot after the jail time was over, namely Make em believe. This was the mixtape that came through to Lil Wayne’s respect, and the signing with the records was a blessing in disguise.

The artist was made for his own, so he started his own music label naming it the Breadwinners association. The first output in 2013 was the Luca Brasi Story. The artist signed with the Atlantic music company and released out the first mixtape, Stranger than fiction. The result of the success was a tour organization with the same name. The returning from the tour saw him in jail for violating the parole.

In the spring of 2014, a new mixtape came to fans naming By all means, which was free on iTunes.

The entrepreneurial mind made a fruit drink that was named I don’t get tired, which also was used to promote his new album Luca Brasi 2, which had a single in it with the same name.

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In 2016 the first studio album of the talented artist came with the name Islah which means to make better. It was a hit, and the sales number was 100,000 copies in 10 days.

Personal life

Kevin might be a tough man in the face of the law, but on the side of the family issue, the man is good and clean. The rapper supported this dimension by walking down the aisle with Dreka Gates on October 17, 2015.

Kevin gates spouse
Kevin gates and Dreika

The couple together is blessed with 2 kids. The name of the kids is Islah Karen and Khaza Kamil. The name might seem strange, but they have converted to Islam.

Social Media Presence

Facebook– 7.6 million followers

Instagram– 7.5million followers

Youtube– 4.9 million subscribers

Twitter–  1.08 million followers

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