6IX9INE aka Tekashi69 Net Worth
6IX9INE net worth: 6IX9INE, also known as Tekashi69, is an American rapper, social media personality and convicted felon. As of this writing, Tekashi69 has a net worth of $6 million.
Tekashi69 was born Daniel Hernandez in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York on May 8, 1996. Tekashi69 released his debut mixtape Day69 in 2018. His debut single “Gummo” reached #6 on the US Rap chart, #7 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold. 6IX9INE’s single “Kooda” was also certified Gold and reached #29 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. His single “Keke” (with Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie) reached #20 on the US Rap chart, #22 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and #43 on the Billboard Hot 100. After his father was killed Tekashi69 ended up selling marijuana to help out his mother financially. He became an internet meme after an Instagram post in 2017 featuring his rainbow hair and grill and tattoos of the number 69.
Reported Record Deals: 6IX9INE has used social media to brag about several different record and management deals. In January 2018, he claimed (in a now-deleted Instagram post) that he had signed a $7.5 million record deal. A month later he claimed to have signed a $15 million management deal with Birdman’s RICHGANG company. About a month later he claimed to have signed a $4.9 million deal to endorse a headphone company. According to several record industry insiders we reached out to, there’s no evidence that any of these deals are remotely real.
$10 Million Deal: In October 2019, Tekashi signed a confirmed record deal with record company 10K Projects. The deal is reportedly worth at least $10 million and will involve two future albums, one in English and one in Spanish.
Legal issues: Tekashi69 has been arrested on a number of occasions. In 2015 he pleaded guilty to a felony count of using a child in a sexual performance. He was given three years probation and did not have to register as a sex offender as long as he refrained from posting sexually explicit images online and obtained his GED. He ultimately failed his GED test. In July 2018 he was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to an incident where he allegedly choked someone at a mall in Houston.
In 2018 he was arrested on weapons, drugs and racketeering charges. To avoid what could have been a 47-year prison sentence he agreed to testify against a group of Nine Trey Bloods gang members. He testified over several days in September 2019. He testified that the Nine Trey Bloods Gang allowed him to essentially pretend to be a member as long as he bankrolled the group. He also testified that after the release of the song “Gummo”, he began earning an average of $60,000 per month from YouTube royalties and live performance fees.
In December 2019 he entered a guilty plea as part of his arranged deal with government prosecutors.
For his cooperation, the judge ultimately ordered Tekashi to serve just 13 months. The defendants he testified against are facing life sentences.
On March 22, 2020 he requested to be released early due to the COVID-19 virus that was spreading wildly throughout the prison system. The government did not object and he was released on April 2. He had been scheduled for release in August, 2020.
Release: On May 8, Tekashi released his new song “Gooba” and an accompanying music video. The video quickly shattered the record for biggest 24-hour debut for a hip-hop video on YouTube. Within 24 hours the video had 40 million views. The previous one-day hip-hop record of 38 million was set by Eminem in 2018 for his song “Killshot”.
Within a week “Gooba” had broken 150 million views.
That same day, May 8, Tekashi69 hosted an Instagram live. More than 2 million people tuned-in simultaneously, shattering the Instagram live record by more than 1.7 million.
Between YouTube ad revenue, Spotify royalties and other sources of income, Tekashi publicly claimed that he had earned $2 million off “Gooba” alone in under a week. He also announced his intention to donate 10% of the profits to charity.