Tyler Gregory Okonma is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director who is professionally known as Tyler, the Creator.
He rose to prominence as the co-founder and de facto leader of the alternative hip hop group Odd Future. He has produced and performed on for nearly every Odd Future release. Tyler released his debut solo mixtape titled Bastard in 2009. Since then, he has five studio albums to date with hit songs like Yonkers, She, Earfquake, and several more.
What Is The Net Worth Of Tyler, the Creator?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tyler is estimated at around $16 million as of early 2020. Okonma makes his million-dollar fortune from his successful multiple careers as a rapper, singer, and record producer.
Besides, he also pockets some decent amount of cash from his endorsements with big brands like Converse, Mountain Dew, and many more.
The 30-year-old singer-songwriter has over 2.33 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel, which he established on 1st October 2016. As per Social Blade, Tyler earns around $2.5k – $39.7k per month to $29.7k – $475.8k annually from his channel.
How Did He Begin His Journey In the Music Industry?
At the initial stage of his career, Tyler worked at FedEx for about two weeks and at Starbucks for over two years.
He later co-founded the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future in 2007 along with Hodgy Beats, Casey Veggies, and Left Brain. In November 2008, the group released their debut mixtape entitled the Odd Future Tape and was ranked 32nd on Pitchfork Media’s list of the Top Albums of 2010.
On 25th December 2009, Tyler released his first solo mixtape called Bastard with songs like Seven, Blow, Parade, VCR Wheels, Sarah, and many more.
On 11th February 2011, he released the music video Yonkers which gained attention from several online media outlets. He also won Best New Artist for Yonkers at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
The same year, he and Odd Future were signed to Red Distribution/Sony. He released his debut album titled Goblin on 10th May 2011 with hit singles like Yonkers and She. The album received positive reviews from critics and peaked at no.5 on the US Billboard 200.
His second album Wolf was released on 2nd April 2013 by Odd Future Records and RED Distribution under Sony Music Entertainment.
As of 2019, Tyler has released five studio albums altogether. Here is a list of few of his record sales and earnings from them:
|2005||I’m a Hustla||$117,000|
|2007||B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story||$75,000|
|2012||The Of Tape Vol. 2||$94,000|
His most recent album Igor was released on 17th May 2019 via A Boy is a Gun and Columbia Records.
The album gained widespread acclaim from critics and debuted at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, becoming his first US number-one album. Moreover, the album won Best Rap Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.
Biography And Personal Details Of Tyler
Tyler Gregory Okonma was born on 6th March 1991 in Ladera Heights, California, the United States of America. He holds the American nationality and has mixed (Nigerian & Afro-American) ancestry.
During his school life, Tyler went to 12 different schools in Los Angeles and Sacramento areas, including Hawthorne High School.
Is Tyler Really Dating Jaden Smith?
After Okonma won the Grammy Award for the Best Rap Album, Smith took to Twitter and gave him a shout-out.
Similarly, during the 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw Festival, Smith paused his performance and told the crowd that he and Tyler were dating. At that moment, Tyler was watching him from the audience.
During an interview with Beats 1 Radio in November, Jaden said,
“I recently said that Tyler, the Creator is my boyfriend, and that’s true,”.
He also added: “So, just so you know.”
The alleged couple, however, has not officially addressed their relationship.