Last Updated: July 17, 2023
Richest CelebritiesRappers
Net Worth:
$16 Million
Date of Birth:
Oct 22, 1992 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:
London, England
Rapper, songwriter, record producer
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What is 21 Savage's net worth?

21 Savage is an American hip hop recording artist who has a net worth of $16 million. 21 Savage is a popular rap star who at times has been one of the 20 highest-paid rappers in the world. Between June 2017 and June 2018, 21 Savage earned $6 million from his various endeavors. He released his debut single, "Picky," in 2014, and quickly gained a following with his gritty lyrics and distinctive flow. In 2016, 21 Savage released his breakthrough mixtape, Savage Mode, which was produced in collaboration with Metro Boomin. The mixtape was a critical and commercial success, featuring hit songs such as "X" and "No Heart." This success led to a record deal with Epic Records and the release of his debut studio album, Issa Album, in 2017.

21 Savage's second album, I Am > I Was, was released in 2018 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album features collaborations with a number of high-profile artists, including Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and J. Cole. It was also praised for its introspective lyrics and mature approach to storytelling. In 2019, 21 Savage was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his song "Rockstar" with Post Malone, and in 2020, he won the award for Best Rap Song for his collaboration with J. Cole on "A Lot."

Early life

21 Savage was born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph in Plaistow, London on October 22, 1992. His British-born mother, Heather Carmillla Joseph, is of Dominican descent and his father Kevin Cornelius Emmons is of Haitian descent. While his twin sisters, father, and grandmother continued to live in London after Heather and Kevin divorced, 21 Savage's mother moved him to Atlanta, Georgia when he was seven. 21 Savage's mother got remarried and had more children. His half-brother Quantivayus died in a shooting following a botched drug deal.

In junior high, 21 Savage was banned from every public school in the Atlanta area for possessing a gun. He completed eighth grade through an alternative school program but dropped out entirely his freshman year. After he dropped out, he joined a street gang and became a full-time cannabis dealer. 21 Savage was shot six times by rival gang members during an attempted robbery on his 21st birthday, and two of his best friends were killed.


It wasn't until after the tragic shooting that 21 Savage began rapping. In 2013, his deceased best friend's uncle gifted him money for studio time. He released his debut single, "Picky", on November 12, 2014. He released the mixtapes The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King in 2015. 21 Savage released his debut EP Free Guwop in 2015. His second EP Savage Mode (with Metro Boomin) was released in 2016 and reached #7 on the US Rap chart as well as #9 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart and #30 on the Billboard 200 chart. 21 Savage's single "X" (with Metro Boomin featuring Future) reached #13 on the US Rap chart and #17 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart as well as #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He also had success with the follow up single "No Heart" (with Metro Boomin). He released his debut studio album "Issa Album" in July 2017. He released his second studio album in October 2017.  21 Savage was featured on the single "Sneakin'" by Drake which reached #8 on the US R&B and #10 on the US Rap charts. 21 Savage released his third studio album, I Am > I Was, on December 21, 2018. It debuted on the Billboard chart at No. 1, making it his first U.S. No. 1 album. In January 2020, 21 Savage won a Grammy award for Best Rap Song along with J. Cole for their song "a lot."

He has also collaborated with other artists including Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Young Thug, and many others. In November 2022, Drake and 21 Savage released the collaboration studio album, "Her Loss."

In February 2017, 21 Savage reportedly was paid $1 million to perform one night at a Bar Mitzvah.

21 Savage Net Worth

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On February 3, 2019, 21 Savage was pulled over and taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The four passengers with him, including his cousin, rapper Young Nudy and two other men, had been targeted in a sting operation called the Georgia Gang Act involving charges of aggravated assault. After the arrest, ICE uncovered that 21 Savage, a British national, had been in the U.S. illegally since July 2006, when his non-immigration visa expired. His lawyers contested that 21 Savage did acknowledge he overstayed his visa, but that he had been attempting to get it visa renewed since 2017. He was released from custody but his case is still pending as of March 2020. He is currently not allowed to leave the country.

Later in February 2019, 21 Savage turned himself in and was booked into a south Georgia jail in response to an arrest warrant for felony theft by deception. The dispute involves a music gig in which 21 Savage accepted $17,000 to make an appearance at a concert, but did not appear and refused to give back the money. He was released and a court date is still pending.

Personal Life

From 2017 to March 2018, he dated model Amber Rose.

He has three children, Kamari, Ashaad, and Rhian.

21 Savage is the creator of the 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign, which helps children learn how to manage money for life. He donated $21,000 of his own profits to the cause. He hosts a yearly Back to School Drive in the neighborhood he grew up in in Atlanta. The drive donates free school supplies, uniforms, and haircuts to underserved kids. He also donated $10,000 to fund an anti-bullying campaign for Atlanta's Continental Colony Elementary School.

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