T.I. Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Wife

T.I. Net Worth 

T.I. has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. or T.I. is an American rapper, record producer and an actor famous for his contribution to the rap music after he introduced Trap as a new rap music form and gained mammoth popularity. Harris signed his very first record deal in 1999 with LaFace Records. Since then, he has earned millions from album sales, concerts and music streaming. 

Along with his fellow Atlanta rappers, T.I. formed a group named ‘Pimp Squad Click’ and started his very own record label ‘Grand Hustle Records’. Harris has released 9 studio albums and seven among them have featured in the top five of the US Billboard 200.

Apart from that, his singles in collaboration with other rappers have also helped him achieve a cult status among the rap music fans. Out of all, his collaborative efforts with Lil Wayne have proved to be the biggest hits of his career.

He received the gold certificate for his sixth studio album in 2008 titled ‘Paper Trail’ and is the recipient of three Grammy awards in different categories. 

He has also appeared as an actor in a few movies and published two novels.

To calculate the net worth of T.I., subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets.

All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: T.I.
Net Worth: $25 Million
Monthly Salary: $500 Thousand
Annual Income: $10 Million per year
Source of Wealth: Actor, Author, Rapper, Record producer, Entrepreneur, Television producer, Investor

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Early Life

Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. was born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia to Violeta Morgan and Clifford Harris. Junior was raised primarily by his grandmother in Atlanta’s Centre Hill neighborhood, while his parents remained in New York for professional reasons.

After his father died of Alzheimer’s disease a few years later, Harris received a shock that would haunt him for years to come.

T.I. began rapping at the age of eight and began writing his own lyrics. He dropped out of Douglass High School and began using drugs in his early adolescence, an addiction that would last for decades.

He was such a troublesome youngster that by the time he was 14, he had been imprisoned several times. But his love of rap music kept him going through the tough times, and by the time he was 16, he was making mixtapes with the help of his friends and selling them out of his car trunks.

T.I.’s talent was eventually recognized, and Ghet-O-Vision Records signed him, launching his professional career.

Career

T.I.’s debut album, ‘I’m Serious,’ was released by Arista Records in 2001 and received positive reviews but was only a moderate commercial success. The album charted in the top 30 on Billboard’s R&B and Hip-Hop chart. Regardless of how modest his success was, T.I. blamed it on the record label and went on to found his own label, Grand Hustle Records.

His first venture under his new company was an underground CD called ‘In Da Streets.’ It sold approximately 20,000 copies in its first week. However, the most attention he received was for his appearance in Bone Crusher’s superhit single ‘Never Scared,’ which opened up new opportunities for T.I. in the extremely competitive American rap music scene at the time.

‘Trap Muzik’ was T.I.’s second studio album, and he hit the target this time. The album received a massive response and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart.

T.I. received a platinum certificate from the RIAA for the first time. Some tracks from the album, such as ‘Rubber Band Man’ and ‘Lets Get Away,’ received particularly positive reactions, and T.I.’s fame skyrocketed, propelling him to the top of the Southern music charts that year.

The phenomenal success of his second album boosted his confidence, and he carefully planned his next steps. He began collaborating with well-known rappers such as Neelie, Lil Wayne, and B.G. while also working on his next musical project, his third album titled ‘Urban Legend.’

All of his efforts were rewarded handsomely when his album debuted at the top of the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop chart. The album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, selling over one million copies in the first week alone. The album became the fastest selling rap album by any southern artist, and several singles from it, including ‘You Don’t Know Me’ and ‘ASAP,’ topped many music charts that year.

T.I. received several award nominations as a result of the success of his third album, the most notable of which was the Grammy award for best solo performance in rap. T.I. made his Hollywood debut in 2006 with Warner Bros. Film’s ‘ATL,’ and while there, he continued to appear in several successful collaborations, earning him the moniker “King of the South.”

His next studio album, ‘King,’ was released in March 2006 and went a few steps further than his previous one, debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 chart and selling more than half a million copies in the United States in the first week.

T.I. also appeared in the 2007 film ‘American Gangster,’ for which he received critical acclaim. T.I. released his fifth studio album, ‘T.I vs TIP,’ the same year, which he describes as his most conceptual work to date. In the same year, he was arrested for illegally possessing firearms and placed under house arrest.

He released ‘Paper Trail,’ his most emotional album to date, in 2008, and it, like its predecessor, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and sold over 550000 copies, making it T.I.’s most successful album to date. He was nominated for four Grammys and won for ‘best performance in a rap song by a duo’ for ‘Swagga like us.’

He was unable to replicate his success with his seventh studio album, which was released in 2010 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. The album, titled ‘King Uncaged,’ earned him two Grammies.

His next two projects, ‘Trouble Man: Heavy in the Head’ and ‘Urban Legend,’ received positive reviews but failed to recapture the magic of his previous efforts. In the meantime, his Extended Plays and mixtapes kept him in the spotlight, and he rose to become one of the South’s most prolific rappers.

T.I. has worked as an actor and novelist in addition to rapping. He has appeared in films such as ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘American Gangster,’ ‘Takers,’ ‘Get Hard,’ and ‘Identity Thief.’ His novels have been moderately successful as well. His novels, titled ‘Power and Beauty’ and ‘Trouble and Triumph,’ are motivational in theme and strong in language.

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Personal Life & Wife

He was married to Tameka Cottle in 2010 after a long relationship; the couple has two sons and a daughter from this union. Unfortunately, their marriage lasted only six years, and Tameka filed for divorce in 2016. T.I. has three additional children from previous relationships.

T.I. is well-known for his feuds with other rappers, in addition to his drug addiction. He got into fights with Shawty, Lil’ Flip, and Ludacris. Another controversy arose when he made sexist remarks about Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the heat of the presidential election, for which he was widely chastised.

T.I. donates a significant amount of money to non-profit organizations and charities each year.

When he first began his career, he went by the stage name ‘Tip,’ but he changed it to honor one of his friends, Q-Tip.

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