The name Radric Davies may not ring a bell for anyone, but you have certainly heard of Gucci Mane, the controversial but successful hip-hop artist. Before he stirred up the spirits in the social media world with a series of derogatory Twitter messages to other music celebrities such as Eminem, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, he was just a regular African American boy growing up in Alabama with his single mother.
Gucci Mane Net Worth - $0.5 Million
Birth Name - Radric Davis
Date of birth - February 12, 1980
Zodiac Sign - Aquarius
Birth Place - Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 2″
Profession - Rapper, Actor, Music artist, Songwriter
His mother moved to Atlanta in 1989, when Radric was 9 years old. At that time, he enjoyed writing poetry and soon discovered his skill at rapping. At the age of 21, he signed a contract with Str8 Drop Records and released his first song – La Flare. It was released only in 1,000 copies, which were sold on the street, but it was the start the hip-hop artist needed to gain confidence in his abilities.
Moving On Towards a Productive Career: Gucci Mane net worth started to build the moment when the young artist decided to team up with Zaytoven producer and launched La Flare Entertainment. Moving to New York, Gucci Mane joined forces with a few reputable artists on the underground scene, such as Young Jeezy, and even managed to obtain a secure album distribution deal with Tommy Boy Records.
This was what he needed to start working on his first album – Trap House – followed at one year distance one from the other by the albums: Hard to Kill, Trap-a-Thon and Back to the Trap House. He took a 2-year break to prepare two albums, launched in 2009, and was even more productive in 2011, with 3 released albums.
Gucci Mane’s hard work paid off, making him an instant celebrity on the hip-hop scene, but, with fame came controversy and legal problems, as well.
From The Recording Studio to Prison: Gucci Mane has his temper and recreational drugs to blame for many of the legal problems he has faced so far. He spent 3 months in jail in 2001 for possession of marijuana. Between 2008 and 2011, he had to stand trial for various allegations from disorderly conduct battery, to aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail in September 2011, but was released in December.
After staying away from trouble, Gucci Mane came back in the game of breaking the law, by violating probation, alleged attacks against fans who wanted to take photos with him and more disorderly conduct in public.
However, he managed to further his career even during these difficult times, by releasing Trap House III in 2013 and starring in 17 movies between 2007 and 2013, mostly as himself.
Gucci Mane’s current net worth is estimated at $500 thousand, diminished a lot by his legal troubles and proof that not all kind of controversy is bankable in the show biz world.