21 Savage Net Worth and How He Makes His Money

Here is 21 Savage’s net worth and how he makes his money.

Early years and rise to fame

21 Savage attends the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund 15th Anniversary Event at Brooklyn Navy Yard on November 5, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.
21 Savage | Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

21 Savage, also known as Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was born on October 22, 1992. His music gained attention after he made the 2015 mixtape The Slaughter Tape. He continued to rise to fame after performing on the 2016 album Savage Mode. He is also known for his collaboration with Drake on the song “Sneakin’.”

21 Savage released his debut album, Issa Album, in July 2017. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and resulted in his first top 20 song, “Bank Account.” The rapper scored his first No. 1 single when he was featured on Post Malone‘s song “Rockstar.” By December 2018, 21 Savage released his second album, I Am > I Was, which debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Awards and recognitions

Post Malone, recipient of the award for Song of the Year, and 21 Savage speak onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.
Post Malone and 21 Savage | Theo Wargo/Getty Images

In 2018, 21 Savage won a Billboard Music Award for top rap song for “Rockstar.” That year he also won an MTV Video Music Award for song of the year for “Rockstar.” In 2019, the artist was nominated for a Grammy for record of the year and best rap/sung performance.

21 Savage says his style is misunderstood

21 Savage attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.
21 Savage at the MTV Video Music Awards | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Although 21 Savage has enjoyed success in the rap world, not everyone is praising him. He has faced criticism because his style is what some describe as “mumble rap.” 21 Savage told Rolling Stone people are criticizing him because they don’t want to see him succeed. “I don’t feel like nobody who they say [is] mumble rap mumbles,” he said. “They don’t understand my slang or my accent. They don’t know how to categorize it, ’cause it’s art. They’re just trying to bring it down.”


21 Savage attends his Leading By Example Foundation 3rd Annual Issa Back 2 School Drive  on August 5, 2018 in Decatur, Georgia.
21 Savage | Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Leading By Example Foundation

21 Savage got into hot water after he was accused of residing in the United States illegally. The rapper was arrested in Atlanta in February 2019 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reports CNN. According to ICE officials, Savage 21 is a citizen of the United Kingdom. The agency says the rapper came to the United States legally in July 2005 but did not leave the country under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa. According to ICE, Savage 21’s visa expired in July 2006, allegedly making his presence in the U.S. illegal.

Although the rapper says he is from Atlanta, immigration officials say he is from the United Kingdom. 21 Savage’s attorney, Dina LaPolt, told TMZ, “We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”

How he makes his money

21 Savage makes most of his money from album sales and collaborations with other artists. The rapper also has ownership of all his master recordings. He had a significant following before signing with L.A. Reid’s Epic Records, so he was able to score a deal that gave him 100% ownership of his masters.

21 Savage’s net worth

21 Savage has a net worth of $21 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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