Kevin Gates Net Worth (Updated 2023) – Bio Overview

Kevin Gates is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Louisiana who has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2023. He has done numerous collaborations with many high-profile musicians throughout his career.

But he came to the limelight as a solo artist. Kevin Gates gained a little bit of recognition with the release of his 2007s first mixtape titled, Pick of Da Litter. The rapper rose to fame in 2016 when he dropped his debut studio album, Islah which managed to sell more than 93,000 copies in the US within the first week and also reached number two on the Billboard 200.

Kevin released his hit mixtapes, Stranger Than Fiction, By Any Means, and Luca Brasi 2, which earned him a lot of popularity in the music industry. As of now he has signed a record deal with Bread Winners and has a collaboration with Atlantic Records. Let’s quickly talk about the total net worth of Kevin Gates his income sources, and much more.

Net Worth 2023:

Name Kevin Gates
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Age 37
Annual Salary $400,000
Profession Rapper
Gender Male
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Early Life:

Kevin Gates was born Kevin Jerome Gilyard on the 5th of February 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana, but grew up in the State Capital of Baton Rouge when the entire family decided to move there. Kevin is the oldest of three children and never met his biological father until he was in the eighth grade.

Growing up he lived in a house that was flooded with music, records, and CDs, and he immediately fell in love with artists including, Snoop Dogg, Master P, The Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Dr. Dre. For him listening to music quickly became a form of therapy and Kevin also said that he suffers from depression.

Before he started rapping professionally he would entertain his family by pretending he was like one of the rappers on television. In middle school he recalls being a little bit of an outsider, he was frequently bullied and the victim of name-calling.

Outside of music, Kevin got himself involved in street life as a way to make some money. He spent most of his time hanging out with his uncle than with people his age feeling more comfortable with those that were older than himself. On top of that, he was extremely close to his grandfather. At the age of 17, Kevin briefly studied at Baton Rouge Community College.


From 2008 to 2011 he was in jail while there he attended a prison program and received a Master’s Degree in Psychology. By the age of 13, Kevin was arrested while he was a passenger in a stolen vehicle.

In 2003, he went to jail when Kevin was involved in an argument and stabbed a person several times outside of a film theater. In 2016, he was on the stage while at a concert when he kicked one of his fans, and as a result, he served three months in prison.


At the age of 18, Kevin entered a professional studio for the very first time and that’s when he began his professional career. He discovered his passion for music and grabbed the attention of Dead Game Records with whom he signed a deal in 2007.

In the very next year, Kevin dropped his breakout debut mixtapes entitled Pick of Da Litter and All or Nuthin’. In these two mixtapes, Kevin described “a lot of pain…. a lot of true stories”. He then spent all of his free time passing out CDs thousands of them day in and day out and slowly but surely a buzz began to grow around his music, it spread like wildfire.

Soon he had events and got paid $600 to $1,000 and had a whole lot of people there to hear his music. Just as things were heating up for Kevin and Boosie Badazz who he was working with, they both were booked on separate charges and sent to prison. Kevin was never released until 2011 but when he got out, he straight back to the studio. He had new fans a lot of people wanted new music so got to work.

Kevin Gates came up with the release of mixtapes including, I Don’t Know What to Call It, Vol. 1, In the Meantime, Vol. 2, and Make ‘Em BelieveThis work as well as buzz gained the attention of Lil Wayne and his record label Young Money Entertainment who offered him a deal. But Gates respectfully passed having been inspired by Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman’s own story of taking 20 years to build the brand.

Gates then released the mixtape, Luca Brasi Story, which rolling stone dubbed one of the 20 best hip-hop albums of 2013. That same year Kevin released another album, Stranger Than Fiction, on there he had Juicy J, and Wiz Khalifa, and this one got unanimous praise from Spin, Complex, Pitchfork, and everyone it.


He signed a deal with Atlantic Records and released various mixtapes. That was the same time when Kevin collaborated with several high-profile rappers including the likes of Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla Sign, and 2 Chainz.

2013 was the biggest breakthrough year for Kevin Gates, he signed a big record deal with Bread Winners’ Association, that year. Under the contract with the company, he dropped another mixtape The Luca Brasi Story, for which he gained a lot of attention. The mixtape became a hit by reaching number 17 on the Billboard 200. On top of that, Kevin’s 13th mixtape led him to earn his 3rd Billboard 200 listing in a row.

His mixtapes performed well and he went on to tour all across the United States for four months. With the help of the labels Bread Winners’ Association and Atlantic Records, Kevin Gates finally released his debut studio album Islah (Means to make better in Arabic) also the name of his daughter.

The album was released on January 29, 2016, and it peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 as well as became commercially successful by selling more than 110,000 units in its first week. At the end of 2016, Kevin released super hit songs including, Time for That, Really Really, and 2 Phones. After getting much success in the music industry he continued to release several mixtapes and several EPs.

In 2019, Kevin’s second studio album was released titled, I’m Him which reached number two on the  US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) chart as well as peaked on several album charts. The album also received Gold certification from the RIIA.

Personal Life:

In 2004, Kevin Gates started dating Dreka Haynes, and after dating for over 10 years the two decided to tie the knot. In October 2015, Kevin Gates got married to his longtime girlfriend Dreka who is also a business partner as well as a manager. Kevin and Dreka have two kids together, a son Khaza Kamil Gates and a daughter named Islah Karen Gates.

Kevin Gates Biography, Wife


Full Name Kevin Jerome Gilyard
Nickname Kevin
Age 37 years old
Date Of Birth February 5, 1986
Birth Place Louisiana,
United States
Nationality American
Hometown Baton Rouge
Height 6 ft 3 in (190.5 cm)
Weight 94 kg (207 lbs)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Marital Status Married
Wife Dreka Gates
Parents Names Not Known
Education Qualification Master’s Degree in Psychology
Religion Islam


The rapper Kevin Gates is the owner of many luxurious cars including the “Lamborghini Urus” which is powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 641 horsepower. Kevin got this superfast SUV in metallic brown and it costs around $250,000.

The second car in his garage is “The Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06” which is the seventh generation of the Corvette manufactured by American Chevrolet. The car cost him $250,000 due to the Hennessy pack on it and the custom forgotten ribs.

“Bentley Bentayga” is one of his favorite cars and he has the W12 model in black which costs about 250,000 dollars. “McLaren GT” is another luxury car that he owns in a flashy green that cost him around $210,000.

Kevin Gates Net Worth:

As of 2023, Kevin Gates Net Worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. We can say that he is still at the beginning of his career and it looks like in the upcoming year he will be on the list of top rappers. Gates has already earned a lot of popularity in the music industry. He began his career at an early age and received various accolades and awards throughout his career.

Some of the most popular accolades Kevin earned included, the Billboard Music Awards (Top Rap 2017 Album”Islah“), 2017s iHeartRadio Music Awards in the category of Best New Hip-Hop Artist, 2017 Music Video (Had To), 2016 single, 2 Phones, 2018s Change Lanes and Really Really, that all became the reason of his success.

Wealth Dependacy:

The majority of his income comes from various sources such as album sales, live shows, as well as his entrepreneurial works. In the mid of 2014, Kevin released his own brand called, I Don’t Get Tired (#IDGT), which is an energy drink and he also dropped the song with the same title.

Kevin stated that one of his biggest musical influences such as Nas, B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Eminem, and Jay-Z. Kevin Gates’ annual income is $400,000 which is increasing regularly like his net worth. He has a YouTube channel where he has amassed more than 7.5 million subscribers.

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How much is the worth of Kevin Gates?

Kevin Gates Net Worth is roughly $1.5 Million US.

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Kevin Gates’ annual income is over $400 thousand.

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Kevin Gates was born on the 5th of February 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana, he is 37 years old.

What is the real name of Kevin Gates?

Kevin Gates’ born name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard.

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