Tyler The Creator net worth: Tyler The Creator is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer, graphic designer, and actor who has a net worth of $16 million.
Early Life: Tyler Gregory Okonma was born in Ladera Heights, California on March 6, 1991. His mother is of mixed African-American and European-Canadian descent. His father, whom he has never met, is Nigerian. He spent his childhood in the Greater Los Angeles area neighborhoods of Ladera Heights and Hawthorne. When he was seven, he started taking the covers out of albums and creating his own covers and tracklists (with song lengths) for his own imaginary albums before he could even play or make music. He taught himself to play the piano at age 14. In his 12 years of school, he attended 12 different schools in the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas. During these years he worked at FedEx for two weeks and Starbucks for two years. His Tyler the Creator stage name comes from his Myspace page.
Career: Tyler co-founded the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future in 2007 with Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, and Casey Veggies. Their debut mixtape "The Odd Future Tape" was self-released in November 2008. On Christmas Day 2009, Tyler self-released his first solo mixtape "Bastard." This mixtape made Pitchfork Media's Top Albums of 2010 list, coming in at 32nd. On February 11, 2011, Tyler released the music video for "Yonkers." The video got the attention of a number of media outlets and consequently, an extended version of the video with an additional verse was made available on iTunes. Tyler won the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist for "Yonkers." The buzz around Tyler in 2011 brought him to the attention of a number of music industry people including Jimmy Iovine, Rick Ross, Steve Rifkind, and Jay-Z. Tyler and Odd Future signed a deal with Red Distribution/Sony in April 2011. His debut album, "Goblin," was released on May 10, 2011.
Tyler made his television debut on February 16, 2011, when he and Odd Future's Hodgy Beats performed "Sandwitches" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." In early 2011, Tyler told fans via his Formspring account that Odd Future was planning to establish their own TV show called "Loiter Squad." Dickhouse Productions, the production company that created "Jackass," was tapped to produce the 15-minute live-action show of various sketches, man on the street segments, pranks and music made by Odd Future. "Loiter Squad" premiered on Adult Swim on March 25, 2012. The show ran for three seasons and featured appearances from Lil Wayne, Johnny Knoxville, and Seth Rogan, among others.
Tyler toured North America and Europe in March and April 2013. "Domo23, the first single from Tyler's second studio album "Wolf," dropped on February 14, 2013. The music video debuted the same day. Tyler appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on February 26, 2013, to perform "Domo23" and "Treehome95." "Wolf" was released on April 2, 2013. The album featured guest appearances from a number of artists including Frank Ocean, Pharrell, and Erykah Badu. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 90,000 copies in its first week.
The music video for the song "Fucking Young" was released to the official Odd Future YouTube channel on April 9, 2015. The video contained a snippet of the song "Deathcamp," and Tyler announced that both songs were part of his album "Cherry Bomb," which was released digitally on April 13, 2015. On April 11, Tyler performed both songs live for the first time at Coachella. "Cherry Bomb" featured guest appearances including Kanye West and Lil Wayne. The album was supported with a world tour through North America, Europe, and Asia which began at the 2015 Coachella music festival and ended in Tokyo in September 2015.
Tyler's fourth album, "Flower Boy," was released on July 21, 2017. Singles released included "Boredom" and "I Ain't Got Time! "Flower Boy" received rave reviews from critics and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, but was beat out by Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album "Damn."
On May 17, 2019, Tyler's fifth studio album "Igor" was released. It was met with widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. This was Tyler's first number one album in the U.S. "Igor" was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.
Tyler the Creator puts on the annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival in Downtown Los Angeles. The music festival and carnival is curated by Tyler and has been held annually since the fall of 2012. It features a variety of carnival games and rides. Past Camp Flog Gnaw festivals have featured Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Willow Smith, A$AP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, Lana del Rey, Rex Orange County, Post Malone, Drake, Solange, and Juice WRLD.
Personal Life: Tyler has been the subject of speculation regarding his sexuality. He has made references in his lyrics and in interviews to having had same-sex relationships and same-sex attractions. In 2018, Tyler the Creator was romantically linked to Jaden Smith.
He identifies as an atheist and has anti-religious lyrics in a number of his songs. Tyler collects bicycles and skateboards.
On August 26, 2015, Tyler was banned from visiting the United Kingdom for three to five years, which caused him to cancel a number of shows on his "Cherry Bomb" tour, including the Reading and Leeds festivals. The reason for the ban comes from lyrics that date back to 2009. A letter from Theresa May cited lyrics from the mixtape "Bastard" as the reason for the ban, even though Tyler had toured in the U.K. a number of times since the release of that mixtape. Tyler later said that he felt he'd been treated "like a terrorist" and implied the ban was racially motivated.