G Eazy’s wealth: G Eazy is an American rapper, songwriter, and producer with a net worth of $12 million. He is currently one of the world’s most popular hip hop artists.
G Eazy was born Gerald Earl Gillum on May 24, 1989 in Oakland, California. Edward Olmsted is a professor of art at California State University, and Suzanne Olmsted is both a teacher and an artist. Gillum and his mother, along with G Eazy’s younger brother James, moved in with his grandparents in Berkeley, California, when he was in the first grade. His mother worked two teaching jobs to support the family, and all three family members shared a single room. Gillum began working in a restaurant at age 14 to help support his family.
G Eazy began his musical career while attending Berkeley High School and beginning as a record producer in his early teens. He joined a local hip hop group known as The Bay Boyz, and they began independently recording and releasing their songs on MySpace. While he was still in college, he began producing music for other artists. In 2009, G-Eazy released his debut studio album, The Epidemic LP, following the increasing popularity of his mixtapes. Later that same year, G Eazy won the NAACP award for Best Campus Music.
The award, combined with the growing popularity of his MySpace tracks, led to him opening for artists such as Drake, Lil’ Wayne, and Snoop Dogg. In 2011, he graduated with a degree in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans and immediately began touring with Summer Warped Tour and the “These Things Happen” Tour while continuing to release music. In 2012, G Eazy released his next album, Must Be Nice.
These Things Happen, G-2014 Eazy’s major-label debut album, debuted at number one on the US Rap and US R&B charts and at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. In October 2014, he went on tour in support of the album. The tour was completely sold out and included performances in Australia and New Zealand, representing his first overseas headlining tour. During the summer of 2015, G-Eazy performed on the main stages of Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits, among others.
His 2015 album When It’s Dark Out debuted at number one on the US Rap and US R&B charts and number five on the US Billboard 200 chart. The song “Me, Myself & I” peaked at number seven on the Hot 100 on the Billboard charts. The song’s music video has received over 200 million views. G-Eazy also enjoyed success with the single “Good Life” (with Kehlani) and was featured on Grace’s number-one single “You Don’t Own Me” In January 2016, G Eazy embarked on his second world tour, which included stops in the United States, Europe, and Australia. He co-headlined the Endless Summer tour with Logic that summer. In July 2016, he appeared on the lead single from Britney Spears’ ninth studio album, “Make Me….” This was their performance at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
The Beautiful & Damned, G-upcoming Eazy’s studio album, will be released in the fall of 2017, the artist announced via Instagram. The album was released on the 15th of December, and a short film accompanied it. The album’s release was met with mixed reviews from critics. His most successful single was a collaboration with Hasley titled “Him & I” In 2018, the duo performed the song at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
“West Coast” was released by G-Eazy on February 27, 2019. The EP B-Sides was released on June 25. It contained songs that would not appear on his 2020-scheduled release, These Things Happen Too.
Legal Issues: G-Eazy was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden on May 2, 2018. After allegedly punching a security officer, he was arrested on suspicion of assault and drug possession. Police officers discovered that he had cocaine in his pocket. G-Eazy pleaded guilty on May 4 to violent resistance, possession, and assault on a law enforcement officer. He was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and $900 in restitution to the security guard.
Personal Life: From 2017 to 2018, G-Eazy dated fellow musician and collaborator Halsey.
The song “Everything will be OK” by G-Eazy addresses his mother’s same-sex relationship with a woman named Melissa, which he initially found confusing but eventually accepted. Tragically, he returned home one day to discover Melissa had died from a prescription drug overdose.
In 2018, G-Eazy headlined a concert that raised $15 million for Bay Area Fire Relief. After controversy over a racist sweatshirt advertisement surfaced, he withdrew from a lucrative H&M sponsorship deal. He has spoken out about gun control and performed at anti-gun violence fundraisers for Everytown. He founded the Endless Summer Fund, a non-profit organisation dedicated to assisting youth in thriving and contributing to the strengthening of the Bay Area community.