What is the Net Worth of Kevin Gates?

Kevin Gates net worth is US$ 3 Million as of Jan 2023.

Net WorthUS$ 3 Million
Born:February 5, 1986 (38 Years)
Height 6′ 3″ in
Country of OriginBaton Rouge, Louisiana, The US
Source of WealthProfessional Rapper
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse(s)Dreka Haynes ​(m. 2015)
ChildrenKevin Gates (Son), Islah Koren Gates (Daughter)
Famous ForRapper Singer Songwriter Entrepreneur  


Kevin Jerome Gilyard, better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American musician, rapper, and businessman who was born on February 5, 1986, to a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father. At the age of 13, he started recording and rapping his music.



Early career, setbacks, and Young Money


Atlantic Records and mixtape breakthroughs


Success with “I Do Not Get Tired” and Islah


Mixtape releases


Only the Generals Gon Understand, and I am Him


Only the Generals, Pt. II and Khaza

Early Life

Early on in his life, Kevin Gates experienced several obstacles. He had been taken into custody when he was just 13 for taking part in a car theft. His father passed away from AIDS about a year later when he was just 14 years old. At the age of 22, he spent another nearly three years behind bars. He completed a psychology master’s degree program in jail at that period. After being released, he tried his hand at going to community college but left after a short time.


Gates planned to begin his career as a rapper as soon as he received his diploma from Baton Rouge Community College. When Kevin joined the record company Dead Game Records in 2005, he started his career.

He issued two mixtapes in 2008 with the titles Pick of Da Litter and All or Nothing. “A lot of pain… a lot of true stories,” was how Gates described his two mixtapes.

Music has always been a huge love for Gates. In 2012, he joined Lil Wayne’s record company Young Money Entertainment, which helped his career take off. Gates never agreed to a record contract with Young Money despite being signed.

Gates put out a number of mixtapes in 2013, and he later joined forces with Atlantic Records. Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz, and Ty Dolla Signis are well-known rappers with whom he has worked.

He became famous after publishing The Luca Brasi Story. Also, the mixtape reached No. 17 on the Billboard 200. He received his 3rd consecutive Billboard 200 listing with the release of his 13th mixtape.

Gates and his wife Dreka Haynes, have had two children together since they got married. He revealed in 2015 that his firstborn daughter was also named Islah, which is the Arabic word for “to make better” and the title of his debut studio album.

Gates released many well-known songs during that year, including Really Really, 2 Phones, and Time for That. The album sold over 112,000 copies in its first week and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 list thanks to the commercial success of his singles.

Since then, he has produced a number of mixtapes and albums, which have collectively sold millions of copies worldwide. In the hip-hop industry, some of the most well-known rappers have worked with Gates.

Kevin Gates Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2023$3.0 Million
Net Worth in 2022$2.8 Million
Net Worth in 2021$2.6 Million
Net Worth in 2020$2.4 Million
Net Worth in 2019$2.2 Million
Net Worth in 2018$2.1 Million


Here are some of the best highlights of Kevin Gate’s career:

  • Billboard Music Awards (Top Rap Album “Islah” 2017)
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards (Best New Hip-Hop Artist, 2017)
  • “Had To” Music Video (2017)
  • Islah’s Debut Studio Album (2016)
  • “2 Phones” (2016)
  • “Really” (2018)
  • “Change Lanes” (2018)

Favorite Quotes from Kevin Gates

Favorite Quote 1 from Kevin Gates

“Anything lost can be found again, except for time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.”

– Kevin Gates
Favorite Quote 2 from Kevin Gates

“Wealth is not of the pocket. It’s of the heart. It’s of the mind. I live like that. You could give me a fish and feed more for a day, but if you teach me to fish, you’ve fed me forever. So that’s really my philosophy with it all.”

– Kevin Gates
Favorite Quote 3 from Kevin Gates

“Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn’t affect me and they’re respectful with it, I don’t care what they do. Because I’m not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental?”

– Kevin Gates
Favorite Quote 4 from Kevin Gates

“If I tell the truth about me, what can the world say? I’d love to be accepted, but I’m not seeking acceptance. If you are a fan, it’s because you’re a fan of who I am psychologically, emotionally, and individually. The world can relate to a human being more than it can relate to a superstar.”

– Kevin Gates
Favorite Quote 5 from Kevin Gates

“I’ve had good times and I’ve had bad times and I reminisce, maybe when I lay down, but throughout my day I keep myself engulfed in whatever moment I’m in because it could steer me into a depressed state.”

– Kevin Gates

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kevin Gates’s estimated worth?

According to estimates, Kevin Gates is worth US$ 3 Million as of Jan 2023.

What is Kevin Gates’ age?

Kevin Gates is 37 years old in 2023 as he was born on February 5, 1986.

What is Kevin Gates’ height?

The height of Kevin Gates is 1.90 m, or 6 ft 3 in. 


Kevin Gates, born in 1986, is an American musician, rapper, and businessman. Born to a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, Gates began recording and rapping at the age of 13. He faced numerous obstacles, including being taken into custody at 13 for car theft and his father’s death from AIDS at 14. After completing a psychology master’s degree, he tried community college but left after a short time. Gates joined Dead Game Records in 2005 and issued two mixtapes in 2008, titled Pick of Da Litter and All or Nothing.

In 2012, he joined Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment but never signed a record contract. In 2013, he released several mixtapes and later joined Atlantic Records, working with rappers like Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz, and Ty Dolla Signis. Gates gained fame after publishing The Luca Brasi Story, which reached No. 17 on the Billboard 200. He and his wife Dreka Haynes have two children and released several well-known songs in 2015, including Really, 2 Phones, and Time for That. Since then, he has produced numerous mixtapes and albums, selling millions of copies worldwide.