Tyler, The Creator is an American rapper, songwriter, video director, and record producer. His original name is Tyler Gregory Okonma However he is best known as Tyler, The Creator. He is also the founding member of the musical group ‘Odd Future’. Tyler, The Creator net worth is $6 million.
He is currently 27 years of age as of 2018. The famous music celebrity stands 1.88 meters tall which is a little over 6 foot 1 inch.
Childhood & Early Life of Tyler, The Creator
Tyler Gregory Okonma was born at Ladera Heights in California on March 6, 1991. He was born to Walter Whitman his father and Louisa Van Velsor Whitman his mother. His father is a Nigerian and mother is a mix of Canadian and Afro-American. His mother was abandon by his father since then he has never seen his father again.
Tyler has a sister named Lynda. Since the age of seven, he was a music enthusiast and used to collect songs and albums. Till his high school, he has moved from school to school located in Los Angeles and Sacramento. But, only at the age of 14, he started a journey of music by learning to play piano by himself and in a short period of time he was a skilled pianist.
He was also very good in skateboard during his teens, it was found that he used to learn by watching ‘Pro Skater 4’ and other videos. However, when it comes to socializing, he was aloof. But with time during his senior year became popular in his school. His musical skills were also the reason making him noticeable at school.
Earlier before gaining fame, he worked at ‘FedEx’ for two weeks and for a couple of years at ‘Starbucks’. But in 2009, Tyler debuted with his mixtape ‘Bastard’ and official started a music career. His mixtape was listed in the 32 positions on the Top Album list of ‘Pitchfork Media’s’. Although, he was not promoted on the banner.
Then, he was signed by the ‘XL Recordings’ for a record deal. His album ‘Yonkers’ was released through the radio. It was also a big hit, was played on the top music shows. In the year 2010, his next album ‘Goblin’ got released and was seen performing in the shows and concerts after his album received good reviews.
Then in the following year in 2011, he made his first appearance with ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ show. He performed the song ‘Sandwitches’ in the show. Tyler has also performed at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and ‘MTV awards’. He has also collaborated with other rappers since the release of his first album and was also seen in their music videos.
During 2011, Tyler formed a musical group named ‘Odd Future’ with Matt Martians, Pyramid Vritra, Hodgy, Jasper Dolphin, and Casey Veggies. Later, other artists like Jeff Tremaine, Lace Bangs, Simitry Elyashkevich, and may other joined the group.
Their group ‘Odd Future” released their own TV series named ‘Loiter Squad’ in 2012 under the production of ‘Dickhouse Productions’ on Cartoon Network. It was a live comedy sketch television series for about 10 to 15 minutes with pranks, plus music from ‘Odd Future’. The series had 3 seasons with over 31 episodes.
Meanwhile, Tyler was continuing his music career and he released his instrumental tracks/ second album ‘Wolf’ in early 2013. Although, it was supposed to come by the end of 2012. He has also released albums under the label of ‘Odd Future Records’. His albums contained his compositions made back then when he was just 15.
Tyler made an announcement in 2015 to release his third official album and by 9th April he dropped two singles from the album on his YouTube channel named Odd Future’s YouTube channel. And just after 4 days, he declared his alum name called ‘Cherry Bomb’. Big artists like Kayne West, Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q were featured in the album. He also did a world during the middle of the year 2015.
One of the most anticipated album of Tyler named ‘Wolf’ was as success ranking 3rd on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. And the single ‘Domo23’ from the album ranked at number 2 on ‘Bubbling under Hot 100 Singles Billboard’ and on ‘US Heatseekers Songs Billboard’ at number 13.
Awards & Achievements of Tyler, The Creator
- Tyler has won 3 awards, first for the ‘Best New Artist’ at ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, second for ‘Rookie of the Year’ at ‘MTV2 Sucker Free Awards’ and the third ‘Must Follow Artist’.
- He has also been nominated at ‘Grammy Awards’ under the category “Album of the Year” in 2013.
- In 2014, he was nominated for ‘Best Art Direction’ at the ‘MTV Video Music Awards’.
- And in the year 2015, he got nominated for ‘Best Visual Effects’ at the ‘MTV Video Music Awards’
Net Worth of Tyler, The Creator
Tyler, The Creator has accumulated the net worth of $6 Million from his career in music.
Tyler, The Creator has a net worth of $6 Million.
Tyler, The Creator’s Personal Life & Legacy
- He bought his first house after his album ‘Goblin’ became a success. And in the same year, he bought a house for his mother and sister.
- Tyler has a stepbrother.
- Tyler respects his mother a lot as she has raised him as a single mother after his father left her. And at the MTV Video Awards, he brought tears in the eyes of his mother and moved her,
- Tyler got involved in many controversies after several magazines plus organizations remarked his songs lyrics are mostly abusive, racial and disrespectful to women.
- During 2016, there were rumors that Tyler was dating Kendall Jenner. But later, all the rumors were cleared after both of them declared they are not dating through their Twitter accounts.
Tyler received a letter from Theresa May, the UK Home Secretary stating he was banned to visit the UK for 3 to 5 years due to having offensive content in his debut mixtape plus album.