|About Terrence LeVarr Thornton|
|Known As||Pusha T|
|Birth||May 13, 1977 The Bronx, New York City|
|Job||Rapper, Record Executive|
|Labels||GOOD, Def Jam, Re-Up|
Rapper Pusha-T is a big name in the music industry, and though he’s stayed under the radar for some time now, he’s definitely creating a buzz in the hip-hop world. In fact, Kanye West has appointed him to become the president of GOOD Music! So, it comes as no surprise that Pusha-T’s estimated net worth in 2018 is $15.0 million.
Pusha-T was born Terrence LeVarr Thornton on May 13, 1977, which makes his age 41. Although he was born in The Bronx, New York City, he was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Pusha-T’s brother, Gene Elliott Thornton Jr., better known by his stage name, No Malice, is also a famous hip hop recording artist. The two brothers formed a band together called Clipse, and released three albums. However, the duo later disbanded to focus and invest their time in their respective solo projects.
Even though he’s been relatively under the radar since 2015, Pusha-T has made quite a name for himself over the years and often works with big names in the music industry.
How Rich Is Pusha-T in 2018?
- Pusha-T’s estimated net worth is $15.0 million.
- Most of his earnings are due to his albums, tours, and merchandise sales, as well as his endorsements.
- His estimated yearly income is $1.7 million, and he earns around $392,157 as part of his endorsement deals.
- Pusha-T’s album, My Name Is My Name, was released on October 8, 2013, and sold 182,000 copies in the U.S. as of July 2017.
- Prior to that, Pusha-T released an EP on November 8, 2011, titled Fear of God II: Let Us Pray, and it sold around 13,000 copies in the U.S.
- His latest album, Daytona, was released on May 25, 2018, and it has sold around 39,000 copies in the U.S. so far.
- Daytona is Pusha-T’s highest-charting album to date with over $611,235 in total album sales. He worked closely with artists like Kanye West on this album, which consists of only 7 songs, to get it just right.
|2002 (record sales from the album, Lord Willin’)||$1.1 million|
|2006 (record sales from the album, Hell Hath No Fury)||$96,000|
|2009 (record sales from the album, Til the Casket Drops)||$72,000|
|2010 (contract amount)||$1.0 million|
|2011 (record sales from the album, Fear of God II: Let Us Pray)||$17,000|
Pusha-T’s Earnings from Album Sales
|Lord Willin’||$2.6 million|
|Hell Hath No Fury||$2.1 million|
|Till the Casket Drops||$1.6 million|
|Fear of God II: Let Us Pray||$1.0 million|
Pusha-T’s Endorsements and Sales
In 2014, Pusha-T starred in a commercial for Beats Pills along with Pharrell.
The rapper endorses the brand Adidas. He paired up with the brand and came up with the EQT Ultra Boost “Bodega Babies.”
Pusha-T’s Adidas shoes feature sock-like construction with a mix of suede snakeskin patterns. And they don’t come cheap! The shoes sold for about $200.00 per pair in 2016.
He often posts a lot of pics sporting the Adidas brand on his Instagram account, too.
Pusha-T’s Merch Store
Besides selling music, Pusha-T also has a merchandise business. He opened up the second branch of Creme in Virginia in 2013. The store carries high-end streetwear brands, accessories, sneakers, and bags.
In 2008, Pusha-T and No Malice launched a clothing line called Play Cloth in Virginia Beach. The line includes T-shirts, hoodies, bottoms, polos, footwear, and headwear.
To further promote his latest album, Pusha-T’s website is selling T-shirts, vinyl records, and purple cassettes, as well as digital albums.
In 2003 and 2013, Pusha-T was nominated twice for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
Pusha-T likes to roam around town in stylish cars. His car collection includes a Porshe Turbo S. The basic price of the car is $190,700.
In the past, Pusha-T was fascinated with the Mercedes-Benz SLS with gullwing doors. The reported price of that car is $109,000. It looks like Pusha-T is a huge fan of the Mercedes brand, as he has had the G-Wagen, the G-55, and the GL.
Recently, Pusha-T released his album, Daytona, and is busy promoting it. After appearing on The Breakfast Club to give a few details about his big return to music, Pusha-T explained that he spent a lot of time perfecting this album, and decided to work with Kanye West to create the final product.
In the past, Pharell has been his go-to man when it came to advice on producing, but according to Pusha-T, Kanye had a first-listen and told him he could produce these songs better. He was grilled on TBC and asked if that is the reason he worked with Kanya this time instead of Pharell, and he cleared the air.
“It’s not that the whole album was originally supposed to be produced by [The Neptunes],” adding, “There’s never a time when I don’t go to Pharell and Chad. Never. So, when it’s album time, we always toy around with them.
After working closely with Kanye, the seven-song album was complete, and even the title had been changed to Daytona at that time. “I feel like Daytona is what you guys are witnessing. What you’re really witnessing is two artists who have the luxury of time,” he explained of him and Kanye spending weeks in Idaho and Wyoming, taking the time in the studio to gain inspiration for the music and perfect each beat for the songs.
The Drake Beef
He is also in the news because of his beef with rapper Drake, after Pusha-T released a track called “Infrared,” that took shots at more than one artist, including Drake.
In the song, Pusha-T alleged that Drake actually used a ghostwriter to write some of his lyrics. In turn, Drake fired back with “Duppy Freestyle” taking aim at both Kanye and Pusha.
And now the latest? Pusha-T’s highly controversial track titled “The Story of Adidon,” where Pusha-T fully calls out Drake for fathering a baby with an ex-porn star named Sophie Brussaux.
After all the drama, music mogul J Prince has said that Drake has a “career ending diss track” in store for Pusha-T. Meanwhile, Pusha-T doesn’t seem too concerned with the drama as his main focus right now is his new album.
He told Vanity Fair that he feels the drama is all over with, adding, “I mean, listen: I’m ready to be back to the music for real. Just feeding my base, that’s it. That’s the most important thing to me at all times.”
The rapper and record executive is getting ready to hit the road with a tour. Pusha-T’s tour will be heading to San Diego, Washington, Oakland, and other cities near you.
Pusha-T’s Net Worth Compared to Other Artists:
|Kanye West||$160.0 million|
|Pharrell Williams||$150.0 million|
|Lil Wayne||$150.0 million|