Rapper The Game attends the "America's Next Top Model" 20th cycle gala celebration at SupperClub Los Angeles on August 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Here’s wishing The Game a very happy birthday! Read on to find out everything you need to know about The Game’s net worth, including his salary, earnings, and house.

Rappers are often known for their extravagant lifestyle, catchy beats, and trademark bling. However, behind their larger than life personas lie hardworking and talented musicians, artists and record producers who have defied all odds to reach the top ranks of the music industry. Some of the richest rappers today are Drake, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and Sean Combs. West Coast rapper, The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, is also listed among the highest earning rappers of 2016. As today is his birthday, die-hard fans of the rapper and record producer are wondering about The Game’s net worth, and how rich The Game is. Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about The Game’s net worth, wiki, salary, earnings, and house.

The Game’s Net Worth: $37.0 Million

The 37-year-old rapper boasts an array of accomplishments. Besides being an established rapper, he is an actor and entrepreneur, and has earned a respectable $37.0 million from his studio albums, singles, concert tours, and endorsement deals. Although the talented star initially earned a whopping $96.0 million, he ended up paying almost $51.0 million in taxes, as well as $14.0 million in expenses. Furthermore, The Game’s net worth is set to dip even more because of a $7.1 million sexual battery lawsuit in 2016.

The Game entered the hip hop scene in 2005 with his debut album The Documentary, which sold over five million copies and fetched him a tidy sum of $11.0 million! Subsequently, the sale of The Game’s next five albums added $20.0 million to his net worth and earnings. The rapper’s entrepreneurial streak has helped him add $3.8 million to his annual salary through YouTube advertisement earnings, which accounts for 15% of his total earnings. He also owes $12.7 million of his vast fortune to concert tours such as L.A.X. and the European Club Tour.

The Game’s Earnings Through the Years

YearNet Worth
2016$37.0 Million
2015$36.0 Million
2014$31.0 Million
2013$28.0 Million
2012$25.5 Million
2011$21.6 Million
2010$17.6 Million
2009$15.0 Million
2008$13.0 Million
2007$9.40 Million
2006$7.80 Million
2005$4.90 Million

Difficult Childhood

One look at The Game’s wiki will tell you that the rapper’s real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor and he is a native of Los Angeles, California. Born on November 29, 1979, The Game grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Compton. Describing his family as “dysfunctional,” The Game was only seven years old when he was placed in foster care, before being reunited with his mother at the age of 15. He attended Compton High School, which was known for its high rate of gang activity and when he was only 13 years old, he witnessed the shooting and death of his brother, Jevon Taylor. After that, The Game spent his early twenties being heavily involved in drugs and gang violence.

Beating the Odds

The turning point in the troubled star’s life came when he was recuperating in the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. The Game and his brother, Big Fase began taking an active interest in hip hop, teaching themselves everything about rap music before they founded a label. Soon after, their mixtape landed a record deal and reached the hands of Sean Combs (P. Diddy), the richest rapper today with a net worth of $750.0 million. Subsequently, The Game was approached by Dr. Dre, who signed him on with Aftermath Entertainment and gave him opportunities to work with well-known names like 50 Cent, G-Unit, and Fabulous. Over the last decade, The Game has released well-received studio albums like Doctor’s Advocate (2006), L.A.X. (2008), The R.E.D. Album (2011) and more recently, The Documentary 2 (2015), The Documentary 2.5 (2015) and 1992 (2016).

Still Single

Besides his flourishing rap music career, The Game has also appeared as himself in several documentaries and TV shows such as America’s Next Top Model, The Wendy Williams Show, Hell’s Kitchen, and Larry King Now. If you’re wondering about The Game’s wife, he does not have one. He is currently single, although he has been in a string of high-profile relationships. In 2006, he was engaged to model and actress, Valeisha Butterfield, who is also the daughter of U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield, but the couple called off their engagement soon after. Subsequently, the rapper became involved with a sixth-grade teacher named Tiffney Cambridge, even landing a VH1 reality show called Marrying The Game about their impending nuptials. Although the couple stayed together for eight years, they never made it down the aisle.

Legal Troubles

In the past, The Game’s name has frequently been splashed across tabloid headlines for criminal acts like disorderly conduct, assaulting a fan on stage, having gang ties, and threatening a man with a gun. Most recently, The Game has been ruled liable in a sexual assault case involving She Got Game contestant, Priscilla Rainey. Now that he’s another year older, let’s hope that things pick up for him!