How much is Chief Keef worth? Chief Keef is worth $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and while that might not seem like a ton of money, at least not compared to the Jay Zs and Kanyes of the world, it’s a fortune for a guy who got his start posting videos to YouTube while under house arrest. Born Keith Cozart in Chicago, Illinois, on August 15, 1995, Chief Keef is as famous for his music as he is for his controversial image, and he has a long history of getting into trouble. Raised in Chi-Town’s Englewood neighborhood, located on the city’s South Side, Chief Keef dropped out of school at 15 and was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. It was during his punishment for this crime that he began releasing the videos that would make him famous, and early supporters included Kanye West, who cut a version of Keef’s “I Don’t Like.” A bidding war followed, and Cozart ultimately signed with Interscope. His debut album, “Finally Rich,” dropped in December 2012, and he’s slated to issue his follow-up effort, “Bang 3,” in June 2014.

Chief Keef’s net worth of $1.5 million certainly justifies that “Finally Rich” album title, and his second LP promises to earn him even more cash. Unfortunately, the man behind “Hate Bein’ Sober” has had numerous run-ins with the law, and in March 2014, he was picked up for DUI and driving on a suspended license in Illinois. The arrest followed a stint in rehab, and he’s been linked to at least one violent crime. Keef hasn’t helped his case by posting Instagram photos of himself holding guns, and while he’s been championed by Kanye, other Chicago MCs like Lupe Fiasco and Rhymefest have taken him to task for his music and image.

How much is Chief Keef worth compared to other rap newcomers? He’s sitting on about half as much cash as ASAP Rocky, who’s worth $3 million, and both artists come up short of Tyler the Creator, who’s sitting on a cool $4 million.

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