The Game Net Worth
The Game Net Worth: $25,000,000
Sources: Geffen/Interscope, Aftermath, Rolex Records, Black Wall Street, acting
Game aka The Game aka Jayceon Terrell Taylor is a rapper, actor, and record label executive with a net worth of $25 million. The Game is famous for being one of Dr. Dre’s most successful protégés, and is arguably the number one rapper in the West Coast Hip-Hop scene today.
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1979, The Game grew up in Compton, and was exposed to the realities of gang life from an early age. After graduating high school, he began dealing drugs. This career, however, was cut short in 2001, when he was shot five times by a customer, which put him into a three-day coma.
During his recovery, The Game started to write rhymes, and decided to devote himself to Hip-Hop. He partnered with Bay Area rapper JT the Bigga Figga and began releasing mixtapes under his own label, Black Wall Street Records. These tapes eventually found their way to the desk of Sean “Diddy” Combs, who considered signing The Game to his label, Bad Boy Records. Soon, however, The Game landed himself a deal with another West Coast Hip-Hop legend, Dr. Dre, who signed The Game to his Aftermath label in 2003.
Through conversations with Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre decided to partner The Game with fellow rising star 50 Cent in the supergroup G-Unit. This move soon backfired, as the relationship between 50 Cent and The Game turned into one of rap’s biggest rivalries. The feud began when 50 dissed Game for refusing to get involved in G-Unit’s beefs with artists like Fat Joe and Jadakiss, and 50 quickly booted The Game out of G-Unit.
Despite losing his place in the supergroup, The Game’s career was bolstered by this rivalry as it helped him to build hype around the release of his debut album. “Documentary” was released in January 2005, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart. It went on to be certified double platinum, selling over five million copies worldwide. The album featured production from Dr. Dre, Kanye West, and Timbaland. And, despite The Game’s ongoing beef with G-unit, the album also featured guest vocals by 50 Cent, as well as appearances from other artists like Eminem, Nate Dogg, and Faith Evans.
Soon, the G-Unit rivalry forced The Game to leave Aftermath. His second album, “Doctor’s Advocate” was released on Geffen Records in 2006. Despite the album’s title, Dr. Dre was not involved in the production of any of the songs. Instead, The Game called in the help of producers Kanye West, Just Blaze, Scott Storch, Hi-Tek, will.i.am, and Swizz Beatz. With this album, Game had successfully scored two number one debuts in a row. The album also contained a number of hit singles, including “Wouldn’t Get Far,” which was produced by Kanye West.
Two years later, The Game scored a number two album with “LAX,” and followed that up with another number one seller, 2011′s “The R.E.D. Album.” One year later, The Game came out with his fourth number one selling album, “Jesus Piece,” which featured collaborations with Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, and Common, among others.
In addition to rapping, The Game has also made somewhat of a name for himself in the acting world. He started out with a few voice acting roles, voicing characters for the video games “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” and “Def Jam: Icon.” He made his big screen debut in 2006 in the film “Waist Deep” along with Tyrese Gibson. He has since appeared in a number of other films, including “Tournament of Dreams,” “Street Kings,” and “House Arrest.”
In 2012, The Game entered a joint venture with rapper Stat Quo to found Rolex Records. The Game has said that, with Rolex, both rappers hope to put into practice some of the lessons they learned from Dr. Dre and Aftermath. The Game also continues to operate Black Wall Street Records, which has released albums by artists like Nu Jerzey Devil, Compton Menace, and Mysonne, among others.
After “Jesus Piece,” Game was freed from his contract with Interscope/Geffen. He now plans to release his music under Rolex, as does Stat Quo. Rolex has not yet announced any other additions to its roster, but if Game’s predictions are correct, the label is “gonna do it big.”