21 Savage net worth: Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, aka 21 Savage, is a rapper with a net worth of $11 million dollars. Continue down the page for 10 surprising 21 Savage facts.
1. 21 Savage was born on October 22, 1992 in London, England. His dad is Haitian and his mother is Dominican. They split when he was young. At age seven, 21 Savage moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his mom. His dad and twin sisters (who are both dance choreographers) stayed behind. His mom had more children with a doctor she began dating in Atlanta. One of them—Quantivayus—was shot and killed during a drug deal. 21 Savage is six feet tall.
2. In junior high, 21 Savage was caught on school grounds with a gun and was subsequently banned from attending all schools in DeKalb County. After bouncing around from school to school in the Atlanta metro area, he was sent to a youth detention center. When he got out, he did a semester of high school before calling it quits.
3. Next, 21 Savage joined a gang affiliated with the Bloods. He began selling weed and committing robberies and car theft. He was arrested once when contraband was found in his car. At 19, one of his main partners in crime, Larry, was killed in a shootout. On his 21st birthday, 21 Savage was shot six times by a competing gang. His best friend, Johnny, was also hit and ended up dying.
4. So does the “21” in 21 Savage represent that fateful birthday? No. The “21” actually represents his former 2100 Street Gang that he was in. And “Savage” was just something that happened to be open on Instagram. Hence 21 Savage.
5. What’s up with the dagger tattoo on his forehead? It was inspired by Tony Montana’s blade tattoo in the movie Scarface. He and his step-brother, Quantivayus, originally planned on getting it on their hands. But Quantivayus jumped the gun, and went and got it smack-dab in the middle of his forehead. After Quantivayus was murdered, 21 Savage did the same, in honor of his fallen step-brother.
6. 21 Savage wanted to join the Air Force as a kid. Because of run-ins with the law, that never happened. So he did the next best thing: went and got his pilot’s license. He’s already done a one hour solo flight (with his instructor sitting shotty) from Miami to the Florida Keys in a one-prop Cirrus SR20. One day, he plans on owning a private jet and being able to fly it anywhere he wants, all by himself.
7. 21 Savage and his mother are lifelong practitioners of a West African religion known as Ifá. Basically: “You pray, ask questions, ask for guidance, pay respect to ancestors… and you confess your wrongdoings,” says Savage. “It’s all about making sure you pay for your sins—everybody gon’ make mistakes, commit sins. You just gotta make it right,” he told The Fader.
8. In October of 2014, 21 Savage was convicted of felony drug charges. In February of 2019, he was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who said he was a British national who was staying in the United States illegally, since his visa had expired in 2006. This caused quite the uproar, as 21 Savage had always claimed he was born and raised in Atlanta. Currently, the case is still pending and 21 Savage can move freely about the U.S., but cannot leave the country. In February of 2019, 21 Savage found himself in more hot water after he was charged with theft by deception, stemming from a 2016 concert where he pocketed $17,000 to perform and then no-showed.
9. In 2018, 21 Savage created the “21 Savage Bank Account Campaign,” which teamed up with a nonprofit organization called Get Schooled, to help teach financial literacy to the youth. “Now that I do have money in my bank account, I want to help kids with a background similar to mine to get smart about their money,” he said. “I don’t do it for recognition, you know what I’m saying? That’s just me as a person. I just love my city and my people, so it’s natural for me to help,” he added.
10. 21 Savage has dated Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member Tommie Lee, musician Rubi Rose, and socialite Amber Rose. He has three kids: two boys and one girl.
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