Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., popularly known as Young Dolph, was an immensely talented American musician.
Even though he lived a short life of 36, his extensive skills being a rapper, songwriter-producer, and recording artist has made him greater than his life. Young Dolph net worth is estimated to be approximately $3 Million in 2021.
This short-lived Youngman, who was killed by gunshot in a public place in the daytime, has a true story struggle, worth telling!
Let’s take a deep dive into his life
Early Life, Family, and Education
Young Dolph came to this world on July 27, 1985. At the age of two, his family moved to Memphis from Chicago.
Dolph’s father, Mr. Thornton was a businessman, and his mother, Mrs. Thornton was a housewife. He had four siblings.
However, he was mostly taken care of by his grandmother as his parents were crack cocaine addicts and would only see them twice a month.
He considered his grandmother to be his first and foremost teacher and her teaching helped him throughout his life.
He completed his early schooling at Magnolia Elementary School in Memphis. And later, he joined Hamilton High School in Memphis.
Career, Award, and Recognition
The death of his grandmother crushed him inside, made him devastated.
However, he managed to collect all the broken pieces together and found a way to give this pain a direction through rapping.
In 2008, Dolph started his career in music by releasing his first mixtape ‘Paper Route Campaign’. And all the appreciation and responses from the audience encouraged him to get involved with the music world more deeply.
This led him to release many other mixtapes such as ‘A Time 2 Kill’, ‘Blue Magic’, and ‘Felix Brothers’.
The O.T. Genasis’s double-platinum hit single “Cut It”, featuring Young Dolph came at the 35th position in the list of Billboard Hot 100 in 2016.
Furthermore, he also released ‘Kings of Memphis’ as his debut album in the same year, which became an even bigger hit, ranking at the 49th position in the Billboard 200.
In the following year, his second studio album, ‘Bulletproof’, referencing a prior incident that happened to him, hit the Us Billboard 200 at 36.
In 2018, he released his fifth album ‘Role Model’, which is considered to be one of the best works, came at the 25th position in the Billboard 200.
A street intersecting Dunn Avenue and Airways Boulevard in Memphis has been renamed Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr Avenue in the honor of late Young Dolph.
Asset, House, and Car
Apart from an artistic persona, Dolph also had a businessman in him. He used to invest a huge amount of money in real estate every year.
He bought over 100 properties in Memphis. And on every birthday of his children, he also purchased a foreclosure for them.
He was a man who knew how to spend his money well! Recently he published a recording of his luxurious car collection, where you find Ferrari, G-Wagon, Wraith, and Bentley.
Dolph also had a heart of gold. He was well known for his philanthropic works. Every year he used to donate a good amount of money from his earnings.
Income Detail and Net Worth
Young Dolph’s most of his money came from his albums, mixtapes, and song recordings.
Attending events, performing live shows, and merchandise were also his other sources of income. He used to charge around $30,000 for each show appearance.
Merchandise store as being his other source of income, he earned more than $400,000 by selling hoodies and T-Shirts in 2016.
All of this has allowed him to achieve worldwide recognition and accumulate a fortune of $3 million.
Social media popularity
Social media had been a great help to Young Dolph in gaining popularity all over the world. Even after his death, the number of his followers on different social platforms is increasing every day.
Currently, his Instagram account has 4.8 million followers and more than 908.8k followers on Twitter.
His official YouTube channel under the name ‘Young Dolph’ has 1.65 m subscribers.
His Facebook page has 521,128 followers at present.
He usually used these accounts to update his fans about his upcoming albums, shows, and events.
At A glance
|Full Name||Adolph Thornton Jr. ( Young Dolph)|
|Net Worth by 2021 December||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth||27 July 1985.|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A|
|Date of Death||17 November 2021|
|Profession||Rapper, Songwriter, and record producer|
|Children||One son and one daughter|
|Record Labels||Paper Route Empire, 1017 Brick squad, Familiar Territory, Bern One Entertainment.|
|Albums||‘Kings of Memphis’, ‘Bulletproof’, ‘Thinking Out Loud’, ‘Role Model’, ‘Dum and Dummer’, ‘Rich Slave’, ‘Dum and Dummer 2’ etc.|
Young Dolph is the name of inspiration to the upcoming rappers in the music
industry. His unique voice and diverse talent in music made his success inevitable. Within a very short time, he reached the highest position among the rappers.
However, his sudden death is a great loss to this industry. He will always be remembered through his works and good deeds.
For the year 2021, Young Dolph net worth is estimated to be worth $3 Million.