Michael Wayne Atha is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and entrepreneur known by his stage name Yelawolf. He was born on December 30, 1979, and raised in Gadsden, Alabama. He appeared on the UPN network reality series The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott. In 2005, he embarked on his music career, releasing his independent debut album Creekwater and his debut mixtape Pissin’ in a Barrel of Beez.
In 2009, he started to work on his 2009 breakthrough mixtape titled Trunk Muzik. With Ghet-O-Vision producer, W.L.P.W.R. The mixtape released in January 2010 and created an online buzz for Yelawolf. The same year, he agreed to released Trunk Muzik 0-60 with Interscope Records. In addition, Yelawolf raised his profile by making guest appearances on albums by rappers Big Boi, Travis Barker, Paul Wall, Gucci Mane, and Tech N9ne, among others, in 2010 and 2011.
Further, he contracted with Eminem’s Shady Records and released two studio albums, with his latest being 2014’s Love Story. He has also released six mixtapes and two E.P.s. In addition, Yelawolf began his own record label called Slumerican. His album Radioactive debuting the following week at #13 on the Billboard 200 chart. He has referred to Detroit-based recording artist Kid Rock as a major influence in mixing country music, hip hop, and rock music.
Quick Facts About Yelawolf
Full Name: Michael Wayne Atha
Age(in2021): 42 Years
Occupation: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Years Active: 2005-present
Height: 6′0″ (1.83 m)
Weight: 76 kg; In pounds: 167 lbs.
Yelawolf Net Worth and Source of Wealth
The American rapper has an approximate net worth of $4.5 million. He gained most of his wealth from sales of albums, sponsorships, and prize money. According to Wikipedia, his primary income source is a professional rapper. As you know, athletes, singers, actors, entertainers, whoever else have you, they do not only earn their money directly from their professions. He has got a load of cash through songs and his huge sponsorship contracts.
Besides, he draws some paychecks from his endorsement deals. The first single to the E.P., titled “Push ‘Em,” reached #24 on Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 15,000. Two singles from the album Love Story, “Till It’s Gone” and “Best Friend,” have amassed over 100 million views on YouTube and received a Gold certification from the R.I.A.A. Also. This is the most celebrated release of Yelawolf among his fan base and received a Gold certification for 500,000 units sold.