Slim Thug Net Worth Estimate
Slim Thug net worth is estimated to be at between $2 million and $3 million. He amassed his money due to his successful career in the music industry as a rap artist.
Who is Slim Thug?
Slim Thug is a famous rap singer who is probably best known for his appearance on fellow rap singer Mike Jones’ hit single called “Still Tippin’”.
Other than that, he also has a very large output, having released 13 solo albums, 9 collaborations with other colleagues and friends in the music industry, 3 EPs, and over 20 mixtapes. His real name is Stayve Jerome Thomas.
Slim Thug’s Career
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Slim Thug’s career started off modestly though notably as he became a bit of an underground sensation via releasing an impressively large number of mixtapes. His career started this way in the late 1990s, with him getting paid to make these mixtapes, which the Swishahouse Records label released.
After a few years with Swishahouse Records in Houston, Slim Thug began to feel the itch to want to trailblaze his own path. This led to the formation of his own independent record label, which he named Boss Hogg Outlawz, the label name deriving from the name of the villainous commissioner in the hit 1980s television series, The Dukes of Hazzard, which ran from 1979 to 1985.
As the first decade of the twenty-first century progressed, Slim Thug’s success only began to grow. He put out an increasingly large number of mixtapes through Bogg Hogg Outlawz, making him a huge regional seller in not only Texas, where it was located but a number of other nearby states in the South.
Major labels took notice and began to woo him, but Slim Thug decided not to sign with any of them at the time. He instead continued to release his albums, build his brand, wealth, and public profile. In addition to his music career, he also made money in both real estate and retail.
In 2004, however, he finally decided to take the plunge and sign with a major label. He went with the Neptunes’ Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records, which were subsidiaries of the gargantuan record company, Geffen Records.
As Slim Thug’s first release, Star Trak put out a full album called Already Platinum in 2005, which featured a bunch of the songs that had already been underground hits for him. This was an interesting and unusual situation of an artist almost having a greatest hits album as their first big release. It debuted impressively in second place on Billboard Magazine’s 200 charts.
Two of his biggest hits on the album were “3 Kings” and “Like a Boss”. The former featured Bun B and T. I., other big rap names, and the latter had Bun B again, and the hugely popular Pharrell). Other singles that featured on the album were “Incredible Feeling” and “I Ain’t Heard of That”, the latter of which was also a huge hit.
Perhaps ironically, Already Platinum wasn’t actually destined to be certified Platinum, however, it did reach Gold status. This was helped by it hitting first place on the U.S. Rap chart, as well as on US R&B chart and the Billboard Hot 100.
The album also received some excellent reviews. In Stylus Magazine, Evan McGarvey wrote, “After years of singles that people called ‘infectious’ and ‘club-ready,’ they take Slim Thug and his dashing uniqueness and carve diamonds. This [album] isn’t a musical highlight reel, it’s watching artists shuck off personal curses and step into their own skins.”
Christian Hoard said in Rolling Stone that the album was “a popwise bastardization of the Houston rap scene’s round-the-way charm, and raved about the “down-home brassiness” of Slim’s vocal performances throughout the tracks.
Perhaps the most unique praise for that performance came from Pitchfork’s Tom Breihan, who described him as sounding “prehistoric like he’s always existed like this voice has been echoing over canyons and through caves since before time began.”
Slim Thug also made guest appearances on other huge celebrities’ music releases. For example, he rapped with Gwen Stefani on a remix of her hit song, “Luxurious” in 2005. Later that year, he also popped up in Beyoncé’s release, “Check On It”. His biggest success in this arena at the time, though, was in Mike Jones and Paul Wall’s “Still Tippin’”.
In 2006, he was honored with an MTV Music Video Award for the video of “Check On It”.
Around this time, Slim Thug had also formed a group called the Boss Hogg Outlawz, and they put out a number of albums, the first of which was in 2004 and called Boyz N Blue. The next two occurred after the MTV Music Video Awards and were, respectively, 2007’s Serve & Collect, and 2008’s Back by Blockular Demand: Serve & Collect 2. The police theme ran throughout all three.
Black by Blockular Demand was to be his last Star Trak release, however. He and Boss Hogg Outlawz, his label, left them in 2008.
Slim Thug released his next solo album a few years later in 2009 via E1 Music. It was called Boss of All Bosses. This didn’t only refer to his earlier song, “Like a Boss”. It also referred to his self-professed title as both “Big Boss of the South”, as in the Southern states of the United States of America, and “Big Boss of the North”. The North he meant here was North Houston in Texas, where he was raised.
Unfortunately for Slim Thug, it didn’t achieve the same runaway hit status that Already Platinum had managed, but it did moderately well. It sold 32,000 copies in its first week and reached the 15th spot on the Billboard 200. Its most famous song is likely “I Run”, it’s big single.
It was overall, however, considered to be something of a sophomore slump for the rapper, which is ironic given its reviews generally praised it as being a significantly stronger album than Already Platinum had been. David Jeffries of AllMusic said, “This raw album is a welcome throwback [to Slim Thug’s early years] that no longtime fan should be without.”
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Meanwhile, RapReviews’ Pedro Hernandez raved that it was a “triumphant introduction to Thug’s unique brand of Texas rap rather than Thug trying to conform to the current trends,” as he felt Slim Thug had on his previous album.
2010 saw the release of his third big full-length studio release, Tha Thug Show. The rapper Z-Ro appeared on “Gangsta”, its first single, and the second, “So High”, which became another pretty big success for him, included an appearance by singer/rapper B.o.B.
Three years later in 2013, rather than release a full album, he put out an EP called Welcome to Texas EP. That one featured Ludacris, Pimp C, and Rick Ross. It wasn’t until 20220, a full decade later that saw the release of Thug Life, his most recent album.
Slim Thug: Early Life
Slim Thug was born in 1980 on September 8th. His name at birth was Stayve Jerome Thomas. His nickname, “Slim,” was first given to him when he was a teen due to the fact that he was extremely tall, skinny, and lanky.
The second part of his name “Thug” came from perceptions people had about him due to the way he styled his hair in braids, and due to his gold teeth and sunglasses. He was 7 when rap star Coolio’s career really began to take off.
Slim Thug’s Personal Life and Family
Not much is known publicly about Slim Thug’s family. As far as we know, he is not currently married and we don’t know if he’s currently dating anyone. He has three sons, however, from various relationships. Their names are Dreux, Kobe, and Stavye.
Slim Thug used to be romantically involved with Letoya Luckett from the famous R&B group that launched Beyoncé’s career, Destiny’s Child. She later, however, she spoke out against him.
He made disparaging comments about Black women, saying, “Black women have to bow down and let it be known that they gotta start working hard; they gotta start cooking and being down for they man more…White women treat they man like a king.”
Letoya replied to Essence Magazine, “I’m so proud to be a Black woman. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world…
“He has a great mother, he has a great grandmother…women that raised him. His sister…who if it wasn’t for her you wouldn’t even know who Slim Thug was. Because of how they took care of him…I mean, you know, whatever was said, was said. But on my end, Black is Beautiful!”
Slim Thug’s Social Media Influence
Slim Thug maintains a presence on a number of social media platforms, which are gone into below. His most popular and well maintained are his Instagram and Facebook.
Slim Thug has a public Facebook page. On this platform, he has over 1.3 million followers and is himself following only 8 in return. Most of the content on this account seems to be cross-posted material from his other social media, mainly Instagram.
But things you will often find appearing on this page are clips of his latest videos, announcements of various upcoming live events, concerts, and such, plugs for new albums and merchandise, photos and videos of himself, memes, and so on and so forth.
Slim Thug also has a public Twitter account, where he tweets under the account handle @slimthugga. On this platform, he has nearly 300,000 followers and is himself only following 1,201 as of the present time.
He tends to use this account to plug his latest albums, merchandise, concerts, events, etc., as well as to retweet fans’ tweets about his work, life, and career. Most of his engagement on the platform seems to come in the form of retweets rather than himself adding new material, at least lately.
Slim Thug also has an Instagram, on which he has slightly more followers than his Facebook, 1.5 million, both of which are much more than his Twitter, which indicates how much more present he is on this platform.
He is following 3,263 people here as well, the most of any of the others. Most of the material on this account can also be found on his Facebook, although this seems to be the originating account from which the Facebook page gets its material.
This account, however, has even more posted videos of himself, family, and friends, music video clips, plugs for various events and merchandise, and so on and so forth.
Slim Thug technically does have a LinkedIn page, his profession is listed there as “Music Professional and Universal Music Group”. He doesn’t, however, seem to use the account, as there is no other information posted on there as far as biography or resume, and he has no posts up himself, nor is he following anyone.
It says he’s made 12 connections, but that’s all for the present time. Should this change in the future and he starts to use this account more regularly, we’ll be sure to keep this information updated.
Slim Thug also seems to have a TikTok page, although it isn’t verified and he doesn’t have a very big following on this platform. He has only 3715 followers and 1753 likes. He himself is following 115 people.
The account is located @slimthugofficial. It’s not clear whether this account actually is official, however, or is a fan posing as him, which may account for its overall lack of popularity compared to his presence on other social media platforms.
Slim Thug: Height, Weight
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Slim Thug is 6 feet, 6 inches tall, which is 198.1 centimeters. His weight is estimated to be at about 176 pounds, or 80 kilograms, although that isn’t publicly available knowledge, so again, that’s only an estimate. Slim Thug’s hair color is brown.
Slim Thug’s eye color is also brown. His shoe size is not currently publicly available knowledge.
Slim Thug Net Worth & Bio Summary
|Stayve Jerome Thomas
|Place of Birth
|Houston, Texas, USA
|Net Worth Estimate
|$2Million - $3Million