- Full Name: Jayceon Terrell Taylor
- Born: 11/29/1979
- Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
- Occupation: Rapper, Actor
- Marital Status: Single
The Game Net Worth History
Rapper ‘The Game’ amassed his large personal fortune mainly through robust sales of his rap albums released in the mid-to-late 2000s, including his first two albums The Documentary and Doctor’s Advocate. The Documentary was certified double platinum in March 2005 by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The Game also has generated several different revenue streams: he has starred in major motion pictures (Waist Deep, Street Kings), lent his voice and likeness to popular video games (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), and founded a record label called Black Wall Street Records with his half-brother
About The Game
Taylor was born in Los Angeles in 1979 and grew up during the zenith of the crack epidemic of the 1980s. His life and musical inspiration were greatly affected by his affiliation with the Bloods gang, street rivals of the Crips gang that dominated his neighborhood, and the violence and danger inherent in his early life. The Game’s first mixtape release in 2002 (You Know What it Is Vol. 1) generated a ton of buzz in the industry, and Taylor found himself positioned as a Dr. Dre protege after signing to Aftermath Records. His first album, The Documentary, and its follow-up, Doctor’s Advocate, are widely considered to be seminal entries in the rap genre and are credited with a resurgence in West Coast hip-hop and the classic ‘gangster’ California sound. Three of The Game’s albums have reached the number one position on the Billboard Top 200, including his first two albums and his fourth, 2008’s The R.E.D. Album.
The Game’s high-quality rapping talents and increasing marketability led to his inclusion within G-Unit, a rap supergroup that featured 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck. The three rappers in the group were east coast artists, and Interscope record producer Jimmy Iovine felt that in order to expand the group’s sales reach, a west coast artist had to be included. However, feuds between the Game and 50 Cent cut the experiment short, with each rapper accusing the other of being ‘disloyal’ and impossible to work with.
The Game has increasingly moved away from rap as a primary career and has dabbled in many other aspects of the entertainment industry, including video games, production, movies, and television. He has taken part in diverse ventures such as working with 310 Monitoring to create his own basketball shoe and promoting a 60 Days of Fitness challenge with his brother and trainer Byrd. He and his former fiancee Tiffney Cambridge were part of a reality show on VH1 called Marrying the Game, but the show was cancelled after two seasons went by with little discussion of or movement towards a wedding.
Perhaps thanks to his rough upbringing and childhood in and out of foster homes, The Game has had numerous run-ins with law enforcement officials over his career. Incidents in Greensboro, NC, and Washington state sullied The Game’s reputation to the extent that he was disallowed from entering Canada in 2011.