Young Dolph Net Worth, Early Life, Career, Personal Life, And Death

Net Worth (At the time of Death)$3 Million
Source of WealthRapper
Full NameAdolph Robert Thornton Jr.
Date of BirthJuly 27, 1985
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of DeathNovember 17, 2021 (aged 36)
PartnerMia Jaye
Quick Info

Adolf Robert Thornton Jr., famously known by his stage name, Young Dolph, had a net worth of $3 million until his death. He became famous for his rapping, songwriting, and production skills. Young Dolph was a United States nationalist and belonged to Memphis, Tennessee, USA. His rise to fame started when he appeared in an O.T. Genasis song titled “Cut It” as a guest singer. This song was released in 2015. After that, he released multiple single and album songs that got top ranking on “Billboard Hot 100” and “Billboard Hot 200.” His music journey ended with his tragic death on the 17th of November 2021 when he was shot in Memphis. He was only 36 years old at the time of his death.

Early Life

Young Dolph’s birth date is the 27th of July 1983, and his place of birth is Chicago, Illinois. He spent two years of his early life in Chicago and moved to Memphis with his family. In his family, he lived alongside his siblings. Young Dolph has four siblings. He has two sisters and two brothers.

Unfortunately, Dolph didn’t have an ideal childhood, as his parents were drug-addicted. Yong Doplh sometimes didn’t see his parents for weeks in his early life days. However, in his parents’ absence, his grandmother cared for and raised him. But, Young Dolph was not happy with his grandmother’s parenting. Young Dolph was unhappy with his grandmother because she didn’t allow Dolph’s friends to live in her house, and she yelled at him often. His grandmother also died on the 5th of March 2008. His cause of death included fatal lung cancer.

He started getting his primary education from “Hamilton High School.” He also worked as a barber during his study days at school to meet his financial needs. He worked as a barber when he was only twelve years old and ended his work as a barber at the age of fifteen years.


Early Career

Young Dolph started his career after the death of his grandmother in 2008 by releasing his first mixtape titled “Paper Route Campaign.” After achieving initial success in singing, he decided to pursue a career in rap music. He established his independent label in 2010 with the name of “Raper Route Empire.” Under the umbrella of his label, he released first mixtape for mainstream media titled “Welcome 2 Dolph World” in 2010. In the following year, he released two other mixtapes with the following titles:

  •  High-Class Street Music
  •  High-class street Music two

In the same year, Young Dolph started developing his unique raping style called “Vociferous” with “Magnetic Delivery and Uniquely Deep Voice.” In the second last month of 2012, Dolph released multiple mixtapes with the following title names:

  • A Time 2 Kill
  • Blue Magic

After releasing mixtapes, Dolph released a collaborative mixtape, “EastAtlantaMemphis,” in mid-2013. For the making of this mixtape, he collaborated with the following artists:

  • Young Scooter
  • Big Bank Black

In 2013, he also released “South Memphis Kingpin,” which was a great success. As a song for this album, “South Memphis” became very popular among listeners. He had a career breakthrough after releasing “High-Class Street Music 5: The Plug Friend” in 2015.

Rise to Fame

2016 was the year when Young Dolph got commercial success by releasing his first studio album titled “King Of Memphis.” In this album, he produced rape of the following super hit songs:

  • Get Paid
  •  It’s Goin Down

After getting safe from a murder attempt in 2017, Young Dolph released an album, “BulletProof,” which got a lot of success. He also released the “Thinking Out Loud” album in 2017 with the collaboration of the following artists:

  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Gucci Mane
  • Dram

In September 2018, he released the “Role Model” album and the “Dum and Drummer” album in 2019. Young Dolph has done a lot of work in the music industry, and in 2020, he strictly considered retirement from music to spend valuable time with his kids. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he released a “Sunshine” rap song to spread awareness about the coronavirus.

His 7th album was released in the 8th month of 2020 with the “Rich Slave” title. This album succeeded immensely and ranked fourth on “BillBoard 200.” In the following year, 2021, he releases a solo song, “Aspen,” and a collaborative album, “Dum and Dummer 2,” with the artist “Key Glock.”

Other Business Ventures

Young Dolph always wanted to work as an independent artist. Due to this reason, he released all of his songs under the “Raper Route Empire (PRE)” record label owned by him. He managed to get a lot of fan following by maintaining a high standard of creativity.

Along with establishing a record label company, Young Dolph partnered with a coffee company in Memphis.

Personal Life and Philanthropy

Young Dolph had a romantic relationship with his partner “Mia Jaye.” With his partner, he had two kids. The names of his children are as follows:

  •  Tre Tre Thornton
  •  Aria Ella Thornton

In an interview, Young Dolph said that he was strict with his parenting due to his tough upbringing by his grandmother. He spent most of his time with his family in 2020 when the coronavirus peaked. 

Along with earning a lot of net worth, Young Dolph also participates in donation and philanthropy work. He donated nearly $25,000 to a school, “Hamilton High School,” where he got his early education. Dolph also motivates a lot of school students through his speeches.

In another reported philanthropy work, he gives 200 turkeys as donations to many needy people on Thanksgiving dinner.

Death of Young Dolph

Young Dolph got two assassination attempts. He survived his first murder attempt in Feb 2017 when around one hundred rounds were fired at him. This incident took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. He got multiple gunshot wounds; however, he recovered from his injuries after two weeks. Initially, this attack was associated with his rivalry with fellow rapper “Yo Gotti.” However, later investigation proved he was not behind this criminal activity and was clear of allegations.

The second murder attempt took place in front of a bakery in his town, “Memphis,” on the 17th of November 2021. He could not survive this time and died on the same day. According to his postmortem reports, he got 22 bullets as a result of firing. After one year of his death, “Hernandez Govan” was indicted for conspiring and ordering the murder of Young Dolph. Yet justice is waiting to be done in the case as the trials of this case are under process.

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