Plies Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement.
Plies Net Worth – American rapper Algernod Lanier Washington known as Plies merited notoriety for his rap skills and is known for his stage name Plies. During his musical journey, he has rapped along the likes of Lil Wayne, Akon, T-Pain, Usher, DJ Khaled and more.
Plies Net Worth 2020
Early Life, Family and Education
Plies was born on 22 May 1976, and his real name is Algernod Lanier Washington. He is a native of Fort Meyers, Florida. His step-brother Ronell ‘Big Gates’ Levatte, who has his record label named Big Gates Record inspired Piles to pursue his rapping career.
In September 2018, the Florida rapper was arrested at Tampa International Airport by TIA for carrying a concealed firearm without the weapon permit. The rapper is set for a lengthy prison term and would be a serious blow to his career.
The American rapper was dating Brandy Lacole Lyons. With his girlfriend of over 13 years, he shares a baby boy named Nijier Lanier Washington. The couple welcomed their son, Nijier on 20 October 2003. Their 15-year-old son was born in the University Community Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Plies also dated Instagram model Lira Galore and American radio personality Angela Yee in the past. According to the Mediatakeout, the musical artist and Lira were together in January 2015, and he confirmed his dating with Angela in June 2015.
The reports also surged that the 42-year-old Florida rapper is a married person. But, he has opted not to voice about his wife on social media and interview. Nevertheless, he has shared various marriage-related tweets on his social media.
On 9 February 2016, Plies tweeted that in his marriage, he wants to have two weddings. He further elaborated his two wedding plans and captioned, ‘One With U & One With Dat Pwussy…‘ Further on 25 January 2018, Plies tweeted stating:
While he dated several ladies in the past and shares one child with Brandy, as of September 2018, the Big Gates Record founder is a single guy in the public eye.
Plies began rapping while he was still in high school. He went on to college but eventually he dropped out to pursue his dream of becoming a famous rapper and singer. Close to the year 2000 he started a record company with his step-brother Ronnell Lawrence. Their company is called “Big Gates”.
At first Plies avoided rapping but then he wound up working with one of his label’s artists. Soon he signed on with Slip-n-Slide Records and put out quite a few mixtapes
In 2007 he dropped his single “Shawty”. The song was certified platinum and peaked at number 60 on US Billboard Hot 100. It reached number 12 on US R&B/HipHop, and also made it to the top 2 on US Billboard Rap. Lastly, the song earned an Ozone Award for the Best Rap/R&B Collaboration.
This was a busy year for Plies as he also dropped his debut album “The Real Testament”. Some of the artists featured on this album included Tank, Akon, and T-Pain. In 2008 the 17 track album reached the second slot on US Billboard 200. The second single he released was “Hypnotized”. It was also a hit track.
He has also worked with other artists on the project including Lil Wayne, K Camp, Keri Hilson, Ashanti, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown,, Fat Joe, Ace Hood, Rick Ross, and several more.
On 19 September 2018, the founder of Big Gates Record, Plies was caught at Tampa International Airport for possessing illegal firearms. According to the airport officials, TSA found that the hip-hop artist carried a concealed weapon in his hand-carry bag, a Glock 43 and a loaded magazine cartridge.
While he didn’t have any weapon permit, Plies instantly got arrested and could face up to five years prison. The police force has transferred him to the Hillsborough County jail.
As of October 2020, Plies net worth is $16 million, where he has made his fortune from onboard performances, album sales, endorsements, appearances in music videos and television, royalties, etc. He also has a luxurious mansion, which is valued at $11 million.
Plies has almost two decades of experience in the music industry, where his stage name ‘Plies’ comes from a common nickname from his hometown, which refers to the wealthy drug dealers. He had told MTV that he prefers his music to have substance rather than just being popular. His fans have a connect to his music because of its meaningful vibe.