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Tech N9ne Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Relationship

Tech N9ne Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Relationship.

Tech N9ne Net Worth 2020Tech N9ne is a popular American rapper, songwriter and record producer. Born into an African-American family, he was brought up by his mother into a strict Christian tradition.Tech N9ne Net Worth 2020


He also studied Islam with his Muslim stepfather and later searched for truth in other religions as well.

Tech N9ne Net Worth

Tech N9ne is an American rapper who has a net worth of $16 million dollars.


Tech N9ne was born as Aaron Dontez Yates on November 8, 1971, in Kansas City, Missouri. His father, Carlton Cook, a man of low morality, lived in Los Angeles, where he worked in the Police Department (LAPD). He abandoned the family when Aaron was very young but often visited Kansas City.

Aaron remembers seeing his biological father for the first time when he was five years old. Whenever he came to Kansas City he would put up with his own mother, whom Aaron called May Ma and threw lavish parties. As a child, Aaron enjoyed them very much.

Aaron was brought by her mother, Maude Sue Yates-Khalifah, a proficient musician, in the strict Christian tradition. They lived in a small house in the Wayne Miner projects with his grandmother and a few aunts and uncles. Liquors and parties were taboos in their home.

As a young boy, Aaron was greatly disturbed by his mother’s epilepsy and lupus, from which she had been suffering since she was 18.

In his distress, he began to search for ‘God’, roaming around in the abandoned buildings with his best friend, Brian Dennis, hoping to film a ghost.

When Aaron was twelve years old, his mother married Abdul Hassan Khalifah, a Muslim gentleman. Thereafter, he moved to a new house with his mother and stepfather, eventually having two half-brothers, Hakim Khalifah and Kiraameen Khalifah, and one half-sister, Basimah Khalifah, from this union.


  • Since JCOR Entertainment failed to promote ‘Anghellic’, they now made fresh deal with MSC Entertainment, releasing Tech N9ne’s fourth studio album, ‘Absolute Power’ through them on September 24, 2002. It was a great hit, selling over 358, 000 copies and picking at #79 on the Billboard 200.
  • He encouraged his fans to officially download ‘Absolute Power’ for free, which increased the number of his listeners manifold. Also from 2002, he began to work on his next studio album, ‘Everready (The Religion)’. The album took four years to complete and was ultimately released on November 7, 2006.
  • On July 17, 2007, he released ‘Misery Loves Kompany’, the first album of the ‘Collabos’ series, which was also his sixth studio album. Recorded in one month, it was a huge hit, debuting at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard 200, having 13,000 copies sold in the first week.
  • On July 1, 2008, Tech N9ne released his seventh studio album, ‘Killer’. Recorded between January and March 2008, it debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200, selling 36,199 copies in its first week alone. By September, he had more than one million albums sold over his entire catalog.
  • In 2009, he had two albums released. ‘Sickology 101’, his eighth studio album, second in the ‘Collabos’ series, was released on April 28. On October 26, he released ‘K.O.D.’, another great hit debuting at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 30,326 copies in its first week alone.
  • In 2010, he released only one album,’ The Gates Mixed Plate’. Named after ‘Gates Bar-B-Q’, a Kansas City restaurant, the album is full of light party music, selling 17,000 copies in the first week alone. Also in the same year, he made his acting debut, appearing in ‘Big Money Rustlas’.
  • In 2011, he released his eleventh and twelfth albums; ‘All 6’s and 7’s’ and ‘Welcome To Strangeland’, the latter being the fourth album in his ‘Collabos’ series. In the same year, he also embarked on ‘All 6’s and 7’s: The Tour’ covering 62 shows from May 26 and July 6.
  • Tech N9ne spent 2012 preparing for his thirteenth studio album, ‘Something Else’, also releasing a number of EPs like ‘E.B.A.H.’ (Evil Brain Angel Heart) and ‘Boiling Point’. ‘Something Else’ was finally released on July 30, 2013, receiving widespread acclaim, debuting at number four on the US Billboard 200.
  • In 2014, Tech N9ne launched his “Independent Grind” tour, which began on April 9 and ended in Kansas City on June 28. Meanwhile, on May 6, he released his fourteenth studio album, ‘Strangeulation’, which debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200. It was also his fifth album in his Collabos series.
  • Also in 2014, he appeared in ‘Vengeance’, a direct-to-video film. In the following year, he appeared in two more films’; as Zombie in ‘Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn’ and as the Librarian in ‘Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival’.
  • In 2015, he released two albums; ‘Special Effects’ on May 4 and ‘Strangeulation Vol. II’ on November 20, the latter being his sixth ‘Collabos’ album. While both of them were great hits, ‘Special Effects’ debuted at 4 on the US Billboard 200 and ‘Strangeulation Vol. II’ at number 25.
  • In spring 2016, Tech N9ne went on ‘Independent Powerhouse Tour’, in which he was accompanied by fellow Strange members. Concurrently, he continued recording the tracks of his next studio album, ‘The Storm’, which was finally released on December 9, 2016.
  • In 2017, he released his last two ‘Collabos’ series albums; ‘Dominion’ (on April 7) and ‘Strange Reign’ (on October 13).
  • His latest album, ‘Planet’, released on March 2, 2018, debuted at no 14 on the US Billboard 200.


In 1995, Tech N9ne married his girlfriend, Lecoya LeJeune. They had two daughters, Alyia and Reign Yates, both of whom grew up to be singers. The couple separated in 2005.

In 2015, ten years after their initial separation, Tech N9ne filed for divorce, which was granted on November 2017.

Tech N9ine also had a son named Dontez Yates, born out of his liaison with Agonee, one of his co-musicians at ‘Nnutthowze’. He received his custody because Agonee was found to be schizophrenic.