Joey Badass Net Worth

Net Worth: $5 million
Age: 23
Full name: Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott
Born: 20th January, 1995
Country of Origin: United States of America
Occupation: Rapper, Actor and Record Producer
Last Updated: 2018


One predominant question that is asked is what is Joey Badass’ net worth?

Joey Badass is a famous American rapper, record producer, and actor.

This rapper whose signature is his dreadlock is one of the founding members of Pro Era Group.

He is also known to feature in the series, Mr. Robot.

Badass is currently making waves both in the rap music and movie industry, undoubtedly, you must have come across him.

The Brooklyn born rapper who loves his name styled as Joey Bada$$ despite being under the age of 30 has proved age doesn’t matter when amassing wealth.

Joey Badass’ net worth is something that may come as a surprise to some and not to others.

However, before we jump into his worth when it comes to celebrity net worth, let’s take a look at Joey Badass’ date of birth, early life, education, career, and others.

Joey Badass’ Age, Early Life, and Education

Many have wondered, “What is Joey Badass’ real name?” To put a stop to that world wonder, Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott is Joey Badass’ real name.

What is Joey Badass’ age? For someone born on the 25th day of January 1995, the correct answer is 23.

Joey Badass has sure hit great strides in rap music despite his young age and we sure expect more.

Interestingly, he was the first of his immediate Caribbean family to be born on U.S soil.

Joey’s mother originated from the Island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean which his father is a Jamaican.

To answer the question; “Where was Joey Badass born?”  He was born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City and was raised in Bed Study.

Joey Badass who attended the Edward R. Murrow High School initially enrolled into the school to study acting, but along the line, he transitioned towards music when he was in 9th grade with a keen focus on rapping.


He started his rapping career with the name, “JayOhVee,” but with time he changed it to Joey Badass.

According to him, he changed his name because of media who focus more on rappers with more cynical names.

He said Joey Badass sounded cool to him at the time and fit his mood.

Joey had started writing poetry and songs at the age of 11 along with CJ Fly a founding member of the collective known as Progressive Era, popularly called Pro Era which was formed by his high school friends, Capital Steez and Powers Pleasant.

Joey Badass’ Career

Badass’ career started in 2010. In October of the year, 2010, Joey Badass uploaded a video of himself doing a freestyle on YouTube.

The video was shared and re-posted on the American hip hop website World Star Hip Hop.

Joey’s freestyling video caught the attention of Jonny Shipes, chairman of Cinematic Music Group.

This event led to Jonny becoming Joey’s manager.

Following his being managed by Jonny Shipes, in early 2012, Joey Badass and Capital Steez released a video for “Survival Tactics” via their YouTube channel “PROfckingERA.”

The video samples the 2000 Fold song titled Survival Tactics by Styles of Beyond.

Together as Pro Era, they released their first mixtape called The Secc$ Tap.e.

On the 21st of March, 2012, MTV News featured Joey Badass’ verse from the video during a RapFix  Live segment and subsequently appeared as a featured guest on Sucker Free the following month.

Following the song, he released the video premiere of “Hardknock” which featured CJ on MTV2.

On the 12th of June, 2012, Joey Badass’ debut solo mixtape, 1999 was released.

He followed it up with the video of the song, “Waves” which he released in the same month.

The mixtape gained him popularity in the underground scene and was named the 38th best album of 2012 by Complex Magazine and the best mixtape of 2012 by HipHopDX.

In September of the same year, he dropped another mixtape titled Rejex which featured all the tracks that were not included on the first mixtape.

Joey Badass’ Collaborations

Following that, American rapper Mac Miller reached out to Joey Badass for a collaboration.

Joey appeared on the song “America” from Miller’s mixtape, Macadelic and opened for Miller at the Roseland Ballroom in April 2012.

After that, Joey, Juicy J, and Pro Era performed on The Smoker’s Club’s One Hazy Summer Tour presented by Ecko Unltd and, a tour that lasted for 30 days.

He was also featured on the posse cut track “1 Train” off ASAP Rocky’s album Long.Live.ASAP (2013) which featured Action Bronson, Kendrick Lamar and others.

On October 29, 2013, he released an EP, Summer Knights which featured four songs from the mixtape of the same name and three new songs and a remix.

The EP debuted at number 48 of the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

On January 13, he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he performed the song “Like Me” live with BJ the Chicago Kid, The Roots and Statik Selektah.

On his 20th birthday, he released his much critically acclaimed album titled, B4.DA.$$.

In an interview with XXL, an American hip hop magazine, Joey Badass stated that he is influenced by Nas, Tupac Shakur, Jay Z, The Notorious BIG, among others.

He has been compared to Nas on many occasions.

Joey Badass’ Albums

Joey Badass’ discography consists of two studio albums, one extended play (EP), three mixtapes and 24 singles, including three which he is on as a featured artist.

His debut mixtape, titled 1999 was released on June 12, 2012.

The mixtape was followed up by Summer Knight, released in July of the next year.

His debut studio album is titled B$.DA.$$ and was released on the 20th of January, 2015.

He dished out his second studio album All-Amerikkkan Badass in April of 2017.

Joey Badass’ Awards and Achievements

Joey Badass was nominated for the category of “Best New Artist” in the BET Awards of the year 2013.

He was also nominated for “rookie of the year” in BET Hip Hop Awards of the same year.

Badass won the award of Social Star in BMI R&B/Social Awards held in 2016.

Joey Badass’ Family

Joey Badass’ Father

His father’s name is unknown to the media as of the time of this post.

All that is known about him is that he is of Jamaican descent.

Joey Badass’ Mother

Badass’ mother’s name is unknown to the media too. Based on research, she is of Caribbean descent.

Joey Badass’ Siblings

He has three brothers and a sister who he grew up with, however, the names and details of his siblings, just like his parents, are unknown.

Joey Badass’ Wife

Joey Badass was not officially married as of the time of writing this piece. However, he has a girlfriend.

Joey Badass’ Daughter

Joey Badass opened up about having a child, a daughter, for the first time ever during a visit to Complex’s Open Late.

According to him, “It’s amazing. It’s a life changer for sure. To just like see this little human that you participated in, you co-created with someone, to see, like you.

She’s like my little twin.

It’s honestly the most heartwarming thing that’s ever happened to me, and it happens literally every time I look in her eyes.

Instagram screenshot of joey badass and his daughter

It’s a great feeling, bro. I love it” He told the host, Peter Rosenberg.

Everyone had wanted to know the name of Joey Badass’ daughter and to have a view of what the lovely baby looks like.

Joey took to his Twitter page on Father’s Day and shared a picture of his daughter, Indigo Raine.

In the picture which is on Joey Badass’ twitter handle, he is seen snuggling up to a sleeping Indigo, and sincerely, that’s a scene to see.

He twitted, “Celebrating my first Father’s Day today with my beautiful daughter. Thank you guys for all wishes.

Sending love to all the dads out there. Enjoy!”

Joey Badass’ Girlfriend

Badass’ girlfriend goes by the name of Niara Indigo, and she has a child for the rap star.

Joey Badass’ House

Joey Badass now lives in his own house where he is known to organize parties for his friends.

According to him, while he was growing up, he used to come back home to see unpaid bills on their kitchen door.

Joey Badass’ Social Media Handles

Joey Badass is active on social media and updates his fans frequently with what is happening in his life.

For the purpose of communication, his Twitter handle is (@joeyBADASS).

On Instagram, he has 1.5 million followers, and his handle is (@Joeybadass).

How does Joey Badass make his Money?

Joey Badass is a great/successful singer and a ‘badass’ rapper.

His talents don’t stop there as he has poetry also as one of his sources of income. A

Asides from his rapping, singing and poultry career, he acts in movies as shown in the series, Mr. Robots, and he writes songs for other rappers too.

He has released many of his albums and mixtapes , and some of them have made fame and fortune.

His primary source of income is his music career.

He has made good money from the sales of his albums as well as mixtapes.

Also, he earns from his feature on television and from tours and concerts he embarks on.

Another massive boost to his income is his status as one of the founding members of “Pro Era Group.”

All these sources of income contribute to his income yearly and have led to Joey Badass’ net worth in 2018.

Joey Badass’ Net Worth 2018

Joey Badass’ net worth in 2018 sits at $5 million. This is an exceptional sum for a young rapper.

The rapper who has been silent for some time wants his fans to be eager for the release of another album which will surely increase Joey Badass’ net worth.

However, with little collaborations and endorsements, Joey Badass’ net worth keeps shooting up.

His charges for performances  in shows run into thousands of dollars also increases Joey Badass’ net worth.

His social media presence also add to boost the income of this young rapper.


Joey Badass’ net worth has proved that there is no age limit to what you can achieve.

He has made history by showing that singing, rapping, and songwriting has no age limitations.

Once you have the passion and determination, you can do it.

With the young star rapper working on some projects and with the years still by his side, we expect more from Joey Badass in the coming years.





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