Tee Grizzley is an American rapper, singer, and actor. Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1994, Tee was the first in his family to enroll for college. His real name is Terry Sanchez Wallace Jr. Tee started his career in 2016, after getting out of prison. He released his debut single First Day Out, and from there, his career took off. How much is Tee Grizzley net worth?
Tee’s best singles include No Effort, Colors, From the D to the A, and First Day Out. His debut single First Day Out amassed more than two million views in the first three weeks. This helped him land a deal with 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records in 2017. As of June 2020, Tee Grizzley net worth is $1.5 million.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in 1994 in Detroit, Tee lived with his grandmother. His father and mother got in and out of prison constantly. He showed an interest in rap music when he was in high school. Quickly after he formed the musical group All Stars Ball Hard. Other members included three of his friends, Lee, JR, and Po.
This was back at the beginning of the 2010s. Wallace took the moniker of ASBH Lee. The group started uploading videos and songs to YouTube.
In 2011, his mother got sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking. His father got killed in 2012. That took a toll on Wallace. He was the first in many generations in his family to enroll in college. He attended Michigan State University, studying finance and accounting.
Yet, after financial difficulties, he turned to another career. Wallace and his friends robbed other dormitories and stole electronics and money. On February 27, 2014, Wallace and his friend Jeremy Ford got caught. They got released pending investigation, and Wallace went on the run. He fled to Kentucky, where he attempted a robbery at a jewelry store.
He got caught and sent to prison for nine months. He also got sentenced to another 18 months to 15 years for the Michigan State robberies in September 2015.
Tee spent his time in prison rapping. He wrote his entire debut mixtape and took rapping more seriously. After he got released from prison, he took the name Tee Grizzley. He also released his debut single, First Day Out in November 2016.
The music video garnered 2 million views on YouTube in just three weeks. That helped him land a deal with 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records in 2017.
In February 2017, Wallace released his second single, Second Day Out, and then his third single, From the D to the A.
In March 2017 he released a music video and the single No Effort. And the next month, he released his debut mixtape, My Moment. Lebron James featured his song in an Instagram Post, and Tee’s career took off. His record sales tripled instantly.
By the summer of 2017, Tee released another song, Teetroit. In September, he released the single Beef featuring Meek Mill. This song earned him some BET Hip Hop Awards nominations. In February 2018, he released one of his most successful singles, Colors.
Tee hit a rough patch in the summer of 2019. On August 20, his vehicle got shot in Detroit, Michigan. His aunt and manager Jabina died in the shooting at the age of 41. Tee and the driver survived the incident unharmed.
Awards and Nominations
Tee Grizzley net worth is more than $1.5 million. He doesn’t have any awards in his portfolio yet. But he earned a couple of nominations. Here is a quick list:
- 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist
- 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, nominated for Best Mixtape for My Moment
- 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, nominated for Push Artist of the Year
Earnings and Income
How does Tee Grizzley make his money? Well, Tee Grizzley net worth is more than $1.5 million. He earns most of the money through his musical career.
So far, Tee released two mixtapes and a studio album. They achieved great success. Tee also has a deal with a record label. He earns a percentage through the shows he does as well.
On social media, Tee is one of the more popular rappers. His YouTube channel generates between $3,000 and $20,000 per month. With that success, he can earn up to $200,000 per year from YouTube alone.
Tee also earns from the online streaming of his video. As a successful entrepreneur, Wallace sells casual clothing like T-Shirt, hoodies, and sweat pants online. That is another source of income.
Some estimates are he makes about $600,000 per year, considering all of his income sources.
Lifestyle and Assets
Tee Grizzley net worth allows him to live an above-average lifestyle. He bought a large home in Michigan in 2017. But there is no info about the price he paid. According to sources, the price of his home goes between $350,000 and $800,000. Tee disclosed he pays $7,500 monthly in a mortgage.
His home is in a quiet area with a beautiful wooded backyard. He has a fine taste for cars. He owns a Ford and a Mercedes. He often posts pictures with multiple Bentleys. And in 2019, he shared a video from his home showing his multicolor Bentley.
As of June 2020, Tee Grizzley is single. Born in 1994, he skyrocketed to fame following his release from prison and his debut single, First Day Out.
Tee doesn’t share details about his private life. He only disclosed that he had one relationship previously.