Getting to know a celebrity is not always easy as it sounds. They hide information about their personal lives and present only the best. But, sometimes information they wouldn’t like to disclose come out to the surface.

In today’s text we are going to talk about Juvenile, an American rapper and songwriter who was especially famous during the nineties.

We will talk about his net worth, his personal life and his career.

So, if you would like to learn more about him, here is an opportunity to do that.

Early Years

Terius Grey was born on March 26th 1975 in New Orleans in Louisiana. He never speaks about any issues from his childhood, so we can conclude that he had a pretty calm and loving childhood.

All we know is that he never was forced to go to school or pursue a career that just wasn’t for him, so he had plenty of time to focus on his music.

This is according to one source, but according to others, Juvenile actually got his name because of his bad behavior and troubles with the police. If we consider that he has been in trouble his entire life, this source might be the one that is correct.

Supposedly, he was in and out of juvenile homes for his bad behavior which was the reason why he picked this name for himself.

He spent most of his days with other kids who were talented in some way, which allowed him to create many strong bods that proved to be helpful in the future. Juvenile spent his childhood in the Magnolia Projects, so the situation wasn’t always great, but he learned how to get the best out of it.

Juvenile’s life has been a tragic one, and the only bright spot is definitely his career. He has gone through difficult period in his life, and was left alone in this world because all of favorite people, left him one way or another.

We are going to talk about that a bit more in the following part of the text.

There aren’t any more information about his early years and childhood, since he is a very secretive person. The less he can tell about his personal life the better, so it is hard to state any more information about his early years.

We are going to jump on to his career and see how he managed to climb all the way to the top.

Career Path

Juvenile was born Terius Gray on March 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana (United States). His career started back in the 1991 when he started recording his first songs and sharing them with the popular DJ at the time.

A rapper since his youngest adolescence was free spirited (which explains his nickname), Juvenile is known in the southern United States with Being Myself (Warlock Records), one of the first albums of the style bounce published in 1995.

Signed on the Cash Money label of brothers Ronald and Bryan Williams (aka Birdman), he sees his popularity rise with albums Solja Rags (1996) and 400 Degreez (No. 2 rap charts in 1998) and his hits “Back That Azz Up “(# 1) and” Ha “(remixed by Jay-Z). At the same time, he formed the group Hot Boys with his accomplice Lil Wayne.

Juvenile worked with Mannie Fresh for the first time at that period and he produced almost all of his albums at that point in his career. This proved to be a good cooperation, since his albums were considered success.

In 1997 Juvenile joined Turk, Lil Wayne and B.G. and together they formed the group Hot Boys. The group came out with their first album in 1997 under the name Get it How U Live. The second album with the Hot Boys came out in 1998 under the name 400 Degreez and the album was a major success. The group finally conquered the rap scene and had its major breakthrough.

After that, albums called Ha and Back That Azz Up came out, and both of them had a pretty great success. The album was related to a controversy regarding one of the songs, because DJ Jubilee stated that one of the songs on Juvenile’s album sounded very similar to a song of his.

The court denied the case and Juvenile was able to keep the rights to the song. In 1998, remixes of the songs Solja Rags and Being Myself came out and the second album with Hot Boys called Guerilla Warfare was a huge success.

His album Tha G-Code became double platinum in 1999 and his album Project English was certified platinum. The fan base around Juvenile was very big and people simply enjoyed his performances and raw rap talent.

In 2002, Juvenile left Cash Money and formed the collective The UTP Playas which released the album The Compilation, without much success. Back to the label, he gets a new n ° 1 with the duet “Slow Motion”, recorded in extremis before the disappearance of Soulja Slim and extracted from the album The Great Juve released in 2004. The following year, he offers the hit “Noila Clap” at UTP Playas.

Despite some setbacks (his villa is washed away by Hurricane Katrina), the eminent representative of gangster rap and sound Dirty South holds the record with the album Reality Check, No. 1 chart in 2006. It is followed from Cocky and Confident (2009), again for Major Atlantic.

In 2014 he released his studio album under the name The Fundamentals and he also confirmed that he is going to go back to Cash Records. Birdman and Juvenile released an album called Just another Gangsta on which they worked together.

Juvenile’s net worth is estimated at around 2.5$ million. Most of the money he earned during the golden days of his career, he spent and since he isn’t as famous as he once was, the performances are not as frequent.

Today, he mostly earns money through performances and royalty. He hasn’t started any new businesses so the focus on his career was definitely music and song recording. Since he hasn’t released any new songs recently, we can definitely expect something new from him in the following period.

Juvenile definitely had his ups and downs, but his career is still admirable and he is considered to be a great musical talent. His songs will forever remain to be hits and generations ahead will enjoy them.

Perhaps he will try his luck with another album or give us some other kind of project. We have yet to see what he has in store for us. Until then, we can enjoy his songs and listen to his amazing talent.

Personal life

Juvenile’s personal life is full of tragedy and drama, unlike his career. It is safe to say that his life ended in 2008, when both his wife Joy Deleston and his daughter were shot and killed in their home.

The daughter was only four years old and the person responsible for the tragedy was his oldest son Anthony Terrell Jr. he came home just in time when the tragedy has happened and found his sister and mother killed.

He was charged with aggravated assault and three counts of murder. The shock and devastation that came after the tragedy, left Juvenile unable to even attend his daughter’s and wife’s funeral. He stated that he simply couldn’t leave the house or be present at the funeral. Many judged him for taking this step, and couldn’t understand it completely.

His son, Terrell was convicted with two life sentences after he admitted that he was guilty. The only thing that saved him from a death sentence was the fact that he was underage at the time. Juvenile he had problems with the police. In 2002 he attacked a barber who was, supposedly, bootlegging his music.

The year later he was arrested because of drug charges and sentenced to 72 hours of community work because he caused a fight outside one of the clubs in Miami.

Joy Deleston was also in bad relationship with Juvenile, because he wasn’t paying child support for their child Jelani. He even asked for a paternity test to determine whether he was the girl’s father. He ended up being Jelani’s father, so the court ordered a peacefully resolution of events.

In 2010, two years after the tragedy, Juvenile was arrested because of a report of marijuana use. He was charged for possession of marijuana and released on bond. He had to pay 250$ in court costs and the problem was solved.

In 2005, Juvenile experienced another blow in his life and that was during the Hurricane Katrina. His home in Louisiana was severely damaged and because of the fact he understood how tragic this even was, he decided to raise awareness and collect money for others who were going through the same thing.

Juvenile is active on his social media accounts and loves interacting with his fans. Even though he is not as famous as he once was, he has been an idol an influence for many of the younger rappers in the industry. There is something special about his way of rapping and performing that attracts others.

Probably his problematic way of life is the reason why many love him, since he doesn’t hide who he is in reality with blitz and glam. He is true to himself, and someone might like it or not, but he is what he is.

Quick summary

Full name: Terius Grey

Date of birth: March 26th 1975

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 44

Profession: Rapper, Producer, Songwriter

Height: 1.80 m

Weight: 82 kg

Net Worth: 2.5$ million