1. Tyga’s Stage Name is an Acronym

Tyga’s stage name is how he is recognized, but it is not just a catchy name that stands out. When Tyga entered the rap world, he felt that his given name “Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson” would never be recognized in the entertainment world. He reimagined the childhood nickname given to him by his mother and recreated his image. There is actually a meaning behind each letter that helps him remember to be humble. It actually stems from the phrase “Thank You God Always.”

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2. Tyga is a Successful Businessman as well as a Rapper

Tyga feels that the world of rap is not all about the music; it’s about branding yourself and attaching your name to bigger things. A lot of musicians today have adapted this practice. Simply getting your name in print is part of creating success for yourself. Tyga is currently taking on four business ventures, Last Kings, Twelve Jewels, Crisp Boxers, and HWBP, which stands for Higgins would be proud. The ventures each differ, but he has covered the basics with a graphic t-shirt line, a hat line, a boxer line, and of course, a line of clothing for your dog.

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3. He has a Passion for Sneakers that is Rather Odd

Tyga is a huge fan of sneakers; specifically Vans sneakers. When someone is as big of a fan as Tyga, typically they have a lot of the merchandise. Not Tyga; in fact, when he buys a new pair of Vans sneakers, the shoes are only worn one time. After that, it’s time to take them to the dumpster and give them a pitch. I bet that his neighbors are having some epic dumpster diving parties.

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4. Tyga is an Extremely Charitable Individual

Giving back is important for Tyga, so in 2011 he began the Tyga ROAR campaign. Tyga Reaches Out and Represents (ROAR) is designed to help support young, underprivileged individuals realize their potential and pursue the education that they deserve. The program focuses on the youth at Gardena high school, which is the school that Tyga attended as a teen. This campaign began in 2001 when a gunman opened fire on the students of the high school. The school suffered great loss that day, but the Tyga ROAR campaign has helped the students stay focused on their future.

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5. Tyga Directs His Own Music Videos

Most music artists of today hire a team of choreographers and a director to create videos for their singles. Not Tyga, he is one of the few rappers that currently directs his own music videos. This allows him to express himself not only in his words, but through his actions as well. If you want a look into the true Tyga, then his music videos are a door into his mind. Being his own director also gives him a lot of flexibility when it comes to the choreography, which so far has worked in his favor.

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6. The Color of Tyga’s Car is on a Monthly Rotation

We all know that Tyga can afford to buy any vehicle he wants, but who needs that many cars when a new paint job can be just as fun and exciting. To keep from becoming tired of a particular coloration on his vehicle, each month the rapper decides to change the color of his car. A new paint job every month is a definitely great way to keep your car looking fresh and clean. Can you imagine how hard it would be to find his car in a parking lot?

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7. Tyga Recorded his First Song at the Age of 12

Many rappers and musicians start at an early age; similarly, Tyga wrote his first song at a young age as well. The part of this story that you likely do not know is that the single was recorded in his closet when he was only 12 years old. To be able to record at that young age, you know that Tyga has a rare talent. These early recordings are most likely a large part of what enticed Tyga to direct his own music videos today.

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8. Tyga is a Lover of Exotic Animals

Many people love animals, even exotic ones, but not to the extent that Tyga does. We tend to love these wild animals from a distance, but Tyga took his love for tigers to a new level and purchased one as a pet. I don’t know about you, but I am not going to be caught dead in the same room as a live tiger. The amount of time that the tiger lived with Tyga is unknown, but it was moved to a wildlife sanctuary to live in a more natural environment.

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9. Tyga Prefers Long Flights over Short Ones

Many people do not like to fly, so the shorter the time in the air the better. In fact, sitting in the same position can make your legs cramp and cause medical issues, so why does Tyga prefer long flights? Well, the answer is simple. A long flight allows the rapper time to get a full nights rest, which is convenient, especially for those overnight flights. He is most likely one of very few people that prefer a long international flight that is 12 hours or longer.

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10. Tyga has over 50 Tattoos

Tattoos are not uncommon; especially among rappers, but the tattoos that you see on his face, neck, and chest are not the only ones one his body. Tyga has more than 50 tattoos covering different areas on his skin. These tattoos include a dollar sign on his hand and the words “Fear None but God” on his chest. Tyga got his very first tattoo at the age of 14. He had his mother’s name inked into the back of his neck as a tribute to her. He told her that he was going to get the tattoo, but she did not believe it until it was too late.

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The rapper more famously known as “Tyga” was born Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson on November 19, 1989 in Compton, California. He is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent and grew up in Gardenia, California. He is also the cousin of Travie McCoy from the musical group, “Gym Class Heroes.” Although Tyga is most widely known for his current relationship with Kylie Jenner, he was previously in a relationship with and engaged to the model Blac Chyna. Tyga and Chyna have one son together, King Cairo Stevenson, who was born on October 16, 2012.

As a young kid Tyga was influenced by rappers such as Lil Wayne and Eminem. With the help of his famous counsin, he released his first album in 2007. This debut album was met with great success. The success of his debut album and subsequent mixtapes caught the attention of Young Money Entertainment and landed him a record deal with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records. Since his debut album and first mixtape, Tyga has gone on to release several more albums, including “Careless World: Rise of the Last Kings,” “Hotel California,” and most recently “The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.”

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Tyga’s success as a rapper has earned him many awards and nominations from the music industry. In 2012 he was nominated for the “BET Hip Hop Awards’ Track of the Year” for the song “The Motto,” along with fellow Cash Money artists Drake and Lil Wayne. In 2014, he was nominated for the “World Music Awards’ Worlds Best Male Artist.”

Tyga’s musical success has also resulted in much financial gain. It is estimated that Tyga earned around $820,000 in 2013 and $900,000 in 2014. As of 2015, Tyga’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. This amount includes earnings from his musical career along with income from his clothing store.

Check out this video shot in Los Angeles of Tyga driving the new Red Mercedes G-Wagon that everyone thought he bought Kylie Jenner for her 18th birthday!

How much is Tyga’s Net Worth? $5 Million!

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Tyga would release his first studio album, “No Introductions,” in June 2008 on Decaydance Records. The album would peak at number 112 on the US music charts when it sold just under 7,000 copies. After several successful collaborations with Chris Brown, Tyga would manage to secure a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment. He would release his second album, “Careless World:Rise of the Last King,” in February 2012. The increased exposure from the major record label would allow Tyga’s second album to become the fourth best selling album in the United States during its sales peak. Tyga released his third album, “Hotel California,” in April 2013. Despite poor reviews, “Hotel California,” would still manage to sell over 100,000 copies. Tyga has been nominated for a total of 21 major music awards. His only victory came at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards when he was awarded Hip-Hop Video of the Year for “The Motto.”

Tyga has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Most of Tyga’s income in 2013 and 2014 came from sales of his third album, “Hotel California,” and live concert performances. His exact earnings in both years are not known.

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Tyga, whose real name is Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, is a Los Angeles, California-based American rapper who was born on Nov. 19, 1989. He debuted on the music scene in 2008 with the release of “Coconut Juice” — a song that features his cousin and Gym Class Heroes lead singer, Travis Lazarus “Travie” McCoy. In 2011, Tyga met his fiancee, Blac Chyna, who is an urban model and stripper from Washington, D.C. The pair hit it off rather quickly and one year later, their son, King Cairo Stevenson, was born. Tyga is currently dating Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality star and socialite, Kylie Jenner.

Tyga is simultaneously signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Republic Records. Under these three major record labels, he has released as many albums: “We Are Young Money” — a collaborative effort with his fellow Young Money Entertainment label mates; “Careless World: Rise of the Last King”; and “Hotel California.” Some of Tyga’s most notable tracks, including “Rack City,” “Faded” and “For the Road,” helped him sell a total of over 420 million copies of the aforementioned albums, and it earned him enough money to purchase a $6.5 million dollar mansion in Calabasas, California in 2012.

In fact, 2012 proved to be Tyga’s most successful year yet in terms of annual earnings; the rapper not only released his biggest-selling album, “Careless World: Rise of the Last King,” he also closed in on a $1.5 million deal with Reebok to design his own sneaker. That same year, Tyga launched an adult film site, www.rackcityxxx.com, which had an estimated net worth of approximately $12,000 within the first month. To date, Tyga’s own net worth is an estimated $2 million — an increase of his $1 million net worth last year. Thus, Tyga is proving himself to be one of the most affluent, up-and-coming hip-hop artists of his generation.