Born in Bessemer, Alabama on February 12, 1980, Gucci Mane's original name was Radric Delantic Davis. His early life was somewhat troubled. His father was on the run from the law, having been wanted for drug possession and other serious felonies. As a result, he hid out in Detroit, Michigan, thus leaving young Radric in the care of both his mother and his paternal grandfather.
Radric had come from a strong military background, with both of his grandfathers having been in the military during two major wars. His father was stationed in Korea during the conflict for a period of two years. At age nine, he relocated to Atlanta, GA to live with his mother, who was a schoolteacher and a social worker.
His older half-brother, Victor, had been one of the earliest influencers in his passion for music. He was introduced at an early age to such acts as The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, and Run-DMC. In fact, the boys would attend live concerts of those three artists, and that was perhaps the single greatest motivator in his earliest passion for this type of genre.
After spending the early half of his childhood in Alabama, Radric soon moved with his mother to Atlanta, GA. It was there that he discovered life on the streets within the inner city. His brush with drugs and high crime would soon begin.
A Good Student in Trouble
Throughout his grade and high school years, Radric had been popular and a good student. His grades reflected his love of learning, which may have given him the foundation he needed for success in later years. He continued his studies and graduated with a 3.0 GPA in 1998. This earned him a full scholarship to Georgia Perimeter College, where he attended the first three years of his young adult life. Due to a series of felony drug charges, he lost his scholarship and dropped out opf college.
Gucci Mane Net Worth
Once he entered the music scene, Radric Davis switched gears and changed his name to Gucci Mane, a name that would help make him famous. He soon became well-known for his various hits, including "Trap House" and "Hard to Kill." he sold 12 albums that boosted him financially in the decade that followed. It wasn't too long that the sales of his records grossed over $705,000, which would soon earn him respect among his fellow artists, including the famous Goth musician Marilyn Manson. Gucci Mane soon achieved a net worth of $12 million shortly after the release of "The State VS. Radric Davis," which chronicles his earlier brushes with the law due to drug charges.
In 2013, Gucci Mane faced some serious money issues that led to a lawsuit against his former managers in which he claimed that they stole his money and assets. Troubles soon arose with the IRS which would leave him owing in back taxes. But that didn't appear to stop him, and he began expanding his career prospects with a few minor movie roles in films such as "The Spring Breakers."
Four years later that he met and married Keyshia Ka'oir in 2017, to whom he proposed after a live performance at a Hawks game. Prior to their marriage, there were rumors that he'd had a son. Although this was documented in his autobiography, no further information has been released to this date.