6ix9ine’s Net Worth, Early Life, Career, Prison Time, and More

6ix9ine up close view
Bushwick rapper. Photo taken on November 12, 2017 at 2:09pm. Photo by Fabebk

6ix9ine is an American rapper of Hispanic ethnicity. He is famous for his aggressive rapping style, unique rainbow hair, and obscene tattoos. Even though his songs and overall persona have been controversial, as well as getting himself into trouble with the law, he has won the hearts of millions. Let’s break down some crucial facts about 6ix 9ine including his net worth, career, and personal life.

6ix9ine’s real name

Tekashi69’s real name is Daniel Hernandez. A Japanese anime character inspired his rapper name. 

Where is 6ix9ine from?

6ix 9ine was born on May 8th, 1996. His birth city is Bushwick, New York City. His mother was an immigrant from Mexico, and his father was from Puerto Rico.

How Tall Is 6ix9ine?

6ix9ine’s height is 5ft 6 in, approximately 1.68 m. 

6ix9ine in an orange outfit
6ix9ine at a concert in 2018. Photo by Eljakim Video.

Early life and childhood

In his childhood, 6ix 9ine played soccer and baseball. He was assigned to a Major league soccer team when he was 13. However, his mother was afraid to trust her son with strangers, so he could not tour with the soccer team. 

6ix9ine enrolled in the church in his youth. He was among those who sang during the mass and read the bible. He stated that his favorite passage from the bible was Psalm 121. 

6ix9ine did not know his father until his freshman year of high school. His mother had always told him that his father was dead. 6ix 9ine eventually discovered his biological father was a heroin addict and was arrested for selling drugs.

6ix 9ine’s stepfather was tragically killed outside his home when he was only 13 years old. After the death of his stepfather, the family started to struggle financially.

6ix 9ine, his brother Osiris Hernandez, and his mother live in poverty for years. The kids wore hand-me-down clothing, and they slept together in one bed. 

6ix 9ine was diagnosed with depression and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). He began acting up in school, which got him expelled.

As a teen, 6ix 9ine did not return to school but instead began helping his mother financially by working.

6ix9ine’s kids

6ix9ine has two children. His first daughter, Saraiyah Hernandez, was born in 2015. By that time, 6ix9ine was only 18 years old. The mother of his first daughter is Sara Molina. 

He became a father second time in 2018. His second daughter is Briella Iris Hernandez, and the mother of Briella is Marlayna M. 

6ix9ine songs

6ix 9ine’s passion for rapping began at the age of 16. “Righteous P” was the one who encouraged young 6ix 9ine to follow the path of music-making.

6ix9ine has one mixtape, 13 singles, 29 music videos, and two studio albums. In 2014, people saw the debut of his single, fittingly titled “69.” That year, he also recorded several other songs. 

6ix 9ine got his big break when he released “Gummo” in 2018. The single became a sleeper hit.

“Fefe” was a popular single that was also released in 2018. It’s from the album Dummy Boy and featured Murda Beatz and Nicki Minaj. It hit #3 on the Hot 100. 

Dummy Boy was certified as platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America).


Why did 6ix9ine go to Jail?

6ix9ine was jailed on racketeering-related charges. Crimes under racketeering include abduction, robbery, gambling, arson, bribery, murder, robbery, arson, bribery, and extortion.

He was also involved in gang activities. The charges against him included carrying a firearm and a dangerous weapon, robbery, and attempted murder. 

According to the prosecution, 6ix9ine planned a shooting that injured an innocent bystander.

He pled guilty to nine charges. As a result, he faced 47 years. The judge called this action “unprecedented,” and because of this, the court reduced his term.

6ix9ine Controversy

After publishing a video in 2015, Tekashi 6ix9ine also admitted to being responsible for “the use of a minor in a sexual performance.” 

In an interview in November 2017, 6ix 9ine claimed that there was no sexual contact between him and the child and that he did not even know that she was a minor.

In the interview, he also said that he was 17 when the video was recorded. However, in the statement, it is shown that he indeed was 18 years old. 

Who Did 6ix9ine Snitch On?

Early in 2019, 6ix9ine accepted a plea agreement that required him to “snitch” on or testify against the Nine Trey Gangsta Blood gang. The gang members that were convicted included Aljermiah Mack and Anthony Ellison. 

How Long was 6ix9ine in Jail for?

Daniel Hernandez’s sentence, which was set at up to 47 years, was lowered to 2 years, and he was freed after only six months.

6ix9ine has asthma. Because of it, he was discharged from Jail amid the coronavirus epidemic because of concern that he would be susceptible to the virus. He was released approximately four months before his two years sentence completion. 

6ix9ine photo
Photo from etickets Canada on Flickr.

6ix9ine’s Overdose

After leaving prison, 6ix9ine’s weight increased to over 200 lbs. Because of this, 6ix 9ine overdosed and needed to be hospitalized.

It is believed that mixing a McDonald’s coffee with Hydroxycut pills caused hospitalization. However, he has stated that utilizing Hydroxycut has enabled him to lose 30 lbs.

6ix9ine’s Charity Donation Denied

6ix9ine planned to give the No Kid Hungry organization $200,000 after his release from prison. It was part of the money he received from “Gooba.” 

However, Laura Washburn, the strategic communication director, denied the gift. The company stated: 

“We appreciate Mr. Hernandez’s kind gesture to give to No Kid Hungry, but we have let his agents know that we will not be accepting this donation. We have a policy of refusing donations from contributors whose actions conflict with our goal and ideals since we are a campaign that focuses on children.”

Life After Prison

After his release, 6ix9ine jumped right back into the music industry, setting new YouTube records and debuting at number one on the Billboard charts with the song “TROLLZ,” a collaboration with Nicki Minaj that was released in 2020. 

How much is 6ix9ine worth?

6ix9ine’s current net worth is difficult to estimate. Some say it is about $8 million, however, we know it has decreased compared to previous years. In April of 2022, 6ix 9ine posted a video of him flaunting two million dollars in cash, which later was reported to be fake money.

Other Facts about 6ix9ine

  • Before 6ix9ine went to prison in 2018, he began dating Rachel Watley, also known as Jade. Sources state that Jade has two tattoos of 6ix9ine on her body.
  • When he got out of prison, 6ix9ine bought the luxury Mercedes McLaren P1, which cost him over $2 million. He also owned Rolls-Royce Ghost at the time. 
  • 6ix9ine seems to be keen on the grills. He has a whole collection of them, each of which comes in different colors. Sources state that the overall cost of his grill collection is up to $50,000. 
  • 6ix 9ine loves chains and jewelry. In recent months he bought a “Jigsaw” chain. The chain is made from diamonds, and he paid approximately $30,000 for it.

Written by Bo Weber

Supporting artists since 2014


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