Tyrese Gibson is a singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and model. He began his career in the music industry in 1994, then gradually transitioned to the film industry. Due to his success in various aspects of the entertainment industry, Tyrese Gibson’s net worth is now $6 million. Here is how this multi-talented man became so wealthy.
Gibson’s Early Life
Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born in Watts, Los Angeles, on December 30, 1978. Gibson and his three older sisters were raised by a single mother. At the age of 16, Gibson’s high school music teacher recommended that he auditioned for a Coca-Cola commercial, and he was successful in getting the part. He had to singe the brand’s catchphrase ‘Always Coca-Cola,’ in a 1994 commercial. It led to Gibson getting work as a model and actor in commercials for other brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Guess.
His Career as a Singer
Gibson’s career in the music industry began in 1998 when he signed to RCA Records. The artist soon released his debut single, ‘Nobody Else,’ which peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later in the same year, he released his self-titled debut album. As a newcomer to the industry who was already making an impact, Gibson became the host of the ‘MTV Jams on MTV. While hosting the series, Gibson released his second and third singles from his debut album, which went on to be certified Platinum.
In 1999, Gibson featured alongside several other artists on the track ‘Best Man I Can Be’ for the soundtrack of the romantic comedy film ‘The Best Man.’ A year later, the singer released his second album, ‘2000 Watts.’ Some of the songs from his album featured on the soundtrack of ‘Baby Boy,’ a film in which Gibson had a role. Gibson’s third album, ‘I Wanna Go There,’ was released in 2002. He did not release his fourth album, ‘Alter Ego,’ until 2006. After taking a break to concentrate on his acting career, Tyrese Gibson released his fifth album, ‘Open Invitation,’ in 2011. Next, Gibson began collaborating with the artists Ginuwine and Tank under the name TGT. The trio released the album ‘Black Rose’ in 2014. A year later, they released a double-album set of the album, and it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It was the first number one album of Gibson’s career. Most recently, Tyrese Gibson began working on a music project called ‘Identity Theft.’ The release date of this album is yet to be announced. Throughout his career, Gibson has sold more than 3.69 million records.
Tyrese Gibson’s Career in Film and Television
Tyrese Gibson first appeared on television in 1996 when he had a small role in ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.’ He continued to appear in small roles in television throughout the 1990s in series such as ‘Martin,’ ‘Sister,’ ‘The Parent ‘Hood,’ and ‘Blue’s Clues.’ Since 2000, Gibson has had small roles in series including ‘Moesha’ and ‘Star.’ He has also appeared on television in various capacities as himself. Most recently, Gibson was the Robopine character in ‘The Masked Singer’ in 2021. Gibson made his film debut with a small part in the 2000 film ‘Love Song,’ followed by another small part a year later in ‘Baby Boy.’ However, it was landing the part of Roman Pearce in the 2003 film ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ that raised Gibson’s profile as an actor. It was the first of five films from the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise in which Gibson has starred. The most recent is ‘F9’, which is set for release in 2021.
Another recurring film role for which Tyrese Gibson is known is playing is Robert Epps in the ‘Transformers’ series of films. The actor first played the role in the 2007 film ‘Transformers’ and reprised the role for the 2009 film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ in 2011. The intention was for Gibson to resume the role in the 2017 film ‘Transformers: The Last Knight.’ However, there was a scheduling conflict with ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ so Gibson was unable to resume the role. Other films in which Gibson had roles in the 200s included ‘Flight of the Phoenix,’ ‘Four Brothers,’ ‘Annapolis,’ ‘Waist Deep,’ ‘The Take,’ and Death Race.’ Up to 2020, his films have included ‘Legion,’ ‘Eldorado,’ ‘Black Nativity,’ ‘Hollywood Adventures,’ ‘Ride Along 2,’ ‘Black and Blue,’ and ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2.’ Gibson also has some upcoming films. Both ‘Rogue Hostage’ and ‘Morbus’ are in post-production, while he is currently filming ‘Dangerous,’ which does not yet have an official release date.
In addition to his music and acting careers, Tyrese Gibson has also become a writer. His first venture as a writer was co-creating a three-issue comic book in 2009 called ‘Tyrese Gibson’s MAYHEM!’ Gibson said that he was inspired by a visit to Comic-Con. Gibson’s second venture as a writer was releasing the book ‘How to Get Out of Your Own Way’ in 2012. A year later, he co-authored the book ‘Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed’ with his friend Rev. Run. Both books were on the New York Times bestseller list.
Tyrese Gibson’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tyrese Gibson’s net worth is $6 million. Gibson initially made money from his music career and has since continued to build his fortune as an actor. The performer has also made some money as a writer.
His Personal Life
Tyrese Gibson has been married twice. His first wife was Norma Mitchell, to whom he was married from 2007 to 2009. The former couple had one daughter together, born in 2007. Gibson then married Samantha Lee in 2017. In the same year, he bought a $4 million estate in Atlanta, Georgia. Gibson and Lee’s daughter was born in 2018, but the former couple announced their separation in 2020.
Written by Allen Lee
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