American rapper Pooh Shiesty is one of the most successful upcoming rappers in the music industry. The majority of Pooh’s wealth comes from his music career, but he also makes money through endorsements and other business ventures. He is signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Eskimo label and has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the release of his debut mixtape Shiesty Season in 2020.
In 2022, Brad Cohen, the attorney for the renowned Memphis rapper presented in a court filing that Pooh Shiesty net worth is an astonishing $3,449,446. A guilty plea to one count of firearms conspiracy was accepted by Shiesty back in January and he has since been sentenced to five years imprisonment.
Lontrell Denell Williams Jr known as Pooh Shiesty was born on November 8, 1999, and was raised in the Cane Creek Apartments on Memphis’ south side. Growing up, he was known by his childhood moniker of ‘Mr. Pooh’ which he chooses as a tribute to his late brother. He resided in a can creek apartment located on the south side and also spent some time residing in Pflugerville. With a desire to graduate school, he joined summer school while still in school.
Pooh had exposure to music from a young age as his father was a rapper and label founder. It is no surprise then that he developed an interest in rap music and founded the group Choppa gang during his high school years. At eighteen, Pooh decided to dedicate himself solely to creating music and honing his craft.
Personal Life of Pooh Shiesty
Pooh Shiesty is a 22-year-old man with an amiable disposition. Standing at 5 feet, he weighs 75 kg. He is quite popular on social media as he maintains an active presence on all his accounts. Pooh has never been in a romantic relationship and is yet to tie the knot. He’s earned himself the stage name of Mr. Pooh Shiesty, a combination of his beloved childhood nickname and an ode to how he lives life on his own terms.
In 2021, his brother tragically passed away after a long battle with cancer. His late brother also had an interest in the music industry. Furthermore, he was arrested in 2019 and held by the authorities for some time. In 2020, he was apprehended several times on charges such as theft and robbery. Amidst a series of court hearings, Pooh has been locked up since mid-2021.
Pooh Shiesty’s career commenced with the release of his track ‘Hell Night’. This was followed by his mixtape, ‘Shiesty Season’, in August 2019. His song ‘Hell Night’ featured United States rappers Moneybag Yo and Evan 200k, as well as American producer Tay Keith. Pooh gained further recognition when he was signed to American rapper Gucci Mane‘s record label called 1017 Eskimo label and Atlantic Records in April 2020.
His next releases, ‘ABCGE’ and ‘Monday To Sunday’, both included music videos. On July 3rd, 2020, Pooh released the mixtape ‘So Icy Summer’. This was a collaboration between Mane’s fourth album and new artists, with Shiesty himself featuring on the project.
Subsequently, ‘Twerksum’ was released in September 2020 and he dropped ‘Back In Blood’ in November of that year which is Pooh’s most successful record the official music video has amassed 40 million views on YouTube thus far. His YouTube channel Pooh Shiesty gets more than 16.48 million views each month. Pooh Shiesty earns $65.93 thousand a month, totaling $989.01 thousand a year. This brings Pooh Shiesty’s estimated net worth to close to $4 million.
Additionally, Pooh collaborated with rapper Lil Durk on the song ‘Should’ve Ducked’ and released another mixtape, titled ‘Who In Him’, with an accompanying video. In 2021, Shiesty’s tape was dropped which included his previous tracks such as Back In Blood (ft. Lil Durk) Box of Churches (feat. 21 Savage) Ugly (featuring Gucci Mane), and Guard Up Monday to Sunday (ft. Lil Baby & BIG30). This capped off a meteoric rise to success for the Memphis rapper.
The famous Pooh is renowned worldwide, but he looks to modern hip-hop artists like Kodak Black and Chief Keef for motivation.
Arrests And Possible Long-Term Jail Term
The 22-year-old rapper behind the hit single “Back In Blood”, Pooh Shiesty, has been in custody since June 2021 after being charged by the FBI for his participation in a drive-by shooting in Miami-Dade County. It is said that he and two other suspects fired at a man during a drug and sneaker transaction gone wrong, while a Louis Vuitton bag containing $40,912 was spilled out of Pooh’s vehicle as he sped away.
In January of this year, Shiesty pleaded guilty to one count of firearms conspiracy and could be sentenced to up to 8 years in prison if convicted. His defense lawyer has argued that the pre-sentence report made by the Southern District of Florida includes inaccuracies that make the recommended jail time “illogical”.
It has been suggested that Lontrell Donell Williams Jr. (AKA Pooh) was aiming to rob someone and had no other choice but to shoot a drug dealer in the Bay Harbor Islands who could recognize him all too well, though it’s questionable why he would do such a thing when he had massive amounts of money on his person while driving an exorbitant, rented lime green McLaren.
The prosecution recommended an eight-year jail sentence due to his confession, however defense lawyers stated that the maximum sentence should be between 37 months and 46 months—between three and four years.
In the end, Pooh Shiesty was met with a 5-year and 3-month prison sentence.
What Next For Pooh Shiesty’s Career?
The question now is what the future holds for Pooh Shiesty’s career. His talent and hard work earned him a spot among the top rappers in the game, but given his current situation, it remains to be seen if he can continue to build on that success.
Even if he is able to create music from within the prison walls, it is unlikely that his career will remain on the same trajectory that it currently is. However, many believe in Pooh’s potential and hope he can make a successful return after his sentence ends.
Currently, Pooh Shiesty’s net worth is estimated to be around $3.4 million.