• Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi69, is a rapper from Bushwick, Brooklyn USA.
• Estimated to have a net worth of $5 million.
• Began releasing rap songs in 2014.
• Gained fame with his debut single 'Gummo' released in 2017.
• Has attracted controversy due to legal issues, feuds with other music personalities, and accusations of sexual involvement with minors.

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Who is Tekashi69?

Daniel Hernandez was born on 8 May 1996, in Bushwick, Brooklyn USA, and is a rapper, best known for performing professionally under the names Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine. He rose to fame thanks to his debut single entitled “Gummo”, which was released in late 2017.

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The Wealth of Tekashi69

How rich is Tekashi69? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a short but successful career in the music industry. He’s collaborated with other artists, but has also attracted controversy in recent years. As he continues his musical endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Tekashi69 is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent. During 8th grade, he was expelled from school for reasons not disclosed to the public, and he chose not to continue his education. Not much information is known about him for the next few years, until in 2009 when his father was murdered. In order to help the family financial, Tekashi then worked at various jobs, and also sold marijuana on the side so that he could survive.

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In 2014, he started getting a strong interest in releasing his own rap songs, as previously he’d only been interested in listening to the genre. Over the next few years, he would start to release musical tracks, which were sometimes accompanied by videos, including “Yokai”, “Scumlife”, and “Hellsing Station”. He slowly gained attention for his aggressive rap style, and the use of anime in his music videos, initially helped by the Slovakian music label FCK THEM. In 2017, he released the song entitled “POLS1469” which featured rapper Trippie Redd, and which gained a lot of attention on YouTube.


A few months later he posted a video on Instagram, which went viral due to his eccentric appearance which included a rainbow grill, rainbow dyed hair, and numerous number 69s tattooed on his body. He turned in to an internet meme, and then worked on his commercial debut single entitled “Gummo”, which was released later that year. The song would peak in 12th spot on the US Billboard Hot 100. and was eventually certified platinum. He then released a few more singles, including “Keke” which featured Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie.

He then announced that he would be releasing a mixtape entitled “Day69”, which appeared the following year, debuting in fourth spot of the Billboard 200 album chart. According to some critics, the popularity of the mixtape was due to the SoundCloud rap explosion, and how Tekashi was willing to deviate from the norms of hip hop sound.

Legal Issues

In 2015, Tekashi69 pleaded guilty to one felony count, of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance after being in an incident where he had sexual contact with a 13 year old girl in a recording, before distributing the videos online. There are three videos in the criminal complaint against him, which also includes Taquan Anderson who was also charged with indecency. Tekashi defended himself, saying that he did not know she was a minor, and he had no sexual contact with the girl. He also claimed that he was only 17 at the time, but records show that he was 18 at the time of the incident.

As a part of his plea deal, he is required to obtain his GED, and must refrain from posting violent or explicit images of children or women on social media. The plea deal would give him three years’ probation and he would not be registered as a sex offender, provided that he did not  commit another crime in two years Prior to the sexually-related charges, he had already served jail time for the sale of a heroin and assault of a minor. In 2018, he was arrested as he allegedly choked a 16 year-old while at the Houston Galeria Mall – developments are awaited!

Feuds with Other Music Personalities

While Tekashi previously collaborated with rapper Trippie Redd, Redd later posted a video denouncing his association with Tekashi, saying that he doesn’t promote pedophiles. He also posted a photo of Tekashi holding hands with another man in attempt to expose him as a closeted homosexual. Redd was later assaulted while in his hotel by people allegedly connected to Tekashi. They continued to exchange insults online for several months, and in 2018, Tekashi was then accused of having a sexual relationship with the artist Bhad Bhabie, who is a minor – the latter said that they only kissed in the past.

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Tekashi has also been investigated by the New York Police Department for possible involvement in the shooting of rapper Chief Keef, despite Tekashi being in Los Angeles at the time of the shooting. The two are known to have been involved in feuds.




Balls of Fury2007stunts - as Danny Hernandez
Next2007stunts - uncredited
Fetch2007Short stunts
Shooter2007/Istunt performer - uncredited
Adventures of Johnny Tao2007stunts
3002006stunts / utility stunts
Gridiron Gang2006stunts
Walkout2006TV Movie stunts
A Through M2006Short stunts
Threshold2005-2006TV Series stunts - 11 episodes
Alpha Dog2006stunts - as Danny Hernandez
E-Ring2006TV Series stunts - 2 episodes
The Bondage2006stunts
Alias2005TV Series stunts - 1 episode
xXx: State of the Union2005stunts
Cold Case2005TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon2004stunts
Land of Plenty2004stunt double: Hassan - as Danny Hernandez
The Simple Life2003TV Series stunts
Avengers: Infinity War2018fight choreographer filming
The Fate of the Furious2017stunts
Fist Fight2017stunt coordinator / fight coordinator
John Wick: Chapter 22017assistant stunt coordinator
xXx: Return of Xander Cage2017fight coordinator: second unit
The New Edition Story2017TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Kevin Hart: What Now?2016Documentary stunts
Jean-Claude Van Johnson2016TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016stunt performer
I Am Wrath2016fight team / stunt performer
The Last Witch Hunter2015stunt actor
NCIS: Los Angeles2015TV Series stunts - 2 episodes
Straight Outta Compton2015stunts
True Detective2015TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Jurassic World2015stunt performer / stunts
Power Rangers2015Short co-fight choreographer - as Daniel 'Danimal' Hernandez / co-stunt coordinator - as Daniel 'Danimal' Hernandez
Wild Card2015stunts
John Wick2014stunt performer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014stunts
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013stunts
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire2013stunts
Machete Kills2013stunts
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters2013stunts - uncredited
Escape Plan2013stunts
Payday2013TV Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
After Earth2013stunt performer
Medal of Honor: Warfighter2012Video Game stunt performer
The Expendables 22012stunts
Safe2012/Istunt player
The Avengers2012utility stunts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32011Video Game stunt coordinator
Haywire2011stunt performer - as Danny Hernandez
Fast Five2011stunts - uncredited
Water for Elephants2011stunts - as Danny Hernandez
Sucker Punch2011stunts
Detention2011stunt double
The Mechanic2011stunt performer
Faster2010stunt player - as Danny Hernandez
The King of Fighters2010stunts
The Expendables2010stunts - as Danny Hernandez
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22009Video Game stunt coordinator
Ninja Assassin2009stunts
X-Men Origins: Wolverine2009stunts - uncredited
Dragonball: Evolution2009stunt double
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans2009stunts
The UnitTV Series stunt performer - 5 episodes, 2007 - 2009 stunts - 3 episodes, 2006
Interpretation2008Short stunts
Entourage2008TV Series stunts - 1 episode
The Midnight Meat Train2008utility stunts - as Danny Hernandez
You Don't Mess with the Zohan2008martial arts stunt double: Adam Sandler - uncredited / stunts
Never Back Down2008fight choreographer: trainer - as Danny Hernandez
Moonlight2007TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Urban Justice2007Video stunt performer
Chuck2007TV Series stunts


Payday2013TV SeriesFirst Wold Bank Security Guard
Never Back Down2008Yellow Hummer Crew (as Danny Hernandez)
A Through M2006ShortGuard #3 (as Danny Hernandez)


NFL Rush2014TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2015Taurus AwardWorld Stunt AwardsBest FightJohn Wick (2014)
2008Taurus AwardWorld Stunt AwardsBest Fight300 (2006)

Nominated Awards

2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion PictureJurassic World (2015)
2013Taurus AwardWorld Stunt AwardsBest FightSafe (2012)
2011Taurus AwardWorld Stunt AwardsBest FightThe Expendables (2010)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture300 (2006)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television SeriesThe Unit (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. You guys are WAYYYY off with his net worth. You may want to look into that again. It’s well into the millions and it was back in 2018 as well. 100,000 is ridiculous and obviously incorrect for a huge star. He makes 100,000 in one night guys.. Come on now.

    • Bob Woodward Reply

      Thanks for reminder to re-check this article. Early days his net worth was estimated around 100k when we wrote it. Today we updated to $5 million! 🙂

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