Algernod Lanier Washington, better known as Plies, is a renowned American rapper from Fort Myers, Florida. Plies is a talented artist who has released several records and mixtapes, earning him a considerable net worth. In this article, we will explore his life, career, legal issues, and personal life, including his net worth.
Plies was born on July 1st, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida. He attended Fort Myers Senior High school, where he played defensive back and receiver on the football team. He was the valedictorian of his graduating class and was named the best-dressed student of his class. Plies attended Miami University and played wide receiver for their football team between 1995 and 1997. He then transferred to the University of Central Florida, but dropped out before finishing the school year.
In the late ’90s, Plies and his stepbrother established an independent record label, Big Gates Records. The two of them recorded a single together, and after promoting it and traveling to Miami several times, Plies signed to the record label Slip-N-Slide-Records.
In August of 2007, Plies released his debut album “The Real Testament.” The album received RIAA gold certification within six months. His second album, “Definition of Real,” was released in June of 2008. The album reached number two on the Billboard 200 and was eventually certified gold, four months after its release.
In December of 2008, Plies released his third album called “Da REAList.” The album sold more than 110,000 copies in its first week. Plies continued making guest appearances on other rappers’ songs, including Young Jeezy’s “Lose Your Mind,” which was nominated for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
Plies released his fourth album, entitled “Goon Affiliated,” on June 8th of 2010. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, although it received lukewarm reviews. He continued performing as well as releasing several mixtapes and singles. In 2020, Plies released his fifth record called “The Real Testament 2,” a sequel to his debut record.
Plies Net Worth
Plies has had a successful career in the music industry, which has earned him a net worth of $6 million. He has released five records in his career and numerous mixtapes, with several songs reaching #1 on the US Rap chart. In 2011, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Plies has had several run-ins with the law over the years. In 2006, police charged Plies with illegal possession of a concealed weapon after a nightclub shooting in Florida. In 2017, police arrested Plies in Wesley Chapel, Florida, for driving while intoxicated. Plies refused a roadside breathalyzer test and was then taken into custody.
Plies’ ex-girlfriend, Brandy Lacole Lyons, gave birth to their son in October of 2003. Not much is known about his current personal life.
Plies has made a name for himself in the music industry with his talent and hard work. Despite his legal issues, he has continued to release music and perform for his fans. With a net worth of $6 million, he has undoubtedly secured his place among the richest rappers in the world.