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Danny Brown is an American rapper and actor with a net worth of $4 Million. He rose to fame after releasing his debut studio album “The Hybrid” in 2010. In the following year, he was named “one of rap’s most remarkable figures in recent memory” by the popular channel MTV.

From that point on he continued to release more albums and hit tracks which led him to receive several accolades. In 2011, Spin and the Metro Times described him as  the “Artist of the Year.”

Over the year he collaborated with many high-profile artists from A$AP Rocky to Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, and more. Danny eventually became XXL Freshman in 2012. His third studio album “Old” earned him mainstream success after peaking on several charts.

What is Danny Brown’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$4 Million
BornMarch 16, 1981
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$500,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Daniel Dewan Sewell was born on March 16th, 1981, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. At the time of Danny’s birth, his mother was 18 years old and his father was 16. Music was also in his life from a young age, his father was a DJ who worked with artists LL Cool J, Wu-Tang, and A Tri*e Called Quest (Hip hop group).

Danny’s earliest inspiration was rapper E-40. As a child, he wanted to become a rapper and was raised by a well-settled family. His grandmother bought five different houses with the money she earned from working on the “Chrysler Lineup.”

Danny started writing rap lyrics in his 3rd grade and even got a chance to rap in his 5th grade. It was hit in 6th grade when he was hit by a car while riding his friend’s bike. As a result, he skipped all his high school classes.


Danny’s rap career began in the group called “Rese’vor Dogs,” alongside rappers Dopehead and Chips. The group released an album “Runispokets-N-Dumpemindariva” in 2003.

It was Danny’s unique rapping style that caught the attention of Roc-A-Fella Records which was flown to New York City by A&R Travis Cummings. He began recording music with other artists but he didn’t find any success and returned to Detroit.

Danny started working with local producer Nick Speed and they began crafting his sound. In 2010 Danny Brown became friends with the legendary rap group G-Unit‘s member Tony Yayo. Tony was a fan of Danny’s music so the two recorded the collaborative album together “Hawaiian Snow.”

Danny Brown as seen in a post (Danny Brown/Instagram)
Danny Brown as seen in a post (Danny Brown/Instagram)


Danny kept making and releasing free mixtapes in this “Detroit State of Mind” series. His first studio album “The Hybrid” was released in 2010 on an indie label. But his breakthrough project came a year later.

Brown signed with Fool’s Gold Records in 2011. Through the label, he released his second album as a free download. This project was loved by fans and critics. Next year Danny was named as the part of XXL Freshman Class list alongside Kendrick, MGK, and Freck Montana.

In 2013 the rapper came to the limelight when he released his album “Old.” It became a massive hit, reaching number 3 and number 4 on the US Rap chart and US R&B/Hip-Hop chart respectively. Additionally, it wound up peaking at number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Other Ventures

After releasing his album “Atrocity Exhibition” in 2016 Danny saw success once again. Before this, he teamed up with the likes of Eminem, Big Sean, Royce da 5’9″, Dej Loaf, and Trick-Trick to record his hit single “Detroit vs. Everybody.”

His fifth studio album “U Know What I’m Sayin” was released in October 2019 which led the rapper to win the 2020 Libera Awards for Best Hip-Hop/Rap Album.

Apart from music, Brown also tried his hand at acting. In 2018 he made his theatrical film debut in “White Boy Rick.” In this film, he had the role of Edward “Black Ed” Hanserd alongside other actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Matthew McConaughey, Brian Tyree Henry, and RJ Cyler.

Personal Life

When he was 18 years old his parents separated and his father left the house. From 19 to 21, Danny was making bank pulling $10,000 a day but eventually, the law caught up with him. He claims that he ran from the law for at least 5 years, but later he was caught and had to serve 8 months in jail.

Danny began working registry in prison so everybody was a fan of him. After he was released from jail Danny had no money so he decided to take rapping seriously. Apart from this, Brown suffered from depression and anxiety that has been matched with drug use in 2014.

Career Highlights

  • The Hybrid (Debut album, 2010)
  • Artist of the Year by Metro Times and Spin
  • Grown Up (Song, 2012)
  • Old (Third album, 2013)
  • Atrocity Exhibition (Fourth album, 2016)
  • uknowhatimsayin (Fifth album, 2019)
  • 2013 Woodie Awards, Best Video _ Won
  • 2020 Libera Awards, Best Hip-Hop or Rap Album _ Won

Danny Brown Net Worth

Danny Brown is one of the most prominent rap artists in the American music industry. He gained a lot of popularity throughout his successful career. The rapper mainly earns from music sales, live concerts, collaborations with other artists, as well as record deals.

Danny established himself as a lead artist after dropping his albums The HybridU Know What I’m Sayin?Old, and Atrocity Exhibition. He is also active on social media outlets such as having over half a million followers on Instagram. As of 2023, Danny Brown’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

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