Young Dolph Net Worth, Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. , better known by his pseudonym Young Dolph, was an American rapper/producer/recording artist from Chicago who died in an exploring shooting in 2021. His net worth at the time of his death was $3 million attesting to his hardworking ways and versatility as a business person. Characterized by a deep timbre and explicit lyrics, Dolph has become one of the most popular musicians in the Southern hip-hop scene since the middle of the previous decade. He was also a co-founder of the record label Paper Route Empire as well as rap artist Gucci Mane. Young Dolph became one of the most respected and beloved rappers despite being involved in a large number of legal issues and being constantly in conflict with the criminal world. Unfortunately he died on 17 November 2021 after being shot in the city of Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 36.


Full Name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.
Stage Name Young Dolph
Nationality American
Net Worth $3 million
Birthdate August 11, 1985
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gender Male
Profession Rapper, Producer, Recording Artist, Entrepreneur
Record Label Founder of Paper Route Empire
Major Influences Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, Playa Fly, Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur
Death November 17, 2021 (Memphis, Tennessee)


 Early Life and Influences

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Young Dolph’s childhood years were characterized by challenges. A child who was exposed to poverty and crime as a kid that used music especially rap as an escape. It became a great way for him to communicate his emotional experiences. Dolph was influenced by southern artists like Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, Playa Fly as well as Hip Hop Icons like JAY-Z and Tupac Shakur. All these helped in the development of his unique style and way of approaching music.

Rise to Fame

Young Dolph’s music career began in 2008 as he self-produced mixtapes, among them being Paper Route Campaign. His style endeared him to many and he released a steady stream of mixtapes such as Welcome 2 Dolph World (2010), High Class Street Music 1-4 (2011-2014), South Memphis Kingpin (2013). It was his 2015 mixtape “High Class Street Music 5: The Plug Best Friend” that established and cemented his place in Southern hip-hop world.

Commercial Success

Dolph’s first platinum selling album, King of Memphis was released in 2016 and reached #49 on the Billboard 200. Some of the albums that he has released include the Doin’ It for the Fam and Chamillionaire featuring songs such as “Get Paid” and “It’s Goin Down”. Following this he released “Bulletproof,” in 2017 which was an album that arose from a shooting incident that he encountered in Charlotte NC. In 2017, Dolph released “Thinking Out Loud,” which also includes production by Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, and DRAM. His other albums like ‘Role Model’ in 2018, ‘Dum and Dummer’ in 2019 which was a joint project with Key Glock, ‘Rich Slave’ in 2020 and ‘Dum and Dummer 2’ in 2021 all contributed to his rate of fame. More notable achievements of the rapper include the release of his posthumous album ‘Paper Route Frank’ in December 2022.

Business Ventures

Dolph, also known as Adolph Thornton Jr. , never signed to any label; instead, he founded his own Paper Route Empire. This enabled him to retain creative control and make a dedicated fan base. Dolph had business interests as well, as he was a part of a collaboration with a coffee company from Memphis. His perseverance and focus on his profession earned him the respect from professional businessmen and artists alike.

Philanthropy and Community Work

He was a loving and caring person who went to great lengths to help people especially in his community. He was also very generous and would often donate to charity or give scholarships for students or help needy families over the holidays. His philanthropy also stretched to his fans with some cases of him presenting free cars to his fans and other gifts. Dolph’s philanthropy demonstrated his love for his hometown and how much he wanted to help people.


 In February 2017, Young Dolph was attacked by over 70 bullets in Charlotte, NC. He underwent treatment and spent two weeks in the hospital. Others even claimed the incident was linked to the beef between Young Jeezy and rapper Yo Gotti but Yo Gotti was soon ruled out as a person of interest. This led Dolph to title his second album as ‘Bulletproof. ‘.

Young Dolph dies after being shot in a shooting in Memphis, Tennessee. He was shot twice by two men in a white two-door Mercedes as he got out of a bakery. He had sustained 22 bullet wounds in the body according to the autopsy report. The remains of Dolph were buried on 30th November 2021 in a funeral that saw the rap fraternity convulsed with sorrow. By early 2022, two suspects, Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith, were arrested and pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder. In November 2022, Hernandez Govan, aged 43, was charged with directing Young Dolph’s death. The murder trial will commence in March 2024.


 Young Dolph was a great musician who was characterized by aggressiveness and perseverance. Dolph grew up in the Hood in Memphis and through his hard work has risen to become a successful Rapper and Entrepreneur. His legacies in the music industry and the community cannot be complete. Despite the early passing, Young Dolph legacy carries on with music and donations.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Who was Young Dolph?

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was an American rapper, producer, and recording artist who was born on November 8, 1985. He was best known for his deep voice and songs with gritty lyrics. He was also the owner of the Record Labels Paper Route Empire.

How much did Young Dolph earn before his death?

Young Dolph left behind a net worth of $3 million at the time of his demise.

When and where was Young Dolph Born?

 Young Dolph is an American hip-hop artist who was born on 11 August 1985 in Chicago Illinois but he was raised in Memphis Tennessee.

 How did Young Dolph get inspired by other musicians?

 Dolph drew inspiration from Southern rap greats like Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, and Playa Fly, and rap figures like Jay-Z and Tupac.

 How did Young Dolph begin his musical career?

 Young Dolph commenced his music career by self-releasing mixtapes; Paper Route Campaign in 2008. He began attracting numerous fans from subsequent mixtapes which led to his prominence in the Southern rap movement.

 How did Dolph get his first hit?

 The first major commercial success he had was his debut studio album “King of Memphis” in 2016 which landed at number 49 of the Billboard 200.

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