Known for his hit tracks like ‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘Fire Burning,’ Sean Kingston has found himself in headlines not just for his musical talent but also for his financial troubles. Here’s an in-depth look into his net worth and the financial crisis that has rocked his career.
Kingston’s Personal Life
Born on February 3, 1990, in Miami, Florida, Kingston moved to Jamaica and attended Ocho Rios High School. He returned to the U.S. to pursue his music career and made headlines with a near-fatal jet-skiing accident in 2010.
Subsequent releases, such as the ‘Tomorrow‘ album in 2009, kept him in the spotlight, with collaborations with stars like Justin Bieber, Wyclef Jean, and RedOne. He also announced the ‘Professional Rapper Boxing League’ in 2020 and released new singles in 2021.
His Legal Battles
Kingston also settled a lawsuit in 2013 with a 22-year-old girl over an accusation of gang rape, not because of an admission of guilt but to avoid a messy civil trial during a crucial time in his career.
The Financial Crisis
Kingston’s financial troubles became apparent in 2014 when his Mercedes Benz G-Class SUV, Bentley, and Lamborghini were repossessed after falling behind on payments. But his woes didn’t end there.
Multiple lawsuits were filed against him by jewelers for failing to pay for items, resulting in judgments of over $300,000 and $356,000 against him.
One particular jeweler even alleged that Kingston failed to pay after putting down just a $1,000 deposit on nine pieces of jewelry.
The situation worsened as court documents revealed serious financial difficulties for Kingston from 2016 to 2017. His bank accounts reflected a balance of only $500, and many of his accounts had negative balances. A warrant was even issued for his arrest in December 2020 over unpaid tabs.
Sean Kingston’s Net Worth
As of today, Sean Kingston’s net worth is estimated at $500,000, a number that may seem surprising given the success he has enjoyed in the music industry. His latest album, ‘Road to Deliverance,’ received mixed reviews from critics.