American Rapper Pastor Troy Net Worth and Income Sources

The following is a breakdown of Rapper Pastor Troy net worth and primary income sources.

Pastor Troy is an American rapper best known for his extensive two decades-plus long rap career, which includes 31 studio album releases, 2 collaboration albums and 15 mixtapes.

Troy started his career in 1999, and over the past two-plus decades, through his impressive body of work, he has amassed great fame and wealth for himself. This is why the public is curious to know how much he has accumulated?

According to reputable online sources, Pastor Troy net worth is around $5 million.

So how did Pastor Troy build up this respectable fortune for himself? Let’s examine this American rapper’s estimated net worth and income.

Pastor Troy Net Worth: $5 million

Pastor Troy Net Worth Income Sources

Pastor Troy’s income sources are summarized below:

  • Profits from Music Sales ($3.5 million)
  • Earnings from YouTube ($106,000 to $265,000)
  • Income from Performances & Appearances (Income Unknown)

Income Source 1: Music Sales

Pastor Troy started his career independently through his record label Madd Society Records. He released his first three albums through this before signing on with Universal Records. After signing with Universal, Pastor Troy released his best-selling album to date: Universal Soldier.

Universal soldier debuted at number 13 on Billboard 200 and sold 52,000 copies in its opening weekend [1]. Troy has, as of this writing, released 31 studio albums. Although few were commercially successful, most of his releases have been independent.

Traditional Sales

Hence, credible information about all his album sales is unavailable online. However, given that his best album sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and his least performing album managed to sell 10,000 copies [2], we estimate that his 31 studio, 15 mixtape and 2 collaboration albums have managed to sell over 2 million copies worldwide.

According to the New York Times, an album’s median price is $9 [3], which means his albums have, over the years, generated $18 million in revenue. If Troy had a 15% cut contract [4] from the sales, he earned $2.7 million from traditional sales alone.

Digital Sales

We haven’t even factored in digital/streaming sales revenue here. Troy has 269,851 monthly listeners on Spotify [11] alone, and his songs have been streamed over 25 million times. 

Spotify’s payment plan of $4,000 to 8,000 per million has generated revenue of $100,000 to $200,000. And when you factor in revenue from other streaming services, we believe Troy’s music sales income has earned him close to $3.5 million.

Pastor Troy Net Worth : Troy Posing For His Album Still Troy Photoshoot. Credit: Fanart.TV
Troy Posing For His Album Still Troy Photoshoot. Credit: Fanart.TV

Income Source 2: YouTube

Pastor Troy was a well-known musician in the early 2000s. Although his star is not as bright as it once was, he still has several hits in his arsenal.

As a result, with the rise of the internet to serve his fans, he diversified his net worth by launching his own YouTube channel on December 29, 2011 [5]. He regularly uploads his new songs to his channel, along with his greatest hits, chat sessions etc.

Troy’s Youtube Channel, as of this writing, has 107,000 subscribers and has gathered a total of 53.2 million views. 

Assuming Youtube pays its content creators between $2,000 to $5,000 per million views. We estimate his channel has earned him between $106,000 to $265,000.

Youtube Account NameSubscribersTotal ViewsEst. Net Earnings
Pastor Troy107K53.2 million$106,000 to $265,000
Pastor Troy Net Worth : Troy started his Youtube channel on March 23, 2011. Credit:
Troy started his Youtube channel on March 23, 2011. Credit:

Income Source 3: Income from Merchandise Performances & Appearances

Troy has always been a regional rapper, with his home state, Atlanta, Georgia being his territory. Hence he has not performed on a major world tour. However, he has been active in his territory, and you can catch him performing regularly.

He has performed for various local Atlanta nightclubs [6], has performed for various multinational chains [7] and even for his native NFL team Atlanta Falcons [8]. You can even book him for a local performance for less than $15,000 [9].

Yet because of this writing, there is no credible information available on how many times he has performed over his two-decades-long career. Hence we cannot estimate how much he has earned through this source of income.

Troy also regularly makes fan meet and greet appearances, which positively contributed to his net worth. Troy also operates an official merchandise store [11] where his fans can purchase his official fan t-shirt, posters and his music.

He even has invested in and promoted mobile apps for his fans, giving them a chance to interact with him or get their work featured on his app [10].

Pastor Troy Net Worth : Troy performing in one of his concerts. Credit:
Troy performing in one of his concerts. Credit:

Pastor Troy Bio/Early Life

Born Micah Levar Troy on November 14, 1977, in College Park, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Troy was a musical prodigy from a Young Age. Troy was born to his father, Alfred Troy, a former drill instructor turned pastor and mother, Sheryl Troy, a homemaker.

Troy attended Creekside High School and graduated with decent grades. Before pursuing a career in rap full-time, he attended Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. His rap name is derived from his surname and his father’s occupation as a pastor.

Micah Troy is very private in his personal life because he dislikes disclosing too much information about his family to the public. Troy has three children, but he has never been legally married.


Pastor Troy started his rap career in 1999 by releasing his debut album, We Ready (I Declare War). He then joined and became the leader of the hardcore rap group south Georgia boyz.

As a result of his rap group exposure, Troy started collaborating with various other artists like Lil Jon, killer mike and many more. However, his career has not been all roses, as he has his fair share of beefs with other rappers. The most notable beef of Troy has been with Hitman Sammy Sam.

Both artists have released various diss tracks on each other, and even after twenty years, this feud is still fresh. Troy has, in his career, released close to 50 albums.

After completing his first decade in the rap game in 2009 between 2009 and 2011, Troy released seven more studio albums, a record for most albums released in two years for any rapper.

In total, in his career, Troy has released 31 Studio albums, 15 mixtapes and 2 collaborative albums. His best-selling album has been his sixth studio album titled Universal Soldier, which reached as high as 13 on the billboard 200.

Troy has often been credited for revolutionizing the business model modern rappers use as a private release without the supervision of a major label that he first started. 

Micah Levar Troy was also one of the first rappers who embraced the digital and streaming world. Hence today, he enjoys an impressive digital following.

Pastor Troy Net Worth : Troy started his career as a member of the rap group D.S.G.B. (Down South Georgia Boys). Credit: HipHop24x7
Troy started his career as a member of the rap group D.S.G.B. (Down South Georgia Boys). Credit: HipHop24x7

Pastor Troy Accomplishments

Troy has 269,851 monthly listeners on Spotify [11]

Pastor Troy Controversy/Criticism

Pastor Troy’s career was embedded in controversy when he made homophobic remarks against Lil Nas X in 2020 [13].

Pastor Troy’s most popular video is: [14]

Pastor Troy Biography

Legal NameMicah LeVar Troy
Net Worth$5 million
Source of WealthMusic Sales, Youtube, Performance, Appearance, Merchandise
Date of BirthNovember 18, 1977
Place of BirthCollege Park, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Height191 cm, 6 ft 03 inches
Weight90 kg, 198 lbs
Marital StatusUnknown
Names of ChildrenUnknown

Frequently Asked Questions About Pastor Troy

What is Pastor Troy Height?

Pastor Troy is 191 cm or 6 feet 3 inches tall.

Why does Pastor Troy call himself a Pastor?

Pastor Troy’s rap name comes from his last name and his father’s profession as a pastor.

Is Pastor Troy Homophobic?

Yes, Pastor Troy has been called homophobic after he remarked on the Lil Nas X dressing sense in 2020.


[1]. Universal Soldier Sales

[2]. Stay Tru Sales

[3]. Album Prices

[4]. Royalties Contract

[5]. Youtube Channel

[6] Nightclub Performance

[7] Corporate Performance

[8] Falcons Performance

[9] Booking Rate

[10] Investment App

[11] Merchandise Store

[12] Spotify Listeners

[13] Controversy

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