Berner, whose real name is Gilbert Anthony Milam Jr., is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
He was born on October 27, 1983, and is signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Entertainment.
Berner has released over 40 albums, several of which have charted on Billboard’s ‘Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums’ chart.
He gained recognition for his single ‘20 Lights,’ which reached the 95th position on the Billboard 200 chart.
Berner is also known for being active in the California-based cannabis trade market and is the owner of Cookies, a brand of cannabis products and clothing gear that formed out of San Francisco in the early 2010s.
He is linked to the Cookie Family of marijuana geneticists who produce strains common in California like the Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet.
Berner is also a prolific collaborator, having issued over a dozen collaborations with other artists such as B-Real, Cam’ron, Styles P, Young Dolph and Mozzy.
He was featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine in August 2022.
Berner is currently trending on social media as his name has been included on the Wealthiest Rappers list by former Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg.
Berner’s wife is April Martinez.
According to multiple sources, the two got married on January 16, 2022, and they havea daughter names Janelle.
There is no further information available about April or her personal life.
Berner attended Galileo Academy of Science and Technology before dropping out, and his family moved to Arizona when he was 13.
During high school, he began battle rapping and in 2006 he released his first mixtape, Dirty Sneakers…Plenty Ways to Get It.
Berner made a slow rise from the mixtape underground in the 2000s, later signing with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records in 2012 for the release of his fourth set, Urban Farmer.
In addition to his solo work, he is also a prolific collaborator, issuing over a dozen collaborations with the likes of the Jacka, B-Real, Cam’ron, Styles P, Young Dolph and Mozzy.
Berner is also a vocal proponent of marijuana and co-founded Cookies, a shop selling weed and weed-associated clothing and lifestyle accessory items that grew into a franchise.
His secret sauce is his synergy.
The clothing drives cannabis sales, the cannabis drives clothing sales, and he features both in his songs.
Thanks to his Cookies cannabis empire, Berner now ranks among hip-hop’s wealthiest acts.
His success is unique because he wasn’t a household name from his music, but he still used his notoriety to build Cookies.
He also did it in a polarizing industry with tons of regulatory challenges.
Berner’s business success supersedes his music fame.
He is also an entrepreneur and has other business pursuits including fashion lines and even his own genetically engineered original strains of medical marijuana.