Yung Lean - Updated May 2024

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Minsk, Belarus

Yung Lean

Yung Lean is a young and talented Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper. Yung is also famous as the celebrity child of Kristoffer Leandoer and Elsa Håstad.

Early Life

Yung Lean was born on 18 July 1996 and he is currently 26 years old. He hails from Minsk, Belarus, and his zodiac sign is Cancer. Likewise, his full name is Jonatan Aron Leandoer Håstad.

Talking about his family, Lean’s parents are Kristoffer Leandoer and Elsa Håstad. His father is a Swedish poet, fantasy author, and translator of French literature who owned a book publishing company. His mother is a former human rights activist who worked with LGBT groups in Russia, Vietnam, and South America since 2019 serving as the Swedish ambassador to Albania.

Likewise, Lean’s maternal grandfather was British-Jewish playwright Arnold Wesker. He spent his early childhood in Minsk, Belarus, then returned to Sweden and settled in Stockholm when he was somewhere between the ages of three and five.

In between, Yung was a student at UNIS Hanoi from 6th to 10th grade. During his time in high school, this personality often got in trouble for doing drugs or writing graffiti. Similarly, Lean had a job at a local McDonald’s. At the young age of 15 years, this personality was put on probation for smoking cannabis. This personality then started to develop an interest in hip-hop music.

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Caption: Yung Lean in a childhood photo. Source: realrhymersayers

Yung Lean – Net Worth 2023

Yung Lean has a net worth of around $7 million US dollars. Lean makes his earnings as a rapper, singer, and songwriter. However, there is no information about his salary and other asset values.


Professionally, Yung Lean is a  rapper and singer-songwriter. This rapper is widely known as one of the most influential figures in the early cloud rap era. As such, this personality rose to prominence in 2013 with his song Ginseng Strip 2002.

Later that same year, this rapper released his debut mixtape Unknown Death 2002. He then released his debut studio album Unknown Memory the following year. In the year 2016, this rapper released his 2nd mixtape Frost God as well as his 2nd studio album Warlord.

Likewise, in 2017, this rapper released his 3rd studio album, Stranger. He followed this with his 3rd mixtape, Poison Ivy, in 2018. Moreover, Lean released his 4th studio album Starz in 2020. Further, this rapper released his 4th mixtape Stardust in 2022.

Outside of music, this rapper is writing a screenplay about a “strange gangster drama” and a rock opera about John Ausonius – a Swedish serial killer. Further, this young star also has aspirations to become an actor.

Further, the rapper is credited for being a pioneer in the emo rap, cloud rap, and SoundCloud rap genres. In 2019, this rapper was awarded the “Bram Stoker Medal of Cultural Achievement” by the University Philosophical Society at Trinity College, Dublin.

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Caption: Yung Lean during a performance. Source: LiveAkhbar

Mental Health

Similarly, this personality began painting following his release from a mental health hospital as a way to relax. In a 2019 interview, this rapper told Kaleidoscope magazine that he has bipolar disorder and was diagnosed with it in 2017. He also revealed that he takes medication for his condition.

While recording his 2nd studio album Warlord, this rapper lived in Miami Beach, Florida. During this time, the young rapper became addicted to Xanax, lean, and cocaine. On 7 April 2015, he overdosed and was hospitalized at Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute.

The rapper’s overdose and subsequent hospitalization coincided with the death of his manager and close personal friend, Barron Machat. After the incident, this personality moved back to Sweden to live with his family.

Brand Endorsements

Yung has credited a few brands, companies, and personalities after using, advertising, and endorsing their services and products. Some of them are journalist Hugues Pascot (@pascotifere), jewelry/watches brand Pinstripe (@pinstripegrillz), 3D artist @cattyum, and photographer Fredrik Andersson Andersson (@fredrikanderssonandersson), among many others.

Relationship Status

Yung is in a romantic relationship with @stevie_knickers. Although Lean doesn’t share many social media posts himself, his lover occasionally shares photos featuring both of them or the rapper alone. The last Instagram photo featuring Lean on Stevie_knickers’s profile dates back to November 2022.

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Caption: Yung in a photo with @stevie_knickers. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Yung stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm and his weight is around 60 kg or 132.5 lbs. Likewise, Lean has blonde hair and mesmerizing blue eyes.

Yung Lean – Social Media

Regarding his social media presence, Yung is available on Instagram under the username @yunglean2001. As of February 2023, this profile has more than 1.2 million followers. Likewise, his “YUNG LEAN” Facebook profile has garnered more than 398K followers.

Similarly, he created his “Yung Lean” YouTube channel in December 2012. So far, this channel has earned more than 1.05 million subscribers and 379.6 million views. He was previously available on Twitter as @yungleann but is no more available on the platform while writing this biography.