Rick Ross is an American rapper and record executive. With his hit record “Hustlin’” in 2006, he was once the most sought after rapper by different music labels and artist agencies. He already has more than 2 decades of music experience, but up until today, Rick Ross continues with his career as he slowly builds his net worth.
Let us take a look at a few details to get to know more about Rick Ross.
Ross once was a lead member of the hip hop group Triple C, along with fellow rappers Gunplay and Torch.
Even before debuting, he was already caught in the middle of a bidding war of some large labels including Def Jam Recordings, which he eventually chose as his label.
He has had multiple Grammy Nominations, but he sadly hasn’t won yet.
Early Life before Music
William Leonard Roberts II, who now goes by the name “Rick Ross”, was born on January 28, 1976. Not much is known about his childhood but he was said to be born in Mississippi but was raised in Florida. After graduating high school, he attended Albany State University on a football scholarship. He also worked as a correction officer for 18 months from December 1995 to June 1997.
Before being known as Rick Ross, he first entered the music scene under the name Teflon Da Don.
Rick Ross’ career only went mainstream when he released his debut album Port of Miami in August 2006. The album secured the top spot in the U.S. Billboard 200 and was even predicted to be “the summer’s biggest rap record” by the Rolling Stone. In 2008, he released his second album, Trilla, and similar to his first album, it also hit the top spot in Billboard 200.
His eleventh and most recent album, Richer Than I Ever Been, was released in December 2021.
Some of Rick Ross’ music hits include “Idols Become Rivals”, “Hustlin’”, “Box Chevy”, “Hold Me Back” and “The Devil is a Lie (ft. Jay-Z).”
Aside from being a musician, Rick Ross also authored a book “The Perfect Day to Boss Up” which debuted at number 5 on The New York Times' weekly bestsellers list.
Ross also has a number of franchises for Wingstop, a fast food chain known for its chicken wings.
Rick Ross’ Net Worth Today
Now if you are wondering about Rick Ross’ wealth, the first thing that you might think of is he is not really as famous as other rappers, yet he manages to stay on top of his game, well, as regards to wealth, of course. You are in luck because that simple curiosity can easily be satisfied. So, how much is Rick Ross’ net worth?
His net worth is at an estimated $50 million with an annual salary of $5 million! Most of his wealth comes from his music since he has already been in the industry for more than 15 years now. He is also a record executive and producer, thus making him add more value to himself. Let us also not forget that he earns quite a fortune from his multiple Wingstop restaurants.
At present, Rick Ross enjoys his life with his family in Carol City, Florida.