Tomica Woods-Wright is the widow of popular American Rapper Eric Wright (Eazy-E) who is known as the Godfather of Gangster Rap. She is the CEO of Ruthless Records, a record label founded by her late husband Eazy-E. She is also a film-producer in Hollywood and has produced three films as of now. Let us have a look at the career and the net worth of Tomica Wright in 2018 in this article in brief.
Early Life & Biography
Born on 7 December 1969 in California, Tomica Wright was raised by her single mother as her father’s conduct was not really that good. Tomica did her high schooling at the San Fernando Valley and then she attended Santa Monica College for two years. Later, she enrolled herself at the West Los Angeles Community College in Baldwin Hills, California.
Tomica had a dream of becoming a film-producer when she was young and she also worked for some film producing companies to know more about the field. She went on to work for some music label companies including Tabu Records and Motown Records later in her career.
Tomica Woods first met Eazy-E in a nightclub in Los Angeles in the year 1991. The two started dating by then for four years and got married in 1995. Sadly, Eazy-E died of AIDS twelve days after their marriage. The couple has two children, a son and a daughter namely Dominick and Daijah. Daijah was born six months after the death of Eazy-E.
Tomica was a single mother before falling in love with Eric Wright. It is said that she was working for Motown Records at that time and was supported by her colleagues.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Tomica worked as a secretary for Clarence Avants at Tabu Records at the starting of her career. She learned quite a lot of things about the field from Clarence and she often mentions him as her mentor who paved the way for her becoming a successful entrepreneur. After leaving Tabu Records, she worked for Motown Records for few years.
Tomica left Motown and joined Ruthless Records in the year 1995 after her husband and the label’s founder Eazy-E was diagnosed with HIV. She joined the company as its General Manager and was announced as its CEO after the death of Eazy-E. Initially, she struggled a lot to make profits with the label and was not able to publish the platinum music albums.
Eventually, her idea of introducing new talents got the company back on track and she made huge revenue. In 1997, she made a contract with Sony Music and celebrated the 10th anniversary of Ruthless Records releasing the album Decade of Game.
Having tasted success with her music label company, Tomica wanted to embark into her dream of becoming a film-producer and produced her first movie Straight Outta Compton for Universal Studios in the year 2015. In 2016 she launched her own production company Ruthless Entertainment. Her first film as a producer Straight Outta Compton was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay.
Net Worth & Earnings
Being a successful entrepreneur and film producer, her estimated net worth is considered to be around $20 million. She purchased a mansion for $3,099,000 in Calabas in 2005 of 6,701 sq ft and named it as Eazy’s Playhouse. The mansion was sold for $2,067,000 in 2012 due to financial complications. She is an independent business minded women.
Starting her life from the streets and seeing so many ups and downs, Tomica Wright has fought hard to achieve what she is right now. She has always been an inspirational figure for independent women, longing for success.