Fat Joe is a famous American rapper and actor better known for being a member of the music group called the ‘Terror Squad’ and D.T.T.C. He is also the CEO of a record label production company known as ‘Terror Squad Entertainment.’ Here is a quick summary of the net worth, career and earnings of the rapper Fat Joe in 2018.
Early life and Biography
His full name is Joseph Antonia Cartagena, and he was born on August 19, 1970. His father was Ernesto Delgado, and his mother was Marie Cartagena. They lived in the Bronx in New York, USA and that is where Joe was born and raised. His parents, however, were of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent.
As a youngster, Fat Joe had a tough life as he was struggling with drug abuse related issues. He eventually resulted to stealing to make money to support his family. Joe had a brother named Angel who introduced him to the music world.
Fat Joe was married to Lorena Cartagena, and they sired three children, Ryan Cartagena, Joey Cartagena and Azaria Cartagena. In 2002 Joe had a case in court after which was imprisoned for four months after he was found guilty of tax evasion. He also was a witness to two different murder cases.
Joe had an issue with his weight that made the Stuff Magazine offer him a significant amount of money for the profile of his weight loss program. Joe is also involved in several community programs, and he donated computers to his old high school in Bronx, New York.
Career, awards and nominations
Fat Joe started his musical journey in 1992. He kickstarted by establishing ‘Terror Squad Entertainment’ where he is the CEO up to date. Joe worked together with Big Pun in 1999, and they formed the music group ‘Terror Squad. As a rapper, Joe worked with the likes of Ja Rule, Remy Ma, Amerie, Ashanti, R Kelly, Jennifer Lopez, Big Pun among others. He also worked with different record labels including Terror Squad, Universal, Virgin, Relativity, El, and Atlantic.
His first studio album was released in 1993, and it went by the name ‘Represent.’ He later released many albums such as Jealous Ones Still Envy(J.O.S.E), Don Cartagena, The Elephant in the Room, Me, Myself & I, The Book of Joe and Loyalty.
Apart from singing, Joe has also been in movies like Prison Song, Supermodel, Thicker than Water and Empire. In 2011, Joe released a film on his effort and tricks on how he lost weight. It was called ‘Drop a Body.’He had shed off about 88 Pounds.
Throughout his career Fat, Joe has won the ‘Billboard Latin Awards’ as well as the ‘ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.’ He has also been nominated for various prestigious awards like MTV Video Music Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards, BET Awards and for four times Grammy Awards.
In the many years Fat Joe has been in the music industry he has released a total of 11 albums and has featured on many singles with other famous musicians. His voice was in the movie ‘ Happy Feet’ in 2006.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of 2018, The rapper Fat Joe’s net worth is estimated to be $6.5 Million. His wealth is mainly from the sale of his solo albums and the ones he has done collaborations. He also makes a significant amount of money from his advertising ventures and musical tours. Also, he earns well from his role in various movies.
We all cannot deny that Fat Joe is one of the most famous rappers known in the world. His music production also has withstood the wave of time, and the ‘Terror Squad Entertainment’ is a name to reckon with in the music industry. There is no stopping for Fat Joe as he continues rapping and producing music.