GZA is an American songwriter and rapper. He is popularly known as the founder member of the music group Wu-Tang Clan. He was the first member of the group to get a record deal and is referred to as the group’s ‘Spiritual Head.’ Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of GZA in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
His original names are Gary Grice, and he was born in Brooklyn, New York, US on the 22nd of 1966. He was interested in hip-hop from an early age, and he used to attend block parties in the 1970s. He was deeply involved in graffiti, breakdance, and DJing as a young star. There is no information available about his educational background and his family origin.
Gary has managed to keep his own life very private, and there is hardly any information available on this.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Gary was interested in hip-hop as a child, and this motivated him in forming a group with his cousins. His cousins were Robert Diggs, and Russel Jones and they established the group ‘Force of Imperial Master’(FOI). The group also was involved in competitions and they used to go on various tours in New York where they could challenge other groups and hold rap battles.
Gary later signed a record deal with Chillin’ Records as a solo artist, and he released his first album titled ‘Words from the Genius.’ The album was not successful, and he requested to be released from the deal. He never lost hope in his career, and he decided to form the group Wu-Tang Clan. The group comprised of nine artists including his three cousins.
‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ was the title of the debut album by the Wu-Tang Clan. The group became very popular, and Gary contributed to most of their albums like ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Links’, ‘Return to the 36 Chambers’, and ‘The Dirty Version.’
In 1995, Gary decided to venture into a solo career, and he released the album ‘Liquid Sword’. The album became a big hit, and it was well received. He later got into the business of writing and producing music as well as directing music videos. He was the director of his own three music videos.
Over the years, he has released a total of five albums, and he has done one album as a collaboration with DJ Muggs in 2005 which was titled the ‘Grandmasters.’ As part of his achievements, he has lectured on various universities on scientific rap.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having been in the entertainment industry for several years, the musician has amassed a total of $20 Million. This wealth is from his career as a hip-hop musician. He has also earned an impressive amount from his music video production as well as music writing and producing.
GZA has been in the music industry for many years, and he has been very famous for his outstanding music. He was successful in the Wu-Tang Clan as well as when he went solo. He is well recognized in the hip-hop music industry, and his work always stands out.