Popularly known as ‘Rick Ross,’ American rapper William Leonard Roberts II is the founder of record label ‘Maybach Music Group.’ He was named the “Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV in 2012. He is the first artist to sign for “Ciroc Entertainment.” Along with his music albums he also owns several restaurants. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Rick Ross in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Rick Ross was born on January 28, 1976, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He grew up in Carol City, Florida. He did his graduation from Miami Carol City Senior High school and then got admission at Albany State University with the help of a scholarship in football. He worked as a correctional officer for 18 months starting in December 1995 and resigning in June 1997.
He joined Suave House Records in his early days and released his debut album, ‘Teflon Da Don.’ The name Rick Ross was derived from former drug kingpin “FreeWay” Rick Ross‘s stage name. Though, he has no connection to him.
Rick believes in Christianity. Once he faced a serious health emergency as he was found unresponsive in his house in Miami, after having a possible heart attack. His health often deteriorates as he has also suffered from multiple seizures on two different flights on a single day in 2011. Rick Ross is the father of three kids.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
The significant part of his career started when he signed up with the Southern rap label “Suave House Records.” Rick Ross later found “Slip -N-Slide” a Miami based record label. The label introduced him to Trina, a female rapper with whom Rick Ross worked. The record released hip-hop tracks like ‘Trick Daddy.’ “Just Chillin” was his first promo-only solo released in 2003. The first ever proper single Rick Ross released was “Hustlin” which became famous in no time due to its catchy lyrics, “Every Day I’m Hustling.”
With “Port of Miami” a 2006 release, Rick Ross was at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. He released a sophomore album in 2008 named “Trilla” inspired from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” plus the slang “trill.” It also reached the No. 1 spot at Billboard. While traversing the peak of his career, he partnered with popular artists like Florida T-pain, R. Kelly, and Nelly. He eventually reached the peak reinforcing his firm hold on music with his third album, “Deeper Than Rap.” New York Times praised the album as “unexpectedly fantastic.” Rick Ross launched ‘Maybach Music Group’ which later on released hit albums by Wale, Meek Mill, and Omarion.
He has been nominated four times for the Grammy Award. In 2012 for “I’m on One” (with DJ Khaled, Drake & Lil Wayne) category Best Rap/Song Collaboration. In 2013 for “God forgives, I don’t” category Best Rap music. In 2015 for “New Flame” category Best R&B performance/Best R&B song. In 2017 for “Purple Lamborghini” category Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of 2018, Rick Ross is one of the wealthiest rappers of the world with a net worth of $50 million. His car collection includes a Cadillac Escalade Luxury SUV, a BMW 760 Li, a Fisker Karma, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Maybach 57s, a Hummer H2, a Bentley continental supersport, and a Mercedes Benz. He owns a 235 acres mansion in Georgia with 109 rooms in it! His insanely successful concerts and lucrative endorsement deals with brands like Reebok add to his wealth. His chain of Wingstop restaurants also rakes in a considerable amount of income for the star.
Rick Ross quotes “I’m where your hustle determines your salary.” He is undoubtedly a king of the rap world who has blended his style with the music. His clothing, his unique sense, and his attitude are loved around the world. Though, he struggles with his health issues repeatedly but doesn’t hold himself back from his passion.