Xzibit is a known multi-talented star in hip-hop and film acting performances. He was the host of MTV show ‘Pimp my Ride’ which was watched by over 2.6 million people from 2004 to 2007. He is a huge influence on his fans and fellow rappers who try to bring sanity into the rap industry. Let us find out some of his greatest hits and his rise to popularity. We are here to discuss the net worth of Xzibit in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Despite his wealth, this is one of the performers who faced tough times during childhood and also sometimes in his career. The American rapper, TV and radio personality, actor and record producer, Alvin Nathaniel, was born in 1974.
His father left them when he was very young. With a lot of determination, his mother raised him together with his two sisters and two brothers. Unfortunately, his mother died, and he had to live with his remarried father in Albuquerque. Xzibit started writing rhymes between the age of 10 and 17 but faced many confrontations with the law. He went to live in California with his sister and is when he started his rapping career. Xzibit and his father later reconciled.
Some moments in life ruin the best moments. I don’t think you understand what I mean. Well, I will explain. Xzibit got a son, Tremayne, when he was 19 years old. In 1998 they divorced with the mother, who he never reveals, but still shares weekends with his son. He married his current fiancé, Krista Joiner, in Laguna Beach, California six years later.
Any Newly wedded couple shares the joy of love after achieving such a dream. However, this was not a usual time for the bride and the groom. Xzibit was arrested the same day for over speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. They did not spend the first night together.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Xzibit developed his art at a young age. They would compose songs at school and compare who had the best punch lines. He started rapping and writing when he was 14 years old to help him cope with the loss of his mother who was a writer.
He made a debut of his career with the album; At the Speed of Life which he released in 1996. It, however, did not hit as expected. He later released other albums which made him achieve more audience and endorsement such as 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Man Vs. Machine, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. He also achieved more fame in 2014 when he hosted Pimp my Ride reality show.
He had acting credits in some major films and shows such as American Violet, The X-Files, .and 8 Mile. He has also been in the TV series, Empire from season II to IV.
His rise to wealth and fame was also contributed by his willingness to work with big names in the hip-hop genre. He performed with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Alice Cooper, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Limp Bizkit. Xzibit has also been featured in various video games.
Net Worth & Earnings
For a poor boy who struggled in his teenage by being brought up by a single mother, losing the mother, being thrown out by his father among other issues, we do not expect him to be worth a million bucks in life. However, Xzibit beat all odds and achieved more in his career. His net worth is an estimate of $4 million. He was found to owe almost a million dollar to federal taxes and tried to file for bankruptcy twice, but his requests were dismissed.
Xzibit is a rapper and actor who struggled hard but eventually made a relatively good wealth. His collaboration with American and international rappers made him good fortunes as his most loved stage performances. He is known to encourage other rappers to consider ethics in their lyrics to avoid a negative influence on minors.