How much is the rapper Rick Ross Worth?
William Leonard Roberts II or Rick Ross is an American rapper who is also the founder of the Maybach Music Group. Also being a successful entrepreneur, he has made the amount of $40 Million as his current net worth
The rapper was born William Leonard Roberts on January 28, 1976. Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he spent most of his childhood in Carol City, Florida.
For his primary schooling, he attended the Miami Carol City Senior High School. After completing his high school, he then attended the Albany State University on a football scholarship.
Completing his studies, he first worked as a correctional officer, for almost eighteen months until the June of 1997. Later, he joined the Suave House Records to start a career in music.
From there, he released his debut song called- Ain’t Shhh to Discuss in the album of Erick Sermon. He had also debuted with the name Teflon Da Don which he later changed to Rick Ross.
After being signed off by the Suave House Records, he almost immediately signed a deal with the Slip-n-Slide Records. While signed to the label, he got the chance to tour with his fellow rapper Trick Daddy as well as appear as guest artist on other Slip-n-Slide albums.
His first debut album released in 2006 named- Port of Miami which bagged the top spot on the U.S Billboard 200. The Rolling Stone magazine had even predicted that the album would be- The Summer’s Biggest Rap Record. The album managed to sell 187,000 units in its first week. Following his success with his debut, he then released his second album- Trilla in 2008. Just as his previous album, his second managed to top the U.S. Billboard Top 200 as well.
From his early years until now, he has released nine studio albums and eighty-five singles. His albums include- Deeper than Rap, Teflon Don, God Forgives- I Don’t, Mastermind, Hood Billionaire, Black Market, Rather You Than Me, Trilla and his debut album- Port of Miami. His most famous singles include- The Boss, Here I am, Magnificient, All I do is Win, and I’m On One. With his each album release, he has gained more respect and appreciation in the music industry, and he is now one of the successful rappers in the field.
For his contribution to the music field, he has been nominated for several Grammy Awards. For his collaborated work- I’m On One he is the nominee for Best Rap/Song Collaboration Award. He is also the nominee for the 2013 Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Album and Best R&B song in 2015.
|Name||Rick Ross (William Leonard Roberts II)|
|Date of birth||January 28, 1976|
|Birthplace||Clarksdale, Mississippi, US|
|Height||5’11” (180 cm)|
|Weight||101 kg (220 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
Dating and Love Life
Ross dated Shateria Moragne-el, a fashion worker for a few years back in 2013. After their relationship ended on bad terms, he then dated the hi[-hop model named- Lira Mercer. The couple was quite eligible for each other, and they even took the next step to engage.
Unfortunately, the couple did not last long, and they split in the November 2015. There are no details on who he is currently dating so we can only assume that he is still single.
Active on most social media, he has a huge fan base who follows him. On his Twitter, he currently has 3.24 million followers, while on Instagram he has 6 million followers.
Earning from his album releases as well as from brand endorsement, he has made the huge amount of $40 Million as his current net worth. Having highs and lows, he has successfully managed to overcome the tough times.
The rapper has been in and out of the social highlight because of his legal issues. In the January of 2008, he was arrested for the possession of firearm and marijuana. The same year in August, he was charged with assault and battery by the Youtube star DJ Vlad. Again in 2010, the rapper got into legal issues related to his name by Ricky Ross, a drug Kingpin from whom he allegedly stole his stage name.
Following year, in 2011, he was again arrested for the possession of marijuana from his Hilton Hotel room. In 2015, June, he and his bodyguard were arrested for assaulting a lands keeper for the money he owed him.
Rumors and Controversy
Apart from his legal issues, he has been involved in disputes with other artists. In the January of 2009, he allegedly got into a feud with the rapper 50 Cent just for the way he looked at him at the BET Awards. Both the rappers released diss songs about each other after that.