Who is Rick Ross And What Is His Net Worth

Rick Ross’s Net Worth is $45 Million

Name Rick Ross
Other Name William Leonard Roberts II
Net Worth $45 Million
Birth Date January 28, 1978 in Clarksdale, MS
Star Sign Aquarius
Height 5ft 9 (180 cm)
He is one of modern rap’s more recognizable faces, having put the game on notice even before the release of his debut single, “Hustlin,’” in 2006. Rick Ross hit the ground running, receiving offers of representation from Bad Boy Entertainment and Murder Inc. before signing with Jay-Z and Def Jam Recordings.

Rick Ross is walking proof of the old line that your network is your net worth, having worked with everyone from Drake and Lil Wayne to Kanye and Pusha T. In addition to being name-checked in our rundown of the best hip-hop producers in the world, Ross is known to fly the flag for a more simplistic, but always stylish, boom-bap style of hip hop, even while the scene has been dominated by dancehall, drill and esoteric sampling. His smooth baritone flow is part throwback, part contemporary classic and Ross has made some big moves in a relatively short time in the industry. With that said, we think it’s time to take a look at Ross’ net worth.

What is Rick Ross worth?

Rick Ross is worth a cool $45 million. Although his rap career has been productive, with dozens of high-profile features to go alongside his eleven studio albums and 145 singles, Ross is a thoroughly modern rapper in the sense that his portfolio and interests stretch in all sorts of directions beyond music.

What does Rick Ross make from music?

Rick Ross is not merely prolific; he is also extremely popular. With an impressive 22 Recording Industry Association of America Gold and Platinum awards as a solo artist, and nine more as a featured artist, Ross, a.k.a. the Biggest Boss, has no problems when it comes to putting up big numbers in terms of sales.

In the modern world of course, it is not only traditional sales that count, but also streams. This is another area in which Ross has no problems, with nearly 14 and a half million monthly hits on Spotify alone, bringing in over $700,000, alongside his residuals for his verses on hits like “Monster” by Ye.

While his musical income is nothing to sniff at, when it comes to Rick Ross’ net worth, it is worth having a look elsewhere

Fact: Rick Ross initially anointed himself the Biggest Boss on his second album, 2008’s Trilla, on his song named, you guessed it, “The Boss.”

What are Rick Ross’ business ventures worth?

As noteworthy as Ross’ musical career has been up to this point, he’s proven to be a successful businessman and entrepreneur as well. To start with, only three years after his own debut single had been released, suitably named “Hustlin,’” he founded his own label imprint, Maybach Music Group in 2009. With a distinctive breathy female vocal sample embedded in most of the tracks distributed by the label — possibly taking cues from Lil Wayne and Young Money — Maybach Music Group quickly carved a niche for itself, representing artists such as Wale and Meek Mill, along with Ross himself.

Elsewhere, the rapper has several ventures related to food and drink. As the owner of several Wingstop locations, Ross was partly responsible for promoting the brand’s novel response to a shortage of chicken wings in 2021. The chain launched an online-only brand, Thighstop, to help encourage customers to give the darker meat a try. Ross has also used his considerable marketing skills to increase the profile of the French sparkling wine label Luc Belaire within the hip hop world, following in the grand tradition of Moet, Cristal and Armand de Brignac.

When it comes to brand building, it seems there is almost nowhere the Biggest Boss won’t go.

Fact: It seems Ross’ commitment to the finer things in life also extends to male grooming, with the 2018 launch of a range of beard-centric cosmetic products featuring champagne and caviar extracts, of course.

What other assets does Rick Ross own?

Rick Ross, again displaying an uncommonly clear-headed knack for building wealth, has invested a great deal of his fortune in real estate. He has a wide-ranging portfolio of properties, including a $1 million house in Atlanta that he bought just to enjoy driving past it (no, really); a $3.5 million mansion in Florida; and a 109-room estate in Georgia that served as a location for Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America.

Fact: Like many other rappers, Rick Ross has an extensive car collection, with a fleet of around 100 vehicles including Ferraris and Lamborghini. Unlike many other rappers, Rick Ross did not receive his driver’s license until his mid-forties.

Personal Life

Rick Ross is not the first person to find that life in hip hop does not necessarily equate to an easy family life, as evidenced by a recent settlement in which he agreed to pay $11,000 monthly in child support to the mother of his three children, Briana Singleton.

Fact: Rick Ross found out over the summer that being a boss in the hip-hop game doesn’t open every door, when he was denied entry to Buckingham Palace in the UK.

While Rick Ross’ fortune might not rival the richest rappers in the world, with his talent for branding and his commitment to building wealth and influence, we might see the Teflon Don move up that list sooner rather than later. Regardless, we hope you’ll agree that this is one boss that’s worth keeping an eye on.

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