Cameron Ezike Giles aka Cam’ron, formerly Killa Cam, is an American rapper, an actor and an entrepreneur. He is a veritable leader of The Diplomats and is also a member of the duo U.N which stands for US Now. He was also an active member of Children of the Corn which dispersed in 1997. Here is a quick summary of Cameron’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Cam’ron Early Life
Cam’ron embraced the earth with his presence on February 4, 1976, in Harlem, New York City, United States. He was brought up by his mother, Fredericka Giles. He did his schooling from the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. Cameron was a prolific basketball player but couldn’t take advantage of his scholarship because of his poor academics. His alma mater is the rendezvous where he met his friend Jim Jones and Mase, his collaborative partners of now.
Without completing his high school, Cam’ron admitted to a college in Texas. Again, he dwindled and came back to Harlem. This multi-talented and a versatile celebrity was engaged in drugs selling before the advent of his rapping career. Mase acquainted Cameron with The Notorious BIG who thereby introduced him to Lance Rivera, a great director and filmmaker of that time, was highly impressed with Cameron. He even signed him the label Unentertainment which is distributed by the Epic Records.
Cam’ron and his better half Juju make up the best and highly active couple on the Instagram. Also, they have a child named Cameron Ezike Giles Jr.
Cam’ron Career, Awards & Achievement
After being introduced to BIG, he started rapping alongside Big L, Bloodshed and Mase, forming a troop called Children of the Corn. Due to an unexpected car accident of Bloodshed, the troop dissolved and the other three members departed to pursue a solo career.
In July 1998, Camron premiered his debut album, Confessions of Fire. In 2000, he released his second album Sports Drugs & Entertainment with Tommy Mottola. Camron was doing well in his career until the advent of a big spur that lifted him to the loftiest heights. The release of his third and the most successful album Come Home with Me in 2002 bagged him great profits and appreciation.
Later, he appeared as one of the three lead characters in the film Paid in Full, produced by Damon Dash. In 2006, Cameron was re-launched as a debut director, screenwriter and an actor with the release of his album Killa Season on April 25.
In 2003, Cameron along with his Diplomat members released the Diplomatic Immunity. After a year i.e. 2004, Camron along with Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zeeky released the Diplomats’ second album, Diplomatic Immunity 2.
After the release of 50 Cent in 2007, Cameron took a chasm from music because his mother suffered three strokes and was paralyzed from the left side. For his mother’s treatment, he moved to Florida and stayed with her until she fully recovered. In 2009, he released Crime Plays which was the lowest selling album of his career. Then, he signed another label, Dipset West and a new group U.N. (United Now).
Awards & Achievements
Cam’ron’s debut album, Confessions of Fire has badged a gold status along with being in the Top 10 of the pop and R&B charts. S.D.E reached number two on the Hip-Hop albums’ R&B charts and rocked at number 14 on the Billboard.
The most successful record by Cameron, Come with Me badged a platinum status and its victory led to the formation of the group The Diplomats. The debut of the group The Diplomats, Diplomatic Immunity earned a gold certification by RIAA. Killa Season, a movie in which Cameron acted, directed and was involved in the scriptwriting, debuted second on charts and had a good amount of viewers but didn’t do well as compared to his previous releases. Still, the movie managed to get a gold certification.
Net Worth of Cam’ron
Cam’ron has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. He makes his fortune from acting, rapping, fashion designing, directing, and being a philanthropist. In 2011, his collaborative album Gunz n’ Butta with Vado earned $75 hundred and in 2003, Diplomatic Immunity filled Cameron’s pocket with about $1 million.
Apart from being a prolific rapper, an actor, a director and an amazing professional, Cam’ron is an ideal son and dad. He knows his responsibilities towards his mother who brought him up as a single parent and also understands the pain of not having a father. He does everything he can to his son. Currently, Cameron is working on his last album, Purple Haze 2.