Chuck D is an American rapper. He is a very renowned author and producer. He was the leader of the rap group by the name ‘Public Enemy.’ He played a huge part in creating a name for the hip-hop music. This was in the mid-1980s. He has a rating of being among the top 15 MCs of All Time. The Source rated him at number twelve. This was on the list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricist of All Time. Here is a quick summary of Chuck D’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Chuck D whose real names are Carlton Douglas Ridenhour was born in the year 1960 on August 1st. His place of birth was in Queen’s New York. He started by writing Rhymes. This was after the New York City blackout of 1977. He studied at Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School where he went on to graduate. After he graduated from high school, he went on to join Adelphi University. Here, he did study graphic design. This is where he met William Drayton.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Adelphi University. This was in the year 1984. He later would go back to Adelphi University and receive an honorary doctorate from Adelphi in the year 2013. While Chuck D was still at the university, he had the honor of co-hosting hip-hop radio show ‘the Super Spectrum Mix Hour.’ He did design flyers for the hip-hop events and went on to draw a cartoon by the name ‘Tales of the Skins’ for the newspaper, The Delphian.
Chuck D started to show interest in the rap industry at a very tender age. He was part of the team that used to take part in hip-hop events in high school. Chuck D has had an exciting life. Did you know that he had been offered an architecture scholarship to take up the graphic design?
He used Hip Hop music career to spread the message of awareness among the Black Community. He empowered the black community by giving them a voice. In the year 1987, he launched the album by the name ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’ together with his group. He had outstanding support from Rick Rubin. Rick doubles as a record producer who later signed him ‘Def Jam Label.’
His third album was named ‘Fear of a Black Planet.’ This is the album that went on to create awareness in the black community. In 1996, he went on to release an album by the name ‘Autobiography of Mistachuck.’ This album received a better audience about other albums. In the subsequent years, he went on to release various albums that did very well including ‘Public Enemy.’ This album received three nominations for the American Music Awards.
Awards and Achievements
Chuck D has had a very successful career in the entertainment industry. He has been able to win various awards and at the same time receive multiple nominations. He has a rating of being among the top 15 MCs of All Time. The Source rated him at number twelve. This was on the list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricist of All Time. Chuck D has been able to receive four Grammy Nominations.
Net worth of Chuck D
Chuck D has an estimated net worth of over $20 million. He has received a rating of being among wealthiest rappers. His income has come from album sales, music royalties, and concerts that he has been able to perform. His net worth is expected to grow as he continues to make investments in various fields.
Chuck has a rating of being among the most intelligent and powerful artist in the hip-hop world. His style of music has paid as he has been able to amass a huge amount of wealth. His influence in the rap and pop industry continues still being felt even days later after he is no longer active.