Fat Joe is a well known American rapper who is best known as the member of Terror Squad and D.I.T.C.; He is also known as Terror Squad Entertainment’s CEO, which is a record label production. He made his debut in 1993 with ‘Represent.’ Here is a quick summary of Fat Joe’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Fat Joe Early Life
Fat Joe was born as Joseph Antonio Cartagena on 19th August 1970 to Marie Cartagena and Ernesto Delgado. He was born and raised in The Bronx in New York, USA. Fat Joe is married to Lorena Cartagena. The couple has three children together named Azariah Cartagena, Ryan Cartagena, and Joey Cartagena.
In 2012, Fat Joe was charged with tax evasion. He didn’t pay over $3 million worth tax to the government in early 2007 till 2010. He was fined $200,000 with IRS penalties. He was sentenced to four months in Prison which started on 26 August 2013 and end on 28 November 2013. He is also an active supporter of LGBT community and equal rights.
Fat Joe Career, Awards & Achievement
Fat Joe started his official music career in 1992. The same year he also established Terror Squad Entertainment in New York City, in which he currently holds the position of a CEO.
He has worked with record labels like Atlantic, E1, Virgin, Universal, Relativity and Terror Squad. He has also worked with music legends like Big Pun, Apache, Grand Puba, Terror Squad, D.I.T.C., Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Ivy Queen, DJ Premier, Kool G Rap, R. Kelly, KRS-One, Raekwon, Jadakiss, Big L, Ashanti, Remy Ma, Amerie, French Montana, Lil Wayne, N.O.R.E., Rick Ross, and Ja Rule.
Fat Joe made his debut studio album in 1993 titled ‘Represent.’ Later he released albums like ‘The Elephant in the Room’, ‘Me, Myself and I’, ‘All or Nothing’, ‘Loyalty’, ‘Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)’, ‘The Darkside Vol. 1’, ‘Don Cartagena’, and ‘The Book of Joe’. He has also worked in movies like ‘Supermodel,’ ‘Scary Movie 3’, ‘Happy Feet,’ ‘Prison Song,’ ‘Empire,’ and ‘Thicker than Water.’
Throughout his life Fat, Joe had been struggling with his weight loss. In 1996, he weighed over 300 pounds. In 2005, he was offered a good amount of money by Stuff Magazine to profile his weight loss efforts. In 2011 he released ‘Drop a Body,’ which films his tricks as to how he shed almost 88 pounds.
Awards & Achievements
Fat Joe has been nominated for several prestigious awards in the music industry like 4 ‘Grammy Awards,’ ‘iHeartRadio Music Awards,’ ‘MTV Video Music Awards,’ and ‘BET Awards.’ He has also won awards like ‘ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards,’ and ‘Billboard Latin Music Awards.’
Net Worth of Fat Joe
Fat Joe has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. Fat Joe has made over ten albums, whose sales have helped him earning most of his fortune. He also makes million through his tours and advertising ventures. He can also be seen making cameos in several movies which help him in making some extra dollars.
Fat Joe is one of the most popular rappers of our times. He has an also become one of the best record producers in the country. He is popular for his outspoken nature and can often be seen expressing his views loud and clear with the media. This has often got him in trouble, beginning his feud with other rappers in the industry. He is currently working on his next album which is expected to be released within next year. To know more about the star, you can follow him on Instagram and his Twitter.