Flavor Flav is an American rapper and musician who is probably famous as the member of the hip-hop group ‘Public Enemy.’ He is also a television personality and comedian. Now let’s have a close look on Flavor Flav’s net worth in 2018.
Flavor Flav Early Life
William Jonathan Drayton Jr., popularly known by his stage name “Flavor Flav” was born on March 16, 1959, in Roosevelt, New York. He was born to his father, William Sr. and his mother, Anna Drayton.
Right from the childhood, Flavor loved music. But his family was not rich enough to put him to music classes, so at the age of five, he taught himself to play the piano. His interest in music kept on escalating, and he started taking part in the church choirs. At a very early age, he mastered piano, drums, and guitar.
Drayton was an average student in the high school and was not interested in studies at all. He did take part in high school’s extra circular activities. He dropped out of high school when he was in the eleventh grade. Flavor was always involved on the wrong side of the law.
Once, when he was a kid, by accident, he set a house on fire while playing with a matchstick. After dropping out of high school, he was involved in several robberies and had been in and out of jail on quite frequent occasions. After going through a rough patch, he decided to go back to the studies and joined Adelphi University on Long Island. He also went to culinary school.
Flavor Flav dated many girls in his prime time. He was dating Beverly Johnson, but the couple couldn’t work it out and broke up. In total, he has seven kids; his first three children are with his ex-girlfriend, Karen Ross. Flavor Flav assaulted her, so she put him behind bars for domestic violence. He was also dating Angie Parker and has three kids with her.
Currently, Flavor is living with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Trujillo, and the couple has one child together. The couple is engaged for last eight years and is living in Las Vegas.
Flavor Flav Career
Flavor started his career with his friend from Adelphi University, Chuck D. Together; they collaborated on the former’s college radio hip-hop show. Soon, Chuck D and Flavor with other artists formed a hip-hop group called ‘Public Enemy.’ Their first album gained the attention of a lot of audiences.
Public Enemy’s second album was a mega-hit and did excellent commercially selling a lot of copies across the country. The album also got platinum status. Flavor’s drumming was the hallmark of its single, ‘Rebel Without a Pause.’
After releasing numerous single with the group, Flavor decided to go solo. He was then invited to the Vh1’s reality show ‘The Surreal Life’ in which several celebrities live together. Here he developed a relationship with actress, Brigitte Nielsson. They also got their separate show called ‘Strange Love.’ It was rumored that the relationship was just a publicity stunt, as after the show got over, Brigitte returned to her fiancé.
Flavor also appeared in ‘Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.’ Flavor had a restaurant called ‘Flav’s Fried Chicken,’ but the restaurant closed within few months. Flavor has also appeared in ‘Celebrity Wife Swap.’
Awards & Achievements
Flavor Flav is one of the talented musicians of his time. Flavor has never won any major awards by himself but was nominated on two occasions for the ‘Teen Choice Awards.’
Net Worth of Flavor Flav
The estimated net worth of Flavor is approximately $3 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his rap music and the appearances in numerous television series.
Flavor Flav is one of the most talented musicians out there, not only he can rap, but also he is an excellent drummer and a piano player. When he was a teenager, he had been involved on the wrong side of the law, but now he is clean. Currently, he is living with his beautiful fiancé and a son in Las Vegas.