Termed as the hottest Mc in the Game Rick Ross Is among the richest most renowned rappers. The founder and the CEO of Maybach Music Group who once worked as a correctional officer in Florida today is one of the big names in hip-hop circles. Even though he is a controversial figure Rick Ross is a man whose name is held in high esteem in the music industry. Let’s find out more about how much is Rick Ross’s net worth in 2018.
Rick Ross Early Life
Rick Ross whose birth name is William Leonard Roberts II hails from Coahoma County, in Mississippi and was raised in impoverished area Carol City Florida.
Rick Ross attended Miami Carol City Senior High School, and since he was a good footballer, he received a football scholarship from Georgia’s Albany State University where he schooled for a year.
Over the years Rick Ross has had his fair of legal issues and among them is his arrest in 2008 due to possession of a gun and marijuana, DJ Vlad filed a lawsuit against Ross same year for harassment by Ross, in 2010 “Freeway” sued Rick on the grounds of copyright infringement, Teflon Don sued Rick Ross in 2011 due to Trademark infringement and in 2015 Rick was arrested for assault and kidnapping lands keeper.
Today Rick Ross is a man of God who prays every time he performs on stage and on relationships he used to date fashionista Shateria Moragne-el whom they parted ways in 2013, he then dated and even got engaged to Lira Mercer, a hip-hop model but they broke up in 2015.currently he is very single
Rick Ross Career
Rick Ross once worked as a collection officer at Florida from 1995 to 1997 where he resigned and started off his professional career by writing rap lyrics that romanticised drug dealing. His first recording debut was a truck called “Aint Shhhh to Discuss.”
Rick Ross adopted his stage name from the stories he used to hear about “Freeway” Rick Ross who was a drug trafficker. After joining Slip-n Slide records which was an affiliate of Def Jam label he released his debut album Port of Miami in 2006 topping Billboard 200 and had hits such as push It”.in 2008 he released his second album Trilla which was a success too topping Billboard 200 and had hits such as “The Boss”, “Speedin”, “This is The Life” and “Here I Am”.
In 2009 Rick Ross released his third album titled Deeper Than Rap (2009) debuting to position one on Billboard 200 and selling over 439k copies in the U.S. the fourth studio album released in 2010 Teflon Don debuted to position two on Billboard 200 and had since sold over 720K copies in the U.S alone. Other studio albums that have been released by Rick Ross are God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind (2014), Hood Billionaire (2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017) and currently working on Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill which is set to be released in 2018.
Apart from music Rick Ross has appeared in some films such as 2008 Days Of Wrath, Late Show with David Letterman 2009, Chelsea Lately 2012, Magic City 2013 among others. As an entrepreneur Rick Ross owns a couple of Wingstop restaurants.
Awards & Achievements
He has been called the hottest Mc in the Game and nominated five times at the Grammy Awards as of 2017.
Net Worth of Rick Ross
Rick Ross estimated net worth is $35 million. He has been among the top 20 highest paid hip-hop artists in 2017 and to be precise, he was number 19 with earnings amounting to $11.9 million. Many people think that Rick Ross has earned his net worth through illegal activities but as far as we can tell Rick Ross fortune has all been a reflection of hard work in the studio.
Rick Ross is among the best rappers in the world today. Even though he has his shortcomings, we can’t dispute that he will go down as a great hip-hop legend. We can expect more in years to come from this hip-hop artist.