Life is really full of misery but that doesn’t mean we stop evolving because there is always hope deep in our heart. DMX aka Earl Simmons – A celebrity with over a dozen court records, bankruptcies and many more disturbing events still lives on in the greatness of a king.


As of March 2019 , DMX net worth is estimated at – $10 million per celebrity net worth . Earl Simmons, who goes by the stage name DMX, makes a living from his professional career as a rapper and actor.

DMX net worth (income and earnings) over the years:

year Wealth (income and earnings)
2018 – 10 million dollars
2017 – 8 million dollars
2016 – 5 million dollars
2015 – 2 million dollars
2014 – $1 million
2013 $7 million
2012 5 million dollars
2011 $4 million
2010 2 million dollars
2009 $1 million

It is estimated that a rapper earns around $40,000 per year. In fact, the salary ranges from $16,000 to $101,000.

On the other hand, an actor’s salary is estimated to be around $50,000 per year while the salary range is from $19,000 to $206,000. So the veteran actor with rapper probably earns more than average.

journey to success

Fighting too hard in the early years of his career, DMX finally found a breakthrough in the late ’90s. He gained high popularity from the album “…and then there were X”.

Before debuting in the music industry as a rapper, he established himself as a beatboxer. As a rapper, DMX has released several best-selling music albums including Grand Champ (2003), The Great Depression (2003), … And Then There Was X (1999), It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot (1998) and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998) .

Check out the list of DMX record sales and earn revenue here:

year swell Earnings / Income
1998 Record sales of Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (4 million copies)

Record sales of “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” (5 million copies)



1999 Record sales of … and then there were X (5 million copies) $5,600,000
2004 Record sales of the Great Depression (3 million copies) $3,300,000
2007 Record sales with The Definition of X: The Choice of Litter (65,826 copies) $67,000
2011 Record sales of the Year of the Dog … Again (344 thousand copies) $350,000
2013 Record sales of undisputed (25 thousand copies) $26,000

His most recent music projects include scoring the film Deadpool 2, which grossed $785 million in box office and had a budget of just $110 million.

Did you know? DMX is the only artist in Soundscan history to have their first four-album debut at #1 on the Billboard chart.

DMX’s Acting Career & Earnings

DMX also tested his hands in entertainment, he had appeared in various films and TV series including Fresh Off the Boat, Third Watch, South Park, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, DMX:” Soul Of Man”, “Last Hour”, “Death Toll”. The After Party,

DMX net worth, salary, sources of income

Check out the list of box office collections and budget of the films he has appeared in:

Movie budget Box office collection
Cradle 2 the grave 25 million dollars $56 million
Last hour 30 million dollars $150.9 million
death toll 35 million dollars 50 million dollars
Romeo must die 25 million dollars $91 million
The bleeding 6 million dollars $6.6 million
Never die alone 3 million dollars 5, $293 million
exit wounds $33 million $179.9 million
stomach 10 million dollars $9.639 million

For the film Cradle 2 the Grave, he received a grand total of $5 million, as well as the salary, and later provided part of the film’s profits.

Fun Fact : He is the only artist to have ever released two albums on the first Billboard Top 100 chart in the same year .


The main synopsis of his money-related legal allegations is below.

  1. DMX had to pay Simmons for fathering Wayne’s son. First, the price was only $80,000 and later increased to $1.5 million.
  2. On July 14, 2015 , DMX was sentenced to 6 months in prison for failing to pay $400,000 in child support.
  3. In July 2017 , he was charged with around 14 counts of tax fraud. It is said he failed to pay millions of dollars in taxes when he was making at least $2.3 million a year.
  4. In late March 2018 , the judge ordered DMX to pay the government $2.29 million in taxes and a year in prison.

Well, a source claimed he spent almost half his life in prison.


He was able to captivate the large number of followers on his social media accounts with his great hits. Instagram and YouTube.

As of April 2019, he has around 1.6 million followers on Instagram with around 418 posts. A verified source reported that the popular rapper posts an estimated income per post of between $3,208.5 and $5,347.5 on Instagram .

DMX’s annual income from YouTube is estimated to be between $19,900 and $318,500. He certainly added some of the riches to his net worth.

In addition, DMX also makes money from endorsement deals, lucrative deals and advertisements. To date, he has endorsed many popular brands and companies who have lent his hands to increase his income.


He had already filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and is said to have owed between 1 and 10 million US dollars to various creditors. While showing the documents, he claimed he had less than $50,000 in assets and between $1 million and $10 million in debt.

His debts include; $1.3 million in unpaid child support, $21,415 in cars to American Honda Finance, and $5,000 in unpaid medical bills. Damon Dash once issued a $342,000 arrest warrant for his ex-wife Rachel Roy.

As of now, DXM lives in an apartment in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. In 2014 his home in New York had to be closed because of his ex-wife Tashera.

Tashera withdrew $100,000 from his bank account while he was in prison to pay a mortgage, but he didn’t pay it.

In terms of his car, he owns a Mercedes Benz CL500 ranging from $33,400 to $49,940.

He is a canine and owns 9 dogs totaling around $50,000.

Well, his health insurance is unknown. He reportedly pays $982 a year as a home insurance premium in Baltimore, Maryland.


Earl Simmons, stage name DMX aka Dark Man X, was born on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore to his parents. Father Joe Barker and mother Arnett Simmons .

As of March 2019 , DMX is 48 years old.

He is of American nationality and belongs to Black ethnic group. He stands tall at the age of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 81 kg.

Regarding his personal life, he is divorced. He was previously married to Tashera Simmons in 1999 . After 11 years, they divorced in 2010 .

The couple at that time were blessed with four children; Xavier, Shawn, Tocoma and Praise Mary Ella. Their marriage ended in a big secret.

In 2010 , he discovered that some of his children are not his own. After Tashera, DMX started dating Desiree Lindstrom, with whom he has a son Exodus.


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