One of America’s most successful rappers, singers, actors, entrepreneurs and investors, Nelly has an estimated net worth of $60 million. His music career began in 1993 when he performed with St. Lunatics, a southern hip hop group. In 1999 he was signed to Universal Records. In 2000, he began his solo career with his debut album Country Grammar, the title track of which also became a top ten hit. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and later peaked at number one. It is also his best-selling album to date, selling more than 8.4 million copies in the United States.
Nelly’s second album, Nellyville, spawned the number one hits Hot in Herre und Dilemma, which featured Kelly Rowland. On the same day in 2004, his albums Sweat and Suit were released. His sweatsuit compilation was released in 2006. Since then, he has continued to chart hits and sell millions of copies of his albums. His fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, was released on September 16, 2008 after several delays. In 2010 he released the album 5.0 with the lead single Just a Dream which appeared in the top ten of several singles charts and was certified platinum in the US.
In 2003 and 2004, Nelly won Grammy Awards for his music. His rap songs have made him one of the most recognized artists in the United States. He also had a supporting role in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard, starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. He has founded two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms.
- Source of Wealth: Music
- Age: 45
- Place of birth: Austin, Texas, USA
- Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73m)
- Full Name: Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: November 2, 1974
- Ethnicity: African American
- Profession: musician, songwriter, singer, rapper, actor
- Children: 2 (Chanel Haynes, Cornell Haynes III)