|January 28, 1976 (46 years old)
|Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States
|William Leonard Roberts II
|Rick Ross, Rick Ro$$, Ricky Rozay
How rich is Rick Ross?
Rick Ross has recorded five #1 albums in his career. He also owns his own record label and has worked with numerous big names in the rap scene. He is also a savvy businessman and invests his money in restaurants belonging to the fast-food chain Wingstop. So it’s no wonder he’s one of the richest rappers in America. Rick Ross Net Worth is Estimated at $40 Million .
His music has made Rick Ross a rich man with a large fortune. Four of his albums have been certified gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies in the United States, and one has gone platinum for more than one million. In addition, numerous of his singles and songs in which he was involved as a guest rapper achieved notable sales figures. His works are also played millions of times on streaming platforms. On Spotify , for example, Money In The Grave by him and Drake has over 500 million views. He also earns money from the ticket sales for his concerts and is constantly expanding his fortune.
Ross has been releasing his own albums through his label Maybach Music Group since 2008 and thus has a significant share of the income . He also earns money from the sales of the artists he has under contract, thereby increasing his own fortune. He also makes money from the more than 25 Wingstop restaurants he owns. Each restaurant brings in an annual profit of 170,000 euros, which means revenues of over 4 million euros per year.
In April 2013, Ross lost a sponsorship deal with Reebok for rapping about a rape in a song. Although he published an apology, the company did not take it seriously enough.
Rick Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, was able to start studying criminal law at Albany State University in 1994 thanks to a football scholarship. However, he broke this off after a year and instead worked as a prison guard until the summer of 1997 . At the same time, he started his career as a rapper under the pseudonym Teflon Da Don. He signed to Slip-n-Slide Records, guest-starred on various tracks for the label, and toured with rapper Trick Daddy.
Although Rick Ross had yet to release any solo material, he was caught the attention of world-renowned rappers and producers Diddy and Jay-Z . The two fought a real duel over who could sign the newcomer. Ross ultimately settled on Def Jam Recordings, Jay-Z’s label. In March 2006, Ross’ debut single Hustlin’ finally appeared on this . It brought the musician the breakthrough practically overnight. Although it only rose to number 54 in the US charts, it sold over a million copies. She has also appeared in the video games Skate and Grand Theft Auto IV , and the film American Hustle .
In August 2006, Ross released his debut album , Port of Miami . It topped the US charts and in two months had sold more than half a million. In July 2016, Ross received a platinum record for reaching one million copies sold . The rapper’s second LP, released in March 2008 and called Trilla , also went #1 and was certified gold for sales of more than 500,000.
After his deal with Def Jam expired, Ross started his own label, Maybach Music Group , in 2008 . His third album Deeper Than Rap was released on this in April 2009, as well as seven more long-playing records by 2019. All of Ross’s albums have charted in the US Top 10, with his first three records also including God Forgives, 2012’s I Don’t and 2014’s Mastermind . The Maybach Music Group also releases the albums of rappers Wale and Meek Mill, and three compilations entitled Self Made were released up to 2013 .