Rick Ross, the person who founded and is the CEO of Maybach Music group and is on the list of the most wealthy rappers right now. He wasn’t always in the music business, he was actually a correctional officer back in Florida. Despite the fact that there is some controversy surrounding him he gets a lot of respect in the industry. Keep reading to see what his net worth is in 2019!
His Childhood and Growing Up
His full name is William Leonard Roberts II and he was born in Coahoma County, in the state of Mississipi but he grew up in a poor area of Carol City, Florida. He went to the Carol City Senior High School and played football which ended up getting him a scholarship for college (Georgia’s Albany State University) which he attended for a year.
Throughout the years he has had his fair share of problems with the law and him being arrested back in 2008 because of having a gun and marijuana in his possession. He has also been sued by DJ Vlad in 2010 for harassment and “Freeway” sued him for copyright infringement issues and that’s just some of them.
As far as his love life goes he dated Shateria Moragne-el but they broke up in 2013, and then after that, he was involved with a hip-hop model Lira Mercer but they ended their relationship in 2015. As of now, he is single.
From the year 1995 to 1997 Rick Ross had a job in Florida as a correction officer but then quit and started his career in rap and started writing his lyrics. His first song was named “Aint Shhhh to Discuss.”
He got his stage name because of the stories about the drug trafficker Rick Ross. In 2006 he put out his first album that was called Port of Miami and it hit the Billboard 200 had many hits on it. Two years later his second album came out called Trilla that featured hits likeSpeedin, This is the life, Here I am and The Boss. 2009 came by and it was time for his third album to be released. The name was Deeper Than Rap and it got to the number one spot on the billboard 200 and sold almost 500k copies across the USA. The following, 4th album came out in the year 2010 and sold even more copies (720k in the US alone).
The rest of his albums include: God Forgives, I don’t, Mastermind, Black Market, Rather You Than Me, and is working on Port Miami 2 right now.
He has been nominated for 5 Grammy awards up until now.
The Net Worth of Rick Ross
As of today, his net worth is thought to be about $35 million and with that, he is on the top 20 list of the richest rappers. He got the 19th spot on the list in 2017 when he earned $11.9 million. We are excited to see what he achieves in the future.