Rick Ross Net Worth, Early Life, Career, Legal Issues and Much More

Rick Ross’s Net Worth

With a net worth of $45 million, Rick Ross is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record executive, producer, and CEO. Rick has sold millions of albums and tens of millions of singles around the world in his career so far. Multiple times throughout his career, he has been among the top 10 highest-paid rappers in the world. As of this writing, he has made more than $90 million in his career.

Early Life

In Clarksdale, Mississippi, on January 28th, 1976, William Leonard Roberts II, was born. Carol City, Florida is where his parents raised him. After finishing high school in Miami, FL at Carol City Senior High, he received a football scholarship to play at Albany State University, an HBCU.

Career

From December 1995 until June 1997, Ross served as a corrections officer. Ross debuted in the industry as Teflon Da Don. In the middle of the 2000s, he legally changed his name to Rick Ross. Like the infamous “Freeway” Rick Ross, whose name inspired his stage name, he was involved in the drug trade.

Rick Ross Net Worth
Rick Ross Net Worth

In 2006, he released his first single, “Hustlin,” which prompted a bidding war for his recording rights. Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment and Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. both extended offers to him. With Jay-Def Z’s Jam Records, Ross signed a multimillion-dollar contract. His first album, Port of Miami, was released later that year and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In 2008, Ross unveiled his second studio album, titled Trilla. On the Billboard 200 album chart, it also debuted at the top spot.

Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind (2014), Hood Billionaire (2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017), and Port of Miami 2 (2019) were all released on Ross’s own record label, Maybach Music Group, which he established in 2009. Diddy’s management company Ciroc Entertainment signed Ross as its first artist.

MTV declared Ross the “Hottest MC in the Game” in the early part of 2012.

Ross made an appearance on the Snoop and Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party episode of the hit VH1 show. This episode featured him working in the kitchen alongside the legendary Martha Stewart.

Legal Issues

Ross has had conventional legal problems, such as being arrested for firearms and drugs and being sued by other musicians. Ross was apprehended in January of 2008 for possessing a firearm and a quantity of marijuana. Ross’s attorney inquired into the assignment of Ross’s case to the gang task force during a deposition with Officer Rey Hernandez, the Miami Beach police officer who made the arrest. The officer said it was because Ross had admitted to being a member of the gang Triple C’s (also known as the Carol City Cartel). The police officer did not provide evidence that Ross was a gang member.

DJ Vlad, a popular YouTube personality, sued Ross for assault and battery in August of 2008. At the 2008 Ozone Awards in Houston, Texas, Vlad claimed Ross set up an ambush on him because he was curious about Vlad’s time spent working in corrections.

“Freeway” Ricky Ross filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Ross in a California federal court in June 2010 for using his name without permission. The court sided with the rapper Rick Ross on December 30, 2013, upholding his right to use the name in light of his First Amendment protections.

Personal Life

Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes Roberts, and Billion Leonard Roberts are Ross’s four children.

According to an interview he gave to Corey “Coco Brother” Condrey on Lift Every Voice, Christian rapper Rick Ross said, “I had told myself at one point no matter what I go through, I never question God.”

For no apparent reason, Ross and his girlfriend were shot at in a drive-by on his 37th birthday, January 27, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Luckily, neither Ross nor his girlfriend was hurt when they crashed their car into a nearby apartment building in an attempt to flee the gunfire.

Ross and Lira “Galore” Mercer became briefly engaged in 2015.

Ross was called out for saying in an interview that he had never signed a female rapper because “I would end up f*cking [her] and f*cking the business up” in 2017. After receiving backlash for his remarks, Ross quickly issued an apology on Facebook, calling them “insensitive” and “a mistake [he regrets].

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