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Rick Ross Net Worth: How Did He Make All His Money?

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Have you ever thought about how much Rick Ross is worth? The rapper, songwriter, record executive, and business owner from the United States has made a lot of money. He is best known for how good he is at the mic and for owning Maybach Music.

Early Life of Rick Ross 

William Leonard Roberts II was born in Clarksdale, MS, on January 28, 1976. He grew up in the Florida town of Carol City. He went to Miami Carol City Senior High School and got his diploma there. He then got a football scholarship to go to historically black Albany State University.

Personal Life of Rick Ross 

Ross has four kids: Billion Leonard Roberts, Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, and Berkeley Hermes Roberts. Rick Ross is a Christian, and in an interview with Corey “Coco Brother” Condrey on Lift Every Voice, he said, “At one point, I told myself that no matter what I go through, I will never question God.” Ross also said that every time he goes on stage to perform, he prays.

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Ross and his girlfriend were shot from a car in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on January 27, 2013. They were there to celebrate Ross’s 37th birthday. Ross and his girlfriend were not hurt, but when they tried to get away from the shooting, they crashed their car into an apartment.

Ross was engaged to Lira “Galore” Mercer for a short time in 2015. Ross was criticized in 2017 for saying in an interview that he never signed a female rapper because “I would end up f*cking [her] and screwing the business up.” Ross quickly apologized for his comments in a Facebook post in which he called them “insensitive” and a “mistake”

Net Worth of Rick Ross 

Rick Ross is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record executive, producer, and CEO with a net worth of $45 million. Rick has sold millions of albums and tens of millions of singles around the world so far in his career. He has been one of the 10 best-paid rappers in the world at different points in his career. As of this writing, he has made more than $90 million in his career.

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How Did Rick Ross Earn His Wealth?

Ross was a corrections officer from December 1995 until June 1997, which was 18 months. Ross’s first work was done under the name Teflon Da Don. In the middle of the 2000s, he changed his name to Rick Ross. His stage name came from “Freeway” Rick Ross, who used to be a drug kingpin.

In 2006, he released his debut single, “Hustlin,” and a bidding war ensued. He received offers from Bad Boy Entertainment and Murder Inc., both owned by Diddy. Ultimately, Ross signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Jay-Def Z’s Jam Records. His debut album, Port of Miami, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart later that year. In 2008, Ross released his second album, Trilla. Additionally, it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart.

rick ross net worth

Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group in 2009 and released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind, Hood Billionaire (both 2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017), and Port of Miami 2 (2017) via the label (2019). Ross was also the first artist Diddy’s management company, Ciroc Entertainment, signed.

Early in 2012, MTV recognized Ross as the Game’s Hottest MC. Ross appeared on Snoop and Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party, a popular VH1 programme. In the episode, he was paired with Martha Stewart to cook.

Legal Issues in Rick Ross’s Life

Ross has had traditional problems with the law, like being arrested for guns and drugs and being sued by other people in the music business. Ross was arrested in January 2008 for having a gun and pot. Officer Rey Hernandez was the police officer in Miami Beach who arrested Ross. During a deposition, Ross’s lawyer asked Hernandez why Ross’s case was given to the gang task force. The officer said it was because Ross said he was a member of the gang Triple C’s (also known as Carol City Cartel) and that he was friends with other known gang members. The officer did not show proof that Ross was a member of the gang.

rick ross net worth

In August 2008, DJ Vlad, a YouTube performer, sued Ross for assault and battery. Vlad said Ross set up a trap for him at the 2008 Ozone Awards in Houston, Texas, because he asked him about his time as a corrections officer.

In June 2010, “Freeway” Ricky Ross sued Ross for using his name. He did this in a federal court in California by claiming that Ross was violating his copyright. Based on a First Amendment ruling, the court sided with the rapper Rick Ross on December 30, 2013, and let him keep the name.

Real Estate of Rick Ross 

Ross spent $5.2 million on a 10,000-square-foot mansion on the water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2012. The Mediterranean-style house has three stories and eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. The house has a theatre, a game room, a full bar, an elevator, and a pool with a bar and a spa. It also has two master suites.

The property is in the Seven Isles neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale. It is built on almost half an acre and has 150 feet of private water frontage. In 2014, he put the house up for sale for $9.25 million. In 2016, he sold it for just over $6 million.

rick ross net worth

Ross made headlines in 2014 when he paid $5.8 million for the mansion of boxer Evander Holyfield, which was 54,000 square feet and had 109 rooms and 235 acres outside of Atlanta. People think it is the biggest house in Georgia. There are 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms in the mansion.

Rick Ross put down $1 million in October 2020 to buy another 87 acres of land near his suburban Atlanta home. Altogether, he now has 322 acres. He’s called his land “Promise Land.”

Final Words

Rick Ross is a rapper, songwriter, record executive, and business owner. He was born William Leonard Roberts II in Clarksdale, MS, on January 28, 1976. His stage name came from “Freeway” Rick Ross, who used to be a drug kingpin. Rick Ross is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record executive, producer, and CEO with a net worth of $45 million. He has sold millions of albums and tens of millions of singles around the world so far in his career.

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