Rick Ross is an American rapper, composer, record executive, and CEO who has a net worth of $40 million. Ross worked as a correctional officer for 18 months, from 1995 to 1997, before deciding to retire.
Ross’ stage name at the time of his debut was Teflon Da Don and “Rick Ross” was his stage name from the mid-2000s onwards.
Rick Ross was an ex-drug king, and his stage name reflects this. Over the course of his career, Rick has sold millions of albums and tens of millions of singles around the world. At various stages in his career, he has been one of the top ten highest-paid rappers in the world.
Rick Ross Early Life
Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, was born on the 28th January 1976, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Roberts was raised in Carol City, Florida, and attended Miami Carol City Senior High School.
After graduating from high school, he was given a football scholarship for the Albany State University, which is a historically black college.
Rick Ross Career
Roberts worked as a correctional officer for 18 months between December 1995 and June 1997. As his career as a rapper began, this fact was kept well hidden.
Given the stigma that hip hop has and the lyrics that are spoken, knowing Rick Ross’ was a former correctional officer wouldn’t have been great for his reputation.
Eventually, photos were leaked in 2008 and initially denied by Robert’s to have been him. Although more evidence came forward, and he was forced to admit that he formerly worked in corrections.
After signing with Suave House Records, the former label of rap duo 8Ball & MJG, he later signed with Slip-n-Slide Records, which has been under the Def Jam label since 2006. Ross released his debut album, Port of Miami, in this year.
Ross has since released several albums and founded the Maybach Music Group in 2009. Since 2009, all of his studio albums have been released under the Maybach Music Group label.
Rick Ross’s Net Worth
Rick Ross is a very successful and famous personality in America. Ross has achieved some serious acclamation in his career. He has also earned a massive wealth, which currently Is $55 million. Rick is a phenomenal rapper, songwriter, and record executive. He has been working as a rapper for a very long time and has reached the top. He has the experience of working with many greats of the music industry, which has made him even better.
Rick Ross Personal Life
Ross’s four children are named Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes Roberts, and Billion Leonard Roberts. “I told myself once that no matter what I go through, I never question God,” Rick Ross, a devout Christian, said on Lift Every Voice with Corey “Coco Brother” iyCondrey.
Ross also stated that he prays before each performance. Ross and his girlfriend were the victims of a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on his 37th birthday in 2013. Ross and his fiancée were unharmed, but in their attempt to flee the gunfire, they crashed into an apartment.
Ross was engaged to Lira “Galore” Mercer for a short time in 2015. Ross was chastised in 2017 for saying in an interview that if he signed a female rapper, he would “end up f*cking her and f*cking the business up.” Ross quickly issued an apology on Facebook, calling his remarks “insensitive” and a “mistake that he regrets.”
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Honors and Nomination
Ross was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. In 2012, Rick Ross’ song “I’m on One” (co-written with DJ Khaled, Drake, and Lil’ Wayne) received five Grammy nominations.
God Forgives, I Don’t won Best Rap Album in 2013, Best Song Written for Visual Media in 2015 for “Purple Lamborghini” (with Skrillex), Best Song Written for Visual Media in the same year, and Best Rap in 2020 for “Gold Roses” (with Drake). He received the title of o in 2010.
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