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Christopher Lee Rios was born on the 10th November 1971 in The Bronx, New York, USA, of Puerto Rican and American ancestry, and died from obesity-related heart failure on the 7th February 2000. He wass known to the world for being an American hip hop artist, who is best known for his debut album entitled “Capital Punishment”, which hit No. 1 on the hip hop charts. He was an active member of the music industry from 1990 to 2000, when he passed away.

Have you ever wondered how rich Big Pun was? According to the sources, it is estimated by sources that the overall amount of Big Pun’s net worth was over $5 million, which was earned through his career in the music industry.

Big Pun Net Worth $5 Million

Big Pun had a very hard childhood, because his father deceased when he was a baby, while his mother was addicted to drugs; he had a stepfather, who was very abusive. Thus, his grandmother looked after him. Under the bad influence of his family, Pun started having problems, so he was kicked out of high school, so was raised on the streets of the big city. His career began in 1990s, when he started writing lyrics, and eventually formed a rap group, consisting of the rappers Lyrical Assassin, Toom and Joker Jamz. However, he couldn’t break into the rap scene until 1995, when he had a guest appearance on the Fat Joe’s second album called “Jealous One’s Envy”, under the name Big Punisher.

The next year, he changed his alias to Big Pun and began to record music for his first album. He soon met producers Knobody and his colleague Sean C, who were hired to mix the song “I’m Not A Player”, which previously became a hit, performed by the singer Joe, and the new song was entitled “Still Not A Player”, and was recorded as a duet with its original singer. The song became a huge hit, and immediately launched Pun into the rap scene and contributed significantly to his net worth.

In 1998, Big Pun’s debut album was finally released, entitled “Capital Punishment”, and proved to be a tremendous accomplishment by the rapper, as it eventually reached platinum certification, and also 5th place on the Billboards top 200 chart, increasing his net worth by a large margin. After the release, Big Pun joined the Terror Squad, which was previously formed on the initiation of the rapper Fat Joe. Terror Squad released their only album in 1999, entitled “The Album”, but it was a complete bust.

Unfortunately, Pun’s career came to an abrupt stop, as he suffered a heart attack related to obesity on the 7th February 2000, which proved to be fatal for him.

However, two more albums were released after his death. His second album came out in April of 2000, entitled “Yeeeah Baby”, which was certified gold only three weeks after its release. In 2001, a compilation album was released, which consisted of some of his greatest hits, as well as previously unreleased material, and some of his guest appearances.

Besides albums, after his death, in September of 2009 the documentary movie about him called “Big Pun: The Legacy”, directed by Vlad Yudin, was released, which contains interviews with celebrities and others who knew him. Many famous musicians from the American scene appeared in the movie, such as Snoop Dogg, DJ Skribble, Xzibit and others.

Thanks to his accomplishment in the music industry, Big Pun was named No. 25 on the 50 Greatest MCs of All Time list by website About.com. He was also ranked No. 11 on the list of the 22 Greatest MCs, by MTV2.

Regarding his personal life, Big Pun was married to Eliza Rios. He left her behind with their three children when he deceased at the age of just 28. Their youngest child, son Chris Rivers has since followed his father’s footsteps and become a musician.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 10, 1971, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Birth place: The Bronx
Death date: February 7, 2000, White Plains, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Profession:Rapper, Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Liza Rios (m. 1990–2000)
Children:Amanda Rios, Vanessa Rios, Christopher Rios
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was a star athlete as a youth.
2Was best friends with Fat Joe
3Whitney Houston, Eminem, Cypress Hill, Sean Combs, Lil' Kim, LL Cool J, Mack 10, The Lox, Wyclef Jean, and 'Bone Thugs 'N Harmony' were among the various celebrities that either attended Big Pun's funeral and/or sent flowers.
4Dropped out of Stevenson High School at the age of 15.
5Grandmother's name is Carmen de la Tajera.
6Mother's name is Gail Tirado.
7Is survived by four sisters (Piña, Nicole, Nyree, Christine), two daughters (Amanda, Vanessa), and one son (Christopher).
8Son, Christopher, is carrying on his father's legacy as "Baby Pun".
9Both their marriage and honeymoon was held in Bronx, New York (City Hall and the Marriot Marquis).
10Rios weighed 698 pounds at the time of his death.
11Rap music artist.
12Cremated and buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, on Feb 12, 2000.
13First Latin rapper to go multiplatinum.


Quotes

#Quote
1"I'm mostly concentrating now on continuing to make history in Hip-Hop, making everybody proud of me, I'm not just a rapper now, I'm in history now".


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Capital Punishment."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vacation2015/Iperformer: "Still Not A Player"
Ballers2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rap Critic Reviews2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
That Awkward Moment2014performer: "Still Not a Player"
Alpha and Omega2010performer: "Feelin' So Good" / writer: "Feelin' So Good"
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Video Game performer: "Shut Em Down Remix", "Beware", "Twinz Deep Cover 98" / writer: "Beware", "Twinz Deep Cover 98" - as C. Rios
Jennifer Lopez in Concert2001TV Movie documentary performer: "Still Not a Player" / writer: "Feelin' So Good" - as Christopher Rios / writer: "Still Not a Player"
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good2000Video documentary writer: "Feelin' So Good"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998performer: "Makes Me Sweat" - as Big Punisher / writer: "Makes Me Sweat" - as Christopher Rios
Slam1998performer: "Sex, Money & Drugs" - as Big Punisher / writer: "Sex, Money & Drugs" - as Big Punisher

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thicker Than Water1999Punny (as Big Punisher)
Whiteboyz1999Don Flip Crew (uncredited)
Urban Menace1999VideoCrow (as Big Punisher)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003Video composer: song "Feelin' So Good"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003VideoHimself (segment "Feelin' So Good")
Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002DocumentaryHimself
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good2000Video documentaryHimself
Boricua's Bond2000Himself (as Big Punisher)
Moesha1998TV SeriesHimself
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor1998Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentary
Big Pun: The Legacy2008Video documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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