Chingy Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Chingy Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Howard Bailey, Jr. was born on 9 March 1980, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This popular American rapper and actor is recognized under his stage name of Chingy. The mentioned above occupations are the main ones when it comes to accumulating Chingy’s net worth. He might be called a wordly wise performer as Chingy has already been on the stage for more than 15 years, since 1997.

Chingy Net Worth $12 Million

How rich is Chingy? Sources have reported that the overall amount of Chingy’s net worth is as much as $12 million, an amount growing steadily as the rapper earns about $1.8 million annually. Analyzing the earnings received from the sales of albums it can be clearly noticed that the most profitable album is the mixtape “Chances Make Champions” which has added $1.25 million to the wealth of the performer. The rapper has earned more than $4.46 million from all his album sales.

Music, and to be precise, rapping has been Chingy’s passion from early adolescence. As a teenager he performed and recorded songs under the stage name H Thugz, including performing in the band Without Warning. Thereafter, he changed his stage name and pursued his solo career. Chingy began performing as an opening act when he was out of his teens. Soon, he was noticed by Ludacris, the famous rapper and entrepreneur, who has helped Chingy to pursue his career, signing a contract with Ludacris’ record label called Disturbing the Peace. In a while, the first album “Jackpot” (2003) was released which was a perfect introduction to the music world. The album found its place in American music charts as well as becoming popular in Australia, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The album received certifications in almost all the above-mentioned countries, meaning that the net worth of the rapper received a huge financial injection, too. The following albums “Powerballin’” (2004) and “Hoodstar” (2006) were not a patch of the success compared with the first one. However, they were respectively certified platinum and gold in the USA. The fourth studio album “Hate It or Love It” was the least successful of all four. Currently, the rapper is working on an upcoming album “Chingology” which is expected to increase his net worth.

In addition to being a successful rapper, Chingy is also an actor. Since 2005, he has appeared in several feature films and television series. He has had small roles in the following films “The System Within” (2006), “Scary Movie 4” (2006), “Psycho” (2008), “Speed Dating” (2010) and other films. Chingy has played himself in many television series including the sitcoms “My Wife and Kids” (2005), “George Lopez” (2005), the reality series “Punk’d (2005), “Yo Mamma” (2005) and “Couples Therapy” (2010). These diversions have added revenues to the wealth of Chingy, too.

Having a squint at his romantic relationships, Chingy had a long term relationship with the actress Keshia Knight Pulliam. In 2005, he married his wife Adrienne Anderson Bailey.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: St. Louis
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Profession:Actor, Rapper
Nationality:United States of America

Interesting Facts

1Working on his third album, 'Hoodstar'. It is slated for release in September 2006. [May 2006]
2He made his first recording at age 10
3Is a former member of Ludacris' group, Disturbing tha Peace.
4Rapper and member of GIB (Get It Boys)


1Bandanas under various hats


1"I love women. It's always nice to have women acknowledge you. But I'm not looking for a girl right now".


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Identity Thief2013performer: "Right Thurr" / writer: "Right Thurr" - as Howard 'Chingy' Bailey
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Central 22011Video Game performer: "Right Thurr"
The Haunting of Molly Hartley2008performer: "U a Freak Nasty Girl" / writer: "U a Freak Nasty Girl" - as Howard Bailey
House M.D.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Norbit2007performer: "Dem Jeans" / writer: "Dem Jeans" - as Howard Bailey
Skins2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Code Name: The Cleaner2007performer: "Ur Uh Freak" / writer: "Ur Uh Freak" - as Howard Bailey
The Wire2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scary Movie 42006performer: "Let's Ride" / writer: "Let's Ride" - as Howard Bailey
So You Think You Can Dance2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fantastic Four2005/Iperformer: "Relax" / writer: "Relax" - as Howard Bailey
Veronica MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
xXx: State of the Union2005performer: "Lookin' for U" / writer: "Lookin' for U" - as Howard Bailey
Robots2005performer: "RIGHT THURR", "I LIKE THAT" / writer: "RIGHT THURR", "I LIKE THAT" - as Howard Bailey
Coach Carter2005as Howard Bailey, "I Like That", "Professional" / performer: "I Like That", "Professional"
Need for Speed: Underground 22004Video Game performer: "I Do"
Soul Train2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London2004performer: "Right Thurr" / writer: "Right Thurr" - as Howard Bailey
Barbershop 2: Back in Business2004performer: "Fallen" Zone 4 Remix / writer: "Fallen" Zone 4 Remix - as H. Bailey
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003performer: "Take All My Money" / writer: "Take All My Money" - as Howard Bailey
How to Deal2003performer: "Right Thurr"



Polish Bar2010Fat Moe
Psycho Sleepover2008Pizza Man (as Howard 'Chlingy' Bailey)
The System Within2006Nick
Scary Movie 42006Chingy
One on One2005TV SeriesTaz



Fast & Furious Flow2015ShortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
VIP Lounge2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The BET Honors2008TV MovieHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006-2008TV SeriesHimself / Themselves / Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003-2008TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Teen Choice Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
In Bed with Carrie2007TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Showtime at the Apollo2006TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2003-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
SexTV2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
2005 American Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Beef III2005Video documentaryHimself - Recording Artist
B InTune TV2005TV SeriesGuest star
Hope Rocks: The Concert with a Cause2005TV MovieHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Attendee
Punk'd2005TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '052005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself - Recording Artist
Adult Video News Awards 20052005VideoHimself
Car Cruzin'2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Cribs2004TV SeriesHimself
Chingy: Powerballin'2004Video shortHimself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Industry2004Video documentaryHimself
Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 22004VideoHimself
2004 Radio Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
George Lopez2004TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
I Wanna Thank My Mama: The BET Awards*04 Nomination Special2004TV Movie documentaryNominee Commentator
The Making of 'Love Don't Cost a Thing'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Freestyle Friday Judge
MTV New Year's Eve Live 20042004TV MovieHimself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Fromage 20032003TV MovieHimself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
4Pop2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself

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