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DMX Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

American rapper, film producer, as well as an actor Earl Simmons, to the audience known by a stage name of DMX or sometimes Dark Man X, was born on 18 December 1970, in Yonkers, New York City, and is best known as a rapper with a highly successful career in the early 2000s. His album entitled “And Then There Was X” was released in 1999 and soon became one of the best-selling albums recorded by DMX.

How rich is DMX then? As of mid-2017, according to athoritative sources, DMX’s net worth is estimated to be negative, as much as minus -$10 million – even though DMX is considered to be one of the best-selling rap artists, his wealth has been cut down by his debts.

DMX Net Worth -$10 Million

Having undergone an abusive and unhealthy childhood, DMX focused on his career in 1988 when he started working as a beatboxer. DMX’s fame spread locally, and a year later he was offered a deal with Ruffhouse, a subsidiary record label of Columbia Records, and it was with Ruffhouse that DMX recorded and released his first single entitled “Born Loser”. Even though the song did not do well on the market, it was DMX’s first step to becoming a successful rap artist. However, before DMX really launched into his solo career, he contributed to various tracks of such artists as Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Mase and Ja Rule. In 1988, DMX debuted with a single “Get at Me Dog” that achieved gold certification from RIAA, and that same year released his debut album called “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” – considered to be a classic rap album, it produced four singles and introduced DMX to the music industry. DMX’s subsequent album – “Year of the Dog… Again” – sold over 350,000 copies and so earned him $350,000 in 2011.

With the success of his albums, DMX’s fame rose steadily, which also contributed significantly to his net worth. That same year, DMX released his third album – “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” – which peaked at #1 on Billboard charts and sold over 670,000 copies during its first week.

DMX has released a total of seven albums so far, but music is not the only career path he has taken. In 1998, he debuted in the role of Tommy Bundy in Hype Williams’ movie “Belly”, in which he co-starred with Nas and Tionne Watkins. Two years later he portrayed Silk in the film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak – “Romeo Must Die” – with Jet Li, Aaliyah, and Anthony Anderson, and “Exit Wounds”. DMX’s most recent role is in a 2013 movie “Blame It on the Hustle”.

In his less-than-private personal life, DMX was married to Tashera from 1999 until 2010, however, he has fathered 15 children, so some of his financial problems can easily be identified – his application claiming bankruptcy in 2013 was disallowed, and in 2015 he was sentenced to six months jail for failure to pay child support. He has also faced numerous charges for traffic offences, alcohol-related offences, drugs, weapons…. the list is almost endless, but even periods in jail don’t seem to have had the desired effect on DMX! He is still alive, but almost died in a Yonkers hotel parking lot in 2016, from causes which are still unclear.

DMX information

DMX information

Birth date: December 18, 1970
Birth place: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
Profession:Actor, Rapper, Film Producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Tashera Simmons (m. 1999–2014)
Movies:Belly, Cradle 2 the Grave, Exit Wounds, Romeo Must Die

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghostbusters2016performer: "Party Up Up In Here" / writer: "Party Up Up In Here" - as Earl Simmons
Central Intelligence2016performer: "Party Up Up In Here" / writer: "Party Up Up In Here" - as Earl Simmons
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Deadpool2016performer: "X Gon' Give It To Ya" / writer: "X Gon' Give It To Ya" - as Earl Simmons
Presenting Princess Shaw2015Documentary performer: "What These Bitches Want" written by nm2188893, nm1015535, Earl Simmons', nm4271575
This Is Where I Leave You2014performer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" / writer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" - as Earl Simmons
Top Five2014performer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem", "It's Murda"
Sex Tape2014performer: "Where The Hood At" / writer: "Where The Hood At" - as Earl Simmons
Iverson2014Documentary performer: "Party Up" / writer: "Party Up"
Rick and MortyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
This Is the End2013writer: "Ruff Ryder's Anthem" - as Earl Simmons
Broken City2013performer: "Party Up In Here" / writer: "Party Up In Here" - as Earl Simmons
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged2011TV Movie performer: "Party Up Up In Here" / writer: "Party Up Up In Here"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Not Easily Broken2009performer: "Lord Give Me a Sign" / writer: "Lord Give Me a Sign" - as Earl Simmons
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008performer: "Party Up Up In Here" / writer: "Party Up Up In Here" - as Earl Simmons
First Sunday2008performer: "Party Up" / writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Wire2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
School for Scoundrels2006performer: "Where the Hood at" / writer: "Where the Hood at" - as Earl Simmons
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Take the Lead2006performer: "I Run Shit" / writer: "I Run Shit" - as Earl Simmons
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Video Game performer: "Get at Me Dog", "Ruff Ryders Anthem Remix" / writer: "Ruff Ryders Anthem Remix" - as E. Simonns / writer: "Shut Em Down Remix", "Get at Me Dog" - as E. Simmons
King's Ransom2005performer: "Party Up" / writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons
Coach Carter2005as Earl Simmons, "Untouchable" / performer: "Untouchable"
UFC 50: The War of '042004TV Special performer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited / writer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited
The Cookout2004performer: "It's All Good" / writer: "It's All Good" - as Earl Simmons
Beef II2004Video documentary performer: "4, 3, 2, 1", "Spellbound", "Get At Me Dog"
Madden NFL 20052004Video Game performer: "Tear It Up"
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Against the Ropes2004as Earl Simmons, "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem" / performer: "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem"
You Got Served2004performer: "Get It on the Floor" / writer: "Get It on the Floor" - as Earl Simmons
Never Die Alone2004performer: "Go for Dat", "King Thing" / writer: "Go for Dat", "King Thing" - as Earl Simmons
Head of State2003performer: "Who We Be" / writer: "Who We Be" - as Earl Simmons
Cradle 2 the Grave2003performer: "Getting Down" - as Bloodline Records Kennel / performer: "Go to Sleep", "X Gon' Give it to Ya", "Right / Wrong" / writer: "Go to Sleep" - as E. Simmons / writer: "X Gon' Give it to Ya", "Right / Wrong", "Getting Down" - as Earl Simmons
I Care 4 U: Bonus DVD2002Video performer: "Come Back in One Piece"
Half Past Dead2002performer: "I'm a Bang" / writer: "I'm a Bang" - as Earl Simmons
Without a Trace2002TV Series 1 episode
Like Mike2002performer: "Party Up" / writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons
Ali G Indahouse2002as Simmonds, "WE RIGHT HERE" / performer: "WE RIGHT HERE"
CKY 32001Video performer: "Bring Your Whole Crew"
How High2001performer: "Good Girls", "Party Up" / writer: "Good Girls", "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons
The Fast and the Furious2001performer: "Rollin' Urban Assault Vehicle" / writer: "Rollin' Urban Assault Vehicle" - as Earl Simmons
Exit Wounds2001performer: "No Sunshine", "Good Girls, Bad Guys", "D-X-L Hard White", "Angel", "Walk With Me" / writer: "No Sunshine", "Good Girls, Bad Guys", "D-X-L Hard White", "Angel", "Walk With Me", "Dog 4 Life" - as Earl Simmons
Down to Earth2001as Earl Simmons, "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" / performer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly2000TV Special documentary performer: "Party Up Up in Here" / writer: "Party Up Up in Here" - as Earl Simmons
Daria2000TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000performer: "Party Up" / writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons
Romeo Must Die2000performer: "First I'm Gonna Crawl", "Come Back in One Piece" / writer: "First I'm Gonna Crawl", "Come Back in One Piece" - as Earl Simmons
Saturday Night Live2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Any Given Sunday1999performer: "MY NIGGAS" / writer: "MY NIGGAS" - as Earl Simmons
Light It Up1999performer: "Catz Don't Know" / writer: "Catz Don't Know" - as E. Simmons
The Wood1999performer: "I Can" / writer: "I Can" - as Earl Simmons
The Corruptor1999performer: "Let Me Fly" / writer: "Let Me Fly" - as Earl Simmons
Belly1998performer: "Top Shotter", "Grand Finale" / writer: "Top Shotter", "Grand Finale"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pimp2016post-production
Fresh Off the Boat2015TV SeriesDMX
The Bleeding2009Tagg
Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent2008VideoNick
Last Hour2008Black Jack
Death Toll2008The Dog
Jump Out Boys2008Thorn
Father of Lies2007VideoPaul
DMX: Soul of a Man2006TV SeriesDMX
Never Die Alone2004King David
Third Watch2003TV SeriesKandid Jones
Eve2003TV SeriesXenon
Cradle 2 the Grave2003Anthony Fait
Exit Wounds2001Latrell Walker
Boricua's Bond2000
Romeo Must Die2000Silk
Belly1998Tommy 'Buns' Bundy
South Park1998TV SeriesDMX

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent2008Video executive producer
Last Hour2008associate producer
Death Toll2008executive producer
Jump Out Boys2008executive producer
DMX: Soul of a Man2006TV Series executive producer
Never Die Alone2004producer - as Earl Simmons

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Don't Dance2012Video short
De bon matin2009Short music written and performed by
Last Hour2008

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent'2009Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives2015DocumentaryHimself
Top Five2014Himself
Journey to Sundance2014DocumentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Iyanla, Fix My Life2013TV SeriesHimself
DGK: Parental Advisory2012VideoHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
RapFix Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Couples Therapy2012TV SeriesHimself
Dr. Drew's Lifechangers2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Respect the Producer2010DocumentaryHimself
DMX: Resurrection2010TV MovieHimself
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2009TV MovieHimself
The Making of 'Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Big Pun: The Legacy2008Video documentaryHimself
Smack DVD Magazine2007TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Trippin2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Smoke Out Festival 20032005VideoHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Chappelle's Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Best of the Source Awards Vol. 1: Hip-Hop History2003Video documentaryHimself
$2 Bill2003TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act2003TV SpecialHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself - Ruff Ryders / Def Jam
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 1: Newrock Stars2003VideoHimself
Def Jam Vendetta2003Video GameHimself (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
HBO First Look2001-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Jin: Making of a Rap Star2003VideoHimself
I Care 4 U: Bonus DVD2002VideoHimself
Half & Half2002TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2000-2002TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 3: Hustlemania2002VideoHimself
Angel: One More Road to Cross2001VideoHimself
HipHop Story: Tha Movie2001Video documentaryHimself
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Diary2001TV Series documentary
MTV Video Music Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Source Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
Tours 2000: Backstage, Behind the Scenes & Over the Top2000TV MovieHimself
Backstage2000DocumentaryHimself
Moesha2000TV SeriesHimself
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Sammy Davis Jr. Award Recipient
'Romeo Must Die' Movie Special2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Saturday Night Live2000TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Survival of the Illest: Live from 1251999Video documentary
MTV Sports & Music Festival 21998TV MovieHimself - Musical Performer
The Chris Rock Show1998TV SeriesHimself
MTV Jams1996TV SeriesHimself (1998)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drunken Peasants2014TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentary
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence2008Video documentaryHimself (video "Shut 'Em Down")
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beef II2004Video documentaryHimself
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture2002TV Movie documentaryLatrell Walker in Exit Wounds

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Male PerformanceExit Wounds (2001)
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "...And Then There Was X."

TitleSalary
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)$5,000,000

#Fact
1Released his sixth album 'Year of the Dog...Again' on August 1st. [August 2006]
2Filming "The Bleeding" in Wilmington, North Carolina [April 2008]
3Released the first single from his upcoming album 'Year Of The Dog...Again' called "Lord, Give Me A Sign". [May 2006]
4Left Def Jam Records (the label he's been signed to throughout his entire career) and signed a new three-album deal with Sony Records. [January 2006]
5Like Busta Rhymes, he is known for his high-energy, stylized flow of rapping.
6Lives in Cave Creek, Arizona.
7His sixth album, 'Year of the Dog...Again', debuted at #1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at #2 on The Billboard 200 at the end of its first week of release.
8His second album "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood" sold over 670,000 copies in its first week.
9His third album "... And Then There Was X" sold over 600,000 copies in its first week.
10Is the only artist ever to have two albums debut at #1on the Billboard top one-hundred chart in the same year.
11Has a scar on his left wrist from a fan trying to rip his watch off.
12Has sold more then 15 million records in the United States.
13Founded Bloodline Records in New York City in 2000.
14Sixth best selling rapper of all time.
15Has 9 dogs.
16Battled rapper Jay Z in a rap battle which was determined to be a draw. He later stated in an interview that the battle taught him that his style of rapping was not always the best.
17He and his wife Tashera Simmons, welcomed a baby girl named Praise Mary Ella Simmons on 18th April 2005. They also have a son called Shawn.
18Wrote his first rhymes while spending time in jail.
19Wrote an autobiography titled "E.A.R.L.: Ever Always Real Life."
20Was often sick as a child.
21Was hit by a drunk driver when he was a little kid.
22Was briefly on his high school's track team.
23Loved to play with "green army men" toys and watch Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live (1975).
24His wife Tashera Simmons lived above him in his apartment complex when he was young. He did not know this until he met her at a club.
25When he was a child his family belonged to the Johovah's Witnesses religious group.
26Has a religion-related skit on each of his CDs.
27Estranged father was a street artist.
28Is one of the best selling hip-hop artists of all time. His first four albums have each gone at least triple platinum in the US alone, and his CD "Grand Champ" went platinum.
29His sixth album, "Grand Champ", was a #1 debut on the Billboard Pop Charts.
30The first three of his CDs debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and each has gone at least triple platinum.
31The only artist in Soundscan history to have his first four albums debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
32Lived in Yonkers, New York
33Announced that he's retiring from the music business so he can focus more on church and his family. [2003]
34Has his own clothing line called Bloodline.
35Has two half-sisters (on his mother's side) and a younger half-brother who died at birth. He also has two half-brothers on his father's side.
36He released a song titled "Born Loser" in 1993 on Columbia Records
37Formed rap group Ruff Ryders consisting of Eve, Drag-On, The Lox, Swizz Beatz, Parle.
38Known for his barking and growling while rapping.
39Has tattoo on his back of his dog killed by a motorist and the words ONE LOVE BOOMER.
40Formed music label Ruff Ryders.
41DMX stands for Dark Man Extreme.
42Has two sons named Xavier & Tocoma
43Also a recording artist on Def Jam Music label along with Foxy Brown

#Quote
1[on being release from Columbia Records] Columbia tried to put me behind other groups . . . so I didn't wanna wait . . . they let me out of the contract and I'm glad they did.
2[on the controversy over what many had criticized as "excessive violence" in his film Belly (2011)] . . . there's a difference between violence and senseless violence . . . this is not a movie about a serial killer just going around killing for no reason . . . for every reason that someone's murdered in there, for every act of violence there's a reason behind it . . . and you can see why, "Okay, that's why he was shot . . . for this reason" . . . "Okay, he had to do that because of this" . . . it's not just killing for no reason." - on the controversy over his film "Belly" on excessive violence.
3I didn't have the patience to be a drug dealer . . . I'd just wait 'til the end of the day and rob the dealer of his day's takings.
4The day I will never forget is the day I married my wife, [Tashera Simmons]. Tashera is so special to my boys and me. Her energy is enough to put anyone on a cloud. Her dedication and care gives me comfort and ease.
5An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence - that is, until proven guilty.
6I want "Flesh Of My Flesh" to be like my connection to the community, I want to say what's on my peoples' minds, soak up all their pain. I've learned that when I take it all in, I can make one brotha's pain be understood by the world.
7I know I may have done some bad things, but I'm not a bad person.
8I used to do the beat box . . . a friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we'd be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he's gettin' all the attention and I'd end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats . . . and I was like, "You got to be the rapper" . . . the rapper's the man . . .
9To live is to suffer, but to survive, well, that's to find meaning in the suffering.

#Trademark
1His energetic rapping style
2Wearing a silver dog coller

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