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Aston George Taylor Jr. was born on the 5th August 1967, in The Bronx, New York City USA. He is a rapper, hip hop DJ and musician known under the name of Funkmaster Flex. He works in New York City’s Hot 97 radio station as a producer. Funkmaster Flex has been accumulating his net worth being active in the entertainment industry since 1987.
Music is the main source of Funkmaster Flex’s net worth, which has recently reached the estimated sum of $14 million.
The father of Funkmaster Flex was also a DJ and sound system professional named Aston George Taylor Sr. Flex began his career as a DJ being 16 years old. After a few years he was employed working for the radio station Kiss-FM, and later moved to WBLS-FM station. In the 1990’s Funkmaster Flex started live radio broadcasts from the clubs in which he was mixing. Then, everything evolved into a rap program on the Hot 97 radio station which was hosted by Flex himself. Thus, working on the radio added significant sums to the net worth of Funkmaster Flex.
Funkmaster Flex Net Worth $14 Million
To add more, he signed a contract with the record label Loud Records in 1995. Up to date, the hip hop artist owns a discography which includes nine singles and six compilation albums. All his singles but one peaked in high positions of the Billboard R&B Top 100, though they did not enter Top 10, however, it should be noted that four of his albums appeared in the top five positions of the R&B album chart, and all of them received gold certifications from the sales in USA. These were “The Mix Tape II” (1997), “The Mix Tape III” (1998), “The Tunnel” (1999) and “The Mix Tape IV” (2000). No doubt, albums have also increased the net worth of Funkmaster Flex.
Funkmaster Flex has also been working on television since the early 1990’s, which has added further sums to his net worth. He debuted on television as a co-host of “Yo! MTV Raps” (1990–1995). He continued working in the series “Ride with Funkmaster Flex” (2003 – 2005) aired on the Spike network. Due to the popularity of the show, spin-offs like “The Funkmaster Flex Super Series Invitational” (2006) and others were spawned. Later, he got back to the MTV channel with the series “Funk Flex Full Throttle” (2010–2011). His latest work on television includes the reality series “This Is Hot 97” (2014) on VH1.
Other engagements of Funkmaster Flex include launching his personal website, plus promoting and developing the Funkmaster Flex Custom Car & Bike Show Tour, which goes through eight cities annually. More, Flex has been featured as a character on several video games, including “Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony” (2009) and “Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned” (2010) which have also made a positive impact to the net worth of Funkmaster Flex.
Finally, in his private life, Funkmaster Flex was married to Monica Joseph Taylor. Flex has fathered a child with his former girlfriend Haydee Diaz.