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American songwriter, actor and, most importantly, a rap artist William Leonard Roberts II, to the public known by his stage name of Rick Ross, was born on 28 January 1976, in Clarksdale, Mississippi and is perhaps best regarded as a founder of the record label Maybach Music Group in 2009. MMG currently has Ross, Wale, Omarion, French Montana and Gunplay among others on their label, and through it Rick Ross has released most of his albums. “Deeper than Rap” was released that same year, and made it to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with more than 158,000 copies sold in the first week, with critics expressing positive views too.

So just how rich is Rick Ross, as of mid-2017?  Authoritative sources say that Rick’s net worth is estimated to be over $35 million, the majority of which comes from his career as a rap artist In 2011, Ross’ income amounted to $6 million, while in 2012 he contributed an additional $600,000 to it from the sales of his album “God Forgives, I Don’t”.

Rick Ross Net Worth $35 Million

Rick Ross was raised in Florida, where he attended Miami Carol City Senior High School. Prior to becoming a professional rap artist, Ross studied at Albany State University on a football scholarship, and after that worked as a correctional service officer. Rick Ross didn’t debut in the music industry until 2006, with the release of his first album “Port of Miami”; it drew critical praise, as well as making it to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, and gaining gold certification with sales of more than 860,000 copies to date. Ross’ successful debut made significant contributions to his net worth, and popularity, and gave him an opportunity to work with some of the more prominent artists in the music industry, such as P. Diddy, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo and others. Two years later, Ross came out with his second album called “Trilla”, which also topped the Billboard charts and achieved gold certification. “Deeper than Rap” followed, and featured Birdman, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain as guest performers. “Teflon Don”, Ross’ fourth studio album, continued the commercial success of its predecessor, selling more than 176,000 copies during its debut week, and peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200 while receiving generally positive reviews from the critics. Ross’ most recent work called “Mastermind” was released in 2014, and again peaked at #1 on the charts, although his ninth studio album, “Rather You Than Me” is scheduled for a 2017 release.

In addition to performing on stage, Rick Ross has been featured in many television shows too, including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “Chelsea Lately” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.

In his personal life, Rick Ross dated Shateria Moragne-el, a fashion model, and was engaged to Lira Mercer, a hip hop model, but currently he is still single. He has had legal issues, namely those related to the possession of marijuana and guns, plus an argument over trademark concerning the use of his stage name, which have interfered somewhat with Ross’ success. However, this hasn’t stopped him recently buying several Wingstop restaurants, which may also prove profitable.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 28, 1976
Birth place: Clarksdale, Mississippi
Profession:Rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur
Education:Miami Carol City Senior High School, Black college Albany State University
Nationality:American
Children:Toie Roberts, William Roberts III
Record labels:Maybach Music Group, Epic, Slip-N-Slide (former), Poe Boy Music Group
Nominations:MTV's Hottest MCs in the Game (MTV (MTV), 2012), Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Song Collaboration/Best R&B Performance/Album/Song (2012. 2013 (2012. 2013), 2015, 2017)
TV shows:Sisterhood of Hip Hop (2014), Lift Every Voice, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2008-2012), Late Show with David Letterman (2009), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12009-2010)
Albums:Port of Miami Trilla (2006), Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, Teflon Don (2010), I Don't (2012), Mastermind (2014), Hood Billionaire (2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Released sophomore album 'Trilla' on March 11th (US). [March 2008]
2Released his debut album, 'Port of Miami'. [August 2006]
3Preparing to release his second studio album 'Trilla'. [September 2007]
4Once worked as a corrections officer.
5He named his second studio album 'Trilla' - a play on Michael Jackson's album, 'Thriller'. At the end of its first week of release, 'Trilla' debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200, selling 198,956 copies. It is his second consecutive #1 album.
6In August of 2007, he released an album titled 'Rise to Power', consisting of songs recorded before he signed with Def Jam. This album was released under Suave House, the record label which first discovered him.
7His musical inspirations are Ice Cube, The Notorious B.I.G. Trick Daddy and JT Money.
8Sampled the song "Push It to the Limit" from the classic film 'Scarface' for his single "Push It", which became a hit.
9His debut album is called 'Port of Miami' and was released on August 8th, 2006 (U.S.). Since its release, the album has reached platinum status.
10He is signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, distributed under Def Jam Records.
11He took his rap name from Los Angeles, California drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, who ran one of the largest crack-cocaine distribution networks in the United States of America during the 1980s and early 1990s.
12When he was younger, Ross formed rap group The Carol City Cartel and began rapping in the mid '90s.
13The title of his first album 'Port of Miami' is a reference to Florida's cocaine distribution business, which Ross was involved in before he reached fame.
14He has worked with DJs such as DJ Kroink, DJ 2Nen, DJ Smallz and DJ Ideal on mixtapes.
15After hearing Ross' song "Hustlin'", rapper/Def Jam CEO Jay-Z signed him to a multi-million-dollar deal.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His raspy voice
2Is often seen wearing sunglasses


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicDjango Unchained (2012)· Rocky Roberts
· Luis Bacalov
· Ennio Morricone
· Edda Dell'Orso
· Jim Croce
· John Legend
· James Brown
· RZA
· Jerry Goldsmith

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BET AwardBET AwardsVideo of the Year· Chris Brown
· Usher Raymond
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Collaboration· Chris Brown
· Usher Raymond
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance· Chris Brown
· Usher Raymond
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song· Eric Bellinger (songwriter)
· Chris Brown (songwriter)
· Jimmy Cliff (songwriter)
· Usher Raymond (songwriter)
· Keith Thomas (songwriter)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "God Forgives, I Don't."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· D.J. Khaled
· Drake
· Lil' Wayne


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rap Critic Reviews2013-2015TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "All I Do Is Win" - as William Roberts
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 2 episodes, 2014
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011-2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Horrible Bosses 22014performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Leonard Roberts
Preventers2014Short performer: "New Flame"
So You Think You Can Dance2013-2014TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Ali Bomaye", "Bugatti"
We're the Millers2013performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Roberts
The Bling Ring2013performer: "9 Piece" / writer: "9 Piece" - as William Roberts
Django Unchained2012performer: "100 Black Coffins" / writer: "100 Black Coffins"
Spring Breakers2012performer: "Big Bank" / writer: "Big Bank" - as William Leonard Roberts
Demi Lovato: Stay Strong2012TV Movie documentary performer: "B.M.F. Blowin' Money Fast" - uncredited / writer: "B.M.F. Blowin' Money Fast" - uncredited
That Way2011Video short performer: "That Way" / writer: "That Way" - as William Roberts
The Hangover Part II2011performer: "Monster" / writer: "Monster"
Jumping the Broom2011writer: "All I Do Is Win" - as William Roberts
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Freaknik: The Musical2010TV Movie performer: "Beat Build"
Fighting2009performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Roberts
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Roberts
Skate.2007Video Game performer: "Hustlin'"
All About the Benjamins2002performer: "Told Y'all" / writer: "Told Y'all" - as William Roberts

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ride Along 22016completedLemon Pepper (rumored)
RossFit2014Short
Magic City2013TV SeriesButterball
Freaknik: The Musical2010TV MovieBig Uzi (voice)
Days of Wrath2008G Dogg

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short executive producer
That Way2011Video short executive producer - as Ricky Rozay

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shredder2011shout out

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Message2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself(2014)
This Is Hot 972014TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Round Table
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
RapFix Live2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
King of Hustlin2013Himself
An Evening with Rick Ross and the 1500 or Nothin Band2013TV MovieHimself
Rip the Runway2013TV MovieHimself - Performer
Cribs2013TV SeriesHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Saggin' in the A-T-L...2011DocumentaryHimself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Cookout 22011TV MovieHimself
That Way2011Video shortHimself
Ridiculousness2011TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 2011 Pre-Show2011TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Funk Flex Full Throttle2011TV Series
2010 BET Hip Hop Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Opening Sketch Performer
Kings of the Underground: The Dramatic Journey of UGK2010Video documentaryHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHimself
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2009TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Access Granted2009TV SeriesHimself
The Next Hit2008Himself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Ozone West2008DocumentaryHimself
BET Awards '082008TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Final Chapter2008DocumentaryHimself
VIP Lounge2008TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHimself
Flo Rida: Elevator2008ShortHimself
Flo Rida: In the Ayer2008ShortHimself
Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain: Low2008ShortHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Good, the Bad and the Bling2007DocumentaryHimself
Hip Hop Life2007VideoHimself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Grammy Family2006TV Special
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Holla at Me2006TV Movie documentary
Notarized: Year End Video Countdown2004TV MovieHimself
Trina: The Making of a Diamond Princess2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - 'We Takin' Over' Video / Himself

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