Rick Ross (born William Leonard Roberts II) is an American Rapper and entrepreneur who has released many studio albums. Ross was the first artist to be signed with Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment and was labeled as the Hottest MC in the Game by MTV. He is the founder of Maybach Music Group, the record label that releases most of his works.
The influential rapper has managed to maintain a successful career and has earned a fortune from it. So, what is he worth?
Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, William attended Albany State University on a football scholarship. He also served as a correctional officer until his resignation in 1997. Ross made his debut Ain't Shhh to Discuss under the pseudonym Teflon Da Don.
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In the mid-2000s, he switched to the name Rick Ross. In addition to Suave House Records, he was signed to Slip-n-Slide Records.
His debut album Port of Miami was released in 2006 and got the top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. Ross made guest performances on two singles from DJ Khaled's album Listennn...the Album. Port of Miami received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
In 2013, Ross premiered the first official single from his album Mastermind. No Games featuring Future was released to Urban Contemporary Radio. 2015 was the year in which he released a mixtape named Black Dollar and a remix tape Renzel Remixes.
Rick Ross signed a record deal with Epic Records. In 2016, he collaborated with Skrillex for the song Purple Lamborghini.
Rick Ross bought Evander Holyfield's Atlanta mansion for $5.8 million. He also owned a mansion at Fort Lauderdale which was sold for $6 million. Reportedly, Rick bought this home for $5.175 million.
He owns many cars that include Cadillac Escalade, BMW 760Li, Fisker Karma, and Rolls Royce Phantom. Ross has his own brand of shampoo named Rich. His estimated net worth is $35 million.
In 2010, the rapper hosted a blood drive to help the people affected by the Haiti earthquake. He also donated iPads and Reeboks to his high school in Florida. Likewise, Rick Ross has also formed his foundation which is named In A Big Way Charity.