Who is Busta Rhymes and what is his net worth 2019? Trevor George Smith, Jr. popularly known as “Busta Rhymes” is a rapper who has released various albums in his career. He is also a record executive, record producer, and actor. He has Rhymes has received several awards and nominations in his career and was named list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time by About.com. He is the founder of the record label called ‘Conglomerate’ and was the member of group ‘Leaders of the New School’. Rhymes has released nine studio albums in his career. In 1993, he made his film debut in the movie ‘Who’s the Man?
Trevor George Smith, Jr. aka “Busta Rhymes” was born on May 20, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York. He was born to parents Trevor Smith, Sr. and Geraldine Green. Both his parents emigrated from Jamaica. When he was 12, he went to Uniondale High School located on Long Island. Following that, he moved to the United Kingdom where he used to spend time in Morecambe and Liverpool.
At the age of 19, he formed a hip-hop group called ‘Leaders of the New School’ along with Cut Monitor Milo, Charlie Brown, and Dinco D. one of their biggest accomplishments was that they served in an opening act for Public Enemy. In 1991, the group released their debut album entitled ‘A Future Without a Past…’on Elektra Records. Two years later, the group released another album called ‘T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind’s Eye)’. Following that, the group broke up.
Busta Rhymes has got four children named T’Ziah, T’Khi, Trillian, and Mariah. He was believed to be dating Karine Steffans. He has a brother named Paul Smith. He is a Muslim. In October 2009, Busta Rhymes was ordered to pay $75,000 for concert goers for the assault of 2003.
In 1992, Busta Rhymes started appearing as guests for various artists like Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G., KRS-One, Another Bad Creation, Brand Nubian, and A Tribe Called Quest. He has also appeared on the album ‘What’s the 411?’ by Mary J. Blige. In March 1996, he released his solo debut album called ‘The Coming’. This was followed by the single “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check”.
He then released his second album called ‘When Disaster Strikes’ which included the single “Fire It Up”. Another album ‘Extinction Level Event (Final World Front)’ was released in 1998. In 2000, Busta Rhymes released ‘Anarchy’ which became his last album for Elektra. In 2002, he released his sixth album called ‘It Ain’t Safe No More’. It includes other artists like Mariah Carey, Spliff Star, and Sean Paul.
This was followed by his first number one album called ‘The Big Bang’. In 2011, he recorded the single “Look at Me Now” along with Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. In August 2012, he released his ninth album called ‘Year of the Dragon’. He then went on to appear on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’ album for the remix of the track “My Shot”.
Busta Rhymes has been nominated eleven times for the Grammy Awards. In 2005, he won the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. He has won six BET Hip Hop Awards and has been nominated for the 2000 American Music Awards. He also won various other awards.
Net Worth of Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes has released nine studio albums in his career. He has also released three compilation albums and seven mixtapes. By doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth for himself. Busta Rhymes’ net worth is an estimated $70 million. Part of this wealth also comes by appearing in various films like Finding Forrester, The Boondocks, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Halloween: Resurrection, The Rugrats Movie, Higher Learning, and Shaft.
He has also released 9 promotional singles and has released 56 music videos. Busta Rhymes has also featured for various other artists like Rampage, Fugees, Tracey Lee, Puff Daddy, LL Cool J, The Pussycat Dolls, DJ Khaled, and Janet Jackson.
In 2006, he was arrested for charges of assault for attacking a man. In 2008, he was temporarily refused to enter the United Kingdom. He has appeared in the television series ‘Master of None’ and ‘Fresh Off the Boat’.