Who is Fat Joe and what is his net worth 2018? Fat Joe is a rapper who is a member of the musical group called ‘D.I.T.C.’ He is also the member of the group ‘Terror Squad’. Joe is also the CEO of the company ‘Terror Squad Entertainment’. He has released various albums in his career including ‘Jealous One’s Envy’, ‘Don Cartagena’, ‘Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)’, ‘Loyalty’, ‘All or Nothing’, ‘Me, Myself, & I’, ‘The Elephant in the Room’ and ‘The Darkside Vol. 1’. With the group Terror Squad, he has released the number one single “Lean Back”. In 2017, he released his album ‘Plata O Plomo’.
Joseph Antonio Cartagena known as ‘Fat Joe’ was born in The Bronx, New York City on August 19, 1970. He was born to parents Ernesto Delgado and Marie Cartagena. He used to support his family from a young age by stealing. He was presented to rap music by his brother. He was influenced by rapper Big Pun. Fat Joe is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. In the 1990s, he was signed with Relativity Records with the rap group D.I.T.C.
Fat Joe is married to Lorena Cartagena. He has three children namely Ryan Cartagena, Joey Cartagena, and Azariah Cartagena. In 2013, he was imprisoned for four months due to tax evasion.
In 1993, Fat Joe released his debut album called ‘Represent’. The single “Flow Joe” from the album became a number 1 hit. The other singles from the album include “This Shit is Real” and “Watch the Sound”. His second album called ‘Jealous One’s Envy’ in 1995. It peaked at No. 7 in the Top R&B/Hip Hop Album. In 1998, he released his third album called ‘Don Cartagena’ for Atlantic Records.
The album reached at #7 on the Billboard 200. It also had guest appearances by Jadakiss, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Diddy, Nas, Big Pun, and Raekwon. He then formed the group ‘Terror Squad’ with Big Pun. In 1999, Joe appeared on the track “Feelin’ So Good” by Jennifer Lopez. In 2001, he released his fourth album called ‘Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)’.
The album featured other top artists like Ashanti, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, M.O.P, R. Kelly, Ja Rule, Petey Pablo, and N.O.R.E. A year later, he released the album ‘Loyalty’. In 2004, he released the #1 single “Lean Back” from his album ‘True Story’. In 2005, he released his sixth album called ‘All or Nothing’. It had guest appearances by Ja Rule, 50 Cent, and Eminem. The following year, he released ‘Me, Myself & I’ with Virgin Records.
In 2007, he appeared in singles for other artists like DJ Khaled, Akon, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Busta Rhymes, and Big Boi. With his own company Terror Squad Entertainment, he released the album ‘The Elephant in the Room’. It debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was followed by the album ‘J.O.S.E. 2’. In 2016, he released the album ‘Sessions’ with D.I.T.C. A year later, he released ‘Plata O Plomo’.
In 2005, Fat Joe won the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. He has been nominated 5 times for the Grammy Awards. In 2002, he was nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards. He won the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2006.
Net Worth of Fat Joe
Fat Joe has successfully released many albums with D.I.T.C. and ‘Terror Squad’. Fat Joe’s net worth is an estimated $6 million. He owes his fortune to the sale of albums and also by collaborating with other artists. He is also the CEO of his company ‘Terror Squad Entertainment’.
He has also featured on the singles by other popular artists. In his career, he has released 11 albums as a solo artist. He has also appeared in various movies. He has also lent his voice in the 2006 movie ‘Happy Feet’. Fat Joe has also appeared in 2 video games and has released three collaborative albums.
Fat Joe has been involved in various community works. He has donated computers for the students in the Bronx. He was arrested in 1998 for stealing a gold chain. He was again arrested in 2002 for fighting with a man in Times Square. He has been named as a witness in two murder cases.