Who is Rick Ross and what is his net worth 2019? William Leonard Roberts II who is famous as Rick Ross was born on 28th of January in the year 1976 in Coahoma County, Mississippi. He was raised in Carol City, Florida where he was attracted to the rapping style of Notorious B.I.G. , Luther Campbell, Ice Cube and Tupac Shakur. During his graduation, Rick started writing rap lyrics on the basis of drug dealing which he has seen as a child.
Ross worked as correction officer in Florida for two years but the lavish life of drug dealers led him in another direction. He was signed to a southern independent rap label Suave House Records and then with the Slip N Slide record label.
The first single of Ross titled as Hustlin became a smash hit which gained a gold certificate. It was a big thing for a brand new recording artist so many record labels approached him but he worked with Jay Z’s Def Jam Records. In 2006, Ross released his debut album Port of Miami which became No.1 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. In 2008, he released album Trilla as a tribute to Michael Jackson also debuted at No.1 in Billboard Top Albums Chart. With his success , Ross started working with many famous artists like Jay Z , Lil Wayne and many more . He used to stay in press mostly. Later, Ross created his own record label Maybach Music Group.
In his personal life, Rick Ross dated a hip hop model Lira Mercer who was an exotic dancer turned model and actress. Rick proposed her with an 11 carat engagement ring worth $3.5 million but the couple called off the engagement in 2015. After that, rick is not rumored with any girl.
Education: In his early age, Rick Ross attended Miami Carol City Senior High School and then he went to the historically black college Albany State University through a football scholarship. After graduation, Rick worked as correctional officer but resigned after two years to pursue his rap singing passion.
Net Worth of Rick Ross
Rick Ross has a net worth of $47 million. His annual income is $7.5 million and he earns $1 million per show. Other than rap singing , Rick also makes money through endorsements, featuring, ads and many more. Rick is currently working with Nike , Reebok and Tequila 1800.
Rick Ross is living in the largest single family home of Georgia. This mansion earlier belong to heavy weight champion boxer Evander Holyfield. This mansion is 54,000 square feet with 109 rooms. The highway in front of mansion is known as Evander Holyfield Highway. The Hustlin singer also owns eight cars including Fisker Karma and Rolls Royce Phantom.
Some notable songs of Rick Ross are Hustlin which was released in 2001, Aston Martin Music which was released in 2010, B.M.F. which was released in 2010, Blow which was released in 2006, Push It which was released in 2002, Diced Pineapples which was released in 2012, Stay Schemin which was released in 2012, The Devil Is a Lie which was released in 2013, 9 Piece which was released in 2010, Hold Me Back which was released in 2012, Maybach Music 2 which was released in 2009, So Sophisticated which was released in 2012,I’m a Boss which was released in 2011 and Super High which was released in 2010.
Rick Ross is an American rapper who have gained popularity by making songs on controversial topics like drug dealing. He is also owner of eight record labels and his trademarks are large, dark sunglasses and slow, raspy voice which marked his distinct rapping style.