Rick Ross is an American rapper and record label CEO. He’s a gifted rapper who excels at hip hop, gangster rap, and southern hip hop. Rick Ross has been singing since he was a child, and has been doing so for the past two decades. Rick Ross began his professional career in 2000 and ascended to fame in 2006 with the success of his first single, Hustle.
Ross became famous after signing a multi-million dollar deal with Def Jam Recordings. He was partnering with Jay-Z, which helped him advance professionally.
His Net Worth is $45 Million.
Rick Ross’ first two albums debuted at number one on Billboard’s 200 albums chart. Ross started Maybach Music Group as a record executive in 2009.
William Leonard Roberts II was born on January 28, 1976, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was born and raised in Carol City, Florida. After graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School, he was awarded a football scholarship to Albany State University.
|Full Name:||William Leonard Roberts II|
|Popular Name:||Rick Ross|
|Birth Date:||January 28, 1976|
|Parents:||William Leonard Roberts and Tommie Roberts|
|Birth Place:||Clarksdale, Mississippi|
|Education:||Miami Carol City Senior High School and Albany State University|
|Children:||Toie Roberts, Billion Leonard Roberts, William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes Roberts|
|Net Worth:||$45 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Rapping, Songwriting, Endorsement Deals, and Other Investment Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 11″ (1.8 m)|
Early Life and Childhood
Rick Ross was raised in Carol City, Florida, after being born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Roberts went to Miami’s Carol City Senior High School.
As a kid, Roberts was influenced by Notorious B.I.G. and Luther Campbell. These artists affected Roberts’ interest in rap. He also enjoyed football and played it throughout his youth.
He received an Albany State University football scholarship. However, Roberts’ love for rap overtook him after a year, and he quit to concentrate on his rap career.
From December 1995 to June 1997, Ross served as a correctional officer for 18 months. Ross debuted as Teflon Da Don. In the mid-2000s, he renamed himself, Rick Ross. Rick Ross, the former drug lord, inspired his stage name.
In 2006, he released his debut single, “Hustlin,” which sparked a bidding war. He was approached by Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment and Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. with offers. Ross eventually agreed to a multimillion-dollar agreement with Jay-Def Z’s Jam Records. He launched his debut album, Port of Miami, later that year, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album list. Ross’s second album, Trilla, was released in 2008. It also debuted at the top of Billboard’s 200 album list.
Ross formed Maybach Music Group in 2009, and via it he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind, Hood Billionaire (all in 2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017), and Port of Miami 2 (2017). (2019). Ross was also the first singer signed to Ciroc Entertainment, Diddy’s management business.
MTV dubbed Ross the “Hottest MC in the Game” in early 2012.
Ross made an appearance on the VH1 show Snoop and Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party. In the show, he was paired with Martha Stewart to cook.
Ross’ four children are Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes Roberts, and Billion Leonard Roberts.
“No matter what I go through, I never question God,” Rick Ross said in an interview with Corey “Coco Brother” Condrey on Lift Every Voice. Ross also mentioned that he prays prior to each performance.
Ross and his girlfriend were killed in a drive-by shooting on January 27, 2013, while celebrating his 37th birthday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ross and his girlfriend were unharmed, but their automobile smashed into an apartment in their attempt to avoid the shooting.
In 2015, Ross was engaged to Lira “Galore” Mercer for a short time.
Ross was publicly chastised in 2017 after declaring in an interview that he would never sign a female rapper because “I’d end up fcking [her] and fcking up the business.” Ross quickly apologized on Facebook, calling his remarks “insensitive” and a “mistake [that he regrets].”
Rick Ross’s Net Worth.
His debut album, Port of Miami, was released in August 2006 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart with 187,000 first-week sales.
Rick Ross founded Maybach Music Group in 2009. Maybach Music Group has released every studio album since 2009.
Rick Ross is worth $45 million USD.
Real Estate Investing
Ross purchased a 10,000-square-foot beachfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for $5.2 million in 2012. The three-story Mediterranean home has eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, and two half-baths.
The amenities include two master suites, a cinema, a game room, a full bar, an elevator, and a pool with a bar and spa. The home, located in Fort Lauderdale’s Seven Isles neighborhood, is on more than half an acre and has 150 feet of private beach. He offered the house for $9.25 million in 2014 and sold it for slightly more than $6 million in 2016.
In 2014, Ross made headlines when he paid $5.8 million for a 54,000-square-foot, 109-room estate on 235 acres near Atlanta that had formerly belonged to boxer Evander Holyfield. It is said to be Georgia’s largest residence. The mansion has twenty-one bathrooms and twelve bedrooms.
In October 2020, Rick Ross paid $1 million for an additional 87 acres of land near his suburban Atlanta home. His entire land area has grown to 322. He has dubbed his territory “Promise Land.”