The American rapper, songwriter, and television actor Busta Rhymes has a net worth of 20 million USD.
The 51 years old artist has a remarkable eleven Grammy nominations. He was one of the most talented and creative rappers of the 1990s.
The rapper is named after NFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes, was on the list of Top 50 Lyricists of All Time published in The Source, and is Hip-hop’s most exceptional artist.
He was a former member of the group “Leaders of the New School” who started his solo career in 1994 and never turned back.
Busta has had great success in music and mediocre success in acting.
|Full Name||Trevor George Smith Jr|
|Net Worth||20 Million USD (as of 2021)|
|Birthdate||May 20, 1972|
|Birth Place||New York City, U.S|
|Nick Name||Busta Rhymes|
|Education||Uniondale High School|
|Father’s Name||Trevor George Smith Jr|
|Mother’s Name||Geraldine Green|
|Siblings||Paul Smith (Brother)|
|Age||51 Years Old|
|Weight||115 Kg, 254 lbs.|
|Hair Style||Dreadlocks (known for) Buzcut (current)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Relationships||Chandra Davis (2006 – 2007), Nicole Richie|
|Children||Six (three daughters and three sons)|
|Profession||Rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor|
|Labels||EMPIRE, The Conglomerate, EpicViolator, Republic, Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Motown, Interscope, Aftermath, J, Elektra|
|Associated Acts||Flipmode Squad, Leaders of the New School, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Kay SlayDr. Dre, J DillaMissy Elliott, N.O.R.E., Rashad Smith|
|Endorsements||Dreambody Cuisine, Heavenly Seduction, and Toyota|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Last Update||December, 2023|
Busta Rhymes Net Worth And Income
The artist has an impressive net worth of 20 million USD even though he is not as active as he was at his peak.
Busta earns 7.3 million USD per year.
Over the years, Busta has released nine studio albums, all of which have been exceptionally financially successful.
His album titled “The Coming” sold 797k copies in the US alone. This is estimated to have made the rapper $910,000 in 1996.
The rapper’s 1997 album “When Disaster Strikes..” made him a total of $1,850,000.
Similarly, in 1998, he made $1,790,000 off his album “E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front.” This is his highest-grossing album ever.
His album titled “Anarchy” sold 684k copies in the US alone and made him 720,000.
“Genesis” was another one of his most profitable albums. It made him around 1.5 million USD.
Another source of income for Rhymes has been through his acting roles in movies. He has had acting roles or provided voices for 19 films.
Another way through which Busta Rhymes’ net worth has continued to grow is all his business ventures.
The rapper comes up with great strategies when it comes to business. He has his own clothing line called Bushi.
On top of that, he is the founder of The BustaGrip footwear, which has become a popular footwear brand with time. This makes Busta over a million dollars every year.
Busta Rhymes: Houses and Cars
The rapper owns a magnificent mansion in Malibu. This three-bedroom and three-bathroom home is said to have cost him somewhere between 7 million and 10 million USD.
Currently, this is the only house Busta owns that is known to the media.
Busta owns a list of expensive cars. The most prominent one out of them is his green and yellow Lamborghini Aventador. The car is worth around $500,000 currently.
Another one of his luxury cars is his Rolls Royce Phantom. Its market price is said to be $400,000. This sleek black car is both magnificently beautiful and comfortable.
Busta Rhymes’ Lifestyle
There is no doubt that Busta enjoys a lavish and wealthy lifestyle. He has tons of hobbies and things he likes to do in his day-to-day life. One of them is working out.
The rapper had gained a lot of weight and was out of shape around 2010. This caused him to get a disease called polyps. He started physical training ever since and never stopped.
In an inspiring Instagram post, the rapper showed his before and after pictures, letting fans know that he would never put out an album in which he is not in his best shape.
He is also very fond of extravagant pieces of jewelry and has a massive collection of them. Every single piece of jewelry in his collection is over the top and a statement piece. Busta has often been seen rocking them in various events.
None of the pieces in his collection is less than $1000, and some might reach hundreds of thousands as well. In 2015, he posted a picture wearing a 12kg pure gold chain. It is only one of the rapper’s many luxuries.
The rapper has been seen wearing brands like Nike, Versace, Givenchy, Gourmet, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and so on. He is also a fan of sneakers and has a collection of them. He collects the best shoes from different luxury brands and also has his own footwear line.
Rhymes has performed for many charitable causes. The last one he did was in London, where the fans could earn his concert tickets by doing four hours of community service. Busta said this was to encourage youths to do something good for society.
In 2018, he donated funds to the people affected by a hurricane and flood all across the USA.
Busta Rhymes’ Career
The rapper’s career started in 1950 when he formed the East Coast hip hop group called The Leaders of the New School. Busta, along with his three bandmates.
The group got increasingly popular because of Rhyme’s unique style of rap and his personality. However, when the rapper started to get more popular than his bandmates, they split.
From 1993 to 1995, Busta featured in many albums of several other rappers.
Finally, in March of 1996, he released his first solo album titled “The Coming.” His single “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check” was a hit that led him to a new height of success.
Later, in September of 1997, the rapper released his second album, which has hits like “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” and “Fire It Up.”
His lead single “Gimme Some More” from the album, Extinction Level Event: Final World Front, reached number six n the UK charts in 1999.
Similarly, in the same year, his song “What’s It Gonna Be?!” featuring Janet Jackson charted on top eleven in both UK and the US. The song “Iz They Wildin Wit Us?” became famous because of Busta’s fast rapping style.
In February of 2019, the rapper confirmed the finishing of his new album, which was soon to be released. And finally, in October of 2020, he released the album Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God. The album featured artists like Kendrick Lamar, Rakim, Mariah Carey, Q-Tip, Mary J Blige, MOP, etc.
Movies and Television Shows
In 1993, the rapper played Jawan in the movie “Who’s the Man?“. The movie proved to be the beginning of his acting career.
Since then, he has acted in eleven different movies and nine different television shows.
He acted in movies like, Who’s the Man?, Strapped, Higher Learning, Shaft, Backstage, Finding Forrester, Narc, Halloween: Resurrection, Full Clip, Breaking Point, The Unforgiven, King of the Dancehall.
Busta has been nominated for numerous awards throughout his ongoing career. Here are the ones he has won.
|1999||Music Video of the Year (The Source Awards)|
|2000||Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video (Soun Train Awards)|
|2005||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Sales (Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards)|
|2005||Best Video (Smash Hits Poll Winners Party)|
|2006||Best Live Performance (BET Hip Hop Awards)|
|2006||Move the Crowd Award (BET Hip Hop Awards)|
|2006||Best R&B/Urban Dance Track (International Dance Music Awards)|
|2006||Favorite International Music Video (Myx Music Award)|
|2011||Best Hip Hop Video (BET Hip Hop Awards)|
|2011||Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (BET Hip Hop Awards)|
|2011||Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse (BET Hip Hop Awards)|
|2011||Verizon People’s Champ Award (BET Hip Hop Awards)|
Three Facts About Busta
- The rapper held the Guinness world record for saying the most syllables in one second in 2000. A little-known rapper from Chicago stole the title from him a few years later.
- Dreadlocks have been Busta’s trademark since forever. Many people have associated his hairstyle with his Jamaican heritage. However, the rapper revealed that the main reason he got the dreads was that he didn’t have to comb and style his hair after being signed by a label.
- Busta was once called out for being two minutes late to a movie set. The Oscar-winning actor, Sean Connery, who is also known for his punctuality, handed the rapper a late slip for being late to the set. They were filming the movie, Finding Forrester.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Busta Rhymes Jamaican?
Busta was born in Brooklyn, New York City; he is not Jamaican. However, both of his parents are from Jamaica.
What disease does Busta Rhymes have?
The rapper has polyps which cause the growth of extra tissue in the throat. This almost killed him a few years back as 90% of his breathing was blocked.
Who does Busta Rhymes not like in the industry?
The rapper 50 cents once posted a picture of him on his Instagram with the caption, “And the award for the strongest neck in hip-hop goes to Busa Bus.” This caused the fans to speculate about their relationship. Cents has since deleted the post.