Cee-Lo Green Net Worth: Music Career, Charity & Cars

The American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer “Cee-Lo Green” has a total net worth of 10 million dollars.

Known for his raw singing talent and inventive musical creations, Green first made a name for himself in the southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob.

Cee Lo Green (X-factor Live)
Cee-Lo Green (X-factor Live)

From 2011 to 2014, Green was also a judge and coach on the American reality television singing competition The Voice, appearing on four of its seasons.

The singer is known to deliver soulful sounds and crooning musical edge, which is quite rare in today’s music industry.

Quick Facts

Some of the quick facts about Cee-Lo Green are:

Full Name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway
Date of birth May 30, 1974
Age 49 years old
Gender Male
Place Of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Nationality American
Profession Singer-songwriter, Rapper, Record Producer, and Businessman
Genre R&B hip hop soul neo-soul funk gospel pop
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African American
Residence Atlanta, United States
Height 5′ 6½” (1.69 m)
Weight 200 lbs (91 kg)
Zodiac sign Gemini
Color Of Eye Brown
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name
Mother’s Name Sheila J. Tyler-Callaway
Siblings Shedonna Alexander (Sister)
Marital status Divorced
Riverside Military Academy
Spouse Christina Johnson (2000-2005)
Children Kingston (Son)
Active Years 1991–present
Net Worth 10 million USD
Last Updated December, 2023

Cee-Lo Green Net Worth and Income

The popular rapper Green has spent around 30 years in the industry working as a singer, songwriter, actor, and producer, making a total net worth of 10 million dollars.

Cee-Lo praises music as his main source of income, however, along with giving bit hits, the singer has also acted in movies, produced songs, and appeared in TV shows.

Earnings before the 2000s

  • 1995: From the album Soul Food with the hip-hop group Goodie Mob (certified gold by RIAA), his estimated earning was $500,000.
  • 1998: His estimated earnings from his album World Party with the hip-hop group Goodie Mob was $510,000.
  • 1999: Green’s estimated earnings from his album Still Standing with the hip-hop group Goodie Mob was $515,000.
The hip-hop band, Goodie Mob
The hip-hop band, Goodie Mob

Earnings after the 2000s

  • 2004: The estimated earnings from his album Cee-Lo Green… Is the Soul Machine which sold 229,000 copies in the US and 7,532 copies in the United Kingdom was $236,532.
  • 2006: The 2006-album St. Elsewhere, produced with the hip-hop due Gnarles Barkley earned him $1,913,000.
  • 2010: In 2010, his album The Lady Killer which sold 450,000 copies in the US and 621,104 copies in the United Kingdom, earned him an estimated $1,071,000.
  • 2011: His salary per episode from The Voice was $75,000. The same year, Green earned $20,000,000 from endorsements, according to New York Times.
  • 2012: The annual salary Cee-Lo received from The Voice (Season 3) was $6,000,000. He also made an estimated earning of $190,000 from his album Cee Lo’s Magic Moment (181,000 copies).
  • 2013: In this year, the annual salary of the singer-producer from The Voice (Season 4) was raised to $10,000,000. Furthermore, Cee-Lo also made a profit selling his album Age Against the Machine with the hip-hop group Goodie Mob (13,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States).

Cee-Lo Green House and Cars

Los Angeles Home

This 4,200 square feet modest home located on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles is priced at $3.195 million.

Cee-Lo Green's LA home
Cee-Lo Green’s LA home

The house offers five bedrooms and four baths with high ceilings and hardwood floors.

The bedrooms boast multiple large closets and there is also a massive master suite with a beautiful interior.

Similarly, the outdoor supports fireplaces. There is a pool and spa and an open-layout plan which is perfect for hosting parties.

Fayetteville Home

Spread on 3,158 square feet, the house located in Fayetteville, GA was purchased by Cee-Lo Green at $262,572.

This house is few miles south of the ATL in the town of Fayetteville that supports four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Cee-Lo Green's Fayetteville home
Cee-Lo Green’s Fayetteville home

Green purchased this brick home at the time he left the hip hop group Goodie Mob to pursue a solo career.

The home boasts a three-car garage, built-in aquarium, cedar closets, theater, and a playground.

Rolls Royce Car

Cee-Lo owns a custom Rolls-Royce convertible which he loves to take for a spin.

Cee-Lo Green in his Rolls Royce
Cee-Lo Green in his Rolls Royce

Rolls Roye is known for its legroom, smooth ride, and very upper-crust pedigree. Green’s choice for the matte black speedster is loud and suits his flamboyant personality.

Fisker Karma Car

Popstar Cee-Lo Green is among the A-list owners of Fisker Karma, a luxury electric sports sedan.

Cee-Lo Green with his Fisker Karma
Cee-Lo Green with his Fisker Karma

Karma automobiles are known for their innovative design, technology, and customization.


Green has done many contributions to good causes. Teaming with his sister Shedonna Alexander, the artist has co-founded The GreenHouse Foundation.

It is a non-profit organization that aims to provide encouraging programs concerning the environment to schools, disadvantaged children, and communities.

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Songs and Endorsement


In the mid-90s, Cee-Lo Green was a part of Atlanta-based hip-hop rap group, Goodie Mob.

Formed in 1991 by Big Gipp, Khujo, CeeLo Green, and T-Mo, Goodie Mob released their debut album, Soul Food, which was critically acclaimed and was certified Gold by RIAA.

After the death of Green’s mother, he sank into a deep depression. He was just 18 years old and his career with Goodie Mob had just begun taking off. Cee-Lo later wrote about his sadness in various songs throughout his career.
In 1998, Goodie Mob released their second album, Still Standing which also received much critical praise. Subsequently, their third album World Party was released in 1999.

After releasing three critically acclaimed albums with Goodie Mob, Cee-Lo decided to step out on his own. Partially spurred by Youtube’s popularity, his solo career, however, did not go quite as planned.

He had received an invitation for collaboration from DJ Danger Mouse since long ago which he finally accepted in 2005. And this duo, now known as Gnarls Barkley released two very popular albums; the first of which sold over 3 million copies, and two hit songs, Crazy and Run.

Cee-Lo Green and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley)
Cee-Lo Green and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley)

Gnarls Barkley was certified 2x platinum by BPI, platinum by RIAA, ARIA, IFPI – SWI, IRMA, and Music Canada, and gold by BVMI and RMNZ.

Crazy gained number two on the Hot 100 on Billboard and placed itself in top position in various single charts worldwide, including the UK.

Solo tracks

In 2010, Cee-Lo released a solo single titled Fuck You! which became a successful single, released also with a radio-edit version “Forget You“.

The song reached the top spot in the UK and the Netherlands and peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

His other two singles, It’s OK and Bright Lights Bigger City were also hits in Europe.


In 2012, Green worked as a voice actor in the animated feature Hotel Transylvania.

Some other movies he featured as a voice actor are Robot Chicken, The Boondocks and Teen Titans Go!

In 2013, he also appeared in the film, Begin Again

Green was a coach and judge on The Voice from 2011 to 2014, an American reality television singing competition.

Cee Lo Green in the Voice
Cee-Lo Green in the Voice

In like fashion, Cee-Lo had his own show on TBS, CeeLo Green’s The Good Life.

However, the show got canceled By TBS after Green was accused by a woman of sexual battery in 2012. Cee-Lo faced the sentence of 360 hours of community service and three years of probation for this Sexual Battery Scandal.

His other appearances on television include American Dad! (2011), Madonna (2011), The Soul Man (2012), How to Rock (2012), Anger Management (2013), and others.

Cee-Lo also appeared as a musical guest in “Saturday Night Live.”

Furthermore, in 2016, he performed in “Lip Sync Battle,” defeating Russell Peters.

The singer has endorsed 7 Up, Duracell, M&M’s, and a sake brand TY KU.

In 2014, Cee-Lo Green also inaugurated a treehouse studio where he loves to jam. It is a large cabin-like audio space named Bear Creek Studio which was built by producer Ryan Hadlock teaming up with Animal Planet.


The famous songwriter has received droves of awards and accolades for his success in the music industry.

Amongst the notable titles, Cee-Lo has received five Grammys, one BET Award, one Billboard Music Award, and one Brit Award.


Cee-Lo Green was born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway on May 30, 1974, in Atlanta, Georgia. Both of his fathers were ordained ministers and he started his music career singing in Church.

Green graduated from high school at Riverside Military Academy, a boarding school for boys in Gainesville, Georgia.

When he was two years old, his father died and when he was 18, his mother got paralyzed in a car crash and died two years later.

Following his mother’s death, Green sank deep into the depression. It was the time when his career with Goodie Mob had just begun taking off.

Green wrote about his mother in the song Guess Who from the album Soul Food.

In a documentary produced by Absolut and The Fader, Green has explained that his mother’s death was a defining moment that led him toward “crossing that threshold over into a career.”

Personal Life

Cee-Lo was married to Christina Johnson with whom they have a son together while also adopting her two daughters from a previous marriage. Anyhow, their union did not last long and the couple got divorced in 2005.

CeeLo Green with his girlfriend
CeeLo Green with his girlfriend

Green is now seen with his long-term girlfriend, Shani James. The couple is also rumored to be engaged in 2015.

Three facts about Cee-Lo Green

  1. Green has expressed himself as having been a “goon” in his youth, as well as a “kleptomaniac, plain maniac, or pyromaniac”
  2. His most popular work was the 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy”, which reached number 1 in various singles charts worldwide, including the UK.
  3. After losing his mother, Green battled with depression and he also wrote about her in the song “Guess Who” from Goodie Mob’s album Soul Food.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How popular was Green’s song ‘Crazy’?

‘Crazy” was the 2006 Worldwide hit that reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The song placed itself in number 1 in several single charts worldwide, including the UK. It was the part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley.

Who is Cee Lo’s girlfriend?

Shani James, a fashion blogger is Green’s girlfriend whom he had been dating several years after his 2005 divorce from Christina Johnson.

How did Cee-Lo Green get his name?

Before he settled for the name “Cee-Lo”, the artist had changed his stage name many times throughout his career. Ceelo is a gambling game played with three six-sided dice to which he later added Green as a surname.

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