Rick Ross Net Worth: Career & Earnings

Rick Ross
Rick Ross (Source: Complex)

William Leonard Roberts II, best known by his stage name, Rick Ross, has an astonishing net worth of $45 million as a rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and CEO.

One of the most popular rappers on the face of the earth, Rick Ross has sold millions of albums and singles globally.

Besides his ultra-successful solo career, Ross was also a lead member of the hip hop group, Triple C, alongside rapper Torch and Gunplay.

Rick Ross
Rick Ross (Source: HipHopDX)

Moreover, MTV named Ross the Hottest MC in the Game in early 2012.

Surprisingly, Ross initially made his debut under the pseudonym Teflon Da Don and was signed to Suave House Records.

In fact, he even recorded a track entitled Ain’t Shhh to Discuss under that name.

Rick Ross | Quick Facts

Full Name William Leonard Roberts II
Known as Rick Ross
Nick Name Teflon Da Don, Da Boss, Rozay, Renzel
Birth Date January 28, 1976
Birth Place Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Age 46 Years Old
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Education Miami Carole City Senior High School

Albany State University

Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Father’s Name Tommie Roberts
Mother’s Name Not Known
Siblings Tawanda Roberts
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 180.3 cm or 5 Feet 11 Inches
Weight 90.7 kg, 200lbs.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Skin Type Normal
Favorite Cologne Tom Ford Black Orchid
Shoe size 12 US
Biceps 15 inches
Waist Size 40 inches
Chest Size 45 inches
Tattoos Yes (Over 100 tattoos)
Marital status Unmarried
Affairs/Dating/Relations Lastonia Leviston, Tia Kemp, Elise Neal, Shateria L. Moragne-el, Christelle Blanche, Paige Imani, Ming Lee, Lira Galore
Children Toie Roberts, Berkeley Hermes Roberts, William Roberts III
Genres Hip Hop, R&B, Rap
Instrument Guitar, Keyboards, and Vocals
Endorsements Reebok, Maybach Records
First Album Port of Miami
First Film Days of Wrath
Active Year 2000-Present
Record Labels Maybach Music Group, Def Jam Recordings, Suave House, Bad Boy Records, Poe Boy Entertainment, Slim ‘N Slide, Atlantic Records, Epic Records, The 740 Project, Def Jam South
Net Worth $45 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify
Last Update October 2022

Rick Ross Net Worth and Income

An American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record executive, and CEO, Rick Ross has an astonishing net worth of $45 million.

Rick Ross has been one of the ten highest-paid rappers in the world at various times in his career.

He has earned over $90 million over the course of his career as of this writing.

Let’s break down his $90 million career earnings:

Year Source Earning
2019 $5 million
2018 $4 million
2017 $11 million
2016 $10 million
2015 $9 million
2014 $7 million
2013 $6 million
2012 Earnings on God Forgives, I Don’t Record (555,000 Thousand Copies in the US)

 

$600,000 From Record Sales

$9 million in total

2011 $6 million
2010 Earnings on Teflon Don Record (724,000 Copies in the US)

 

$760,000 From Record Sales

$5 million in total

2009 Earnings on Deeper Than Rap Record (434,000 Thousand Copies in the US) $465,000 From Record Sales

$6 million in total

2008 Earnings From Trilla Record (645,000 Copies in the US) $684,000 From Record Sales

$3 million in total

2007 $2 million
2006 Earnings From Port of Miami Record (750,000 Copies Sold in the US) $800,000

So looking at the earnings of Rick Ross over the years, we can make an assumption that the rapper earns at least $5 million per year from his record sales, tour, concerts, endorsements, and other business ventures.

Similarly, Rick charges about $250,000 for a feature in a song and charges about $100,000 per show.

Moreover, Rick also earns well from his social media and digital music streaming.

Rick Ross Live Performance
Rick Ross Live Performance (Source: YouTube)

He also has over 13.4 million monthly listeners in the digital music streaming platform Spotify.

Similarly, he has about 2.87 million subscribers on his official YouTube channel, which makes about $500,000 each month for the rapper.

Apart from that, the rapper has his own record label, which makes him a good deal of money, and so do his endorsement deals with top brands.

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Rick Ross’ Net Worth in Different Currencies

Let’s check out Rick Ross’ net worth in some of the major currencies

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 38.95 million
Pound Sterling £ 33.33 million
Australian Dollar A$ 60.29 million
Canadian Dollar C$ 56.06 million
Indian Rupee ₹ 3,338,610,750
BitCoin ฿ 745.37

Rick Ross | Houses and Cars

Houses

Rapper Rick Ross has one of the most stunning mansions in the current rap game.

Back in 2012, he splashed over $5.2 million for a 10,000 square feet waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

And in 2016, he listed the eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms mansion in the market for $9.25 million but ultimately sold it for $6 million in 2016.

 Mansion
Rick Ross’s Mansion (Source: Drillking)

Moreover, Ross also purchased a 54,000 square feet, 109-room mansion from former heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield in 2014 for $5.8 million.

The 235 acres, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms mansion located just outside Atlanta is believed to be the largest home in Georgia.

Furthermore, in 2020 Ross spent about a million dollars to acquire an additional 87 acres of land in the same place, which brings his total property to 322 acres. The rapper has dubbed his property as Promise Land.

Cars

Just like his mansions, Ross has some sick rides.

Rick Ross’ fleet of luxury cars also consists of a Mercedes-Benz CLS worth $80,000, Lamborghini Murcielago worth $450,000, Ferrari 458 Italia $474,000.

Apart from these, he owns cars such as Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57s worth $1.6 million, Bentley Continental Supersport worth $293,000.

The rapper also owns a Rolls Royce Phantom worth $450,000, Hummer H2 $63,000, and Fisker Karma worth $110,000.

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Rick Ross | Lifestyle

Despite all his riches, Ross’s ride has not been a pleasant one. At times he has had some trouble with the law.

He was arrested on marijuana and gun charges in January 2008.

Similarly, the Miami Beach cop arrested Ross, alleging his involvement with Triple C’s, a.k.a Carol City Cartel.

However, there was no proof of his affiliation with the gang.

Moreover, in June of 2010, author Freeway Ricky Ross filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a California federal court against Rick Ross for using his name.

The court, however, ruled in favor of Rick Ross in December of 2013, allowing him to keep the name based on the First Amendment ruling.

Furthermore, Ross has never been married but has four children; William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes Roberts, Billion Leonard Robert, and Toie Roberts.

He is a Christian and is pretty vocal about it. He prays every time he goes to the stage to perform.

On 27th January 2013, Ross and his girlfriend were the targets of a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Luckily both Ross and his girlfriend were unhurt but ended up crashing a car in an apartment building in an attempt to escape the shooting.

Child Support Finances:

In 2009, 50 Cent appeared on the Ed Lover morning show with a copy of Ross’s financial breakdown. The copy which he obtained during a child support case.

The documents revealed at the time Ross’s true financial status was a far cry from what he portrayed on screen.

On the paper, he claimed he owned only three cars including, a leased 2007 Cadillac Escalade worth $30,000, a 2004 Maybach worth $55,000, and a 2006 Infinity Q56 worth $30,000.

Similarly, he owned jewelry worth $45,000, which meant all the jewelry he wore for music videos was either fake or borrowed.

Likewise, he had a monthly mortgage of $9,700 and also claimed that he spent $7,000 more than what he earned.

Rick Ross | Businesses

As of October 2022, Rick Ross’ net worth is $45 million.

Rick Ross was severely affected by the 2020 global pandemic.

Because of lockdowns for the unforeseeable future, the rapper was unable to tour, which is a major part of income for most rappers.

Nevertheless, the inability to make money through tours did not halt the finances of Mr. Ross, thanks to his multiple sources of revenue.

Rick currently serves as the CEO of Maybach Music which he founded in 2008.  The record label has produced artists such as Meek Mill, French Montana, DJ Khaled, Fat Trel, Tracy T, Gunplay, DJ Scream, and Teedra Moses.

Apart from that, Ross also owns more than 28 Wingstop locations throughout the United States.

Similarly, he is the owner of Checkers and Rally’s restaurants, a drive-through restaurant chain.

Moreover, he has a partnership with spirits brands Bumbu and Luc Belaire.

Furthermore, other businesses in his portfolio include Rich by Rick Ross, a line of men’s hair and beard grooming.

He also has a partnership with CTRL Meal Replacement shakes, he has ventured into Cookies brand and cannabis, and partnership with Rap Snacks and Verzuz.

Rick Ross | Career

Before entering and making a name for himself in the music scene, Rick Ross worked as a correctional officer from December 1995 until he resigned in June 1997.

After quitting his job after working for 18 months, he debuted under the pseudonym Teflon Da Don.

However, he changed his name to Rick Ross in the mid-2000s, which was inspired by the former drug lord “Freeway” Rick Ross.

 With Dr.Dre
Rick Ross With Dr. Dre (Source: SOUTHPAWERS)

Moreover, he released his debut album in 2006 entitled ‘Hustlin‘.

Following the success of his debut album, he was offered by P. Diddy’s record label Bad Boy Entertainment and also from Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc.

Nonetheless, Ross signed a multi-million dollar deal with Jay-Z’s Def Jam Records.

He released another album entitled ‘Port of Miami‘ which became a smash hit debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Unknown Facts About Rick Ross

  • Rick Ross is an avid video game lover and owns pretty much every vintage video game from Coleco to Xbox and everything in between.
  • He plays video games during the recording process as a stress reliever.
  • He was a standout football player at Miami Caro City Senior High School.
  • His favorite rapper is Ice Cube.

FAQs

How did Rick Ross get so rich?

While music and record label is where most of his wealth comes from, his countless business ventures also contribute to Rick Ross’ net worth.

What is Rick Ross’s most famous song?

His most famous songs include Hustlin, B.M.F, Maybach Music 2, and Tears of Joy.

How many cars does Rick Ross have in total?

Rick Ross is an avid car collector and has over 100 collectible cars.

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