Celebrity: Ray J
Date of Birth
Ray J’s Net Worth: $6 million dollars
American rapper, actor and music producer, William Norwood, Jr. famously known as Ray J, born on the 17th of January 1971 in Mississippi, has a net worth of $6 million.
The rapper, the younger brother of singer Brandy, and the cousin of rap artist Snoop Dogg who initially started his career as an actor has appeared in popular TV shows like The Sinbad Show for its singular season, big sister Brandy’s show, Moesha, and One on One.
Ray J who was raised in California and has also appeared in movies including Mars Attacks!, Steel, and Envy, released his debut R&B album titled ‘Everything You Want’ when he was just 14 years old. He later went on to released several other albums including This Ain’t a Game in 2001, Raydiation in 2005 and All I Feel in 2008. In 2004, he launched his own recording label, named Knockout Entertainment, that has released music for artists including his sister, Brandy, Shorty Mack and himself, while working with A-list music producers and recording artists like R. Kelly, Timbaland, Lil Kim and The Neptunes.
In 2009 he returned back to TV with For the Love of Ray J, a reality dating show on VH1, that has aired two seasons with another a spin-off show, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, that aired in April, 2010. In addition to this, he released a soundtrack titled For the Love of Ray J for his reality television show.
Ray J typically earns $90,000 every three months (estimated at $360,000 per year) in royalties for his “home video” with reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, according to Steve Hirsch, the President of Vivid Entertainment. Also when he former girlfriend, Kim was in the news, during her wedding ceremony to rapper Kanye, or her naked appearance on the cover of Paper Magazines, Ray J’s royalties reportedly skyrocketed to as much as $50,000 per week and also after filing a lawsuit, Kim herself was reportedly paid a one-time $5 million lump sum settlement for her role in the tape back in 2007.