Born William Leonard Roberts II on the 28th day of January, 1976 in Coahoma County, Mississippi, Rick Ross has an estimated net worth of $35 million. Rick Ross does not make his wealth from singing alone; he is also a producer and a businessman.
Rick Ross’s path to fame did not begin in music. He has previously worked as a correctional officer in a Florida facility. Despite coming head-on with law enforcers on several counts of possession of guns and drugs, this 6-foot, 300-pound rap artist was determined to put Miami back to its place with respect to rap music. He went on to embrace the city’s reputation in drug trafficking when he released his debut single in 2006 known as Hustlin. In August of the same year, Ross released his debut album known as Port of Miami and it debuted at #1 on Billboard 200. The album sold more than 185,000 copies in its debut week.
As a businessman, Rick Ross has established a record label known as Maybach Music Group. It is on this label that he released his albums Deeper Than Rap and Teflon Don which debuted at #2 on Billboard 200 and received a gold certification. In 2011, Rick Ross was at it again and his lucrative album sales and touring made him make it to Forbes Cash Kings appearance for the third straight time. Despite some public feuds with fellow artists like 50 Cent, he is still performing lucrative gigs and releasing hit after hit.