- Full Name: William Ray Norwood, Jr.
- Net Worth: $6 Million
- Occupation: Rapper, singer, actor, producer, songwriter
- Marital Status: Single
- Ethnicity: African American
Ray J Net Worth – Earned Thanks To Controversy And Famous Realtives
How Much Is Ray J Worth And Why Is He Popular?
Ray J net worth is estimated $6 million. He tried himself as a musician, song writer, producer and actor, but he earned most of his money thanks to all the controversy related to sex tape he made with starlet Kim Kardashian. Back then, nor Kim nor her family were that famous, but once their sex tape “leaked”, all of them, including Ray J and Kim, and rest of her family, raised to stardom. However, only Kardashians remained there-Ray J didn’t do much of his glory later.
How Did Ray J Start Earning His Big Bucks At First?
As we all know, Ray J is member of a famous music family. He is a cousin of Snoop Dogg, and his other relative is famous singer Brandy-so evidently, this is family that knows how to sing! It was no wonder that teen Ray J started acting and rapping- he issued his first single when he was only 14 years old! He issued albums from 1997 to 2009, and meanwhile stared in movies, such as The Enemy Within, Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored, Mars Attacks!, Steel, Christmas at Water’s Edge, Envy, and A Day in the Life. He also had some gigs on television, in shows such as A Family business, in a dating show on VH1, in Ridiculousness, etc.
However, when Ray J and Kim Kardashian, then relatively unknown starlet became a couple, it was the sex tape they made, that truly got him big bucks-because he decided to sell it to Vivid Entertainment, porn company. Kim eventually took him and Vivid to the court-but she withdrew lawsuit and settled with Vivid for $5 million-making more money of their sex tape then Ray J did! How about this controversy related to earning money of home sex tape?! Ray J obviously didn’t mind exposing his naked body to the public, but Kim did regret it-especially since she later hooked up with Kanye West, fellow rapper, and a much popular one than Ray J.
What about Ray J after he went of the radar? Well, he dated lot of famous women. This long list includes such names as Whitney Houston, Lil Kim, and even Pamela Anderson. He evidently doesn’t want to spend time with girls next door! If you wonder how much is Raj J worth, we can tell you that his net worth didn’t become bigger in any recent time, as he didn’t do much lately.
He is basically laying low and enjoying his earned wealth. He will probably not go poor any time soon, with all his wealthy relatives, but that is all we expect from him, especially with all this controversy relating him and how he earned his fame and money.
Now, what do you think of such way to be popular? We know that some other celebs also get some attention (but unwanted!) with their sex tapes, such as Paris Hilton and already mention Pamela Anderson. Let us know what you think and don’t forget to leave the comment below!