Born: October 17, 1972
Country of Origin United States of America
Source of Wealth: Rapper/Hip Hop Artist
Last Updated 2018
Eminem, AKA Marshall Mathers, AKA Slim Shady, is an American rapper, originally from Missouri. He is without a doubt, the most notorious and influential white rapper in hip hop, challenging the stereotypes of rap music.
Eminem is now 44 years old, one of the bestselling hip hop artists of all time; and in 2018 Eminem’s net worth is estimated at $190 million. This makes him one of the richest rappers in the world, next to the likes of Dr. Dre, Sean Combs,
Jay Z and more.
Marshall Mathers was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on the 17th October 1972. His father Bruce left them, and moved to California to start a new family. Eminem had a rough childhood, and was often bullied and beat up in school.
When his family were living in Detroit, they’re home was in a majorly black neighbourhood, and thus Eminem was also victim to racial beatings during that time.
Before he discovered hip hop, he was first very passionate about comic books and storytelling. He dropped out of Lincoln High school at 17 years old, and worked at various jobs to help pay the bills.
His mother would often throw him out of the house, and neglect him. Whenever she went to play Bingo, Eminem would turn up his stereo and start writing songs.
Eminem started performing at rap battles with his friend Mike Ruby when he was only 14. Later on as his reputation grew, he was recruited by several rap groups, including New Jacks, Soul Intent and D12.
His first solo album, ‘Infinite’, was released in 1996, and was a failure; majorly due to Eminem’s style, and feelings people had towards it at that time. He was told that his style was not cut out for hip hop, and that only motivated him to keep on writing more rhymes.
In 1997, he was spotted by Dr Dre, the founder of Aftermath entertainment, and began working with him. Two years later, The Slim Shady LP was released, and went Platinum.
Since then, Eminem has released multiple albums, and sold over 40 million copies in the US alone. He’s collaborated with a wide number of artists, and even starred in a movie based on his story.
Today, Eminem is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, rappers of all time. He’s worked with just about every musician you can think of, including the likes of Ed Sheeran , 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Rihanna , Drake , and more.
As of 2018, Eminem’s net worth is roughly $190 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Eminem’s career:
Billboard Music Awards – Album of the Year (The Eminem Show, 2002)
Academy Awards – Best Original Song (Lose Yourself, 2003)
Brit Awards – Best International Male Solo Artist (2003, 2004)
Vibe Magazine Special Awards – Best Rapper Alive (2008)
Billboard Music Awards – Artist of the Decade (2009)
MOBO Awards – Best International Act (2010)
Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album (Recovery, 2011)
Billboard Music Awards – Top Rap Artist (2014)