Rick Ross‘ net worth has been accumulated over the last decade or so as Ross has been one of the biggest rappers in the game. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind and Hood Billionaire (2014). Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy’s management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC in the Game. With a new album recently released, Ross’ worth is sure to increase. But how much is Rick Ross net worth exactly?
Rick Ross’ Net Worth as of 2018: $31 Million
But how did William Leonard Roberts aka Ricky Rozay get here? And how did he do it in only a handful of years? We take a look.
His debut album Port of Miami was released in August 2006 and debuted at the top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, with sales at 187,000 units during the first week.
In January 2008, Ross was arrested on gun and marijuana charges.
In March 2008, his second album Trilla was released and, as its predecessor Port of Miami had, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200.
In August 2008, YouTube entertainer DJ Vlad filed a lawsuit against Ross for assault and battery. Vlad claimed Ross organized an ambush on him at the 2008 Ozone Awards in Houston, Texas for asking questions about his past as a correctional officer.
MTV News ranked Ross on the fourth spot in its 2008 “Hottest MCs in the Game” list among ten rappers.
The cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL magazine, titled “Rick Ross Up in Smoke”, featured Ross wearing a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses.
In January 2009, Ross started a feud with rapper 50 Cent because he supposedly looked at him the wrong way at the BET Awards. 50 Cent told news sources that he did not remember seeing Ross there
On June 18, 2010, “Freeway” Ricky Ross sued Rick Ross for using his name, filing a copyright infringement lawsuit in a California Federal Court. The lawsuit was thrown out of court on July 3, 2010 and his album, Teflon Don, was released on July 20 as scheduled.
Rick Ross released his fourth studio album entitled Teflon Don, which was released on July 6, 2010.
On March 26, 2011, Ross was arrested in Shreveport for possession of marijuana. According to the police records, a strong odor of marijuana was detected from his room at the Hilton in Downtown Shreveport.
On October 14, 2011, Ross suffered two seizures in the same day, once in the morning and again in the early evening. Following the morning seizure, he was unconscious and CPR was performed. After suffering the second seizure, Ross was admitted to hospital in Birmingham, where doctors ran a battery of tests, declaring him healthy.
In 2011 the rapper Teflon Don filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Ross for the use of the name as an album title.
In early 2012, Ross was named the Hottest MC in the Game.
Ross’ fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don’t, was released on July 31, 2012. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 218,000 copies.
On January 7, 2013, he revealed the title of his sixth album to be Mastermind.
On January 27, 2013, while celebrating his 37th birthday, Ross and his girlfriend were the targets of a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Neither Ross nor his girlfriend were hurt, but they ended up crashing their car into an apartment in an attempt to escape the shooting
On May 16, 2013, Birdman and Rick Ross announced that The H would be released as a mixtape hosted by DJ Khaled on May 23, 2013.
Rick Ross released his sixth studio album, Mastermind, in March 2014, the album received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 179,000 copies.
In October 2014, Ross announced he is releasing another album, Hood Billionaire, with features from Jay-Z and R. Kelly among others. Rick Ross revealed cover art for Hood Billionaire in October 2014 and announced the release date to be set for November 24, 2014.
2015 – 2017
On June 24, 2015, Rick Ross and his bodyguard were arrested in Fayette County, Georgia for kidnapping and assault charges. Both were accused for forcing a man into a guesthouse and beating him in the head with a handgun.
On September 4, 2015, Rick Ross dropped his new album – Black Dollar – technically a mixtape but when you’ve got 17 tracks and features with Future, Meek Mill, The Dream, Gucci Mane, Wale, and more that might as well be an album.
On December 4, 2015, Ross released his eight studio album Black Market.
On March 17, 2017, Ross released his ninth studio album Rather You Than Me.
On December 3, 2015, Ross released his 7th studio album, Black Market.
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