Rick Ross is a rapper and record label executive from the United States. He is a talented rapper who specializes in hip hop, gangster rap, and southern hip hop. Rick Ross began singing at a young age and has been doing so for the past two decades. Rick Ross began his professional career in 2000 and rose to notoriety in 2006, when his first single, Hustle, became a hit.
Ross was signed to Def Jam Recordings for a multi-million dollar deal, which catapulted him to fame. He was collaborating with Jay-Z, which was beneficial to his professional development.
Rick Ross’ first two albums debuted at the top of Billboard’s 200 lists. Ross founded Maybach Music Group in 2009 as a record executive.
William Leonard Roberts II was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on January 28, 1976. Carol City, Florida, is where he grew up. He received a football scholarship to Albany State University after graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School.
Rick Ross was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, but reared in Carol City, Florida. Roberts attended Carol City Senior High School in Miami, Florida.
Notorious B.I.G. and Luther Campbell were two artists who influenced Roberts as a child. Roberts’ interest in rap was influenced by these musicians. He also liked football and played it for most of his adolescence.
He earned a football scholarship to Albany State University. After a year, though, Roberts’ love for rap overcame him, and he dropped out to focus on his rap career.
Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes Roberts, and Billion Leonard Roberts are Ross’ four children.
Rick Ross is a devout Christian who stated in an interview with Corey “Coco Brother” Condrey on Lift Every Voice that “no matter what I go through, I never question God.” Furthermore, Ross stated that he prays before each performance.
Ross and his girlfriend were the victims of a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 27, 2013, while celebrating his 37th birthday. Ross and his girlfriend were not injured, but in an attempt to flee the gunfire, they crashed their car into an apartment.
Ross was temporarily engaged to Lira “Galore” Mercer in 2015.
Ross was chastised in 2017 after saying in an interview that he would never sign a female rapper because “I’d wind up fcking [her] and fcking up the business.” Ross promptly issued an apology on Facebook, calling his words “insensitive” and a “mistake [he regrets].”
Roberts’ rap debut came in the form of a guest appearance on Erick Sermon‘s song Ain’t Shh to Discuss, released by Suave House Records. At the time, Roberts’ stage name was Teflon Don, and the film was favorably appreciated. This garnered him notoriety and made many wonders what he could do on his own album.
Roberts changed his stage name to Rick Ross after being inspired by former drug lord Freeway Rick Ross. He’d go by that name for his first track Hustlin, which blew up in the rap industry.
The song went gold, catching the attention of rap legend Jay-Z, who signed Roberts to Def Jam Records in 2006. Later that year, he released his debut album, Port of Miami.
Port of Miami opened at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, selling over 180,000 copies in its first week. Roberts became one of the hottest artists in the industry as a result of the record. Allow him to collaborate with prominent artists such as DJ Khaled, T-Pain, and Trey Songz.
Roberts cemented his status as one of rap’s most prominent figures. This let him realize how powerful he was. He would take advantage of this by starting his own record label.
Ross was arrested in January 2008 on weapons and marijuana allegations. Ross’s lawyer, Allan Zamren, asked Officer Rey Hernandez, the Miami Beach police officer who detained Ross, why his case was put to the gang task force during a deposition. Ross claimed involvement with the Triple C’s (called Carol City Cartel) and other known gang members, according to the officer.
Zamren pressed Hernandez for proof of a personal connection between Ross and the gang members, but the officer refused. Ross was arrested in January 2008 on weapons and marijuana allegations. Ross’s lawyer, Allan Zamren, asked Officer Rey Hernandez, the Miami Beach police officer who detained Ross, why his case was put to the gang task force during a deposition.
Ross claimed involvement with the Triple C’s (called Carol City Cartel) and other known gang members, according to the officer. Zamren pressed Hernandez for proof of a personal connection between Ross and the gang members, but the officer refused.
Rick Ross has a Net Worth of $20 million in 2022.
Rick Ross was born on January 28, 1976, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Port of Miami, his debut album, was released in August 2006 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart with 187,000 units sold in its first week.
Rick Ross established the Maybach Music Group record label in 2009. Since 2009, Maybach Music Group has released all of its studio albums.
Rick Ross’s current net worth is $35 million dollars.
Ross paid $5.2 million for a 10,000-square-foot waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2012. The Mediterranean-style property features eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, and two half-baths on three levels.
Two master suites, a cinema, a game room, a complete bar, an elevator, and a pool with a bar and spa are among the amenities. The home in Fort Lauderdale’s Seven Isles enclave is built on over half an acre and boasts 150 feet of private shoreline. He listed the house in 2014 for $9.25 million and sold it in 2016 for a little more than $6 million.
Ross made news in 2014 when he paid $5.8 million for a 54,000-square-foot, 109-room estate on 235 acres near Atlanta that had previously been owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. It is thought to be Georgia’s largest house. The mansion contains twelve bedrooms and twenty-one bathrooms.
Rick Ross paid $1 million in October 2020 to purchase an additional 87 acres of land near his suburban Atlanta residence. His total acreage is now 322. His land has been dubbed “Promise Land” by him.