Regardless of whether you are a rap music genre fan or not, Nas is definitely as name that might’ve crossed your eyes. After all, he is one of the most famous and highest paid American rapper/actor/businessman.
Beginning his journey with learning how to play the trumpet, Nas has definitely come a long way. Today, Nas has a total net worth of $80 million. Along with rapping and acting, Nas also runs a few other successful side businesses. Let’s have a look at his journey and how he made it.
Nas was interested in singings since childhood
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, or better known as Nas was born to Olu Dara and Fannie Ann on 14th September 1973. His father is from Mississippi and is an American cornetist, guitarist, and singer, whereas his mother was from North Carolina and worked for the U.S Postal service.
Jabari; Nas’s brother, is also a rapper known by the name Jungle. Nas was enthusiastic of becoming a famous singer since childhood, and started playing the trumpet only at the age of 4. His interest in rap started developing at the age of 9. He dropped out of school after eighth grade.
How did Nas earn his Net Worth?
Nas was interested in music since a very young age, and along with playing trumpet he also started writing his own rhymes. He began his music career in 1991 after he made his debut on the Live show at the Barbaque by Main source. He signed a record deal with Columbia records the same year.
He released his first debut name in 1994, under the name Illmatic. Since then, he has released up to 11 studio albums.
• It Was Written (1996)
• I Am… (1999)
• Nastradamus (1999)
• Stillmatic (2001)
• God’s Son (2002)
• Street’s Disciple (2004)
• Hip Hop Is Dead (2006)
• Untitled (2008)
• Life Is Good (2012)
• Nasir (2018)
• King’s Disease (2020)
Other than this, two collaborative albums were also released by the rapper the first one being The Album (with the Firm in 1997), and the second one, Distant Relatives (with Damian Marley in 2010).
Along with singing, the rapper also appeared in a few movies such as Sincere in 1998, Belly 1998, Beef 2003 and Hawaii Five-2010 (TV series).
Nas has a total net worth of $80 million
Nas is one of the most famous and the highest paid rappers in the world. Along with earning huge bucks from rapping and acting, he has also invested in several other ventures as well.
As for 2020, Nas has a total net worth of $70 million. It was reported that he earned a whopping $35 million in 2017 and 2018, and $19 million between September 2018 and September 2019.
He is the partner maker of Mass Appeal Magazine, which is an American media and content company based in New York City which focuses on vehicles, graffiti, music and film, TV. Mass Appeal’s CEO Pete Bittenbender and Nas are stretching out with the brand and a year ago, launched a hip-jump name arm in India. It’s part of a global strategy to increase the reach of the genre.
Furthermore, it was also announced in 2019 that the Mass Appeal is also working towards creating a kids clothing and toys line.According to Fast Company, the line will consist of a book series, matching kids and parents’ apparel, and hip-hop themed building blocks. Called MAJR, it was announced in 2019.
Other than this he is also the owner of 12amrun which is a sneakers store. Furthermore, he has also invested in Rinc Inc., which was later sold to amazon for $750 million. Nas got an expected $40 million for the deal. Since he is also interested in teach and innovation, Nas has additionally also invested into Lyft and Dropbox as well.
The rapper owns restaurants
Nas is also the owner of Sweet Chicken, which is a chicken and waffle restaurant that serves down-home Southern comfort-food resource with cocktails. It was initially opened in 2013 by John Seymour, and Nas partnered with him a few years later. The restaurant has grown a lot since.
“The moment I walked in, I knew it was something I wanted to be involved in. There’s a sense of family at each one of the restaurants. It feels like home, and that’s what I really like.” Nas told Coveteur.
You can find several branches of the restaurant throughout New York in areas such as Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan. There is also one branch in Los Angeles. These recusants alone are a source of income of millions of dollars every year.
Though he is mostly popular for his rap singing and acting, but the rapper has played smart and has not relied only on these two as his source of income. The additional business venture that he has taken up have also added to his net worth immensely. Today, he has a total net worth of $80 million. Even after years of making and releasing amazing music, the singer is nowhere near saying a good bye to his career and retiring. He still plans to release new music in the upcoming years, so hold tight.
Famous Quotes by Nas
“People fear what they don’t understand, hate what they can’t conquer. Guess it’s just the theory of man”
“If you scared to take chances, you’ll never have the answers
I could tell the future of a dude by how his stance is”
“The craziest things already happened to me, so either you’ll be laughing at me or you’re laughing with me, ha”
Turnin’ nothin’ into somethin’ is God work, and you get nothin’ without struggle and hard work
No idea is original, there’s nothing new under the sun, it’s never what you do, but how it’s done