Eminem Net Worth, Biography and Career

admin March 2, 2020
Updated 2020/03/02 at 11:40 AM
Eminem Net Worth
Eminem Net Worth

Eminem’s achievement presents the multi-award-winning American rapper as one of the biggest musicians to have rocked the music and entertainment industry in the 21st century. His track record as a songwriter, actor, record producer, and record executive makes him stand out as one of the most successful entertainers of the modern age.

Despite being known for his acting stints, doing music is his major source of income. In the United States, the rapper is the best-selling artist of the 2000s. His album titled Revival which was released in the year 2017 is still breaking records to date.

Throughout his music career, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on Billboard Hot 100. His efforts have won him awards, including the award for Best Rap Album Grammy for consecutive three albums; The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), and The Eminem Show (2002). Additionally, he has received an Academy Award and a host of several more.

Eminem’s fame & fortune has primarily come from his music, which has seen him sell more than 172 million albums worldwide since his debut in 1988.

Eminem’s Early Life

Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, as the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. and Deborah Rae Nelson, Eminem has often talked about his rough childhood and unpleasant experiences while growing up. His parents who belonged to a band called Daddy Warbucks got separated when his father left the family, leaving him at a very young age.

He grew up in the company of his half-siblings named Michael Mathers, Nathan Kane Samara, and Sarah Mathers. As a teenager, Eminem wrote a lot of letters to his father, who never gave him any reply. When he was 12, he settled on the Eastside of Detroit.

Educational History

While growing up, Eminem had to attend different schools to complete his education. He attended Lincoln High School in Michigan. At age 14 he started to rap with his high-school friend Mike Ruby. When he competed in the 1997 Rap Olympics, he came second place and was highly inspired to pursue a career in music.

Eminem’s Career

The “King of Hip-Hop” as he is fondly called, Eminem began rapping while he was in high school where his reputation grew among people and he was inducted by several rap groups. He proceeded to sign with Jeff and Mark Bass’s FBT Productions where he recorded his debut album Infinite with their independent Web Entertainment label. His debut album Infinite was released in 1996 at a time when his life was in shambles.

His second album Slim Shady EP was released the following year, after which he signed with Aftermath Entertainment. The Slim Shady LP was released in 1999, followed by the release of his 2020 album Marshall Mathes LP which sold around 1.76 million copies in the first week it was released.

For his second album The Slim Shady LP, Eminem won his first Grammy Award for the Best Rap Album category. His album The Eminem Show (2002) was a global success as well as his 2004 album Encore was also a success.

After the speculations in the mid-2000s that he was quitting the rap scene, Eminem made a comeback with two albums;  Relapse (2009) and Recovery (2010), winning Grammy Awards for both. The album Recovery was named the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide. Following this success, the rapper became much in demand after attaining new fame heights.

He released his eighth album in 2013 titled The Marshall Mathers LP for which he won two Grammy Awards. His 2017 album was titled Revival and is still selling to date.

In addition to his solo career, the King of Hip Hop is part of the hip-hop groups D12 and Soul Intent. He also has his own channel known as Shade 45 on Sirius XM Radio.

Eminem’s Songs & Albums

After reviewing all of Eminem’s songs, the following are the studio albums which has been released by the rapper since his debut:

  • Infinite (1996)
  • The Slim Shady LP (1999)
  • The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  • The Eminem Show (2002)
  • Encore (2004)
  • Relapse (2009)
  • Recovery (2010)
  • The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
  • Revival (2017)
  • Kamikaze (2018)
  • Music to Be Murdered By (2020)

Eminem’s Movies

By also being an actor, getting paid to feature in a small list of films has also contributed to his brand. He has appeared in a list of films which includes the likes of Wash (2001), 8 Mile (2002), Funny People (2009), The Interview (2014), and the TV series Entourage (2010).

Awards & Achievements

Eminem is one of the most talented and greatest hip-hop artists of all time. Fondly called the King of Hip Hop, he was ranked 83rd on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. From 2000 – 2009 he was labeled as the best-selling artist by US Nielsen SoundScan.

Selling over 245 million albums worldwide in his lucrative music career has made up almost all of his fortune. He is regarded as one of the best-selling artists alive, and in 2008, readers of Vibe Magazine mentioned him as the Best Rapper Alive.

Until the time of this writing, Eminem has won 16 Grammy Awards. Although the rap star has won awards and earned streams of award nominations for almost every single album he has released, the most famous is his The Marshall Mathers LP  album which has been credited as the fastest-selling record in rap music history.

In 2001, he took home an Oscar Award for his participation in the film 8 Mile, making him the first-ever rap artist to win the award. In 2010 MTV named him the Hottest MC while HipHopDX declared him the Emcee of the Year.

In 2013, he won artist of the year in the first edition of the YouTube Music Awards and several more. He has received all of these awards for all his highly appreciated endeavors as a top-rated icon in the entertainment industry, and for all we know, there’s still much room for more achievements considering how there are no signs of the rapper slowing down soon.

Personal Life & Legacy

Marshall Bruce Mathers III used to be a married man. He was formerly married to Kimberly Anne Scott, who he met in high school as a 15-year-old while she was 13. They had a daughter Hailie in 1995 before they tied the knot on 14 June 1999, only to divorce two years later in 2001. In 2006, Eminem and his ex-wife Kimberly Anne Scott remarried in January 2006 and divorced again later that year.

Including his own daughter Hailie, Eminem has custody of his ex-wife’s daughters, Alaina Marie Mathers and Whitney Scott Mathers, who she had from a previous relationship.

There are suggestions that he was in a relationship with Kesia Alvarez in the year 2000 before dating Tracy McNew in 2008, but as of the time of this report, Eminem is currently single with no indications of a forthcoming relationship.

Eminem Net Worth

Despite getting sued for $10 million by his mother in 1999 for slandering her on his album The Slim Shady LP, Eminem net worth currently stands at a figure that only a few in the industry can dream of achieving.

His net worth is estimated at around $220 million and he made most of his money through his music, and from other smaller ventures. Eminem’s fortune has equally received contributions from other ventures. He is a film actor and author, who has also been involved in endorsement deals, featuring in commercials for Lipton and various other brands.

His wealth has allowed him to enjoy some of the finest things in life. He is the owner of many grand mansions around the world, including his costly Michigan mansion valued at over $5 million where he lives with his three daughters.

In order to give back to society, the king of hip-hop has established the Marshall Mathers Foundation which exists to aid disadvantaged youth. Additionally, he is closely connected with the United States Association for UNHCR which supports the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency.


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