Common Net worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $ 35 Million

Common

Common

Common is a famous rapper and actor from Chicago, U.S.A. His real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. He’s been a famous underground artist since 1992. Common’s first major label album Like Water for Chocolate received widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. He won his first Grammy award in 2003. In 2008, he won another Grammy for a song he did with Kanye West. A socially conscious rapper, Common has had an illustrious rapping career. As an actor, he has appeared in many films such as, American Gangster, Salvation, Date Night and Terminator.

EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

Common's Car!

Common’s Car!

Common was born in  Chicago’s South Side. He was born on 13 March 1972. Common’s parents divorced when he was 6 years old. He lived with his Mother although his father used to take care of all family issues. Common’s interest in Hip Hop grew as a teen. He was a part of the rap trio C.D.R., which opened the stage shows if N.W.A. and Big Daddy Kane. He released his first underground album in 1992. The album gave Common some underground recognition. Common attended the Florida A&M University on a 2 year scholarship and mastered in Business administration. Common’s ‘Resurrection’ rose to a universal acclaim by the critics. It is considered to be as one of the best rap albums ever released. ‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’ was released in 1997. It again rose to critical acclaim and was massively appreciated. In 2000, his fourth studio album ‘Like water for Chocolate’ was released. It rose to massive critical acclaim and was a commercial success. His next album, Be, was produced by Kanye West. It again  rose to universal acclaim and did a very good mainstream business. His next LP, Finding Forever, was a massive success as well and was nominated for a Grammy award for the best rap album. Universal Mind control was released in 2008. It received mixed reviews from many critics. Although, a few critics highly praised the album. Common’s next album is all set to be released in 2014. Common has had an illustrious rapping career and has a great following. He is known to depict socio-political messages through his songs. Undoubtedly a legend!

ACTING CAREER

Common

Common

Common appeared in the show ‘Girlfriends’ in 2003. He appeared in the crime thriller ‘Smokin’ aces’ in 2008, along side Alicia Keys. In 2008, along side Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie, he appeared in the famous movie ‘Wanted’. He acted in the movie ‘Street Kings’ as well. He also starred in the movie ‘Just Wright’. H e starred in the comedy movie, Date Night with Steve Carell. Also, he has acted in the film- Terminator Salvation.

OTHER VENTURES

Common was the poster man for Gap’s collection in 2006. In 2007, he signed with New era to promote their caps. He appeared in the commercial of Lincoln Navigator. He appeared in Diesel’s campaign for a perfume named “Only the Brave”. In 2008, Common launched a clothing company ‘Softwear’ in a collaboration with Microsoft.

ACTIVITISM

Common is an ambassador for PETA. He is himself a pescetarian. He also campaigned to raise awareness among people about HIV Aids. In2008, he pledged to avoid using anti-gay lyrics in his songs. Common’s foundation helps under-privileged youth to lead a better life.

FAMOUS QUOTES BY COMMON

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
“Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she’s beautiful but don’t have anything to talk about, it’s going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.”
“In 2003, my girlfriend and I broke up. We’d been together for two years—we were practically engaged—and had been friends for years before that. After we parted ways, I entered a long period of heartbreak. Like any person who’s been rejected, I thought, Man, what’s wrong with me? I tried to figure out which of my own flaws had kept us from having a successful relationship. But in my gut, I knew my mistakes. My ex had a lot of power and presence, and that had made me less assertive about my own needs. I had sacrificed parts of who I am to avoid conflict. When you’re not sticking up for yourself, things start building up.”
“Now, in an intimidating situation—say, in conversation with a movie director—I’m not thinking, I’ll come off as a jerk if I give my opinion on this scene. I’ll just come out and say it. “
“I realized I’d been consistently reining myself in—in relationships, friendships and work—to avoid disappointing anyone or making people uncomfortable. I knew I had to embrace the gifts God gave me—I had to let my light shine. When I started doing that, I immediately felt stronger. “

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