Eminem – Net worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $ 140 MILLION
The rap god. The lyrical genius. The king of Hip hop. Eminem is now a synonym to the word rap. He has garnered abundance of fame and treasure since The Slim Shady LP was released in 1999. He’s suffered numerous hardships in life to attain the pinnacle of success. He is absolutely an outcome of suffering and hard-work. He is the largest selling Artist of the decade. Also, He’s the largest selling Hip hop artist of all time with 32 million copies sold. The 41 year old Artist’s Business interests are limited to music. He doesn’t perform in as many concerts as other rappers do. His music is strong enough to make an impact and earn him abundance amount of wealth.
Eminem’s real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah R. “Debbie” Nelson. His father left the family when he was 18 months old. His mom took care of him after that. They had to change places quite often because of his mother’s meager earnings. Marshall had to change schools very often. He was a small white kid in a town where mostly black people lived. He was heavily bullied in the school and once a bully knocked him so hard that he was in comma for 9 days. In his teenage days, he got hold of a few albums from LL cool J and Rakim. He was widely intrigued with Hip-Hop and started learning the songs right away. He used to stay up all night practicing his rhymes and raps. He met his future wife Kimberley Scott when he was 15. They soon began dating. Marshall then formed a rap duo with one of his friend and called himself MnM( Marshall n Mathers) which soon morphed into Eminem. He used to actively perform in whatever opportunities he got. He even took part in underground Battles even though he was white and unaccepted. In his youth days he worked as a factory labor to meet basic ends. He had a bitter relationship with his mother because of her drug addiction and paranoid behavior. Her fist daughter, Halie jade scott mathers, was born in 1995. He faced many hardships as a father because of his meager earnings. He, though, continued working on his raps and constantly improving his skills. He was signed to a small music label in 1996 and released his first album ‘ Infinite’. The album failed to leave an impact and did a minuscule business. Fed up with so many hardships, Marshall made an unsuccessful suicide attempt in 1997. With all these frustrations Eminem created an angry and sadistic alter-ego, Slim Shady, and used him in his songs. He launched his second project The Slim Shady EP in 1997. The EP featured constant references to drug use, sexual acts, mental instability, and over-the-top violence. The album didn’t do a very good business though it managed to give Eminem some underground attention. He then enrolled in the 1999 Rap Olympics where he stood 2nd. A guy out there liked him and asked for a C.D. of the EP. That guy took the C.D. to Dr. Dre and the esteemed rap producer was overly-impressed with Eminem’s skills. He called him over and they recorded Eminem’s first hit single, ‘ My name is’.
Since the release of Eminem’s first major-label album, The slim shady LP, he became an overnight sensation. His successive album The Marshall Mathers LP was the fastest selling solo album of all time. Later, The Eminem Show was released which was another Blockbuster. This wicked white boy ridiculed celebrities and openly rapped about drugs and alcohol. He was the most controversial celebrity that time. Hip Hop was a black men’s game until Eminem arrived. Here are a few achievements of Eminem-
Eminem has won 11 Grammy Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, 12 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 MTV Movie Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 1 Academy Award( the only rapper to win an Oscar).
Th Eminem starrer movie was a financial success. It received rave reviews critically, and won an Academy Awards for the Best Original Song for Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” becoming the first film with a rap/hip-hop song to win an Academy Award. 8 mile earned a total of $242,875,078 worldwide ($116,750,901 domestically, and $126,124,177 internationally).
Many rap icons have acknowledged the lyrics prowess of Eminem such as Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas, LL Cool J, Ice Cube and DJ Premier. Also Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sir Elton Johh and Stivie wonder have recognized his music making ability with high appreciation.
Eminem was accused of being a Homophobic man because of his controversial lyrics in the songs Stan and Criminal. Though he cleared out the buzz when he surprisingly performed with Sir Elton John in the Grammy Awards. It is still one of the most memorable Grammy moments.
n August 2011 Eminem was named “The King of Hip-Hop” by Rolling Stone. ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ has been regarded as one of the greatest hip hop album ever made. ‘ STAN’ is one of the most critically acclaimed song of all time( about.com and Rolling stones). Eminem is a legend in every sense. He has created a legacy that will prevail forever.