Eminem is the multi-platinum-selling American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor with millions of fans and followers on social media platforms. He is consistently one of the richest rappers and highest-paid entertainers with a record-breaking path across the world. Just like other leading singers and rappers in the Hollywood music industry like Dr. Dre., Sean Combs, Jay Z, and more, he emerged as the most victorious and influential artist of all time for a reason.
There’s something enigmatic about his rapping style that people adored and still loved for various other reasons. Here we will take you through the lifestyle, controversy, scandals, achievements, and net worth of this true megastar Eminen that you probably didn’t know about. Let’s get started:
|Full Name:||Marshall Bruce Mathers III|
|Birthday:||October 17, 1972|
|Place Of Origin:||Saint Joseph, MO|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Spouse:||Kimberly Anne Scott|
|Profession:||Singer, Rapper, Producer, Actor|
|Total Net Worth:||$230 Million|
Unknown Facts About Eminem
Everyone knows when it comes to rap music, no one dares to mess with this prominent musical genius. Having a global fan base, the unconventional artist emerged as a Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) star with several collaborations, millions of worldwide record albums plus massive sales. However, there is still something shady that you didn’t know about this Caucasian rapper. And these are:
- When he was just 9 years old, he was beaten up or bullied by some African-American kids for not being black. The harassment landed the poor guy in a coma for a week.
- Since birth, Eminem has been a talented and creative guy. This could be the reason that the guy wanted to become a famous comic book artist before he discovered his real talent i.e rapping.
- It’s interesting to know that his idea of Slim Shady (his first and lead single that reaches number #1 in the United Kingdom ) came up while he was in the toilet.
- Before getting fame, Marshall Mathers has already earned a good reputation as a young aspiring rapper for battling with African-American rappers and defeating them miserably with his spontaneous, impromptu, and free rapping style.
- Eminem has sold more than 80 million-plus albums worldwide, making him one of the emerging, famous, and highest-selling artists of all time while other legendary rap artists like Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg.
Eminem aka Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born and brought up in the small town of St. Joseph, Missouri. His mom was just 17 years old when he was born and nearly died during her extreme 73-hour labor. Being the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. (Father) and Deborah Rae (Mother), the childhood of Mathers was tough, rough, and marked by poverty. He was often beaten, harassed, and bullied by other kids in school for not being too black.
His father Bruce left his mother and only son to start a new family in California. Before the divorce, his parents were in the band known as “Daddy Warbucks”. However, Mathers was more interested in comic books and storytelling and not music.
During his teenage years, the family lived in a predominantly black neighborhood of Detroit due to the financial crisis. The guy was a loner and often dropped from many schools and jobs as he was growing up. His life took a drastic and dramatic turn when he first heard the rap song, “Reckless-Featuring Ice-T, off the soundtrack to the movie “Breakin”. Since then, he turned up to start discovering and writing music and participated in many local rap battles that changed his life entirely.
At the age of 15, Eminem met 13 years old Kim Ann Scot at a house party. Being sexually abused by her stepfather, Kim decided to stay with both Eminem and his mother. Both the couples began dating each other. In 1995, the couple welcomed their baby girl named Hailie Jade Scott. The relationship of both the couples has gone through turmoil and ended up in divorce in 2000.
However, they got back together many times and decided to remarry again in 2006. Several months later, they finally split up with their second divorce.
At the age of 14, Eminem started raping his friend and also a producer Mike Ruby. Eminem went by the name “M&M”, the first and last initials of his name Marshall Bruce Mathers. Later, the name itself evolved into “Eminem”. In 1997, Eminem got his first big break when he participated in the Rap Olympics competition held in Los Angeles.
Although he managed to grab the second position, his performance impressed the manager at Interscope Records who further passed his name to Dr. Dre. Since then, he never moved back and gave the audience his most successful debut Slim Shady album in 1998 that went platinum that made him an overnight superstar.
Today, Eminem has alone sold millions of copies with over 220 million record sales across the globe. Today, he has scooped 15 Grammy Awards, a Global Icon Award, Eight American Music Awards, Seventeen Billboard Awards, and an Academy Award, and a lot more in his entire career.
He has also collaborated with dominant singers like Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Drake, and the journey continues.
Besides his glorious music career, Eminem has opened and invested in several other ventures too. Currently, the music sensation owns a record label with the name Shady Records with his manager Paul Rosenburg.
He also owns two popular radio channels Shade 45 and Sirius XM Radio.
Net Worth of Eminem
As of 2021, the net worth of the American rapper is $230 million. According to Forbes and Wikipedia, he is considered one of the most successful and richest white rappers of all time. The success story of this individualistic artist is phenomenal. His diverse yet uncomparable fast-rapping style has broken many stereotypes that made him a people’s favorite and placed him at 5th on the richest rappers in the world this year.
Today, the self-declared Rap God owns a 17,500 square foot luxurious mansion in Rochester Hills with an estimated $5 million, monstrous collection of over 12 supercars that includes Aston Martin V8 Phantom, 575 Ferrari, Audi R8 Spyder, and Ford GT. Alongside hot wheels, the dominant star is obsessed with Porsches. His gigantic Porsche includes an over-the-top Porsche Carrera GT, a Porsche 911 GT3 and a Porsche GT2 worth $330, 000.
Unlike any other self-proclaimed star, the journey of Eminem is indeed full of contradictions, hardships, and inspiring at the same time. From rags to riches, he has proved that he’s the quintessential music pro that has influenced many and continues to break barriers with his savagely written rapping style.