What is DMX’s Net Worth?
DMX’s net value is estimated to be -$1 Million as of June 20, 2022. Why? We’ll talk about that later.
DMX is a force in hardcore rap. Due to his early childhood experiences, DMX was forced into a life of legal troubles. He creates music that is reflective of his faith and his upbringing.
DMX’s debut was at number 1 in the rap music industry. This is a rarity. He is also the fifth most-sold rap artist in the United States.
Earl Simmons was born in Baltimore on December 18, 1970. His family moved to Yonkers in New York where he was raised. Earl’s father died young and his mother was abusive. He had a chaotic childhood that was violent and violent. Earl was forced to live in group homes, and his mother abandoned him at a young age.
Earl had many running-ins with law enforcement during his teens and was frequently violent. His survival on the streets led to him being in and out of prison and engaging in drug and alcohol abuse at an early age. His salvation came in the form of hip hop. He began as a DJ and human beatbox before moving to rap.
Ruffhouse, Columbia’s subsidiary signed DMX to a deal in 1992. The single “Born Loser”, his debut single, was also released. This seemed like a promising beginning for DMX. However, the company did not promote his single and he was quickly released from his contract.
He released Make a Move again in 1994. However, he was soon arrested for drug possession.
Three years later, DMX signed a contract with Def Jam in 1997 and appeared with artists like LL Cool J or Mase. The third single, “Get at Me Dog”, was released in the same year. This hit became a huge success on the rap/dance charts and DMX became a well-known artist.
His debut album, which was released in May 1998, debuted at number one on the pop charts. Since then, DMX sold over 74,000,000 albums, 17.1 Million in the United States alone. He has recorded seven studio albums as well as five compilation albums. His appearances in movies include Never Die Alone.
DMX does a lot of record-producing, in addition to his acting and rapping. Bloodline Records was founded by DMX and Def Jam in 2000. This label focuses on hip-hop and R&B artists of the future. The label currently has Nyla, Word One, and a few other artists signed.
DMX quickly became a household name in the freestyle rap scene, and he was soon featured in The Source Magazine’s Unsigned Hype column.
Despite the successes, DMX experienced in both music and film his legal issues continued to follow him throughout his life. DMX filed for bankruptcy several times and currently owes more than $1.2 million in child support.
As a result of this, DMX’s net worth has clearly suffered, and currently sits at -$1 million.
These are the top highlights from DMX’s career.
- It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot (1998)
- Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)
- …And Then There Was X (1999)
- The Great Depression (2001)
- Grand Champ (2003)
- Year of the Dog… Again (2006)
- Undisputed (2012)
Five Surprising Facts about DMX
- A devout Christian who reads the Bible daily.
- He is the father of 15 children. The youngest was born in 2016.
- DMX is currently a Transitional Deacon and hopes to be an ordained Pastor.
- There are multiple legal issues involving him, including drug possession as well as animal cruelty.
- His name is derived from the digital drum machine, DMX.
Favorite Quotes from DMX
“I don’t have the energy or time to concentrate on anything negative. I don’t have time or energy to focus on anything that isn’t going in the right direction.
“Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. That is my life’s theme. You have to be able to choose between them. I know both sides of the fence.
“I am content with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God has given me .”