How much is DJ Clue worth? $13 Million
How did DJ Clue earn his money and wealth?
The stage name of Ernesto Shaw is DJ Clue. He is a disk jockey, radio personality, record producer and popularly known for his street-level mixtapes such as “The Professional” (1998), which brought him international success. The DJ was born on 8th January 1975 in Queens, New York City USA. He is the fourth child in a middle-class family and his parents divorced when he was 12. After finishing his local high school, he did not go to college, rather started working for a radio company. At the start of his career, he was interested in rapping and hip-hop and was recognized as MC Drama. He stood as the front-man of a rap group from Queens, where during one of his rehearsals, he realized that he was more into making his own beats, considering himself as an artist. And in the next year, he became one of the most popular DJs in the New York City, when he released his first tape “Clue #24” (1990).
The uniqueness in his mixes attracted more and more fans, motivating “Clue” to produce 200 mixtapes within 7 years. This popularity made him connect with Jay-Z’s “Roc-a-Fella Records”, releasing his first major-label debut- “The Professional” in 1998, which displayed the renowned people of the rap industry such as Mobb Deep, Nas, Ja Rule and DMX with their hits. Meanwhile, he continued increasing his demand through the famous New York hip-hop station, “Hot 97”. Within a short span, he coined his own record label “Desert Storm Records”, which is successfully working till today and adds to his net worth.
In 2001, Clue’s work got a new dimension when he released a second volume, “The Professional 2”. The mixtape presented a versatile collection of the best-known names, hitting #No 1 on U.S. Billboard Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums. After a few years, in 2006 again in partnership with Jay-Z, Clue released his third studio album, “The Professional 3”. The DJ is also primarily known for “Clue For President” (1998), “Clueminatti” and “Show Me The Money Pt.I and II” (1996/7).
Since the last three years, he has been bagging the “Best Mix Tape” award, and now he has his own shows on popular radio stations “Hot 97” and “Power FM” and is considered one of the most dominant club DJs in the world. It is estimated that DJ Clue’s overall net worth is around $12 million, which is acquired from the success achieved by the release of his first mixtape, which sold more than a million copies.
The following realization of his projects “The Professional 2” (2001) and “The Professional 3” (2006) also contribute to his wealth. He has collaborated with artists, like, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Lil’ Mo. He is also the co-director of No Question Entertainment, with business partner, Ken Durro. About his private life and relationships, there is no proper information.
What are the highest grossing albums and songs of DJ Clue?
1-The Professional (1998): $2,097,902
2-The Professional 2 (2001): $1,704,545
3-The Professional 3 (2006): $1,298,701
4- Heartbreaker (1999): $974,026
5-It’s Gonna Be Me (2000): $831,486