How much is DMX worth? $10 million
How did DMX earn his money and wealth?
Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, DMX also known as Earl Simmons was born on 18th December 1970. Simmons went through a rough and abused children and was even abandoned by his parents leading to frequent arrests and growing up in group houses. He was brought up in the Jehova’s Witness Faith. DMX got a kick-start to his career after the praise from Gabriel Grevenstuk of The Source magazine in 1991. Before signing with record label Ruffhouse, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, Unstoppable Force and Three Little Pig were first demos recorded by DMX.He released his first single “Born Loser” under the label.
In 1994 his second release came out with a title “Make a Move” and further he went on to make an appearance in track “Time To Build” with Jay Z and Rule in Geronimo’s debut album in 1995. In addition to the DMX made several appearances on tracks such as Mase singles “24 Hrs. to Live” and “Take What’s Yours”, LL Cool J’s single “4, 3, 2, 1” in 1997 and with other artists such as The LOX. As of 2018, DMX’s net worth is $10 million.
His first debut album came in May 1998 with a title “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” which was a sensational hit. The album sold more than five million copies and debuted as number one on Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S. DMX became the first rapper to have released two #1 albums in the same year as his second album “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” also debuted as number one on Billboard 200 and it went on eventually to be certified Platinum for times.
DMX released his third album “… And Then There Was X” on 21 December 1999, which was certified Platinum and was third consecutive debut on Billboard 200, making it his best-selling album. His single “Party Up”, became his first Top Ten hit on the R&B charts which was the most popular single from the album. His fourth album “The Great Depression” featuring his hit singles “Where Tha Hood At” and “Get it on the Floor” was his fourth consecutive album which debuted as number one on Billboard and was certified triple platinum.
DMX has had an illustrious with over 70 million copies sold. In the year 2000 and year 2001, he won American Music AwardsFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. He also has nominations for Grammy Awards and MTV Music Video Awards. Along with his autobiography “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX” released in 2002, he also has eight films as an actor under his belt. Despite of such career, DMX has not been new to controversies and legal issues surrounding him. From the illegal possession of weapons and drugs to animal cruelty and drug abuse, he has always been involved in them. He even filed for bankruptcy three times since 2009.
What are the highest selling music albums of DMX?
- … And Then There Was X (1999): 4,950,000 copies
- It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot(1998): 4,674,000copies
- Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998): 3,417,000 copies
- The Great Depression (2003): 1,862,000 Copies
- Grand Champ (2003): 1,204,000 copies
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