Eazy-E net worth: Eazy-E was an American solo rapper who also performed in the hip hop group N.W.A. Known as the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap", he had an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. Eazy-E was born, Eric Wright on September 7, 1963 in Compton, California. Wright dropped out of high school in tenth grade, but later received his GED. He supported himself primarily by selling drugs, and at the age of 23, Wright had allegedly earned as much as $250,000 from dealing drugs. Striving for a better life, he ventured into the hip-hop scene where his popularity grew rapidly. He started recording songs in the mid-1980's in his parent's garage and by 1987, Eazy-E was a member of the group N.W.A. with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren, and Arabian Prince. N.W.A. was formed when Ruthless Records signees, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube wrote "Boyz-n-the-Hood." The group's compilation album "N.W.A. and the Possee" was released on November 6, 1987 and would go on to be certified Gold in the US. Eazy-E's debut album," Eazy-Duz-It," was released on September 16, 1988 and featured 12 tracks. It sold over 2.5 million copies and reached number 41 on the Billboard charts. He went on to build a successful career with N.W.A. writing and performing hit songs, including seven of the eighteen songs on the hit album, "Niggaz4Life". In 1991, N.W.A. began to split up after Jerry Heller became the band's manager. Heller appeared to look after Eazy-E's interests ahead of the other band members and Dr. Dre eventually asked Eazy to release him from the Ruthless Records contract. Eazy refused and the impasse led to a heated feud between the two band mates. The fued eventually led to Dre's release from Ruthless Records, but Dre continued to attack Eazy in his track, "The Chronic", with Eazy firing back with the EP, "It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa". The 1993 album contained pictures of Dre wearing lacy outfits and makeup from his time in the Electro-hop band, World Class Wreckin' Cru. On February 24, 1995, Eazy-E was admitted into Cedars Sinai Medical Center with what he believed to be asthma. Instead, he was diagnosed with AIDS. He announced his illness in a public statement, on March 16. Eazy's sexual activity resulted in not only contracting this fatal disease, but also seven children with six different women. He died one month after his diagnosis at the age of 31. During the weeks before his death, Eazy made amends with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. He is buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.
There are some reports that Eazy-E was worth as much as $35 million during his lifetime. This might have been true at the absolute peak of NWA's success when Ruthless Records was earning approximately $10 million per month on record sales. Unfortunately, Eazy's lavish spending and poor business habits caused his fortunes to dip towards the end of his life. He owned a mansion in Calabasas, California that he purchased for $1.1 million in 1991. That house was left to his wife Tomica after his death. Unfortunately the house was lost to foreclosure just nine months later.