Dr. Mason Durelle Betha, aka Mase, is an American rapper, songwriter, TV personality and inspirational speaker with an estimated net worth of $16 million. He got his start in the world of rap music with Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records. He recorded a highly-regarded album that was produced and distributed by Bad Boy Records, but soon left the industry (in 1999) to become a religious preacher and inspirational speaker. Mase returned to the music world in 2004 and recorded an album, entitled "Welcome Back." As was the case with his earlier album, "Welcome Back" was produced and distributed by Bad Boy Records. Mase quit the music industry for a second time when he could not get released from his contract with Sean Combs. He returned again in 2009 and recorded a third album, "I Do the Impossible." Mase is currently a free agent and is attempting to get a performance contract with a new record label.