Notorious BIG Net Worth
The Notorious B.I.G. net worth: The Notorious B.I.G. was an iconic American rapper who had a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. Over the last 20 years since his death, Biggie's estate has ballooned to be worth an estimated $160 million thanks to posthumous album releases, re-releases, licensing deals and more. The Notorious B.I.G. was born Christopher George Latore Wallace in New York City in 1972. He was raised in Brooklyn. The Notorious B.I.G. released "Ready to Die", his debut album, in 1994 and instantly became a force in the East Coast hip hop scene. He exploded the profile of East Coast hip hop at a time when West Coast hip hop was dominating the mainstream music scene. The rivalry between the two coasts soon turned ugly. The Notorious B.I.G and West Coast rapper Tupac were a the center of the feud between the East Coast and West Coast hip hop. Animosity reached a boiling point on March 9, 1997 when BIG was killed in a drive-by shooting outside of a Los Angeles museum. He was in Los Angeles to attend the Soul Train Music Awards. "Life After Death", his double – disc set was released 16 days after his death. The album rose to number one on the U.S. album charts and, in 2000, it became one of the few hip hop albums to be certified Diamond. The Notorious B.I.G. was known for the loose, easy flow of his rapping, his dark lyrics seemingly drawn from his own life, and his ability to tell stories in his rap songs. Since the death of The Notorious B.I.G., two more albums have been released.