Ray J Net Worth
Ray J net worth and salary: Ray J is an actor, music producer and rapper who has a net worth of $6 million. Born William Norwood, Jr. in Mississippi but raised in California, Ray J is the younger brother of singer Brandy, and the cousin of rap artist Snoop Dogg. He first began his career in acting, appearing on television shows such as The Sinbad Show for its singular season, big sister Brandy's show, Moesha, and One on One. He made appearances in films as well, including Mars Attacks!, Steel, and Envy. At the age of fourteen, Ray J released his debut R&B album Everything You Want, following up with subsequent albums, This Ain't a Game (2001), Raydiation (2005), All I Feel (2008). Ray returned to television in 2009 with For the Love of Ray J, a reality dating show on VH1, which has aired two seasons and spawned a spin-off show, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, which will air in April, 2010. Ray J also released For the Love of Ray J, a soundtrack to his reality television show of the same name. In 2004, Ray J founded his own recording label, Knockout Entertainment, which has released music for artists such as Brandy, Shorty Mack and Ray J himself. Ray J has worked with other top name producers and recording artists such as R. Kelly, Timbaland, Lil Kim and The Neptunes.
Kim Kardashian "Home Video" Royalties: According to Steve Hirsch, the President of Vivid Entertainment, Ray J typically earns $90,000 every three months in royalties for his "home video" with Kim Kardashian. That equates to $360,000 per year which is pretty impressive considering the tape is now over a decade old. When Kim is in the news, as with her wedding or her naked appearance on the cover of Paper Magazines, Ray J's royalties have been known to jump to as much as $50,000 per week. After filing a lawsuit, Kim herself was paid a one-time $5 million lump sum settlement for her role in the tape back in 2007.