Rick Ross is an American rapper, producer and CEO who has a net worth of $28 million. And while his net worth might be noteworthy now, it wasn't always so. Before his success in music, Ross briefly worked as a correctional officer in Florida. This was understandingly embarrassing for someone in the street-cred-obsessed world of hip-hop like Rick Ross. Ross has also had trouble with the law in a more traditional sense – he's been arrested for guns and drugs, and has also faced lawsuits from various other people in the music industry. In addition to these entanglements, he has had highly public feuds with fellow rappers like 50 Cent. But you don't make $25 million dollars simply by feuding with other rappers – in Ross' case, he needed to release several top-selling albums to do so. His latest, Teflon Don, debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and his next album, God Forgives, will likely perform equally well. So despite all the controversy surrounding the authenticity of his persona or his "gangsta" credentials, Rick Ross will continue to laugh all the way to the bank. And with a net worth of $25 million, that's a lot of laughing.
In February 2009 rival rapper 50 Cent appeared on the Ed Lover morning show with a copy of Rick's financial breakdown obtained during his child support case. These documents reveal Ross' true financial status and it is far from the image he likes to portray. Ross claims to own three cars: A 2004 Maybach worth $55,000, a leased 2007 Cadillac Escalade worth $30,000 and a 2006 Infinity Q56 worth $30,000. Ross stated that he owned $45,000 worth of jewelry which would have to mean that all the Jewelry he wore in his videos and on TV were either fake or borrowed. His monthly mortgage payments totaled $9,700 and he claimed every month he actually spent $7000 more than he earns. Fortunately Ross is not having those kinds of money problems any more!