Sean Paul Net Worth: Sean Paul is a Jamaican Grammy-winning dancehall, rapper and reggae artist who has a net worth of $12 million dollars. Sean Paul is a DJ and reggae singer, who rose to fame with the Dutty Cup Crew before embarking on a solo career. He has released four successful solo albums, and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning one in 2004.
Born Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques on January 9, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, he broke into the pop mainstream in 2002 with Dutty Rock. Prior to entering the mainstream, he first started scoring hit singles in Jamaica in 1996 and steadily attracted international attention eventually becoming a dancehall superstar. Although his education and athletic skills were enough to land him a prosperous career, dancehall music (particularly crafting rhythm tracks) was Paul's first love and his true calling. It didn't take him much time to become a DJ, after which he also started writing his own songs, patterning his style largely after Super Cat and finding a mentor in Don Yute. He saw the release of his debut single, "Baby Girl," in 1996, which proved a significant success. The single was just a forerunner of further Jamaican hits like "Nah Get No Bly (One More Try)," "Deport Them," "Excite Me," "Infiltrate," and "Hackle Mi." It was in 1999 that Sean Paul has actually started to make inroads to American audiences. His first collaboration was with fellow dancehall hitmaker Mr. Vegas on a production for rapper DMX titled "Here Comes the Boom." Paul went on to score a Top Ten hit on the Billboard rap charts with "Hot Gal Today." In the fall of 2000, Paul released his first album, Stage One, on VP Records. The sprawling album included many of Paul's previous hit singles and compilation cuts, among a few brand-new tracks. His subsequent album releases Dutty Rock (2002) and The Trinity (2005) were extremely successful, both of them peaking the Top Ten album chart and featuring a handful of mainstream smashes. His 2009 release Imperial Blaze spawned hit singles like "So Fine" and "Hold My Hand," the latter a duet with Keri Hilson. The most recent Sean Paul's albums Tomahawk Technique (2012) and Full Frequency (2013), again successful, came as another reason for his fans to eagerly look forward to his next project.