Method Man Net Worth
Method Man Net Worth: Method Man is an American hip-hop recording artist, music producer, and actor who has a net worth of $14 million. He is perhaps best known as a member of the East Coast hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman.
Early Life: Clifford Smith Jr. (aka Method Man) was born on March 2, 1971, in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. He took his stage name from the 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also known as Method Man. Smith divided his childhood between his father's Long Island home and his mother's home in the Park Hill section of Clifton, Staten Island, locally known as Killa Hill. He attended New Dorp High School, where he became friends with the rapper Remedy. He has two sisters, Terri and Missy.
Career: He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, which was formed in Staten Island in 1992. Its original members included RZA and rappers GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Killa. He was one of only two members to get a solo song on the group's debut album "Enter the Wu-Tang" ("36 Chambers") and he was the first to release a solo album under the Clan's unusual contract which allowed its members to release albums under any record label. Method Man signed with rap label Def Jam Recordings. Method Man's solo debut, "Tical" (1994), was critically acclaimed and well-received, entering the American charts at #4 and eventually selling in excess of one million copies. The album contained the song "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By," which won Smith a Grammy Award with Mary J. Blige for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. During this time Method Man also became close friends with fellow New York City-based rapper The Notorious B.I.G. and was the only guest rapper featured on his debut album "Ready to Die."
Method Man has released six solo albums: "Tical" (1994), "Tical 2000: Judgement Day" (1998), "Tical 0: The Prequel" (2004), "4:21… The Day After"" (2006), "The Meth Lab" (2015) and "Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium." With the Wu-Tang Clan, Smith has released eight albums: "Enter the Wu-Tang" (36 Chambers) (1993), "Wu-Tang Forever" (1997), "The W" (2000), "Iron Flag" (2001), "8 Diagrams" (2007), "A Better Tomorrow" (2014), "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" (2015), and "The Saga Continues" (2017). Smith has released three albums in collaboration with Redman: "Blackout!" (1999), "How High" (2001), and "Blackout! 2" (2009). He also released an album called "Wu-Massacre" in 2010 with Ghostface Killah and Raekwon.
Method Man has appeared in the motion pictures "Belly," "How High," "Garden State," and has had minor roles in "The Wackness," "Venom," and "Red Tails." He has also had a recurring role on HBO's "Oz," as Tug Daniels, as Calvin "Cheese" Wagstaff on the HBO drama series "The Wire," and as Rodney in HBO's "The Deuce." He also appears in "The Last O.G." on TBS.
In 2007, the writers of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). In 2012, The Source placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.
Method Man is the first of the Wu-Tang Clan to produce a series of graphic novels for Hachette Book Group USA's imprint Grand Central Publishing.
In 2017, he became the co-host (with Hailey Baldwin) of a celebrity battle rap show "Drop the Mic."
Legal Issues and Controversies: Smith has had his share of legal troubles: In 2007, he was arrested in New York City on marijuana charges. His SUV was pulled over for having an expired inspection sticker. The arresting officer noticed two blunts and a plastic bag containing marijuana in plain view. Upon further inspection, more marijuana was found under the driver's seat. Method Man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of marijuana, DWI, and driving an uninspected motor vehicle. He reached a plea agreement to perform community service including rapping to young kids about the dangers of drugs.
On October 5, 2009, Method Man was arrested at his home in Staten Island for income tax violations. He was accused of failing to file income tax returns for the state of New York between 2004 and 2007 and owed nearly $33,000 in taxes. On June 28, 2010, Method Man pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to a conditional discharge and paid a $106,000.00 fine.
On the controversial side of things, he had a personal and publicized conflict with TV talk show host Wendy Williams on "The Breakdown," an internet show on Onloq.com. In another skirmish, during a concert in 2006, he criticized Sean Combs' decisions on "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter" album, saying that Biggie never would have worked with some of the subpar rappers. In yet another controversy, he was cast on a Fox sitcom, "Method & Red" (2004), but after only a short time the show was canceled, causing Method Man to complain in the press, bemoaning the network's decision to add a laugh track. Before the show even aired for the first time, he was telling fans not to bother watching it.
On May 17, 2007, Method Man was arrested in New York City for marijuana possession.
Personal Life: He became engaged to Tamika Smith in 1999, and they married in 2001. His son Raekwon Smith played football for Stony Brook University and is a member of the graduating class of 2020.
Real Estate: In 2001, Method Man's home in Staten Island, New York was featured on "MTV Cribs." He still lives in this home today. The house is a modest two-bedroom, two-bathroom home that is just right for his family.
|Net Worth:||$14 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 2, 1971 (49 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.905 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Master of Ceremonies, Songwriter, Rapper, Record producer, Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|