Nas Net Worth
Nas net worth: Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, known professionally as Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and investor who has a net worth of $70 million. As you probably know, Nas first gained international acclaim as a hip-hop artist. In recent years he has gained additional acclaim (and wealth) as an investor in technology companies like Dropbox, Lyft, Genius and Pluto TV.
Early Life: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones was born in Brooklyn on September 14, 1973. His father, Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III), is a jazz and blues musician from Mississippi. His mother, Fannie Ann was a U.S. Postal Service worker from North Carolina. He has a brother, Jabari Fret, who raps under the name Jungle and is a member of hip hop group Bravehearts. Nasir is an Arabic name meaning "helper and protector," while "bin" means "son of" in Arabic. As a young child, Nas and his family relocated to the Queensbridge Houses in the borough of Queens. At the age of four Nas picked up a trumpet and began to play. By the age of nine, Nas was being influenced by the emerging genre of rap. His parents divorced in 1985, and he dropped out of school after the eighth grade. He educated himself about African culture through the Five Percent Nation (a splinter group of the Nation of Islam) and the Nuwaubian Nation. As a teenager, Nas enlisted his best friend and upstairs neighbor Willy "Ill Will" Graham as his DJ.
Career: Nas went by the nickname Kid Wave at the beginning of his career. Eventually, he changed his stage name to Nasty Nas. In 1991, Nas performed on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque." In mid-1992, Nas was approached by MC Serch of 3rd Bass, who became his manager and secured Nas a record deal with Columbia Records during the same year. Nas made his solo debut on the single "Halftime" from MC Serch's soundtrack for the film Zebrahead. Nas's rhyming skills attracted a significant amount of attention within the hip hop community.
Nas's debut album, Illmatic, was released in 1994. The album spawned several singles, including "The World Is Yours," "It Ain't Hard to Tell," and "One Love." Illmatic was awarded best album of 1994 by The Source. Nas's second album It Was Written, was released in 1996. Two singles, "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" (featuring Lauryn Hill) and "Street Dreams," were instant hits. These songs were promoted by big-budget music videos directed by Hype Williams, making Nas a common name among mainstream hip-hop. It Was Written featured the debut of the Firm, a supergroup consisting of Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown, and Cormega.
Signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label, the Firm began working on their debut album. Halfway through the production of the album, Cormega was fired from the group. Cormega subsequently became one of Nas's most vocal opponents and released a number of underground hip hop singles "dissing" Nas, Stoute, and Nature, who replaced Cormega as the fourth member of the Firm. Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album was finally released in 1997 to mixed reviews. The album failed to live up to its expected sales, despite being certified platinum, and the members of the group disbanded to go their separate ways.
During this period, Nas was one of four rappers (the others being B-Real, KRS-One and RBX) in the hip-hop supergroup Group Therapy, who appeared on the song "East Coast/West Coast Killas" from Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath. Nas went on to release nine more albums: 1999's I Am…, 1999's Nastradamus, 2001's Stillmatic, 2002's God's Son, 2004's Street's Disciple, 2006's Hip Hop Is Dead, 2008's Untitled, 2012's Life is Good, and 2018's Nasir. He has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and six MTV Music Video Awards. He has been nominated for three BET Awards and won one.
Venture Capitalist: Over the years, Nas has maintained a strong interest in new technology. He eventually founded his own Venture Capital firm which he called QueensBridge Ventures. QueensBridge has made dozens of investments that typically range in the $100-$500,000 range. The fund receives over 100 pitches per month from new firms seeking capital. Some of QueensBridge's biggest hit investments include Dropbox, Lyft, SeatGeek, General Assembly, Robinhood, Casper, Pill Pack, Pluto TV, and Genius. Nas had a small slice of equity in Ring which Amazon acquired in 2018 for $1.1 billion. In 2019, Viacom acquired Pluto TV for $340 million.
Personal Life: On June 15, 1994, Nas's ex-fiancée Carmen Bryan gave birth to their daughter, Destiny. She later confessed to Nas that she had a relationship with his then-rival rapper and nemesis Jay-Z. Nas also briefly dated Mary J. Blige.
In 2005, Nas married R&B singer Kelis in Atlanta after a two-year relationship. On April 30, 2009, a spokesperson confirmed that Kelis filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Kelis gave birth to Nas's first son on July 21, 2009. The couple's divorce was finalized on May 21, 2010. In 2018, Kelis accused Nas of being physically and mentally abusive during their marriage. Nas replied to the accusations on social media, accusing Kelis of attempting to slander Nas in the time of a custody battle and accusing Kelis of abusing his daughter, Destiny.<s
IRS Issues: In September 2009 the Internal Revenue Service filed a federal tax lien against Nas for over $2.5 million, seeking unpaid taxes dating back to 2006. By early 2011 this figure had ballooned to over $6.4 million. Early in 2012 reports emerged that the IRS had filed papers in Georgia to garnish a portion of Nas's earnings from material published under BMI and ASCAP until his delinquent tax bill was paid.
Salary Highlights: Between September 2017 and September 2018, Nas earned $35 million. Between September 2018 and September 2019, Nas earned $19 million.
Real Estate: In early 2002, Nas purchased a home in Atlanta suburb of McDonough, Georgia for $659,000. The 3,592 square foot home was built in 1999 and has two bedrooms, three full and one-half bathrooms, and a swimming pool.
In mid-2007, Nas and his then-wife Kelis purchased a home in Los Angeles for $1.6 million. The 3,207 square foot home was built in 1947 and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 14, 1973 (46 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.765 m)|
|Profession:||Record producer, Actor, Songwriter, Poet, Rapper, Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Screenwriter, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|