How much money does Nas have?
Nas has a net worth of $70 million as an American rapper, composer, actor, entrepreneur, and investor. Nas rose to international prominence as a hip-hop artist, as you surely know. “Illmatic,” his debut album from 1994, is largely recognized as one of the best albums in hip-hop history. He’s acquired more recognition (and fortune) as an early-stage company investor in recent years. Nas has a track of making successful early investments, notably in the technology sector. Dropbox, Coinbase, Ring Lyft, Genius, and Pluto TV are some of Nas’ early tech investments.
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones was born on September 14, 1973, in Brooklyn. Olu Dara, his father, hails from Mississippi, and Fannie Ann, his mother, hails from North Carolina. His father is a jazz and blues guitarist. His mother is a postal worker with the United States Postal Service. Nas has a brother, Jabari, who is also a rapper who goes by the stage name Jungle. Jabari is a member of Bravehearts, a hip-hop group. Nas began playing the trumpet at the age of four. Nas discovered rap when he was nine years old. In 1985, he and his parents split. Nas dropped out of eighth grade
Nas played on Main Source’s “Live at the Barbeque” in 1991. Nas signed a record deal with Columbia Records in mid-1992, due to his then-manager, MC Serch. Nas made his solo debut on the tune “Halftime” from MC Serch’s soundtrack for the film Zebrahead. Nas’s rhyming abilities drew a lot of attention from the hip-hop scene.
Illmatic, Nas’s debut album, was released in 1994. Illmatic recorded a number of songs, including “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” “One Love,” and “The World Is Yours.” The Source named Illmatic the greatest album of 1994. In 1996, Nas released his second album, It Was Written. “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” (with Lauryn Hill) and “Street Dreams” were also immediate hits. The Firm, a supergroup consisting of Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown, and Cormega, made their debut on It Was Written.
Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label signed The Firm, and they started working on their debut album. Halfway through the album’s recording, Cormega was sacked from the band. Nature has joined the Firm as the Firm’s fourth member. The Firm features Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature. The album received mixed reviews when it was released in 1997. Despite its platinum certification, the album failed to chart, and The Firm split.
Nas went on to release nine additional albums: I Am…, Nastradamus, Stillmatic, God’s Son, Street’s Disciple, Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, 2012’s Life is Good, and Nasir in 2018. He has received 13 Grammy Award nominations and six MTV Music Video Award nominations. He has been nominated for three BET Awards, and one of them has been awarded to him.
Nas worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda and others on “Wrote My Way Out,” which appears on The Hamilton Mixtape, in November 2016.
Nas’ daughter Destiny was born on June 15, 1994. Carmen Bryan, Nas’s ex-fiancée, is Destiny’s mother. Carmen is eventually revealed to have an affair with Nas’ foe and rival, Jay-Z.
Nas dated Mary J. Blige for a short time.
In 2002, Nas’ mother, Fannie Ann, died.
Nas married singer Kelis in Atlanta in 2005, after two years of dating. Kelis filed for divorce in April 2009, when seven months pregnant, alleging irreconcilable differences. On July 21, 2009, Kelis gave birth to Nas’ son Knight. The divorce between the pair was formalized on May 21, 2010. Nas was accused of being physically and mentally abusive during their marriage by Kelis in 2018. Nas has accused Kelis of engaging in “extremely aggressive behavior and verbal abuse” as well as “physical violent attacks” against him. The ex-relationship couples are still tumultuous. Kelis, who has now remarried and given birth to a second son, refuted Nas’ claims that she is keeping Knight from him.
Nas reunited with his ex Carmen Bryan in June 2020 to celebrate their daughter Destiny’s 26th birthday in a gesture of family togetherness.
Problems with the Internal Revenue Service
Nas was hit with a federal tax lien for approximately $2.5 million in September 2009, claiming unpaid taxes dating back to 2006. His tax debt had risen to more than $6.4 million by early 2011. The IRS had filed proceedings to garnish a portion of Nas’s earnings until his outstanding tax obligation was settled in 2012, according to sources.
Highlights from Earnings
Nas earned $35 million between September 2017 and September 2018. Nas earned $19 million between September 2018 and September 2019.
Nas paid $659,000 for a house in the Atlanta neighborhood of McDonough, Georgia in early 2002. Built-in 1999, the 3,592 square foot home offers two bedrooms, three full and one-half bathrooms, and a swimming pool.
Nas and his then-wife Kelis bought a $1.6 million property in Los Angeles in mid-2007. The house, which is 3,207 square feet in size and includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms, was built in 1947.
Nas paid $3.5 million for a home in Calabasas, California in November 2021. The land is 10 acres in size.