Eminem is considered to be one of the most influential people in the music industry, hip-hop, to be more precise. He is a rapper, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Especially among hip-hop crowds, he is considered to be the best of all time and surely one of the greatest vocals in overall music. He frequently appears on lists that consist of the best musicians of all time. Some people consider him a wonder that happened in the middle of the industry that was mainly consisting of black artists. Even though that was the case, the became one of the best-selling male artists. He sold more than 172 million albums throughout the world.
Without any doubt, he is one of the influential white rappers of all time. Some consider that the key to his success was him challenging all the stereotypes that were known in rap music. Before he started making big hits and a large amount of money, he was well-known and respected among underground artists. He is best known for his solo career. However, he has a lot of collaborations with various artists like D12 and his collaboration with another famous rapper Royce 5’9. As you may presume, him being one of the most influential musicians of all time means that he earned a lot of money. This was the reason for this article of ours, we wanted to present some of his biography that is lesser-known and his net worth. Without further ado, let us begin.
Eminem was born as Marshall Mathers on the seventieth of October 1972. He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem’s father Bruce left his family and moved to California in order to start a new family. According to Eminem himself, he had a really rough childhood because he was beaten up and bullied pretty often during his school days.
At one point, his family moved to Detroit and he lived in a black neighborhood. He was a victim of racial beatings at that time. Before he found himself in hip-hop, he was interested in storytelling and comic books. Because of this habit, he learned many things about the English language that helped him throughout his later career.
Ultimately, he dropped out of high school when he was 17 years old and started working on many different jobs in order to help his family pay the bills. His mother mistreats him pretty often. So, whenever she was out of the house, he would play the music and start writing his songs. In the end, all things about his music ended well for him.
At the age of 14, Marshall started performing with his childhood friend Mike. He was a part of several rap groups like “Soul Intent” or “New Jacks”. His rapping started when he was 16 years old. Throughout his career, he won several awards for his music, especially for songs like “Airplanes” and “Not Afraid”. His first solo album was released in 1996 and was titled “Infinite” and was a really big failure. According to critics, his style was not good and some of them even stated that he is not cut out for hip-hop. The next year is the major year in his music career.
In that year, he met Dr. Dre who was interested in working with him on his next album. In 1999, the public had the pleasure of listening to “The Slim Shady LP” that even went platinum. This was the start of a successful hip-hop career. Today, a huge chunk of the public considers him to be the best rapper ever or at least alive rapper. Throughout his career, he collaborated with a plethora of artists like Rihanna, 50 Cent, Ed Sheeran, Little Wayne, etc.
Eminem’s net worth in 2020 is estimated at $210 million. His net worth placed him on a high-ranked place on the list of the richest rappers ever. A vast majority of his wealth was earned by him selling his music and touring. Naturally, he even produced some songs for his colleagues like Jay-Z. Also, he even starred in several movies, with “8-mile” his semi auto-biographical movie being the most popular of the lot. He isn’t even that old. We are certain that his career will continue to grow in the future.