Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer who has a net worth of $15 million. Chuck D has earned his net worth from his politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as the leader of the rap group Public Enemy. He was born in Roosevelt, New York, a hamlet on Long Island. He attended Adelphi University in Long Island to study graphic design; his father is Lorenzo Ridenhour. He is a member of the board of the TransAfrica Forum a Pan African organization.