Net Worth $30 million
Nas is an American rapper with an estimated net worth of $30 million. He is 5’9″ and weighs 170 pounds. Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones AKA Nas was born on September 14, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York. Nas discovered a love for hip-hop as a young child, and by eighth grade had dropped out of school to pursue a career as a rapper. After a few years of honing his craft in the gritty New York underground hip-hop scene, he signed with Columbia Records in 1992 and released his first single “Halftime.”
In 1994, Nas shot to fame with the release of his debut album Illmatic, which was a critical and commercial success garnering a number of chart-topping singles including “The World Is Yours” and “One Love.” Sophomore album It Was Written followed in 1996 to similar success with hit tracks “If I Ruled The World” and “Street Dreams.” Over the next decade, Nas established himself as one of the biggest names in hip-hop with a number of well received albums including God’s Son (2002) and Life Is Good (2012), as well as several accolades including more than a dozen Grammy Award nominations.
Outside of music, Nas has also appeared in several films such as Belly (1998), In Too Deep (1999) and Black Nativity (2013). As of 2013, the rapper has a number of projects in the works including a sneaker line and a new magazine Mass Appeal. He is also busy back in the studio working on his twelfth studio album, slated to be released in 2014. Nas has been involved in a highly-public feud with fellow NY rapper Jay-Z since 2001, in which the two insult each other through song lyrics. He was married to singer Kelis from 2005 to 2010, and they have one son together. He also has a daughter from a past relationship.