Shad Moss also known as Bow Wow, is a multi-talented artist having ventured into rapping, acting and hosting television programs. He was earlier known as Lil’ Bow Wow and had released his first album at the young age of 13 in 2000. Here is a quick analysis of Bow Wow’s net worth.
Born in Columbus, Ohio as Shad Gregory Moss, he was interested in rap since the age of three. He was born to Alfonso Preston Moss and Teresa Rena Caldwell. His first attempt at rapping was with the moniker, “Kid Gangsta” at the age of six. Being a big fan of N.W.A from childhood, he dreamt of being a professional rapper. His life was upturned when he was noticed by Snoop Dogg in 1993 while he was performing in a concert in Los Angeles. It was Snoop Dogg who named him “Lil’ Bow Wow”.
His professional career started way before his first album as he met the record producer Jermaine Dupri in 1998 when he was just 11 years old. One of his song “The Stick Up” appeared in the soundtrack of the movie “Wild Wild West” which he collaborated on with his mentor Dupri.
His stage name was Lil’ Bow Wow before he decided to drop Lil’ in the year 2012 about which he said that there were too many Lil’ rappers and that he was growing older now and was irritated with the Lil’.
His family has been supportive of his career choice since his childhood. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his mother. Shad Moss was earlier engaged to Erica Mena and also in a relationship with Ciara. He has a daughter named Shai Moss with Joie Chavis who was born on April 27, 2011.
Bow Wow debuted at the age of 13 with his first album titled “Beware of Dog”. The album featured artists like Snoop Dogg and Xscape. The album was certified platinum on a sale of two million copies in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
He released his next album in 2002 titled “Doggy Bag” which peaked most of the charts throughout the country. This album was also certified as platinum. After the release of the album, he dropped the Lil’ in his name and changed it to Bow Wow.
His first release in the new name was the 2003 album “Unleashed.” The debut single of the album “Let’s Get Down” feat Birdman was one of the most popular songs of the year. This album was certified Gold in the year 2003 itself. It was his first album outside his common mentorship of Jermaine Dupri.
In the subsequent years, he released many albums namely “Wanted” (2005), “The Price of Fame” (2006), a collaborative album with Omarion, “Face Off” (2007), “New Jack City II” (2009).
Shad Moss also ventured into acting debuting with “Carmin: A Hip Hopera” and landed his first leading role in the 2002 movie, “Like Mike”. For his role in the movie, he was nominated for the Best Breakthrough Performance (Viewer’s Choice) at the Black Reel Awards. He was also nominated for Best Performance in Feature Film award at Young Artists Awards.
His song “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)” had won him Billboard Music Award Rap Single of The Year and BET Award (Viewer’s Choice).
His name also appears in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for being the youngest rapper with a Number 1 hit.
Net worth of Bow Wow
As an American prominent rapper performer, record producer, television host, and actor Bow Wow has an estimated Net Worth of about $2 million.
Shad Moss’ latest album which has not released yet is titled NYLTH. In the meantime, he has released another collaborative album, various mixtapes and singles.