How much does Nas earn? And exactly what’s Nas net worth value as of 2018? Nas is a musician, record producer, actor and businessman. Unknown to many, he is also as a protagonist and a mentor of a music program for people who have completed school.
The American based hip-hop artist is known for launching eight debut mixtapes that have been certified both as platinum and double platinum by RIAA. Today he might not be among the biggest names in hip-hop circles, but he is a bigwig when it comes to business thanks to his firm Queensbridge Venture Partners which might soon land him in a position of being the first hip-hop billionaire. So, what’s Nas current net worth and what else don’t you know about Nas?
Nassir Bin Olu Dara Jones alias Nas was born in 1973 in Brooklyn, New York to a musician dad, Charles Jones III and his mum, Fannie Ann who moiled at a mail service. Coming from a family of musicians, his brother, Jabari Fret is also a renowned hip-hop artist. In 1985, Nas relinquished out of school during his 8th standard due to his parents separation.
Nas has been in and out of several relationships but he is also a father of Destiny (1994) whom he got with his former girlfriend, Carmen Bryan and they broke up after she cheated with rapper Jay-Z. He also wedded Kelis in 2005, and they bore a son, Knight (2009) and later divorced in 2010.
He began his career with his stage name, ‘Kid Wave’ before changing it to his new professional name, ‘Nas’. He started out as an underground artist in the late 80’s where he didn’t release his songs officially. Nas first entertained on a live show and was later signed in to Columbian label in 1992, where he released his song, ‘Haltime’. His breakthrough came in 1994 after launching, ‘Illmatic’ which received much acclamation and also topped the Billboard Charts.
After his success, he got signed to Aftermath Studio where he released singles like, ’Dissing’ and collaborated with other artists. In 2001, Nas and Jay-Z conflicted due to relationship issues, and he went on to release, ‘Ether’ which responded to Jay-Z’s criticism. Nas is currently signed to his own label, Mass Appeal and to date he has released mixtapes like Stillmatic (2001), God’s Son (2002), Street’s Disciple (2004), Hip Hop Is Dead (2006), Untitled (2008) and Life Is Good (2012). His recent project was in 2012 when he got himself a private documented platform where he tells more about his lines and gives reviews of his favourite lyrics from other artists.
Nas has made acting debut with the film Black Nativity 2013, Nas: Time Is Illmatic 2014, The Get Down 2016 among others. As of today, he has collaborated with several notable names in the music industry such as The Game, Dj Khaled, Will.I.Am and many more.
On Awards &Achievements: Nas has received many nominations including 13 Grammy Awards and has won 2 Bet Hip Hop Awards and 1 Sports Emmy Award in different categories.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Nas net worth right now stands at $65 million. His net worth figures have been contributed largely by music sales as many of his albums have been certified Platinum to date and as of 2018 he has sold over 25 million records worldwide.
Apart from music, there rumours he might be rich super-rich to the point of being the first billionaire based on his company firm Queensbridge Venture Partners investments. His company has invested in companies such as Rap Genius, Lyft, Dropbox, SeatGeek, and LANDR to name a few and others and if they go public, he is set to be a billionaire. The L.A.-based company Queensbridge Venture Partners investments, in which he serves as a founding partner, One of their recent startup investments, Ring, was picked up by Amazon for a reported $1.2 billion in February 2018. Other of Nas worth booster is his studio, game shoe shop Fila and his investments in Appeal Magazine and endorsement deals with companies such as Hennessey.
6 Facts You Need To Know About Nas
Being a fan of Nas and maybe having watched Time Is Illmatic documentary you might say courageously that you know everything there is to know about Nas. However, if you consider yourself as a hip-hop historian then read six facts you probably don’t know about Nas.
1. He once hailed insults to 2Pac on a DJ Clue mixtape.
2. In 1996 2Pac and Nas met at MTV VMAs and it didn’t go so well as they confronted each other.
3. Jay Z reconciled with Nas all thanks to Biggies former manager Mark Pitts.
4. Have you ever looked at the cover of Illmatic? Well, originally it was supposed to have Nas hold Jesus Christ in a headlock.
5. The Netflix hip-hop drama The Get Down character Ezekiel Figueroa is voiced by Nas.
6. His daughter Destiny was listed as an executive producer in his Stillmatic 2001 album.
Nas worth is just a reflection of how successful he has become as an artist and also as a businessman. In 2018 we can definitely expect more from him considering he shows no signs of slowing down.