Ray J is a multi-talented artist since he is an actor, singer/songwriter, and a television personality. He is a brother to actress Brandy Norwood and a cousin to Snoop Dogg. Ray J started off his career when he was just eight years old by making appearances in TV commercials and even appearing in the Sinbad Show.
He is partially responsible for the Kardashian popularity as he and the former girlfriend Kim Kardashian made a
sex tape that went public in 2007 which triggered the popularity of Kim. From a child actor to a world-famous Raj J career has can be best described as success hence someone might get curious about Ray J net worth as of 2018. Well, here is Ray J net worth and a few things you probably don’t know about Ray J.
Born William Ray Norwood Jr. was born in the state of Mississippi in Pike County in an area called McComb in 1981. He is the son of Sonja Bates- Norwood and Willie Norwood and a brother to Brandy Norwood the multi-platinum recording artist and the first cousin to Snoop Doggy. He grew up in Los Angeles California.
Today Ray J is the husband to princess Love whom he married back in 2016, and together they star on Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood.
Ray J career in the entertainment industry started off at an early age of 8 when he started appearing in television commercials. He was even part of The Sinbad Show where he played the foster son that’s in 1993 and 1994 and also made an appearance on United Paramount Network (UPN) series Dorian between 1999 and 2001.
Ray J ventured into music when he was signed to Elektra Records and released his debut album in 1997 know as Everything You Want. The tracks in the album fall under R&B, Hip Hop and Urban genres. The album peaked at position 56 on U.S Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Some of the tracks in the album are “Let It Go”, Everything You Want”, among others. Over his music career, Ray J has released three other studio albums. This Ain’t a Game is his second studio album released in 2001 and peaked position 21 on Billboard 200 and position 9 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album has sold around 300,000 copies and some of the hit singles in it are “Wait a Minute” and “Formal Invite”. Raydiation is his third studio album released in 2005 and peaking at position 48 on Billboard 200.the album to date has sold around 400,000 copies. His fourth album is titled All I Feel released on 2008 featuring hit singles such as “Sexy Can I” and ‘Gifts”. It has sold around 250,000 copies.
Apart from music Ray J has participated in a number of films and some of the films where he has been featured are Christmas at Water’s Edge (2004), Envy (2005), A Day in the Life (2009), Switchin’ the Script (2012), Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (TV Movie) (2015), among others.
On television work, he and her sister started a reality show called For the Love of Ray J (2009–2010), and Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business (2010–2011). Other television shows which he has been part of recently are Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Main Cast (2014–present), Driven To Love (2016), Notorious Himself (2016), Leave It To Stevie Himself (2016), Celebrity Big Brother Himself (2017) among others.
On awards and achievements: Ray J hasn’t been able to officially receive an award but from being a child star to a world famous celebrity that’s an achievement.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Ray J’s net worth currently stands at $6.5 Million. It’s reported that Ray J salary annually is $1 million. Ray J net worth fortune has been made through the sale of music, but much of it has been made through his participation in television shows. Brand endorsement is also another booster to Ray J net worth fortune.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Ray J
Apart from being a musician and a television personality how much more do you know Ray J. well here are a few things about Ray you probably don’t know.
1. He contributed to the rise and growth of Kim Kardashian empire indirectly through a
pornographic home video which was released in 2007 to the public though he and his ex-girlfriend made it in 2003.
2. It’s rumoured that Ray J was dating Whitney Houston as they were very close during her end years and at the same time he was also dating Kim Kardashian.
3. He is the pioneer of reality TV.
4. He once tried to date Halle Berry, but she turned him down nicely.
5. Snoop Dogg is not just a cousin but a first cousin to be precise.
Ray J net worth shows you he has really worked his way up from being a child actor to the world star he is today. We wish him well in 2018-2019 and all the best.