Ray J Net Worth
Ray J is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, and actor. He is best known for being the little brother of singer and actress Brandy Norwood. He is also the first cousin of rap great, Snoop Dogg. Recently, Ray J can be seen on the VH1 television reality show, Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood, a reality show about well known artists and music producers as well as up and coming artists, who are trying to pursue their dream of having a career in music and keep their love lives in order. Ray J has grown to be a great influence in the music industry and his continued thriving success shows it. The estimated net worth of Ray J is $6 million.
William Ray Norwood Jr., also known by his stage name Ray J, was born on January 17, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, to Sonja Norwood and William Norwood Senior. Ray J grew up being influenced by the Los Angeles Hip Hop scene as well as the gospel music in the church he and his family attended, where his father was a director in the choir. Ray J’s career started when he was eight years old, when he landed a set of roles as a child actor. His first role was as the character L.J. Beckley in The SinBad Show in 1993. He continued the family legacy of entertainment along with his sister, Brandy Norwood, who is a multi-platinum recording artist and actress. Ray J and his family relocated to Los Angeles in 1983, where the opportunity of becoming a well known entertainer peaked his interest even more. While growing up, Ray J’s interest in singing came from when he would listen to his sister and father sing, which spurred his interest in singing so much, that he began singing in their church. Since his years of starting his career as a singer and actor, Ray J has grown to be a household name. In August of 2016, he married his wife, Princess Love, who is also a personality on Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood. The two recently announced the pregnancy of their first child.
Ray J’s career took off when he was child. His first role was when a played the foster son in The Sinbad Show. Even though this show was taken off of air after the first season, Ray J went on to act in Tim Burton’s science fiction film, “Mars Attack!,” in 1996. During the same year, he went on to play Dorian Long, a character on his sister’s show, Moesha. In 1997, he was cast in a role in the film, “Steel,” alongside Shaquille O’Neal. Along with his talents in acting, Ray J followed his passion of singing by signing to Elektra Records in 1995. He released his album Everything You Want in 1997 and sang “That’s Why I Lie,” on the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack. His talent in singing and songwriting took him into the early 2000’s with a bang. In 2001, Ray J and his sister, Brandy, did the cover for singer-songwriter Phil Collins’, song, “Another Day in Paradise.” During that say year, he released album This Ain’t A Game, through Atlantic Records. This album was such a success that it debuted in the top ten of the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. Ray J continued on his path of success, in 2004, when he was cast in the T.V.-movie Christmas At Water’s Edge, as Alberto Turner. In 2005, he released his album, Raydiation, through his label Knockout Entertainment, but his most successful album came in 2008, when he released, All I Feel. This album was released in a multimillion dollar deal through Koch Records and Shaquille O’Neal’s Deja 34 entertainment company. That same year, Ray J, got more involved with doing reality T.V. He starred in his own reality t.v. dating show in 2008, For the Love of Ray J and in 2010 he and his sister, starred in the reality show, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, a reality series based on Ray J and his family. He also hosted Oxygen’s Bad Girls All-Star Battle, for it’s entire two season run. However, more recently Ray J has been more involved with creating more music, for music lovers. In 2016, he released his fifth album, Smoke Cloud TMG & OHB, which was a collaboration with Mob Group and was exclusively through digital download. His album Raydemption was also released in 2017 and he is a television personality on the VH1 series Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood. Ray J has had a very active career and his many different projects has opened up the hearts of people around the world who are in love with music and reality t.v.
With his career being an active part of his life, Ray J is just as busy in his personal life. Although he is now married to Princess Love, he was once tied to Kim Kardashian, a socialite and reality t.v. personality. However, since then, his marriage to Princess Love is flourishing and they are expecting their first child together. Ray J is a man who has grown in his own skin and it not only shows in his talented career, but in his personal life as well.
Net Worth of Ray J
Since childhood, Ray J, has entertained people and made many fall in love with his talent and drive to be great. Along with his music and acting career, he has played a role behind the scenes as an executive producer on the WE network reality T.V. show, Driven to Date. He has also accomplished being a marketing-focused entrepreneur who has founded brands in technology, hair, and the music industry. His companies has been so successful that he has had exponential growth with well known celebrities, such as, Sean Combs, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown as well as the L.A. Clippers and the Los Angeles Rams. In 2017 he closed a multi-million dollar partnership with Cowboy Wholesale, a leading distributor of consumer electronics, to form Raycon, where he is the overseer of marketing and global branding strategy. The net worth of Ray J is $6 million. He owes much of his success to his singing and acting career as well as his appearances on the VH1 television reality shows, such as, Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood. His entrepreneur handlings behind the cameras in marketing has also helped him grow to be the well known businessman he is today. Ray J is the Renaissance man of modern times and his work ethic shows others what to expect from any project that he is involved in.
Ray J has brought a new meaning to hard work over the years, but his life is not just about work. He has a real passion for his family as well as showing support for humanity. He has never ending support that he shows for breast cancer, education, and sports as well as sponsoring the “Knockout Elite,” basketball team for 9 and 10 year olds. Ray J also sponsors his family charity, the Norwood Kids Foundation, and he influences young teenagers with his visits to classrooms and does workshops to pursue their entrepreneur dreams. Ray J is someone who has influenced generations of children to not only follow their dreams, but to be great and give back to their communities.