Born Cornell Iral Haynes Jnr., Nelly, 40, is undoubtedly one of the most successful rappers in the U.S. He is also an actor and entrepreneur. Nelly’s net worth is $60 million according to the latest rankings.
Nelly Net Worth: How he made his money
Nelly lay the foundation for his success in high school, where he began rapping with a group called ‘The Lunatics’. He later signed with Universal records and released his solo debut album 4 years later in 2000. Impressively, the title-track, ‘Country Grammar’ became a top ten hit, peaking in the Billboard 200. It still remains Nelly’s most sold album to date.
His next 4 albums were also successful, making it to the top 3 on the Billboard chart. Many of his singles made it to the top 20 while 4 made it to number 1 spot.
So far, Nelly has released 7 albums, and is currently working on the 8th. He has sold over 20 million records in his music career. He has also won two Grammys from his music, the first was in 2003 for his single ‘Hot in Herre’ from the album ‘Nellyville’, and the second was in 2004 for his hit song ‘Dilemma’,which featured Kelly Rowland.
Nelly Net Worth: Nelly’s several projects
Nelly couples music with several other projects. He has two clothing lines, ‘Vokal’ and ‘Apple Bottoms’. He is a co-owner of NASCAR and Bobcats Basketball Holdings, LLC, which owns and operates the Charlotte Bobcats, an NBA team. He is also a co-owner of Pimp Juice, a drink that was inspired by his song with the same title. Nelly has signed to represent brands like Nike and Ford.
Nelly Net Worth: Nelly’s career in screen and film
Nelly has appeared on a number of TV shows, including, ‘The World Series of Poker’ and ‘CSI: NY. His TV show ‘Nellyville’ began airing in November 2014. He began to air his own TV show, ‘Nellyville’ which is also the title of one of his albums in November 2014. The show is all about his career and how he raises his kids.
Nelly made his debut movie appearance in ‘Snipes’ where he played the role of an upcoming rap star. This was a reflection of where he was at the time in his music career. His next movie was ‘The Longest Yard’ where he played Earl Megget, a prisoner who gets recruited to play for a football team that competes against prison guards. Nelly had played football since he was a kid, therefore the role was personal and easy for him.
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Nelly founded a charity called ‘4Sho4Kids Foundation’. It raises awareness and funding for various health issues that affect children.
Felony Drug Charges
In April 2015, cops stopped Nelly tour bus in Tennessee. The bus allegedly did not display the proper tickets, causing the cops to conduct further search which lead to the discovery of meth, marijuana and guns. Nelly was charged for possession of hemp and drug paraphernalia while Brian Jones, a passenger in his bus was arrested for possessing a handgun. Both were put in Putnam County jail before being released on a $10,000 bail bond.