Ray J Net Worth and The Truth About His Relationship With Kim Kardashian

What is Ray J’s net worth?

Net Worth:
‎$14 Million
Income Sources:Actor and rapper
Age/Date of Birth:
40 years old (Jan 17, 1981)
5 ft 6 in
1.7 m
Last Updated:

Ray J is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, television personality, actor, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $14 million

Ray J comes from a family of musicians. He is Brandy’s brother and Snoop Dogg’s first cousin. This undoubtedly contributed to his early start.

Ray J began to chase his dreams when he was just 8. He began to audition for TV commercials. His first appearance on TV was on ‘The Sinbad Show’ as the foster son in 1993- 1994. He played ‘D-Money’ on UPN.

He ventured into music in 1995, with the album, ‘Everything You Want’. A single from this album, ‘Let It Go’ was #25 in the U.S. It had been recorded for a movie, ‘Set It Off’. After his deal with Electra Records was terminated, Ray J bounced back with a colab with sister Brandy title ‘Another Day in Paradise’.

Income and Earnings From Film and TV

Ray J has acted in a number of films and TV Shows. His first TV Show was ‘The Sinbad Show’. He also acted on ‘Moesha’ (Brandy’s show), and on ‘One on One’. He featured in a reality show, ‘For the Love of Ray J’ in 2009. It followed a group of women who were competing to become Ray’s girlfriends. It aired for 2 seasons, resulting in a spin-off, “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business”. He hosted a reality game show series titled ‘Bad Girls All-Star Battle’. Ray J in 2014 began starring as one of the main cast on “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”.

He has appeared in films like ‘Christmas at Water’s Edge’, ‘When We Were Colored’, ‘Mars Attacks’, ‘Envy’, ‘A Day In The Life’, ‘Steel’, and ‘The Enemy Within’.

His Music Career

He released his debut album at age 14, ‘Everything You Want’. He also released ‘This Ain’t a Game’, ‘All I Feel’, and ‘Raydiation’. Ray J released a soundtrack to his show, ‘For the Love of Ray J’ which had the same title. He has also worked with top artists like Timbaland, The Neptunes, and R. Kelly.

Ray J released an album titled ‘All I Feel’. One of the singles, ‘Sexy Can I’ was #3 on the Top Singles chart for 6 weeks. In 2013, he released ‘I Hit It First’ debuting at No. 51 on the Billboard 100. The song was allegedly directed at Kim Kardashian, his ex-girlfriend.

Ray J founded a recording label known as ‘Knockout Entertainment’. He produces his own music via the label in addition to working with his sister Brandy and Shorty Mack. Ray J and Brandy also manage the family’s production company, named R&B productions.

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Highlights of His Career:

Everything You Want (1997)
This Ain’t A Game (2001)
Raydiation (2005)
All I Feel (2008)
For the Love of Ray J (2009)
A Day in the Life (2009)


  • The Enemy Within (1994)
  • Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored (1995)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
  • Christmas at Water’s Edge (2004)
  • Envy (2005)
  • Kim Kardashian, Superstar (2007)
  • Switchin’ the Script (2012)
  • Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
  • Raydemption: The Visual Album (2018)
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Relationship With Kim Kardashian And Sex Tape Earnings

Ray J started dating Kim in 2003 following her divorce from music producer Damon Thomas. The relationship lasted for only three years as the pair split for reasons that are unknown.

That, however, was not going to be the last time the two would make headlines as just a year after their split, a sex-tape of the couple, which was made in 2003, was released to the public.

Once the tape leaked, it resulted in Ray J and the Kardashian’s rise to stardom. Actually, it was Ray who sold it to Vivid Entertainment. Kim Kardashian sued him and the company. She later withdrew the charges and settled for a $5 million payment.

Ray J arguably made most of his money from the infamous sex. The Home Video earned him royalties, up to $90,000 every 3 months, which is about $360,000 annually. The video, which is now more than 10 years old, still brings in income. The royalties are managed by Vivid Entertainment. His royalty tends to receive a boost anytime Kim is trending on the news. Ray J believes that he and Kim are the pioneers of reality TV stating that they both have “been there from the start”.

Ray J

Ray J’s Woes

William Norwood, Jr. has had a number of problems with the Law. He once punched Fabulous in the face leading to his arrest. He also assaulted a police officer in 2014 following an incident at a hotel in California. He received a warning for driving while talking on his phone the same year.

Is Ray J Married to Anyone?

Ray J is currently married to Princess Love. They tied the knot in August 2016 at a star-studded wedding at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in Los Angeles.

The couple also both star on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood where they can be seen sharing their day to day activities as well as their issues with the public. It was well documented that the couple was having a had time getting pregnant.

Profile Summary 
First Name: William
Last Name:Norwood Jr.
Estimated Net Worth:
‎$14 Million
Actor and rapper
Last Updated:
Also Known As:
William Ray Norwood Jr.
Ray J
Singer, rapper, television personality, actor
Famous For:his sex video with then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian.
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Carson Senior High School
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
40 years old (Jan 17, 1981)
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Birth Place:
McComb, Mississippi, U.S.
African American
Country of Residence:
The United States
Physical Attributes
5 ft 6 in
1.7 m
In Kilograms – 74 kg
In lbs – 163 lbs
Eye Colour:
Dark brown
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
chest–biceps - 104 cm-38 cm-84 cm
Marital Status:
Princess Love (m. 2016)
Family and Relatives
Willie Norwood
Mother:Sonja Norwood
Melody Love Norwood (b. 2018)
Epik Ray Norwood (b. 2019)
Siblings:Brandy Rayana Norwood - sister
Other Relatives:
Snoop Dogg (cousin)
Sasha Banks (cousin)
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Chuck Dez
Chuck is a personal finance and entertainment writer with over 15 years of experience covering famous biographies, personal finance, celebrity net worth, and celebrity lifestyles. He loves the process of researching new information, discovering and learning new things, as well as putting into words, interesting things others might like to read. When he's not talking about the future of media, business or entertainment, you'll find him watching films, reading or spending time with his wife and kids


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