Nas Bin Olu Dara Jones, also known as Nas, who is a multi-talented person, showed his talent in various fields. He is a famous American Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, and Hip-hop artist. He made his name known all over the world with his amazing talents.
If you are looking for how much is Nas’ net worth, then you have come to the right place. Here, you can not only know about his net worth but also about his career.
Nas Net Worth
Nas, alias Nas Escobar and Nasty Nas, has released 12 albums since 1994, out of which seven albums are certified as Platinum and multi-platinum in the U.S. As of 2021, Nas net worth is estimated at $70 million, considering the fact that he is also an amazing early-stage investor, who invested in technologies like Dropbox, Coinbase, Genius. Most of the wealth ha acquired came from his famous albums like “Illmatic,” which is regarded as one of the greatest albums in the history of Hip-Hops.
Nas was born on September 14th, 1973, in Brooklyn Borough of New York City. He was born to American African parents. His father, Olu Dara, is a jazz and blues musician in Mississippi. While his mother, Fannie Ann (1941-2002) was a U.S. Postal Service worker. Nas has only one sibling, Jabari fret, who is also a rapper like Nas, part of Broken hearts hip hop group. Jabari played all his albums under the name of Jungle.
Nas was initially called “Kid Wave” when he was younger. At the age of 4, Nas started his career by picking up trumpets and began to play. Later at the age of 9, he discovered his new fetish for rapping, and that’s where his life took a turn. At an early age, both of his parents divorced, which made him drop out of school after eighth grade in 1985.
Nas’s entire career revolves around songs related to Hip-hop. In 1989, Nas met up with Large Professor, with his help Nas performed on Main Source’s “Live at the Barbeque”. In the mid-1992, MC Serch of 3rd Bass became manager for Nas and secured Nas a record deal with Columbia Records.
Nas made his solo debut on “Halftime” in 1992 under the name of “Nasty Nas” from MC Serch’s soundtrack for the film “Zebrahead”. Below is the list of his accomplishments in detail.
1998 to 1994 – Nas made his Underground Beginnings and Illmatic along with Halftime solo debut.
1994 to 1998 – Nas parted ways with MC Serch and appointed Steve Stoute as his new manager. In this timeline, he made many guest appearances on albums such as Do or Die, Infamous, Only Built for Cubin Linx. Nas made his second album It Was Written. Later he made two singles, namely “If I Ruled The World” and “Street Dreams”.
2001 to 2006 – Nas made “Ether” to criticize Jay-Z back, who indeed first criticized Nas calling him fake. In this timeline, Nas became a victim of many criticisms and hate though he never lost his confidence.
2006 to present- In this timeline, he became popular by investing in companies, which gave him a name as an early-stage investor.
Nas made his first start-up company, Venture Capital firm in Queens Bridge Venture Partners and became a co-founder. His firm’s investments made a lot of profits by investing in the range of $100000 to $500000, which in return returns 100 pitch pre-capital.
Nas has a daughter, “destiny,” who was born on June 15, 1994, to his ex-fiancee Carmen Brya. Nas Broke up with Carmen when he found out about her relationship with his rival enemy Jay-Z which led to a serious feud between both the men. Nas lost his mother, Fannie Ann Jones, in 2002.
Later Nas has dated Mary J. Blige and Nicki Minaj for a short time. He then married R&B singer Kelis in Atlanta in 2005 after being in a relationship for 2 years. On April 30, 2009, Kelis filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Kelis gave birth to his son, Knight, in the same year. They later divorced in 2010 and got separated. Nas still has custody over his son and often brought him to some events.
On June 20, 2020, he reconciled with his ex Carmen Bryan in a family show of unity to celebrate his daughter Destiny’s 26th birthday.
He purchased a house of 3,592 square feet which was built in 1999. This house consists of two bedrooms and three full and one-half bathrooms, along with a swimming pool. Nas bought this house in the Atlanta suburb of McDonough in the early years of 2002. He bought Georgia for $659,000 worth.
When Nas was still married to Kelis, he along with his wife bought a house in Los Angeles in 2007 for 1.6 million dollars. This 3,207 square feet house was built in 1947 which consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
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