Marshall Bruce Mathers, popularly known by his stage name Eminem is one of the most commercially successful rappers. His raw talent and hard work have transformed him into one of the richest rappers of all time. Eminem has a wide mix of income streams from concerts, acting, producing, endorsements, business deals, and album sales. With his popularity and over 100 million album sales, you might be interested in his Net worth. Here is how the successful rapper has built his wealth.
Is Eminem a billionaire?
No, he is not billionaire, yet.
Eminem is one of the richest rappers of all time, with a net worth of $ 230 million. He is 5th rank of the top richest world rappers; this is after Kanye West, Jay-z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre.
Although he is not on the billionaire’s list, he has done a lot, and he once said, “ The truth is you don’t know tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed”, he is a man to watch.
Very few stars have as many album sales as Eminem. His album sales have contributed to $69 million of his net worth. Despite his first album in 1996 being an unqualified flop, his 1999’s album “The Slim Shady LP” went four times viral, amassing $50 million from his fans. Eminem was not content to bask in that success, and one year later, he released “ The Marshall Mathers LP.” The album garnered him over ten million in the U.S only.
In 2002 his performance on ‘The Eminem Show’ took the album to Diamond also. Although his sales began to dwindle after that, he later came out strong in 2013, where ‘The Marshalls Mathers LP 2’ went to double platinum, selling 2.28 million copies.
Eminem is a lead artist in music singles with 58 million copies sold. His top-selling single was ‘Love the way you lie,’ featuring Rihanna in 2010. This song went to Diamond, and he managed to earn $2.8 million from the 12 million units sold. Other top single sales include ‘Not afraid’ and Lose Yourself.’
Although singles sell about 10% of the full album, $15 million of Eminem’s net worth are from singles.
Concerts are always a big draw for artists. The ‘ Anger Management’ tour since
2000 to 2005 earned almost half a billion. Although Eminem only kept 17% of that money, he still cleared over $81 million. From 2010 to 2012, he headlined the ‘Recovery Tour,’ which earned $80 million in ticket sales. Eminem managed to keep 85%, totaling $68 million, a very healthy pay for the rapper.
Youtube is increasingly a big source of income for celebrities nowadays, and it is not any different for Eminem. The channel earned the star solid earnings even after he stopped recording new music and giving tours.
Eminem has over eight billion views on Youtube. Putting into perspective that youtube pays $7.60 in ad revenue for every 1000 views, it is a huge bump into his net worth.
Most rich celebrities dabble in the business world, and Eminem is no exception. Eminem owns Shady Records music production label, Fat Eminem Burger, and ‘Pure Wonder Eminem,’ a vodka brand.
He also owns a fashion line, the ‘Eminem Seduction’ and a perfume called ‘With Love from Eminem.’ This and several other businesses earn the star up to $50 million.
Eminem’s net worth from Producing, Acting, and Appearances
Eminem has earned roughly $2 million from making appearances in talk shows, news shows, and other Tv venues.
In production, Eminem has taken in $800,000 from his Tv and movie production business. He has produced documentaries like 50 Cent, The New Breed and Eminem, and others.
Eminem has also taken up the acting role, appearing in four films, a video game, and two tv shows. His most lucrative role was in 2002 in ‘8 Mile’.