Nelly (born Cornell Haynes, Jr., on November 2, 1974 in Austin, Texas) has been rapping and singing since 1993. He was one of the most popular rap musicians during the 2000s and has sold more than 15 million albums in the United States alone. In 2017, Nelly’s net worth was estimated to be $90 million by Celebrity Net Worth . Although he hasn’t released an album since 2013, he continues to earn revenue from his songs and from live performances. As his career goes on, Nelly’s net worth should continue to grow. So how rich will Nelly be in 2021?
Nelly was born Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. on November 2, 1974, to Pamela and Cornell Haynes, Sr. Growing up without a father and being raised solely by his mother proved to be difficult at times for Nelly as he had a series of run-ins with law enforcement. By 1993, at age 19 years old, Nelly began rapping while still working on his father’s farm. In 1996 he met St. Louis producer Jason Jones (also known as J-Dawg) and recorded demo tapes which eventually landed him a record deal with Universal Records that same year.
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Nelly’s career began with his debut album Country Grammar and it was released under Imprint Records on June 27, 2000. In June of that year he received an overall deal with Universal Records worth $2 million by then label head Jason Flom. Nelly contributed vocals to Faith Evans’ Love Like This, which was a minor hit on the R&B charts, reaching #33 and remaining on those charts for two weeks. He also appeared on Mia X’s single Show Me What You Got from her multi-platinum album The Ill Na Na 2: The Fever. This song reached #40 in November 2000 and remained on these charts for six weeks.
Nelly started his acting career by starring in music videos, such as his own song Tip Drill, and Missy Elliott’s The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly). In 2002, he made a cameo appearance alongside Tim McGraw in The Longest Yard and then later starred as a police officer named Mr. Jones in 2005’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ along with 50 Cent and Beyoncé. Nelly appeared on two episodes of CSI: Miami which aired on September 20, 2006 (as Officer Tony Williamson) and October 18, 2006 (as Devon Anderson). In 2015, Nelly announced that he was working on an autobiography titled The One That Got Away which is expected to be released sometime before 2020.
Endorsements and Business Ventures
What’s Next for Nelly? With an endorsement deal with Oakley, three restaurant openings and a new album coming out later in 2016, Nelly is keeping himself busy. Though it’s hard to predict where he will be a decade from now, here are some ways that we could see him impacting society: 1) He’ll Release Two or Three New Albums : With his second studio album already topping charts, and upcoming plans to release one more solo album before working on another group effort with St. Lunatics (E.I., as well as future collaborative albums), there is sure to be plenty of new material coming out of Nelly in 2026.
Awards & Achievements
In 2001, he won his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, for his album Nellyville. He performed with Pearl Jam on April 28, 2005 at Wrigley Field as part of their Eddie Vedder-hosted Rock2Vote concert to encourage people to vote in that year’s election. His collaboration with Kelly Rowland, Dilemma, was ranked #10 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. It is also listed as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500 songs.
Cars And House
Nelly is one of The richest rappers that are millionaires, but he isn’t among hip-hop’s elite. According to Forbes, Drake is a top five highest-paid rapper with $94 million from June 2016 to June 2017. Despite having a net worth which makes him a richer rapper he does not sell out arenas and big venues like Drake and Kendrick Lamar do. He owns at least three houses (in Atlanta, Miami and St. Louis), has various cars (Range Rover, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe) and his private jet has welcomed NBA players along with other stars as guests while they were travelling across different states or countries.
Last Updated on December 26, 2021
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