What is Bow Wow's net worth? ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ star says 'nobody tells me how to spend my money’
Bow Wow dropped his first album ‘Beware of Dog’ in 2000 at the age of 13 and has also made movie appearances
Rapper, actor and TV presenter Bow Wow will soon be seen in the fourth season of ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.’ The 33-year-old hip-hop artist has been one of the most prominent faces of the TV reality show since its first season aired in 2017.
The series chronicles the lives of children of hip-hop legends in Atlanta. In the fourth season, we will see things shaking up between the cast members as they tackle politics, rivalries and grudges amid the pandemic. According to the website Broadway World, we will see Bow Wow facing his past when a mystery woman leaks a shocking secret. The show will also throw light on Da Brat's love story along with other main characters like rapper Waka Flocka Fame and Ayana Fite.
In the first look of Season 4, we saw Bow Wow talking about his money where he was very clear about no one telling him how to spend his own money. While talking about his manager Andy, Bow Wow says, “Andy is the best manager that a guy can have.” In a flashback video, we then see Bow Wow’s manager telling him about the numbers game and how Bow Wow got to go all in to put the music out there. The shot cuts back to Wow where he can be seen telling the camera while referring to Andy, “He just wants me to understand the vision and to make sure I am making smart decisions” adding that “it is not going to happen. Can’t nobody tell me how to spend my money.”
For the unversed, the ‘Let Me Hold You’ hitmaker, whose real name is Shad Moss, dropped his first album ‘Beware of Dog’ in 2000 as Lil’ Bow Wow at the age of 13 under the guidance of Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri. He has released five other studio albums since his debut. Since we are talking about the money and music here, let’s look into Bow Wow’s fortune.
Bow Wow’s net worth
According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, Bow Wow’s fortune stands at $1.5 million. Just like all the other musicians, Bow Wow also earns a major chunk of his money by selling his records, copyrights and royalties. He did make good money from his debut album at the age of 13 as the project sold over 2 million copies in just a year's time. The album eventually sold more than 3 million copies, earning its platinum status. He changed his name to “Bow Wow” and released his second album, ‘Doggy Bag’ in 2002 giving a bigger push to his musical aspirations. He dropped a few other albums and this further increased his bank balance.
Bow Wow’s acting career
Apart from making moolah from his music, Bow Wow also turned towards the silver screen to pocket more money. He made his first movie appearance in ‘All About the Benjamins,’ in 2002 in a cameo role. In the same year, the rapper made his debut as the lead role in ‘Like Mike.’ He was then also spotted in various films but got recognition for his supporting role in the film ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ in 2006. The 33-year-old rapper also appeared in five episodes of the television series ‘Entourage,’ and was also seen on ‘CSI: Cyber’ until the show's cancellation in 2016.
Bow Wow’s luxurious crib
According to People magazine, the rapper still lives with his mom in the 8-bedroom Atlanta mansion which he also shares with his fiancee Erica Mena. Speaking about the same, he had said, “It just makes sense. First of all the house is too big, but I want to make sure my mom is comfortable forever. I remember when I first moved to Atlanta and Jermaine Dupree had the same situation. He took part of the house and his mom had the whole rest of it. I said then that I wanted to have the same set up.” The rapper has taken over the remodelled basement with his fiancee while his mother resides on the main level and second floor.