William Leonard Roberts II was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on January 28, 1976. Carol City, Florida is where he grew up. He graduated from Miami Carol City Senior High School and received a football scholarship to Albany State University, a historically black institution.
Rick Ross’ Career
Ross was a correctional officer for 18 months, starting in December 1995 and ending in June 1997. Teflon Da Don was Ross’ stage name when he made his debut. In the mid-2000s, he changed his name to Rick Ross. Rick Ross, the former drug lord, was the inspiration for his stage name.
In 2006, he released his first song “Hustlin,” which sparked a bidding war. He was approached by Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment and Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. with offers. Ross eventually signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Def Jam Records, which is owned by Jay-Z.
He released his first album Port of Miami later that year, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album list. Trilla, Ross’ second album, was released in 2008. It was also the first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 list.
Ross launched the Maybach Music Group record label in 2009, which published his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind, Hood Billionaire (both in 2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017), and Port of Miami 2 (2017). (2019). Ross was also the first artist to be signed to Ciroc Entertainment, Diddy’s management business.
Ross Was Crowned the Hottest Mc in the Game by Mtv in Early 2012.
Snoop and Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party, a famous VH1 programme, featured Ross. In the show, he was teamed with Martha Stewart to cook.
Legal Concerns of Rick Ross
Ross has had run-ins with the law in the usual sense — he’s been arrested for firearms and drugs, and he’s also been sued by a number of other musicians. Ross was arrested in January 2008 on allegations of possessing a firearm and possessing marijuana. Ross’s lawyer questioned Officer Rey Hernandez, the Miami Beach officer who arrested Ross, why his case was put to the gang task force during a deposition. Ross claimed association with Triple C’s (called Carol City Cartel) and other known gang members, according to the officer. Ross’s gang connection was not established by the police.
DJ Vlad, a YouTube personality, filed a lawsuit against Ross for assault and violence in August 2008. Vlad said Ross set up an ambush on him at the 2008 Ozone Awards in Houston, Texas, for questioning him about his previous work as a correctional officer.
In June 2010, “Freeway” Ricky Ross filed a copyright infringement case in federal court in California against Ross for exploiting his name. On December 30, 2013, the Supreme Court decided in favour of rapper Rick Ross, allowing him to maintain his given name due to a First Amendment finding.
Personal Experiences of Rick Ross
Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes Roberts, and Billion Leonard Roberts are Ross’s four children.
Rick Ross is a devout Christian, and he said in an interview with Corey “Coco Brother” Condrey on Lift Every Voice that “no matter what I go through, I never doubt God.” Furthermore, Ross said that he prays every time he performs on stage.
Ross and his fiancée were the victims of a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on January 27, 2013, while celebrating his 37th birthday. Ross and his girlfriend were unharmed, but in an effort to flee the shooting, they crashed their vehicle into an apartment.
Ross Was Engaged to Lira “Galore” Mercer for a Short Time in 2015.
Ross was chastised in 2017 for saying in an interview that he would “end up f*cking [her] and f*cking the company up” if he signed a female rapper. Ross promptly issued an apology on Facebook, calling his remarks “insensitive” and a “mistake [he regrets].”
Highlights of Rick Ross’ Earnings
Since 2007, we’ve been keeping track of Rick Ross’ income and net worth. He’s been quite busy. The following is a year-by-year breakdown of his earnings:
$2 million in 2007
$3 million in 2008
$6 million in 2009
$5 million in 2010
$6 million in 2011
$9 million in 2012
$6 million in 2013
$7 million in 2014
$9 million in 2015
ten million dollars in 2016
$11 million in 2017
– $4 million in 2018
$5 million in 2019
$83 million in total
Rival rapper 50 Cent arrived on the Ed Lover morning show in February 2009 with a copy of Rick’s financial breakdown collected during a child support case during a child support lawsuit. These records demonstrated that Ross’ genuine financial situation at the time was far from the picture he wanted to project. Ross claimed to have three automobiles:
A $55,000 Maybach from 2004
A $30,000 rented 2007 Cadillac Escalade
A $30,000 Infinity Q56 from 2006.
Ross also revealed that he possessed $45,000 in jewellery, implying that all of the stuff he wore in his films and on television was either phoney or borrowed. His monthly mortgage payments were $9,700, and he said he spent $7,000 more each month than he earned.
Purchasing Real Estate of Rick Ross
Ross paid $5.2 million for a 10,000-square-foot beachfront house in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2012. The Mediterranean-style three-story residence includes eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, and two half-baths.
Two master bedrooms, a theatre, a gaming room, a complete bar, an elevator, and a pool with a bar and spa are among the features of the home. The home, which sits on almost half an acre and has 150 feet of private shoreline in Fort Lauderdale’s Seven Isles neighbourhood, was built on nearly half an acre. He listed the house in 2014 for $9.25 million and sold it in 2016 for just more than $6 million.
Ross made news in 2014 when he paid $5.8 million for a 54,000-square-foot, 109-room estate on 235 acres near Atlanta that had formerly belonged to boxer Evander Holyfield. It is said to be Georgia’s biggest residence. There are 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms in the residence.
Rick Ross paid $1 million for an extra 87 acres of property near his suburban Atlanta estate in October 2020. His total acreage now stands at 322. His land has been called “Promise Land.”