Net Worth: $2 Million
- Source of Wealth Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor
- Nationality United States
About Heavy D
Jamaican-born American actor, rapper, record producer, singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, Dwight Arrington “Heavy D” Myer had an estimated net worth of $2 million. The hip-hop’s original overweight lover parlayed an eminently likable persona and strong MC skills into a surprisingly lengthy career, in tandem with his backing group the Boyz. Best known for his wit, humour and positive vibe, Heavy D was just as broad — he was able to mix elements of R&B, reggae, dance, and pop into his music, but his raps were quick-tongued enough that he avoided the accusations of selling out that dogged many other crossover successes of his era. Moreover, he was an all-around talent — an agile dancer, a naturalistic actor, and an astute businessman who eventually became a label executive. Even after his tenure as a pop hitmaker had effectively ended, he maintained a solid, steady level of popularity all the way through the ’90s, and his albums kept on going gold. Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers in Jamaica in 1967 and moved with his family to Mt. Vernon, NY, as a young child. Myers died on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 44.