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Chuck D Net Worth

Chuck D Net Worth

Net Worth: $18 Million

  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Birth Place Queens, New York City, New York, United States
  • Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Gaye Theresa Johnson)
  • Full Name Carlton Douglas Ridenhour
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth August 1, 1960
  • Occupation Rapper, Author, Producer
  • Education Adelphi University, Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School
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About Chuck D

American producer, author, and rapper Chuck D has an estimated net worth of $18 million. He is best recognized as the leader of the rap group Public Enemy which helped in creating socially and politically conscious rap music. Chuck D was included on’s list of Top 50 MCs of Our Time. On the other hand, he ranked 12th of The Source’s list of Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists of All Time.

Also known as Mistachuck, Chucky D, Chuck Dangerous, The Hard Rhymer, The Rhyme Animal, and Carl Ryder, Carlton Douglas Ridenhour was born on August 1, 1960  in Roosevelt, New York, United States. He is currently married to associate professor Gaye Theresa Johnson.

On TV, Chuck D has appeared on shows like Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World, Independent Lens: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, NewsRadio, The Henry Rollins Show, Charlie Rose, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Johnny Bravo, Newsnight and VH1 Ultimate Albums Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

He has also appeared on films such as Quilombo Country, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, The Black Candle, On The Real Off The Record, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Rhyme & Reason, “The Rap Report, Part 2”, and The Doctor. 

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Chuck D's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Estimated earnings from the album The Evil Empire of Everything

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Estimated earnings from the compilation album Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (certified silver by BPI)

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Estimated earnings from the soundtrack album He Got Game

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Contract 1994

Estimated earnings from the album Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age (certified gold by RIAA)

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Estimated earnings from the compilation album Greatest Misses (certified gold by RIAA)

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Estimated earnings from the album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (certified platinum by RIAA, gold by Music Canada, and silver by BPI)

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Estimated earnings from the album Fear of a Black Planet (certified platinum by RIAA and gold by Music Canada and BPI)

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Estimated earnings from the album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (certified platinum by RIAA and gold by BPI)

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Estimated earnings from the album Yo! Bum Rush the Show (certified gold by RIAA)

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