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Notorious BIG Net Worth

Notorious BIG Net Worth

Net Worth: $20 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Age Deceased at 24 years old on 1997-03-09
  • Birth Place New York, New York, USA
  • Height 1.88 m (6' 2")
  • Marital Status Married (Faith Evans)
  • Full Name Christopher George Latore Wallace
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth May 21, 1972
  • Ethnicity African American
  • Weight 170 kg (380 lbs)
  • Occupation Rapper
  • Education George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
  • Children 2 (T'Yonna, Christopher George Jr.)
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About Notorious BIG

American rapper and songwriter Notorious BIG had an estimated net worth of $20 million. Born Christopher George Latore Wallace on May 21, 1972, he was also known as The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls. Other names include “The King of New York”, “The Black Frank White”, “Big Poppa”, “Frankie Baby”, and “B.I.”

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he was the only son to parents of Jamaican descent. He was a high school dropout who began dealing crack in the neighborhood, a venture he claimed as his only source of income. During his trip to North Carolina for a routine drug exchange, he ended up in jail and served for nine months behind bars.

His music career began as a rapper during his teenage years. He had recorded hip hop tracks on a tape which was passed around and played at local radio stations in New York. He released his debut album Ready to Die in 1994 which he collaborated with Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy and Mase. With this, he became a central figure in the East Coast Hip Hop scene. He also helped increase the city’s visibility in the genre during that time when West Coast Hip Hop was dominant in the mainstream.

Through his protégé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Wallace has led his childhood friends to achieve success in the charts. He also became more involved in the growing East Coast/West Coast hip hop feud while recording his second album. He met Tupac Shakur, an MC from the West Coast, which soon he became friends with despite the dispute later on in their careers.

On March 9, 1997, Christopher Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. Sixteen days after, his Life After Death double-disc set was released and became No. 1 on the U.S. album charts. In 2000, it was certified Diamond and is one of the few hip hop albums to receive such certification. Two more albums were released since his death and he had certified sales of 17 million units in the US.

Earnings & Financial Data

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Earnings 2017 N/A
Record Sales May. 2017

Debut record sales of the album The King and I with Faith Hill (approximately 9 thousand copies sold)

$11,700
Earnings 2015 N/A
Record Sales Feb. 2015

Record sales of the single Old Thing Back (approximately 550 thousand copies sold)

$715,000
Record Sales Jan. 2015

Record sales of the album Best Night of My Life with American singer and actor Jamie Foxx (approximately 409 thousand copies sold)

$531,700
Earnings 2013 N/A
Sale of Asset Dec. 2013

Selling price of Notorious BIG's apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

$725,000
Record Sales Aug. 2013

Record sales of the album 5.0 with American rapper Nelly (approximately 314 thousand copies sold)

$408,200
Earnings 2012 N/A
Sale of Asset Dec. 2012

Selling price of Notorious BIG's mansion in Water Mill, New York

$10,975,000
Record Sales Jun. 2012

Debut record sales of the album Self Made Vol. 2 with the Maybach Music Group (approximately 98 thousand copies sold)

$127,400
Earnings 2011 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 2011

Record sales of the soundtrack Tupac: Resurrection (approximately 1,766,335 copies sold)

$2,300,000
Record Sales May. 2011

Record sales of the album Last Train to Paris with American rapper and record producer Diddy and American R&B and hip hop duo Dirty Money (approximately 270 thousand copies sold)

$351,000
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 2009

Record sales of the album Fishcale with American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah (approximately 332 thousand copies sold)

$431,600
Record Sales Mar. 2009

Record sales of the soundtrack Notorious: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture (approximately 124,490 copies sold)

$161,840
Earnings 2007 N/A
Record Sales Mar. 2007

First week record sales of the album Ridin' High with American hip hop duo 8Ball & MJG (approximately 50 thousand copies sold)

$65,000
Record Sales Mar. 2007

Record sales of the compilation album Greatest Hits (approximately 851 thousand copies sold)

$1,110,000
Earnings 2005 N/A
Record Sales Dec. 2005

Record sales of the album Duets: The Final Chapter (approximately 1.1 million copies sold)

$1,430,000
Earnings 2003 N/A
Record Sales Jul. 2003

Record sales of the soundtrack Bad Boys II (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 2002

Record sales of the album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse with American rapper Jay-Z (approximately 3.3 million copies sold)

$4,290,000
Record Sales May. 2002

Record sales of the album We Invented the Remix with various artists (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Earnings 2001 N/A
Record Sales Oct. 2001

Record sales of the album Invincible with American singer Michael Jackson (approximately 3,920,500 copies sold)

$5,100,000
Earnings 2000 N/A
Record Sales Sep. 2000

Record sales of the album No Way Out with American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer Puff Daddy (approximately 7 million copies sold)

$9,100,000
Record Sales Jan. 2000

Record sales of the album Born Again (approximately 2.1 million copies sold)

$2,730,000
Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales Oct. 1999

Record sales of American rapper The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut studio album Ready to Die (approximately 4 million copies sold)

$5,200,000
Record Sales Aug. 1999

Record sales of the album Forever with American hip hop recording artist Puff Daddy (approximately 1.1 million copies sold)

$1,430,000
Earnings 1998 N/A
Record Sales Mar. 1998

Record sales of the single Victory with American hip hop recording artist Puff Daddy (approximately 700 thousand copies sold)

$910,000
Earnings 1997 N/A
Sale of Asset Oct. 1997

Selling price of the BMW SUV Wallace was in when he was shot and killed in March 1997

$1,500,000
Record Sales Jul. 1997

Record sales of the single Mo Money Mo Problems (approximately 1,565,000 copies sold)

$2,030,000
Record Sales Jul. 1997

Record sales of the album No Way Out with American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer Puff Daddy (approximately 7.1 million copies sold)

$9,230,000
Record Sales Mar. 1997

Record sales of the American rapper The Notorious B.I.G.'s final studio album Life After Death (approximately 10 million copies sold)

$13,000,000
Record Sales Mar. 1997

Record sales of the single Hypnotize (approximately 1.4 million copies sold)

$1,820,000
Record Sales Feb. 1997

Record sales of the album The Mix Tape, Vol. II with various artists (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
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Earnings 1996 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 1996

Record sales of the album Hard Core with the American rapper Lil' Kim (approximately 5 million copies sold)

$6,500,000
Record Sales Aug. 1996

Record sales of the single Only You with the American R&B group 112 (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Record Sales Jul. 1996

Record sales of the single Gettin' Money with American hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A. (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Record Sales Jan. 1996

Record sales of the album Total with American female R&B trio Total (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1995 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 1995

Record sales of the album R. Kelly with R&B singer R. Kelly ( approximately 5,150,000 copies sold)

$6,700,000
Record Sales Nov. 1995

Record sales of the single Runnin' from tha Police with Tupac Shakur (approximately 35 thousand copies sold)

$45,500
Record Sales Aug. 1995

Record sales of the album Conspiracy with American hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A. (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Record Sales Jul. 1995

Record sales of the album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (usually shortened to HIStory) with American singer Michael Jackson (approximately 20 million copies sold)

$26,000,000
Earnings 1994 N/A
Record Sales Dec. 1994

Record sales of the single Big Poppa (approximately 800 thousand copies sold)

$1,040,000
Record Sales Jul. 1994

Record sales of the single Flava in Ya Ear with American rapper Craig Mack (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
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