What is Eminem's Net Worth?
Born: October 17th, 1972
Company: Shady Records
Position: Recording Artist
Eminem currently has a net worth of an estimated:
Marshall Mathers/"Eminem"/"Slim Shady" is one of the biggest recording artists in the world. His career sales numbers are staggering - over the course of eight major studio albums, Eminem has sold over 115 million albums and over 120 million singles (worldwide totals). In the United States alone, Eminem has sold over 50 million albums, and that number continues to tick higher with each passing year.
Eminem's longevity is extremely impressive, as he remains one of the world's most bankable recording artists roughly 15 years after the release of his first major studio album.
Here is a breakdown of Eminem's worldwide album sales by release:
Slim Shady LP, 10,000,000
The Marshall Mathers LP, 19,000,000
The Eminem Show, 19,000,000
The Marshall Mathers LP 2, 1,638,000 (to date)
Both "The Marshall Mathers LP" and "The Eminem Show" were certified Diamond in the United States (10 million+ shipped).
Eminem's first album, "Infinite", didn't do much at all and was largely ignored by local area DJs. Marshall "Eminem" Mathers would continue to work low-paying jobs in order to support his family.
Fuelled by the rage generated by his situation at the time, Eminem developed his alter ego, "Slim Shady", and would go on to record "The Slim Shady EP".
Eminem's big break would come in the "Rap Olympics", which was a freestyle rap competition in Los Angeles. While Mathers would end up placing second, he managed to catch the ear of several Interscope Records employees who were in attendance. These employees gave a copy of the "Slim Shady EP" to Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine, who, in turn, gave it to Dr. Dre. Eminem was flown in to meet with Dr. Dre, a recording deal was signed and the rest is history. Dr. Dre took some flack for working with a white artist, but Dre was emphatic in his belief that Eminem was a talented artist and that the color of his skin was irrelevant. Dr. Dre's decision to sign Eminem would turn out to be a very lucrative decision for Interscope Records, Eminem and Dr. Dre.
While Eminem's first Interscope Records release, "The Slim Shady LP", would sell very well (over 5 million units sold in the United States), "The Marshall Mathers LP" was the record that pushed him into superstardom. Sure, the aggressive and offensive (depending on who you ask, of course) lyrics would create a firestorm of controversy, but that notoriety helped push Marshall Mathers' fame into the stratosphere. As they say, there is no such thing as bad press, and people couldn't stop talking about Eminem back in 2000/2001. The "Marshall Mathers LP" would end up selling over 10.7 million copies in the United States alone.
"The Eminem Show" would almost match the stellar sales of "The Marshall Mathers LP", as it ended up shipping almost 20 million units worldwide. The "Eminem Show" was buoyed by the success of Eminem's movie "8 Mile", which would end up earning Mathers an Academy Award for Best Original Song. From 2000-2002, you would have been hard pressed to find an artist that was bigger than Eminem.
Following all of this success, Eminem would end up succumbing to a crippling addiction to an assortment of different drugs that would nearly end up taking his life. There was a 4 1/2 year gap between the releases of "Encore" and "Relapse" as Eminem dealt with his addictions.
In most cases, a major artist taking almost 5 years off would almost certainly result in their demise as a superstar, but Eminem was able to regain his popularity thanks to the well-received release of "Recovery" in June of 2010. That album would end up selling over 10 million albums worldwide, which is an extremely impressive total in this day and age.
Eminem has also released a number of other albums with D12 and "Bad Meets Evil".
A combination of reclusiveness and extraordinary album sales meant that Eminem only made sporadic concert appearances over the years. Many artists earn the bulk of their money through touring, but Eminem has elected to remain close to home and his family. By electing not to tour following the release of each of his major studio albums, Eminem has likely foregone $100 million+ in total earnings.
One of Eminem's greatest financial scores came when he discovered "50 Cent" and signed to Aftermath/Shady/Interscope. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's first two major studio releases, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" and "The Massacre", would both go on sell over 5 million units in the United States alone ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'" would sell over 8 million units in the United States.
In addition, Eminem has parlayed his success into numerous other successful ventures, including Shady Records (acts include Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf) and Shade 45 (radio channel on Sirius XM Radio).
It's important to note that an artist of Eminem's standing and longevity would have an extremely generous deal with his record label.
Also Known As:
Marshall Mathers III
Eminem is worth 2,911 times more than the median US household
If Eminem sold everything that they owned, they could fund the United States' deficit spending for 0.1 days.
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