Marshall Bruce Mathers III, aka Eminem, is regarded as the world’s fastest rapper. He is a gifted songwriter, rapper and record executive and producer. Eminem has been an inspiration to many artists in the field. He uses alter egos to produce different sounds during the rap. One of his most famous vary ego is Slim Shady. With the worldwide sale of 220 million albums, Eminem is now one of the best selling music artists all the time. Billboard named him as the “Artist of the Decade” (2000-2009). He also owns a channel called Shade 45 on Sirius XM Radio.
Eminem: Early Life
The only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae “Debbie”, Marshal Bruce Mathers III was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 17, 1972. Eminem’s parents were working in a band named Daddy Warbucks. Later his father commonly known as Bruce, left his family and moved to California. During his early years, Eminem and his mother shifted a lot, never staying at one place for more than a year. His friends and family, regard Eminem as a happy child. Eminem was a bit of loner and other children used to bully him. During his teens, Eminem used to write letters to his father, but they all came back.
Back then, Eminem was somewhat more interested in storytelling and aspired to be a comic book artist. Later he found hip hop and the rest is history. The first rap song he heard was “Reckless” which was a gift from his uncle and music mentor, Rohin Polkinharn (Debbie’s Half brother). The songs by Eminem illustrate his whole life while growing up with his mother, who had a bizarre personality. During high school, Eminem started making rap songs with his friend Mike Ruby.
In 21-year-old music career, Eminem has been through several ups and downs. He got his big break with “The Slim Shady LP” just before he was about to quit music. His single “My Name is” from this album made a mark in his career and established him. The previous album “Infinite” by Eminem just sold a few hundred copies. This failure probed him to use altar ego in his next album, which indeed turned the tables. Throughout his music career, Eminem released ten solo studio albums. He was a part of D12 before its disband.
In 2002, Eminem made his debut as an actor in a film named, 8 Mile. This movie depicted his life during his early years of becoming a rapper. Eminem also published a non-fiction book called Angry Blonde in November 2002. His autobiography ‘The way I Am’ was published on 21 October 2008. His mother’s autobiography, “My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem” was published in November 2008.
Eminem: Net Worth
In 2020, the multi-platinum producer, rapper, songwriter and actor Eminem has a net worth of $230 million. Each year there is an increase of about $10 -$20 million in his net worth. All this makes him one of the highest-paid rapper around the world. Eminem earned all this only while doing his solo concerts and world tour. If we take his writing and acting into account, then his estimated net worth would be around $380 million. If you enjoyed reading this article and do not wish to miss any updates, stay tuned!