Nelly (born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and business person. He is known as one of the Top Artists of the Decade by Billboard and the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history by RIAA. As of 2021, Nelly has a net worth of nearly $40 million US dollars.
So, hey guys in the following article we are going to know about one of the most inspiring and best-selling American rappers, Nelly. We will discuss Nelly’s Biography, age, height, sources of income, what is the exact net worth of Nelly? and how he became a popular rock star.
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. was born on 2nd November 1974, in Austin, Texas, United States. His father Cornell Haynes was an Air Force officer and mother, Rhonda Mack was a house maker.
When he was only seven, his parents divorced and Nelly moved to University City, Missouri with his mother. He became interested in hip hop music while in high school and formed a music group “St. Lunatics” with his school friends.
The group performed in several festivals and events in their local area. Very soon they became popular in Missouri and the surrounding areas. Later, the group suggested him to launch his solo career.
In 1999, Nelly began his solo career and signed a record deal with Universal Music Group. After joining the group, Nelly released his debut single Country Grammar (Hot Shit). That song was a huge success and peaked at number #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Right after a year, the group released Nelly’s debut album Country Grammar. The album became a commercial success, peaking at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. Later, the album was certified 9x platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 2002, Nelly released his second studio album, Nellyville which also became a huge success of his career. Nellyville debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold over 7.6 million records worldwide.
Later, the album was certified 6x platinum by RIAA and album’s lead single “Hot in Herre” became a number-one hit song. With the back-to-back superhit songs, Nelly gained worldwide recognition and a huge fanbase.
In 2004, he released two albums Sweat and Suit which debuted at number one and two positions respectively on the Billboard albums chart. Both the albums became extremely popular sold over 5 million records worldwide.
After that, Nelly released several top-charting albums and singles with many Record Labels. That includes Brass Knuckles, Stepped on My J’z (feat. Ciara), Body on Me (feat. Akon and Ashanti), Here I Am (by Rick Ross), Party People, Just a Dream, Gone, and Move That Body.
He has won numerous prestigious awards and nominations throughout his career including three Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, and a BET Award.
Nelly Net Worth
According to Celebritynetworth as of 2021, Nelly has an estimated net worth of nearly $40 million dollars.
He earns between $10 – $20 million every year from music and endorsements. In the last two years, Nelly lost more than 20 million dollars in his net worth due to some legal issues.
A huge part of Nelly’ income comes from album sales, music shows and tours, television appearances, and businesses. He also makes additional millions by promoting brands on social media channels and selling merchandise.
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- Net Worth: $40 million
- Age: 45 years
- Height: 5 ft 8 in
- Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor
- Partner: NA
- Nationality: United States of America