What Is Nas Networth

Nas is an American rapper, actor, composer, businessman, and investor. Currently Nas Networth is $70 million. One of the most famous voices in hip-hop, Nas, real name Nasir Jones, is a well-known American rapper and businessman. Over the course of three decades, his music career has been characterized by both critical and commercial success. One of the all-time best hip-hop albums is often considered to be Nas’s first album, “Illmatic” (1994). Its sophisticated production, intricate lyrics, and vivid narrative raised the bar for the genre. The album had a significant effect on a generation of musicians and helped define the sound of East Coast hip-hop in the 1990s.

Nas went on to record a number of well-received albums after “Illmatic” became popular. “It Was Written,” is one of the famous catalogues that ranked first. He sang a super hit song like “If I Ruled the World.” Nas has received recognition for his ability to tackle social and political concerns and his abilities as a lyricist throughout the years. His art serves as a voice for his community as it often examines African American culture, urban living, and personal hardships.

Nas has achieved great success as a venture capitalist in addition to his music career. In order to invest in technology firms, he co-founded QueensBridge Venture Partners. A string of profitable investments in a variety of businesses, including a significant early stake in cloud storage company Dropbox, have characterized this entry into the digital sector. Other profitable firms that his company has backed include the well-known ride-sharing app Lyft, the stock trading software Robinhood, Coinbase, Ring, and Pluto TV.

Early Life

Born in Brooklyn on September 14, 1973, is the date of birth of Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones. Fannie Ann, his mother, is from North Carolina, and Olu Dara, his father, is from Mississippi. His father plays jazz and blues instruments. His mother is employed with the USPS. Rapper Jabari, better known by his stage name Jungle, is Nas’s brother. Jabari is one of the Bravehearts’ hip-hop members. When he was just four years old, he started taking an interest in playing trumpet.

Nas was nine years old when he first became aware of the then-new genre of rap. 1985 saw the divorce of his parents. After completing the eighth grade, Nas left school.

Beginning Of Music Professional

Nas appeared on “Live at the Barbeque” with Main Source in 1991. Nas’s then-manager, MC Serch, helped him get a record contract with Columbia Records in the middle of 1992. The song “Halftime” from the Zebrahead soundtrack, which MC Serch composed, marked Nas’s solo performance. Nas gained a lot of notoriety in the hip-hop scene because of his exceptional rhyme abilities.

1994 saw the release of Nas’s first album, Illmatic. Illmatic is a record that has many songs, such as “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” “One Love,” and “The World Is Yours.” The Source named Illmatic as the album of the year 1994. 1996 saw the release of Nas’s second album, It Was Written. Two songs, “Street Dreams” and “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” (with Lauryn Hill), were immediate successes. The supergroup, which consisted of Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown, and Cormega, made their debut on It Was Written as well.

Aftermath Entertainment, owned by Dr. Dre, signed The Firm, and they started recording their first album. In the middle of recording the album, Cormega was let go by the group. Nature joined the Firm as its fourth member. Presenting The Firm: Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature In 1997, the album was released to a mixed reception. The Firm broke up because of the album’s poor sales, even though it was certified platinum.

In the years that followed, Nas released nine additional albums: I Am…, Nastradamus, God’s Son, Stillmatic, 2006, Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, 2012, Life is Good, and Nasir, released in 2018. Six MTV Music Video Awards and fifteen Grammy Awards have nominated him. He has won two BET Awards and had ten nominations.

The song “Wrote My Way Out,” which can be heard on The Hamilton Mixtape, was a collaboration between Nas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and other artists in November of 2016. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Nas took home the Best Rap Album trophy for his 12th album, King’s Disease. It was his first Grammy. King’s Disease III, released in 2022, was his fourth album in a row produced by Hit-Boy.

Venture Capitalist

Nas has always had a deep curiosity about and understanding of cutting-edge technology. He is a co-founder of Queens Bridge Venture Partners, a venture capital business.

Over the years, Queens Bridge has made several investments, some of which have seen significant value increases. The usual range of the firm’s assets is $100,000 to $500,000. More than 100 new companies looking for funding submit proposals to the fund each month.

When Ring was purchased by Amazon in 2018 for a sum of $1.1 billion, Queensbridge owned a small portion of the company. For his investments in Ring and Pill Pack, Queensbridge received $40 million from Amazon. Pluto TV was purchased by Viacom in 2019 for $340 million.

Investors in Coinbase’s 2013 Series B round, which raised $25 million at a value of $143 million, included Queensbridge. Between $35 million to $100 million was QueensBridge’s investment value at Coinbase’s April 2021 initial public offering (IPO).

By May 2022, the company’s worth had dropped to around $13 billion, so hopefully, Nas sold his Coinbase shares sometime in the year after the IPO. Nas also owns a partnership with the chicken and waffle restaurant Sweet Chick. John Seymour established the first site in 2013. Nas’s first visit to a Sweet Chick was when he understood he wanted to be part of the hip-hop-infused southern food industry. In addition to its outlets in Los Angeles and London, Sweet Chick can be found all over New York, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Private Life

Destiny was born on June 15, 1994, the daughter of Nas. Carmen Bryan, the ex-fiance of Nas, is Destiny’s mother. Carmen eventually acknowledged that she had an affair with Jay-Z, Nas’s adversary and competitor. Nas once dated Nicki Minaj and Mary J. Blige. In 2002, Nas’s mother, Fannie Ann, died.

Nas wed singer Kelis in Atlanta in 2005 after a two-year courtship. Reportedly experiencing irreconcilable disagreements, Kelis filed for divorce in April 2009, at seven months pregnant. His son Knight was born on July 21, 2009. On May 21, 2010, the couple’s divorce became official. During their marriage, Kelis claimed in 2018 that Nas had abused her both emotionally and physically. Nas has openly charged Kelis with “physical violent attacks” and “very hostile behavior and verbal abuse.” The former couple’s relationship is still tense. Furthermore, Kelis refuted Nas’s allegations that she was withholding Knight from him. Since then, Kelis has remarried and given birth to a second son.

To commemorate their daughter Destiny’s 26th birthday in June 2020, Nas and his ex-girlfriend Carmen Bryan got back together in a gesture of family harmony.

IRS Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service sought unpaid taxes going back to 2006 and filed a federal tax lien on Nas in September 2009, demanding over $2.5 million. He owed almost $6.4 million in taxes at the beginning of 2011. According to rumors that raised in 2012, Nas’s salary will be garnished by the IRS until his outstanding tax debt is settled.

Nas Networth

Jay-Z and Nas inked a contract in January 2006 that said Nas would get around $3,000,000, along with a recording budget, for his first two Def Jam albums. From September 2017 to September 2018, Nas made a total of $35 million. Nas received $19 million in revenue between September 2018 and September 2019.

Actual Property

Nas bought a house for $659,00 in the McDonough, Georgia, Atlanta neighborhood in 2002. Constructed in 1999, the 3,592-square-foot home has a swimming pool, three complete and half bathrooms, and two bedrooms.

Nas paid $1.6 million for a Los Angeles house with his then-wife Kelis in the middle of 2007. Four bedrooms and three baths are included in this 3,207 square-foot, 1947-built house.

Moreover, Nas also owned a house in Calabasas, California, that was worth $3.5 million in November 2021. The land is ten acres in size.

Note: All net worth calculations are made using information obtained from open sources. We also include insider advice and comments from celebrities or their agents, where available. Even while we take every care to guarantee that our figures are as accurate as possible, they are still merely estimates unless otherwise stated. 

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