Earl Simmons is an American rapper, better known as DMX, which stands for Dark Man X. His bestselling album …And Then There Was X was released into the market in 1999. This 3rd album was sold in more copies than any other of his CDs that came after. Talking about his career in movies, films like Romeo Must Die, Cradle 2, The Grave, Last Hour and Exit Wounds are worth mentioning. In 2006 DMX got his own reality show on BET television called DMX: Soul of a Man.
DMX net worth is currently estimated to be $2 million.
DMX first climbed on the scene in 1980s as a beatboxer. It took around ten years until he was noticed by one of the columnists of The Source magazine and mentioned in his article as one of the greatest yet unsigned hip- hop performers. After this article, in 1992 DMX signed a deal with Columbia Records subsidiary company Ruffhouse. The company helped him release his first single, but as it has not attract a lot of attention, Ruffhouse decided to terminate their agreement with DMX. It was not until 1997-1998 that this rapper’s music earned a wider recognition and DMX net worth began to grow.
His debut album, entitled It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, reached the daylight in 1998. It hit the Billboard 100 at number one position and was sold in 5 million units, adding a solid sum to DMX net worth. His second album Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood was released the same year and earned 3x Platinum certification. Before DMX, only legendary rapper Tupac has managed to release two albums per year and make them both as amazing as to debut on Billboard 100 in No. 1 position.
During the next 5 years DMX has recorded 3 more albums (…And Then There Was X, The Great Depression, Grand Champ) all of which repeated the success of the first two, making DMX the only musician in history with 5 consecutive albums to debut on Billboard 200 at the top of it. Year of the Dog… Again was released in 2006, but it was not that popular as DMX’s earlier works. His last album Undispurted came in 2012.
During these years people all over the world have bought more than 30 million copies of DMX’s albums, making him the best selling rapper in history. Knowing this fact DMX net worth of $2 million does not seem quite impressive. Where did all his fortunes from the sales of albums and movies go? Well this rapper has led quite an expensive life style, but even more importantly- he started using drugs, which caused him years in jail and numerous fines.