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DMX Net Worth: Hip Hop Career, Lifestyle & Movies

DMX (aka Earl Simmons) is an Actor and renowned Rapper whose net worth is -$10 million.

Earl Simmons, widely known as DMX, was one of the beloved American rappers, songwriters, actors,s and hip-hop legends who died at the age of 50 at White Plains Hospital, New York, due to a heart attack.

He debuted at number one, which is uncommon in the rap industry, and his music continues to be influential.

Earl is one of the best-selling rap artists in America. He is also known as one of the best songwriters in America.

The legend enjoyed beatboxing, turntablism and rapping since the 1990s.

Earl is regarded as America’s most successful and renowned star of the late 1990s.

His major achievements earned him a place in today’s competitive music industry.

Before debuting in the rap industry, DMX started as a DJ and beatboxer.

DMX (source: Pinterest)

DMX was one of the world’s best-selling artists with more than 70 million albums sold in the entire world.

His most popular album is ….. And Then There was X”.

He worshipped his work and had a successful career in the industry earlier; however, his net worth currently stands at a negative $1 million due to his careless lifestyle.

Quick Facts

 Full Name Earl Simmons
Stage Name Dark Man X (DMX)
Date of Birth December 18, 1970
Date of Death April 9, 2021
Place of Birth  Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Place of Death White Plains Hospital, New York
Height  1.80 m
Weight 81 kg
Body Athletic
Father’s Name Joe Barker
Mother’s Name  Arnett Simmons
Religion Christian
Nationality  American
Marital Status Divorced
Ethnicity African-American (Black)
Children  15
Salary $2,739.73 per day
Genre Hip hop
Endorsement Kawasaki Ninja ZX- 14R 2012, Reebok, Scoring for XFINITY X1 Sports App, Avis
Major Awards Billboard Music Award for R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist of the Year (1999), Soul Train Music Award for Sammy Davis, Jr.- Entertainer of the Year(Male) (2000)
Debut album It’s Dark, and Hell Is Hot (7,300,000 copies)
Horoscope Sagittarius
Education Gorge Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
Social Media Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instragram
Last Update May, 2024

Net worth and Income

DMX was a multi-talented star who earned millions of dollars as an actor and rapper.

He earned his net worth by performing on stage, endorsement, social media, and producing and selling more than 70 million albums worldwide.

DMX earned between $3,208.5 and $5,347.5 per post through Instagram and between $19, 900 and $318,500 through YouTube annually.

He earned most of his income through his albums. He earned $2,739.73 per day from his albums.

DMX had made $2.3 million between 2010 and 2015 through his songs. He is one of the highest-paid artists.

The recently recorded Deadpool 2 earned seventh times more than the investment.

It gained $785 million. He also earned $5 million from the ‘Cradle 2 the Grave’ movie.

At the time of his death, the popular legend DMX has a net worth of negative $1 million. He lost everything that he earned due to legal issues.

Currently, he has around $50 000.  He is in debt and doesn’t have any properties.

Net Worth of DMX in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into DMX’s net worth in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € -8,390,250
Pound Sterling £ -7,210,403
Australian Dollar A$ -13,232,770
Canadian Dollar C$ -12,339,500
Indian Rupee ₹ -742,306,000
BitCoin ฿ -284.89

DMX: Cars & House


DMX had a car collection before he went bankrupt. Some of the cars previously owned by DMX are Mercedes-Benz CL 500, 1988 Chevy Nova II, Monte Carlo, 1964 Chevrolet Impala Hydraulics, etc.

DMX has also featured his rear-wheel-drive car in one of his music videos.

DMX Cars
DMX Car with his rear-wheel-drive car (source: Pinterest)

It was his 1964 Chevrolet Impala fitted with Hydraulics car with a designed sound system, 292 L6 engine, and cozy seats.


During the journey of life, DMX owned and lost many houses.

DMX rented a two-story home in Teaneck, New Jersey, in the early 2000s with his ex-wife.

It had 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. However, he faced animal harm charges while living in the house, and the landlord had to sell it in 2005 for $380,000.

In 2000, he bought the 3,600 sq. ft. home on 2.5 acres for $649,000 at Mount Kisco, New York. It had 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.


DMX house
DMX House (source: Pinterest)

He used to live together with his four children and ex-wife, Tashera Simmons. After they split, he gave the house to her to pay child support.

Later, he lived in a 1,900 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms at Lyman, South Carolina, but he got arrested for tax fraud and had to go to prison, leaving his house behind.

He had a gas log fireplace and a whirlpool tub in his house.

In 2001, DMX failed to invest $750,000 to build a three-story house in Harlem, New York.

In 2003, he bought a house for $575,000 with Tashera in Cave Creek, Ariz.

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DMX House With Cave Creek (source: New York Post)


He again sold the house at a loss for $447,056 in 2008 as he was unable to pay the house’s cash.

It was 3,700 sq. ft. on 2.2 acres with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It also had horse stalls, a fireplace, and a playground.

DMX: Vacations & Lifestyle


DMX usually enjoyed his vacations with his family, traveling to exotic places. He took breaks frequently from his work for vacations.

Earl made sure to make full use of his vacation and tried out all kinds of activities his travel destination had to offer.

He was last seen enjoying himself with his friends in Oklahoma City.

DMX’s Lifestyle

DMX was a popular multi-talented artist. He was a rapper, actor, and songwriter.

He got married to his childhood friend, Tashera Simmons (1999-2010). Later, they got separated due to his extra-marital affairs.

They had 4 children together. However, he had 15 children from 9 different women.

DMX followed Christianity. He read the Bible every day and aspired to be a pastor one day.

Moreover, DMX had a disturbed life as a child. He ran away from home and became homeless due to his abusive mother.

Later, he got into hip-hop and started earning. He got popular through his music and album.

Source Magazine also did a feature on DMX in their unsigned hype column. After then he got many opportunities that changed his life forever.

Most of his album helped him to earn more and reach a height of success.

Despite this, he had was sent to jail 30 times for robbery, assault, speeding, careless driving, animal harm, tax fraud, traffic violation, drug abuse, etc.

He was broke and lived a hard life due to legal issues and failure to pay child support.

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DMX: Charity

DMX did charity for Children United Nations. He provided education, family support to deprived youths and children.

He gave more than $ 3 million to charity despite his own obstacles.

In 2016, DMX organized a fundraising event to help police who once saved his life.

He performed on stage and raised $80,000.

In 2017, he made a sudden visit to support the member of homeless charity, ‘Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia group.’ He played pool and ate dinner together with them.

DMX: Movies, Endorsements & Book Publications


Along with music, DMX played a role in multiple movies and television series. His first movie was Belly in 1998.

DMX movie
DMX in the movie Belly with his Co-Actor Louie Rankin (source: IMDB)


He also played in role in Exit Wounds(2001), Cradle 2 the Grave(2003), Death Toll(2007), Pimp(2018), Beyond the Law (2019), etc.

In 1998, DMX similarly seemed to be in the HBO late-night comedy show The Chris Rock Show.’

He was also seen in programs like Eve(2003), Makes No Difference (2010), Couples Therapy (2012), Fresh Off The Boat (2015), etc.


DMX earned some money from his endorsement deals with various companies, popular brands for promotional advertisement. He has earned millions from his sponsors.

DMX had an endorsement deal with Scoring for XFINITY X1 Sports App, Avis, etc. He produced a song to be used in the advertisement.

He did a voiceover to the TV advertisement for Kawasaki Ninja ZX- 14R 2012. Also, Reebok, a footwear and clothing company, has released a line of shoes under DMX’s name.

Book Publications

Earl Simmons wrote and published a book about his biography in 2003 named E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.

DMX autobiography
The Autobiography Of DMX (source: Amazon)

DMX: Career

DMX struggled personally, economically, and legally in terms of making his career.

He was having a successful career as a rapper, songwriter, and actor in films and TV shows.

DMX started his career in music in 1984. He used to beatbox for a local rapper, Ready Ron and developed an interest in hip-hop.

His first song is Born Loser’ in 1992. Later, he developed a studio album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, in May 1998, which sold 7,300,000 album copies worldwide.

In 2000, he introduced his own record label named Bloodline Records in New York City. Then he narrated the work for the video game Def Jam Vendetta in 2003.

He has been ranked fifth best-selling artist of the Nielson SoundScan era. Over the years, he has won several awards for his work as a rapper, actor, songwriter, and voice artist.

He last performed in July 2020.

3 Facts about DMX

  • DMX had a life full of challenges at an early age. At the age of 14, he got homeless and considered hip-hop as a way to escape from his troubles and abusive mother.
  • DMX has 15 different children from different relationships. Most of his children are from his extra-marital affairs.
  • He is the only artist whose music has been ranked as top five of bestselling. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and has won American Music Award as Favourite Rap/ Hip-Hop Artist 2020.


What does DMX stand for?

DMX stands for Dark Man X.

What is his net worth when he died? Did he have any money?

His net worth is negative $1 million.

What happened to DMX? How did he die?

DMX died due to an overdose of drugs and suffered from a heart attack.



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