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Ray J Net Worth: Income and Lifestyle

Popular music producer, singer, and actor Ray J’s net worth is $14 million as of May 2024. He is one of the successful music producers in Hollywood.

The actor has made several appearances in movies and TV shows.

Similarly, he owns a record label named Knockout Entertainment.

Ray J at studio
Ray J At studio (Source: Flicker.com)

Ray J started his singing career with his debut album Everything You Want. The album was released by Eastwood Record in March 1997.

The singer is the younger brother of Brandy Norwood and the first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg.

Ray J | Quick Facts

Let’s peek into some details about Ray J’s personal life.

Full Name Willian Ray Norwood, Jr
Stage Name Ray J
Net Worth  $14 Million
Birth Date January 17, 1981
Birth Place  Mississippi, USA
Religion Christianity 
Nationality American
Ethnicity N/A
Education Arkansas HBCU Philander Smith College
Zodiac Sign Capricon 
Father’s Name Willian Ray Norwood, Sr
Mother’s Name Sonja Bates Norwood
Siblings  Brandy Norwood
Age 43 Years Old
Height  1.7m
Weight 74 kg
Eye Color  Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation  Straight
Marital Status  Married
Spouse Princess Love (m 2016)
Girlfriend N/A
Children 2 (a son and a daughter)
Profession Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Television Personality, Actor and Entrepreneur 
Active Since 1995
Genres R&B
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 
Labels Atlantic Records, Knockout Entertainment, Deja 34 Records, E1 Entertainment, Koch Entertainment, Elektra Records, Cash Money Records 
Albums Everything You Want (1995), This Ain’t a Game (2001), Raydiation (2005), All I Feel (2008)
Movies Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored (1996), Mars Attacks! (1996), Steel (1997), Christmas at Water’s Edge (2003), Envy (2008), A Day in the Life (2009)
TV Shows Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (since 2014), The Sinbad Show (1993-1994), Moesha (1999-2001), BET Countdown, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business (2010–2011), The Rickey Smiley Show (2012–2015), Leave It To Stevie (2016), Celebrity Big Brother (2017)
Last Update May 2024

Ray Jay | Net Worth and Income

The popular music producer Ray J’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million with a salary of $1 million per year.

It has been revealed that the actor earns $90,000 every three months as royalty for his sex tape with the reality superstar Kim Kardashian.

The sum equals $360,000, which is pretty good considering the video was leaked 14 years ago.

The royalty amount for sex tape even jumped to $50,000 per week during the time of Kim Kardashian’s wedding and her naked appearance on the cover of Paper magazine.

Apart from that, Ray J’s record sales have a fascinating number and make the amount in six figures.

He made an estimated $389,000 from the sales of his album All I Feel in 2008.

Similarly, in 2001 an estimated earning from the sales of his album This Aint a Game was $328,000.

Moreover, in 1997 Ray made about $107,000 from the sale of his album Everything You Want.

Ray J’s Net Worth in Different Countries

Let’s find out Ray J’s net worth in different currencies, including cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Currency  Net Worth
Euro  € 12,425,000
Pound Sterling £ 10,564,610
Australian Dollar A$ 19,648,860
Canadian Dollar C$ 18,029,620
Indian Rupee ₹ 1,068,284,000
BitCoin ฿ 290

Ray J | House and Cars

House

The multi-millionaire Ray J’s net worth is $14 million. He owns a gorgeous mansion in Hidden Hills, California.

The mansion alone is worth $2.7 million. The house is just eight blocks down to that of Kim’s.

He has another mansion in Miami, built around 6,000 sq ft with five bedrooms and six baths.

The Miami mansion serves as the primary residence for Ray J’s family.

In 2009, Ray J leased a house in Los Angeles, California for season 1 of ‘For the Love of Ray J.’ The house was worth about $3.15 million.

Cars

The singer has a massive collection of expensive cars. He has different cars for different purposes.

He handles his business in his Mercedes Maybach S550, then he has his Range Rover for cooler drives and Lamborghini Spyder worth $230,000 for stunts.

Ray J with his new car
Ray J With His New Car (Source: TMZ.com)

His list of other rides includes Ferrari 458 with an estimated cost of $474,980 and Rolls Royce Ghost with an estimated cost of $311,900.

Ray J gifted a $165,000 Mercedes S63 AMG to Princess Love for her birthday. Previously he had also gifted her 2012 Bently.

Ray J | Lifestyle and Vacation

The ex-lover of famous superstar Kim Kardashian lives a luxurious lifestyle.

His father is a gospel singer and a voice coach. He coached both Ray J and his sister Brandy Norwood. Brandy Norwood is a famous singer and actress.

Ray J is the first cousin of popular rapper Snoop Dogg.

The singer has a history of dating famous celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Whitney Houston, Karrine Steffans, Lil Kim, and Monica Leon.

Ray J with his wife Princess Love
Ray J With His Wife Princess Love (Source: Thesun.co.uk)

Currently, he is married to Princess Love. They met in a reality TV series, Love & Hip hop: Hollywood. They have two kids, a two-year-old girl named Melody Love Norwood and an 11-month-old boy named Epik Ray Norwood.

Recently the couple was spotted in Miami on a yacht. Turns out the couple had rented the yacht for a week.

Ray J and Princess Love have been in Miami for some time now and are planning to settle there.

Last year Ray J was seen with Mendeecees and Yandy Smith enjoying a vacation on a private resort.

His favorite destination for vacations includes Moscow and Kiev.

In 2018, Ray J decided to go back to college. The entrepreneur enrolled in HBCU (Historically Black College) Philander Smith College to expand his tech business.

Ray J | Charity

Ray J not only has a big house but also a big heart. In 2019, Ray J, along with RD Whittington, paid $165,000 for a yellow 1967 Chevy Camaro on an auction and all the cash went to charity.

The charity was held to support the victims of child abuse.

In 2017, he participated in charity basketball hosted by Essence Festival, where singers like Ray J played against former NBA players.

The event was held to raise money for the children of New Orleans.

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Ray J | Music, Movies, Investment, and Endorsement

Music

The singer started his career with his debut album Everything You Want, which sold 100,000 copies and made $107,000.

Following the success, he released his single Let It Go, which sold 300 thousand copies and made another $328,000. Ray J was on 25th on the U.S R&B chart.

Ray J, along with his sister Brandy collaborated on the song Another Day in Paradise, which ended at the top ten in different European countries.

It is estimated that Ray J’s record label, Knockout Entertainment, generates $17,206 in annual revenue. The record label has signed other artists including Brandy, and Shorty Mack.

Movies and TV shows

Ray J started young, he was only eight when he started appearing for TV commercials. He started his acting career as a foster son on the Sinbad show.

Later he made appearances in movies like Mars Attack, Steel, and Envy. His movies have made $101.4 million, $299.3million, and $14.58million, respectively, on the box office.

Ray J changed his acting career by starting his own reality dating show named For the Love of Ray J on VH1. After two seasons, he started another show with his sister Brandy, named Brandy, and Ray J: A Family Business.

The actor is one of the main cast members of Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood. The show started in 2014 and featured the story of Ray J and his wife, Princess Love. The actor was paid around $25,000 per episode.

Investments

The reality TV star Ray J’s net worth is $14 million, which includes his earnings from his investments in addition to music and acting.

Ray J has his own line of consumer electronics, named Raytronicks, which produces e-bikes, smartphone-controlled fans, and smartwatches.

He sealed a multi-million dollar deal with Cowboy Wholesale to extend his product including Bluetooth audio and drone.

Ray J is a co-founder of the direct-to-consumer wireless audio brand, Raycon. Raycon earbuds are water-resistant, and their battery lasts up to 6 hours. Last year the company made $36 million in sales.

The musician turned entrepreneur owns Sue Knight’s Life rights. Sue Knight is a former record label CEO now in jail for murder. Ray J plans to use Knight’s story to produce movies, TV shows, and books.

The tech lover has investments in a new social media platform called ‘Tsu.’ Tsu already has a million users, and according to Ray J, people love it.

One of his other businesses is LOOPShare, an electric bike company. This is his initiation toward greenlines and eco-sustainability.

The actor is bold enough to launch his own Marijuana line named William Ray LA.

It was reported that he spent $5 million to start the business. He is the chief strategic media officer for MarijuanaStock.org. The contract bagged him another $1 million per year. 

Endorsements

The Love and Hip Hop star has successfully made an impact on his fans due to which brands want him to be the face of their product.

He had signed a $1 million endorsement deal with PrinceReign, a skincare company. He agreed to promote the brand along with Sophie Monk.

Other than endorsement, the singer also promotes business on social media. Ray J charges $2,300 to share out a message to his 600,000 plus followers.

With all the streams of money, Ray J‘s net worth is currently $14 million and might bump up in the future.

Ray J | Career

Rapper Ray J signed a record deal with Elektra Records in 1995.

He released his debut album in 1997. The song Let It Go from the album peaked at number 25 in the United States.

However the same year he was dropped from the label.

After that, he worked on a couple of projects, including Dr. Dolittle’s soundtrack, and also produced soundtracks for commercials.

Interesting Facts About Ray J

  • Once, he made a whopping $2.4 million offer to buy the house next to that of Kim Kardashian’s.
  • Ray J is not only hardworking but lucky as well. Earlier this year, the singer won $17,000 playing penny slots in San Manuel casino in L.A. His wife, Princess Love, suggests he has a gambling addiction.
  • Ray J is close friends with Ghanian actor Michael Blackson.

FAQ’s

Does Ray J own ZEUS?

No, Lemuel Plummer owns the ZEUS network. Ray J and Princess Love produced One Mo’ Chance on ZEUS.

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