How Much Is RZA Worth?
RZA Net Worth: RZA is a 50-year-old American rapper, musician, actor and director from Staten Island, New York. The 6ft 2in (1.88 m) was born on 5 July 1969.
Today, RZA net worth is estimated to be close to $20 million dollars.
RZA Net Worth:
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Salary Source:||American Rapper, Record Producer, |
Musician, Actor, Director
|Real Name:||Robert Fitzgerald Diggs|
|Date of Birth:||July 5, 1969|
|Age, How Old:||50 Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||New York, New York, |
|Spouse:||Talani Rabb (m. 2009), |
Eboni Mills (m. 2000–2006)
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (RZA) was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, his mother was an incredible follower of leaders; Robert Kennedy and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this is where his name comes from.
His younger brother, Terrance Hamlin, is also a rapper called ‘9th Prince’.
At the age of 9, RZA became acquainted with hip hop genre and his passion soon progressed towards competing in rap battles.
While he moved to live with his mom in Ohio, he got involved in drug-dealing and attempted murder in Steubenville.
RZA then known as “Bobby Dynamite” formed a rap group with his cousins, in 1988 they recorded their first 3 songs which enjoyed local success.
Later, RZA debuted under the name “Prince Rakeem” as a solo artist and released the ‘Ooh I Love You Rakeem‘ EP in 1991. In 1992, he had to face an eight years jail sentence after a shoot-out that took place in Ohio.
In 1992, RZA formed a new group ‘Wu-Tang Clan’, and choose his moniker “RZA”, his two cousins and five other childhood friends from the group also choose their own nicknames.
In December 1992, The Wu-Tang Clan discharged their first single, “Protect Ya Neck“, and their debut album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)‘ released in November 1993. RZA was the head and manager of the group.
RZA continued as a creator of Wu-Tang after his group’s members set out on solo beginnings, he released a hit single of his own “Wu-Wear: The Garment Renaissance“.
His song gained popularity and was included in the comedy film ‘High School High‘ (soundtrack), the song was also used to promote his Wu-Tang clothing brand.
Later, the “Wu-Wear” single peaked at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100, his release of the second studio album ‘Wu-Tang Forever‘ was highly appreciated as well.
After ending all his productions for ‘The Wu-Tang Clan’ he started composing film scores in 1999. His first work with American film director “Jim Jarmusch” earned him much recognition for the crime film “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)“.
In 2007, RZA chooses to sign for SRC Records, moving forward he released his little known instrumental album “The RZA-Instrumental Experience”. He also helped the big-name rapper Kanye West with his album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy‘.
Later, he helped Kanye and Jay-Z for their ‘Watch the Throne‘ album in 2010. RZA has also given away instrumentals from his Wu-Tang Clan that he never used, the instrumentals were given to Nas, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, and Kanye West.
After contributing vocals for artists like John Frusciante and Kid Cudi, he successfully found his own record label ‘Soul Temple Records’ in August 2012.
At the end of 2012, he hosted one episode of the web series Equals Three, and contributed a verse for track “Molasses” on Earl Sweatshirt’s album Doris. In 2014, The Wu-Tang Clan somehow managed to release their sixth album ‘A Better Tomorrow‘.
RZA is known for having multiple aliases for various melodious styles he produces;
- Prince Rakeem,
- The Abbot,
- Bobby Digital,
- Bobby Steels,
- The Scientist,
- Prince Delight,
- Prince Dynamite,
- Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig Allah,
RZA’s cameo appearances in acting include films like…
- Funny People,
- Due Date,
- Gospel Hill,
- Ghost Dog, Life Is Hot in Cracktown
- Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Other appearances include;
- Coffee and Cigarettes,
- American Gangster,
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation,
- Repo Men (2010),
- Brick Mansions (2014),
- District 13,
- Tom Yum Goong 2
- The Man with the Iron Fists (2012),
- The Dead Don’t Die (2019).
RZA’s directorial success was with his first feature film, The Man with the Iron Fists, which released in 2012, he had composed scriptwriting for the film in 2011.
RZA is generally observed wearing the 5% Nation’s flag necklace (Five Percenter) around his neck and effectively lauds the 5% culture.
RZA is also called the “encyclopedia of martial arts films” because of his insights and knowledge into the film genre.
He is additionally a lover of Chess, he is now considered Director of Development and champion of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation.
RZA has developed sympathy for animals and supports PETA, as a vegan, he is also now a promoter of the Vegan lifestyle.
Quotes From RZA
“A wise man has to always listen to the peers he surrounds around himself. That’s why you surround yourself with other smart people. Captain Kirk— Rza
keepMr. Spock right beside him”.
“When you defeat somebody, you’re not really defeating them: they’re defeating themselves”.— Rza
“I tell you one thing I did use to like: the fish and chips,” he said in 1997. “But I stopped eating fish this year. One day I just felt the death in it.”— Rza
“I became a vegetarian in 1995. I had some fried chicken, and my teeth hit the bone. My mind said, ‘Dead bird, dead bird.’ It didn’t feel right, so I stopped. I kept eating fish until one day, in 1997, the chef brought my ginger-fried snapper with the head still on it”.— Rza
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