Chuck D Net Worth is $18 Million (as of 2020)
I have just found out that Chuck D net worth is currently estimated at $15 million and I must admit I am kind of surprised. After all, he is usually named among the greatest MCs there are (for example, in the Top 50 MCs of Our Time list published by About.com he was ranked No. 9), so shouldn’t he be one of the richest, too? Oh well, life is not fair and it is not always the greatest talents that manage to attract most listeners or sale most albums. Nonetheless, I think it is worth to take a closer look at the sources of Chuck D net worth and his career in general.
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Date of birth:||Aug 01, 1960|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Record producer, Musician, Rapper, Publisher, Actor, Author, Film Score Composer, Political activist, Film Producer, Teacher|
Chuck ascended to stardom in the mid-1980s, as a leader of one of the most prominent hip hop groups in history, Public Enemy. The band‘s first album, titled Yo! Bum Rush the Show, was released in 1987 and peaked at No. 125 on the U.S. Billboard Top LPs chart. Even more importantly, it received great critical reviews. For example, sometime after its release NME, a British weekly music journalism publication, wrote: “Yo! Bum Rush The Show announced a hip-hop group who smouldered beneath dark, sparse beats like no other, introduced us to the coolest vocal double act ever…and featured as striking a statement of intent as you could wish for in `Public Enemy Number 1’….brilliant”. If you have never heard a single mentioned in this review (or another one, titled “You’re Gonna Get Yours”), you should definitely do it today. There is no other way to understand the energy this debut album radiated, but to listen to some of its tracks.
Chuck D net worth growth intensified in the 1990s, as the band released its third studio album, titled Fear of a Black Planet. This album sold over 1 million copies over the first week, securing a platinum certificate from Recording Industries Association of America, and charted in English-speaking countries all over the world – New Zealand, Canada and Australia. The highest position it reached on Billboard 200 was 10th. Five of the songs included in this album, “Fight the Power”,”911 Is a Joke”, “Welcome to the Terrordome”, “Can’t Do Nuttin’ for Ya Man”, and “Brothers Gonna Work It Out” – all became huge hits among the hip hop fan community and charted on Hot Rap Songs. Public Enemy’s fourth studio album, titled Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black, was even more popular than the previous one, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard 200. “Can’t Trust It”, one of the singles included in this album, became Public Enemy’s first hit to enter Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Up to date, the group led by Chuck D has released 12 studio albums, 4 video albums and 39 singles. Each of these releases contributed to the growth of Chuck D net worth.