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- Rapper Eminem has an estimated net worth of $190 million.
- He makes an estimated $10 to $15 million per year.
- Most of his profits have come from touring, but he’s also dabbled in film and has released multiple albums.
If you grew up in the late ’90s and early 2000s, you likely listened to Eminem‘s music. Whether you’re a fan of his dark lyrics or not, there’s no denying the Detroit native, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, has made an impact on the rap and hip-hop community since he started to make it big around 1998.
Now, 20 years, 43 Grammy nominations, 15 Grammy wins, and one Oscar award later, the author, actor, rapper, and father continues to spark the interest of fans. Recently dubbed the “greatest rapper of all time” by Ranker, Eminem is still one of the most celebrated rappers in history.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Eminem is worth $190 million and brings in about $10 to $15 million per year. But other than sporadic album releases every few years or so, what contributes to the makings of his overall net worth?
The bulk of his yearly earnings come from touring
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Eminem has had a few tours in recent years, but none more successful than his tour with Rihanna in 2015. The Monster Tour earned over $36 million, according to a Shady Records fan site. Additionally, he and Rihanna brought in $12.4 million during their two-night stint at the MetLife stadium – more than the amount Jay-Z and Beyonce earned during their two-night run at the same facility, according to Forbes.
Prior to the co-headliner tour with Rihanna, Eminem toured intermittently from 2000 to 2010 with other acts such as Snoop Dogg, Limp Bizkit, and Jay-Z in support of albums released around that time. The Recovery Tour (2010-2013), Rapture Tour (2014), and 2018’s Revival Tour were all solo ventures and only had stops in Europe.
He makes a pretty healthy amount from his own music and from those signed to his label, Shady Records
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During the early 2000s, it seemed like you couldn’t turn on the television or radio without hearing an Eminem song. Though his 1996 debut album “Infinite” barely sold, his sophomore album and debut on a big-time record label – “The Slim Shady LP” (2000) – catapulted him to star status.
Since his arrival onto the scene, Eminem has released 10 total albums including 2002’s “The Eminem Show” which won him Best Rap Album at the Grammys for the third year in a row and became the first album to sell more than a million copies in its second week of sales, according to Rolling Stone. And, August’s surprise release of his latest album, “Kamikaze” already has critics praising his return. Total, Eminem has sold over 45 million records and 40 million digital downloads of his own music. Additionally, Forbes noted that Eminem has become the best selling rapper of all time.
Though his hits include “Lose Yourself,” “The Real Slim Shady,” “Stan” and more, those aren’t the only hits he’s made money off of. The group D12, which Eminem was also apart of, released hits like “Purple Pills” and “My Band” as well as two albums on his Shady Records imprint.
Likewise, 50 Cent – who was signed to the label from 2002 to 2014 – released five albums, including his infamous debut “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” and brought millions to the label. Additional acts that have been signed to Shady include Yelawolf (since 2011), Obie Trice (2001-2008), Stat Quo (2004-2008), Boogie (since 2017), and more.
Lastly, he’s made a bit of money from his acting roles
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Wasting no time after his jump into stardom, Eminem’s starring role in 2002’s semi-biographical film “8 Mile” proved that he could do pretty much anything. The film, which only took $41 million to make, brought in $54.5 million during opening weekend and helped its accompanying album – “The Eminem Show” – make history. “8 Mile” went on to gross over $240 million.
The rapper has also appeared in films and shows such as “The Wash,” “Crank Yankers,” “Funny People,” “Entourage,” and “The Interview.”
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