Notorious B.I.G.'s Net Worth Grew From $10 Million to $160 Million After His Death
|Name||Notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher Wallace|
|Net Worth||$10 million (at the time of his death)|
|Sources of income||Music|
|DOB||21 May 1972|
|Age||24 years (1997)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
American rapper, Notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher Wallace had an estimated net worth of $10 million at the time of his death (after adjusting for inflation), as per Celebrity Net Worth. However, over the decades after his death, the value of Biggie’s estate, Notorious B.I.G., LLC which was established by his mother Voletta Wallace, and his widow Faith Evans has continued to rise. His estate is now estimated to be worth $160 million due to posthumous album releases, re-releases, licensing deals, and more. Wallace died on March 9, 1997, at the age of 24 in a drive-by shooting.
Notorious B.I.G.'s sources of income
Wallace’s career began as a rapper during his teenage years and he released his debut album “Ready to Die” in 1994 in collaboration with Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy and Mase. With this release, he quickly became a central figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene serving as a counter to the West Coast hip-hop which was dominant in the mainstream.
With his protégé group, “Junior M.A.F.I.A.”, Wallace went on to achieve success in the charts while playing a role in the hip-hop feud with the West Coast. In 1997, Wallace released his album “Mo Money Mo Problems” which earned over $2 million with approximately 1,565,000 copies sold, as per The Richest.
Notorious B.I.G.'s assets
Notorious B.I.G.’s famed Brooklyn home was listed for sale for $1.7 million, and it was sold for $2 million in 2021 as per the New York Post. The property is located in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, where Wallace, lived in 1994 with his wife, Faith Evans. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex was also featured in the documentary “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.”
Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood apartment in Brooklyn is selling for $725,000. http://t.co/hTC8jX7YxZ— New York Magazine (@NYMag) April 2, 2013
Notorious B.I.G.'s personal life
Wallace had been in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart named Jan. The two had a child, T'yanna, born on August 8, 1993, but they already split up by then. Wallace then went on to marry R&B singer Faith Evans in 1994. He had reportedly met Evans at a photoshoot for “Bad Boy” and married her just days after that. Together, Wallace and Evans had a son named Christopher C.J Wallace Jr. in 1996. At the time of his death, Wallace and Evans were separated but not legally divorced, as per Celebrity Net Worth.
Wallace was killed in a drive-by shooting in the same manner, as Tupac Shakur, on March 9, 1997, outside of a Los Angeles museum. Sixteen days after his death, his final album, “Life After Death” was released which became No. 1 on the U.S. album charts and was later certified Diamond in the year 2000. Two more albums were released later on which also sold millions of copies in the U.S. as per The Richest.
Notorious B.I.G.'s awards
1997 Winner MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Rap Video
The Notorious B.I.G.: Hypnotize
1998 Winner Soul Train Award
Best R&B/Soul Album - Male
For the album "Life After Death"
The Notorious B.I.G.
1996 Winner Soul Train Award
R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year
For the song "One More Chance"
Who owns Notorious B.I.G.’s estate?
Biggie's estate the Notorious B.I.G. LLC was established by his mother Voletta Wallace and his widow Faith Evans.
What was Notorious B.I.G.’s net worth at the time of his death?
Notorious BIG had an estimated net worth of $10 million at the time of his death.
How old was Notorious B.I.G. at the time of his death?
Notorious B.I.G. was killed in a drive-by shooting at the age of 24 years.
What is Notorious B.I.G.’s net worth now?
The value of Biggie’s estate, Notorious B.I.G., LLC is estimated to be worth $160 million as per Celebrity Net Worth.
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