Earl Simmons, popularly known as DMX, is one of the best-selling rap artists of all-time. He was welcomed to the world on December 18, 1970. Raised in the harsh environment of Yonkers, New York, DMX endured an abusive childhood that forced him to live in multiple group homes. As a teenager, DMX‰Ûªs troubled childhood would eventually catch up to him as he would be arrested on several occasions. DMX would later use the pain of his youth to fuel his explosive rap lyrics. Although DMX is currently separated from his wife of 11 years, they were able to have four beautiful children together. In total, he has ten children. Although Dark Man X reached great success in his career, his life his been plagued by substance abuse and incarceration.
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2. Income & Salary
In 1992, DMX was able to sign his first deal with the Ruffhouse record label. However, this venture proved to be unsuccessful as DMX was unable to garner much attention. In 1998, DMX‰Ûªs fortunes would take a turn for the best when his album, It‰Ûªs Dark and Hell Is Hot, reached number one on the Billboard 100. After his debut album successfully sold five million units, DMX would then release his second album in the same year titled ‰ÛÏFlesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood‰Û. With yet another extremely successful album under his belt, DMX was now one of the top-grossing hip-hop artists in the industry. To date, DMX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has obtained millions of dollars in the process. At one point, his net worth was in excess of $10 million.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In 2012, DMX‰Ûªs estimated net worth was around two million dollars. Unfortunately, the year of 2013 has proved to be a financial challenge for the legendary rapper. As of now, DMX is only making about $5,000 a month. He also declared bankruptcy this year. His estimated net worth has now plummeted to less than $50,000.