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Busta Rhymes

Trevor George Smith Jr., known professionally as Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper and actor. In 2022, Busta Rhymes's net worth is estimated to be $28 million dollars.

March 29, 2022

Words by Matthew Taylor

Busta Rhymes Net Worth

$28 million

Est. Range $22M - $34M

Medium Confidence

In 2016, he also founded the online radio station We The Best Radio.

Busta Rhymes is an American rapper and actor. He was given his professional moniker by Chuck D of Public Enemy, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes. He has released nine solo albums, the most recent being 2020's Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, and has earned 12 Grammy Award nominations.

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From rock stars to jazz musicians, musicians are performers at heart. However, for most, music isn’t a very lucrative career at all. In the United States, the average musician earns only $35,300 annually from their music career, counting income from a variety of sources. For most, performing and teaching make up the majority of the amount and most need side gigs (or day jobs) to make ends meet.

However, for the lucky few, music is more than a vocation – and it does more than just pay the bills. It propels them to stardom and with the associated royalties and endorsement opportunities, they’ll have more money than they’ll ever need. Not only can they dress up in leather pants or skin-tight dresses and perform around the world, but they can keep earning money on every track they sell.

Yes, record labels can be tough and the changes in the music industry and the pandemic have hit musicians in the pocket. However, there are still many musicians with more money than they know what to do with. And, of course, fame gives them the opportunity to earn more through photo appearances and product endorsements, while licensing tracks for commercials and movies provide ongoing opportunities. And, due to royalty laws, musicians can keep earning money on their songs long after they’ve died.

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