Real Name: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Born: September 14, 1973
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Height: 5′ 9″
Net Worth: $17-$30 million
Most rappers either call it quits when they hit 40, or move their talents over onto the production side of things. Not Nas. This rapper reached the height of his popularity in the late 90s and early 2000s, then slowly began to fade. However, he has refused to let his name go down in rap industry obscurity. Nas is releasing a new album near the end of 2016, his first in 4 years, with the hopes that it will help fans remember that yes, Nas is still around and still doing his thing. The rapper has won two BET awards and has seen his name and his music nominated for multiple MTV Music Video Awards and Grammies. Although he’s failed to win either of those two, this has not stopped him from continuing on as a successful artist. His net worth is estimated to be anywhere from $17 million to $30 million, related specifically to sales of his own music and collaboration deals he has with many artists in the industry. He is currently tied (3rd place) with Eminem for all-time rap artists, according to Billboard. This number comes directly from having 5 number-one albums in the Billboard 200.