What is Ray J’s net worth?

Ray J at a movie premiere
Ray J has been making money since he was eight years old. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect/Where Hope Grows LA Premiere

Ray J (William Raymond Norwood Jr.) is a singer, songwriter, actor, producer, reality tv star, and a business owner. As of October 2019, his net worth is $7.5 million. His reported annual salary is $1 million.

Ray J earned a lot of his fortune through music sales, but much of it also came through television shows and brand endorsement deals.

Born into a business-oriented family (his sister is singer/actress Brandy Norwood, and his first cousin is Snoop Dogg), Ray J started his career at age eight, doing commercials and a guest appearance on the Sinbad show.

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He ventured into music, signing to Elektra Records and releasing his debut album, Everything You Want, in 1997. The album peaked at position 56 on U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Ray J starred on Moesha, playing Dorian, alongside his sister Brandy Norwood between 1999 and 2001. He also had two other shows with Brandy — For the Love of Ray J and Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business.

In 2001, Ray J released his second studio album, This Ain’t a Game. The album peaked at 21 on Billboard 200 and nine on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. He released his third album, Raydiation, in 2005, and it peaked at position 48 on Billboard 200. His fourth album, All I Feel, was released in 2008 and sold around 250,000 copies.

Ray J became a household name after his infamous sex tape with his former girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. The tape went public in 2007, a year after the couple parted ways.

Ray J appeared on Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood in 2014 and is still a primary cast member of the show. He also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017.

In 2016, Ray J married his wife, Princess Love. They filmed their wedding for a VH1 special. Their daughter Melody was born in 2018, and they are pregnant with their second child.

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