Rick Ross

Rick Ross Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 17, 2023

Date of Birth

28 / January / 1976


48 Years


Actor Rapper Songwriter

Rick Ross Biography, Facts, Net Worth, Family, Life Story, & More

Rick Ross is an American rapper born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and born in Carol City, Florida. Most well-known for his songs Maybach Music and Hustlin’, Ross also founded the record label Maybach Music Group in 2009 with whom he released an album series.

Rick Ross was born, on January 28, 1976, to William Leonard Roberts II. Ross was raised “across the bridge,” in Miami which was in conflict with the glamorous yachts and nightclubs located in South Beach. Following the race riots of 1980, Ross entered the world in the midst of the crack epidemic in the city. While he was there, he developed his talents as a musician and fought setback after setback until a single song known as “Hustlin'” changed his life for the better.

Childhood & Early Life

Ross was born in Mississippi and was raised in the affluent regions of north Miami. Ross was a fan of street music from the time he was young and would listen to the music of artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Luther Campbell, and many more.

He was accepted into Georgia’s Albany State University through a football scholarship. However, after one year, he stopped being interested in school and began making lyrics for rap and earning cash from the sale of drugs.


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Rick Ross has completed his high school education through Miami Carol City Senior High School. In the following years, due to an athletic scholarship, he was admitted to Albany State University. The school is known as a historically black institution. The career of his singer began in 2000, and it is running smoothly.

Personal Life

After having graduated from high school, Ross attended Albany State University on a football scholarship. He then went on to work in the field of corrections, from 1995 until 1997.


Ross began his career as a name Teflon Da Don on Suave House Records and later changed his name to Rick Ross in the mid-2000s. Ross later signed with Slip-n-Slide Records and released his debut album Port of Miami in 2006. The album reached the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart in the first week, and the sales reached 187,000 units.

A few years after that, Ross’s next album landed at the top of the Billboard 200 too. It was called Trilla The album featured several popular artists like R. Kelly T-Pain, R. Kelly, and Nelly. A track from his album sparked particular interest, namely ‘Valley of death’. It’s a track in which Ross states that he has been homeless while serving as an inmate, raising questions as to why he originally told lies about the matter. Rick Ross’ next three albums also proved to be equally successful.



Title Roles Year
Days of Wrath G Dogg 2008
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself 2008–2012
Late Show with David Letterman 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009–2010
Chelsea Lately 2010–2012
Freaknik: The Musical Big Uzi 2010
Magic City Butterball 2013
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party Himself 2016
Signed Himself 2017
Superfly Racks 2018
Step Up: High Water Himself 2019
Coming 2 America Himself 2021[116]

Awards and Nominations

Bet Awards

Nominee/Work Award Year
Himself Best Male Hip Hop Artist 2011

Grammy Awards

Nominee/Work Award Year
“I’m on One” (with DJ Khaled, Drake & Lil’ Wayne) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 2012
God Forgives, I Don’t Best Rap Album 2013
“New Flame” (with Chris Brown & Usher) Best R&B Performance 2015
Best R&B Song  
“Purple Lamborghini” (with Skrillex) Best Song Written for Visual Media 2017
“Gold Roses” (with Drake) Best Rap Song 2020
“God Did” (with DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Friday) Song of the Year 2023
Best Rap Performance  
Best Rap Song  

The Source

Nominee/Work Award Year
Himself Men of the Year 2010

Check more details on Wikipedia


MTV News ranked Ross in the fourth spot on the ‘Hottest MCs of 2008’ Game list of 10 rappers.

Net Worth

He has a successful career in music, with a total of $50 million. He’s a multifaceted American musician, rapper actor, performer, as well as a record producer.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Clarksdale Mississippi United States
Children Sons: William Roberts III, Billion Leonard Roberts
Daughters: Toie Roberts, Berkeley Hermes Roberts
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blad
Height In CM 180 CM
Height In Meter 1.80 M
Nationality American
Parents Father: Sonny Ross
Mother: Tommie Roberts
Profession Actor Rapper Songwriter
Siblings Sister: Tawanda Roberts
Spous Lira Galore
Weight 90 Kg
198 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Aquarius


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