Benzino Net Worth: $1 million
|Net Worth:||$400 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 24, 1964|
|Height:||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)|
|Profession:||Record producer, Music executive, Rapper, Actor, TV Personality|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Benzino net worth is around $1 million. Benzino is popular as a rapper, hip hop media executive, music producer and entrepreneur.
Benzino is perhaps best recognised for his appearance in 2012 TV series”Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”, and for his notorious feud with rapper, the famous Eminem.
Benzino wealth comes from his salary with The Source magazineand his record sales as an artist. Benzino is also the father of Coi Leray and is still very connected with the rap industry.
Benzino has been in the entertainment industry for decades and is worth a fortune. Famously known for his role in The Source magazine, Benzino has a net worth of $1 million. This post will discuss how he achieved his success.
Benzino real name is Raymond Leon Scott and was born July 18, 1965, in Boston, Massachusetts. Benzino parents are Mary Scot and Edward DeJesus.
Mary worked for the United States Postal Service until she retired in 1999. Benzino has two female siblings, Maureen (a doctor) and Anita ( a veterinarian).
Benzino has two sisters, Anita Scott Wilson, and Maureen Scott. The movie Wild Style inspired him to get involved with Hip Hop and Rap. During college, Benzino befriended Dave Mays, a Harvard graduate. Together they created the Hip Hop magazine, The Source. This would be the start of his illustrious career in the rap industry.
Benzino Music Career:
The Source magazine was founded in 1988 and covered Hip Hop music, politics, and culture. The magazine started in Benzino’s hometown in Boston, but in 1990 moved offices to New York City. Hoping to market the magazine in a bigger, more rap-oriented city.
Benzino was also a member of the rap group Almighty RSO, which broke through by winning an ICA B-Town Rap Battle in 1986. The group became known locally in Boston.
In 1994, they released their first Extended Play Revenge of Da Badd Boyz, the lead single of the album “One in The Chamba,” which was made after two youth killings by The Boston Police Department.
With the help of The Source, the group tried to become a household name but struggled to be known outside of Boston. They released four more projects, none sparking the buzz necessary to blow up. As a result, the group fell apart, and Benzino started his own solo music career.
Benzino released his first studio album in 2001, The Benzino Project; the album peaked at number 84 on the Billboard top 200. It featured renowned artists Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, Scarface, and Raekwon.
Benzino released three more studio albums, Redemption(2003), Arch Nemesis (2005), and The Antidote (2007). All but one (Antidote) made top 200 chart appearances.
His career as an artist was good, but where he found the most success was with The Source. Benzino served as Chief Operations Officer and Co-Owner and played a pivotal role in the growth and running of the magazine. The Source is the world’s longest-running rap periodical and is an essential staple in Rap culture.
Benzino remained a co-owner of the magazine and saw it growing from a one page newsletter to become a major publication. Later on, Benzino also became involved in another media project, a magazine covering articles on urban music, such as rap and hip hot – the magazine is called “Hip Hop Weekly” and is certainly popular among the fans of that genre of music.
In 2002, Benzino gpt publicity after engaging in a feud with fellow rapper Eminem,
Benzino called Eminem “2003 Vanilla Ice”, referring to a former popular rapper Vanilla Ice, and then it all began. To offend each other they began making diss tracks: Benzino released such songs as “Pull Your Skirt Up” and “Die Another Day”, while Eminem made “The Sauce” and “Nail in the Coffin”. Benzino released a diss mixtape called “Benzino Presents: Die Another Day: Flawless Victory” with which he attacked not only Eminem himself, but also his record label, but, he was never as successful as his rival.
Benzino dated his “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” co-star Karlie Redd. Benzino has a son, Zino (born November 2015) with his ex-girlfriend Althea Heart. Benzino and Heart appeared on the reality television series “Marriage Boot Camp” from 2015 to 2016.
Althea was a cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” after she began dating Benzino, and he proposed to her on the show. After the couple had fight with two other cast members during a reunion special and Benzino later allegedly threatened one of the producers, they were fired from the show.
After Benzino and Heart split up, Althea filed a restraining order against Benzino. Benzino was ordered to stay at least 500 feet from Heart, and a judge told Althea not to communicate with the rapper; she was sentenced to 10 days in jail after she confronted Benzino outside the court. Benzino then filed a paternity suit against Althea, but it was dismissed in early 2018 after he failed to show up to court. Benzino also has a daughter named Coi Leray and a son named Chavo, who are both in the music industry.
Benzino Interesting Facts:
Benzino was shot by his nephew in March 2014 during his mother’s funeral, but his wounds were not serious and he recovered.
In January 2017, Benzino was charged with felony possession after police officers found THC oil gummies and MDMA pills in his Atlanta apartment. Benzino pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine.
In 2019, Benzino was stopped by a police officer in Georgia for failing to stop at a stop sign. The officer discovered that the Benzino had not renewed the car insurance policy, so he had the car towed and cited Benzino for driving an uninsured vehicle. After Benzino missed a court appearance related to the citation, he was arrested in June 2019. Benzino reportedly used racial slurs toward the arresting officers.