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Nelly during 2nd Annual BET Awards Radio & Talent Gift Room wearing his signature bandaid on his cheek.

St. Louis Legend Nelly Sold His Catalog for a Couple Million Dollars — What’s His Net Worth Now?

Nelly is one of hip-hop's iconic artists, not just for his impact on pop culture but for his back-to-back hits. His net worth is proof of his hard work!


Jan. 5 2024, Published 6:24 p.m. ET

For fans who can appreciate music from the 99s to the 2000s, Nelly will always be a memorable artist.

That's not just because of his good looks, but notably because of hits he released over the years — including but not limited to "Country Grammar," "Dilemma," and "Just a Dream."

Beyond his chart-toppers, Nelly also left an impact on pop culture through his sartorial choices, including the renowned band-aid. Thanks to his contributions to the culture, the rapper is a multi-millionaire. But what's Nelly's net worth?

Read for details.

Nelly's current net worth is noteworthy

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nelly is worth an impressive $70 million — a figure that has remained steady over the years due to his impressive repertoire of hits. Earlier this year, Nelly sold the masters to some of his songs to HarbourView Equity Partners (HarbourView). It's a business decision that a lot of artists seem to be making these days.

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Nelly performs at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

In a press release about the deal, he stated: "As artists, we put our heart and soul into each track, and there comes a time when you consider preservation of that artistry."

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"My music is my legacy, which I want to last beyond me, continuing to make my existing fans happy while reaching new generations and new audiences," Nelly added. "I am excited to partner with HarbourView to create opportunities for discovery of my music decades from now."


Rapper, singer, songwriter

Net worth: 70 million

Nelly is a rapper, singer, and songwriter who got his start in the rap industry in the early 90s. His impressive repertoire boasts songs like "Dilemma" and "Just A Dream."

Aside from his music, Nelly is also involved in a lot of entrepreneurial and philanthropic ventures.

Birth name: Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.

Birthday: November 2, 1974

Birth Place: Austin, Texas

Kids: 3

Father: Cornell Haynes Sr

Mother: Rhonda Mack

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The "Ride Wit Me" rapper has a career that spans over two decades and that has allowed him to diversify his income through sponsorships and business investments ranging from real estate to sports, music, and fashion.

It's presumable that he has remained relevant and in high demand because of his ability to switch from one genre to the other successfully, which significantly influenced his likability and, by extension, marketability.

Unsurprisingly, Nelly's music career has drawn a lot of attention to his personal life.

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Does Nelly have a wife and kids? Read for details on his personal life!

Nelly reunited with his old flame — fellow world-renowned artist Ashanti — after years of being apart. Today, the pair seem to be inseparable. Fans are ecstatic about the reunion, which brought back memories of the duo's relationship in its early years.

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Nelly and Ashanti attend Nelly's Halloween Birthday Celebration.

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The pair first started dating in 2003, before breaking up ten years later and reuniting again another 10 years later. The saying goes: "The heart wants what it wants." That's very fitting for these two.

Word on the street is that the reunited couple are expecting a child together, but those rumors have yet to be confirmed.

Nelly currently has four children from a previous relationship: Shawn, Chanelle, Sydney, and Cornell. Plus, in a conversation with PEOPLE, Nelly confirmed that he also helps to raise his late sister's children.

Although there is no confirmation yet if he is going to be a father five times over, we will keep our eyes and ears to the ground.

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