Rick Ross visits SiriusXM Studios on October 13, 2023 in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Everyday He’s Hustling: Here’s How Rick Ross Is Building Wealth Beyond the Booth

Rick Ross is the rap game's biggest boss — largely thanks to the many investments the bonafide business mogul has made over the years.


Oct. 23 2023, Published 5:55 p.m. ET

While he's best known for owning Maybach Music, hopping on thundering beats, and his stunning storytelling prowess, Rick Ross has demonstrated a keen eye for business opportunities that extend far beyond the recording booth.

The rapper has built a formidable empire, not just with his music but also with his shrewd investment choices. That's exactly how he became the rap game's "biggest boss."

In a viral clip from his interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music's Rap Life Radio, the music executive said that he had spent a staggering $100 million in just six months. His comments prompted the internet to ask — why is Rick Ross so wealthy and how does he make his money? We have answers!

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What is Rick Ross’s net worth?

When tallying the money he's made via his multifaceted endeavors in business and music, Rick Ross' estimated net worth stands at a substantial $150 million (according to Celebrity Net Worth.)

To acquire such wealth, Ross had to make some alliances in the business world — many of which turned out to be pretty lucrative.

Read on for details on the companies that are in the rapper's investment portfolio!

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 Rick Ross performs during Day 3 of Wireless Festival 2021 at Crystal Palace on September 12, 2021 in London, England.
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Rick Ross

Rapper and Businessman

Net worth: $15 million

Rick Ross is an American rapper and record executive who founded Maybach Music. He is also the owner of several Wing Stop locations and Belaire Champagne.

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The Boss has always been vocal about his love for lemon pepper wings, so it's not surprising that he turned his passion into profit. He opened his first Wingstop location in Memphis, Tenn., and it was a smash hit. Today, he owns more than 30 stores across the country.

From time to time, he'll even pull up at his restaurants to personally interact with fans and customers, creating an authentic connection that goes far beyond a celebrity endorsement.

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Bel-Air Estates

Beyond investing in businesses, Rick Ross has also invested in luxury living. The rap mogul famously bought a jaw-dropping mansion in Bel-Air, and it's not just a house; issa estate.

With an impressive 109 rooms, a sprawling swimming pool, and massive living spaces, Ross's palace is the epitome of opulence.

Checkers and Rally's

Another delicious addition to Rick Ross' investment portfolio is his multiple Checkers and Rally's restaurants. Much like Wingstop, Ross didn't just put his name on the brand; he invested in it.

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Checkers and Rally's are known for their flavorful burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Although they've been around forever, Ross' endorsement played a significant role in the growth and popularity of these chain restaurants.

Rick Ross and Dj Khaled on stage at Toie's Royal Court: Super Sweet 16 at Versace Mansion
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Evander Holyfield Mansion

In 2014, Rick Ross made a substantial real estate acquisition by purchasing the former residence of boxer Evander Holyfield for a hefty $5.8 million.

This impressive estate — located in Fayetteville County, Ga. — boasts 109 rooms and is nestled on a sprawling 235 acres of land. Renowned for its grandeur, it is reported to be the largest house in the entire state of Georgia.

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