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Bow Wow's Wealth: Exploring the Financial Ups and Downs of the Entertainment Mogul

Bow Wow's career could be studied as the blueprint for longevity in the entertainment industry — and he's built an impressive net worth.


Jun. 11 2024, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

Since the 2000s, Bow Wow has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. Over the years, he has diversified his career, expanding into acting, television hosting, and entrepreneurship. However, Bow has always returned to music.

The rapper first gained notoriety at 13 with his debut album, Beware of Dog. Released in 2000 under the mentorship of rapper Snoop Dogg and producer Jermaine Dupri, the album was a big commercial success.

It featured hits like "Bounce with Me" and "Bow Wow (That's My Name)" and catapulted him into the spotlight. His subsequent albums, including Doggy Bag and Unleashed, further solidified his place in hip-hop.

Bow has since become an entertainment and social media star. He transitioned into acting in 2002, with a starring role in the film Like Mike. He later appeared in a string of movies like Johnson Family Vacation, Roll Bounce, and Lottery Ticket. His television credits include recurring roles on popular series like Entourage and CSI: Cyber.

Bow’s accolades have given way to a hefty fortune. Let’s take a look at the rapper’s net worth, which includes earnings from various entertainment projects.

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Bow Wow attends Tycoon Lingerie Party.

Bow Wow has built and maintained a decent net worth.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bow’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. His decades-long career includes music and acting accomplishments.

He also ventured into television hosting and was equally successful. He co-hosted BET's 106 & Park from 2012 to 2014 and appeared on We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop.

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Despite his early success and diverse career, Bow has faced financial challenges. In 2011, a tax lien revealed that the rapper owed the IRS more than $91,105 for unpaid taxes, according to TMZ. These challenges were compounded by a highly publicized legal dispute over child support payments and have undoubtedly impacted Bow’s net worth over the years.

Bow Wow is a proud parent of two kids.

Bow has a difficult family history, and he has openly talked about his complex upbringing. While he has always gushed over his connection with Jermaine Dupri, the rapper has a strained relationship with his biological father.

“He would sit there all day and just drink, drink, get drunk,” Bow explained during an interview with VladTV. “And as a little boy, you want to play, you want to run around, and he was never able to do that.”

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Shad Moss and Shai Moss attend the Universal Pictures "F9" World Premiere.

Bow is now a father himself. The MC welcomed his first child in 2011 with influencer Joie Chavis. Bow initially denied reports announcing the birth of his daughter, Shai Moss. However, he later opened up about the ordeal and suggested that he was “nervous” about sharing the news with his fans, per Billboard.

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Shad Moss's children Shai Moss and Stone Moss.

Bow’s second child, a son named Stone Moss, was born in 2020, and his birth was also marked by controversy. The rapper again suggested that he had not fathered the child until birth records obtained by The Neighborhood Talk proved otherwise.

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