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From Underground King to Multi-Millionaire: How UGK's Bun B Built His Massive Fortune

Bun B has built an impressive net worth. Between music royalties and his business investments, Bun has been able to create a massive empire.


Jun. 11 2024, Published 2:06 a.m. ET

From his early days as part of the iconic rap duo UGK to his solo career, Bun B has remained an icon in the music industry. The group, which consisted of Bun and Pimp C, formed in 1987.

Their gritty Southern sound quickly set them apart in the burgeoning hip-hop scene, and they quickly generated a buzz. UGK's debut album, Too Hard to Swallow, featured tracks like "Something Good" and "Pocket Full of Stones" and peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

However, their follow-up album is what set them apart. Ridin' Dirty is often hailed as a seminal work in Southern hip-hop. Despite limited mainstream promotion, the album peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. The group’s career hit a rough patch in the early 2000s, leaving Bun to pursue a solo career. During his time in music, the Texas rapper had a monstrous career, resulting in an even more impressive net worth.

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Bun B and Jermaine Dupri at Stubbs BBQ during Freaknik.

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Bun B has a hefty net worth.

As of 2024, Bun B's estimated net worth is around $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Per the database, the rapper’s fortune reflects his diverse portfolio, which includes music royalties, business ventures, and significant contributions to the community.

Bun’s rise to financial prominence began with UGK. Their albums Too Hard to Swallow and Ridin' Dirty were commercially successful, but their 2007 release took their career to another level.

The group’s self-titled album was a massive hit. The album reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Following Pimp C’s death in 2007, Bun embarked on a solo career, and he was just as successful. He released a string of successful albums, including II Trill, Trill OG, and Trill OG: The Epilogue.

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Rapper Bun B performs during The Sesh Music Festival.

Outside of music, Bun has a diverse portfolio. In 2021, Bun co-founded Trill Burgers, a Houston-based burger joint that quickly became a local favorite. Trill Burgers has since expanded to multiple locations, significantly contributing to Bun B’s net worth.

Additionally, Bun has leveraged his hip-hop roots to become an educator. He taught a popular course on religion and hip-hop at Rice University.

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Bun B


Net worth: $4 Million

Bun B is a prominent American rapper and one half of the influential hip-hop duo UGK (Underground Kingz). Besides his music career, he is also a respected cultural icon and educator, teaching a course on religion and hip-hop culture at Rice University.

Birth name: Bernard James Freeman

Birthday: March 19, 1973

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Education: Thomas Jefferson High School

Spouse: Angela “Queenie” Walls (married: 2003)

Kids: Two children

Bun B is a proud family man.

In addition to his financial successes, Bun B is a proud father and husband. Bun has been married to Angela “Queenie” Walls since 2003.

While they do not share any children together, Bun is a father figure to her two children from a previous relationship. Together, Bun and Queenie have been through trying times – including a frightening home invasion in 2019.

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Rapper Bun B and his wife Tammy arrive to the BET Hip Hop Awards 2007.

The incident saw a man force his way into Bun’s home, holding Queenie at gunpoint. Per KHOU 11 New, Bun was on the second level when the invasion occurred but quickly rushed to Queenie’s aid.

Bun was able to restrain the man until police arrived to arrest him. The attacker, Demonte Alif Jackson, later pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary with intent to commit another felony.

Bun and Queenie spoke out during Demonte’s sentencing, shedding light on the devastating moment. When asked to suggest a sentence for Demonte, Queenie asked the court to send the alleged criminal to jail.

“Time in the penitentiary so he can see how it feels to get robbed of your freedom,” Queenie said.

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