Eminem is one of the most iconic rappers and he is considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He is credited for popularizing hip hop in middle America and his global success and acclaimed works are widely regarded to have broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music. All in all, he has 11 studio albums and he has sold more than 220 million copies worldwide — making him the best-selling music artist of all time. In this article, however, we will be talking about Eminem’s net worth in 2022.

Net Worth$230 million
Salary$20 million per year (estimate)
SponsorsBeats by Dre, Lipton’s Brisk Iced Tea, Carhartt, Casio, Chrysler, Jordan Brand
ProfessionRapper, songwriter, record producer

Eminem’s net worth in 2022 (estimate): $230 million

Eminem's 2022 Net Worth, Eminem

Eminem’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $230 million. This is agreed upon by multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.

Before we get into his legendary career, let us learn more about Eminem’s early life and how it got started for the great rapper.

Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae. His parents were in a band called Daddy Warbucks and they played in Ramada Inns along the Dakotas-Montana border. Unfortunately, they separated and his father moved to California where he had two children, Michael and Sarah. His mom later had a son named Nathan “Kate” Kane Samara.

During his childhood, Eminem and his mom rarely stayed in one house for more than a year two as they were shuttling between Detroit and Missouri to live with family members. For much of his youth, he and his mother lived in a working-class, primarily black, neighborhood in Detroit. Debbie and Eminem were one of three white households on the block and he was beaten several times by black youths.

As a child, he was interested in storytelling with a preference for comic books before he discovered hip hop. At home, he frequently fought with his mother. A social worker described her mother as having a very suspicious, almost paranoid personality”.

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At the age of 17, Eminem dropped out of Lincoln High School after spending three years in 9th grade due to truancy and poor grades. Despite being interested in English, he never explored literature as he preferred comic books and he disliked math and social studies. Eminem then worked several jobs to help his mother pay the bills, but he said she often threw him out of the house after taking most of his paycheck.

Eminem began rapping at the age of 14 years old with his high school friend Mike Ruby and they used the name Manix and M&M, which the latter evolved to Eminem. He sneaked into neighboring Osborn High School with friend and fellow rapper Proof to join freestyle rap battles. On Saturdays, they attended open mic contests at the Hip-Hop Shop on West 7 Mile — considered to be ground zero for the Detroit rap scene.

In 1988, he went by the stage name MC Double M and formed his first group, New Jacks. The following year, they joined Bassmint Productions and they changed their name to Soul Intent in 1992 with Proof and other childhood friends. In 1996, Eminem and Proof teamed up with four other rappers to form The Dirty Dozen (D12).

Eminem was soon signed to Jeff and Mark Bass’s F.B.T. Productions and recorded his debut album Infinite. Unfortunately, the album was a commercial failure to the point the Detroit disc jockeys largely stayed away from his album.

After the failure of his first album, Eminem developed a sadistic and violent alter ego called Slim Shady. The character allowed him to express his anger with lyrics about drugs, rape, and murder. He went to Los Angeles to compete in the 1997 Rap Olympics where he placed second. An intern for Interscope Records was in attendance and he asked for a copy of the Slim Shady EP. This would obviously go on to help Eminem’s net worth in 2022.

The EP was sent to CEO Jimmy Iovine and he played the tape for record producer Dr. Dre, founder of Aftermath Entertainment and founding member of hip hop group N.W.A. He then told to find Eminem and he subsequently hired him.

In February 1999, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP. By the end of the year, the album was certified triple platinum. This marked the beginning of a friendship and musical bond between Dr. Dre and Eminem as they collaborated on a number of hit songs throughout the years.

In May 2000, he released Marshall Mathers LP and it sold 1.76 million copies in its first week, topping records held by Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle for fastest-selling hip hop album and Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time for fastest-selling solo album. The album spawned great hits such as The Real Slim Shady, The Way I Am, and Stan.

In the 43rd Grammy Award in 2001, Eminem performed with Elton John and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) condemned John’s decision to perform with Eminem as they considered his lyrics homophobic.

He then released his third album, The Eminem Show, in May 2002, and it reached number one on the charts and sold over 1.332 million copies in its first week. The album eventually sold 27 million copies worldwide and was the best-selling album of 2002.

In 2004, he released Encore, which was another success but not as successful compared to his previous albums. The album’s first single, Just Lose It, contained slurs toward Michael Jackson and the music video parodies Jackson’s child molestation trial, plastic surgery, and the incident where his hair caught fire during a commercial shoot.

In 2005, rumors emerged claiming that Eminem was considering retirement. On December 6, 2005, Aftermath Entertainment released a greatest hits album titled Curtain Call: The Hits.

“I’m at a point in my life right now where I feel like I don’t know where my career is going. This is the reason that we called (the new CD) Curtain Call, because this could be the final thing. We don’t know.” Eminem said.

Eminem made a comeback in 2009 and released a new album titled Relapse. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the album was a commercial success and it put his presence back in the hip hop world. He then released the follow-up album the following year titled Recovery and it sold 741,000 copies during its first week.

He continued to release albums over the years such as The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Revival (2017), Kamikaze (2018), and Music to be Murdered By (2020).

Most recently, Eminem performed at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Anderson. Paak. The show had 103.4 million viewers, higher than the game’s 101.1 million viewers.


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Aside from his rapping career, he also dabbled in acting when he made his Hollywood debut in the semi-autobiographical 2002 film 8 Mile. Eminem said the movie was a representation of growing up in Detroit rather than an account of his life. His song, Lose Yourself, which was part of the soundtrack of the movie, won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Eminem has cemented himself as one of the greatest rappers of all time and he will forever be remembered for his impact in hip hop and how he broke barriers for white men to become rappers. Rolling Stone included him on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

With all of that being said, were you surprised about Eminem’s net worth in 2022?