How Is The Net Worth of Eminem $230 Million?

January 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered what the net worth of Eminem is? Marshall Bruce Mathers III, professionally known as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best rappers of all time, thanks to his unique, fast-paced rap style.

As of 2021, the net worth of Eminem is $230 million. We’ll show you everything “Slim Shady” did to amass his massive net worth in this post.

Early Life

Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He had an interesting childhood. His mother nearly passed away during a grueling, 73-hour labor with him.

During his childhood, Eminem’s parents were in a band together before separating. After their separation, Eminem and his mother spent much of their time shuttling between Michigan and Missouri. The two rarely stayed in one house for more than a year at a time. Eminem’s childhood found him living in multiple places in Missouri, including St. Joseph, Kansas City, and Savannah.

Eminem spent much of his youth in lower-middle-class, primarily Black Detroit neighborhoods. Children on his block frequently bullied him, as he was one of three white households in the area. Interestingly, his love for story-telling is what eventually led him to discover hip-hop. In fact, before diving into the world of music, Eminem aspired to be a comic book artist.

The nickname, Eminem, actually started as “M&M.” The young artist based the nickname on his initials, “MM” (Marshall Mathers). Eventually, Eminem decided to drop out of high school at 17. He would work a series of different jobs while working on his rap skills and entering rap battles around Detroit.

Eminem Discovers Music

Eminem first discovered his interest in music as a teenager. He and a buddy would frequently sneak into a nearby high school lunchroom to compete in rap battles. Recently, he admitted to going as far as studying the dictionary to improve his rap skills.

After a while, Eminem gained respect from the Detroit hip-hop scene. He would go on to join Bassmint Productions (later renamed Soul Intent). During this time, Eminem hustled as hard as anyone. While holding a part-time job as a cook/dishwasher, he recorded music with multiple production companies. Thanks to his grit, he eventually released his debut album in 1996, “Infinite,” through Web Entertainment.

Eminem Meets Dr. Dre

In March 1998, Eminem’s landlord evicted him. He took this opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to continue his rap career and mainly participate in the Rap Olympics. He put on a show, placing second, and drawing the attention an Interscope Records staff member. That staff member then passed his album, “The Slim Shady EP” on to Jimmy Lovine, CEO of Interscope Records.

Jimmy Lovine showed the album to one of NWA’s biggest stars, Dr. Dre. Dre had just started his company, Aftermath Records, and was on the hunt for new talent. He immediately fell in love with Eminem’s style and insisted his team find him. Dre’s team quickly found him and signed him to a contract with Aftermath Entertainment.

Following his stellar performance at the 1997 Los Angeles Rap Olympics, he re-recorded his album, The Slim Shady EP, with Dr. Dre as his executive producer. “Slim Shady” is Eminem’s fictional hip-hop alter ego: a vulgar character full of anger and cynicism.

The Slim Shady LP was an instant classic, exploding the net worth of Eminem at the time. It went certified 4X Platinum in the United States and Eminem won a Grammy for best rap album.

Eminem went on to have sustained success in the music industry. In May 2000, he released “The Marshall Mathers LP.” The album sold faster than any other album in hip-hop history. It also sold over 21 million copies. Even “The Eminem Show,” his next album, sold over 27 million copies. By this point, he took the rap game by storm, and there was no turning back.

Eminem Net Worth: Music Awards

Below is a list of Eminem’s musical accolades since the beginning of his illustrious career.

YearAwardNomineeNomination
1999MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
1999MTV Video Music AwardsMy Name IsBest New Artist in a Video
2000Grammy AwardsMy Name IsBest Rap Solo Performance
2000Grammy AwardsThe Slim Shady LPBest Rap Album
2000Billboard Music AwardsThe Real Slim ShadyMaximum Vision Video
2000Billboard Music AwardsThe Real Slim ShadyBest Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the Year
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsEminemFavorite New Male Artist
2000Guinness Book of World RecordsEminemFastest selling rap artist
2000MOBO AwardsThe Real Slim ShadyBest Hip Hop Act
2000MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
2000MTV Europe Music AwardsMarshall Mathers LPBest Album
2000MTV Video Music AwardsThe Real Slim ShadyVideo of the Year
2000MTV Video Music AwardsThe Real Slim ShadyBest Male Video
2001Grammy AwardsThe Real Slim ShadyBest Rap Solo Performance
2001Grammy AwardsForgot About Dre (with Dr. Dre)Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
2001Grammy AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LPBest Rap Album
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsEminemFavorite Male Artist
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsEminemFavorite Rap Artist
2001Brit AwardsEminemBest International Male Solo Artist
2001Detroit Music AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LPOutstanding National Album
2001Detroit Music AwardsThe Real Slim ShadyOutstanding National Single
2001ECHO AwardsMarshall Mathers LPBest Hip-Hop/Urban Artist (International)
2001Japan Radio Popular Disc AwardsEminemBest Male Vocalist
2001Juno AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LPBest Selling Album (foreign or domestic)
2001MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
2001World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Selling Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
2002Billboard Music AwardsThe Eminem ShowAlbum of the Year
2002Billboard Music AwardsThe Eminem ShowR&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year
2002Billboard Music AwardsThe Eminem ShowTop 200 Billboard Album
2002ECHO AwardsDevil’s NightBest Hip-Hop/Urban Artist (International)
2002Guinness Book of World RecordsThe Eminem ShowBest selling album of hip hop in the first week of the UK chart release
2002Mnet Asian Music AwardsEminemBest International Artist
2002MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Male Act
2002MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
2002MTV Europe Music AwardsThe Eminem ShowBest Album
2002MTV Europe Music AwardsThe Eminem ShowBest Rap/Hip-Hop Album
2002MTV Video Music AwardsWithout MeVideo of the Year
2002MTV Video Music AwardsWithout MeBest Male Video
2002MTV Video Music AwardsWithout MeBest Rap Video
2002MTV Video Music AwardsWithout MeBest Direction in a Video
2003Grammy AwardsWithout MeBest Music Video
2003Grammy AwardsThe Eminem ShowBest Rap Album
2003Academy AwardsLose Yourself (from 8 Mile)Best Original Song
2003American Music AwardsEminemFavorite Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist
2003American Music AwardsEminemFavorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
2003American Music AwardsThe Eminem ShowFavorite Hip-Hop/R&B Album
2003American Music AwardsThe Eminem ShowFavorite Pop/Rock Album
2003BMI Awards (BMI Film/TV Awards)Lose YourselfBest Music
2003BMI Awards (BMI Film/TV Awards)Lose YourselfMost Performed Song From A Film
2003Brit AwardsEminemBest International Male Solo Artist
2003Brit AwardsThe Eminem ShowBest International Album
2003Detroit Music AwardsLose YourselfOutstanding National Single
2003ECHO AwardsThe Eminem ShowBest Hip-Hop/Urban Artist (International)
2003Juno AwardsThe Eminem ShowInternational Album of the Year
2003MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
2003MTV Movie Awards8 Mile (Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith Jr.)Best Male Performance
2003MTV Movie Awards8 Mile (Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith Jr.)Best Breakthrough Male
2003MTV Video Music AwardsLose YourselfBest Video from a Film
2003MuchMusic Video AwardsLose YourselfPeople’s Choice: Favorite international artist
2003People’s Choice AwardsEminemFavorite Male Musical Performer
2003Teen Choice AwardsEminemChoice Movie: Actor Drama/Action Adventure
2003Teen Choice AwardsEminemChoice Movie: Breakout Star – Male
2003Teen Choice AwardsEminemChoice Music: Male Artist
2003Teen Choice AwardsEminemChoice Music: Rap Artist
2003World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Selling American Artist
2003World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Pop/Rock Artist
2003World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best American Male Artist
2004Grammy AwardsLose YourselfBest Male Rap Solo Performance
2004Grammy AwardsLose YourselfBest Rap Song
2004MTV Europe Music AwardsD12Best Hip-Hop Act
2005American Music AwardsEminemFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist
2005Brit AwardsEminemBest International Male Solo Artist
2005Detroit Music AwardsEncoreOutstanding National Major Label Recording
2005ECHO AwardsEncoreBest Hip-Hop/Urban Artist (International)
2005Guinness Book of World RecordsEminemMost successful rap artist in the UK
2005Teen Choice AwardsEminemChoice Music: Rap Artist
2005Teen Choice AwardsMockingbirdChoice Music: Rap Track
2005World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Selling Pop/Rock Artist
2005World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Selling Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
2006American Music AwardsEminemFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist
2006Guinness Book of World RecordsSmack ThatMost entries jumped on US hot 100 chart
2006IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music AwardCurtain Call -The HitsTen Best Sales Releases, Foreign
2007ECHO AwardsCurtain Call: The HitsBest Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)
2008Vibe Magazine Special AwardsEminemBest Rapper Alive
2009Billboard Music AwardsEminemArtist of the Decade
2009MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Male Act
2009MTV Video Music AwardsWe Made YouBest Hip-Hop Video
2010Grammy AwardsCrack a Bottle (featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent)Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
2010Grammy AwardsRelapseBest Rap Album
2010American Music AwardsEminemFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist
2010American Music AwardsRecoveryFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
2010BET Hip-Hop AwardsEminemLyricist of the Year
2010Billboard Music AwardsEminemMale Artist of the Year
2010Guinness Book of World RecordsEminem21st century’s top-selling album act (USA)
2010Guinness Book of World RecordsEminemMost successive US albums to debut at No.1 by a solo artist
2010Guinness Book of World RecordsEminemRapper with the most no.1 albums in the UK
2010Guinness Book of World RecordsEminemMost successive US No.1 albums by a solo artist
2010MOBO AwardsEminemBest International Act
2010MTV Africa Music AwardsEminemBest International Artist
2010MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
2010MTV Video Music AwardsNot AfraidBest Hip-Hop Video
2010MTV Video Music AwardsNot AfraidBest Male Video
2010People’s Choice AwardsEminemFavorite Hip-Hop Artist
2010Soul Train Music AwardsLove the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)Best hip-hop song of the year
2010Teen Choice AwardsEminemChoice Music: Best Rap Artist
2010Teen Choice AwardsRelapseChoice Music: Best Rap Album
2010Teen Choice AwardsLove the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track
2010World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Rap/Hip-Hop Selling Artist
2011Grammy AwardsRecoveryBest Rap Album
2011Grammy AwardsNot AfraidBest Rap Solo Performance
2011Barbados Music AwardsLove the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)Best Collaboration
2011Billboard Music AwardsEminemTop Artist
2011Billboard Music AwardsEminemTop Male Artist
2011Billboard Music AwardsEminemTop Rap Artist
2011Billboard Music AwardsEminemTop Streaming Artist
2011Billboard Music AwardsRecoveryTop Billboard 200 Album
2011Billboard Music AwardsRecoveryTop Rap Album
2011Billboard Music AwardsLove the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)Top Rap Song
2011Billboard Music AwardsBad Meets EvilTop Social Artist
2011BMI Awards (BMI Pop Awards)Love the Way You LieAward-Winning Songs
2011BMI Awards (BMI Urban Awards)Love the Way You LieAward-Winning Songs
2011BMI Awards (BMI Urban Awards)Not AfraidAward-Winning Songs
2011Detroit Music AwardsRecoveryOutstanding National Major Label Recording
2011Detroit Music AwardsNot AfraidOutstanding National Single
2011Detroit Music AwardsNot AfraidOutstanding Video / Major Budget (Over $10,000)
2011ECHO AwardsRecoveryBest Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)
2011MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
2011People’s Choice AwardsEminemFavorite Male Artist
2011People’s Choice AwardsEminemFavorite Hip-Hop Artist
2011People’s Choice AwardsLove the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)Favorite Song
2011People’s Choice AwardsLove the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)Favorite Music Video
2011Teen Choice AwardsEminemChoice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
2012People’s Choice AwardsEminemFavorite Hip-Hop Artist
2013MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop Act
2013MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemGlobal Icon Award
2013Youtube Music AwardsEminemArtist of the Year
2014Billboard Music AwardsEminemTop Rap Artist
2014Billboard Music AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LP 2Top Rap Album
2014BMI Awards (BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards)The MonsterMost Performed Songs
2014Detroit Music AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LP 2Outstanding National Major Label Recording
2014Detroit Music AwardsBerzerkOutstanding Video / Major Budget (over $10,000)
2014ECHO AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LP 2Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)
2014MTV Video Music AwardsRap GodBest Editing
2014Swiss Music AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LP 2Best Album Urban International
2014World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Selling Artist
2014World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best Rap/Hip-Hop Selling Artist
2014World Music AwardsEminemWorlds Best American Selling Artist
2015Grammy AwardsThe Monster (featuring Rihanna)Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
2015Grammy AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LP 2Best Rap Album
2015BMI Awards (BMI Pop Awards)The MonsterAward-Winning Songs
2015Guinness Book of World RecordsRap GodMost words in a hit single
2015Guinness Book of World RecordsEminemLargest vocabulary for a recording artist
2015RIAA AwardsNot AfraidDiamond Digital Award (for over 10,000,000 sales/streams)
2015RIAA AwardsLove the Way You LieDiamond Digital Award (for over 10,000,000 sales/streams)
2015RIAA AwardsThe Marshall Mathers LPDiamond Album Award (for over 10,000,000 sales)
2015RIAA AwardsThe Eminem ShowDiamond Album Award (for over 10,000,000 sales)
2017Guinness Book of World RecordsEminemMost likes for a musician on Facebook (male)
2017MTV Europe Music AwardsEminemBest Hip-Hop
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Eminem Net Worth After 8 Mile

Eminem Net Worth

Following his musical success, Eminem jumped into a new industry – film. He would proceed to star in a fictional biopic of his life, 8 Mile. The film revolved around a young rapper from Detroit looking for any way to make it out. Sound familiar?

Anyway, the film was a general success amongst critics but a cult classic. The film even won an Academy Award thanks to Eminem’s original song, “Lose Yourself.” His witty and likable performance in 8 Mile also led to even more widespread recognition for the young rapper and opened the door for even more film opportunities.

Eminem Net Worth 2021

As of 2021, Eminem has a net worth of $230 million. He amassed his sizable net worth through his wildly successful series of studio albums. Some of his most popular projects include “Marshall Mathers LP” and “Slim Shady LP.”

However, Eminem’s net worth and recognition really took off after his performance in cult classic, “8 Mile.” The movie opened at No. 1 with $51,240,555 in its opening weekend, the then second highest opening for an R-rated movie in the U.S. The film would go on to gross $116,750,901 domestically and $126,124,177 overseas for a total of $242,875,078 worldwide.

Eminem’s most recent project is his latest studio album, “Music To Be Murdered By.” In the United States, the album opened at number one on the Billboard 200 with 279,000 album-equivalent units, consisting of 117,000 traditional album sales, 217.6 million streams, and 8,000 track equivalent albums.

Key Takeaways

Money doesn’t buy happiness: …It buys “crazy-ass happiness.” Eminem once gave this advice to children on national television. He never entered the rap game entirely for the money. His love of storytelling drew him to the art of the practice. From there, it became less of a job and more of a passion project. Pursue your passions, not money.

Believe in your goals: “Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.” Words to live by, by Slim Shady himself. His intentions were to show the world that you need to have it all figured out from the jump. The easy part is starting, the hard part is staying motivated and silencing the noise.

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