Who Is Ray J?
Ray J is a famous American singer who is also a television personality and songwriter. He is Brandy Norwood’s brother and Snoop Dogg’s first cousin. In 2007, he released his first album titled “Everything You Want.” To date, he has already released four studio albums and is believed to release the fifth one anytime soon.
Aside from his music career, he has also appeared in various TV shows and is one of the main casts of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.”
You may be familiar with Ray J, given how popular is. But, do you know about his early and personal lives? His age, weight, and height? How about his net worth? If you are interested, then let’s find out!
- Celebrity Name: Ray J
- Real Name: William Raymond Norwood, Jr.
- Birth Date: January 17, 1981
- Birth Place: McComb, Mississippi, USA
- Age: 39
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.7 m
- Weight: 74 kilos
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Married
- Wife’s Name: Princess Love, married since 2016
- Children: 1, Melody Love Norwood
- Profession: Songwriter, singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, TV personality
- Net Worth 2020: $14 million
His Early Life
Originally born as William Ray Norwood, Jr., Ray J came into this world on January 17, 1981, to parents Willie Norwood and Sonja Bates-Norwood. He was born in McComb Mississipi and is the brother of Brandy Norwood, an award-winning artist. Because of his passion, he worked at a really young age and even appeared in TV commercials as a child. With his early exposure, he has developed his talents in acting.
His Personal Life
Ray J tied the knot with wife, Princess Love in 2016. They are both main characters in the show “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” In the past, he had relationships with several famous women, such as Kim Kardashian, Mia Milano, Monica Leon, Whitney Houston, Joanna Hernandez, Lil’ Kim, and Olivia Alvarez.
In 2011, he got into a feud with Fabulous and got arrested twice in 2014. The first one was in May for vandalism, while the second was in July for resisting arrest, vandalizing police cars, and sexual battery.
Ray J landed a deal with Elektra Records in 1995 and just after two years, released his first studio album titled “Everything You Want.” He then released his second album in 2001 titled “This Ain’t a Game.” In 2005, he released his third album titled “Radiation.” His fourth and most successful album, “All I Feel” was released just three years after.
In addition to his studio albums, Ray J also released two soundtrack albums and a mixtape. Some of his famous pieces include “Another Day in Paradise,” “Let It Go,” “One Wish,” “Wait a Minute,” “I Hit It First,” “Sexy Can I,” and “Famous.” He also collaborated with several artists, such as Lil’ Fizz, DJ Absolut, and New Boyz. In 2018, he was set to release his fifth album, “Redemption.”
For his TV career, Ray J appeared in “Wild N’ Out” and “Black Sash.” From the years 1993 and 1994, he appeared in the “The Sindbad Show.” He also appeared in the movie “The Enemy Within” in 1994. His other television appearances include “One On One,” For the Love of Ray J,” “Shark,” and “Moesha.”
Moreover, Ray J was the host of “Bad Girls All-Star Battle.” Other shows he participated are “Leave it to Stevie,” “The Rickey Smiley Show,” and “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business.” He also became a contestant on the “Celebrity Big Brother,” a reality show in 2017.
Net Worth of Ray J in 2020
Ray J is believed to have a net worth of $14 million USD. His money came from the albums, singles, and TV projects he has made. However, most of his fortune certainly came from his appearances in TV shows and reality shows. Aside from these shows, Ray J also appeared in various movies. These include “Steel,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Envy,” “Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored,” “A Day in the Life,” Christmas at Water’s Edge,” and “Sharknado: Oh Hell No!”
Ray J is also an entrepreneur and is the owner of Raytroniks, which sells smartphones, smartwatches, and electric bikes. A lot of world-famous celebrities have endorsed his business, such as Snoop Dogg, Sean Combs, Brandy, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and even Stephen Curry. In June 2019, he announced the release of his Marijuana line called “William Ray LA.”
Ray J is certainly one of the most well-known celebrities across the globe. Apart from his music career, he is a talented actor and a successful entrepreneur. This is no wonder that his net worth in 2020 has reached $14 million! With his continuous success, we will surely see a lot more of Ray J.