There are so many celebrities that can’t be forgotten in a hurry and among them is Marshall Bruce Mathers III popularly known as Eminem. Eminem is a renowned American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He is among the best selling artists in the United States and is one of the wealthiest rappers of all time. Learn more about his age, wife, daughter, net worth, and other interesting facts below.
Eminem’s Bio (Age)
He was born as Marshall Bruce Mathers III to Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and his wife Deborah Nelson on October 17, 1972. He was raised in California along with his three other siblings Michael, Sarah, and Nathan. Eminem attended Lincoln High School, following his truancy and poor grades he dropped out of school at the age of seventeen. He started rapping during his teenage age alongside his high school mate named Mike Ruby and they adopted the name Manix and M&M which he later changed to Eminem. He participated in several freestyle rap battles as well as open mic contests.
Eminem began his career in 1992 with the group called the New Jacks, after which he joined Soul Intent. He released his first song titled Infinity in 1996 and his debut album titled Slim Shady EP 1997. In May 2000, his album The Marshall Mathers LP became the top-grossing solo album in the United States. He began the Eminem Show in 2002 and two years later, he released the album titled Encore.
In 2009, he released the album Relapse and the following year, he released another album called Recovery. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was released in 2013 and his recent album titled Revival was released in 2017 is set to feature in the 2018 concert tour tagged Revival Tour. So far, he has released nine studio albums and has collaborated with several artists including Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Rihanna, Akon, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliot, Drake, Jay Z among others.
Asides music, he has also appeared in several movies including The Wash, 8 Mile, Jumper, and Funny People. He has also appeared on several television commercials for Super Bowl XLV and Lipton’s Brisk iced tea. His autobiography titled The Way I Am was published in October 2008.
Net Worth: How Much is Eminem Really Worth?
The king of hip-hop has earned a fortune since the inception of his career. He is among the world’s most successful rappers and also regarded as one the wealthiest rappers in the world. He has gained a lot from his album sales, and productions, as well as, concerts, acting, and other endorsements. As at 2010, his earnings were estimated at $10 – $15 million while in 2015, he earned $31 million from his concerts which contributed to his huge net worth.
However, Eminem currently has a staggering net worth of $190 million. In addition to his net worth, the superstar has been nominated for 43 Grammy Awards out of which he has won 15 including an Oscar. Although he has a lot of money, Eminem isn’t one of those celebrities that brag about their wealth. He donates part of his income every year to charitable organizations including Eight Mile Boulevard Association and Excellence for Detroit.
Is He Gay?
There are so many celebrities whose sexual orientation has been a subject of scrutiny and Eminem happens to be one of them. He has been accused of being homophobic severally by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). During the 43rd Grammy Awards held in 2001, Elton John who is a renowned gay icon was condemned for choosing to perform alongside Eminem in his song titled Stan.
Furthermore, the talented rapper made a surprising revelation during an interview in 2017, he commented on so many issues from his album to his take on Trump’s Presidency as well as his dating life. When asked if he uses dating app, Eminem said he uses gay apps including Tinder and Grinder. The comment, however, raised many eyebrows leaving his fans to wonder in their speculations.
Apparently, the app Grinder is designed for both gay and bisexual men; anyone can use the app to find a partner whether gay or straight. Bottom line is that Eminem is not gay and has straight sexual orientation. His ex-wife and daughter are clear proof to this fact.
Married: Who is the Wife?
Wondering if the multi-talented rapper is married or not? Well, the answer isn’t farfetched. He was previously married to Kimberly Anne Scott with whom he has a daughter named Hailey Scott. Kim is an American freelance illustrator as well as an author. She was born in Warren Michigan in January 1975. The couple met through a mutual friend during high school at Lincoln High School in Michigan. At the time, the rapper was just starting his rapping career; he was fifteen while Kimberly was thirteen.
However, they didn’t have such a smooth relationship; Kim was faced with lots of emotional abuse from the rapper which resulted in several suicide attempts. Despite the controversies, they welcomed their first child – a daughter named Hailey Jade Mathers in 1995. In 1999, the couple tied the knot only for them to go their separate ways two years later. Their on and off relationship continued until 2006 when the duo got hitched the second time, this time the wedding lasted for about four months. After their divorce, the duo got equal custody of their daughter Hailey. Eminem also got custody of Alaina and Whitney Scott. Whitney is Kim’s child from another relationship while Alaina is the daughter of Kim deceased sister.
Eminem has made several references to his daughter in his songs. Hailey is the only child between Eminem and his ex-wife. She was born on December 25, 1995. He dedicated the entire track titled castle to his daughter, giving insight into his approach to fatherhood.
Unlike her father, Hailey never had an interest in becoming a musician. She graduated from college with a degree in Psychology and she is into makeup as well as fashion. Hailey currently lives in a four-bedroom apartment in Detroit, Michigan. She often visits her mother and step-siblings who stay minutes away. She is active on Instagram and other social media platforms. Additionally, she has a boyfriend named Evan McClintock who stays close to her in Michigan. The two lovebirds have been in a relationship for some time now and she has posted their pictures on Instagram. Since McClintock is huge of fan of Eminem, the rapper also approved of their relationship.
His Height and Body Measurements
Slim Shady is very handsome and has an attractive personality. He is not so tall, standing at 5 feet 8 inches which is 2 inches below the average height for American men (5 feet 10 inches) and he weighs 150 pounds (68 kg). Previously, he weighed up to 230 pounds courtesy of his excessive drug intake at the time. With his masculine bodybuild, you can attest that he has put in a great amount of time at the gym putting himself into a good shape. He has body measurements (chest-waist-biceps) of 43-34-15 inches and his shoe size is 10.5 (US).