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Joe Budden Net Worth

Joe Budden net worth salary and more
Net Worth$6,000,000
Full NameJoseph Anthony Budden II
Date of Birth/AgeAugust 31, 1980 (age 38)
Source of wealthRapper, Songwriter , Broadcaster, Journalist, Media Personality
Country of originU.S
State/City of originHarlem, New York
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Joe Budden’s net worth is 6 million dollars. He has made millions of dollars from his career that’s spanned over a decade and includes stints in the music and television industries.

How Much Joe Budden Make a Year?

Joe makes at least $400-$500,000 each year. He makes thousands of dollars each month for the podcast that he hosts on Spotify.


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He still makes thousands of dollars each year from the royalties that come from the use of his song in movies and in video games.

He also earns a few thousand dollars for each episode of the reality television show, “Love & Hip-Hop” that he stars in alongside his fiancé, Cyn Santana.

How does Joe Budden make his money?

Joe’s made millions of dollars from the sale of his music and the albums he’s helped produce. He’s had a number of singles that not only topped the charts but were featured songs in incredibly popular movies and video games.

He still gets royalty checks from those ventures today. Joe also makes good money from the podcast he hosts and from the episodes of “Love & Hip-Hop” that feature him.


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Joe Budden is an incredibly talented rapper, songwriter, reality TV star and songwriter. While he’s retired from the music industry, everything that Budden participates in seems to become a success.

His life could have taken a much different direction though, as he was heavily addicted to drugs at a young age. Heeding the advice of his mother, Joe turned his life around and is now an American success story.

Early Life

Joseph Anthony Budden was born on August 31st, 1980 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He’s 31 years old and is about 6 feet tall and nearly everyone calls him by his nickname Joe.

Though he was born in Harlem, his family then moved to Queens, but ultimately Joe was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Joe is one of four kids, including two twin brothers. His father was an instrumentalist, which likely helped push Joe to pursue music as his future career.


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Joe had no interest in school when he was young, so as soon as he was able to, he started getting into drugs.

He abused drugs for years until his mother confronted him in 1997, demanding that he go to rehab, which he did.


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Personal life

In his early days, Joe was quite popular with the ladies and was previously linked to a number of women. While he is very quiet about his relationships, it is believed that Joe was previously married to the mother of his son, Trey Budden.

The two didn’t have a great relationship and it’s no secret that Joe was arrested by the New Jersey police in 2010 for not paying child support.


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Joe is currently dating Cyn Santana. Cyn is a model who was featured in many rapper’s music videos. She is bisexual and was dating a woman named Erica Mena when she met Joe on the set of a reality TV show.


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That relationship ended and Joe and Cyn started dating a short time later. They are quite happy, and their relationship is featured on the popular television show, “Love & Hip-Hop.” In December 2017, Cyn gave birth to a child, named Lexington Budden.


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In December of 2018, Joe asked Cyn to marry him on a live podcast.


Joe began his career in high school when he got into rap battles with his friends. He also was featured on a number of well-known rapper’s mix-tapes.

In 2003, he released his debut album, “Joe Budden,” which featured his Grammy-nominated song “Pump It Up.” His second single from the album, “Fire,” featuring Busta Rhymes, was featured in the movie “Mean Girls.”


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A third single, “Drop Drop,” was featured on the NBA Live 2003 video game. Joe also worked with a number of artists and was featured on many of their singles during this time.

His second album, “The Growth” never ended up being released because of issues Joe had with Def Jam Records.

At present, Joe Budden net worth reached $6,000,000.

They didn’t like the direction he was going with his music but was able to release his Mood Muzik series with them before their relationship ended.

In December 2007, Joe signed with Amalgam Digital which led to the release of four more albums. At this same time, Joe joined forces with a number of other artists to form the groups,” Slaughterhouse” and “SLV.” He claims to have retired from rapping in 2018.


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Joe hosts his own podcast on Spotify, is featured on the show “Love & Hip-Hop” and works with a company called Revolt that is owned by Sean Combs.

Interesting Facts

  • The song “Pump It Up” was not only nominated for a Grammy but it was featured in the movie “2 Fast 2 Furious,” as well as three different video games.
  • The second single from his debut album, “Fire,” was featured in the movie “Mean Girls” as well as in a number of video games.
  • Joe Budden was transformed into a character on the video game “Madden NFL 2004.”
  • Joe called himself a solo artist in 2017 and then in 2018 announced that he was retiring from the rap world.
  • In 2012, Joe missed one of his own Slaughterhouse concerts due to a dispute over a $75 parking ticket.


  • Joe started his music career while he was in high school. Unfortunately, the start of his music career was connected to his very intense use of drugs.
  • Joe went to rehab to get off of drugs, thanks to some coaxing from his mother.
  • Joe’s released a number of incredibly successful albums but now says that he is retired from the music industry, instead focusing on his podcast and television series.
  • Many of Joe’s songs were featured in movies or on video games. This just increased his popularity.
  • He is engaged to Cyn Santana and they have a child together named Lexington Budden. The couple didn’t like each other when they first met.

Favorite Quotes from Joe Budden

“Whatever you’re going through, could always be much worse. Don’t make a mistake, mistaking your blessings for a curse.”

“Why try to fit in when you’re a standout?”

“Leave the past in the past, tomorrow is not promised and today is just a gift. I guess that is why it is the present.”

“Success to me is self-determined. It’s crazy when I think of the life I live today, to come from a kid strung out on angel dust, homeless, at some points sleeping in the street. I had no money, didn’t know where the next meal was coming from. There was no sex, no relationships, people that didn’t love me, didn’t care about me, and to be where I am today… that’s successful. When I signed my record deal I always wanted to be respected by my peers for my ability and my skill level.”

Tips for success from Joe Budden

You never know if you don’t try. You have to put yourself out there if you want to achieve any progress.

Don’t try to fit in with others. Their perfect isn’t your perfect. If you’re a stand out (and you are, no matter who you are) then you need to define your own truth and live your own life.

Standing by your failures will help you find success at an even faster rate

Don’t pay too much attention to what you see on the internet and on social media. If you take it all seriously, you’ll drive yourself crazy. Know who you are, and spend your time doing bigger and better things than spending hours on the internet.

Always have a plan B. Even when things seem certain, they can fall apart. You should always be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Then you can be happy and recognize your blessings when things do work out.