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Nelly Net Worth

Nelly Net Worth
Net Worth$60,000,000
NameCornell Iral Haynes Jr.
Date of Birth/AgeNovember 2, 1974 (age 44)
State/City of originAustin, Texas, U.S.
Years active1993–present
Occupation(s) Rapper,singer, songwriter,actor.

Net Worth

Nelly’s net worth is $60 million. In addition to being a high-selling music artist, Nelly has also prospered as an entrepreneur.

He sold an one-year deal in 2003 with Nike, releasing a limited-edition sneaker. It was called “Air Derrty,” playing off of Nelly’s southern/mid-western accent.


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This sneaker was also a retro remake of the signature sneaker, Charles Barkley. Nelly also signed a shoe deal with Reebok. This rapper turned entrepreneur has done ads with Ford Motor Company and Got Milk? during his career.

In August 2003, Nelly sold one million of his energy drink, Pimp Juice, during its first two months. However, he was criticized for his name by black activists.

He is also known for creating the female clothing line Apple Bottoms, which has jeans specifically designed for curvy women. He also created Vokal, a clothing line for men.


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He previously owned the Charlotte Bobcats with Robert Johnson and Michael Jordan. However, in March 2010, Jordan became the new owner.

He had a short stint as an afternoon host on HOT 104.1, a St. Louis radio station, in August 2010.

One month later, he released a DVD called Celebrity Sweat. In 2011, he collaborated with Vatterott College to found the Ex’Treme Institute By Nelly, a music production school.

Additionally, Nelly teamed up with Mike and Ike candy in 2015 and released a movie trailer, The Return of Mike and Ike.


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Nelly is a rapper star and four-time Grammy Award-winning rapper. Nelly made his debut with the album, Country Grammar, which was his best-selling album.

However, his song, “Over and Over” with Tim McGraw, brought him to new heights, adding a different demographic to his fanbase.

In addition to his success in music, Nelly is also accomplished in the entrepreneurial space with several ventures and projects across industries.


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Early Life

Nelly was born as Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. on November 2, 1974. While he was born in Austin, Texas, he is known for his time in St. Louis, Missouri.

Nelly was named after his father, Cornell Iral Haynes, Sr. who served in the US army. When he was seven years old, his parents divorced, which led him to split his time between Missouri and Texas.

When Nelly was 21 years old, he became a part of the hip hop group, the St. Lunatics; their song, “Gimme What Ya Got” became a radio hit.


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Personal life

While Nelly keeps his personal life very private, he has been linked with a few women. He has been dating Shantel since April 2014. Nelly previously dated the Grammy-award-winning R&B singer Ashanti for a few years.

He also was known to date Nicole Narain and Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child. In his spare time, Nelly prioritizes his philanthropy work. He runs 4Sho4Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Nelly started the Jes Us 4 Jackie campaign with his sister, Jackie Donahue when she was diagnosed with leukemia.


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The goal of the campaign was to educate black people and other minorities about bone marrow transparents and register more donors within the community.

Donahue died in 2005, two years after the campaign’s inception. In 2006, Nelly hosted the “White and Black Ball” in St. Louis to collect funds for scholarships; he named the scholarship after Michael Brown who was shot and killed.

His goal was to bring awareness and change to Ferguson. In 2010, he publicly endorsed the Do Something Tackle Hunger campaign, challenging teenagers to combat hunger through donation and advocacy.


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Nelly started his career in 2000 with hit album, Country Grammar. Hits from the album include: “Country Grammar” “Ride Wit Me” and “EI.” A couple of years later, Nelly released his second studio album called Nellyville.

Even though Nellyville was not as successful as Country Grammar, it did exceptionally well on the market, selling millions of copies internationally.

Five singles off the album which performed exceptionally well on the radio include: “Dilemma” (with Kelly Rowland), “Hot in Herre,” “Work It,” “Air Force Ones” and “Pimp Juice.”


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He also teamed up with P. Diddy and Murphy Lee on “Shake Ya Tailfeather” for the Bad Boys II soundtrack, reaching the number one spot in the US.

At present, Nelly’s net worth is $60 million.

In 2004, he came out with his third and fourth albums titled, “Sweat,” and “Suit” peaking in both the national and global charts. One of the big hits of the album include: “Over and Over” with Tim McGraw, reaching number 3 on the Hot 100.

Their collaboration also reached the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart. In 2005, Nelly immersed himself in acting.

He appeared in The Longest Yard, which was a huge box office success. He later released three more studio albums, which all were successful on the market.


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Interesting Facts

  • Nelly was awarded Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and has been referred to as one of the most influential stars of the new millennium.
  • He has been ranked as the fourth best-selling rapper in all of American music history, selling over 21 million albums in the United States. Despite Nelly’s big success, he has encountered some trouble with the law along the way.
  • For example, in 2015, Nelly was charged with felony drug possession as well as simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.
  • However, the product was found to not be methamphetamine, so the felony charge was dismissed. He pleaded guilty and received a misdemeanor and sentenced to one year of probation.


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1.Some of the most popular songs from Nelly’s career to date include: Country Grammar (2000), Dilemma (2002), My Place (2004), Grillz (2005) and Just a Dream (2010).

2.Nelly has never been a rapper who followed the conventional path to success.

3.He embraced his rap career but also ventured into entrepreneurial pursuits, which led him to greater success in fashion, movies, fitness, film, philanthropy and more.

4.For example, Nelly’s film and TV success include the following credits: The Longest Yard, 90210, A Fall from Grace, etc.

5.He also aired his own TV show called Nellyville, which featured a more intimate look at Nelly’s life as he raised his four children and dealt with the grief of losing his sister to cancer.

Favorite Quotes from Nelly

“After ‘Country Grammar’, everybody thinking, ‘Maybe, that was it.’ And then to come back with something like ‘Nellyville’ and to have people appreciate it the way they did, that felt great.”

“Some people will appreciate what you’ve done, the doors that have been opened by you, but some people will realize that they’re not going to make as much money as they thought they would have made.”


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Tips for success from Nelly

1.“I don’t believe in luck. Work hard.”

2.“Life is strange. Times change, but the thing is that karma always finds its way. Stay strong. Don’t let your dreams go. Life can get you down, but what it comes around. It’s not how you hit the ground, what matters is how you fast you get up. Happiness is worth it. Just keep going.”

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