Method Man is a popular American rapper, record producer, and actor who has successfully made the climb from zero to all-around talent. This man is among the best rappers in the industry and has come a long way from his humble roots.
From Humble Beginnings
Clifford Smith was born on March 2, 1971. He mostly grew up with his mother in Staten Island after his parents divorced, but also frequently visited his father in Long Island. He was raised with two sisters and grew up in a modest home. His parents both made just enough to meet their daily needs and send their children to school.
Smith had developed an interest for rap and hip-hop as a child and started trying his skills with creating rhymes as early as the age of 10. His career in rapping started in 1992 when he joined the Wu-Tang Clan, which was an East Coast hip-hop collective. They rose to fame just a few years after the group was founded, with Method Man as their front liner. Thanks to the fame and popularity brought about by the group, Method Man was able to release his first solo album. The album, entitled Tical was positively received by audiences and critics. It peaked #4 on music charts and sold over a million copies. During this time, Method Man was able to secure a bunch of collaborations with other well known artists such as The Notorious B.I.G. and The Spice Girls in 1995.
In 1997, Wu Tang released their first ever Grammy-nominated CD, Wu-Tang Forever. The project sky rocketed Method Man to stardom and allowed him to release his second solo album, Tical 2000: Judgement Day. The album went on to become a certified double platinum. Since then, Method Man has been able to release hit single after single and managed to rise through the ranks as one of the best rappers of all time.
Assets and Net Worth
Method Man is a well known personality in the rapping industry and has been known to sell out shows, concerts, and release chart topping albums that sell by the millions. Thanks to his efforts and success in his music career, his endorsement deals, collaborations, and other business ventures, Method Man’s net worth is said to be at an estimated $14 million USD. Most of the man’s fortune has been spent on mansions, luxury cars, jewelry, and designer clothing of which the rapper is an avid collector.