How much is RZA worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million
|Date of Birth:||July 5, 1969|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is RZA
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, who is known professionally as RZA, is an American actor, author, director, filmmaker, musician, rapper, and record producer. He gained popularity in the early 1990s, after forming the “Wu-Tang Clan”, to which he became the leader and producer of almost all of the hip hop collective’s albums. As a musician, he has created four studio albums and has three collaboration albums, two with Gravediggas and one with Banks & Steelz.
The multi-talented RZA quickly became one of the most popular filmmakers and directors in the early 21st century. Among some of the classics that he has been heavily involved in are “Kill Bill: Volume 1”, “Kill Bill: Volume 2”, “The Man with the Iron Fists”, “American Gangster” and “Brick Mansions”. To this day, the respected record producer is known as one of the greatest (hip hop) producers of all time.
As of 2020, RZA has a net worth of $20 million dollars.
How Did RZA Get So Rich?
The skilled Robbert became rich as soon as he formed the “Wu-Tang Clan” collective in 1992. Their first single was released in December – “Protect Ya Neck”. Apart from helping the collective, RZA continued to release his own projects. His first of three collaborative albums was released in 1994 – “6 Feet Deep” which is in collaboration with Gravediggaz. During his time with the hip hop group, RZA produced eight studio albums, starting with the first “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” from November 1993.
Simultaneously with producing some of the group’s best and creating new music, RZA managed to release four successful studio albums. His debut album titled “Bobby Digital in Stereo” was released in November 1998, and in just a month’s time, it sold 500,000 copies because of which it received a gold certification by the RIAA. His other albums – “Digital Bullet”, “Birth of a Prince”, and “Digi Snacks” were all met with positive reviews and had commercial success.
Why Is He So Famous?
RZA is famous because he’s the leader and producer of one of the most influential hip hop collectives – “Wu-Tang Clan”. He was born on July 5, 1969, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He was introduced to the hip hop genre when he was 9 years old and this is when he realized he wants to become a musician. By the age of eleven, he was competing in various rap battles in New York. Before he began working, during his teenage years, RZA was involved in multiple crimes such as drug-dealing and petty crimes.
Robert first began doing music in 1984 when he formed a rap group with his cousins Gary Grice (known then as “Allah Justice”) and Russel Jones (known then as “Ol’ specialist”). During their time together as “Force of the Imperial Master” / “All in Together Now”, they signed a recording deal with Jamaica Records and released several singles. Towards the 1990s, the trio disbanded their group and began pursuing their solo careers in the hip hop industry. Soon, he was signed to a deal by Tommy Boy Records with which he released his original version of the EP “Ooh I Love You Rakeem”.
What Makes RZA So Successful?
The reason why RZA is so successful is because he used his gifts to help both himself and others. His career hit its peak in the early 21st century when he began working as an actor, film director, and filmmaker. The first movie that he took part in as an actor was “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai”, which was soon followed by the 2000s classics “Kill Bill: Volume 1” and “Kill Bill: Volume 2”.
RZA’s first production in which he worked as both a lead actor, director, and co-writer was the 2012 martial arts film “The Man with the Iron Fists”. He also worked as a lead actor and co-writer for the film sequel, released in 2015. Towards the late 2010s, he began working proactively as a composer, director, producer, and writer for productions such as “Love Beats Rhymes”, “Thriller”, and “Cut Throat City” among many others. Apart from films, television series, and even video games, RZA also managed to write his own books. As an author, he wrote two books – “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “The Tao of Wu”.
When it comes to RZA, he has done it all – acting, directing, singing, and even writing. To this day, this multi-talented superstar continues to work in various fields of the entertainment business. As of 2020, RZA remains an important figure in not just the hip hop industry but also in the cinema.