Fat Joe Net Worth

Fat Joe Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joseph Antonio Cartagena net worth is
$15 Million

Joseph Antonio Cartagena Wiki Biography

Joseph Antonio Cartagena, to the public known by his stage name of Fat Joe or Fat Joe da Gangsta, is a famous American rap artist, voice actor, as well as an actor. Known for his East Coast gangsta rap style, Fat Joe debuted in the music industry in 1993, when he released his first studio album entitled “Represent”, on which he collaborated with Apache, Kool G Rap and Grand Puba. Even though Fat Joe has released ten studio albums and numerous singles since his debut, he is perhaps best known for his infamous feud with fellow rap artist 50 Cent. The conflict between the two rappers started in 2005, when 50 Cent released his second studio album called “The Massacre”, which featured a song “Piggy Bank”. The latter song was filled with negative rhymes directed towards Fat Joe, as well as Jadakiss, Ja Rule, Kelis, Sheek Louch and Lil’ Kim. Consequently, Fat Joe and 50 Cent exchanged several offensive remarks about each other on live television and did not end their feud until recently in 2014, after the death of their mutual friend Chris Lighty.

Fat Joe Net Worth $15 Million

Aside from his conflict with 50 Cent, Fat Joe established himself in the music industry with “Lean Back”, a hip hop single, on which he collaborated with “Terror Squad” and Remy Ma. A hit of the summer, “Lean Back” became one of the most popular songs to be played on radio stations in 2004 and even inspired the creation of several remixes performed by Lil Jon, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, and Chamillionaire. Not only did the single topped the music charts, but it also won two Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, namely for Single of the Year and Best Female Rap Collaboration.

A well-known rap artist, how rich is Fat Joe? According to sources, in 2010 Fat Joe earned an annual salary of $3 million, while his total net worth is estimated to be $15 million. In addition to Fat Joe’s net worth and earnings, he was able to acquire several assets, such as his Ferrari 360 Modena, the value of which is $182 000, and his Rolls Royce Phantom, which cost $470 000.

Fat Joe was born in 1970, in New York, US. Inspired to become a rap artist by Big Pun, Fat Joe started rapping when he was a teenager and eventually joined a hip-hop group known as “D.I.T.C”. When he signed a record deal with “Relativity Records”, Fat Joe went on to release his debut album “Represent”, which was followed by “Jealous One’s Envy”. Even though Fat Joe kept coming out with studio albums and collaborations, it wasn’t until his sixth studio album called “All or Nothing” was released in 2005 that he had real success, when it peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200, and sold more than 100 000 copies during its debut week. That same year, Fat Joe started his feud with 50 Cent, which only brought him more public exposure and attention from the media.

In addition to being a rap artist, Fat Joe made his film debut in Richard Cummings’ “Thicker than Water”, where he co-starred with Mack 10, Ice Cube, Big Pun and other rappers. Fat Joe also starred in “Prison Song” with Q-Tip and Mary J. Blige, “Empire”, and voiced a character in an animated film called “Happy Feet”.

Full NameFat Joe
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1970
Place Of BirthSouth Bronx, New York, United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
ProfessionActor, Rapper, Artist, Voice Actor, Businessperson, Musician, Music artist
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenRyan Cartagena, Joey Cartagena
ParentsMarie Cartagena, Ernesto Delgado, All the Way Up, What's Luv, Make It Rain
NicknamesJoey Crack , Joe Crack , Joseph Antonio Cartagena , Da Fat Gangsta , Jose Antonio Cartagena , Fat Joe 'Joseph Cartagena' , Fat Joe Da Gangsta , Don Cartagena
AwardsSource Hip-Hop Music Awards for Single of the Year/Best Female Rap Collaboration
Record LabelsRelativity Records, Imperial Records, Atlantic Records: Don Cartagena,
Albums“Represent”, “The Darkside Vol.” 1 (2010), “Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)” (2001), “All or Nothing” (2005), “Me, Myself, & I” (2006), 2001, “Loyalty” (2002)
Music Groups“D.I.T.C”
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rap Song, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, BET Award for Best Collaboration, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap...
MoviesThicker than Water, Happy Feet, Empire,
TV ShowsPimp My Ride, Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Club
1I'm used to young people dying by gettin' shot. Ya know, a lot of my friends have died by gettin' shot, killed, or an accident. But I've never seen a young nigga die 'cause he was fat. -- on Big Pun
1Releasing his sophomore Terror Squad album, "True Story". It will feature unreleased tracks from the late Big Pun. [July 2004]
2Recently overcame his fear of flying and now enjoys it (2005).
3Was Playgirl Magazine's man of the month in May 1993.
4Said in a song collaboration with Jennifer Lopez that she was the first one to call him after his friend, rapper Big Pun, died.
5Gave his old Bronx elementary school 20 computers and a media lab.
6Has a fear of flying. Because of this fear, he rarely performs outside of the East Coast.
7Is no longer friends or business partners with [now] former Terror Squad member Cuban Link, due to a dispute at Jimmy's Bronx Café.
8Paid for the funeral of rap star Big Pun.
9Is half Puerto-Rican and half Cuban.
10Always referred to Big Pun as his twinsito.
11Mother's name is Marie Cartagena.
12Has two sons, Ryan and Joey.
13Father's name is Ernesto Delgado.
14Although bald-headed, used to have hair during his hip-hop career, according to his music video "Flow Joe", for example.


BET Awards 20162016TV Movie performer: "All the Way Up" / writer: "All the Way Up" - as Joseph Cartagena
Rap Critic Reviews2014-2015TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Alpha and Omega2010performer: "Feelin' So Good" / writer: "Feelin' So Good"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "The Crackhouse" / writer: "The Crackhouse" - as J. Cartagena
MTV Russia Music Awards 20072007TV Special writer: "Bip! Bip!"
Tracks of Color2007Short "Raggaeton Latino"
Premiya Muz-TV 20072007TV Special lyrics: "Lean Back" / music: "Lean Back" / performer: "Lean Back" - as Fat Joy
Happy Feet2006performer: "The Message"
In the Mix2005performer: "Get It Poppin'"
Summerslam2005TV Special performer: "Get it Poppin'"
CSI: NY2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003performer: "Take All My Money" / writer: "Take All My Money" - as Joe Cartagena
Scary Movie 32003lyrics: "Mad Cow Rap" - as Joe Cartagena / performer: "Mad Cow Rap"
Bad Boys II2003performer: "Girl I'm a Bad Boy" / writer: "Girl I'm a Bad Boy" - as Joseph Cartagena
Chasing Papi2003performer: "Chasing Papi" / writer: "Chasing Papi" - as Joseph Cartagena
Cradle 2 the Grave2003performer: "C2G" / writer: "C2G" - as J. Cartagena
Jennifer Lopez in Concert2001TV Movie documentary writer: "Feelin' So Good"
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good2000Video documentary writer: "Feelin' So Good"
Saturday Night Live2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hak hap1996writer: "The Enemy" - as J. Cartagena
I Like It Like That1994performer: "I'm Tryin' to Tell 'Em" / writer: "I'm Tryin' to Tell 'Em"


179th StreetannouncedKing Cesar Colon
Narx2011Big Ed
The Cookout 22011TV MovieBookie
LiL DPC 2: The Life of a Don2011ShortFat Joe
Breathe2009/IIIShortEddie Cortes
Def Jam: Icon2007Video Game
Happy Feet2006Seymour (voice)
Def Jam Fight for NY2004Video GameCrack (voice)
Empire2002Tito Severe (as Fat Joe 'Joseph Cartagena')
Prison Song2001Big Pete
Blazin'2001Big Jay
Thicker Than Water1999Lonzo
Whiteboyz1999Don Flip Crew #2
Urban Menace1999VideoTerror
I Like It Like That1994Biker Inmate (as Fat Joe Da Gangsta)


Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002Documentary


Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002Documentary


Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002Documentary video tape

Music Department

Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003Video composer: song "Feelin' So Good"


Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002Documentary co-executive producer


Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave2008TV SpecialHimself
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2008TV MovieHimself
Number One with a Bullet2008DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Premiya Muz-TV 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Surprise Guest Performer
Hip Hop Life2007VideoHimself
MTV Live Spring Break 072007TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops2006DocumentaryHimself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Death Before Dishonor2006VideoHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tats Cru: The Mural Kings2006Video documentaryHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself
Pimp My Ride International2006TV SeriesHost
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Grammy Family2006TV Special
This Is Paris2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mighty D-Block2006Video documentaryHimself - 'New York, New York' Video
Jim Jones: A Day in the Fast Life2006Video documentaryHimself
Lockdown, USA2006DocumentaryHimself
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Holla at Me2006TV Movie documentary
Fat Joe Live at the Anaheim House of Blues2006VideoHimself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20062006TV MovieHimself
Driven2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes2006DocumentaryHimself
Spiff TV: Volume 1 - Reggaeton Invasion2005TV MovieHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert2005TV Short documentaryHimself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself
Hood Hoops2005Video documentary
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Andy Milonakis Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Great American Bash2005TV MovieHimself (voice)
Diary2005TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show2005TV SpecialHimself - Interviewer
Showtime at the Apollo2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
106 & Park Top 10 Live2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2005TV SeriesHimself
Unique Whips2005TV SeriesHimself
Iced Out New Year's Eve 20052004TV MovieHimself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
Cribs2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend 22004Video documentaryHimself
Making 'Scary Movie 3'2004Video documentary shortHimself
F.E.D.S.2004Video documentaryHimself
Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 12004VideoHimself (segment "Made You Look")
The Making of 'Love Don't Cost a Thing'2004Video documentary shortHimself
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip2004TV MovieHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003VideoHimself (segment "Feelin' So Good")
Inside the Industry2003Video documentaryHimself
Scary Movie 32003Himself
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic2003Video documentary shortHimself
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Posse2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paper Chasers2003Documentary
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 1: Newrock Stars2003VideoHimself
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Inside Hip Hop2003Video documentaryHimself
Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002DocumentaryHimself
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend2002Video documentaryHimself
Outlawz: Worldwide2002Video documentaryHimself
$2 Bill2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Luke's Freakshow, Vol. 12001Video documentaryHimself
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good2000Video documentaryHimself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 2: The Real Hip Hop2000VideoHimself
Rap Sheet's Free Expression in the '90s1995TV MovieHimself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth2017Documentary post-production
Soul Train Awards Post Show2016TV MovieHimself - Guest
Love & Hip Hop2016TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Straight Stuntin Chronicles: Volume 3 - The Man in the Mirror2016ShortHimself
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
RapFix Live2013TV SeriesHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Barstars TV2011Video shortHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Beef: Behind the Bullet2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Best of: BlacksInActionTV.Com2010DocumentaryHimself
LiL DPC: The World of Richard P. Cummings Jr.2010ShortHimself

Archive Footage

E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentary
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - 'We Takin' Over' Video / Himself
Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHimself - Accused
Beef III2005Video documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration

Known for movies

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