Ray J Net Worth

Ray J Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

William Ray Norwood Jr. net worth is
$10 Million

William Ray Norwood Jr. salary is
$1 Million

William Ray Norwood Jr. Wiki Biography

Born 17 January 1981 in the city of McComb in Mississippi, USA, actor, singer, reality television personality and songwriter, William Ray Norwood Jr. will be more familiar to most hip hop and R&B enthusiasts by his stage name – Ray J, the man behind several successful albums which, together with his acting career, have boosted his net worth to today’s level. Brother to the famous American entertainer Brandy Norwood, Ray J has collaborated with his sister on a number of well-received projects – and his solo career is nothing to scoff at, either, including several Top Ten releases in both albums and singles. Involvement in several scandalous affairs has done little to hinder Ray J’s growing popularity, and as he remains a name to watch in the music and reality television industries, Ray’s net worth is sure to keep growing.

So just how rich is Ray J? As of late 2016,  Ray’s net worth is estimated by authoritative sources to be over $10 million. Ray J owes his wealth to his careers as a singer and reality television personality – he has released a number of well-received albums, including several collaborations with his elder sister, Brandy, and he has also appeared in several notable reality television shows. In particular, his appearances in both seasons of “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” seems to have given Ray J’s net worth a considerable boost.

Ray J Net Worth $10 Million

Ray J was the second child of Gospel singer Willie Norwood and the future manager of both their children, Sonja Bates-Norwood. Together with his sister Brandy, Ray J had an early introduction to the world of music, thanks in large part to their father’s work with various local choirs. When the Norwood family moved from Mississippi to California, the door to Ray J’s future career opened wide, and the future music celebrity made his real television debut as a regular in the 1993 sitcom “The Sinbad Show” – having already appeared in several commercials beforehand. For a time, Ray J featured alongside his sister in the UPN sitcom “Moesha”, and this early career in acting has certainly contributed to making Ray’s net worth what it is.

After “Moesha” was cancelled in 2001, Ray J began to focus instead on his budding music career. By that point, Ray J had already released his debut album, the 1995 “Everything You Want”. In 2001, he returned to perform a cover of Phil Collins’s song “Another Day in Paradise” together with Brandy, and the cover proved a huge success – making it to the Top Ten in a number of European countries, including the UK and Germany. Having broken out as a major name in music, Ray J went on to perform together with fellow hip hop artists Rodney Jerkins and Lil Kim in producing his second studio album, “This Ain’t A Game”. The album was a commercial success, and its lead single “Wait A Minute” was ranked #8 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart. Since then, and thanks in large part to his growing popularity as a singer and songwriter, Ray J has made several appearances on reality television, including participating together with Brandy in their own show – the VH1 series “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business”.

In his personal life, Ray J married his co-star on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” Princess Love in August 2016. On a less positive note,  Ray J has been involved in a number of controversies of late – recently, his hit single “I Hit It First” has been alleged to be aimed at his former paramour Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West. Further, Ray J is currently facing trouble with the law, and is set to appear at a hearing regarding his several charges – which include vandalism of a police car and resisting arrest.

Full NameRay J
Net Worth$10 Million
Salary$1 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1981
Place Of BirthMcComb, Mississippi
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionSinger, Actor, Record producer, Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Artist, Television producer, Music artist
SpousePrincess Love (m. 2016)
ParentsChristie Brinkley, Billy Joel
SiblingsBrandy Norwood
NicknamesRay J. , Willie Ray Norwood, Jr. , William Raymond Norwood, Jr. , Willie Ray Norwood Jr. , Willie Norwood Jr. , Willis Norwood Jr. , Ray J. Norwood , Willie Norwood , Willie Norwood, Jr. , Ray Jay
Record LabelsAtlantic, Knockout, Deja 34, E1, Koch Entertainment, Elektra, Cash Money
AlbumsEverything You Want (1995),This Ain't a Game (2001), Raydiation (2005), All I Feel (2008)
MoviesOnce Upon a Time...When We Were Colored (1996), Mars Attacks! (1996), Steel (1997), Christmas at Water's Edge (2003), Envy (2008), A Day in the Life (2009)
TV ShowsLove & Hip Hop: Hollywood (since 2014), The Sinbad Show (1993-1994), Moesha (1999-2001), BET Countdown, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business (2010–2011), The Rickey Smiley Show (2012–2015), Leave It To Stevie (2016), Celebrity Big Brother (2017)
1Is the first cousin of Snoop Dogg.
2Hosts Countdown [2005]
3Currently on Bow Wow Wanted Tour (10 cities) [May 2006]
4Released his second his solo CD [June 2001]
54th Studio album "All I Feel" released on April 8, 2008 [March 2008]
6Currently working on his 3rd album, entitled "Raydiation". [May 2005]
7Album "Raydiation" in stores September 20, 2005. [September 2005]
8His Single "One wish" off the CD "Raydiation" has been doing really well on billboards [2006]
9Son of manager Sonja Norwood.
10Parents are Willie Norwood and Sonja Norwood.
11His debut album was called 'Everything You Want'
12Younger brother of Brandy Norwood.


Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieTom Major
Ray J ft Lil Wayne: Brown Sugar2015Short
The Rickey Smiley Show2013-2014TV SeriesKenny
Switchin' the Script2012David Bostick
For the Love of Ray J2009-2010TV Series
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesSporty O
A Day in the Life2009/IIPinky
Shark2006TV SeriesRapper
Save the Last Dance 22006VideoSavion 'DJ Scientific' Gibson (uncredited)
One on One2005-2006TV SeriesD-Mack / Darrell 'D-Mack' McGinty
Christmas at Water's Edge2004TV MovieAlberto Turner
Black Sash2003TV SeriesBryan Lanier
The Proud Family2001TV SeriesMega
Moesha1996-2001TV SeriesDorian 'D-Money' Long / Charles / Dorian 'D-Money'
Source Sound Lab2000TV Series
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York1999TV Mini-SeriesClayton
Steel1997Martin (as Ray J.)
Mars Attacks!1996Cedric Williams
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995Cliff (12 Yrs.) (as Willis Norwood Jr.)
The Enemy Within1994TV MovieTodd (as Willie Norwood Jr.)
The Sinbad Show1993-1994TV SeriesL.J. Beckley


Dreammaker2015TV Series executive producer - 2015 pre-production
Untitled Ray J JoJo Ryder Project2014TV Series executive producer pre-production
Driven to Love2016TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
A.T.S.2016TV Series executive producer
Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business2011TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
For the Love of Ray JTV Series executive producer - 15 episodes, 2009 - 2010 field producer - 2 episodes, 2010

Music Department

For the Love of Ray J2010TV Series composer - 2 episodes


Island of Fantasy2010Short performer: "Spotlight"
Cover Art2005TV Series short performer - 1 episode


Kim Kardashian, Superstar2007Video short uncredited


Kim Kardashian, Superstar2007Video short uncredited


Untitled Ray J JoJo Ryder Project2014TV Series creative executive - 2014 pre-production


Untitled Ray J JoJo Ryder Project2014TV Series pre-productionHimself
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Driven to Love2016TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself
Love & Hip Hop2015TV SeriesHimself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live!2015TV SeriesHimself
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Real2014TV SeriesHimself
David Tutera's Celebrations2014TV SeriesHimself
Funniest Wins2014TV SeriesHimself
J'Adore Magazine: Ray J2013Video shortHimself
Ridiculousness2013TV SeriesHimself
Wonderview2013TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Datzhott2013TV SeriesHimself
Insider's Look' with Ray J2012TV MovieHimself
The Insider2012TV SeriesHimself
Rockstar Academy2011TV SeriesHimself
Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Smash: The Best of the BET Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Host
For the Love of Ray J2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
2009: That Really Happened!?!2009TV MovieHimself
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Great Debate2009TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHimself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
The Pull Up2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Access Granted2008TV SeriesHimself
HBO Boxing2008TV Series documentaryHimself - National Anthem Singer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
BET's Top 25 Countdown2008TV SeriesHimself
Kim Kardashian, Superstar2007Video shortHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Cover Art2005TV Series shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
Punk'd2004TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Source Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
1st Annual BET Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHimself
Moesha1998TV SeriesHimself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Ray J in Concert with Brandy1997TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
All That1997TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '941994TV SpecialHimself
Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host / Kid On The Street (1993)

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E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself

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