The Notorious B.I.G. (rapper) Net Worth

The Notorious B.I.G. (rapper) Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Christopher George Latore Wallace III net worth is
$20 million

Christopher George Latore Wallace III Wiki Biography

Christopher George Latore Wallace III was born on 21st May 1972, in New York City, USA and was a rapper, considered one of the greatest of all time and so one of the most influential. The letters “B.I.G.” stand for the saying “Business Instead of Game”. He had been active in the entertainment industry from 1992 to 1997, when he was murdered.

How much was the net worth of the Notorious B.I.G.? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth was as much as $20 million, converted to the present day. Music was the major source of the Notorious B.I.G.’s fortune.

The Notorious B.I.G. (rapper) Net Worth $20 million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Brooklyn, raised by his single mother after his father left the family when he was two years old. At the age of 12 he was already drug-dealing around Bedford-Stuyvesant, but abandoned his criminal life, he eventually realized his dream of becoming a rapper.

Concerning his professional career, B.I.G. recorded a demo produced by Sean Combs, and then released the critically acclaimed album “Ready to Die” in 1994, and became a main figure in the rap genre, as the album reached 13th position on the Billboard 200, and was eventually certified platinum four times. In 1995, the group of The Notorious B.I.G., Junior MAFIA consisting of friends from his youth and included rappers such as Lil ‘Kim and Lil’ Cease – who subsequently went further with their solo careers – released their debut album “Conspiracy”. His biggest rival was Tupac Shakur, a rapper from California, who was originally a good friend of The Notorious B.I.G., but when Tupac was murdered in 1996, everyone’s eyes were targeted on B.I.G., as Tupac shortly before had crashed about his affair with Biggie’s wife Faith Evans. He was part of the east coast hip-hop scene, and became involved in the feud between east coast and west coast hip-hop.

However, on 9th March 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. was killed when he was hit by four bullets in the chest, after leaving a party hosted by Vibe magazine and Qwest Records for the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. The crime has not been resolved to date. Two weeks after his death his second album was released, which was given the title “Life After Death”, and became number one on the American hit parade with 10 million copies sold. At the end of 1997, Puff Daddy together with B.I.G.’s widow Faith Evans and the R & B group 112, recorded the song “I’ll be Missing You” a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., which became a big hit. Posthumously some singles of The Notorious B.I.G. were also released, of which “Mo ‘money mo’ problems” became the biggest hit.

In 1999 a posthumous album – “Born Again” – was released too, and in 2001, The Notorious B.I.G. appeared on the album “Invincible” by Michael Jackson. At the end of 2005, a second tribute album was released – “Duets: The Final Chapter”, also known as “The Biggie Duets”. In 2009, a biographical film was made about his life, entitled “Notorious”.

Finally, in the personal life of the rapper, The Notorious B.I.G. was married to singer Faith Evans from 1994 until his death.

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1972
DiedMarch 9, 1997, Los Angeles, California, United States, March 9, 1997, Los Angeles, California, United States, March 9, 1997, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.88 m, 1.88 m, 1.88 m
EducationRoman Catholic Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, Queen of All Saints Middle School
SpouseFaith Evans (m. 1994–1997)
ChildrenC. J. Wallace, T'yanna Wallace
ParentsVoletta Wallace, George Latore
AwardsMTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male, Soul Train Music Award for Best Song of the Year, Juicy, Mo Money Mo Problems, Hypnotize, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, MTV Video Music Award for ...
Music GroupsJunior M.A.F.I.A., Junior M.A.F.I.A., Junior M.A.F.I.A.
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rap Album, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best Album of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for B...
MoviesBiggie & Tupac, Rhyme & Reason
1Fedoras and Kangol Hats
2Towering Height and heavy Girth
3Deep Voice
1I'm making music for the people. If y'all love the music, y'all gonna buy the music.
2'96 is the year of love. We all need to pull together.
3My real life helped me sell a lot of records.
4With big folks, either people think you look mean or it's more of a jolly Santa Claus, 'Oh, he's just a pudgy little teddy bear pillow.'
5You gotta mature, you know.
6Growing up in the streets of Bed-Stuy, it was hard, yo.
7I can't never stop nobody, can't knock nobody hustle.
8I'm basically different things to different people. If it's a guy, I'm-a probably have my guard up because it's a street rule that when men come around that I don't know, I just immediately throw shade on them. But I don't associate with fellas all that much; if it's a girl - a beautiful girl - I be nice.
9The second time I went to jail, I was like, 'Okay, this is not the move.'
10Please, all you MCs out there, all you fans out there, don't think Big gonna make a record dissing 2Pac or the West Coast because it's not going down like that. I cant even see me wasting my time or my talent to disrespect another black man.
11(On Tupac Shakur's death) I was more shocked than anything, you know what I'm sayin? I wasn't shocked at him dyin I was more shocked at him...Pac'a a strong dude, ya know I know dude, ya know what I'm sayin. He's real strong. So when they was like he got shot, I was just more like 'Again?' Heh. You know what I'm sayin, he's always gettin shot or shot at, he gon' pull through this one again, make a few of records about it, and its gon' be over, you know what I'm sayin? But when he, when he died, I was just 'whoa!' You know what I'm sayin, kinda took me by...and even though we was goin through our drama, I would never with death on nobody, you know what I'm sayin, cause ain't no coming back from that.
1A framed portrait of the 'crowned' rapper is prominently displayed in "Harlem's Paradise" nightclub in the TV series Luke Cage (2016) in which his widow Faith Evans performs "Mesmerized" (S1/E2).
2Method Man of Wutang was the only featured rapper on his debut album. Biggie greatly admired the Wu's sound. RZA, in fact, produced for his second album.
3At first he refused to sing the song "Juicy" because of the way the song sounded, it later became one of his most famous songs.
4Lil' Kim was his girlfriend at the time of his death.
5Mentioned in the rap-rock song "Mope" by Bloodhound Gang, along with personalities like Luciano Pavarotti, Tupac Shakur, Falco, Tori Spelling, Bo Jackson and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
6Attended George Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn, New York, With fellow rappers Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes.
7Died exactly one year after George Burns.
8Was Rapping for only 2 years when signed
9Weighs over 400 Pounds
10B.I.G. stands for "Business Instead of Game".
11His first recording deal was with Uptown Records in 1993.
12His posthumous album, Life After Death, is certified Diamond. This means it sold more than 10 million copies.
13His clothing line, Brooklyn Mint, was launched in 1996. He also had plans to open a fast food chain called "Big Poppa's" which was going to be served in his old neighborhood 24 hours a day.
14During his early years, he opened for Tupac Shakur on shows. He impressed Shakur for his ability to flow his rhymes right on the beat.
15Ironically on the night he got shot, he was in California for the Soul Train Music awards, so he could promote peace between east and west. However when on stage, he got booed by the Californian crowd (a response to the Shakur murder, the previous year) and an embarrassed Biggie left the stage. He was killed hours later
16Was in fact originally good friends with Tupac Shakur. He would call Tupac, 'Duke' and Tupac would call him 'Christopher'. However when Tupac was shot five times and robbed by gang members linked to Biggie's Bad Boy records, the two had a fatal falling out.
17Unlike Tupac Shakur, Biggie never got a chance to star or appear in a movie, but he was confined to music videos and an early episode of New York Undercover. He was writing a screenplay at the time of his death.
18Frequently referred to himself as "the black Frank White" in his raps. This name was taken from the drug lord character played by Christopher Walken in the film King of New York (1990).
19Got his nickname Biggie Smalls' from the gangster character played by Calvin Lockhart in the film Let's Do It Again (1975).
20Released a song called "Who Shot Ya?" just after Tupac Shakur was shot. Although Wallace insisted the song was recorded before the shooting and had nothing to do with it, Shakur saw it differently. As such, 2Pac released one of the most bitter, vindictive, and ingenious hip-hop answer records ever, called "Hit em up," which despite its violent background, was very popular.
21Married his wife 9 days after meeting her!
22He also made a little known song with Michael Jackson, entitled "This Time Around."
23Could not be billed officially as "Biggie Smalls" because someone else trademarked the name "Biggy Smalls" years before. Thus he became The Notorious B.I.G.
24Despite being one of the most popular and well-known artists in the hip-hop industry, he only saw one album released while alive. He recorded and released "Ready to Die" in 1994. He recorded his sophomore album, "Life After Death" while alive. but it was released a mere two weeks after his murder in March of 1997. "Born Again" was released in December 1999, nearly three years after his death. The album featured unreleased songs as well as remixes of old songs, some featuring other rap and R&B artists.
25Awarded the 1995 Billboard Magazine Award for hip-hop artist of the year.
26Was killed in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting. He was an MC who had released two albums before his death, plus another released posthumously.
27Mother and father are Jamaican. Has a son named Christopher Junior By Faith Evans and a daughter named T'Yonna by an ex girlfriend named Jan.
28He had a top 10 hit in the UK with "Mo Money, Mo Problems", which featured Sean Combs and Mase, in August 1997. His solo song was the other top 10 success he had in the UK later that year.


Trolls2016writer: "Mo Money Mo Problems" - as Christopeher Wallace
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Central Intelligence2016performer: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "Hypnotize" - as Christopher Wallace
Now You See Me 22016writer: "Magic Stick" - as Christopher Wallace
Morris from America2016music: "Juicy" - as Christopher Wallace / writer: "Flava In Ya Ear Remix"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Southpaw2015performer: "Notorious Thugs" / writer: "Notorious Thugs" - as Christopher Wallace
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014-2015TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Wedding Ringer2015writer: "Party And Bullshit" - as Christopher Wallace
Horrible Bosses 22014performer: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "Hypnotize" - as Christopher Wallace
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Iverson2014Documentary lyrics: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G. / performer: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G.
Silicon ValleyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand2010-2013TV Series short 2 episodes
The Short Game2013Documentary performer: "Going Back To Cali" - as Notorious BIG / writer: "Going Back To Cali" - as Christopher Wallace
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012performer: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "Big Poppa" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "Hypnotize" - as Christopher Wallace
Saturday Night Live2000-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Atop the Fourth Wall2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dance Central2010Video Game performer: "Flava In Ya Ear" / writer: "Flava In Ya Ear" - as Chris Wallace
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kill Your Darling2009TV Movie "N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S"
Middle Men2009performer: "Hypnotize" / writer: "Hypnotize" - as Christopher Wallace
Brooklyn's Finest2009writer: "Lovin' You Tonight" 1997 - as Christopher Wallace
Notorious2009lyrics: "Pimps & Macs" - as Christopher Wallace / performer: "Born Again Intro", "Hypnotize", "Going Back to Cali", "Ten Crack Commandments", "Suicidal Thoughts", "Machine Gun Funk", "Unbelievable", "Big Poppa", "I Love the Dough" / writer: "Born Again Intro", "Hypnotize", "Going Back to Cali", "Bed Stuy Brooklyn", "Suicidal Thoughts", "Every Day Struggle", "It's a Demo", "Party & Bullshit", "Machine Gun Funk", "Juicy", "Unbelievable", "Big Poppa", "Warning", "I Love the Dough", "Get Money", "Gi
Step Up 2: The Streets2008writer: "Money in the Bank" - as Christopher Wallace
The Wackness2008performer: "The What", "Can't You See" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "The What" - as Christopher Wallace
First Sunday2008writer: "Hit the Block"
Superbad2007performer: "Big Poppa" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "Big Poppa" - as Notorious B.I.G.
Ha-ShminiyaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Prime2005writer: "GET MONEY" - as Christopher Wallace
The WireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
White Chicks2004performer: " Realest Niggas" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: " Realest Niggas" - as Christopher Wallace
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003Video writer: "It's All About the Pentiums"
Tupac: Resurrection2003Documentary performer: "Runnin' Dying to Live" / writer: "Runnin' Dying to Live"
8 Mile2002performer: "Unbelievable", "Juicy", "Who Shot Ya" / writer: "Unbelievable", "Juicy", "Get Money", "Who Shot Ya", "Player's Anthem" - as Christopher Wallace
All About the Benjamins2002performer: "It's All About the Benjamins Remix" - as Notorious B.I.G. / writer: "It's All About the Benjamins Remix" - as Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie and Tupac2002Documentary performer: "Hypnotize", "Miss U", "Unbelievable", "Notorious B.I.G.", "Juicy" / writer: "Hypnotize", "Miss U", "Unbelievable", "Notorious B.I.G.", "Juicy"
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentary writer: "Juicy"
Freddy Got Fingered2001writer: "I Just Wanna Love You Give It 2 Me" - as Christopher Wallace
Save the Last Dance2001as Christopher Wallace, "Only You" / performer: "Only You"
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 12000Video performer: "Hypnotize" / writer: "Hypnotize"
Boiler Room2000writer: "Things Done Changed"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live!1999Video writer: "It's All About the Pentiums"
10 Things I Hate About You1999performer: "Hypnotize" / writer: "Hypnotize"
Ride1998performer: "Mo Money, Mo Problems" / writer: "Big Poppa", "Mo Money, Mo Problems" - as Notorious B.I.G.
MartinTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Bad Boys1995performer: "Da B Side" / writer: "Da B Side"
Who's the Man?1993performer: "Party and Bullshit" - as Big / writer: "Party and Bullshit" - as Big


I Got a Story to Tell2014Short story


MTV Movie Special: Tupac Resurrection2003TV Special documentary short


I Met the Walrus2007Documentary short special thanks - as Biggie Smalls


Jamaica House2013Documentary short as Notorious B.I.G.
Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A.2004Video documentaryPrinciple
The Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die - The Remaster2004Video shortHimself
Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits2004VideoHimself (segments "Big Poppa", "Hypnotize" and "Mo' Money Mo' Problems")
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 12002VideoHimself (segment "Flava in Ya Ear Remix")
Rhyme & Reason1997DocumentaryHimself
1995 Billboard Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Martin1995TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHimself
The Show1995DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHimself
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu1995TV MovieHimself - Performer
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesHimself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders2015DocumentaryHimself
Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel 22011DocumentaryHimself
The Best of: BlacksInActionTV.Com2010DocumentaryHimself
Biggie Smalls: Rap Phenomenon2009DocumentaryHimself
Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence2008Video documentaryHimself
Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life2007DocumentaryHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - 'One More Chance' Video / Himself / Himself - 'Hypnotize' Video / ...
Rap City2007TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Come Up2006Video documentaryHimself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself - Honoree
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Video Performer
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself (as Notorious B.I.G)
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Best of the Source Awards Vol. 1: Hip-Hop History2003Video documentaryHimself
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHimself (as Biggie Smalls)
Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel2002DocumentaryHimself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Biggie and Tupac2002DocumentaryHimself
HipHop Story: Tha Movie2001Video documentaryHimself
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme2000DocumentaryHimself
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin1997TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongTupac: Resurrection (2003)
1998GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Life After Death."

Known for movies

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