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Willie James Dennis – Willie D – was born on the 1st November 1966, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a rapper, investor, producer and entrepreneur, probably best known as a leading member of the Houston-based rap group Geto Boys. Willie D also has a solo career, and his net worth has significantly improved thanks to his rapping skills. His career started in 1988.
Have you ever wondered how rich Willie D is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Willie’s net worth is as high as $1 million. In addition to having a successful career in rap music, Willie D is also a columnist and owns a clothing line which has also improved his wealth.
Willie D Net Worth $1 Million
Willie D is a son of Alfred Deboest, a carpenter and construction worker, and Marvelous Dennis, a cafeteria cook. His parents divorced when he was four, and Willie stayed to live with four siblings and his mother, who was verbally and physically abusive. Willie D wanted to be a boxer, and started boxing at the age of 11, and won the Golden Gloves Champion for the State of Texas in 1985. He went to Forest Brook High School but never graduated after being expelled for fighting two months before graduation in 1986.
Willie D joined the Houston rap group called Geto Boys in 1988, and together with Bushwick Bill and Scarface, they revamped the group that was formed in 1986; they were the pioneers of horrorcore, famous for their lyrics about psychotic experiences, necrophilia, and misogyny. In 1989, Geto Boys released their gold-certified “Grip It! On That Other Level” album, the most popular songs from the album were “Gangsta of Love,” “Do It Like a G.O.,” “Size Ain’t Shit,” and “Read These Nikes”, starting-off Willie’s net worth.
Willie also launched his debut solo album, “Controversy” in 1989, and it reached No. 53 on the US R&B chart. The Geto Boys released another album “We Can’t Be Stopped” in 1991, and it was the group’s most successful studio album that went platinum and reached #24 on the Billboard 200 chart. The single “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” topped the Hot Rap list, and reached #23 on Hot 100 chart.
Willie D then left the group and recorded his next solo album called “I’m Goin’ Out Lika Soldier” in 1992, which reached #88 on the Billboard 200 chart, and topped the Billboard Heatseekers, and the single ‘Clean Up Man” reached #6 on Hot Rap Singles. Willie has released five more albums thus far: “Play Witcha Mama” (1994), “Loved by Few, Hated by Many” (2000), “Relentless”, “Unbreakable” (2003), and most recently “Hoodiez” in 2012.
Regarding his personal life, Willie D married Bridget Bonier in a private ceremony in 1994, and they have a two children together. The couple divorced in 2010, the same year Willie D had legal problems after being convicted of a wire fraud. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison.
|Full Name||Willie D|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
|Date Of Birth||November 1, 1966|
|Place Of Birth||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Spouse||Bridget Bonier (m. 1994)|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, BAFTA Award for Best Sound, Satellite Award for Best Sound|
|Music Groups||Geto Boys|
|Nominations||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Film Sound Mixing|
|Movies||Thug Life, Rap-a-Lot: Greatest Hits: Vol. 2, Willie D of Geto Boys: Bachelor Party|
|1||Supported community activist/radio talk show host Ada J. Edwards for her candidacy for Houston City Council District D (2001). Ada Edwards' victory was the second time that a progressive candidate has been elected to the Houston City Council.|
|2||Used to have a radio talk show called "Reality Check", which aired from late 1995 to October 1997. Since the mid-2000s, he is a contributor to a column (Ask Willie D) with the Houston Press.|
|3||In 1984, Willie and Ronald Hope, his childhood friend, robbed a Texaco gas station, and both men were convicted of aggravated robbery in 1985. Willie was sentenced to six months in the Harris County Jail, and after the jail sentence, Willie turned his life around after James A. Prince decided to sign another solo artist for Rap-A-Lot Records. Willie's debut album, Controversy, would open a few doors for other Southern hip-hop artists, as well as ushering in the second incarnation of the Geto Boys. In real life, Willie D did return back to North Forest High School after his jail sentence but was expelled prior to graduation for fighting.|
|4||Created a lot of controversy in 1992 with the song "Rodney K"; in the song, Rodney King is killed, after the song ends. Willie D stated that the song was directed at African Americans that would 'sell-out' and assimiliate with the dominant majority. Willie D recorded and released another controversial rap song "Coon" in March 2016 where he has stated in interviews that a 'Coon' is usually an African American who sell out their own race for acceptance with another race - in the song he attacked former NBA basketball player Charles Barkley where he sided with the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (who is African American and made a statement on CNN where he stated that 'there is no police brutality in America which was ended in the 1960s' and called President Barack Obama a nightmare in the White House), and actress Stacey Dash (who has made rancid comments against the BET (Black Entertainment Television) network claiming that BET has kept racism and segregation alive - she went on FOX News back in February 2016 in the wake of the Oscars boycott where several prominent African Americans consider her a race traitor).|
|David Blaine: Street Magic||1996||TV Movie documentary writer: "Mind Playin' Trix on Me" - as Willie Dennis|
|Unsung||2013||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Final Chapter||2008||Documentary||Himself|
|The Last Party||1993||Documentary||Himself - Rapper|
|Yo! MTV Raps||1991||TV Series||Himself|
|And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|