William Leonard Roberts II, known professionally as Rick Ross, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and record executive. After releasing his debut single, Hustlin’ in 2006, Ross became the subject of a bidding war, receiving offers from Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment and Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc., before signing a multi million dollar deal with Jay Z’s Def Jam Records. Ross released his debut album Port Of Miami through the label later that year, debuting at the top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, with sales of 187,000 units during the first week. Ross released his second studio album, Trilla in 2008, once again debuting atop the Billboard 200.

Birth Name

William Leonard Roberts II

Nickname

Rick Ross, Rozay, Renzel, Da Boss, Teflon Da Don

Profession

Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur

Genre

Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Maybach Music, Epic(current), Atlantic, Def Jam, Suave House, Slip-n-Slide, Poe Boy (former)

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rick Ross was born on January 28, 1976, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.

Age

He’s currently 43 years old.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Ethnicity

Black

Religion

Christianity

Education

Rick Ross went to the Miami Carol City Senior High School. After that, he got admission at the Albany State University in Georgia on the basis of a football scholarship.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown

  • Mother – Tommie Roberts
  • Siblings – Tawanda Roberts (Older Sister)

Manager

Rick Ross is represented by P. Diddy’s management company Ciroc Entertainment.

Marital Status

Unmarried

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rick Ross dated –

  • Lastonia Leviston (2000-2002) – Rick Ross went out with Lastonia Leviston for around two years and Leviston is the mother of Rick’s youngest child. She was caught up in cross-fire between Rick Ross and 50 Cent, who used Leviston s*x tape with another man to try to humiliate Ross.
  • Tia Kemp (2003-2005) – Rick met Tia Kemp in a nightclub in Miami and got her phone number after the first meeting. Their first date was in a strip club. After some more dates, Tia moved in to live with Rick. Within a year, she was pregnant with his child. However, three months after the birth of William III, Rick decided to dump her.
  • Elise Neal (2010) – Rick Ross went out with actress Elise Neal for under a year in 2010. After Ross suffered two seizures in space of six hours, Elise took to media to bash Rick’s record label for pushing him to limits.
  • Shateria L. Moragne-el (2010-2013) – Rick started dating fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el in 2010. In May 2013, it was reported that Rick had got engaged to Moragne-el.
  • Christelle Blanche (2013) – After his break up from Moragne-el, Ross found solace in arms of curly haired model Christelle Blanche.
  • Paige Imani (2014) – Rick’s new girlfriend Paige Imani made their relationship public with series of social media pictures, which included one pic of the new couple French kissing. She also bashed starlet Joseline Hernandez for claiming that Ross had affair with her.
  • Ming Lee (2014-2015) – Rick Ross had a short one-year affair with blogger and model Ming Lee, who is the founder of Snoblife.com.

  • Lira Galore (2015) – The start of Rick’s relationship with Lira Galore was the center of huge drama as his ex Tia Kemp called his new girlfriend a whore. However, he wasn’t deterred by it and proposed to Galore with $350,000 diamond ring while jewelry shopping in New York in September. However, their engagement ended a couple of months later after Lira’s picture of hugging Meek Mill surfaced in social media.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters -1.8 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 113 kg
  • In Pounds – 249 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 45-40-15
  • Chest – 45 inches
  • Waist – 40 inches
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 inches

Body Build

Large

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Bald

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

His numerous successful and hit rap albums.

Album Debut

Rick Ross’s debut album was Port of Miami released in August 2006. It reached #1 on Billboard Hot 200 and was certified as “Platinum” with 750,000 album sales.

Film Debut

As an actor, Rick Ross first appeared in drama movie Days of Wrath as G Dogg in 2008.

Television Debut

He first appeared on the popular talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2008 as a guest.

Brand Endorsements

In 2015, Rick Ross was signed up by electronic cigarette company mCig Inc. as their brand ambassador. As part of the endorsement deal, mCig rolled out Ross’s product line, Mastermind mCig Device. He has also served as an ambassador for fellow rapper Diddy’s Ciroc Vodka line and has been seen in Nike and Reebok TV adverts as well.

Rick Ross Favorites

  • Favorite Food Item – Cheese
  • Favorite Scripture – Psalms 27:1-4
  • Favorite Champagne – Belaire Rose
  • Favorite Season – Summer
  • Favorite Rapper – Ice Cube
  • Favorite City – Miami
  • Favorite Food – Garlic Parm gilders from Wingstop

Rick Ross Net Worth

Rick Ross has an estimated net worth of $35 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rick Ross

  • Rick Ross got his first tattoo at the age of 13. Over the years, he has accumulated over 500 tattoos.
  • He is an avid video game collector and has every game released from Coleco to Xbox.
  • To relieve stress during the recording sessions, he likes to play video games.
  • In January 2008, Rick Ross was arrested in Miami for the possession of gun and marijuana.
  • Ross and his bodyguard were arrested in June 2015 in Fayette County, Georgia for kidnapping and assaulting a lands keeper.
  • Before making it big in the music industry, Ross used to work as a correctional officer. He held that post for 18 months until June 1997.
  • During his high school, he excelled in football and was even in Miami Carol City Senior High School team.
  • He was given the nickname ‘Ricky Rozay’ by his friends because of his love for champagne.
  • In January 2013, Rick and his then girlfriend Shateria L. Moragne-el were targeted in a drive-by shooting in Florida shortly after celebrating his birthday.
  • In September 5, 2013, Ross premiered the first official single from Mastermind, “No Games” featuring Future produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
  • In June 2014, it was announced that Ross would make a guest appearance on the docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop.
  • In March 2, 2018, Ross was hospitalized after being found unresponsive in his Miami, Florida, home from a possible heart attack. Ross was on life support. He was released from hospital just a few days later.
  • Visit his official website @ rozayraw.com and rickrossmastermind.com.

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