What is DMX Net Worth?

DMX Net Worth is US$1 Million as of 2022.

Net Worth Negative US$1 Million
Born18th December 1970
Died9th April 2021 (Aged 50)
Cause of DeathSuffering cocaine-induced a heart attack
Also known asDark Man X (DMX), Dog Man X
Height5ft 10 in
Weight178.6 lbs (81 Kg)
Country of OriginUnited States
Source of WealthRapper, Actor, SongWriter
Marital StatusMarried (1999); divorce (2014)
SpouseTashera Simmons (1999)
Famous ForParty Up, Dogs for Life, What’s my name?


DMX net worth was estimated at $10 million in 2013. His net worth fell to negative 1 million USD at the time of his death in 2021. DMX is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the first musical artist to have his first five albums enter the billboard chart 200 as number one. He faced many tax fraud changes, financial difficulties, bankruptcy, and other allegations.


2013 – Def Jam reunion and Exodus

He started to work on the Eighth album. He collaborated with Swizz Beatz and Dame Grease.

2011 – Undisputed

On 11th October 2011, DMX performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards. He was working on his seventh album ‘Undisputed.’

2006 – Year of the Dog…. Again

On January 2006, DMX signed Columbia records. He recorded ‘Year of the Dog…. Again’.

2001 – Return to Music

After improving his legal situation, he completed his fourth album, ‘The Great Depression.

1998 – Signing with Def Jam and commercial success

He released his debut major single, ‘Get at me Dog,’ on Def Jam recordings. The single received an RIAA certification.

1991 – The Source Magazine

‘The Source Magazine’ praised Earl in the Unsigned column.

Early Life

DMXs real name was Earl Simmons. He lived with his mother and two younger siblings, Bonita and Shayla. His mother and her lovers used to accuse him very severely. At 14, Earl began living on the side road of Yonkers to save himself from his mothers abuse. He used to work as an artist at local fairs at a young age. He got involved in drugs and alcohol during his childhood. He grew up in Jehovah’s community. When DMX’s mother sent him to a group home, he shared his love of hip-hop music with the students from New York. There he used to perform for his friends, who encouraged Earl to continue with music.

While returning home, he met Ready Ron who was a local hip-hop singer. He requested him become partners. Simmons chose the name DMX from a musical instrument he used at the boy’s home, The Oberheim DMX drum machine. DMX filed for bankruptcy in the year 2013. Being a father of 15 children, he was also reported with child support debts worth $1.24 million.


Earl began his career between 1984-1996. At 14, in 1984, he started his music industry. In prison, Earl used to write his lyrics. When released during summer, he used to produce and sell his tapes on street corners. These tapes helped him grow a loyal fan base all over New York. In 1991, he was praised by The Source magazine in the Unsigned hype column. In the same year, he signed to Columbia Records for the song ‘Born Loser.’ In February 1998, he released his debut major single, ‘Get at Me Dog’ on Def Jam Recordings. This single received an RIAA certification of gold. He released his second album – Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, in December 1998. The album debuted at 1st number on the Billboard 200 chart in the US and sold over 5 million copies.

During the 2000s, he was suffering from issues with the law. DMX completed his fourth album, ‘The Great Depression. In January 2006, DMX signed to Columbia Records and recorded his next album, Year of the Dog ……. Again. On 11th October 2011, DMX performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards for his seventh album. He titled the song’ Undisputed.’ In 2013, DMX began working on his eighth studio album.


Here are some of the best highlights of DMX’s career:

  • Stop Being Greedy (1998)
  • Ruff Ryders Anthem (1998)
  • X Gon Give It to Ya (2003)

Favourite Quotes from DMX

Favourite Quote 1 from DMX

“Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both to choose one honestly. So I’m familiar with both sides of the fence.” – DMX

Favourite Quote 2 from DMX

“I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings god gave me.” – DMX

Favourite Quote 3 from DMX

“You don’t come to terms with something before you do it. It’s only after you’ve done it that you realize, you know, maybe that wasn’t the best thing to do. Sometimes you got to fall down to know the feeling to get up.” – DMX

Favourite Quote 4 from DMX

“Don’t believe everything you hear, don’t believe everything you read, and only believe half of what you see”- DMX

Favourite Quote 5 from DMX

“Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you are from; someone will remind you.”- DMX

Keys Life Lessons from DMX

  1. Perseverance – DMX was a constant beacon of perseverance.
  2. Find your purpose – he means that many of us struggle with trying to conform to the rest of society. 
  3. The value of faith – he often shared his relationship with god with his fans. He always included his much-loved prayers at concerts.
  4. Don’t let the past define you – DMX teaches the importance of looking at the positives. Not to look into past mistakes and focus on the present.
  5. Every struggle has a silver lining – in the song ‘Slippin’, he speaks about effort and hardships.

Frequently Asked Questions

Did DMX leave his kids in debt?

The estate has asked to prove paternity through DNA testing. Based on the report, DMX’s children will be entitled to an equal share of his estate.

What does DMX neck tattoo say?

tattooed his son’s name, Exodus on the front of his neck in black ink.

How many times did DMX go platinum?

The rapper and singer sold more than 74 million records worldwide. His albums have 14 platinum certifications. 


DMX is one of the powerhouses of hardcore rap. The music he creates is reflective of his faith and upbringing. He was 5th bestselling rap artist in the United States. American rapper DMX is best known for his album King of Memphis. He has released five studio albums and several mixtapes in his career. He was the founder of Bloodline Records. DMX was featured in movies named Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle to the Grave Ant Last Hour. On 3rd April 2021, DMX suffered from a heart attack because of a drug overdose. He was treated in White Plains, New York. He was a child with a hard upbringing and struggled a lot throughout his childhood. DMX discovered music as a child and began writing lyrics to express his frustrations.

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