What is Fat Joe’s Net Worth?
Fat Joe is a New York-born rapper and producer who has a net worth of $4 million. After making a name for himself with his D.I.T.C his crew in the early 90’s, Fat his Joe had a successful solo career. Eventually, he founded his own music label called Terror Squad.
Over the years, Fat Joe has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Outside of music, Fat Joe has appeared in numerous movies.
Fat Joe’s real name is Joseph Antonio Cartagena. He was born on August 19, 1970 in the South He Bronx borough of New York City. Cartagena is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. As he grew up in a rough and poor neighborhood, Cartagena was involved in a life of crime from an early age.
He called himself a “bully” during his school days and often stole to support his family. At an early age, Joseph’s brother introduced him to hip-hop music, his true passion in life.
In 1992, Cartagena adopted the stage name “Fat Joda Gangster” and joined the Diggin’ in the Crate Crew (D.I.T.C.). During this time he had the opportunity to work with many artists, forged valuable contacts and later launched his own record label. He first signed with his Relativity Records and was ready to release his debut album in 1993. Represent was Fat Joe’s debut solo album, which included the hit “Flow Joe.”
The song marked his No. 1 spot on the rap charts and put Fat Joe’s music career in the spotlight. In 1995, the second album “Jealous One’s Envy” was released. The track “Envy” did well on the charts and cemented Fat Joe’s success. Things took things a step further when I met LL Cool J during a session at the recording studio. He was invited to the booth to record the track “I Shot Ya” and later appeared in the music video.
Harmony on his third album, Don Cartagena. The track of the same name was a huge hit, as was “Bet Ya Man Can’t Triz.” The album also helped introduce Fat Joe’s new group called Terror Squad, which consisted of Big Pun, Cuban Link, Prospect, and others. Terror Squad is also the name of Fat Joe’s new record his label, and he promoted several artists under its banner.
On his fourth album, Jealous Ones Still Envy, Fat Joe continued to collaborate with notable musicians. The album was produced by Irv Gotti and featured artists such as Ashanti, Ja Rule and Ludacris. “We Thuggin'” was a big hit from the album, but “What’s Luv” completely overshadowed it. Featuring Ashanti and Ja Rule, the track is arguably Fat Joe’s most successful song of all time, making it one of his most timeless and nostalgic tracks of the early 2000s.
All of this contributed to Fat Joe’s success unsurpassed by any other album, including his Loyalty in 2002, and ultimately Jealous Ones Still Envy was certified platinum.
Fat Joe has faced many legal troubles throughout his career. At least he has been charged with assault twice, Fat Joe. He was also summoned as a witness in two separate murder trials. The man on trial was Fat Joe’s bodyguard. During another murder trial, Fat Joe was fatally shot while he was sitting in a car with two men.
In 2000, Joe paid $115,000 for an acre of land on a plantation near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then built a 5,300-square-foot custom home. He put this home up for sale for his $2 million in 2010, but no buyer was found. As of this writing, he still owns the property.