William Ray Norwood Jr. who is professionally known as Ray J is a famous American singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is also the first cousin of the famous rapper Snoop Dogg. He was born on 17th January 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, and raised up in Carson, California. He has a massive net worth of $14 million. Ray J also competed in the nineteenth season of the American television program Celebrity Big Brother but he walked out of the sets of the show after just a week. Not only having Snoop Dogg as his cousin, but he is also the younger brother of recording artist and actor Brandy Norwood. The 40-year-old started off his career with a little bit of acting here and there in some commercials at a very young age. After that his two major acting works came with The Sinbad Show and the UPN series in which he played a role for two years after which the show came to an end. He was part of some other movies as well like Steel, Envy, Mars Attack!.
Ray J’s first album was everything you want which came in the same year as he signed for Elektra Records in 1995. The album was released in 1997, after that he appeared in 1988 in the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack with the single named “That’s why I lied”. His next big work came with “Another day in paradise” with Brandy which came out to be a big success in various countries including the US. He released his second album names “This ain’t a game” in 2001 with the lead single of the album peaking at #30 on the US charts. He took a two-year break after it and came back and found his own recording label named Knockout Entertainment which also starred many famous stars including his sister and himself and many other artists too. In this time he also finished his third album Raydiation which was released in September of 2005. His fourth album named “All I feel” featured The Game and The Yung Berg. The album’s first single Sexy can I peaked at number 3 on the Top singles hot1 100 for six straight weeks.
Other than his music and other acting career talked about above he also came on TV with the show named “For the love of Ray J” and later came up with a show called “A Family Business” in April 2010 with her sister Brandy Norwood. He also has tried his hand in entrepreneurship with his brand name Raytroniks which includes lots of electronics including e-bikes, smartphone-controlled fans, smartwatches, and other products like those. He also owns a newer brand named Raycons with Ray Lee which is a wireless headphones brand. He made $4 million from just the sales from Raycon products. As it said he earns about $1 million per year but the exact value is difficult to calculate. His sex tape with Kim Kardashian which was released in 2007 by Vivid Entertainment still is said to make them both about $360,000 each per year due to his royalty rights on the video.