Busta Rhymes Net Worth

Busta Rhymes net worth as at 2019.

Busta Rhymes- 2015

Date of birth: May 20th, 1972

Age: 46

Country: United States

Wealth Source: Rapper

Net Worth: $65 Million


Trevor George Smith Jr, better known as Busta Rhymes, is a renowned American rapper, musician, singer, record producer, actor, and record executive.

Busta Rhymes is well known for his stylish sense of fashion and his high speed and intrinsic rhyming techniques.

Early Life

Busta Rhymes was born on May 20th, 1972 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York city in the United States. His parents are Trevor Smith Snr and Geraldine Green, both from Jamaica.

He attended the George Washington Career and Technical Education High School together with famous rappers such as Jay Z and Notorious B.I.G., which he graduated successfully in 1990.


In 1990 he alongside his close friends formed a hip hop group in the East Coast called Leader of the New School. The group’s breakthrough when they curtain raised the stage for the hip hop group called the Public Enemy.

They later released a debut album together, dubbed A Future Without a Past. Busta Rhymes’s popularity grew as a result of his advanced rhymes and his unique style of rapping.

Mostly, he would use Jamaican patois and slangs in his rap, which contributed immensely to his success.

1994 saw him teaming up with most sought after rappers such as Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Rampage, and L.L. Cool J in the projects like ‘Flava in Ya Ear’ remix and ‘The Points.’

He also worked with Mary J. Blige and Nas. Busta Rhymes released his first debut album late in 1995 dubbed ‘The Coming.’  His single hits include ‘Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check’, ‘Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,’ ‘Look at Me Now,’ ‘What’s It Gonna Be’ and ‘Don’t Cha.’

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Personal Life

Busta Rhymes is a member of the Five Percent Family. He is also a father to five children. Three sons, namely T’Ziah, T’Khi, Trillian, and two daughters, namely Cacie and Mariah.


The Future Without a Past- 1991

Time- 1993

The Coming-1996

When Disaster Strikes- 1997

The Final World Front- 1998

Anarchy- 2000

Genesis- 2001

It Ain’t Safe No More- 2002

The Big Bang- 2006

Back on My B.S.- 2009

Year of the Dragon- 2012


Who’s the Man? -1993

Strapped -1993

Higher Learning -1995

The Rugrats Movie -1998

Shaft -2000

Backstage -2000

Finding Forrester -2000

Space Ghost Coast to Coast -2001

Narc -2002

Halloween: Resurrection -2002

Full Clip -2004

The Boondocks -2006

Breaking Point -2009

The Unforgiven -2011

Club Life -2015

Master of None -2015

Fresh Off The Boat -2016

King of the Dancehall -2016

Big City Greens -2018

Awards and Achievements

Busta Rhymes has won the list of awards below:

  • The Source Awards- 1999
  • Soul Train Music Awards- 2000
  • The Smash Hits Poll Winners Party-2005
  • Myx Music Award-2006
  • B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards- 2006 and 2011

Famous Quotes by Busta Rhymes

“Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape.”

“You need to sweat yourself. Don’t sweat nobody else.”

“It’s kinda hard bein humble in the belly of the struggle,
Doin things that probably get you in trouble.”

“My craziest ideas come from cartoons. I approach music by taking that cartoon extreme and the real life extreme and finding somewhere in the middle. The animated element lures people in, but the real-life substance puts the nail in the coffin.”

As of 2019, Busta Rhymes is estimated to be worth around $65 Million

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