Date of Birth:
20th of November, 1970 (Died: 22d of March, 2016)
Source of wealth:
Phife Dawg net worth: $5 million.
A famous American rapper, Malik Taylor (more famous as Phife Dawg) became widely recognized being the member of «A Tribe Called Quest» music band that won a lot of awards. Born in 1970 and recently passed away, this man is also famous as an actor taking part in such films as «The Rug Rats Movie» and «Who’s the Man». In accordance with different sources, the net worth of Phife Dawg is estimated at $5 million. So what made this artist that prosperous and popular?
Source of wealth: music
Malik was into music from the earliest years and in his teens created a group «A Tribe Called Quest» along with his classmate Q Tip. The band became popular internationally due to Phife Dawg`s talented texts and great interaction of their voices. The group presented five studio albums and the most prosperous of them were «The Low End Theory» and «Midnight Marauders» that brought him significant incomes. Thus, Phife Dawg salary started gradually but significantly growing.
In 1998 had been presented the last album of the band after which the boys split. Although they made a few attempts to reunite, it never happened. In 2000 Dawg presented his solo album ($870 000 of income) which remained the only one is his career due to health problems. As these problems got worse the rapper took part in concerts just to make money for the remedies not being actually interested in his career. Before his death Phife was creating his new album but did not release it.
Source of wealth: endorsements
The primary source of income for the musician was music. He got money from the sales of concert tickets and albums. The rapper also tried his hand acting in «Who’s The Man» ($710 000 of income) and doing the voice job voicing a few heroes of computer games. Just like any other celebrity, Dawg made money from interviews and appearances in different talk shows. He also earned around $130 000 per year endorsing various popular brands.
Phife Dawg Salary
In numbers, the rapper earned:
- $580 000 annually,
- $48 300 per month,
- $12 000 weekly,
- $1 700 a day.