- Full Name: William Ray Norwood, Jr.
- Born: 01/17/1981
- Place of Birth: McComb, Mississippi
- Occupation: Musician, Actor
- Marital Status: Single
Ray J Net Worth History
Ray J is an accomplished musician and actor. He has released Billboard 100 hits on U.S. and international charts for more than 20 years. He starred alongside sister Brandy on the hit TV shows Moesha and One on One, and he also starred in two reality shows: For the Love of Ray J, on which women vied for Ray J’s affection, and Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, which followed the lives of Ray J and his award-winning musician sister Brandy. He hosts the reality show Bad Girls All-Star battle on Oxygen as well, and he stars in Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood with his current girlfriend Princess Love.
About Ray J
Ray J is known as a musician and as R&B singer Brandy’s brother. He also is Snoop Dogg’s first cousin. While Ray J was born in Mississippi, he grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He started his acting career at age 8 in commercials before joining The Sinbad Show for a season. Then, he joined sister Brandy’s show Moesha for two years.
He is unmarried, and he has no children. However, he has been connected to several female celebrities, most famously Kim Kardashian. He and Kim faced a media frenzy when a sex tape they made was made public. Ray J released a single entitled, “I Hit It First,” which appears to target this connection to Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West, several years after the scandal subsided.
More recently, Ray J has been associated with Princess Love, and their turbulent relationship has kept Ray J’s personal life in the public eye. Relationships other than that with Kim Kardashian also have been the object of public speculation, including Ray J’s relationship with Whitney Houston just before she passed away, one that Ray J has sometimes insisted was friendly and not romantic. Other famous, rocky partnerships include those between Ray J and Teairra Marie, reality show winner Joanna Hernandez and, if internet gossip is to be trusted, at least 21 other models, musicians and actors.
For several years, Ray J has been the focus of legal issues as well, including the alleged assault of fellow musician Fabolous in 2011, for which he later took responsibility, and issues with law enforcement during a 2014 incident in which a woman alleged that Ray J had touched her inappropriately. In 2015, his girlfriend Princess Love was arrested in New Orleans following an altercation that allegedly left Ray J with cracked ribs, a torn ACL and other injuries.
Despite Ray J’s unsettled romantic life, he has continued to climb as a Hollywood star. His music career has segued into a string of reality TV hits, and he continues to succeed in television. His net worth is disputed. Some say it is approximately $6 million, while opposing reports list it at more like $18 million. Regardless, Ray J continues to garner fans and build his brand.