Nas Net Worth, Relationship with Nicky Minaj, Ex-wife, Kelis & Bio

January 03, 2019
Nas AKA Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones

For those who are unfamiliar with the “I Can” rapper, Nas who is from New York City and has never stopped rapping till now. Today we talked about one of the richest rappers of the world in this article.

Nas aka Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.  He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. He is the founder of Mass Appeal Records and the owner of a Fila sneaker store.

Nas AKA Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Nas AKA Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones

Nas: Net Worth

Nasir is a rapper, actor, and entrepreneur from New York City who has released several hit singles throughout his career. The rapper was born on September 14, 1973, in New  York, the United States to jazz musician Olu Dara and Fannie Ann.

At the age of four years, Nasir picked up his first instrument and began to play and soon writing his own rap songs. At the point, he decided to make his career in music.

Rapper Nas earns hefty money from his music albums. Outside of rapping, he also an actor and played in a number of movies.

Nas has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

According to sources, Nas earns in a year $2.35 million by the end of 2015. In his career, the rapper released 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums over the worldwide.

Albums and Songs

Nas first gained the public attention in 1991 when he performed live at the Barbecue. Then he signed with a record deal with Columbia and released his first single Halftime.

After his single became a success, he released his first debut studio album IIImatic which received positive reviews from listeners as well as critics. It landed at number 2 on the R&B chart and 12 on the US Billboard pop chart.

In 1996, Nas released another new album It Was Written which peaked at No. 1 on both R&B and pop charts. Later he was highly publicized with a feud with Jay Z that began in 2001.

In 1999, the rapper created the persona of Nas Escobar. His singles I Am … which debuted at No. 1 including Nas I Like,  Hate Me Now. Later that year, he dropped Nastradamus which peaked at number 2 on the R&B chart.

In 2001, Nas came out with his fifth studio album Stillmatic which debuted at No. one on the Billboard 200 and 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and featured the singles “Got Ur Self A…” and “One Mic”.

Nas’s fifth album, Stillmatic

Nas kept alive hip-hop by releasing album God’s Son including its lead single, Made You Look. The album debuted at No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100. His album was named the best hip-hop album of the year by Time Magazine.

In 2004, his seventh album Street Disciple double album by Columbia Records and was well-received by critics. It debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 1 million copies.

Hip Hop Is Dead

Nas came with another successful album Hip Hop Is Dead in 2006, featuring big names artists like Nas’ wife Kelis, Kanye West, Jay-Z,, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Chrisette Michele, among others.

The album topped on the Billboard 200 and sold 764,000 copies by November 2008 and eventually, it went platinum by RIAA. He also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

Hip Hop Is Dead
Hip Hop Is Dead

His ninth album Untitled Nas Album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200, becoming Nas’ fifth to do so. It was certified gold by RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies in the United States.

In 2012, he released his album titled Life Is Good which featured an image of Nas holding his ex-wife’s wedding dress. He earned Grammy nod in 2013. It landed on number one on Billboard 200 and also received critical acclaim.

Nas dropped his latest album Nasir on June 15, 2018, featuring famous artists Kanye West, Puff Daddy, 070 Shake, Tony Willams, and The-Dream.

It received mixed reviews from critics and debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200. His single Cops Shot the Kid from the album charted at number 96 on Billboard Hot 100.

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Business Ventures

According to, Nas is one of the most investments and endorsements rapper.  He has endorsed several brands and products including done through social media.

In April 2013, Nas invested a “six-figure” sum in the publication, which re-emerged as a quarterly print product earlier this year after a five-year hiatus. He served as  Associate Publisher for Mass Appeal, which was originally founded in 1996 as a graffiti magazine.

After two months, he opened his own sneaker store. In September 2013, the Cops Shot the Kid rapper invested in a technology startup company. Later that year, he invested $2.8 million round in ViralGains, a viral video startup. Further, he also partnered with Hennessy for the ‘Wild Rabbit’ campaign.


He signed a deal with Fila to create his own sneaker and also partnered with the Rock The Bells tour. Nas partnered with Koru to fund a scholarship for 10 colleges graduates and its keep going after that.

Back in April 2017, Nas opened his own clothing line called “HSTRY” in Los Angeles. Besides that, he makes extra wealth from his live performance.

Don’t be surprised if you see Nasir continue to climb this list for years to come.

Nas and Kelis’s Life After Divorce

The hip-hop artist was previously married to “Milkshake” singer Kelis in 2005 in Atlanta after they were in a relationship for two years. Unlike other celebrities couples, their marriage didn’t last forever and legally separated in 2010.

Nas and Ex-wife, Kelis
Nas and Ex-wife, Kelis

They filed for divorce on April 29, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences and the divorce became finalized on 21 May 2010.

His ex-wife, Kelis gave birth to their first child, a son, Knight on 21 July 2009. The birth of Knight was announced by Nas via an online video. He has also a daughter, Destiny from his previous relationship.

In 2018, Nas was accused by Kelis that Nas had been physically abusive during their four-year marriage. She said,

“Did he hit me? Mmhmm. Did I hit him back? Mmhmm. I’m not afraid to throw a punch, but I wouldn’t have started it.”

Later Nas replied to accusations on social media in seven separate posts where he wrote about Kelis-related story. In the sixth posting, he wrote,

“I do not beat women. I did not beat up my ex-wife.”

In the seventh post, Nas wrote that he was very concern about his son, Knight. Check the Instagram post below.

Did Nas Date Nicki Minaj?

The answer is Yes. Nas and Nicki romantically linked up to each other but their relationship was much deeper than that. The pair has been spotted together hand-in-hand in several places.

The two spotted together at Nas’ 44th birthday party in September 2017 and also posted numerous pictures of them on each other’s Instagram.

Nas and Ex-girlfriend, Nicki Minaj
Nas and Ex-girlfriend, Nicki Minaj

After Nicki split from Meek Mill, she told Ellen DeGeneres that she was enjoying “sleepovers” with Nas. Moreover, Queen of Rap posted two photos of Nas without captions on her IG. Many fans have speculated that Was she simply showing off her favorite pictures of him?

Reportedly, the two broke up after less than a year of dating. TMZ reported that the former couple decided to end their relationship after finding living in separate cities too difficult.

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Social Media and Height

Nas aka Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones has the account on all over the social platforms where he has massive fans follower. Nas’ Instagram is @nas. He’s also on Twitter and Facebook using his name @nas.

He shared his pictures and videos on his social pages even he endorsed the brand via social media.

Nas is 5’7 and more specifically 1.73m

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