Eminem is an American rapper, record producer, and actor from Detroit, Michigan. He is one of the best-selling music artists in the world and is also considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. He has released ten studio albums, five compilation albums, and one EP. His album sales total more than 155 million units worldwide, making him one of the highest-selling artists of all time. He has won numerous awards, including 15 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Eminem’s net worth is estimated to be $230 million as of 2022. He has earned his wealth from his successful career in the music industry. He has released many commercially successful albums and has also made cameo appearances in several films and television shows.
Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is of English, German, Swiss-German, and Scottish descent. His mother, Deborah Rae “Debbie” Nelson (née Bassett), was a teenager at the time of his birth and frequently struggled with poverty and drug addiction. His father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., abandoned the family when he was 18 months old and Eminem would later state that he never saw him again.
Eminem was raised by his mother in a predominantly white working-class neighborhood in Warren, Michigan. He has stated that his childhood was marked by severe poverty and abuse. His mother was addicted to prescription drugs and would often go on binges while neglecting her children. This led to Eminem being sent to live with his maternal grandparents, Betty Kresin and Vernal Bassett, at the age of 12.
Eminem began rapping at the age of 14 and was first influenced by groups such as N.W.A and Public Enemy. He later developed his own style which was a mix of hardcore rap and pop rap.
In 1996, Eminem released his debut album Infinite which was met with critical acclaim but commercial failure. The album was recorded in a basement studio and featured many personal references to his life experiences.
Eminem’s big break came in 1999 with the release of his second album The Slim Shady LP. The album was a commercial success, selling more than four million copies in the United States. It also won him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The Slim Shady LP established him as one of the leading rappers in the industry and helped launch his successful career.
Eminem has released eight more studio albums since The Slim Shady LP, all of which have been commercial and critical successes. He is considered one of the most successful rappers of all time, with over 155 million albums sold worldwide.
In addition to his musical career, Eminem has also ventured into business. He is the owner of the record label Shady Records and has developed a clothing line called Shady Limited. He has also starred in several films, most notably 8 Mile (2002) and The Interview (2014).
Eminem has been married twice, first to Kimberley Scott from 1999 to 2001 and then to Mariah Carey from 2006 to 2008. He has three daughters: Hailie Jade, Whitney Scott, and Alaina Marie. Eminem has spoken openly about his struggles with addiction and mental health. He has been sober since 2008 and is an advocate for recovery.