Riff Raff net worth in 2019. How did one of the world’s biggest singer “Riff Raff” attained success with an amazing net worth? Read on, to find out the impressive secrets behind his salary, earnings, investment, facts, and success story.
Riff Raff is an American rapper from Houston, Texas with a net worth of $6 million. The rapper was formerly managed by OG Ron C. Who is the co-founder of Swishahouse. He got signed to the record label Mad Decent, which was owned by DJ and Producer Diplo, in 2013 through 2015. His signing with the label came after his association with rapper and producer Soulja Boy’s imprint S.O.D Money Gang Inc. Riff Raff has become one of the most successful rappers in Houston, Texas since his debut in 2005.
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Source of Wealth||Music, Acting|
|Date of Birth||January 29, 1982|
|Residence||Codeine Castle at Las Vegas|
Early Life of Riff Raff
Born as Horst Christian Simco on January 29, 1982, in Houston, Texas to father Ronald Simco, a retired Vietnam War Veteran, and mother Anita Isaacs, who was a maid then. His father suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder but managed to work different jobs which include a police officer and a Walmart Manager to take care of his family. Riff Raff was the second of the siblings of his parents. Raff grew up in Copperfield, a suburban area 25 miles northwest of Houston.
He attended Langham Creek High School. Riff loved basketball and was a shooting guard on his school’s basketball team. He dropped out of school in his senior year but later obtained his GED before enrolling at Hibbing.
He studied at Community College in Hibbing, MN and was privileged to play in the school’s basketball team.
Sadly, he dropped out in 2003 and returned back to Houston. Back in Houston, he got a job as a car painter in one of the then-popular “candy-coloured” style. From there, he slowly began building his new identity into what he is renowned for today as, Riff Raff.
Riff Raff made his rap debut in 2005, making CD’s of his own rap over other rap artists beats and giving them out at different stores in the Greater areas of Houston including Katy Mills Mall. According to him, Devin the Dude and Paul Wall Were his biggest rap influences.
At the advent of social media, Riff Raff took advantage of the opportunity by releasing songs, freestyle videos, and sketch clips on different platforms like Myspace, and YouTube using the name ‘MTV Riff Raff’ to help showcase his talent at slapstick and performance Art. All these were achieved through the help of his first talent manager, DB da Boss, who provided the rapper with recording and studio services early on. DB told LA Weekly about the rapper Riff Raff citing that, “He was very driven, very ambitious. You couldn’t deny his work ethic,” going on to say, “Underneath that shell is a very intelligent man.”
The rappers increasing popularity led to a spot on MTV’s reality show “From G’s to Gents”. Meanwhile, in 2011, due to his growing popularity on YouTube, Riff Raff got signed with S.O.D Money Gang, Inc. At that time, he started performing with Simon Rex A.K.A Dirty Nasty and Andy Milonakis. He left Money Gang, Inc. In 2012 and signed with Diplo’s Mad Decent Record Label. Till date, Riff Raff’s YouTube has had over 170 million views and his mixtapes have received huge commercial success as well as critical ones.
Riff Raff released his debut album in 2014 titled “Neon Icon”. The success of his album launched him into the mainstream and the creation of his own record label called ‘Neon Nation Corporation and an adult webcam series’. He went on a tour in 2018 and released a new single titled “Make it Drop” in 2019.
Riff Raff has been allegedly accused of sexual assault allegations. On May 2018, he was accused of both drugging and sexually assaulting a woman after a 2013 show in Melbourne. And another charge was pressed against him after a woman, aged 17 at the time, gave a detailed explanation of an incident which involved him(Riff Raff), and how he forced her into his tour bus before sexually assaulting her in 2015. Both claims and allegations, the rapper Riff Raff has denied.
He was also arrested in 2013 over illegal drug possession. However, he got released without bail shortly after. Aside from his music, Riff Raff is also a tattoo enthusiast. He’s got a great number of logos and pictures as well as write-ups tattooed all over his body.
How did he Acquire Such Wealth?
Riff Raff acquired his fortune from sales of his music and concert tours. He has also penned down several endorsement deals which significantly has impacted on his wealth.
In 2015, he bought a house in LA for $1.4 million. The said house, has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and breathtaking views of Vegas. However, Riff would allow you to stay in his “Codeine Castle” For $5,000 a day, or you could rent it for $150,000 monthly.
Facts about Riff Raff
- He’s a big fan of tattoos and has different tattoo logos on his body including the NBA and MTV logos, as well as across.
- His dog’s name is Jody Husky.
- He’s also a big fan of the Simpsons and has a tattoo of Bart on his chest.
- He frequently wears colourful zig-zag braids.
- Raff loves basketball a lot and supports the Houston Rockets, basketball team.
- He bought an LA home in 2014 for the sum of $1.4 Million
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Below is an astonishing view of his $1.4 million property.
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