DMX Net Worth : How he went from being Rich to Broke – Dead Broke?

Father of fifteen children, well you read it right, DMX was once an immensely popular American hip hop recording artist. He began his career, 1991 and soon by early 2000’s his net worth rose nearly to $ 7 million. After a couple of years, DMX net worth was almost $ 10 million. At its peak, it was $ 9.8 million. The income from album sales and his acting career were the main reason apart from the revenue from his tours.

However, the rapper’s success could not last long. As from the beginning of his career, his name has often been involved in controversies. Whether its drugs, feuds, or animal abuse, DMX has somehow managed to be in the limelight.

dmx net worth

Other namesDark Man X
Years active1991–present
BornDecember 18, 1970
Place of birthNew York, US
Birth NameEarl Simmons


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DMX net worth – How he earned $ 10 million


Son fo Joe Barker and Arnett Simmons, DMX was raised in Yonkers, New York. From an early start, he had a troubled childhood, which included arrests even when he was a teenager.

In 1991, DMX first gained a little fame, when his name was included in The Source magazine’s article. Soon in 1992, he was signed by the label Ruffhouse. With the new label, he released his debut single “Born Loser”, however, due to low sales, he was released from the contract. After that, he appeared on various albums and even worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Mic Geronimo, and Ja Rule.

It was after his debut major-label single, “Get at Me Dog”, that DMX finally got recognized on an international level. As after that he even released the album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” which topped  Billboard 200 chart in the U.S

Income from album sales is given below:


Undisputed (2012)$100k
Year of the Dog… Again (2006)$100k
Grand Champ (2003)$238k
The Great Depression (2001)$ 754k
And Then There Was X (1999)$ 1 million
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)$1.84 million
It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998)$354k


Apart from album sales, the rapper also made a decent amount via tours and endorsements of different brands. So back then, DMX net worth was pretty good. Actually DMX net worth was much better than most of his contemporaries.


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How he lost $ 10 million before being bankrupt?

Lately, the rapper was again in the news, as he was found unconscious near a parking lot. The police found him lifeless although, after a little struggle, he could again breathe. Though the rapper claimed it to be an asthma attack but sources say that it was due to the drug overdose. The addiction to drugs and alcohol even became the reason behind his struggling career graph.

Apart from that, DMX has also been paying a huge amount as penalty for offenses including animal abuse and other crimes. Then in 2013, he had finally filed for bankruptcy as he failed to pay $1.5 million in child support. Back then he was a father of 12 children however as of now he has 15 kids. His son, Exodus Simmons was born on August 16, 2016.

As of now, the rapper is working hard towards putting his life back on the right track. His financial condition is likely to improve in the coming years. However repaying $ 10 million to clear his debts would be quite tricky.