In September of 2022, Bow Wow has a net worth of approximately $1.5 million.
Rapper, actor, and TV host Bow Wow (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) is an American native of Ohio. Beware of Dog, his debut album as Lil’ Bow Wow, was published in 2000 when he was just 13 years old, and 2001’s Doggy Bag was the follow-up.
After eliminating the “Lil'” from his stage name, Bow Wow released his third studio album, Unleashed, in 2003.
Shad Gregory Moss (Bow Wow) was born on March 9, 1987, in Columbus, Ohio (his stage name). By the time Bow Wow had his big break performing in Los Angeles, Moss was already a rap prodigy at the tender age of six, using the stage moniker “Kid Gangsta.”
Moss’s formative years were influenced by groups like N.W.A. Even Snoop Dogg, who happened to be in the audience that day, was astonished by the kid rapper’s skills.
After the show, Snoop Dogg met Moss and gave him the nickname “Lil’ Bow Wow,” which he later adopted.
Snoop Dogg, who had yet to drop his debut album, enlisted Lil’ Bow Wow to appear on one of the tunes. At the tail end of 1993, the album “Doggystyle” was released.
Featured on the song “Gz and Hustlas,” Lil’ Bow Wow’s initial foray into the professional music industry. His popularity spiked after his appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” later that year.
There would be another five years before he would meet Jermaine Dupri, the producer who would take such an interest in molding the then-11-year-old into a polished artist.
Having contributed a song to the soundtrack for “Wild Wild West” in 1999, Lil’ Bow Wow was ready to release his first album in 2000, at the tender age of 13.
The album, titled “Beware of the Dog,” featured the singles “Bounce With Me” and “Bow Wow,” with the latter featuring Snoop Dogg, who went on to become a rap chart-topper. Lil’ Bow Wow’s debut album did surprisingly well, selling over 2 million copies in just one year.
When all was said and done, the album had sold over three million copies, easily achieving platinum status. In 2002, Lil’ Bow Wow did two major things: he changed his name to “Bow Wow” and he released his second album, “Doggy Bag.”
When asked why he changed his name, Bow Wow said there were already too many rappers using the “Lil” prefix, and he also felt like he was getting older.
Due to its success, “Doggy Bag” was certified platinum for the second time and peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2003, Bow Wow published “Unleashed,” which had collaborations with musicians including Birdman, Mario, and Amerie, and contained singles like “Take Ya Home.” In 2002, Bow Wow also released “Basketball,” which appeared on the soundtrack to “Like Mike.”
The album’s reception was poor, yet it still managed to hit #3 on the Billboard 200 and sell 129,000 copies in its first week. The next year, in 2005, Bow Wow released an album called “Wanted,” which featured guest appearances from a wide variety of musicians, including Omarion.
Like “Unleashed,” “Wanted” debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and sold 120,000 copies in its first week. The next year, 2006, saw the release of “The Price of Fame,” which featured Chris Brown and T-Pain.
As of the week it was released, this album has sold an incredible 262,000 copies, putting it at position number six on the Billboard Top 200.
After releasing an album together with Omarion in 2007, Bow Wow dropped “New Jack City II” in 2009. Since it dealt with mature subject matter including drug usage, it was the first Bow Wow album to carry a parental advisory label.
During the same year, he also joined Cash Money Records. In terms of his music career, this was the beginning of the end for Bow Wow.
Over the next few years, he would repeatedly announce and then delay the release of his next album, despite appearing on tracks by a number of other artists and releasing a number of mixtapes.
Bow Wow’s real name is Shad Moss, but he decided to use Bow Wow as his rap name. Likewise, he would part ways with Cash Money Records before releasing an album for the label.
Even though he eventually joined P. Following the release of his final album on his Bad Boy Records label, Diddy declared his retirement from rapping.
As of 2019, listeners were still waiting in vain for the album’s release. However, in 2016, Shad Moss recorded a mixtape with Soulja Boy.
If you could measure Bow Wow, how tall would he be?
The 34-year-old is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, claims The Modest Man. According to The Modest Man, he was ranked with Eazy-E (5’3) as one of the shortest rappers to ever rule the music industry.
Both DJ Khaled and Pitbull are about the same height as Bow Wow, making them equally tall among rappers.
How much money does Bow Wow have?
As a result of his success as an American rapper and actor, Bow Wow is reputedly worth $1.5 million. Based on his annual salary of $1,000,000 in 2018, Celeb Worth estimates that he has a net worth of $2.5 million.
In 2016, after signing a contract with P., he decided to retire from rapping. The Bad Boy Records label, which Diddy owns.
According to HighsNobiety, Bow Wow told his followers at the time that he was taking a hiatus to help his daughter Shai Moss with her career.
He and his mom call Atlanta, Georgia home. Bow Wow and Joie Chavis’s daughter is named Shai Moss. Bow Wow and Erica Mena dated in the past. The Georgia House, a magnificent manor home, was purchased by Bow Wow for a reported $0.95 million. More than that, he owns a house on a Japanese beach.
To get out the vote for the 2008 presidential election, Bow Wow organized a “Walk Across America” that visited 15 cities.
In 2014, Bow Wow attended a charity flag football game held by Chris Brown in honor of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
He is also concerned about the dogs’ well-being. He has taken to online fundraising via a website he created. Over the course of his career, he has helped more than 140 dogs and raised over $245,000.
His endorsements include such diverse brands as Asphalt Yacht Club, Besado, Campbell’s, Caviar Gold, and Cavoda vodka.