Tupac Shakur’s Net Worth

Net Worth:$200 Thousand
Date of Birth: June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996 (25 years old)
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
Profession:Record producer, Poet, Songwriter, Social activist, Rapper, Actor, Dancer, Screenwriter, Writer
Nationality:United States Of America

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What Is Tupac Shakur’s Net Worth?

Tupac Amaru Shakur, often recognized as 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor who has a net worth of $200 thousand. He is globally known as one of the most critically acclaimed rappers of all time. Tupac is ranked among the best-selling music artists, with sales of over 75 million records internationally. His lyrics were usually very meaningful often addressing issues surrounding present socio-economic differences and problems, poetic descriptions of individual struggles and racial issues.


Born Lesane Parish Crooks, in the East Harlem section of Upper Manhattan, New York City, on the 16th of June, 1971, Tupac was raised by his mother, Afeni Shakur, and father, Billy Garland who were both active Black Panther Party members in the 1960s and 1970s. He was renamed Tupac Amaru Shakur when he was a year old, after Tupac Amaru II.

In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Here, he attended middle school and high school but later shifted to Baltimore School for the Arts where he focused on poetry, ballet, acting, and jazz. He featured in a number of school theatrical plays. Here too, he met and forged a strong friendship with, Jada Pinkett, whom he later made the central focus of a number of his poems. Although he didn’t finish high school, he was able to acquire his General Educational Development (GED) degree.

Music Career

Tupac began his music career in 1989 with the stage name MC New York. Thereafter, he joined the rap group Digital Underground as a roadie and backup dancer. He made his first appearance on the music scene as 2pac in 1991.

At this time, he was signed to another record label Interscope Records but still functioned as part of the Digital Underground, appearing on their 1991 single Same Song. Later, however, he formed a rap group Live Squad, with Randy “Stretch” Walker, Majesty, and a friend, in Queens, New York. Tupac and Stretch often recorded and performed together.

He released his first album 2Pacalypse Now in November 1991, containing three singles. Half a million copies of this album sold out, and it was certified Gold. The album focuses on common issues that affect Blacks.

In 1993, his second album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z was released. It had hit tracks like I Get Around and Keep Ya Head Up, and featured artists like Ice Cube, Shock G, and Money B. The album sold out a million copies and was certified Platinum.

Still, in 1993, Tupac formed another group he named Thug Life, and the group’s first album Thug Life: Volume 1 was dropped in 1994, and it sold out half a million copies. It had one single Pour Out A Little Liquor. 

The music legend released his third album in March 1995 titled Me Against The World. The album itself peaked at number one on Billboard 200. Dear Mama was its lead single and the most popular single on the album as it sold out a million copies by July. Two more singles were released on this album and were equally huge successes. In 1996, he won the award for Best Rap Album at the Soul Train Music Awards.

His fourth album All Eyez On Me was dropped also in 1996, by which time he had signed with Death Row Records. The album had successful tracks like How Do U Want It and California Love, hitting the number one spots on Billboard Hot 100. His shady track Hit ‘Em Up was also released around this period.

Posthumous albums have also been released following his death, including The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, R U Still Down, Greatest Hits, Still I Rise, etc. These albums have received positive reviews so far.

Legal Issues

Tupac and two other men were charged with sodomy and illegal possession of a firearm in November 1993. However, a year later, Tupac was acquitted of three counts of sodomy and gun charges but was found guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for which he began serving a prison sentence in February 1995. By October of that same year, he was able to obtain a $1.4 million bond which enabled his release from the Dannemora Clinton Correctional Facility where he was last held.

Tupac was also allegedly involved in a shootout in Atlanta with two off-duty police officers, Mark and Scott Whitwell, in 1993. The music star was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault. The charges, however, were later dropped. Civil suits were also filed, and one of them ended with a verdict that affected the rapper’s estate, in 1998.

Shakur had a fallout in 1995 with the Notorious B.I.G following the 1994 Quad Studios shooting which fatally wounded Tupac. He accused Biggie, Sean Combs, Jimmy Henchman, and others of being responsible for the incident; hence, the release of his song Hit ‘Em Up where he alluded to the shooting incident and claimed that it was all a set-up by them.

Tupac has also had other criminal cases filed by and against him including the Oakland Police Department lawsuit in 1991, two misdemeanor assault convictions in 1993, a concealed weapon case in 1994, a wrongful death suit in 1995, and a Delores Tucker lawsuit concerning his songs How Do U Want It and Wonda Why They Call U Bitch.

Acting Career

In 1991, Tupac made his debut appearance on the movie scene in the film Nothing But Trouble. He featured in the 1992 movie Juice as Roland Bishop. Other movies include Poetic Justice and Above The Rim. Bullet, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related are movies he acted in but which were released after he died.

Personal Life and Death

Tupac was known as a ladies’ man and had been in a couple of relationships with a number of women including actress Jada Pinkett, Jasmine Guy, Treach a fellow roadie, and actress Mickey Rourke. He married Keisha Morris on April 29, 1995. Their marriage was nullified after just ten months. In 1996, he dated Kidada Jones.

On September 7, 1996, Tupac was involved in a drive-by homicide in Las Vegas, where he sustained fatal gunshot wounds. He was immediately hospitalized but died six days later on September 13, 1996. His body was cremated and the ashes were handed over to his family. The perpetrators of the crime are yet to be known.

Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation

Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother, established the Shakur Family Foundation in 1997, now known as the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF). This foundation assists students with the necessary coaching and empowerment to improve their creative skills. It also organizes undergraduate scholarships, charity events, a performing arts day camp for teenagers, and essays.

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