15 Things To Know About How Rick Ross Built His Empire

15 Things To Know About How Rick Ross Built His Empire

Rick Ross

Photo: Rick Ross, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)/ An 85-foot infinity swimming pool at a $250M mansion in the Bel-Air, Los Angeles. Jan. 26, 2017 (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

1. Ross is multi-hyphenated

One way to stack up money is to be able to have various hustles. Ross is a top-selling artist; a songwriter, meaning he earns on publishing; he’s an entrepreneur with several money-making ventures; a record executive; producer; and CEO.

2. The man behind the music

Ross founded Maybach Music Group in 2009. A division of the Atlantic Records Group, Maybach Music is home to such artists as Meek Mill, Omarion, Rockie Fresh, Wale, French Montana, DJ Khaled, Fat Trel, Tracy T, Gunplay, DJ Scream, Teedra Moses, Stalley, Magazeen, Masspike Miles, and Triple C’s.

3. Ross, the artist

Ross has released 10 studio albums and is Grammy nominated. He has sold more than 2,500,000 albums. He has earned nine new RIAA certifications. Four of those certifications are gold—“Thug Cry,” “Push It,” “Sorry,” and “9 Piece”—and five are platinum: “Aston Martin Music,” “Diced Pineapples,” “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” “Stay Schemin’,” and “Hustlin’.”