Real Name/Full Name N.O.R.E
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Noreaga/Victor Santiago, Jr.
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 September 1976
Age/How Old: 47 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9’’
Weight: In Kilograms – 80Kg
In Pounds – 176.37 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Victor Mambo Santiago
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Neri
Kids/Children Name: Yes (3)
Profession: Rapper
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: June 2024

If you love Hip-Hop or Indie reggae, then you must be familiar with the fantastic American Rapper, better known by the stage name N.О.R.Е. or the pseudonym Noreaga, New York City’s history of producing seminal hip-hop artists is an illustrious one, and it will instead be remiss of us to not call N.O.R.E., a.k.a Victor Santiago Jr., an indispensable component of the mid-90s.

N.O.R.E. aka Victor Santiago ,Jr. Being a product of the school-to-prison pipeline, he rose to prominence as one half of the East Coast mafioso duo Capone-N-Noreaga in an era during which hip-hop was at a commercial tipping point. N.O.R.E. who was named after the dictator Manuel Noriega, Victor Santiago Ir. is an American rapper and an actor.

He rose to fame in the mid-90s as one half of the prominent hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N) along with his friend, the rapper Kiam “Capone” Holley. He also earned a name for himself through his hit singles “Superthug.” “Nothin.” “Mas Maiz,” etc.

Well, how well do you know about N.O.R.E.? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about N.O.R.E.’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about N.O.R.E. to date.

Biography and Early Life

N.О.R.Е. aka Victor Santiago Jr. was born on 6 September 1976 in the Bronx, New York City, U.S.A. He spent most of his years of youth in Queens, U.S.A. His father is a Puerto Rican and his mother an African – American. But unfortunately, as N.O.R.E. likes to keep his personal life private, there is not much we can know about his educational qualifications either from school or university. But apart from that, it is pretty evident that he was born and raised in Queens, where he shot to have a successful carrier.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is N.O.R.E. in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, N.O.R.E.’s age is 47 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 6 September 1976. Though, he is 5′ 9’’ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176.37 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

It is said by the media that N.О.R.Е. is happily married to Shanell (fondly called Nellie) who is а makeup artist, apart from that N.O.R.E. and Nellie have three children together, but N.O.R.E. has not yet revealed about his personal life, and instead likes to keep this personal life a private.

Is N.O.R.E. Gay?

N.O.R.E., though not given any public statement, it is understood that it is most definitely not gay. He is now happily married to the love of his life Nellie, who is supposedly a makeup artist. N.O.R.E. and Nellie have three children together. Even though he does not disclose anything about his personal life, there are no rumors to support the fact that he is gay. But on the other hand, he is active with his Twitter posts, wherein the tweets in favor of Gay community.

In one of his tweets, he has even confirmed that he is not Gay, but is all down to support the gay community.

Professional Career

Santiago shot to prominence and fame in the mid-90s and 1995 to be precise, as a part of the hip hop duo(C-N-N), produced the The War Report” album singles like “Top of New York” “Illegal Life,” “Closer,” which had both commercial and critical successes. These hits also earned them a place on the top music charts such as the Billboard 200 and the Hot R&B.

After Capone’s imprisonment in 1997, Noreaga had to go the solo, and hence released his debut album as a solo rapper, “N.O.R.E.” which became a bigger hit than C-N-Ns debut album. “The War Report, breaking all the records to be #3 on Billboard.

In His next single, he did a collaboration with the production duo The Neptunes, “Superthug” became an even bigger range in the hip hop community. And then there was no stopping for Santiago, as he then went on to release his solo albums, “Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler. “God’s Favourite, “Normality.” “Student of the Game,” “5E” Just one after the other.

But unfortunately millions of fans had their heartbreak, in 2013, it is when he announced that he should stop recording solo albums and shift his focus entirely to music production and execution. Today Santiago is currently the chief executive officer of his own company, “Militainment Business.”


Santiago, a.k.a N.O.R.A., first rose to prominence as one of the halves alongside fellow Queens-based rapper Capone, and since then, the East Coast Hip-Hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N), rose to fame. Santiago also has success as a solo artist with the singles such as “Superthug”, “Banned from T.V.”. “Nothin”, “Oye Mi Canto” and “Mas Maiz”. The American rapper’s debut album, “N.O.R.E.” got certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and his second album, “Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler” got certified gold by the same. He won the “Favourite Reissues award for his album, “Illmatic” in the year 2014.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of N.O.R.E. in 2024

N.O.R.E Net Worth
N.O.R.E Net Worth

With his insanely successful professional career, N.O.R.E. has an estimated net worth of $4 Million as of 2024, even with some jaw-breaking records of his mid-90s, Santiago has made this fortune as a performer through his singles and currently, he is a music producer and an executive. He also earns a significant amount of money as the CEO of his company, “Militainment Business.”

Victor Santiago Jr., better known by the alias “N.O.R.E. is an American rapper and now a C.E.O has worked with several credible artists such a Foxy Brown, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Jay-Z. With a career that spanned over a decade and a half, N.O.R.E. is still a rage among millions, in the hip hop community, only because of his music that stands out.

A recognized rapper and businessman N.O.R.E. Though primarily known for his hip-hop and Indie reggae, his rough voice has shown him success and a splurge of fans all along. Even when Capone was again sentenced to a jail term, he left Noreaga to take on a solo career and make an album on his own; his solo debut on the studio album N.O.R.E. was released in 1998.

To an astonishment, the album became even more successful than what the C-N-N duo did over the years, charting at #3 on the Billboard 200 and was even certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.). All in all, Santiago, a.k.a N.O.R.E. has seen a massively successful carrier with a net worth of $4 million, of which a few artists can boast about.


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