Real Name/Full Name Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Nelly
Birth Place: Austin, Texas, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 November 1974
Age/How Old: 49 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Cornell Haynes
Mother – Rhonda Mack
Siblings: N/A
School: University City High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: Cornell Haynes III and Chanelle Haynes
Profession: Rapper, Singer, and Businessperson
Net Worth: $50 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Nelly is a popular American rapper, singer, and businessperson. He is most well-known for his albums, “Country Grammar” and “Nellyville”, both of which were a massive commercial success. He is equally famous for singles, “Hot in Herre” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather”, both of which brought him a Grammy Award.

Well, how well do you know about Nelly? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Nelly’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 Nelly to date.

Biography and Early Life

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was born on the 2nd of November 1974 in Austin, Texas, U.S. to parents, Cornell Haynes and Rhonda Mack. His father used to work in the Air Force but his parents got divorced when he was just 7 years old. Following that, he began living with his mother in University City, Missouri.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nelly in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nelly’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 2 November 1974. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.


Nelly received his education from the University City High School, which is located in University City as the name suggests. He was an awesome athlete during his time in high school and he played basketball, baseball, and football.  Also, it is worth mentioning here that he formed the hip hop group, St. Lunatics with his friends Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan and Slo’Down, and City Spud during this high school years.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Nelly has a son, Cornell Haynes III, and a daughter, Chanelle Haynes. However, the name of their mother(s) remains unknown. He has previously been in relationships with Shantel Jackson, Lashontae Heckard, Nicole Narain, Ashanti, Eve, and Channetta Valentine. However, he is currently single as per our records.

Is Nelly Gay?

Nelly is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He is currently single as per our records. However, he has previously dated Shantel Jackson, Lashontae Heckard, Nicole Narain, Ashanti, Eve, and Channetta Valentine. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is straight.

Professional Career

While Nelly did gain moderate success as part of the hip hop group, St. Lunatics he only became really successful in 2000 when he released his first single, “Country Grammar”. The single captured the 7th position on both the Billboard Hot 100 and UK singles chart. In the same year, he released the album, “Country Grammar” which not only captured the 3rd position on the Billboard 200 but also earned a 9× platinum certification.

His second album, “Nellyville” captured the top position on Billboard’s Top 200 Music Albums while the album’s single, “Hot in Herre” became a number one hit as well. The album’s single, “Hot in Herre” won him a Grammy Award as well. The album was certified 6x multi-platinum in 2003. In the same year, he released the single, “Shake Ya Tailfeather” which brought him a Grammy Award once again.

In 2004, he released the albums, “Suit” which topped the Billboard albums chart, and “Sweat” which captured the 2nd position on the aforementioned chart. In 2010, he released the single, “Just a Dream” which captured the 3rd position on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single was a part of his album, “5.0” which was also released in the same year. He released his debut mixtape, “O.E.MO” the following year in 2011. His latest song, “Lil Bit” was released in 2020.

Nelly has appeared in several films and TV series as well. He has appeared in the 2005 sports comedy film, “The Longest Yard” and has appeared in episodes of popular TV series, “CSI: NY” and “90210”. He has appeared in the TV series, “Nellyville” which is focused on his life. He has also starred in the mockumentary series, “Real Husbands of Hollywood”. His business ventures include clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms and the label, “RECORDS”.


  • Nelly was the winner of the Grammy Award in the category of Best Male Rap Solo Performance for “Hot in Herre” at the 2003 Grammy Awards.
  • Nelly was the winner of the Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Shake Ya Tailfeather” (with P. Diddy & Murphy Lee) at the 2004 Grammy Awards
  • Nelly was the winner of the MTV Video Music Award in the category of Best Rap Video for “Ride wit Me” at the 2001 MTV Awards

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nelly in 2024

Nelly Net Worth
Nelly Net Worth

As of 2024, Nelly has garnered a net worth of $50 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his music career as well the various businesses he is a part of. Besides, the various endorsements he does only boost his net worth.

Nelly has been an amazing musician and his achievements prove that. He is involved in various charities as well which proves he is a great guy as well. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope he keeps entertaining and inspiring us like he always has.


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