Real Name/Full Name Corey Woods
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Raekwon
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 January 1970
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 89 Kg
In Pounds – 196 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – Andrea Woods
Siblings: Kareen Woods (brother)
Has another brother and a sister
School: New Dorp High School
College: N/A
Religion: Islam
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: Cori Andrea Woods (daughter)
Jabairi Woods (son)
Profession: Rapper
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Raekwon, whose birth name is Corey Woods, is a popular rapper of American nationality. He performs with the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. He has come up with many solo albums and has contributed greatly to the music of Wu-Tang. He has also made contributions to other artists’ works. He owns a label named ICEH20 Records. Raekwon’s main contribution is to the genre of mafioso rap.

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

Biography and Early Life

Corey Woods was born on January 12, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, US. He has African American ethnicity. He prefers to keep his personal out of the limelight. Hence, nothing much is known about his family or his childhood days.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Raekwon in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Raekwon’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 12 January 1970. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 196 lbs in Pound and 89kg in Kilograms.


Raekwon has revealed that he attended Junior High School with fellow rapper Ghostface Killah on Staten Island. He went to New Dorp High School. Some of his classmates there included the now Method Man, Remedy and Inspectah Deck.

There is no information about him going to college, so we can assume that he focused more on his rapping skill and made a successful career after school.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Raekwon is married though the identity of his wife is not known. He has a daughter named Cori Andrea Woods, whom he named after his mother. He also has a son named Jabari Woods with one of his girlfriends. He adores his children and is grateful for them.

He found solace in the Islamic religion and converted to Islam in 2009. The ‘Five Percent Nation inspired his stage name, Raekwon’.

Is Raekwon Gay?

We have not found any conclusive reports stating that Raekwon might be gay. He has worked with many male colleagues during his career but has not been interested in homosexual relationships. He has shown interest in women in the past.

Professional Career

Raekwon’s career in the music industry started in 1992 after joining the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. This group initially consisted of 9 members, but later another rapper was added. He adopted the stage name ‘Raekwon The Chef’. He also used other names like Shallah Raekwon, Lex Diamonds and Louis Rich.

Wu-Tang Clan released their debut album the next year named ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. ‘C.R.E.A.M.’, a single from the album, become a hit and reached number 8 position on the Billboard rap chart. The group released ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ in 1997, which went on to be certified four-times platinum by the R.I.A.A. Some other notable albums of the group are ‘Iron Flag’ and ‘8 Diagrams’.

Raekwon has also ventured out on his own. He released his debut single named ‘Heaven & Hell’ in 1994 for the movie Fresh. He recorded his 1st solo L.P. in 1995 named ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’. He has also collaborated with other rappers and artists. He appeared in ‘John Blaze’ in the music album of the R&B group Allure.

He released his album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II’ along with Aftermath Entertainment. This album had been on the shelves for two years before being released in 2009. He has also collaborated with fellow rappers Ghostface Killah and Method Man for the album ‘Wu-Massacre’.

He launched his own record label ICEH2O Record in 2012. The 1st E.P. of the label was ‘Lost Jewellery which was released in 2013. Some of their other studio albums are ‘F.I.L.A.’ and ‘The Wild’.

Raekwon made an appearance as a guest on the intro of the W.W.C.D. Compilation by Griselda in 2020.


Raekwon is nothing short of a legend in his industry. He has won many awards and accolades. ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II’ won the Album of the Year award at the site HipHopDx in 2009. He has also been honoured with the Emcee of the Year Award for his notable contributions to the music industry. In 2001, the website About.com included Raekwon in the list of Top 50 M.C.s of Our Time (from 1987-2007).

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Raekwon in 2024

Raekwon Net Worth
Raekwon Net Worth

As of 2024, The current net worth of Raekwon is $15 million. His career as a rapper contributed immensely to his wealth. He has released many hit albums like ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995)’, ‘The Lex Diamond Story (2005)’, ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II (2009)’ and ‘Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang (2011)’. He has also collaborated with many artists and performed at various concerts. He also does live shows and goes on musical tours. These also contribute majorly to increase his net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Raekwon has amassed quite a fan following with his rapping and music. He has worked hard to achieve everything and is an inspiration to many. While his notes can send a crowd screaming, his story is one of determination and belief. He is a grounded man and a good citizen. He has capitalized on his talents and shown the worth that one can achieve anything.


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