Real Name/Full Name William Michael Griffin, Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rakim
Birth Place: Wyandanch, New York, U. S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 January 1968
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 167 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187.4 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Wyandanch High School
College: N/A
Religion: Islam
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Unknown
Kids/Children Name: Jabar Griffin, Destiny Griffin
Profession: Rapper
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Rakim, whose real name is William Michael Griffin Jr., is a very successful and popular rapper hailing from Wyandanch in New York. He has been regarded as one of the most talented and popular MCs of all time and is known worldwide for creating several popular albums and rap songs alongside the rapper Eric B. The duo Eric B. & Rakim are trendy in Hollywood.

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

Biography and Early Life

Rakim was born and brought up in Wyandanch in New York, however, there is not much information about his parents pr about his childhood. His real name was William Michael Griffin Jr., and he is the nephew to a very famous R&B singer named Ruth Brown and was interested in Hip Hop since his teenage. When he was 18, he changed his religion to Islam and renamed himself, Rakim Allah.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rakim in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rakim’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 28 January 1968. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 167 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187.4 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.


Rakim completed his high school at the Wyandanch High School, where he used to record and release all his raps, and he was given the nickname Kid Wizard. After graduation, he decided to pursue his passion and become a professional rapper.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rakim likes to focus on his career and prefers to keep his personal life and family away from the eyes of the public and media. Hence there is little to no knowledge about his wife and their marriage. Rakim has two kids named Jabar Griffin and Destiny Griffin.

Is Rakim Gay?

Rakim is not gay, he has a wife and the couple has been blessed with two children named Jabar and Destiny.

Professional Career

Rakim decided to pursue his passion for rapping in the year 1985 when he came across the rapper Eric B, and both of them went on to form their duo. Together they went on to launch four albums like Paid in Full, Follow the Leader, Let the Rhythm Hit Them, and Don’t Sweat the Technique and all of these albums went on to become massive hits making them one of the most popular and talented MCs of all time.

In 1996, Rakim went on to release a solo album collection by himself called The Eighteenth Letter, which was a huge hit and was featured in the Billboards top 200 lists at the 4ryh position and even got certified by the RIAA as a gold. Rakim has also collaborated with several other famous singers and rappers like Jay-Z, Eminem, Dr.Dre, Truth Hurts, etc.

Rakim has released popular albums and songs like The Masters, The Seventh Seal, The Archive: Live, Lost and Found, Favored Are You, Walk These Streets, Don’t Call Me, etc., which garnered him a huge fan following. Rakim went on to reunite with his long-lost partner Eric B in the year 2016 after working solo for almost 23 years.


  • In 2006 Rakim’s album called Paid In Full was given the title of the most noteworthy hip-hop collection ever by MTV.
  • Rakim was featured at the 1st position in the list of Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007) by About.com.
  • In 2012, Rakim was also featured at the 1st position in the list of Top 50 Lyricists of All Time by The Source.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rakim in 2024

Rakim Net Worth
Rakim Net Worth

Rakim has created numerous popular albums, collections, and rap songs, which have been immensely popular among the masses. He has sold several million copies of his albums over the years and has also indulged in several profitable brand endorsements. Most of his income has been derived from the several songs and albums he has created and the music concerts he has performed in. As of 2024, Rakim has a net worth of $3 million, owing to his incredible talent and dedication to work.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Rakim is the nephew of the famous veteran R&B singer Ruth Brown. As a result, he was intrigued by the Music Industry from a very young age.
  • His album The 18th Letter earned him approximately $500 thousand dollars.

Rakim is a very dedicated and hard-working rapper whose contribution to the world of Hip Hop and rap music has been remarkable. He is regarded as one of the greatest MCs as well as lyricists of all time and has produced some great rap albums of all till such as The 18th Letter and The Master.


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