|Real Name/Full Name
|William Ray Norwood Jr.
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|McComb, Mississippi, US
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|17 January 1981
|43 years old
|In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
|Father – Willie Norwood Sr.
Mother – Sonja Norwood
|Carson High Steam School
|Melody Love Norwood, and Epik Ray Norwood
|singer, songwriter, rapper, television personality, actor, and entrepreneur
Ray J is a Jack of all trades since he is an entrepreneur, actor, television personality, rapper, songwriter, and singer as well. He also happens to be the younger brother of a famous actress and recording artist who goes by the name Brandy Norwood although popularly known by her first name. Equally important, the popular rapper Snoop Dogg is also his first cousin.
So, one can say that he comes from a family of stardom, and he is also doing quite well for himself as well. In January 2017, he also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. He was one of the contestants during the nineteenth season of this UK reality television program. Over the years, he has become famous and accumulated a massive net worth in the process of his various ventures.
Well, how well do you know about Ray J? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ray J’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 Ray J to date.
Biography and Early Life
Ray Jay was born in 1981 on 17th January as William Ray Norwood Jr. His place of birth was McComb, Mississippi, but he grew up in Carson, California.
Growing up, his father would give him singing lessons together with her sister. His interest in music grew as a result of hearing his father and sister sing together every now and then. Ray J was also a staunch Christian who performed and led services in the church.
There are high chances that he has three step-siblings born before the marriage of his parents. As a matter of fact, a DNA test in 2010 confirmed that one of them is indeed a half-sibling. He goes by the name Danyelle “C-Dove” Brown, and he is a famous hip-hop artist.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Ray J in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ray J’s age is 43 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 17 January 1981. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 74kg in Kilograms.
Ray J attended the Carson High Steam School. Whether he graduated or even furthered his studies, if the answer to the first question is a yes still remains a mystery up to date.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
It is not hard to tell that Ray J prefers privacy when it comes to details of his life. As a matter of fact, there is little information about him available on the internet in most cases. However, there are some facts about his relationships that are not a secret. One of them is that he is not single. In fact, he has a wife by the name of Princess Love, and the two tied the knot in 2016 on 12th August.
They also have two children comprising a son and a daughter. They welcomed their firstborn in 2018 on 22nd May and gave the bouncing baby girl the name Melody Love Norwood. Then, in 2019, they gave birth to a son called Epik Ray Norwood.
Nevertheless, facts show that Ray J could be joining the bachelors club soon. That’s because his wife, Princess Love, filed a divorce in May 2020. Why she thought they were better separated than together is still something that only Princess and most likely Ray know.
It is also important to note that for a while up until 2007, Ray J was in a romantic relationship with Kim Kardashian. The reason he broke up with the reality television superstar was a personal problem. At one point, a sex tape they had recorded in 2002 when the two were still dating became public. It shows the relationship lasted for at least five years.
Is Ray J Gay?
The sexual orientation of Ray J is straight. There is not even a single record or a rumor for that matter suggesting that he could be gay or bisexual. On the contrary, despite the fact that the marriage could end at any time given the filed divorce, he is married to a beautiful woman by the name Princess Love. Even before that, he was in a relationship with a woman too, Kim Kardashian.
Initially, Ry J appeared in a television commercial. The very first appearance was in 1989 when he was only eight years old. Between 1993 and 1994, he portrayed the character of a foster son in The Sinbad Show. He also played the role of Dorian D-Money in Moesha from 1999 to 2001. Recent appearances include Celebrity Big Brother, Leave it to Stevie, Notorious, and Driven to Love. He continues to appear in Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and Love & Hip Hop: Miami since 2014 and 2019, respectively.
Other than television, Ray J has also made appearances in various films. In the 1990s, he appeared in films such as The Enemy Within, Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored, Mars Attacks!, Steel and Aftershock: Earthquake in New York. Other similar appearances were in Sharknado 2: Oh Hell No, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, Envy, Swithchin’ the Script, and A Day in the life, among others.
It is the release of his album Everything You Want that marked the beginning of his music career. Ever since that debut album, he has released three more studio albums, namely, This Ain’t a Game (2001), Raydiation (2005), and All I Feel (2008).
Equally important, he is the founder of technology companies such as Raycon Global Inc. and Raytroniks Inc.
Ray J has not yet received an award. However, it is important to acknowledge that his success is hard to go unnoticed. For instance, one of the singles in the All I Feel Album, Sexy Can I featuring Yung Berg, was such a success. It has a Platinum RIAA certification. Therefore, one can say that he is on the right track.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ray J in 2024
As of 2024, Ray J’s net worth is approximately $15 million, thanks to his several income-generating ventures. One of his sources of income is the sales of singles, albums, and performances. He has also appeared in various television series and films, which also makes him money. Last but not least, some of his earnings also come from his companies. Courtesy of all the various activities, Ray J, has amassed his current net worth.
Ray J is a celebrity who has made a great name for himself amongst entrepreneurs, television personalities, actors, rappers, singers, and songwriters. Thanks to his hard work, he is not only famous but also wealthy.