Raekwon is the stage name of the American rapper Corey Woods. He is the pioneer of Gangsta Rap or Gangster Rap. He is further known for his membership with Wu-Tang Clan—an American hip hop collective. Since 1991, Raekwon has released eight studio albums and has accumulated a net worth of $13 million.
The Miami New Times has added Raekwon’s songs to the list of “Street Epics”. From 1987 to 2007, Raekwon was in the list of About.com’s Top 50 MCs of Our Time.
Apart from Raekwon, Corey Woods is also known as Lex, Raekwon The Chef, Sha Raider, and so on. In 2010, Raekwon along with Wu-Tang Clan’s members released their collaborated album—Wu-Massacre. In 2009, he converted to Islam.
Raekwon has earned most of his wealth through record sales and musical performance. He has released eight studio albums and a collaborated album throughout his three decades of a musical career.
Here’s Raekwon’s record sale and estimated earning:
|Record Sales Year||Earnings|
From the table, Raekwon earned his career-best record sales in 2000. Typically speaking, in 2000, Raekwon along with Wu-Tang Clan released their third studio album — The W, which has grossed $1,150,000.
On SoundCloud, Raekwon has released 243 tracks. His SoundCloud followers are 5,322. His group mate’s SoundCloud account — Ghostface Killah has 8,154 followers, where Ghostface has released 447 tracks.
However, Raekwon is credited with his role of Cigar in the ‘Black and White’ film. His supporting role in this film aided to gross $5,241,315 in the worldwide box office.
In a nutshell, here’s Raekwon’s salary or income highlights:
- Yearly Income: $2.17 million
- Monthly Income: $180,555
- Weekly Income: $42k
- Daily Income: $5936
House & Cars
This American Muslim rapper owns a wonderful house that is located in Staten Island, New York City. Raekwon owns a luxurious Rolls Royce and a Mercedes-Benz CL 600 car!
Net Worth Comparison of Wu-Tang Clan Group Members
The hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan consists of ten group members. Below is the Group member’s estimated net worth comparison chart:
Raekwon: At a Glance
|Birth Name||Corey Woods|
|Date of Birth||12 January 1970|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Children||2; (Cori Andrea, Jabari)|
|Net Worth||$13 million|
Correy Woods was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 12 January 1970. The name of his mother is Andrea Woods. However, Raekwon hardly shared his family info.
Talking about education, Raekwon went to New Dorp High School. Here he met American rappers like Method Man, Remedy, Inspectah — that aided him to join Wu-Tang Clan.
Raekwon started his hip hop rapping career by joining Wu-Tang Clan. At that time, he took the rap name—Sha Raider. Later, he performed under the stage names like Louis Rich, Raekwon The Chef, Lex Diamonds, The Aliases Shallah, and so on.
Being a part of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon and his group mates released their collaborated album—Wu-Massacre, in 2010.
Raekwon released his maiden studio album—Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, in August 1995. However, Raekwon has released eight studio albums and fourteen mixtapes throughout his rapping career so far.
In 2012, Raekwon began his music business launching his own record label—Ice H20 Records. In the billboard hot 100, Raekwon is credited with two songs.
As an actor, Raekwon portrayed Cigar in the ‘Black and White’ film. His box office rank is #54,879.
Throughout his musical career, Raekwon has won three nominations so far. In the era of mafioso rap songs, Raekwon holds a top-ranked position.
The stage name ‘Raekwon’ derived from his Five-Percent Nation name. The Five-Percent Nation is referred to as the Nation of Gods and Earths. Typically speaking, it is a cultural Islamic movement that was founded in 1964 in the Harlem section of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Allah the father— formerly Clarence 13X—founded the Nation of Gods and Earths.
The famous American rapper and producer RZA and GZA are the richest Wu-Tang members having a net worth of $18 million. Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group. This group is consists of ten members. Raekwon is one of them.
Corey Woods took the stage name, Raekwon. The word “Raekwon” means — “Someone who is gifted with words”. This name has originated from African-American names.