Flavor Flav net worth, How did the rapper acquire his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Flavor Flav Net Worth, his career and relationship.
About Flavor Flav
William Jonathan Drayton Jr., mostly known by his professional name Flavor Flav, is a rapper, actor, comedian and television personality from New York, America.
He rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is also famous for making popular the role of the hype man and for shouting ‘Yeah, boyeee!’.
As of 2019, Flavor Flav net worth is $3 million. Read on to find out more about Flavor Flav net worth.
|Full Name:||William Jonathan Drayton Jr.|
|Date of Birth:||March 16, 1959|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
Flavor Flav Early Life and Career
William Jonathan Drayton was born on the 16th of March, in Roosevelt, New York. He was a musical prodigy – a self-taught pianist, who also played the drums, guitar and 15 other instruments.
Drayton often got on the wrong side of law and was jailed for robbery and burglary many times. He dropped out of school in the 11th grade but graduated from culinary school in 1978.
While going to Adelphi University on Long Island, Flavor Flav came across Carlton Ridenhour, who became famous as Chuck D while Flavor Flav took his professional name after his graffiti tag and rapper together.
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In 1982, Flav, Chuck D, DJ Lord, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff formed a hip-hop group called Public Enemy in Long Island.
Flavor Flav’s debut album ’Yo! Bum Rush the Show’ was released in 1987. The group’s political single, Fight the Power, released in 1989, was a call to stand up and fight injustice but contained disparaging lyrics about popular American icons Elvis Presley and John Wayne.
He was invited to participate on VH1 reality show ‘The Surreal Life’ in which a select group of celebrities lives together, in 2004. At the period of this show, he started a relationship with actress Brigitte Nielsen.
VH1 gave Flav and Brigitte a show titled Strange Love, in 2005, which detailed their globetrotting adventure in love. When Strange Love ended, Brigitte decided to go back to her fiancé, Mattia Dessi.
He and two others started Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs, in 2012, in Michigan. But this too was closed the following year after being evicted by its landlord for failure to pay rent. In 2012, he appeared with his longtime fiancée Liz on ABC’s, Celebrity Wife Swap, a reality television program.
Flavor Flav Net Worth
As of 2019, Flavor Flav net worth is one of the highest among rappers in the world, with a net worth of $3 million.
Flavor Flav Personal Life
Flavor Flav is a musician and television personality from America who rose to fame as a part of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. Flav played an important role in the group’s success and his music has sold millions of copies.
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