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Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, is famous by the stage name RZA. Born on July 5, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City, RZA is one of the frontline rappers based in the US, also being a record producer, filmmaker and actor.
He is better identified as the leader of Wu-Tang Clan, a popular hip hop group producing albums for the group as well as for the members of the group.
RZA is also the cousin of two other rappers GZA and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who were originally the members of the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA has released quite a many solo albums under alter-ego Bobby Digital.
He too owns the credits for some side projects as their executive producer. He assumed the name RZArector and founded Gravediggaz, a horrorcore group.
How much is the net worth of RZA?
RZA’s net worth is estimated at $18 million. He is an American rapper, actor, filmmaker, and record producer.
During the late 90s, RZA was seen producing many films too. He championed two top rated movies Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2 produced in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
RZA has written and directed films and television shows. He debuted directing in 2012 with “The Man With The Iron Fists”. RZA has acted in a lot of films and TV series.
The notable ones include the films Brick Mansion and American Gangster and the TV series like Californication and Gang Related.
RZA has a unique style in music production employing sparse beats and soul samples that have highly influenced the music industry. The Source magazine identified RZA among the top 20 remarkable producers during the 20 year history of the magazine.
Vibe listed him among the top 8 greatest producers of all time in the hip hop industry. NME listed him among the 50 Greatest Producers.
RZA Net Worth Quick Summary
|Name||Robert Fitzgerald Diggs|
|Other Names||Bobby Steels, Pricne Rakeem, Prince Delight, Bobby Digital, Bob The Builder, Bobby Wasabi, Bobby Dynamite, RZArector, Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig, Allah|
|Birth Date||July 5, 1969|
|Birth Place||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Career Roles||Rapper, Film producer, Record producer, Record executive, Actor|
|Years Active In The Industry||1984 to present|
|Major Labels||Tommy Boy, Soul Temple, Gee Street, BMG, EMI, Sanctuary, V2, Warner Bros, SME, Epic, Koch, Razor Sharp, Virgin, Wu-Tang International, 36 Chamber Records, Wu Music Group, Protect Ya Neck Records|
|Associated Acts||Achozen, Wu-Tang Clan, John Frusciante, Banks& Steelz, Gravediggaz|
|Net Worth In 2022||$18 million|
|Facebook Account (1.7 million followers)||https://www.facebook.com/RZAWU|
|Twitter Account (811.1k followers)||https://twitter.com/rza|
|Instagram Account (1.3 million followers)||https://www.instagram.com/rza/|
RZA Net Worth
RZA has a net worth of $18 million in 2022. The main sources of RZA’s income are films, music production and television.
Some big incomes through his album sales seem to have contributed to his massive net worth. Here are some impressively big numbers.
In July 2010, the album Running on Air produced with the Australian hip hop trio Bliss n Eso sold over 70 thousand copies, generating him an income of $91,000.
In November 2010, sale of the album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” featuring the single “So Appaled” sold more than 1,185,000 copies generating around $1,540,000.
In July 2011, RZA made around $32,500 from the sale of the album Legendary Weapons made with the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, which sold over 25 thousand copies.
In April 2013, the record sales of the album “Overgrown with English” sold over 60 thousand copies fetching RZA $78,000.
The sale of over 260 thousand copies of the album “Indicud with Kid Cudi” in December 2013 generated around $338,000
During the first week of its release, the album “A Better Tomorrow” produced with the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan sold over 24,386 copies generating $31,700 in December 2014.
The New York hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan’s album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin to Martin Shkreli” fetched $2,000,000 in December 2015.
In October 2017, the album “The Saga Continues” sold 24,613 copies fetching an income of $32,000 and the sale of over 500 thousand copies of the album “Section.80” in April 2017 generated an income of over $650,000.
Career Milestones of RZA
RZA’s mother named him after Robert and John Fitzgerald, famously known as the Kennedy brothers for whom she had a great admiration. RZA spent his childhood summers at his uncle’s house in North Carolina, and there he was introduced to hip hop music.
As young as 11 years of age, RZA competed in rap battles. During his teen years, he formed a rap group called “Force of the Imperial Master”, along with his cousins Gary Grice and Russell Jones.
Around this time, RZA also formed “DMD Posse” with members, many of whom would join Wu-Tang Clan later including Method man, Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah. Tommy Boy Records signed RZA as a solo artist under the name Prince Rakheem in 1989, releasing the EP “Ooh I Love You Rakeem”.
RZA moved to Steubenville, Ohio in 1990 to live with his mother. His weekends were spent with his father in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Steubenville, he got involved with many crimes and drug-dealing and was eventually charged with an attempted murder.
He founded the group Wu-Tang Clan in 1992 along with five of his childhood friends and two of his cousins and the members of the group other than him were GZA, Ghostface Killah, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck.
In collaboration with the label Loud Records, Wu-Tang Clan released the debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”. A number of reviews rated this album as one of the best creations in the history of Hip Hop.
In 1997, the second album of the group came out titled “Wu-Tang Forever,” scoring #1 on the Billboard 200. This album also bagged the Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap.
Between 1994 and 1996, RZA directed all of the creations of Wu-Tang. Some of the best albums by Wu-Tang Clan were “The W,” “A Better Tomorrow”, “Iron Flag,” and “8 Diagrams.”
Wu-Tang Clan’s single “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin”, released in 2015 was purchased by hedge fund felon Martin Shkreli in a $2 million deal. In 2017, the label released “The Saga Continues”, the album featuring all of the earlier members of the group excepting U-God. This album had appearances by artists like Redman, Streetlife and Sean Prince.
In 1994, RZA helped in the formation of the horrorcore group Gravediggaz with the members like Frukwan, Prince Paul, and Poetic.
The distinguished elements the dark humor group used were gangsta rap, innovative horror elements, and the use of heavy metals. The popular albums of Gravediggaz were “6 Feet Deep,” “Nightmare in A-Minor,” and “The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel.”
RZA released many albums as a solo artist under the alter-ego Bobby Digital. In 1998, the first of its kind was released under the title “Bobby Digital in Stereo”.
In 2001, this was followed by “Digital Bullet” and in 2008, he released “Digi Snacks.” Between these albums, RZA also released the album “Birth of a Prince”.
RZA has composed music for many movies like the 1999 crime film of Jim Jarmusch titled “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.” His compositions in 2003 and 2004, fetched him more appreciation especially his works for “Kill Bill” movies of Quentin Tarantino.
His composition fro this movie fetched him a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. The other notable soundtracks he worked on include “Blade: Trinity,” “Babylon A.D., “The Protector,” and “Afro Samurai.”
Some of the notable films in which RZA made his cameo appearances were “Funny People,” “Due Date,” and “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.” RZA also had some notable supporting roles in movies like “American Gangster”, “Repo Men”, “Coffee and Cigarettes,” “Derailed,” “The Box,” “Mr. Right|”, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “The Dead Don’t Die.”
In “Brick Mansions” released in 2014, RZA starred against David Belle and Paul Walker. RZA starred in and also directed the film on martial arts titled “The Man with the Iron Fists,” in which, artists like Russell Crowe, Dave Bautista and Lucy Liu also featured. The other films he directed were “Cut |Throat City,” “Love Beats Rhymes,” and “Blood Brothers.”
RZA’s television roles include that of Samurai Apocalypse on the “Californication” series.
He too was seen as part of the main cast of “Gang Related”, a short drama. RZA also has television credits for “The Simpsons”, “Robot Chicken,” and “Snowfall.”
Houses and cars of RZA
RZA said in an interview that he drives a Hummer and he too owns a couple of trucks and Porches. His property record shows that he owns a 7943 square feet house in the woods of Deer Trail Drive.
His house in California spans over 4,200 square feet area and has a guest house of 1800 square feet and a crib valued at more than $4 million.