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Flavor Flav Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Flavor Flav worth? $9 Million

How did Flavor Flav earn his money and wealth?

William Jonathan Drayton Jr. was born on March 16, 1959, in Roosevelt, New York and is famous by his stage name Flavor Flav. He is a 58-year-old American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and also a comedian. He is a member of hip-hop group ‘Public Enemy’ and is famous for making the role of hype man popular. He is a music prodigy and started playing piano at the age of 5 and is a self-taught master in playing instruments like drums, piano, and guitar. He apparently is proficient in playing fifteen instruments including vocals, piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, clarinet, drums, and triangle.

He studied at the Adelphi University where he met Carlton Ridenhour, who is now famously known as Chuck D, the two of them collaborated on Chuck D’s hip-hop college radio show and began rapping together. He also attended the culinary school in 1978. Flav has three children with Karen Ross and three with Angie Parker. In 1984, their rap group ‘Public Enemy’ released a track “Public Enemy #1” featuring Pison Doggg, and this introduced them to Def Jam Records executive Rick Rubin, who signed Flavor Flav and Chuck D in 1986. In the coming year, the group released their first album named “Yo! Bum Rush the Show” and the group started gaining more popularity with their next album released in 1988 called “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back”, which gained platinum ranking.

Flavor Flav’s first solo “Life of a Nigerian” on Goat Ju JU wasn’t a big hit. He then took part in a reality TV show “ The surreal life “ on VH1 during which he got into a relationship with actress Brigitte Nielsen.After the show got over VH1 signed the two of them for another show called ‘Strange Love’, at the end of this show Brigitte decided to go back to her fiancé, Mattia Dessi. He was later a part of the reality series “ Flavor of love”, which went on for three seasons.

‘The Comedy Central roast of Flavor Flav’ was popularly aired in 2007 and featured guests like Snoop Dogg, Brigitte Nielsen, Jimmy Kimmel, Carrot Top, Lisa Lampanelli, Ice-T, Jeff Ross, Katt Williams, Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo, and Sommore appearing on it. He started his own restaurant named “Flav’s Fried Chicken” along with Nick Cimino in latter’s hometown of Clinton, Iowa in 2011. He also started ‘ Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs ‘ in Sterling Heights, Michigan at the end of the following year, but got shut the next year in 2013 due to non-payment of rent.

He is commonly seen wearing flashy colors like hot pink, and a metal-horned helmet on his head during his performances. He has a different taste and fashion sense which is quite evident and comes out to be seen very much in his physical appearances on the television.

What are the highest grossing shows of Flavor Flav?

  • “Flavor of Love”(2009)-$100,000
  •  Strange Love”(2005)-$50,000
  • “The Surreal Life”(2003)-$25,000

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