How much is Mc Hammer worth? $1.5 million
How did Mc Hammer earn his money and wealth?
Mc Hammer, real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, was born on 30 March 1962 in California, US. His father was a gambling casino manager as well as a professional poker player while his mother worked as a secretary in a company. Mc Hammer along with eight siblings grew up poor in a small apartment in Oakland. He soon got a job as a batboy for the Oakland Athletics baseball team, where he danced along with a beatboxer during breaks in the game and was given the nickname “Hammer” as he resembled all-time home run leader “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron.
Mc Hammer is not only an American hip hop recording artist but is also a record producer, dancer as well as an entrepreneur. Following his high school, Mc Hammer failed to catch a place in a professional organization and so enlisted himself in US Navy for 3 years. After returning back to his civilian life, Mc Hammer developed an interest in hip-hop and started to perfume in local clubs. Later, with the help of several Athletics players, he established his own record label called ‘Bust It’ and recorded a few famous local singles.
Mc Hammer released his first album ‘Feel My Power’ in the year 1987. Later, he received many offers from major record labels after the success of his first album and went on to sign a deal with Capitol Records. He released his second album ‘Let’s Get it Started’ in the year 1988. His third album, ‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em,’ released in the year 1990 went on to be the best selling rap album of all time. He is also one of the first rap artists to achieve a Diamond Status for a music album. In the year 2003, Mc Hammer helped co-create the dance website, DanceJam.com. He is also an executive producer of his reality show called ‘Hammertime’ which was broadcasted on the A&E Network in the year 2009.
Mc Hammer was also a television show host and a dance judge on ‘Dance Fever’ in the year 2003. Throughout his career, Mc Hammer has managed his own recording business. As a result, Mc Hammer has produced as well as created his own acts which include Oaktown’s 3.5.7, Analise, Special Generation, B Angie B, DRS, as well as Wee Wee.
He has associated, recorded and collaborated with Teddy Riley, VMF, Felton Pilate, Tupac Shakur, Tha Dogg Pound, The Hines Brother (Andra Hines & Dunkin Hines), The Whole 9, Big Daddy Kane, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Jon Gibson and Deion Sanders as a part of additional record labels.
What are the highest grossing earnings of Mc Hammer?
- Estimated earnings from sales of his album Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990): $14,700,000
- Estimated earnings from sales of his album Too Legit to Quit (1991): $5,500,000
- Estimated earnings from sales of his album Look Look Look (2006): $306,000
- Estimated earnings from sales of his album Let’s Get It Started (1988): $2,200,000
- Estimated earnings from sales of his album Feel My Power (1987): $64,000
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