Rick Ross is an American rapper, producer and CEO who has released a string of multi-platinum albums over the past few years. Atlanta-based Rick Ross has used his rapping talents to accumulate a net worth of $25 million. And while his net worth might be noteworthy now, it wasn’t always so. Before his success in music, Ross briefly worked as a correctional officer in Florida. This was understandingly embarrassing for someone in the street-cred-obsessed world of hip-hop like Rick Ross. Ross has also had trouble with the law in a more traditional sense – he’s been arrested for guns and drugs, and has also faced lawsuits from various other people in the music industry. In addition to these entanglements, he has had highly public feuds with fellow rappers like 50 Cent. But you don’t make $25 million dollars simply by feuding with other rappers – in Ross’ case, he needed to release several top-selling albums to do so. His latest, Teflon Don, debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and his next album, God Forgives, will likely perform equally well. So despite all the controversy surrounding the authenticity of his persona or his “gangsta” credentials, Rick Ross will continue to laugh all the way to the bank. And with a net worth of $25 million, that’s a lot of laughing.