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Eminem Biography, Career, Net Worth

Who is Eminem?

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, commonly known as Eminem, is a famous American rapper, actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is also called Slim Shady. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Nelson. 

Eminem is an Academy Award winner and a Grammy-winning artist who has made a significant impact in the music industry. For instance, he has sold over 220 million records worldwide. 

Moreover, he is an inspiration to many famous singers such as Lana Del Ray, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, etc. As a result, he has won 17 Billboard Awards, one Academy Award, 15 Grammys, eight American Music Awards, and one MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award.

Eminem Marshall Mathers Biography Net Worth and Daughters

Quick Facts

Full NameMarshall Bruce Mathers III
NicknameEminem
BirthdateOctober 17, 1972
Age49 years old
Sun SignLibra
TraitsLibra male traits 

Positive– Tactfulness, eloquence, and charm

Negative– Indecisiveness, superficiality, and moodiness
BirthplaceSt. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
Currently ResidingRochester Hills, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
EducationLincoln High School
ParentsMarshall Bruce Mathers Jr. (father),
Deborah Rae “Debbie” Nelson (mother)
SiblingsMichael (half-brother),
Sarah (half-sister),
Nathan (half-brother)
Marital StatusDivorced 
Spouse NameKimberly Anne Scott (Ex-wife)
ChildrenHailie (Daughter)
ProfessionsRapper, actor, record producer, songwriter, and record executive
Net WorthUSD 230 million
Social MediaEminem Instagram
Eminem Twitter
Marshall Bruce Mathers Facebook

Eminem Interesting Facts

  1. Eminem is a single child of father Marshall and mother Debbie.
  2. His parents were in a band named Daddy Warbucks.
  3. He loves to read comics over books.
  4. He was in a coma after being several beaten in school.
  5. The rapper wasn’t good in school and hence failed ninth grade three times.
  6. For his first job, he was a cook at a family restaurant named Gilbert’s Lodge.
  7. He wanted to become a comic book artist when he was little.
  8. In 1997, Eminem participated in the Rap Olympics competition, where he won second place.
  9. His best friend Proof was shot dead after a fight.
  10. His first movie was ‘8 mile’, which was also a semi-biography movie.
  11. He won an Oscar for his song Lose Yourself.
  12. Eminem has won fifteen Grammys so far.
  13. He claimed that he dated singer Mariah Carey in 2001, which Mariah later denied.
  14. Eminem re-married his ex-wife in 2006.
  15. Singer Elton John helped Eminem with his drug addiction problems.
  16. He has been sober since 2008.
  17. Eminem has a non-fiction book named Angry Blonde and an autobiography called The Way I am.
  18. On April 5, 2020, Matthew Hughes broke into his house to kill him. Mathem was charged for first-degree home invasion.

Eminem’s Parents

Father

Eminem’s father is Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. He was in a Daddy Warbucks band. His name was after his dad Malcolm Marshall III. Unfortunately, his father walked out of Eminem’s life and never returned.

As a teenager, he wrote many letters to his dad. However, it was all returned to him without any one of them being read. In the song Headlights, he claims his father abandoned him and his mother and ruined the family.

His father has two children from his subsequent marriage.

Mother

Eminem’s mother is Deborah Rae Nelson who goes by the name Debbie. Debbie was also in Eminem’s father’s band. The pair however separated after his birth.

The neighborhood wasn’t friendly. Therefore, they moved a lot from place to place. Debbies’ was a drug addict and had trouble raising her children. Meanwhile, Debbie also has a son from her next relationship.

Eminem himself has written many songs about his mother’s parenting and drug abuse. He blames his mother for his drug addiction. He describes his house to be chaotic and said that he left home many times.

On many occasions, Debbie would even steal from Eminem and go out to play Bingo all day. Debbie also filed a lawsuit for describing her as a bad mother in Eminem’s song, Cleaning Out My Closet. As per Debbie, Eminem’s success was actually due to her good parenting.

Eminem’s Siblings

Michael Mathers

Eminem has a half-brother named Michel Mathers. Michael and Eminem have the same father. He is actually a photographer. Unfortunately, they are not close.

Sarah Mathers

Sarah Mathers is the only half-sister of Eminem. The public knew her name when she claimed Eminem as her half-brother in 2005.

Sarah is a waitress by profession. She has been trying to get in touch with Eminem. However, they have not been seen together in public so far.

Related: Read biography of Sarah Mathers half-sister of Eminem

Nathan Samra-Mathers

Nathan Samra-Mathers was born on February 3, 1986. Nathan is an actor and is married to Ashley Mae. Eminem raised his half-brother Nathan and has legal custody of him.

Nathan is also a DJ and a producer. He remains very close to Eminem. Nathan has almost 60k followers on his Instagram page.

Eminem’s Wife and Children

Kimberly Anne Scott (ex-wife)

Eminem’s mother took in Kimberly Anne Scott and her twin sister Dawn. Living in the same house, they started to date each other in 1989. Their relation was on and off during this time.

The couple had their only child Hailie in December 1995. Moreover, they got married in 1999. But, unfortunately, the marriage did not last. And in 2001, the couple got divorced. 

However, Eminem got back together with his wife in 2006 and married her again. In 2010, the rapper revealed that they remain good friends. They share joint custody of Hailie.

Related: Read about the biography of Kimberly Anne Scott

Eminem Children

Eminem has only one child of his own. Moreover, his biological daughter, Halie, was born on December 25, 1995. Halie is a smart girl and graduated from Michigan State University. Moreover, she has a 3.9 GPA in her major, Psychology.

Related: Halie Jade biography

Mathers also adopted his sister-in-law’s daughter Alaina Marie. Unfortunately, Alaina’s mother passed in 2016, which made Eminem step up. He also raised Kim’s other child Whitney Scott Mathers, who is the youngest among them. Whitney’s father was involved with drugs, so Eminem decided to take care of her.

Related: Whitney Scott Mathers biography

Eminem’s Drug Issues

It is no mystery that the rapper had a severe drug addiction. During the filming of 8 miles, Eminem worked more than 16 hours a day. As a result, he soon developed insomnia and began taking Ambien tablet to cure this

Later on, the amount soon began to increase, and so did the variety of drugs. He would take breaks while recording and pop pills of Vicodin, Ambien and Valium. The rapper said that the drug helped him sleep better. The amount increased during his tour as well.

In 2007, he overdosed and spent days in the hospital. The doctor said that he was two hours from dying. To help him, singer Elton John stepped up and sobered him up. Actually, they are excellent friends. Eminem has been sober for over ten years now.

Career

Eminem began rapping as a hobby when he was 14. After dropping out of high school, he immersed himself in hip-hop. He called himself MC Double M and began participating in rap battles in 1988.

He also picked up shifts in a family restaurant and worked for sixty hours a week. He was later fired just before Christmas. Eminem gained popularity through his alter ego, Slim Shady. He wrote songs about mental instability, drug abuse, and violence.

In 2003, Eminem became the first and the only artist to win an Academy Award for his rap song Lose Yourself. However, the rapper claimed that it was so unexpected that he stayed home thinking he would never win.

He released albums after albums and gained more success. He collaborated with many artists like Dr. Dre, Skylar Grey, Rihanna, etc. In addition, he also began touring and performing in various award functions.

His fellow artists described Eminem as talented and a workaholic. Unfortunately, since he was suffering from drug addiction, he took a break from music. But music helped him recover. He made more albums like Recovery, and The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which sold many copies worldwide and earned him many awards.

The rapper has also held many Guinness World Records. He broke his record of citing 6.4 words in second in the song Rap God when he rapped 7.5 words in a second in music Godzilla. He also has the highest likes on Facebook for a male artist.

Eminem Controversies

Eminem was under suspicion of being homophobic. He clarified that he wasn’t homophobic in the 60 min show with Anderson Cooper. In addition, Eminem is a great friend of gay singer Elton John. Moreover, he has also publicly talked about gay rights and marriage.

On the other hand, he has also faced many legal issues. For example, the legal issues involved his high school bully, wife, mother, etc. The rapper has had a lyrical feud with singers like Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Machine Gun Kelly, Canibus, Ja Rule, Nick Cannon, Everlast, Mariah Carey, etc.

Awards

YearCategoryTitleRoleAward
2000Music Album The Slim Shady LPGrammy Awards
2000Music AlbumThe Marshall Mathers LPBET Awards– Video of the Year (Nominee)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards– Favorite CD (Nominee)
Detroit Music Awards– Outstanding National Album (won)
Grammy Awards
Best Rap Album (won)
2000SinglesThe Real Slim ShadyBillboard Music Awards – Maximum Vision Video (Won), Best Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the Year (Won)
2000BibliographyAngry Blonde
2001Music Album Devil’s Night (collaboration with D12)American Music Awards– Artist of the Year (Nominee)

American Music Awards– Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist (Nominee)

American Music Awards– Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist (Nominee)

American Music Awards– Fan Choice (Nominee)

American Music Awards– Fan Choice (Nominee)

American Music Awards– Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist

American Music Awards– Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
2001Sound Track
2002Music AlbumThe Eminem ShowBillboard Music AwardsAmerican Music Awards– Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Album

American Music Awards– Favorite Pop/Rock Album
2002SoundtrackLose Yourself (8 Mile)Vocal and composerAcademy Awards– Best Original Song

BET Awards– Video of the Year (Nominee)
2004Music Album EncoreAcademy Awards– Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Nominee)
2004Music Album D12 World (collaboration with D12)
2005Compilation AlbumCurtain Call: The HitsAcademy Awards– Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Nominee)
2008Bibliography The Way I Am
2009Music Album RelapseBest rap AlbumAcademy Awards– Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Nominee)

Grammy Awards
(won)

American Music Awards (Nominee)

BET Hip Hop Awards
(Nominee)

ECHO Awards (Nominee)

Teen Choice Awards
(Won)
2010Music AlbumRecoveryAmerican Music Awards– Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album

American Music Awards– Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Nominee)

Billboard Music Award– Top Billboard 200 Album

Billboard Music Award– Top Rap Album

Brit Awards– Best Internation Album (Nominee)

Detroit Music Awards– Outstanding National Major Label Recording

Grammy Awards– Album of the Year (Nominee)

Grammy Awards– Best Rap Album

Juno Awards– International Album of the Year (Nominee)

MTV Video Music Awards Japan
– Album of the Year (Nominee)
2010Soundtrack Forever (Drake, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West)BET Awards– Best Collaboration (Nominee)

BET Hip Hop Awards– Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Nominee)
2011Music Album Hell: The Sequel (with Bad Meets Evil)
2013Music Album The Marshall Mathers LP 2MTV Video Music AwardsAcademy Awards– Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album (Nominee)

American Music Awards– Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Nominee)
2017Music Album RevivalGrammy Awards2010
2018Music Album KamikazeECHO Awards2011
2020Music AlbumMusic To Be Murdered ByMTV Video Music Awards2014

Eminem Net Worth

Eminem is one of the top 20 richest rappers worldwide. For instance, he has a net worth of $230 million. So naturally, therefore, he has a house in Rochester Hills, Michigan. 

The house is 15,129 square feet. Moreover, it has 9.5 bathrooms, a lake, a five-car garage, six bedrooms, a tennis court, and a launch dock. He bought his house in 2003 for 4.75 million dollars. 

In 2020, Eminem sold the house for half of its original price. Therefore, it got sold for $1.9 million.

FAQs

Is Eminem’s Stan a true story?

Stan was a song that won many awards for Eminem. However, it showed some concerns as well. For instance, the song describes an obsessive fan named Stan who captures Eminem’s pregnant girlfriend and droves off a bridge.

Thankfully, the story is entirely fictional. But since he is such a great storyteller, you can’t blame yourself for falling into this trap.

What was Eminem’s first song?

In 1998, Eminem released a song entitled Just Don’t Give a Fuck. Moreover, it was one of the songs from the rappers’ album The Slim Shady EP.

What’s Eminem’s newest song in 2021?

Eminem worked on his hit song My Name Is and released its new version.

Who is the king of rap?

A magazine named Rolling Stone named Eminem as the king of rap after going over several successful artists.

Is Eminem the fastest rapper in the world?

Yes. Eminem has even set a Guinness World Record for most words rapped in a hit single. For instance, the song Rap God who is over six minutes long has 1,560 words. So it tells us that Eminem rapped 6.4 words per second.

In 2020, the rapper broke his record by citing 7.5 words in the third verse of the Godzilla song.

Does Eminem tour anymore?

According to the rapper, he doesn’t like being away from his family and thus hates touring. Moreover, he revealed that being along on the road also made him do drugs more.

Why does Eminem hate the Grammys?

Eminem feels like the show doesn’t see the true artist and uses the singers to raise their viewers. In addition, he said that the wrong ones always get the awards leaving the deserving artist empty-handed.

Has Eminem performed at the Grammys?

Yes, Eminem has performed four times between 2001 to 2011. In addition, he performed with Elton John in the 43rd Grammy Award.

Who played Eminem’s Mom in 8 Mile?

Actress Kim Basinger played the role of Eminem’s alcoholic mother in the movie 8 Mile.

Does Eminem regret Cleanin’ Out My Closet?

Yes. Therefore, the rapper released a song called Headlights as an apology for his mother. In addition, he said that he revived the music from his list and cringed when he hears it on the radio.

Why does Eminem hate his mother?

Eminem had a tough time growing up. His father walked out of his life, leaving him and his mother all alone. Eminem had to pick up jobs to help his mother.

His mother, Debbie, however, was an addict. Instead of taking care of her family, she preferred using the money on drugs. In addition, Debbie also used to steal Eminem’s paycheck.

Eminem was thrown out of his house many times over some minor dispute. He also blames his mother for his Valium addictions.

How many No 1s has Eminem had?

Eminem has seven No 1s so far. The hit ones were songs like Real Slim Shady, Stan, Without Me, Lose Yourself, Just Lose It, Like That.

Eminem has had over 22 hits on Billboard’s Top 10 list of Hot 100. Among them, five of them have reached number one.

Why doesn’t Eminem smile or laugh?

Honestly, there isn’t an exact reason for this; however, many fans have assumed that since his songs are intense, violent, and angry, maybe he wanted to stay true to that. Although, we can’t be so sure.

A fan once asked the rapper regarding this matter. Eminem simply replied by saying, “shit ain’t funny.” So if you want to make him smile, you ought to say something funny to do so.

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