What is Nelly’s Net Worth?


Nelly has a net worth of approximately $40 million, as of June 2022.

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (known professionally as Nelly) is an American rapper and singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. His music career began in 1993 with the Midwest hip-hop group, St. Lunatics.

His album “Country Grammar” is his best-selling album. It sold more than 8.4 million copies in America.

Early Life

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. was born in Austin, Texas, on the 2nd of Nov 1974. He is the child of Cornell Haynes Sr. and Rhonda Mack. His father was an Army soldier. When he was 7 years old, his parents divorced. He grew up in St. Louis with his mother.

Haynes Jr. was a member of the 1995 hip-hop group, St Lunatics. They became very popular, and their hit single, “Gimme What Ya Got”, was hugely successful.


In 2000, Nelly’s music career began when he released his debut album, “Country Grammar”. It featured hits like ‘Country Grammar’ and ‘E.I.’ as well as ‘Ride Wit Me.

Two years later, Nelly released his second studio album, ‘Nellyville. It was one of the most highly acclaimed and successful albums of his career. It topped the charts and was a huge success, selling millions of copies around the world.

2004 saw the release of Nelly’s third studio album, “Sweat”. It received positive reviews from music critics and peaked on the U.S. and international music charts.

The next year, he was cast as ‘Earl Megget” in the comedy film “The Longest Yard”. It was a great success at the box office. He also released his fifth studio album, ‘Brass Knuckles,’ in the same year. This was another incredible success.

He released his sixth studio album, “5.0”, in 2010. It was released under Universal Motown’s Derrty Ent label. This album’s single, “Just a Dream”, was a huge hit.

He made several guest appearances on television shows a year later. These shows include the reality series, “T.I.” Tiny: The Family Hustle, as well as some episodes of 90210′.

In 2012, he released the mixed tape, titled ‘Scorpio Season’. It was his second mix tape. He also appeared on reality TV’s ‘The Next’ in 2012.

He released the single “Hey Porsche” in 2013. It was part of his album called “M.O.” He also revealed that Chris Brown would be featured on the album’s song, “Marry Go Round”.


Here are some highlights from Nelly’s career.

  • Dilemma (Song, 2002) 
  • My Place (Song, 2004) 
  • Grillz (Song, 2005) 
  • Just a Dream (Song, 2010) 
  • 5.0 (Album, 2010) 

Three Inspirational Lessons From Nelly

Now that you’re familiar with Nelly’s net worth and how he became successful, let’s examine some of the greatest lessons we can take from him.

1. Do more for Doubters than Supporters

When you are a legend in the sport, there will be people who doubt you more than your supporters. It’s OK. He believes it is compatible with any challenge.

2. Never lose sight of your dreams

Many people are grateful for what you have done and the opportunities you have opened. However, some people find that they won’t be able to make as much as they once thought.

3. Talent exists everywhere

You have that energy that you always feel, that urge to just be heard and to show the world that there is just as much talent in this country as anywhere else.

Favorite Quotes From Nelly

“So many people admire what you’ve done and the doors that you’re open, but some people realize that they won’t be able to make the same amount of money they had when they first started.

You always have that energy. To be heard and to show the world that there is talent in this country, you must do your best.

“Life can be strange and times change but karma will always find the way. Be strong and hold on. Keep fighting for your dreams. Although life can sometimes be difficult, the important thing is how you bounce back. Continue to go on, even if it seems like I’m giving up my life.