Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 17, 1973.

Rapper, actor, and music producer Eminem is among the most influential rappers. And also one of the best-selling artists of the twenty-first century. 

Quick Info 

REAL NAMEMarshall Bruce Mathers III
DATE OF BIRTHOctober 17, 1973 
BIRTHPLACEKansas City, Missouri
PROFESSIONRapper, actor, and music producer
NET WORTH$250 Million
HEIGHT5 Feet 8 Inches

EMINEM’s Early Life

Eminem was born to  Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. With his father abandoning them to establish a new family in California. Mathers experienced a difficult upbringing characterized by accusations of abuse and poverty.

Eminem started rapping in Detroit, Michigan clubs at the age of 14. After being in the ninth grade for three years due to unexcused absences eventually he dropped out of school. He was determined to succeed in the hip-hop industry.

As his popularity increased, he was later recruited by D12, Soul Intent, and New Jacks, among other rap groups.

EMINEM’s Struggles

Eminem had a difficult upbringing and was frequently beaten and harassed at school. Because his family lived in a predominantly black neighborhood in Detroit, Eminem also experienced racial beatings at that period.

When his debut solo album, “Infinite” was released in 1996, it was a commercial disaster primarily because of the public’s perception of Eminem’s style at the time. He was told that his style wasn’t suitable for hip hop, but it just served to inspire him to keep creating rhymes and working odd jobs.

EMINEM’s Net Worth

With a $250 million net worth, EMINEM is among the wealthiest rappers of all time. His musical career was the source of his wealth.

EMINEM’s Career

Following the commercial failure of his debut album “Infinite” in 1996. Dr. Dre, the founder of Aftermath Entertainment, approached Eminem and they started collaborating in 1997.

Early in 1999, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP, produced and mentored by Dr. Dre. With its widespread appeal and Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, it launched Eminem’s career as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. The album went multi-platinum, garnering Eminem two Grammy Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards.

With “The Eminem Show” in 2002 and “Encore” in 2004, Eminem maintained his popularity, topping the charts and taking home Grammy Awards for both albums.

2009 saw the release of Eminem’s album Relapse. His extremely autobiographical endeavor to reconcile his experiences with addiction and recovery was the basis of his Grammy-winning album Recovery in 2010.

Numerous awards were also bestowed upon the Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013). The rapper subsequently released Revival (2017), Kamikaze (2018), and Music to Be Murdered By (2020), which was certified Gold in March 2020.

EMINEM’s Acting

Eminem played a fictionalized version of himself in the drama film 8 Mile (2002). His song “Lose Yourself” received the Academy Award for Best Original Song, making him the first hip-hop artist to ever win the category. He has appeared in cameos in the TV show Entourage (2010) as well as films such as The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009), and The Interview (2014).

EMINEM’s Achievements


Eminem is one of the all-time best-selling musicians. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified Diamond to “Lose Yourself”, “Love the Way You Lie”, “Not Afraid”, The Eminem Show, and the Marshall Mathers LP. Numerous honors have been bestowed upon Eminem, including an Academy Award, an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award, eight American Music Awards, seventeen Billboard Music Awards, and fifteen Grammy Awards.

EMINEM’s Personal life

Eminem has evolved into a bit of a recluse celebrity in recent years. He has publicly battled drug use and is currently drug-free. Courtrooms were where a large portion of his personal life was always on exhibit during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He has fought in court against Kim, his ex-wife, as well as his mother.

At a house party, Eminem met 13-year-old Kim Ann Scott when he was barely 15 years old. Kim moved in with Eminem and his mother Deborah, claiming she didn’t know her father and that her stepfather had sexually assaulted her.

Kim and Eminem started dating soon after, but things didn’t go well between them right away. As soon as Eminem left school, Deborah kicked the duo out. The couple’s daughter, Hailie Jade Scott, was born in 1995. The couple repeatedly broke up and reconciled before getting married in 1999, right before Eminem embarked on his first significant tour. In 2000, they got divorced.

After a turbulent, on-again, off-again relationship, Kim and Eminem remarried in 2006 and then divorced again a few months later.

Hailie is the daughter that Kim and Eminem had together. Whitney, Kim’s daughter from another relationship, and his niece Alaina are also under Eminem’s custody.

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