Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, better known as RZA, is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. He is best known as the leader of the hip hop group WuTang Clan. RZA has also released several solo albums and composed the soundtracks for the films Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2. As of 2021, RZA's net worth is estimated to be approximately $18 million.
|Full Name||Robert Fitzgerald Diggs|
|Birth Date||July 5, 1969|
|Birth Place||New York City, U. S.|
|Profession||Rapper, actor, record producer|
|Net Worth||$18 million|
RZA was born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs on July 5, 1969, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, USA. His mother was a great fan of the Kennedy brothers, Robert and John Fitzgerald. When he was born, she named him after the Kennedy brothers, the heirs of Robert and John.
RZA grew up with two brothers. His older brother is named Mitchell “Divine” Diggs and his younger brother is named Terrence Hamlin, known as the ninth prince. RZA spent her early days with his uncle in North Carolina. At the age of 9, he fell in love with hip-hop music. When he turned 11, he started participating in rap battles.
RZA net worth and career
RZA began his music career in 1984 by forming a rap group with his cousins Russell Jones and Gary Grice. The rap group was previously called “Force of the Imperial Master”, but was later renamed “All in Together Now”. In 1989 he signed with Tommy Boy Records as a solo artist.
In 1992 he formed a new band with his two cousins and five childhood friends. The group was called the “WuTang Clan” from the 1983 kung fu movie Shaolin and WuTang. Each member had to choose a new nickname and at that time he chose RZA, which his fans gave him as “Rza Rza Rakeem”.
The rap group released their first song titled “Protect Ya Neck” in December 1992. In 1993 they introduced another member of the group, Masta Killa, and in November 1993 they released their debut album, Enter the WuTang (36 Chambers).
He worked as the de facto leader of the group, being more responsible for producing songs. RZA was also responsible for deciding who would be placed on each track. From 1994 to 1996 he produced almost everything the rap group released at the time.
The popular rap group WuTang released their second album in 1997 titled “WuTang Forever”. On the album, they outsourced a small amount of beat-making duties to other producers. RZA began composing film scores in 1999 and first composed Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai in 1999. His work in film has earned him wide recognition.
RZA has also starred in many movies, including Funny People, Gospel of the Hill, Ghost Dog, and Pop Star: Never Stop, Never Stop. In 2012 he starred in the movie The Man with the Iron Fists. RZA last appeared as Harry Mansell Jr. in the 2021 film Minions: The Rise of Gru. Among his upcoming products is Blood Brothers, where he will serve as director and writer.
RZA has been married twice. He was first married to Ebony Mill in 2000. He fathered four children from his first marriage. He separated from Elboni after her divorce in 2006 and began dating TalaniRabb. He got married for the second time in 2009. The couple is still together, but they do not have children yet.
Earlier in his life, he was more involved in drug dealing and actual crime. He was also charged with attempted murder, but was found not guilty and acquitted of the charges. After freeing him, he asked for a second chance.
As of 2021, RZA’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $18 million. He has accumulated a large amount of money through his professional career as a rapper, actor, and producer.