Mos Def Net Worth

Mos Def Net Worth

How much is Mos def net worth?

Net Worth:$1.5 Million
Residence:New York, United States
Date of Birth: December 11, 1973
Occupation:Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, & Activist


Yasiin Bey, most popularly known by his stage name Mos Def is an American singer, rapper, activist, songwriter, and actor. Bey is a phenomenal rapper and did a marvelous job in the music industry.

Bey started his career by a rap group called Urban Thermo Dynamic in which his siblings were also involved alongside. He also released the power-packed albums The True Magic, The Ecstatic, Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. His first album black on both sides also did remarkable business. Definition and respiration were his top hits.

Except for music he also did acting in different television series, films, and sitcoms.

As of 2022, Mos Def net worth is around $1.5 million.

Early life

Yasiin Bey was born on December 11, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York. His father Abdul Rahman was the member of The Nation Of Islam. His mother name is Sheron Smith a motivational speaker who raised him along with 11 children. His mother played an important role in Mos Def’s career.  At the age of nineteen years, Mos Def took his Shahada and became Muslim.

Bey went to Phiippa Schuyler Middle School in Brooklyn where he recognized his talent that he can do well at acting. Mos Def dropped out of the high school due to his relationship with an older girl and filming you take the kids in Los Angeles. He focused on his career during the crack epidemic era of gang violence, poverty and an increasing number of robberies in society.

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Personal life

Bey married Maria Yepes in 1996. The couple has two beautiful daughters’ Jauhara Smith and Chandani Smith. Maria and Bey got divorced in 2006. In 2016 Mos Def was commanded to leave South Africa, as he was living there on an expired tourist visa. Kayne West helped him to get out of these issues.


Mos Def started his career as an actor. But this actor soon turned into the amazing rapper. In 1994, Mos Def and his siblings DCQ and Ces created a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics and released their first album in 2004. Apart from this, he also released his debut single as a solo artist Universal Magnetic in 1997.

In 1998 he shook hands with Talib Kweli and named their partnership Black Star. They released a duo album “Mos Def and Talib Kweli is The Black Star”. In 1999 Sex Love And Money hit the music industry and peaked at number 5 on billboard 200.

In 2006 True Magic and in 2009 The Ecstatic did a tremendous business and hit the charts of the music industry.

Mos Def also pursued his acting career and appeared in numerous movies. Film “Bless The Child”, Drama “You Take The Kids”, “Brown Sugar”, “Carmen: A Hip Hopera”, Sitcom “My Wife And Kids”, Series “House” are his most notable projects.

Net worth of Mos Def

As of 2022, Mos Def net worth is about $1.5 million. His original name is Yasiin Bey, most popularly known by his stage name Mos Def


Mos Def was honored with multiple awards and nominated many times for several awards.

  • He was nominated by Black Reel Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, The Grammy Awards, and The Black Movie Awards.
  • Bey won the Best Indie Actor for the movie “Woodsman” by Black Reel Awards in 2005.


Mos def is a big name of the American music industry. His main income is generated as a recording artist. He also earns a good amount from acting and clothing line.

As of 2022, Mos Def net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.

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Written by Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot

Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot is a productivity enthusiast who in on mission to help entrepreneurs and solopreneurs in achieving their business goals through focus, grit, and motivation. When he is not advocating smarter work, he is traveling the world or journaling his achievements in the self-growth arena on his blog.

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