Flavor Flav Net Worth

Raquel Davies | January 9, 2014


$3 Million


    William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.


    March 16, 1959


    Rapper and Television Personality


    5 foot 6 inches and weighs 132lbs

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Flavor Flav is an American rapper and television personality with an estimated net worth of $3 million. He is 5’6″ and weighs 132 pounds. William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. was born on March 16, 1959 in Roosevelt, New York. Flavor Flav grew up in Freeport, New York. He started teaching hiself how to play the piano at only five years old. A child musical prodigy, he eventually became proficient in 15 instruments. He also sang in the youth choir at his church.

Flavor Flav dropped out of high school in the 11th grade. He graduated from culinary school I 1978 and went on to work at various restaurants.

Flavor Flav went back to college and attended Adelphi  University in Long Island. This is where he met his future band-mate Chuck D. Flavor Flav first made a guest appearance on Chuck D’s college hip-hop radio show. The two began rapping together.

In the early 1980s Flavor Flav and Chuck D joined forces with four others rappers and formed Public Enemy. Flavor Flav worked as the group’s hype man. In 1984 the group released the track “Public Enemy #1” and the track garnered attention from Def Jam Records executive Rick Rubin. In 1986 Public Enemy signed a recording contract with Def Jam Records.

Public Enemy went on to release 17 albums since 1987. Most of their music is politically charged and deal with real social issues. The group’s biggest hit to date is “Fight the Power.” Flavor Flav served as the group’s hype man and provided comedic relief by exciting fans, wearing a big clock around his neck, and a Viking hat.

After years of remaining out of the public eye, Flavor Flav resurfaces to appear on the VH1 reality series The Surreal Life. American was so entertained my Flavor Flav’s larger than life personality that VH1 continued to create shows for him. He starred in Strange Love with Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen and the love competition show Flavor of Love.

Flavor Flav is an exceptional cook and used his culinary skills to open Flav’s Fried Chicken and Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs. Both of the restaurants are no longer opened due to bad business decisions.

Flavor Flav ’s Net Worth Could Buy:

1. 4,615.7 Blizzard Brahma Ski One ($649.95 each)
2. 42,863.3 K2 Deluxe Boot Helmet Ski Boot Bag ($69.99 each)
3. 196,206.7 Seirus Ski Relay Ski and Pole Carrier ($15.29 each)

Flavor Flav  has enough net worth to give every person in Lithuania $1.

About the Author

Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for PlentyofCheddar.com. She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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