Have you ever heard a child writing raps in his notebook at the young age of seven years only? Russell James Vitale or Russ was such a miracle child who not only started writing raps at seven but also started making beats when he was only 14 years old. Russ is popular in the music industry for the one-man-army that produce, mix, master, engineer, write, and perform himself. The leading enetertainmenet and popular culture news website Uproxx term his style as “raspy, hardbody rap flow, lilting, and almost drunken singing voice.”
A very few persons know that Russ started producing beats years before he recorded his song for the first time. Eminem, 50 Cent, and G-Unit were his early inspirations. Born on September 26th, 1992 in Secaucus, New Jersey, the United States, he has a Sicilian descent. He has three siblings and lived n Kentucky and North Carolina due to his father’s job.
Their family then finally settled in Atlanta. His father introduced him to the magical world of musical instruments by making him learn guitar, and then other instruments. Russ has heterochromia that is a rare medical condition due to which his eye colors are not the same. His right eye is light brown while his left eye is dark brown.
So, what is the net worth of Russ through music or any other social media platform? For everything we know, let us learn the net worth of Russ in 2021.
What is Russ’s Net Worth in 2021?
Russ has worked with Diemon and Columbia labels. He is a successful American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and author. Hence there are multiple sources that amount to the net worth of Russ. Let us have a close look at it.
Yearly Income: $10,000,000
Monthly Income: $833,333
Weekly Income: $208,333
Daily Income: $29,761
Russ lives in Atlanta, Georgia. There are very few details available about his real estate investments. Hence, we can estimate that there are no significant contributions of Russ’s real estate investments in his annual net worth.
Russ is a popular music celebrity and sells a variety of merchandise from his official website. The demand for his customized products is high and hence he offers both men’s and women’s collections. Looking at his popularity and fandom, he is estimated to earn nearly one million USD from merchandise sales from his official website and loyalty from other platforms.
Music Album/Single Track Releases:
Russ has released more than 15 single albums including “Goodbye” in 2014, “Losin Control,” “What They Want,” in 2015, “We Just Haven’t Met Yet” in 2016, “There’s Really a Wolf” in 2017, “The Flute Song” and “Back to Life” in 2018, followed by “Civil War” in 2019. He has released 87 singles and 11 albums from December 2011 to August 2014.
Russ started his official YouTube channel in 2018 and has whopping 5.13 million subscribers. The YouTube earnings start from $5.67 million yearly that easily crossing $7.94 million yearly. All this is due to the viewers and subscribers along with earnings from advertisements and sponsors. It is estimated that Russ’s official channel earns $23.63 million views monthly. The revenue from the YouTube views earn him around 100 thousand USD monthly and it easily goes up to $1.42 million yearly.
If the per thousand views profit are counted at the maximum of $7, Russ’s official channel can earn up to $2.6 million yearly. This amounts to the total net worth from all sources on YouTube including the affiliate commissions.
Russ has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 2.2 million followers on Twitter. His tweet has recently created controversy but still, he manages to be a social media sensation. Russ has more than 10 million active listeners on Spotify. Russ has numerous followers on SoundCloud as he used to release a new song on this platform weekly earlier. All his social media earnings from followers, viewership, advertisements, etc., have been estimated to add around half a million USD to his net worth.
Russ’s first collaboration was with his fellow rapper friend Bugus with whom he has recorded a song for the first time. Both started label “Diemon” together after Russ’ short enrollment at “Kennesaw State University.” His first TV appearance was also with Bogus on MTV in 2011 followed by Bugus’ popularity of the song “El Jefe.”
Russ is a popular music industry celebrity and has recently launched an EP “Chomp” on November 17, 2020, featuring Ab-Soul, Benny the Butcher, Busta Rhymes, and Black Thought.
Russ has signed a music deal with Columbia Records in 2017 with a rare 50-50 profit sharing. His deal ended in June 2020 and he is supposed to earn more than a million USD from this deal only.
Russ has announced a tour on Twitter from May 16 to August 5, 2017, that is believed to earn him a little less than half a million USD in total.
Russ’s album was nominated for the “Woodie Awards 2017.” His songs “Losin Control” and “What They Want” have peaked at number 62 and 83 respectively on the US Billboard Hot 100 list. His 12th studio album “There’s Really a Wolf” debuted at 7th number on the US Billboard 200 and 4th number on the US Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums charts. “There’s Really a Wolf” was certified platinum by “Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA.)
His 13th studio album “Zoo,” released on September 7, 2018, ranked at number 4 on the Billboard 200. His 14th studio album “Shake the Snow Globe,” released on January 31, 2020, ranked at number 4 on the US Billboard 200. The accomplishments of all his albums and singles have contributed to around 5 million USD in his net worth.
Russ has published his first book on November 12, 2019, named “It’s All in Your Head.” He is still earning from this book sales and the amount can be totalized to around 500,000 USD.
Russ and his Relative Net Worth
Russ is a popular music icon with the multitalented personality of creating raps, singing, songwriting, and record production. A very few details are known about his girlfriend as there is no information about his personal relationships. Further, there is no detailed information about his family. Hence, it can be estimated for the time that currently he is single and there are no additions of his relative’s net worth in his annual net worth.