Ray J is a famous American singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. Ray J is also popular as the sibling of Brandy Norwood as well as the cousin of Snoop Dogg and Sasha Banks.
Table of Biography
Ray J was born on January 17, 1981, and he is currently 40 years old. His hometown is McComb, Mississippi, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. Likewise, his full name is William Ray Norwood Jr.
Talking about his family, Ray J’s parents are father Willie Norwood and mother Sonja Bates-Norwood. His father was a famous American gospel singer. Likewise, he has an older sister named Brandy. His sister is a multi-platinum recording artist. When he was very young, Ray J’s family moved to Los Angeles, California.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Ray J is a singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and TV personality. He is also famous as the younger sibling of Brandy Norwood – one of the most popular recording artists and actresses. Moreover, he is also famous as the cousin of Snoop Dogg – the famous rapper – and Sasha Banks – the WWE wrestler and actress.
On his own accord, Ray J competed in the 19th season of Celebrity Big Brother – a UK reality TV program. This was back in January 2017. Talking about the beginning of Ray J’s professional life, he began appearing in TV commercials at the young age of 8 years in the year 1989.
The same year, the young star auditioned for and appeared in TV commercials. The young actor also portrayed the role of the foster son in The Sinbad Show. The actor continued this role from the year 1993 to 1994. Later on, Ray J played the role of Dorian “D-Money” in the UPN series Moesha. Ray J continued portraying this character from 1999 to 2001 – left only after the show ended.
Moreover, Ray J is also the founder of Raytroniks. As an entrepreneur, Ray J introduced a line of consumer electronics to the US market like smartwatches, electric bikes, and smartphone fans.
More precisely, Ray J developed the Scoot-E-Bike brand. This brand grew exponentially after the company implementing a viral organic marketing strategy.
The entrepreneur also secured product placements through celebrities including Brandy, Cara Delevingne, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Curry, Sean Combs, Chris Brown, and Stephen Curry. The brand also secured product placements through professional athletic teams including the Los Angeles Rams and L.A. Clippers.
Furthermore, Ray J became the co-founder of Raycon in November 2017. It is a direct-to-consumer electronics brand that sells wireless audio products like headphones and earbuds. This brand’s strategy is overseen by Ray J himself.
Ray J is currently married to Princess Love. The two tied the knot on August 12, 2016, at Los Angeles’ Cathedral of Saint Vibiana. They have two children together – daughter Melody Love and son Epik Ray. The couple welcomed Melody on May 22, 2018, whereas they welcome Epik on December 30, 2020.
Sadly, in May 2020, his wife filed for divorce, but it has not been confirmed/approved by the court. Furthermore, Love and Ray J star on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, which airs on channel VH1.
Ray J stands tall at an approximate height of 1.75 meters or 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is around 74 kgs or 163 lbs. Likewise, the rapper’s chest-waist-hip measurements are 32-26-32 inches respectively. Similarly, the American actor/rapper has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about his social media presence, Ray J joined Twitter in March 2009 and so far has over 1.4 million followers on his @rayj account. Likewise, the singer has over 2.5 million followers although he doesn’t have any post shared on this profile at the time of writing this biography.
Similarly, the rapper has more than 3 million people following his journey on Facebook. The singer created his “RayJ Official” Youtube channel on October 26, 2009. So far, this channel has garnered over 62 million views and 101K subscribers as of August 2021. Moving on, Ray J has a net worth estimation of around $14 million US dollars.