Ghostface Killah Net Worth & Biography

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Ghostface Killah is a famous American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is also the lead member of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

He started his solo career in 1996 and had seen massive success since then. He is also the founder of the record company Starks Enterprises.

Ghostface Killah is infamously known for his "loud, fast-paced flow and his emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequiturs."

Another famous American rapper and actor Shyheim Dionel Franklin is his cousin. As of , trusted sources estimates Ghostface Killah’s net worth as about $17 million.

At a Glance

Full name: Dennis David Coles

Other name: Ghostface Killah, Tony Starks, D-Love, Abdur Rahim, Ghostdini etc.

Birthday: May 9, 1970


Net worth: $17M

Source of wealth: Music, Singing, Record producing.

Country of origin: United States of America.

Net Worth

Inormous popularity and a long succesful career helped Ghostface Killah make a fortune. He is one of the richest rappers in the United States with a massive net worth of about $15M to $17M.

Social Media Presence

Ghostface Killah is moderately active on multiple social media sites including facebook where he has more than 1M followers, his instagram is also active where he has about 1M followers as well.

Ghostface regularly tweets and retweets on his twitter. You can enjoy his music on his YouTube channel Ghostface Music if that's your thing.

Early Life

Ghostface Killah was born in May 9, 1970 in Staten Island, NY. Though not much is known about his childhood, famous rapper Raekwon stated that he and Ghostface attended junior high school together on Staten Island.

Ghostface said he had many brothers and sisters. He also stated that he served prison sentence at the age of 15.

In 2004, he converted to Islam like fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon.


After the release of their debut studio album "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan had seen massive success. And the members of the group also reaped the benefits and became popular themeselves.

After the success of the debut album, the members of the group also started their solo careers. Ghostface Killah was one of the members who started his solo career by releasing his debut solo album 'Ironman" on October 1996. The producer of the album was another Wu-Tang Clan member famous American musician, rapper, record producer, actor, filmmaker, and author Robert Fitzgerald Diggs aka RZA.

In 2006 Ghostface Killah was placed in the MTV “Greatest MCs of All Time” list in the “honourable mention” section. placed him in the “Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007)” with added remarks of "one of the most imaginative storytellers of our time."

He was also recognized as "rap's finest storyteller" by the United Kingdom's popular music magazine "Q magazine".

American online music publication "Pitchfork" remarked "Ghostface has unparalleled storytelling instincts; he might be the best, most colorful storyteller rap has ever seen."

National Public Radio (NPR) says about him "a compulsive storyteller", and claims that "his fiction is painterly."

In 1995, Ghostface recieved nearly equal billing by appearing on almost every song on Raekwon's debut album, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..."

Raekwon said about Ghostface -

“It felt good to have my boy next to me, Ghostface, who basically comes from the same lifestyle as I come from. And we were able to sit down and concoct an idea that we both were able to respect and basically get everybody in the crew involved...”

Ghostface released his second studio album, Supreme Clientele in 2000. The album was a success and reached #7 on the Billboard 200.

In 2001 he released his next album "Bulletproof Wallets" which was heavily influenced by R&B.

In 2003 Ghostface signed with Def Jam Records. In 2004, he released "The Pretty Toney Album". The album featured collaborations with Missy Elliott, D-Block, and Jacki-O. This album was placed on the many "best of the year"music lists.

In 2004, he released the album "718" with the Theodore Unit.

In November 2005, Ghostface and Theodore Unit's breakout star Trife Da God released a joint project, "Put It On The Line".

In 2006, he teamed up with underground artist MF DOOM. The team released the album "Fishscale". This album was another major success and it was on #4 position on the U.S. Billboard 200 and at #2 on the R&B charts.

In 2007, Ghostface released his seventh solo studio album, "The Big Doe Rehab".

In 2008 he said that he would make an R&B-inspired album in the vein of certain tracks he had done before with artists such as Ne-Yo and Jodeci.

It was his eighth studio album, "Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City".

Favorite Quotes from Ghostface Killah

“You gonna hear a lot of love songs in there, you gonna hear betrayal songs, you gonna hear action that takes place on some of the records … But it all revolves around that world, that Shaolin/ Wu-Tang world. They just battling one another, and at the end of the day, we all come to find out that we’re one and the same. We fight each other but we’re the same.” – Ghostface Killah
“I’m spiritual! You know what spiritual means! I and God have a good relationship. I’m in tune with the universe, the sun, moon, and stars. I’m in tune with the jinns that are all around us.” – Ghostface Killah
“It was the beauty that caught me and held my soul hostage. Remember those days? Had you smellin’ my boxers.” – Ghostface Killah
“I wear what fits Ghostface; I’m not gonna wear anything that makes me look strange.” – Ghostface Killah
“Yeah. It’s all in the music first. The music is like women to me. It’s like how you pick your music: everybody got their own different way how they pick their women and their music, and I guess that’s what the album becomes.” – Ghostface Killah
“The 9th chamber, leave you trapped inside my hallway. You try to flee but you got smoked up by the doorway (blaow! blaow! blaow!). No question, I send your ass back, right to the essence. Your whole frame is smothered in dirt, now how you resting.” – Ghostface Killah