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Method Man’s Net Worth & Biography: The Huge Career of a Hip Hop Music Legend

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He’s got a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” featuring Mary J. Blige, and even has his name on several films and television shows. He’s a record producer, a husband, a father, and even a grandfather. He’s an investor and a member of one of the great duos in rap history. And, of course, he’s one of the leaders of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. With all this and more, it’s no wonder Method Man has accrued massive wealth throughout his more than three-decade career.

On par with such greats as LL Cool J, Nikki Minaj, and Kanye West, it’s time to find out more about who is Method Man is and what Method Man’s net worth.

When was Method Man Born?

Clifford Smith, Jr., aka, Method Man’s birthdate is March 2, 1971.

Method Man’s Zodiac sign is Pisces, which means he is highly creative and imaginative. Being a Pisces also means that he is considered a very compassionate and loving person. Who wouldn’t want to claim those kinds of characteristics?

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Where is Method Man From?

Method Man was born in Hempstead, Long Island.

Where Does Method Man Live?

Method Man still calls Staten Island, New York home.

How Tall is Method Man?

Method Man’s height is approximately 6 feet, 3.5 inches tall.

How Much Does Method Man Weigh?

Method Man’s weight is around 203 pounds.

How Did Method Man Become Famous?

While Method Man was active in the local music scene for years, becoming well-known on the streets for his talent for rhyme, he gained national recognition in 1992 after joining eight friends to form the Wu-Tang Clan. The group’s success catapulted its members into superstardom in hip-hop music, with Method Man remaining one of its most popular and visible members.

Related: Eight of Ten Wu-Tang Clan Members Have Gone Vegan

Method Man’s Parents

Method Man is the only son of Clifford Smith Sr. and Genola Smith. Little is known about his parents, except that he grew up in a split household, spending half the time at his father’s residence in Long Island and half the time at his mother’s house in Clifton, Staten Island’s Park Hill section.

Method Man’s Siblings

Method Man is the only boy of three. Method Man’s sisters are named Terri and Missy.

Who is Method Man Married To?

Method Man is a one-woman type of guy, as he has been with his wife, Tamika, since 1992. The pair married in 2001.

While they like to keep their personal life private, we know they met because Tamika was Method Man’s personal assistant before they started dating. It is also known that Tamika had breast cancer for a time before going into remission. Method Man later said in a 2016 interview of his wife, “My wife is one of the strongest people on the planet.”

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Method Man’s Children

Method Man and his wife, Tamika Smith, are the proud parents of three children. The eldest of Method Man’s children is his son Shakuan. Method Man’s second son, Raekwon, and Method Man’s daughter, Cheyenne, are twins.

Not much more is known about Method Man’s children, except that his younger son, Raekwon Smith, played football for Stony Brook University.

Does Method Man Have Grandkids?

Method Man is the proud grandfather of one grandson, Jordy, whom he has continually gushed over and credits for his motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle. “I feel pretty accomplished, but you can never be too comfortable,” Method Man once told Men’s Health. “I would say [I want to be] the best grandpa – the most fit grandpa.”

Method Man’s Net Worth

As of 2024, Method Man’s net worth is estimated at around $14 million. With that kind of net worth, we can only assume that his annual salary is also up in earnings. You’d be right. Method Man earns an annual income of approximately two million dollars per year.

His growing amount of money and wealth has caused him to be labeled one of the richest rappers of all time.

How Did Method Man Get Rich?

Method Man’s massive wealth and riches are mainly due to his music career, his success as a record producer, and his projects as an actor.

Method Man can also thank his growing revenue on his investments in real estate, his personal production company, as well as non-fungible tokens, aka NFTs.

Method Man’s Cars

Method Man certainly knows how to keep things looking stylish when he’s out on the open road. The Grammy Award winner has a whole mess of luxury vehicles in his possession, including a Lincoln Navigator ($73,205), a Chevy Suburban ($54,730), a GMC Yukon ($48,315), a Toyota 4Runner ($42,325), and a 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG ($125,000). With a collection like that, it’s no wonder that Method Man’s net worth is so high, considering their revenue alone is worth nearly $350K.  

Method Man’s House

Method Man may get paid a lot of money but remains humble in his lifestyle choices. In 2001, his modest two-bedroom, two-bath home featured on MTV Cribs is still the place he calls home.

How Much Does Method Man Make Per Show?

While it’s not one hundred percent clear what Method Man’s price is per show, his agency profile suggests that those wanting to book the rapper would have to pay upwards of $150,000 to $299,000.

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How Much Are Method Man Tickets?

Get your cash out because you’ll pay a steep price to see Method Man in concert. Tickets to see Method Man live can cost between $90 and $143. The thing is, that is the average price, meaning that if you wanted to get more prime seating for a show, you’d be forking over closer to $200 and even $300.

How Much Does Method Man Charge for a Feature?

We all know that features are a big part of what helps a rapper’s net worth grow, with some charging upwards of $1 million if you’re Drake or even $2,000 per word for J Cole. While it’s unknown what Method Man’s magic price is, considering his growing net worth, we’d venture to guess that it’s a sizeable amount of money.

Related: Who Is Drake?

Method Man’s Tattoos

Method Man is no stranger to getting permanent ink, as he sports several tattoos across his body, especially his arms, many of which he showed off when he appeared on the cover of Men’s Health in the September 2023 issue.

His most prominent tattoos include a spider web and various faces. He also sports two “M’s” on either side of his chest, which we presume stands for his stage name, Method Man.


Upon earning his big break with the Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man didn’t waste time releasing music both as a group member and as a solo artist. He has already established himself as the latter with the debut Wu-Tang Clan album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), as one of only two members to have a solo song.

The debut of Method Man’s album Tical was released in 1994. This first studio album garnered Method Man songs like “All I Need.” Its success catapulted him into being a featured artist for many high-profile rappers, including The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

As the 90s drew to a close, having released one more album with Wu-Tang Clan (Wu-Tang Forever in 1997) and another solo album (Tical 2000: Judgement Day in 1998), he also saw success as part of major tours. Most notably, he was known for being part of the Hard Knock Life Tour alongside such names as Jay-Z, Redman, DMX, and Ja Rule. It was during this time that Method Man & Redman made its debut.

As the 90s turned into the 2000s and beyond, Method Man has been a part of five more albums with the Wu-Tang Clan, two studio albums with Method Man & Redman, six more solo studio albums, and even some collaborative compilation albums. Even with all that, he also found time to appear in Method Man movies such as How High (2001) and The Wackness (2008).

Currently, his fans continue to anxiously wait for the unreleased album Crystal Meth, which was announced in the early 2010s but has yet to drop as of 2024. Who knows. This may be the year for that new album to finally drop. The only thing that could make it better is if it had some sick features from a legend like Puff Daddy, perhaps another posthumous verse from Ol’ Dirty Bastard, or even an appearance from the ubiquitous Snoop Dogg. We can dream, can’t we? 

Related: The 21 Best Rap Songs of All Time

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Are Method Man and Redman Still Friends?

Method Man and Redman are going on more than 20 years of friendship as of 2024.

How Did Method Man Get Signed?

Method Man was signed to Def Jam Recordings despite the fact that Elektra Records sought after him as well. Although the “World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)” singer was still a member of the Wu-Tang Clan at the time, the contract for the group allowed each of the nine members to release solo albums under any record label they chose.

What Are Some Fun Facts About Method Man?

There are so many fun facts we can share about Method Man. If you like comic books, you could be two peas in a pod with the famed rapper, who has a collection of approximately 30,000 comics. His most famous comic book is Hulk #181, which features the first full appearance of Wolverine.

Another fun fact is that before finding his passion for music, Method Man was an avid sports player, particularly lacrosse, an interest he continues to support today.

Like all members of the Wu-Tang Clan, he’s also a huge chess player and a fan of samurai movies. Our guys.

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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