|Freeway Rick Ross
|Real Name/Full Name:
|Ricky Donnell Ross
|64 years old
|26th January 1960
|Tyler Texas, USA
|Married/Single/Divorced/In a relationship
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Bricen and Jordan)
|Is Freeway Rick Ross Gay?
|Drug Trafficker, Author
|Net Worth in 2024:
In early 1980, there was a drug empire that was brought shivers to many when mentioned, the leader of the cartel was none other than Freeway Rick Ross. It’s estimated he made millions of dollars in a day through drug trafficking. His drug empire started in Los Angeles, California, before spreading to other countries in South America. Corrupt police officers facilitated his movements, giving him protection making his arrest difficult. His network of drug traffickers had thousands of peddlers all over the USA.
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Early Life & Biography
Ricky Donnell, better known as Freeway Rick Ross, was born in Tyler, Texas, on 26th January 1960. His father, Sonny Ross, used to work as an army cook while his mother, Annie Mae Mauldin, used sharecropping to earn a living. At the age of 3, his family moved to Los Angeles, California, where he grew up and got his early education. In Los Angeles, he schooled at Susan Miller Dorsey High School.
While in school, he used to be a member of their tennis team, where he was doing very well. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get any college scholarship because of his illiteracy and, he started selling drugs to earn a living. At the age of 19, he saw crack cocaine first time something he didn’t believe could be a drug as it looked different from others he had been dealing with.
After being introduced to cocaine as a teenager, he made it his career and bought several properties at Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. By the time, his drug revenue was estimated to be around $900 million making around $300 million from this. A task force was established in 1985 to tackle his drug empire, and, by 1989, they got a break and captured him.
He pleaded guilty to all charges and got a ten-year sentence. The sentence was reduced to 4 years after cooperating with law enforcement officers in catching his accomplices in the police department. In 1996 more charges were leveled on him and got a life a sentence. He appealed his conviction, and his sentence was reduced to 20 years. On 29th September, Rick Ross became a freeman when he was released from prison.
After prison life, Rick started writing, and his memoir was released on 17th June 2014. Rick married his wife, Mychosia Nightingale, and together are blessed with two children, a son, Brian, and a daughter Jordan. Today he happily lives with his family in South California.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 26th January 1960, Freeway Rick Ross is 64 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.7m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.
Freeway Rick started his drug trafficking career after missing on college scholarship due to his illiteracy. By the early 1980s, he has established a drug empire that runs in more than 12 states in the US. These states include Louisiana, Texas, New Orleans, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Oklahoma, and Indiana, among others.
By the late 1980s, his drug empire had grown to around 42 cities earning him more than $300 million. His drug empire expanded to Nicaragua, where Danilo Blandon became his South American partner. Most of his earnings he used in businesses and bought houses to hide his drug dealings from his mother.
Awards & Achievements
His work in writing hasn’t gone unnoticed with his memoir got nominated as the Best Book of the Year for Foreword Review’s IndiFab in 2014, where it was announced as the winner in 2014. Since his release, he has appeared in several shows as well as his drug life being featured in the “Killing The Messenger” movie.
Net Worth & Salary of Freeway Rick Ross in 2024
During his days as a drug lord, Freeway Rick made a fortune earning millions of dollars through cocaine sales. By the time of his arrest, it is estimated to be worth around $300 million. After losing everything when he got convicted, his books have been earning him living with his net worth estimated to be around $1 million as of February 2024.
From 2010 to December 30th, 2013, Rick Ross had been in a legal battle with rapper Rick Ross for copyright infringement, where he was asking for $10 million compensation. The battle started in California Federal Court and ended in Los Angeles Superior Court when the court ruled in favor of rapper Rick Ross. In 2015 Rick was arrested on suspicion he was in possession of drug money, something he denied. On his defense, he had earned his money from book sales and was on his way to buy a home. He protested of being racially profiled, and all the charges were dropped.