Who’s the Richest Celebrity from Missouri? He’s a Little “Shady”
Who's the richest celebrity to ever call Missouri home? I would have never guessed this in a million years if someone hadn't proved it to me. I'll give you a hint. He's a little "shady".
AOL's updated list of the richest celebrity from each state is an interesting read. The key word is "from" and not the state they currently live in. That's what threw me off because when I think of the person they say is the richest from Missouri, I completely associate this guy with Detroit. He is (*drum roll please*)...
Eminem (aka the "real slim shady")
The AOL article provides the details of Eminem's upbringing in the Show Me State:
He was raised in the Detroit area, but Eminem -- Marshall Mathers III -- was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Otherwise known as Slim Shady, he's sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, which helped boost his net worth to $230 million.
They add that he puts his money to good charitable use and has quietly donated millions. They say the foundation he created doesn't publicize much of the great work he does especially with kids.
Since I was born with no rhythm (science has confirmed this), I have never been a fan of the genre that Eminem has made his fortune in. I am happy though that he's made his superstar riches something that helps the less fortunate. Even if I can't keep up with the beats in his music, I can certainly champion that kind of life. Well done, Marshall (aka Eminem).