Rick Ross, also known as William Leonard Roberts II, began his career path as a correctional officer after graduating from Albany State University. He later transitioned into the music industry, adopting the name Rick Ross in homage to the notorious drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross. Ross’s breakthrough came with his hit song “Hustlin,” which led to a lucrative multimillion-dollar deal with Jay-Z’s Def Jam Records.
His debut album achieved tremendous success, debuting at number one, and he went on to sell millions of singles and albums worldwide. Today, Rick Ross is recognized as one of the highest-paid rappers globally, with an estimated net worth of $55 million.
Rick Ross also invests in real estate. Over the past two decades, he has bought several pricey Florida and Georgia houses. His most costly property is a $5.8 mιllιon Georgia residence he bought from boxer Evander Holyfield with 109 rooms. Let’s tour Rick Ross’s beautiful home.
In the 1980s, Evander Holyfield was the undisputed cruiserweight champion and earned over $350 mιllιon. The former boxer retired to spend time with his family after a few losses and diminishing ventures.
One of his biggest properties, his Georgia house, required repair. According to The Sun, the mansion was auctioned due to foreclosure because it cost $1 mιllιon to maintain. The mansion was listed for $8.2 mιllιonafter Holyfield sold it to a bank for $7.5 mιllιon. The auction started at $2.5 mιllιon, but Ross bought it for $5.8 mιllιon.
In 1994, Fayetteville County, Georgia’s property was built. 45,000 square feet cover 235 acres of the palace. A big fountain in the driveway and a white stone facade with moldings make this home stunning. All eyes are drawn to the majestic double-winding stairway that goes upstairs. The 109 rooms have 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms.
In addition to the mansion, Rick Ross has owned several properties. He paid $5.2 mιllιon for a coastal Fort Lauderdale property with eight bedrooms and eleven bathrooms in 2012. He sold the Georgia estate for $6 mιllιon in 2016, according to Celebrity Net Worth.