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Flava Flav Net Worth: What is Flavor Flav’s Salary?

Flavor Flav’s net worth is approximately $2 million as of August 2022. William Jonathan Drayton Jr., better known as Flavor Flav, is a New York-based American rapper, actor, comedian, and television personality.

As a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy, he rose to fame. Additionally, he is recognized for popularising the role of the hype man and for shouting “Yeah, a breeze!”

Early Life

William Jonathan Drayton was born in Roosevelt, New York, on March 16th. He was a musical prodigy who played the piano, drums, guitar, and 15 other instruments.

Drayton frequently violated the law and was frequently imprisoned for robbery and burglary. He dropped out of school in the eleventh grade, but in 1978 he graduated from culinary school.

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Personal Life

Flav has one child with Elizabeth Trujillo, three with Karen Ross, and three with Angie Parker. While he was dating other women on “Flavor of Love,” he was engaged to Trujillo, and the couple reportedly wed sometime after 2013. In October 2012, Flav was arrested for assaulting Liz and threatening her adolescent son with a knife.

The following year, the couple appeared on “Couples Therapy” on VH1. In 2012, Parker sued Flav for $111,186 in child support arrears. Facing six months in prison, Flav paid Angie $25,000 in June of that year and agreed to $1,200 monthly payments.

His family held an intervention and persuaded him to seek treatment at the Betty Ford Center after he was arrested for assaulting Ross in 1991 and for cocaine, marijuana, domestic violence, and attempted murder in 1993. Flav has struggled with addiction and legal issues throughout his life.

After his father passed away in 1997, he also sought help at the Long Island Center for Recovery. Since then, Flav has been arrested multiple times, spending nine weeks in Rikers Island in 2002 for parking tickets and driving with a suspended license and accumulating driving-related arrests in 2011, 2014, and 2015. At the time of his 2014 arrest, Flav had 16 suspensions of his driver’s license.

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While attending Adelphi University on Long Island, Flavor Flav met Carlton Ridenhour, who later became known as Chuck D. Flavor Flav took his stage name after his graffiti tag and rapper, while Chuck D took his name from his graffiti tag.

Long Island residents Flav, Chuck D, DJ Lord, Khari Wynn, and Professor Griff formed the hip-hop group Public Enemy in 1982.

Yo! Bum Rush the Show, the debut album by Flavor Flav, was released in 1987. The group’s 1989 political single, Fight the Power, was a call to stand up and fight injustice, but it also contained derogatory lyrics about Elvis Presley and John Wayne.

In 2004, he was invited to appear on ‘The Surreal Life,’ a VH1 reality show in which a select group of celebrities lives together. During the run of this show, he began dating actress Brigitte Nielsen.

In 2005, VH1 aired a show titled Strange Love that chronicled Flav and Brigitte’s international romance. Brigitte decided after Strange Love to return to her fiancé, Mattia Dessi.

In 2012, he and two others founded Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs in Michigan. However, this establishment also closed the following year after its landlord evicted it for nonpayment of rent. In 2012, he and his longtime fiancée Liz appeared on the reality television program Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC.

The net worth of Flavor Flav as of August 2022 is $2 Million.

Nominations and Awards

Flavor Flav has received six Grammy nominations with Public Enemy: four for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (“Fight the Power” in 1990, “Fear of a Black Planet” in 1991, “Apocalypse 91” in 1992, and “Greatest Misses” in 1993), one for Best Metal Performance (“Bring the Noise” with Anthrax, 1995), and Best Music Video – Long Form (“Fight the Power” in 1990, “Fear of (“The Enemy Strikes Live,” 1993).

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 and awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, the group has also been nominated for the American Music Awards and the Soul Train Awards (winning Best Rap Album for “Apocalypse ’91” in 1992). In 2006 and 2007, Flav was nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star and Choice TV: Choice Reality Star (Male) for his work on “Flavor of Love.”

Salary and Net Worth of Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav has a net worth of $2 million as of 2022. Rap music is his primary source of revenue.

Furthermore, numerous television series contributed sufficiently to Flavor Flav’s wealth.

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Flavor Flav Wife

Flavor Flav is married to Liz Trujillo. Although the exact wedding date is unknown, the couple became engaged in 2003/2004. Since then, despite numerous obstacles, the couple has remained together.

Flavor Flav Children

Flave has seven children: Shanique, Dazyna, Qana, William, Jasmine, Kayla, and Karma. He has three children with Karen Ross, three additional children with Angie Parker, and one child with Elizabeth Trujillo.


How much does Flavor Flav have in net worth?

The total net worth of Flavor Flav is approximately $5 million.

What age does Flavor Flav have?

Flavor Flav is currently 63 years old (16 March 1959).

What is Flavor Flav’s Salary?

Flavor Flav earns an estimated annual salary of $200,000.00.

What is Flavor Flav’s Height?

Flavor Flav is 1.70 meters (5′ 6″) tall.

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