Q: What determines my ‘net worth’?

“The truth in my verses, versus, your metaphors about what your net worth is” – Jay Z

Yes, a middle-aged boring banker just dropped Jay Z at the beginning of his post.  Well, “I’m just schooling the youth. They can’t lock me down ‘cause my tool is the truth.”  Whaaattt? NWAMotherlode.com is about to crazy up in here today!

I can’t help it that I find inspiration about an article on net worth in the rap industry. If there’s a more entertaining area to look, then I challenge you to find it for me. For my money (no pun intended), the lyrical geniuses in the rap industry provide some interesting commentary about personal net worth.

There is some serious braggadocio that goes on, and hilariously many of them are not good at calculating their own net worth. Many of them way overestimate (shocker).  If you get a free moment you can check out this entertaining one and a half minute video produced by Bloomberg News on some of rap’s biggest names and how accurate they are in measuring their own net worth.

Even if you don’t watch the video, it doesn’t take a genius to know that net worth is an easily inflatable number, because much of it can be related your own estimate of what your assets are worth. What is net worth? Simply put, your personal net worth is your personal assets minus your personal liabilities.

This article, written by our team member, Kyle Kerwin, originally appeared on nwaMotherlode.com. To read the rest of the post, click here.