Mike Epps is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, film producer, and rapper. His net worth is estimated to be $6 million as of 2020.
He primarily accumulated his riches from his stand up comedy performances, tours, movies, TV, and music career.
Mike Epps was raised by his single mom. In spite of good care from his mother, he got involved with the wrong company. In his biography, Unsuccessful Thug, he disclosed that he resorted to selling drugs to earn money for his livelihood.
In 1989, he was sentenced to two years of prison under the drug-related charges. And, it was in jail, he found out that he had the talent of entertaining and great humor.
After he was out of the bars, he moved to Brooklyn to pursue his career as a comedian at the age of 21.
In 1994, he starred in Def Comedy Jam and then released many comedy albums & specials like Mike Epps Presents: Live from Club Nokia, Mike Epps: Under Rated & Never Faded, and Mike Epps: Only One Mike to name a few.
According to a source, as a salary, Mike Epps charged around $50 thousand or above for a gig. He also adds a reasonable sum from his stand-up tours.
In 1997, the stand-up comedian made his first on-screen appearance through Vin Diesel's directional debut, Strays, as Mike. He portrayed several minor roles, and in 2000, he landed on the role of Chris Tucker's replacement in the American Stoner comedy film Next Friday.
As of March 2020, he has over 80 acting credits, including prominent roles in movies and TV series like the Resident Evil franchise, The Hangover series, Dolemite Is My Name, Dr. Dolittle 2 (voice), and Friday After Next among others.
Regarding his future projects, he is set to be appearing in 2020 and onwards, releasing films and TV series such as The Upshaws, The House Next Door, The Black Child, last Friday, and Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Besides that, he has appeared in music videos like "Whatchulookinat" by Whitney Houston, "Why We Thugs" by Ice Cube, "What You Know" by T.I., and "How Come You Don't Call Me" by Alicia Keys. Moreover, he has collaborated with artists like Kendrick Lamar for "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe,"Rae Sremmurd for "No Flex Zone!", Chris Brown and Tyga for "Ayo," 21 Savage for "Bank Account," and Snoop Dogg for "Let Bygones Be Bygones."
Coming to his discography, he has released his one studio albums, three singles, two collaborative albums, and two guest appearances. His singles include Big Girls, Trying to Be a Gangsta, and Aint Chu You?.
Forty-nine years old was even the CEO of Naptoen Records with whom he signed a contract worth $175 thousand. However, the deal was canceled after Mike was convicted of murder.
Apart from his successful career, Mike Epps boosts his net worth from his social media platforms. From his Instagram with 5.8 million followers, he is reported to make $11,643 to $19,405 per sponsored post with an engagement rate of 1.02%.
Likewise, from his self-titled YouTube channel, Epps pockets $146 to $2.3 thousand per month and $1.8 thousand to $28.1 thousand per year. As of April 2020, he has around 211 thousand subscribers on his channel.
On the other hand, he adds a considerable sum of money from his merchandise sales. His merch includes Mick Check Crewneck costing $40.00 per piece.
Mike Epps is the proud member of Black Celebrity Giving and has supported many charity works and campaigns. Mike and his ex-wife Mechelle Epps also founded Michael and Mechelle Epps Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk youth around the globe.
Epps has also performed in many concerts for free and donated the money collected from the performances.
Mike Epps is generating tons of money from his eminent career. Valued at $6 million, he boasts several luxurious real estates.
Epps splits his time in his Los Angeles apartment and house in Indianapolis. His Indianapolis mansion worth $450 thousand features Hardwood Floors, a Large Master Suite, Spacious Living Room, and a stacked stone fireplace.
While he says that the aforementioned property cost him $450 thousand, the public records show that it cost Mike only $49 thousand.
He also owned a property in Encino, California. He and his ex-wife bought the property for $3.4 million and sold it for $3.5 million.
Besides, Mike Epps also owns a drool-worthy car collection. He has a total of 9 cars in his envious collection, a mix of vintage, modern luxury, and hot rod vehicles valued at $3 million.
His collection lists:
The car enthusiast also had 2013 Mercedes, 2013 Land Rover, 2014 Bently, and a 2015 Toyota Prius, which his ex-spouse McCain took after the divorce.
187 cm tall Michael Elliot Epps was born on 18 November 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States to Tommy Epps and Mary Epps.
Mike Epps is married twice. Currently, he is married to Kyra Robinson. They exchanged their marital vows on 23 June 2019 in an intimate wedding ceremony. The couple is blessed with a child named Indiana Rose Epps.
Previously, he was in a marital relationship with Michelle McCain from 28 July 2006 to 7 September 2017. Epps filed for divorce against McCain citing irreconcilable differences in early 2016. Together, the ex-duo share two children, both daughters Maddie and Mariah.
After the divorce was finalized, Mechelle got $25 thousand per month in spousal support for a total of 6 and a half years, but if she remarries, he is not liable to pay for it. Moreover, Mike also has to pay $15 thousand a month as child support for their two children, including their tuition bills.
He also has two other kids, Bria and Makayla, from his past affairs.