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Mos Def Net Worth 2023; Income, Wife, Songs & Biography



Mos Def Net Worth

Who is Mos Def?

Dante Terrell Smith is well-known by Mos Def, a famous American rapper, actor, hip-hop artist, and activist. In 1994, he started his hip-hop career along with his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after which they appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. In 2023, Mos Def’s net worth is around $2.5 Million.

He is best known for his album “True Magic” and “The Ecstatic.” He is also famous for his roles in “The Woodsman” and “Brown Sugar”.

Real Name:       Dante Terrell Smith
Date of birth: December 11, 1973
Age: 49 years old
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.77m)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Wife: Alana Wyatt (m. 2005), Maria Yepes (m. 1996–2006)
Children/Kids: Chandani Smith, Jauhara Smith
Dating/Girlfriend: N/A
Profession: Rapper, Singer, Actor, and Activist
Mos Def Net Worth 2023: $2.5 Million

Early Life

On December 11, 1973, Mos Def was born, in Puebla, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States; now, he is 48 years old and holds American nationality.

He was born to his parents, Abdullah Rahman and Sheron Smith. He is the elder of 12 children, including stepchildren.

Mos grew up in Brooklyn. He stayed with his mom; his dad lived in New Jersey.

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Mos Def enrolled in the Philippa Schuyler Middle School 383, Bushwick, Brooklyn, for studies. However, he dropped out of high school in his sophomore year.

His brother, Dennard Smith, got knocked down by a car. He mentioned that this incident was a traumatic experience for him.

Personal Life: Wife, Girlfriend, Dating, Divorce, Kids

Mos Def got married to Maria Yepes in 1996. They shared two children, Jauraha and Chandani Smith. However, in 2006, they got a divorce.

He has four other children from a different woman. In 2006, he was also involved in a migration court case.

Mos has also lived in South Africa since 2014 on an expired tourist visa. The issue is still in court.

Age, Height, and Weight

In 2023, Mos Def is 49 years old. Mos Def’s height is 5 feet 8 inches (1.77m). His weight is 76 kg.

Professional Life

In 1994, Mos Def started his professional career. Mos and his siblings, DCQ and Ces, formed a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD). In 2004, they released an album.

In 1996, Mos Def worked as a solo artist. In 1997, his first single was released, titled “Universal Magnetic”. He also signed a contract with Rawkus Records.

He teamed with Talib Kweli under the name Black Star. In 1988, the duo released an album titled “Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star.”

Mos Def released his debut album, “Black on Both Sides,” in the same year. The album was released through Rawkus Records. The single “Sex, Love and Money” from his album performed very well. The album also reached number 5 on the Billboard 200.

In 2018, Mos Def created a clothing business moniker, “Rey Palomo.” He starred in the film Dedicada a mi ex and voiced the Latin American Spanish version of Sonic the Hedgehog (dubbed “Sonic: La Pelicula”) in 2019.


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In 2006, he released another album titled “True Magic.” In 2009, he released his next album titled  “The Ecstatic.” He also appeared on albums by artists including Kanye West and The Roots. In 2009, he launched his clothing line “UNDRCRWN.”

Mos started his acting career at a very young age. Most of his movies at that time were under the name Dante Beze. He appeared in the film titled “Bless the Child” in 1988.

In 1990, he also appeared in a family drama titled “You Take the Kids.” Mos also played the character of the oldest child. He also starred in “Brown Sugar” and an MTV movie titled “Carmen: A Hip-Hopera.”

He also appeared in the sitcom “My Wife and Kids” in 2007. He appeared in a series titled “House.” Mos Def has been an activist against injustice since 2009. Mos protested against the injustice of Amadu Diallo, who was shot by the police 41 times.

Mos Def also released “Clap Katrina,” a song criticizing Bush’s government for his slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

Awards and Achievements:

Mos Def has been nominated for several awards

  • The Black Movie Awards nominated him
  • Black Reel Awards
  • The Primetime Emmy Award
  • The Golden Globe Awards
  • The Grammy Awards
  • In 2005, he won the “Best Indie Actor” for the movie titled “Woodsman.”

Social Media Links

Mos Def loves to share his pictures and videos on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. He launched the self-titled YouTube channel “Mos Def” on Jul 17, 2013, and has 43.6K subscribers. Currently, the channel has almost 22 Million views. Mos continuously shares his activities on social platforms to engage his fans. He has 220K followers on Instagram. He is a celebrity and is widely followed on social media sites. Mos Def’s net worth in 2023 is $2.5 Million.

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Mos Def Net Worth 2023 / Mos Def’s Salary / Income

In 2023, Mos Def’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 Million. He makes his wealth from his professional career, acting, and clothing business. He also makes money as a recording artist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Mos Def is so famous?

Mos Def is a well-known American rapper, actor, hip-hop artist, and activist.

How old is Mos Def?

Mos Def was born on December 11, 1973, and he is 48 years old.

Who is Mos Def’s wife?

Mos Def married twice in his life. His first wife’s name is Maria Yepes, they were married in 1996 but divorced in 2006. In 2006, he married Alana Wyatt, they are still living together.

How rich is Mos Def?

Mos Def net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 Million.

What is Mos Def’s real name?

Mos Def’s real name is Dante Terrell Smith.

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