What is Mase’s Net Worth?
|Name||Mason Durell Betha|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Annual Income||$2 Million|
|Monthly Income||$250 Thousand|
|Age||46 Years Old|
Mase Net Worth: Mase is an American Grammy-nominated rapper and songwriter who has a net worth of $8 million. During the late 1990s, he recorded with Bad Boy Records founder Sean “Diddy” Combs. He had six Billboard Hot 100 songs and eventually his albums “Harlem World, Double Up, and Welcome Back” received huge popularity and were certified gold and platinum by RIAA.
Mase is well known as Puff Daddy’s favorite sidekick and Bad Boy label favorite through a series of cameo appearances on successful singles by other artists. Mase has 3 studio albums and 22 singles, including 10 as a featured artist to his credit. He retired from Gangster Rap in 1999 and has subsequently become a Christian rapper. After that, he left BadBoy Label and pursued a career as a pastor.
Mase was born on August 27, 1975, as a fraternal twin to P. K. Betha and Mason Betha in Jacksonville, Florida. He has five siblings including his twin sister Stason. Mase’s father abandoned the family when he was 3 years old. His mother moved him and his siblings to Harlem, New York, in 1982, where he spent most of his childhood.
Mase started getting into trouble on the streets of Harlem so when he was 13, his mother moved him to Jacksonville to live with relatives, where he first started going to church.
Mase attended the State University of New York at Purchase, where he played as a point guard for his high school basketball team alongside Cameron Giles who later went on to become the rapper “Cam’ron”.
He realized he was unlikely to enter the NBA due to his poor academic performance and began focusing more on making music, producing demo recordings, and routinely performing at local nightclubs.
- Mase debuted in the music industry as ‘Murda Mase.’
- Mase’s debut Christian album, “Welcome Back,” is the first without a Parental Advisory warning.
- G-Unit Records briefly recorded and toured with Mase, but Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs never released him from his Bad Boy Records contract, creating tension with 50 Cent.
- Mase left Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Bad Boy Records to join G-Unit Records and 50 Cent.
Mase began his career as a member of the rap group Children of the Corn in high school. He met Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs in 1996 after his sister led him to Cudda Love.
He started making appearances on various projects after Combs signed him to a $250,000 contract with Bad Boy Records. In 1997, he released his debut studio album “Harlem World”. Additionally, he made appearances on a number of songs by different musicians.
He founded All Out Records as his record company in 1998, and released his second album, Double Up the following year. He took a five-year hiatus from music to enroll at Clark Atlanta University and pursue the priesthood. In 2004, he made a comeback with the release of his third album, Welcome Back.
Mase ended up taking another break in 2007, but after Michael Jackson’s demise, he came back in 2009. He has appeared in a number of other songs, including Get It, Uptown Boy, and Best I Ever Had. Ultimately in 2012, he left Bad Boy Records.
Mase revealed in 2013 that the title of his upcoming album will be Now We Even. He released “The Oracle,” a diss track targeted at Cam’ron, in 2017 on his mixtape The Program.
Mase is presently the pastor of El Elyon International Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Mase wrote a book, Revelations: There’s a Light After the Lime which was published in 2010.
He has also made guest appearances in a few TV series such as “All That”, “All Of Us” as well as in the NetFlix film “Sandy Wexler”. Since August 2001, Mase has been married to Twyla G Styles and they have one kid together.
Infamous Feud Between Mase and Diddy
In the early 2000s, Mase and Diddy had a falling out. When licensing deals weren’t going his way the rapper quit his Bad Boy label. Up until the 2020 Grammy relations between the two remained friendly.
In his acceptance speech, Diddy, who received the Icon Award for his achievements in the business, criticized the Grammy Awards for undervaluing black artists. Mase posted on Instagram in a since-deleted post to rip his former label boss over the unjust treatment he endured while signed to Bad Boy, despite the fact that many artists found Diddy’s statements to be inspiring.
He claimed that he made Diddy an offer of $2 million in cash to buy back his publishing rights, which he had given to Diddy 24 years before for only $20,000. In 2022, he appears to have taken another shot at the mogul, releasing Oracle 2: The Liberation of Mason Betha targeting Diddy. He hasn’t named anyone, but his fans believe it’s Diddy.
As of 2022, Mase’s net worth is estimated to be more than $8 million. His debut album “Harlem World” was released in 1997 and made $4,300,000 from record sales and “Double Up” was released in 1999 and sold 107,000 copies in its first week earning $514,000.
He has made a fortune from his career as a rapper and tv personality, and he also owns a record label, RichFish Records. Mase returned to the music industry after a five-year break with his third album “Welcome Back” debuted at #4 on the charts and earned $525,000. Fivio Foreign reportedly disclosed on a podcast that he received a $5,000 advance for his contract with Mase’s RichFish label, which is likely worth $1 million.