Net Worth, & Salary of American rapper Joell Ortiz

Joell Ortiz
Joell Ortiz

Joell Ortiz is an American rapper who is better known as Yaowa. He was the former member of the hip hop group “Slaughterhouse” which no longer exists today. He also signed to D.r Dre’s “Aftermath Entertainment” record label.

Joell Ortiz, An American Rapper

Joell Ortiz is one of the renowned rappers from the United States. He was also the member of the hip hop group “Slaughterhouse”  which does not exist anymore. Ortiz also featured in the Unsigned Hype column of The Source Magazine in March 2004.


Well, Joell Ortiz began his music career at an early age when he was just 18 years old. In 2007, he released his first album “The Brick: Bodega Chronicles” with the Koch Records. The album is a massive hit which eventually gave him recognition and fame in the music industry. Before the release of his first album, Ortiz was already signed to the record label Aftermath Entertainment. In his album, many famous rappers made their appearances such as Big Daddy Kane, Styles P, Big Noyd, Akon, Immortal Technique, Grafh, and Ras Kass.

Joell Ortiz
Caption: Rapper Joell Ortiz alongside his group members Crooked I, Roye Da 5’9 and Joe Burden from Slaughterhouse. (Source: Zimbio)

However, on 15th April 2008, Ortiz dropped his deal with the Aftermath Entertainment after a dispute arose with record the producer Jimmy Lovine. Next, after parting his ways from Aftermath, Joell signed with Michael Koch’s Koch Records in 2007. He released the hit album The Brick Bodega Chronicles in a corporation with the Koch Records. The album featured other talented rappers such as Showbiz, Street Radio, and The Alchemist.

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In the year 2008, Joell joined the E1 Entertainment with who he released numerous songs in early 2009. They released their self-titled album through E1 on August 11, 2009. However, Ortiz started to have a problem with E1 and he eventually left the label in 2011. Currently, Joell is signed to Eminem’s Shady Entertainment since January 2011. Likewise, Joell has also collaborated with Apollo Brown who is a renowned record producer.


So far, Ortiz had signed to several label records such as Aftermath Records, E1 Entertainment, Rawkus Records, Penalty Recordings and currently, he has signed to Shady Records.

Some of his hit songs include “Slaughterhouse” from the album Halfway House in 2008, “Hip Hop”, “Call Me”, “Sing Like Bilal” from the album Free agent in 2011. The songs like “Battle Cry”, “Block Royal”, and  “Brooklyn Bullshit” from the album The Brick: Bodega Chronicles in 2007 and many more.

Net Worth: $3Million

The American rapper has a net worth of around $3 million dollars as of 2019. He earned much of his net worth as a member of the group “Slaughterhouse”. His major source of income is from his professional career as a rapper.

Besides this, he also earns a good sum of amount from various stage performances.


Joell Ortiz was born as Joell Christopher Ortiz on 6th July 1980 in Brooklyn, New York, in the U.S. As of 2019, the rapper is 39 years old while he was born under the birth sign of Cancer. His parents are from Puerto Rico but they moved to the U.S to seek good fortune for their family. His mother’s name is Michele Ortiz while his father’s identity remains unknown. However, Ortiz spent his entire childhood and grew up in East Williamsburg.

Joell Ortiz, Rapper
Caption: Joell Ortiz, Rapper (Photo: Instagram)

The rapper holds American citizenship while his ethnicity is Puerto Rican. Talking about his educational background, he is a graduate from a High School but there is no information about which school or college he attended.

Facts About Joell Ortiz

  • Ortiz’s real name is Joell Christopher Ortiz and his nickname is Yaowa.
  • As of now, the rapper is signed to” Shady Records”.
  • He also won the XXL magazine’s Chairman Choice.
  • He has a decent height of 6 feet 4 inches with a matching body. But there is no information about his other body measurements.
  • He has got black hair and black color eyes.
  • Ortiz has never revealed his relationship status to the media. He might be possibly single at the moment.
  • He has also never been a part of any kind of rumors or controversies related to his personal life.
  • Talking about his social networking sites, Ortiz is quite active on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook as well.
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