Tupac Shakur Net Worth When He Died: Tupac Amaru Shakur also know by his stage name 2pac and Makaveli was an American actor and rapper. We just passed his 23rd anniversary of death. It seemed like the rap mogul was on top of the world before being shot and killed. However, a look into his financial situation shows things were a lot more complicated.
He died on the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur was in Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate his business partner Tracy Danielle Robinson’s birthday and attended the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson boxing match with Suge Knight at the MGM Grand.
Tupac Shakur Net Worth Before He Died
At the time of his death, Tupac had very few assets. $105,000 in a account, two cars and a 5 figure life insurance policy in his half sister’s name. Despite selling 60 million records and scoring several hits, he was actually in severe debt at the time of his death, owing an estimated $4.9 million.
That debt stems from both the rapper’s lavish lifestyle and a three-page, handwritten contract from Marion “Suge” Knight that 2Pac signed while in prison in 1995. The contract essentially stated Shakur would produce three albums for Death Row in exchange for being bailed out of prison.
Just a year before his death, Death Row records had advanced Shakur money for a number of purchases. The company gave him $2 million for recording and music video costs. Per Death Row, the record company has to get that money back before the rapper can make a profit according to celebrity Net Worth.
Tupac was gunned down in a drive-by shooting at a Las Vegas intersection on Sept. 7, 1996. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died six days later. Over the years there have been as many questions about his life as there are conspiracy theories about his death. Here we’re answering a few of those including how much he was worth at the time of his death, plus if he was married and had any children.
Was he married and did he have any kids?
The hip-hop artist did not have any children but what many people don’t know is that he was married once.
Tupac and Keisha Morris met at a nightclub in New York City in 1994.
“We were dancing, and we spoke briefly. He was going through something legally at the time, and I told him to just be careful of the people he’s around and that I hope everything works out,” Morris told XXL magazine in 2011. “I saw him a month later at the Tunnel [another nightclub], and he remembered the whole conversation … He gave me his number, and I gave him my house number. We started talking from that day on.”
Tupac ended up going to prison when they were together so he and Morris got married while he was incarcerated on April 29, 1995. He was released in October of that same year and five months later their marriage was annulled. Morris said after Pac got out she felt as though she wasn’t really “needed anymore,” however, the two continued to speak regularly up until his death.
Today, Morris has two children. She graduated from John Jay College with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and has worked to bring awareness to and address some of the race and inequality issues her ex-husband used to rap about.
We’ve seen countless stories about celebrities losing money after handing it over to people that don’t have their best interests in mind. In 2Pac’s case, it appeared he never even had the money in the first place.