MC Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, is an American rapper, dancer and entrepreneur. He was born on March 30, 1962 in Oakland, California. MC Hammer met his wife Stephanie at a church revival meeting and the couple married on December 21, 1985. The couple reside in a large ranch-style home located on a two-acre corner lot in Tracy, California. Of their children, three are boys (Bobby, Jeremiah and Sammy) and two are girls (Sarah and A’keiba).
MC Hammer is widely recognized as the first mainstream rapper, and his music was featured in a variety of popular television shows, films and commercials. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the late 1990s with hits such as “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit”. In addition to his music career, MC Hammer was well known for his exuberant dancing techniques which he performed in music videos and in stage performances. MC Hammer’s top earning year was in 1991 when he earned more than $33 million. Despite his extraordinary success and income, MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy in 1996 due to his excessive spending on his residence, airplanes, luxury sports cars and a huge touring entourage.
MC Hammer continues to be involved with the media and give interviews. He is now an ordained preacher and has been a TV show host and judge of dance competitions. MC Hammer was involved in the creation of Dance Jam, a website which started in 2008. He is also currently CEO of his own record label and working on a new tech start-up company. MC Hammer’s current net worth is estimated to be at $1.5 million.
How much is MC Hammer’s Net Worth? $1.5 Million!
MC Hammer (whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell) is an American celebrity who is best known for his hit rap songs from the early 1990’s. Besides making music, he is also known for being a preacher and holding other various jobs in the entertainment industry. He was born on March 30, 1962 in Oakland, California. His family was poor and struggled to provide for their large family of nine children. Hammer married Stephanie Fuller in 1985 and they have since had three sons (Jeremiah, Stanley & Samuel) and two daughters (Sarah & A’Keiba).
MC Hammer started to have mainstream success in the late 1980’s by blending together elements of pop and rap music. His most successful songs came in the early 90’s with “U Can’t Touch This” being his biggest hit. He was the first rap artist to ever achieve Diamond Status with his 1990 album “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em”. Hammer’s peak earning year came in 1991, with an income of over 33 million dollars.
As of now, MC Hammer’s net worth is estimated at about 1.5 million. However, he has been plagued with financial problems and lost much of his wealth when he filed for bankruptcy in 1996. Hammer also owes a great deal of money (around $800,000 as of 2013) to the IRS for unpaid back taxes and penalties. Until those taxes are paid, every dollar Hammer earns goes to the IRS to pay those debts.
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