How Method Man Went From Wu-Tang Clansman To World-Class Businessman
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How Method Man Went From Wu-Tang Clansman To World-Class Businessman

In 2021, Method Man made headlines when he announced that he was investing in two 21st century business opportunities: NFTs and cannabis.

In the first case, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper announced that he was joining forces with Flow Blockchain and Tunego to release non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of his proposed comic series called “Tical,” named after his legendary debut solo album.

“The exclusive collection will feature original characters, animations, artwork, apparel as well as unreleased music from the rapper that will all be for sale. Additionally, a 3D-enabled digital animation detailing the origin story behind ‘Tical World’ will be released in conjunction with New York artist Alex Smetsky,” we previously told you.

Then, Method Man announced that he was joining the cannabis industry with a Tical-branded line. This line was created in partnership with several minority cannabis entrepreneurs in Colorado. And when he’s not doing all that, the rapper-turned-actor is starring in films and television shows while building his production company called Six AM.

Despite these various businesses, the man born Clifford Smith Jr. seems to live a relatively modest life from the outside looking in. His wife and children are kept shielded from media scrutiny, he doesn’t flaunt flashy cars or flashy jewelry.

There’s certainly something to be said for being private in the age of social media. But we’re well aware that you probably have your fair share of burning questions about the clandestine Wu-Tang Clan rapper. What is his net worth? How many children does he have? Who is he dating, or married to?

We decided to take a look into some of those questions — and fortunately for you, we’ve got some answers. Let’s take a look at everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Method Man.

Editorial note: This piece was updated and revised for clarity on Jan. 5, 2022. The net worth is a speculative estimate drawn from various online sources.

What Is Method Man's Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Method Man has a 2021 net worth of $14 million.

Most of this net worth reportedly comes from his album sales. His 1994 solo album, “Tical,” debuted at No. 4 on the charts and went on to sell a million copies.

He’s also made a living as an actor, with roles in “Belly” and “How High,” as well as “Power Book II: Ghost.”

 

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Who Is Method Man?

Born Clifford Smith Jr. in Hempstead, Long Island, NY, Method Man spent his childhood between the confines of Long Island and the rugged Park Hill section of Clifton, Staten Island. An avid lacrosse player in his youth, Smith went on to join the Wu-Tang Clan.

When Wu-Tang Clan dropped “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” in 1993, Method Man’s good looks and smooth lyrical flow quickly made him the most visible member of the group (He was also, incidentally, the one to give the late ODB his moniker, claiming that there was “no father to [his] style,” hence his nickname).

Who Is Method Man Dating?

Method Man has been married to Tamika Smith for many years. For the most part, he keeps his personal life out of the media spotlight.

How Many Children Does Method Man Have?

According to Cheatsheet, Method Man has three children with his longtime wife, Tamika Smith. Their names are Sha, Cheyenne, and Rae Smith. His children tend to keep a low profile on social media. But his son goes by the name PWXER in his professional career; the father and son teamed up on a song called “New Generation,” which was released as part of the 2nd Generation Wu collective. According to HipHopDX, the 2nd Generation Wu collective is made up of the sons of various Wu-Tang Clan members.