|Real Name/Full Name||Richard Donnell Ross|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Freeway Rick Ross|
|Birth Place:||Troup, Texas|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||26 January 1960|
|Age/How Old:||62 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Sonny Ross
Mother – Annie Ross
|School:||Susan Miller Dorsey High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Mychosia Nightingale|
|Kids/Children Name:||Bricen and Jordan Ross|
|Profession:||Author, convicted drug trafficker|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2023|
In the early 1980s, Freeway Rick Ross was a drug lord who gave authorities sleepless nights through his drug empire which was worth billions. He started trafficking drugs in Los Angeles before spreading like a bush fire to other South American countries. His activities were facilitated by corrupt policemen who made his arrest very difficult by protecting him. He was incarcerated in 1996 for life, but his sentence was reduced to 20 years. After getting out of prison, he became an author.
Well, how well do you know about “Freeway” Rick Ross? If not much, here is what we know about “Freeway” Rick Ross to date.
Biography and Early Life
He was born Ricky Donnell Ross in Troup, Texas on 26 January 1960. He is one of the two sons of Sonny Ross and Annie Mae Ross. His other sibling is a brother by the name of David Ross. When he was three years old, his family relocated to Los Angeles, California. This later became the hub for his drug trafficking.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is “Freeway” Rick Ross in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, “Freeway” Rick Ross’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 22nd January 2023 having been born on 26 January 1960. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 74kg in Kilograms.
After his family relocated to Los Angeles, Rick enrolled at Susan Miller Dorsey High School. At the school, he was a member of the tennis team but unfortunately, he did not get a college scholarship because he was illiterate.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Despite being a drug lord, Rick still found love in the arms of Mychosia Nightingale, and together they have been blessed with two children, Jordan and Bricen Ross. In June 2010, Ross filed a case against rapper Rick Ross for apparently using his name. After a court battle that lasted for over three years, the court ruled in favor of the rapper, and he was allowed to keep the name.
Is Freeway Rick Ross Gay?
Even after spending several years in jail, Ross’s sexuality never changed. He has always been straight and has never been associated with gay activities. He is also married to Mychosia and together they have two children. Their union seems to be solid as a rock and there are no rumors of breakup or divorce.
After the frustration of not getting a college scholarship due to his illiteracy, Ross began spending most of his time with a college teacher who turned out to be a cocaine dealer. He started giving him a small amount of cocaine to sell and with the profit he got, Ross bought more cocaine. With time, Ross started demanding more than the teacher could procure prompting him to find a new dealer.
With time, Ross’s drug dealing business flourished and he dealt with names like Ivan Arguellas, Henry Corrales, and Danilo Blandon. The latter who was from Nicaragua and his supplier Norwin Meneses were the ones who made it possible for Ross to buy cocaine from Nicaragua at a reduced rate.
By now he had built a strong market where he was distributing to Crips and Bloods street gangs. It was during this time that he was making about $3 million a day out of cocaine sale. Some of the states that he supplied drugs included Texas, Indiana, South Carolina, Seattle, Ohio, and Kansas City among many others. To hide his activities from his mother, he invested his money in businesses and houses.
The expansion of his empire as a drug lord was facilitated by some lawmakers who were on his side. He also had possession of police scanners as well as voice scramblers and this made it easy for him to evade the police. During this time, he was said to be worth over a billion from his drug business which had now spread into other South American countries in 42 cities.
He was arrested and sentenced to a life imprisonment in 1996. This was later reduced to 20 years by a federal court of appeal, and he was released on 29 September 2009. In 2014, he released the book titled Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography.
Rick’s memoir Freeway Rick Ross: Untold Autobiography was nominated for the IndiaFab Best Book of the Year Award in 2014. This was in the category of true crime. In 2015 the book was named INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Freeway Rick Ross in ’2023’
As of 2023, Ross has a net worth of $1 million, all of which has come from the sales of his book. This can be termed as just a drop in the ocean compared to what he was worth at the time of his imprisonment. He was said to have been worth over $300 million.
The life that Ross currently has been a clear reflection that crime does not pay. He got into drug trafficking when he was a teenager and finally the big arm of the law caught up with him. Although he changed his life after getting out of prison, we hope it was for good, and he will never get back to his old ways again, ever.