|Real Name/Full Name||Robert Fitzgerald Diggs|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||RZA|
|Birth Place:||Brownsville, New York|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||5 July 1969|
|Age/How Old:||53 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|Siblings:||Mitchell, Sophia and 9th Prince Diggs|
|School:||Curtis High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Eboni Mills (2000-2006)
Talani Rabb-Diggs (2009-present)
|Kids/Children Name:||Shaquasia, Melchizedek, Understanding, Eternity, Raindia, and Pranda Diggs|
|Profession:||Rapper, actor, filmmaker, record producer|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Rza is the professional name of an American rapper by the name of Robert Fitzgerald Diggs. The rapper who is the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan also has successful careers as a record producer, filmmaker, and actor. As a music producer, he has produced most albums for the Wu-Tang Clan and its members who have a solo careers. On his part, Rza also has released solo albums under Bobby Digital alter-ego.
Well, how well do you know about RZA? If not much, here is what we know about RZA to date.
Biography and Early Life
The rapper was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn on 5 July 1969. The names of his parents have not been revealed but we know he is one of the three sons of the couple, and he has one sister. On the origin of his name, his mother named him after the Kennedy brothers John and Robert Fitzgerald and was due to her great admiration to them.
From the age of three, he started spending summers with his uncle in North Carolina up to when he became seven. His uncle talked to him about the importance of education and encouraged to study and read. At the age of nine, he started competing in rap battles after he was introduced to hip hop. He relocated to Steubenville, Ohio to live with his mother when he was 20 years old. During that time, he could spend the weekend with his father in Pittsburgh.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is RZA in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, RZA’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 29th May 2023 having been born on 5 July 1969. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.
The education history of Rza is really short as he only attended Curtis High School only for a while. He did not go to college and rather opted to pursue a career in music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
There is valid information on the personal life of Rza with some sources saying that he is single and has no girlfriend. However, we have finally uncovered the truth which is that the rapper has been married twice in his life. His first marriage in 2000 was to Eboni Mill, and they have four children together.
They later divorced in 2006, and he started dating his current wife Talani-Rabb Diggs. They took their nuptial vows in 2009, and they are still together but do not share any kids. Also, Rza is a father to two more children whom he sired out of wedlock, although the identity of their mother has never been revealed.
In 1992, Rza was involved in drug dealing and petty crime, and he was charged with attempted murder. He faced an eight-year prison term if found guilty but fortunately, he was acquitted and set free. He has said that this gave him a second chance in life, and he promised himself to make something out of it.
Is RZA Gay?
Rza is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation. He has been married twice in his life, and he is a father to six children. This goes a long way to show that the rapper gets into romantic relationships with women and not men. There has never been any gossip about him being gay either.
Rza got in to music from an early age and in 1984 together with some of his friends they formed a rap group called Force of the Imperial Master. They later changed the name of the group and called it All in Together Now. In 1989, he was signed as a solo artist by Tommy Boy Records, only to be dropped shortly.
In 1992 together with five of his childhood friends and his two cousins they formed the group which they called the Wu-Tang Clan. The group released their first single Protect Ya Neck the same year in December. Their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was released in November 1993.
From the time the group was formed, Rza operated as their de facto leader. He also produced their songs. The group released their next album titled Wu-Tang Forever in 1997. After this Rza started to let other members of the clan produce some of their songs and also delegating some other duties to them.
The year 1999 saw the rapper shift his focus in filmmaking, his first project being a composition in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. The success of this movie brought him to the realisation that he can have a career as a filmmaker and that is how it all started. He was the director of the 2012 film The Man with the Iron Fist and he also starred in the film.
As an actor he appeared in films like Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Funny People, Due Date, Ghost Dog, Life is Hot in Crackdown and Gospel Hill among others. As a solo artist he has done a total of four albums.
So far the rapper has not won any award but he has been nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rap, Primetime Emmy Award, BAFTA Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. By the look of things it is just a matter of time before he scoops an award.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of RZA in ’2023’
The career of Rza in both the music and the film industry has enabled him to not only make a name for himself but also attain wealth. As of 2023, He has an impressive net worth of $20 million to show for his success. He has achieved what many people in this life only dream of.
Rza was almost jailed when he was in his early 20s and the experience changed his life. He completely changed his ways and finally made something out of himself. Today he has a successful career as a rapper, record producer, and filmmaker, all of which have come as the fruits of his hard work.