William Ray Norwood Jr. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California , he is the younger brother of recording artist and actress Brandy Norwood and the first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg. His older sister Brandy is an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist. Early in his life, he moved with his family from McComb, Mississippi to Los Angeles , California , and in started appearing in television commercials for different companies. In , at the age of eight, Norwood began auditioning for and appearing in television commercials; he played the foster son in The Sinbad Show , from to This period in Norwood's life would shape his acting career. According to Bradley Torreano of AllMusic , "his easygoing image and boyish looks appealed to the producers of Brandy's television show, Moesha , giving him a role on the UPN series as Dorian "D-Money", a role he played from until the show ended in He signed to Elektra Records in and he began to record his debut album Everything You Want the same year. The second single peaked at number 54 on the U. In , he was dropped from the label.
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He has been collecting his wealth since the age of 8 through his work on projects pertaining to music, television, and personal business ventures. A large amount of this revenue comes from his notorious sex tape with Kim Kardashian that was filmed and leaked in Ray J has attained various streams of income throughout his career. These include producing, music, television appearances, royalties, and business endeavors. Ray J has worked behind the scenes during his career as well, serving as an executive producer on television series such including Knockout, Driven to Love, and A. Expressing great interest in technology, Ray J put his revenue towards the birth of two companies: Raytroniks Inc. He gains revenue through the distribution of electronics including headphones, electric bikes, and smartwatches. Regarding cars, Ray J has an extensive collection. A seasoned singer, actor, reality tv star, and producer, Ray J has dabbled in several sectors of the entertainment industry. He has also branched out to become a businessman, owning two electronic companies.
Brandy and Ray J have led controversial personal lives
Brandy Norwood and her younger brother, Ray J are a close-knit set of siblings. Which sibling is worth more in ? The Mississippi-born natives raised in California , have a former gospel-singing, choir-director father. Rapper Snoop Dogg is a first cousin to the celebrity duo.
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