Quick Facts

  • Full NameJoseph Antonio Cartagena
  • Birth NameJoseph Antonio
  • GenderMale
  • Date of BirthAugu /st / 1
  • Birth CountryUSA
  • Star SignLeo
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • Sexual OrientationStraight
  • ProfessionRapper
  • Net Worth$4 million
  • Height6 feet
  • Eye ColorBrown
  • RelationshipLorena Cartagena
  • Marital StatusDivorce
  • ChildrenRyan, Azariah, Joey
  • FatherErnesto Delgado
  • MotherMarie Cartagena
  • TV ShowShe's Gotta Have It
  • MoviesNew York Undercover, The Cookout 2
  • SiblingsAndre
  • SchoolMorrisania School
  • Award Nomination4 grammy, VMA, Soul Train, Teen Choice
  • Instagram Link
  • Twitter Link
  • Facebook Link
  • Wikipedia Link
  • Youtube Link
  • IMDBhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0196117/

Well known rapper Joseph Antonio Cartagena or famously known as Fat Joe. Born on August 19, 1970, in Bronx, New York, Joe has earned a lot of fame. Recently, his fame hit the roof as he worked with the “Rap God” or Eminem.

Alongside such big celebrities, Joe has recorded albums and produced them, earning him a lot of fame. Also, he has been in the top 10 coaches in Harlem. Recently his big feat was to cross 100 million streams on YouTube and Spotify together.

How much is Fat Joe’s Net Worth?

The rapper has earned an estimated Net Worth of $4 million. He has established himself in the career among the goats; Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Mary J Blige. It is one of the biggest achievements for any rapper to work with them.

Joe's Twitter post pinned retweeted from the famous Marshall Mathers aka Eminem
Joe’s Twitter post pinned retweeted from the famous Marshall Mathers aka Eminem
Source: Twitter

Fat Joe admitted he was a bully in his early school life to provide for the family. Cartagena was not from a wealthy family, which lead him to the path. His first solo album (Flow Joe) hit a top spot in the Rap Chart. It was a massive success and gained him enough popularity along with confidence.

Besides his solo career, he has also collaborated with other big-time rappers, including Diddy, Nas, Dr. Dre, Ja Rule, Ludacris, Eminem, and many more. He had his own group, “Terror Squad,” where he promoted many artists, including; Big Pun, Prospect, Cuban Link, and many more.

The dissing of 50 cent

In 2005, another famous rapper, 50 cents, dissed Fat Joe for working with Remy Ma. The diss track included other rappers, including MGK, Eminem, and Remy Ma. The dissing went far, and Joe started criticizing 50 in award shows and many more.

Joe Dissing 50-Cent in his live show, which later got deleted
Joe Dissing 50-Cent in his live show, which later got deleted
Source: YouTube

While dissing 50 Cent in an Award show, 50 climbed onto the stage, and the show had a commercial break all of a sudden. It went on for over two years, but things seem to be calm now. Seeing how recently Joe worked with Eminem shows the two have cleared things up as Eminem and 50 Cents are close friends.

Is Fat Joe Married?

No, Joe was married happily to his wife, Lorena Cartagena. The couple lived a happy life alongside their three children, Ryan, Joey, and Azaniah. However, the relation ended up in 2012.

Lorena with her husband before the divorce.
Lorena with her husband before the divorce.
Source: Pinterest

Controversies of Fat Joe

Joe has been in many legal cases. On September 8, 1998, Big Pun and Fat Joe were arrested for hitting a man with a bat and stealing his gold chain.

Cartagena was also in a suit for fighting in a public place (Times Square). It was considered a bar fight, and the lawsuit was dropped.

Joe had to stand witness for his bodyguard for shooting a 16-year-old at a night club. He only claimed he heard the shot and people fleeing but nothing more.

Fat Joe and two peoples, Lessli Paz and Joey Navarro were sitting outside of a cafe. Joe was in custody when a homicide showed up, shooting the two, except Joe. He was a witness for the crime.

Antonio has also been charged for not paying tax of over $3 million income with all these controversies. He was sentenced to four months in prison for the misconduct.

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