DMX Biography

DMX is an American rapper, record producer and actor. DMX is his rapper name while legally he is known as Earl Simmons. DMX has managed to make seven studio albums in his long career and has produced some legendary songs and records. His best-selling work is the album “… And Then There was X” which was made in 1999. The titled song and his best hit is “Party Up (Up In Here).” His latest album was “Undisputed” in 2012 and after that it was reported that he has been working on a new album which has yet to appear. For his work in music he was nominated tree times for a Grammy and has also won the American Music Award twice in the category of favorite rap/hip-hop artist.

As most rappers of the 90s era, he too was involved in many movie projects. His movie career actually spans from 1998 all to way to present, as he still makes cameo or guest star appearances in some movies. The peak of his acting career and his highest popularity was during the 2000s when he stared in “Exit Wounds” (2001), “Never Die Alone” (2004) and two times alongside Jet Li in “Romeo Must Die” (2000) and “Cradle 2 the Grave” (2003). He also has a lot of work on television and even had his own TV reality show called “DMX: Soul of a Man.”


DMX’ birth name is Earl Simmons

DMX had a lot of legal issues in his life which has prompted him to end up in jail and be charged with felony more than once. His behaviors was credited due to his violent nature which was in tur caused by his troubled upbringing within a Jehovah’s Witness faith. Now DMX is expected to become a pastor and has found God. He is a devoted Christian and he is a transitional Deacon in a Christian Church. He is looking to turn his life around and rewrite all the wrongs in his life.

Net Worth and Salary

DMX may not have the attention and popularity which he had in the past. But being a popular rapper in the 90s and 2000s has earned him a very larger sum of money. Although the tried to file for bankruptcy in 2013, with child support obligation as his priority claim, he was denied. It is still estimated that DMX is worth 10 million dollars but his income and salary has lessen now compared to the life that he had during its peak. Still he seems to be happy with what he is doing right now and finding good seems to have saved him.

Partner and Family

DMX has a total of fifteen children to his name and is currently divorced from his wife with whom he has been married for eleven years. DMS first married in 1999 to Tashera Simmons and the marriage lasted until 2010 when Tashera decided to leave DMX stating that the reasons were many infidelities and affairs that he has had with other women during their marriage. It was confirmed that during his marriage he fathered at least two children, a son to Monique Wayne and another child to an anonymous woman. DNA tests confirmed that he was indeed the father to those children and he was order to pay 1.5 million dollars to Wayne. Currently he is dating his already long time girlfriend Desiree Lindstrom, and on August 16, 2016 they celebrated the birth of their first son, or DMX’s fifteenth, named Exodus Simmons.


DMX with his ex-wife Tashera Simmons and two sons


DMX was born as Earl Simmons in Mount Vernon, New York. The date of his birth is December 18, 1970 making him 46 years old at this time. He grew up in Yonkers, New York in a very strict family. His parents were Arnett Simmons and Joe Barker and they raised him in a Jehovah’s Witness faith. But his childhood was not at all a good one as there was much abuse and he was forced to stay in group homes and it also prompted many arrests in his life both when he was young and it also transitioned to when he became an adult. He changed his name to DMX, what people usually known him now, for his rapper pseudonym. It was first assumed that the name stuck because of the Oberheim DMX drum machine, which was a piece of equipment that he used for making his music, but later on he said that the name is shortened from Dark Man X.

Height and Weight

DMX has an upper average height in a way and is 5 feet and 11 inches tall, which makes him 180 cm. His weight is 172 lbs which is also calculated to about 78 kg.

Is DMX Gay?

I think none of us has ever considered DMX to be gay. The infamous rapper has always been linked with girls and has never done anything to implicate himself as being gay. He would probably not like anyone making this implications in the first place as well. But his fifteen children are probably the best example of his heterosexuality.


DMX and his girlfriend Desiree Lindstrom

Nationality and Ethnicity

DMX is born in America and has US citizenship and nationality while he belongs to the African American ethnic group.

Biography & Facts
Born: December 18 1970
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: African American
Religion: Jehovah’s Witness
Profession: Rapper – record producer – actor
Net Worth: $ 10 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5 feet and 11 inches or 180 cm
Weight: 172 lbs or 78 kg
Married to: No
Affair with: Monique Wayne
Children: 15
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Education: N/A

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