Who is Benzino? His Biography, Wife and Net Worth


Benzino is a renowned American rapper, television personality, urban media proprietor, and producer.

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ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 06: Benzino at “Hollywood Hearts” Atlanta Premiere at Regal Atlantic Station on October 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage)

Benzino Biography

Raymond Leon Scott, who is known by his stage name Ray Benzino, was born on July 18, 1965, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America. He is 56 years old as of 2022.


Benzino is an American by nationality. He is of Cape Verdean and Puerto Rican ethnicity. He was born to  Cape Verdean and his German mother Mary Scott as well as a Puerto Rican and African American father.

Benzino was raised alongside two sisters namely Anita Scott-Wilson and Maureen Scott. While Anita Scott-Wilson obtained a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from the Tuskegee Institute, his other sister Maureen works as a medical doctor.


Talking about his schooling life, Benzino graduated from Columbia University and specialized in Journalism. He has produced several records and co-owned the magazine The Source. He had assisted in creating The Source magazine while attending Harvard University in 1988.

Benzino was a founding member of rap groups the Almighty RSO and Made Men. Benzino’s fame skyrocketed after he made an appearance on the VH1’s reality television show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, in 2012.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Benzino attends “The Next 15” Atlanta screening at Suite Lounge on February 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

As a  Hip hop executive and performer, Benzino released his fourth album, The Antidote, in 2007. He released a single “The Bigger Picture” alongside its music video on YouTube. Among many other controversies, he had a highly publicized hip hop feud with Eminem in 2002.

Benzino Wife

Benzino is not a married man as of 2022. He has been in relationships with Lorena Cartagena, Misa Hylton-Brim, Karlie Redd, Foxy Brown, Lil’ Kim, LisaRaye McCoy and Melyssa Ford.

Benzino was engaged to Althea Heart (2014 – 2015). The two had a son together in November 2015 and had made an appearance on Season 6 of the television show Marriage Boot Camp. He is the father of Taj Collins and Zino, as well as a daughter named Coi Leray who is also a rapper.

Benzino Net Worth

Benzino has an overall net worth of approximately $10 million. He has earned this amount of wealth from his successful career in music production, live performances, record sales, and television appearances.

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