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Bow Wow Net Worth – Income, Age, Career, Height & More

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Bow Wow, also known as Shad Gregory Moss, has made a name for himself in the music and entertainment world. He’s from Ohio and always loved music ever since he was a kid.

A famous rapper, Snoop Dogg in the late 1990s, discovered Bow Wow and later introduced him to record producer Jermaine Dupri to sign his first label “So So Def Recordings” to get him started in music.

According to Forbes, Bow Wow’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million. He earned it through his music, acting gigs, hosting shows, and his other ventures.

Real nameShad Gregory Moss
ProfessionRapper, Songwriter, Actor
CountryColumbus, Ohio
Yearly Income$2,00,000
Last Updated2024
Net Worth$3 million

Bow Wow’s Early Life

Shad Gregory Moss aka Bow Wow was born on March 09, 1987. He studied 5th and 6th grade at Hannah J. Ashton Middle School, while he completed his 7th grade at Reynoldsburg High School.

Bow Wow is the son of Teresa Rena Caldwell (nee Jones) and Alfonso Preston Moss. At the age of 3, Lil’ Bow Wow became interested in Rap and further after when he was six years old, Bow Wow started rapping leisurely under the moniker “Kid Gangsta”.

Bow Wow found success in music very early, He was recognized by Snoop Dogg when he was just six years old. 

Bow Wow Career

Bow Wow started as a child rapper and grew into an all-round entertainer. At the age of six when was rapping under the moniker “Kid Gangsta”, at a concert Snoop Dogg discovered his potential and gave him the name “Lil’ Bow Wow”.

In 1993, Snoop Dogg featured Bow Wow in his album “Doggystyle”, Bow Wow also got a chance to feature in Snoop Dogg’s music video “Gin and Juice”, which got him a kick start in his musical journey.

Bow Wow has a supporting role in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera, which was released in 2001, He also appeared in an episode titled “No Free Samples” of The WB’s sitcom “The Steve Harvey Show” back in 2001.  


When Bow Wow was just 13, he met the music producer Jermaine Dupri, together they created two hit albums “Beware of Dog” and “Doggy Bag” under the record So So Def and Columbia Records. Bow’s energetic rap and youthful appeal, combined with Dupri’s expertise in creating popular beats, turned Bow Wow into a fan favorite.

Bow Wow’s breakthrough was indeed his first album “Beware of Dog”. People loved songs like “Bounce with Me” and “Bow Wow (That’s My Name).”And sold about 2 million copies.

Bow Wow won the BET Award for Viewer’s Choice in 2001 and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Artist in 2006 for his music. Bow Wow made history by becoming the youngest rapper ever to have a #1 hit with his song “Bounce with Me” in 2000.

This achievement booked him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is also known for his acting, films in which he appeared are “Carmen: A Hip Hopera” (2001), “Like Mike” (2002), “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006), “Hurricane Season”(2009), “Scary Movie 5” (2013), and “F9” (2021). 

Bow Wow Biography

NicknameBow Wow, Lil’ Bow Wow
Age36 years
Birth PlaceReynoldsburg, Ohio, U.S
Height 5’ 7’’ (170 cm)
Weight 136.5 lb (62 kg)
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlack
FatherAlfonso Preston Moss
MotherTeresa Rena Caldwell
Sister Erica Caldwell, and Jasarah Caldwell (step-sisters)
Marital StatusSingle

Bow Wow’s father, Alfonso Preston Moss, left his family when Bow Wow was young, so he was raised by his mom, Teresa Rena Caldwell, and stepfather, Rodney Caldwell. In 2012, Alfonso tried to reconnect with Bow Wow through a letter he shared online, asking Bow Wow to stop talking badly about him.

He even turned down a reality show offer out of respect for Bow Wow. Then in 2018, they met on “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” to make amends. Alfonso admitted he wasn’t a good dad, and Bow Wow forgave him, though they’re not super close. They talk sometimes on the phone.

Teresa Rena Caldwell, Bow Wow’s mom, is his manager and the author of “I Once Was Her.”. She’s also been on “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” with Bow Wow. Bow Wow has two step-sisters named Erica Caldwell and Jasarah Caldwell; they are not close to Bow Wow.

Bow Wow has two children, a daughter, Shai Moss, and a son, Stone Moss. Shai Moss was born on April 27, 2011, to Joie Chavis. Shai Moss is very active on Instagram and TikTok. While Stone Moss was born in September 2002 to Olivia Sky, Stone Moss is the spitting image of his father, Bow Wow.

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Other Ventures

Other than music, Bow Wow is known for his acting, He made cameos in “All About The Benjamins” and “Carmen: A Hip Hopera”. He also appeared in the film “Like Mike,” which was released on July 3, 2002.

After the success of “Like Mike,”  he starred in several Hollywood films, including “Roll Bounce,”  “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” and “Johnson Family Vacation.”. He’s also a media personality; he hosted BET’s 106 & Park and R&B Friday Nights, which were seen in over 85 million homes in the U.S., Canada, Japan, the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, and Germany.

He also appeared as a guest on multiple TV shows. Bow Wow also ventures into the fashion industry, as he has a clothing line called ‘Shago’, which shows his creativity and influence reaching beyond just the music scene. Besides music, he also invests in real estate.


When it comes to Bow Wow’s relationships, he dated almost 10 women in his 36 years of life, which makes him prominent in the media industry. He has been linked to several high-profile relationships. Bow Wow dated Ciara in 2004, who is also a singer and songwriter.

During their relationship, they collaborated on “Like You,” a track from Bow’s fourth album, and “Wanted.” However, they broke up in 2006. He dated Joie Chavis, an American model and businesswoman.

Bow and Joie dated on and off from 2010 to 2016, and it can also be said that it was the longest relationship Bow Wow ever had. They also have a daughter together named “Shai Moss.”. Bow Wow’s most well-known relationship was with reality TV star Erica Mena.

They began dating in 2014 and got engaged shortly. However, they eventually called off their engagement in 2015. He also dated Olivia Sky; she is an Instagram model and the mother of Bow Wow’s son, Stone Moss. Bow Wow announced their relationship after Stone Moss was born.

Bow Wow and Keyshia Cole dated at the beginning of 2016, and after three months, they broke up. According to Bow Wow, Keyshia egged his friend’s car, and he also claims that he has a videotape showing Keyshia Cole in the act.

Bow Wow’s Net Worth

As of 2024, Bow Wow’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. He earned his wealth throughout his career in music, acting, hosting, and multiple business ventures. He owns some property in Ohio and New York.

He also has a few more assets, which are not well-known yet. Other than that, he has good taste in cars. Bow Wow, he owns plenty of cars. His first car was a Nissan 350z, and currently, he owns a Range Rover, a Mercedes, and a Toyota.

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