What Is Eminem Doing Now and What Is His Net Worth in 2020?

While some people are talking about the best and worst outfits from the Oscars, many of us are still shocked by Eminem’s performance. It seemed to come completely out of nowhere, but fit perfectly into the night’s lineup.

This public reemergence of the rapper has people wondering what he has been up to and if he is still one of the richest rappers in the world.

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Eminem’s Oscars performance

Eminem won an Oscar for “Lose Yourself” in 2003 but skipped the awards ceremony that year. Last night, after a segment looking back at the Best Original Song winners was shown, Eminem came out and surprised audiences by performing the song from the 8 Mile soundtrack.

The producers of the Oscars wanted to showcase the impact of music throughout the years, so they asked Eminem to come and perform.

“So we reached out [to Eminem] to see if that was something he might want to be involved in,” Oscars co-producer Lynette Howell Taylor told People. “He said yes.”

“We’ve been holding onto it for a while,” she continued. “It was nice that we surprised people — we don’t usually get to surprise anybody in this day and age!”

Eminem also documented the event on his Instagram.

“Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @theacademy,” he wrote under a clip of Barbra Streisand announcing his 2003 win. “Sorry it took me 18 years to get here.”

Eminem’s career

Marshall Mathers, or Eminem, started out as a member of New Jacks in 1988. But then, he came up with his Slim Shady persona and released Infinite in 1996. His first solo EP, Slim Shady EP, was released in 1997, which included his hit track, “My Name Is.”

The rapper’s career skyrocketed in the early 2000s when he released The Marshall Mathers LP which included hits like “The Real Slim Shady,” “The Way I am,” and “Stan.”

He went on to release The Eminem Show and Encore before his breakout performance in the movie 8 Mile.

What is Eminem doing now?

Though the early 2000s were Eminem’s hay day, the rapper has still been active since then. He released four albums in the past decade, Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Revival and most recently Kamikaze in 2018. In 2019, he began his Rapture tour.

What is Eminem’s net worth?

Eminem has become one of the most successful rappers in history, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide. He is also one of the richest rappers in the world. This year, his net worth rose to an estimated $210 million.

Eminem’s controversy

Before appearing on the Grammy’s, Eminem made headlines after releasing his new song “Unaccomodating” in which he raps from the perspective of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England. The song is included in the rapper’s 11th album, which is grimly titled Music to Be Murdered By.

The song sparked so much outrage that even Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester gave a statement.

“This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the families and all those affected,” Burnham said, according to the BBC .

Despite his insensitive lyrics, following the attack, Eminem did partner with the British Red Cross to raise more than $2 million for victims of the incident, according to the New York Times.