Paull Gideon Manry Slayton, also known as Paul Wall, is an American rapper and an actor whose net worth is estimated around twelve million dollars.
He was born on March 11, 1981 in Southlea, Houston in Texas.
His real biological father left the family, which is basically his mother and his sister, when he was only five years old. Paul felt personally attacked by this because he felt as if he was never good enough, but today he claims that it’s better that his father left before he became violent.
It was a very difficult period for them and Paul always emphasizes that he will be a better father for his children, especially since his father was addicted to heroin.
First his mother took care of him and his sister, but she had to work very hard to give them proper education and pay bills, so they would oftenly spend time alone.
He was later raised by his stepfather which he got along with, but his favorite place to stay at was in Austin. He has a very good grandmother who lives there and who he loves very much, so both Paul and his sister visited her a lot during their childhood.
He went to Jersey Village High School after which he enrolled the University of Houston where he studied mass communications.
Paul and his partner Chamillionaire started their career when they succeeded in convincing Watts (an owner of Swishahouse – a known rap label house) to collaborate with them on their mixtapes.
In 1999 the first mixtape was released and their freestyle was getting more and moe popular among the public. They were just getting started, but they had big plans for the future.
They started their own group: The Color Changin’ Click. After a while, Paul ended his partnership with Chamillionaire which whom he started off his career didn’t get along with so well later in their career’s.
In 2004, he released his first studio album named „Chick Magnet“, containing collaborations with Mike Jones, Slim Thug and many more. This gave his a big boost in his career because he was able to get fans from different fanbases.
In 2005 he released „The Peoples Champ“ and that triggered the start of his solo career.
In 2007 he released his new studio album „Get Money, Stay True“ featured by Snoop Dogg, Juelz Santana and other prominent rappers. The album became so popular that Paul got to number 8 on Billboard’s Hot List.
After two years, he released a new album „The Fast Life“ and gained even more fame now that he was widely recognized.
In 2010 he had become a president of the Texas branch of “National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences”. It is an association which is responsible for giving out the famous Grammy award. This made Paul very respected and he says that this is one of the things he is especially proud about.
In 2012 he made a mixtape „No Sleep Til Houston“.
In 2014 and 2015 he has put out singles like „The Po-Up Poet“ and an album „Slab God“.
Last year he released his 9th LP: „The Houston Oiler“ in which he collaborated with his old friend Chamillionare and Slim Thug. He says that he had worked on his relationship with his friend Chamillioner who he never forgot.
During his rapping career he has made several appearances in movies and series. Beside an episode of CSI, he appeared in a William Butler’s horror film from 2007 called “Furnace”. Three years in a row he was given small roles in three movies. He turned out to be a good actor and he says he would love to act more.
He was nominated for Best Rap Performance Grammy Award in 2007, but sadly he wasn’t the winner.
His wife’s name is Crystal Wall and they have two children together.
She is also a music artist, a known R&B singer. Paul oftenly claims that their common love is not only their marital love, but also the love for music.
They met in college and got married on October 22, 2005 to seal their love.
Crystal is a huge fan of country music so he even made a remake of Dolly Parton’s song called “Jolene” but in this case it is renamed in “Codeine”. Paul loves all kinds of genres and doesn’t discriminate any of them.
His son’s name is William Patrick Slayton and he was born in 2006, and his daughter’s name is Noelle. They had her two years later.
His weight gain was also encouraged by taking codeine which made him lazy and fatter. Codeine is an opiate used to solve various medical issues such as excessive pain, but Paul got stuck using it after one medical treatment he had.
He lost 130 pounds after a surgery in 2010 (gastric sleeve surgery) and his wife lost 70 by engaging in Zumba classes and because even after liposuction she hasn’t been satisfied with her looks.
They lead a much healthier lifestyle now, trying to teach their children that eating right and exercising is the right way to go.
Crystal became a Zumba instructor.
Before losing weight Paul was fighting depression and had an extremely high blood pressure. He didn’t want to risk his life because of his addiction so he decided to fix his medical issues.
Today they both promote healthy lifestyle and work out daily.
They even shared their fight with weight over a website called FeelRich.com where they both emotionally opened up about the impact their weight has made on their lives.
Paul has a big tattoo on his chest, made on his this year’s birthday which says: “Be someone”. Paul says that this message gives him inspiration every time he sees it sprayed on the clowntown Houston bridge, so he decided to mark himself with it.
Full name: Paul Michael Slayton
Nick name: Paul Wall
Date of birth: March 11, 1981
Birth place: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation: musician, rapper
Education: Jersey Village High School, the University of Houston
Awards: The Ozone award for Taste Maker and two Ozone awards for Best Rap/R&B Collaboration
Personal Life and Family
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
Brother name: NA
Sister name: NA
Marital status: married
Wife: Crystal Wall
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: William, Noelle
Pet own: a dog named Champ
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 183 cm
Hair Color: black
Eye color: blue
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: gold teeth
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $12.5 million
Interesting Facts about Paul Wall
He starred in one episode of CSI in collaboration with a singer Christina Milian.
He also starred in the movie named “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”.
Once he hit his fan with a microphone so you can say he has a temper, but he apologized later and says that without his fans he wouldn’t be where he is now.
He designed his own watch collection and has his own business on grillz laced with diamonds, so you could say he is also a businessman and that music isn’t his only money source.
His styles of rapping are: Dirty South, Hardcore and Gangsta Rap, but he also likes to experiment every once in a while. He gains inspiration mostly from older rappers.
He was caught in a drug raid with his fellow rapper Bobby Bash. Paul and five other men were accused that they organized a weed party in order to sell marijuana and THC. Paul never talked about this incident nor did he confirm that he was involved into consuming too.
The indicment has been dropped but he was warned to sustain from alcohol and any drugs and he agreed that he would be under police survailance. This was a hard thing for the police to do, because Paul travels a lot and is on tours quite oftenly.
Paul Wall is a famous American cucasian rapper known for his southern rap style. He is one of the rare married rappers who has a happy marriage and is not included in gossip or fueds with other rappers.
His networth is very high $12 million and since he invests his money in his grillz business, the net worth is getting bigger every day.