Proof Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Real Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On April 19th, 2022

Popular American Rapper, singer, and Musician better known by the family name ‘Deshaun Dupree Holton’ was born in a known city named ‘Michigan’ on October 2, 1973. He was a close friend of famous rapper ‘Eminem’ who lived in his neighborhood and became the stimulus for Proof to start rapping as his career. Eminem and Proof often used to do the concerts together, and from those, Proof Rapper gathered more experience.

Proof's Net Worth

As of 2024, Proof's net worth is estimated to be $6 million.

Net Worth$6 million
Given NameDeshaun Dupree Holton
Famous NameProof
Source(s) of FameRapper, Musician, Singer
Date of BirthOctober 2, 1973
Place of BirthMichigan, United States
Age At Death32
Date of DeathApril 11, 2006
Cause of DeathShot in the head
RelationshipsMarried, Sharonda Holton,

Early Life

Deshaun Dupree Holton rose as a single parent. His father, ‘McKinley Jackson’ was a famous music producer who died just before proof rapper’s birth. So, his mother ‘Sharallene’ pampered him and supported him well to pursue his career. And his close friend ‘Eminem’ accompanied him well throughout his journey of acting, singing, and rapping.

Career Highlights

The official delighted start of his career came up in 1994. Just a year later, he formed a music group named ‘D12 The Dirty Dozen’ collaborating with his friends ‘Eminem’ ‘Bizarre’ ‘Mr. Porter’ and a close high school friend ‘Eye-Kyu’. Soon, Proof Rapper joined hands with two of his friends, ‘B-Flat’ and ‘Dirty Ratt’, which designed the first lineup of Proof’s Supergroup D12.

A few accomplishments with the group came up as ‘The Source’s Unsigned Hype’ column in 1999 and winning Blaze Battle in 1998. The very first appearance of the Proof Rapper in a video named ‘Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. In 2000, Proof Rapper traveled with ‘Eminem’ ‘Dr. Dre’ ‘Ice Cube’ and ‘Snoop Dogg’ in ‘Up in Smoke Tour’ and performed as ‘Hype man’ for Eminem. A year later, he released an album named ‘Devil’s Night’ D12 on ‘Interscope Records’. Later, Proof released a six-song EP for a film and starred in a Cameo role.

The list of solo albums released by the young man includes ‘Anywhere EP’ in 1996, ‘Electric Kool-Aid Acid Testing EP’ in 2002, ‘I Miss the Hip Hop Shop’ in 2004, and ‘Searching for Jerry Garcia’ in 2005. List of Discography with D12 include; ‘The underground EP’ in 1997, ‘Devil’s Night’ in 2001, and ‘D12 World’ in 2004. Two successful film credits of the Proof Rapper include; ‘8 Mile’ in 2002, where he portrayed ‘Lil Tic’ and ‘The Longest Yard’ in 2005, where he acted as ‘Basketball Convict’.

There are a number of successful videography projects of the known singer too. Some of the most famous ones are, The Real Slim Shady, Shit on You’, Purple Hills’, ‘Fight Music, Rap Name, Nightmares’, My Band’, How Come’, Mockingbird, and ‘Ass Like That, etc.

Personal Life

Proof Rapper married Sharonda Holton and gave birth to 3 kids. Unfortunately, he could not stay longer with his family and left the world on April 11, 2006, leaving his family alone.


There is an extremely intense and sad death story of Proof Rapper. On April 11, 2006, while Proof was performing at the CCC Club in Michigan playing pool with Kieth Bender, he got into a fight with some other customers of the CCC club. During that fight, a customer named ‘Bouncer Mario Etheridge’ pulled out the gun and shot Proof Rapper 4 times, which hit his stomach and head area. The rapper died immediately. His friend brought him to the hospital, where he was announced dead on arrival.

Social Media

The social media records of the Proof Rapper are not significant. He was not active on any of the social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. However, some sources have declared that the major part of his income was mainly composed of his rapping, acting, and singing projects. Sources are trying to reveal more about his life facts.


The legendary singer and song creator ‘Proof Rapper’ made his worth in all fields, whether acting, singing, song creation, or videography. All the successful credits made him worthy enough to enjoy a net worth of $6 million during his active career.

Proof has sometimes been associated with other Musicians such as Adam Granduciel, Snow, Bob Lido, Damion Hall, Cecile Breccia, Susan Oliver, Ed Sanders or Eddy Atlantis, Johnny Kovacs or Jon K, and Alan Slim.