Ne-Yo Net Worth, Age, Wiki, Bio, Height, Family, Relationships


Ne-Yo is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and dancer known for his smooth R&B vocals and pop-oriented songwriting. He has written chart-topping hits for artists like Rihanna and Beyonce, while also releasing several successful albums of his own.

Ne Yo traveling to Disney Parks


Full NameShaffer Chimere Smith
Also Known AsNe-Yo
Profession(s)Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor
Date of BirthOctober 18, 1979
Age43 years (as of 2022)
Place of BirthCamden, Arkansas, United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Ancestry & HeritageAfrican-American

Physical Stats

Height5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Weight75 kg (165 lbs)
Body MeasurementsChest – 42 inches, Waist – 32 inches, Biceps – 15 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBald
Ne Yo with H Loraine Smith

Family & Relationships

ParentsFather – Leroy Smith, Mother – Brenda Smith
SiblingsBrother – Tracey Smith, Sisters – LaTavia Smith, La’Shema Smith
AffairsJessica White, Monyetta Shaw
Partner/SpouseEngaged to Crystal Renay (2016-2018)
Children4 children – Madilyn Grace Smith, Mason Evan Smith, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr.

Education & Early Life

SchoolingLas Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing Arts
Higher EducationNone
Early LifeBorn in Arkansas, raised in Las Vegas. Joined the Boys Choir of Harlem as a youth.
Early InfluencesMichael Jackson, Luther Vandross, R&B groups like Boyz II Men.


DebutSong “That Girl” for Marques Houston’s 2003 album
Significant WorksIn My Own Words (2006), Year of the Gentleman (2008), Grammy wins
Awards & NominationsWon 3 Grammy Awards, 21 Grammy nominations
Filmography/Discography8 studio albums, 2 EPs, over 10 acting credits
Music VideosFeatured in videos for his singles like “So Sick”
Tours & Live ShowsOpened for Jay-Z, Beyonce world tours. Headlined his own tours.
CollaborationsWrote hits for Rihanna, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson etc.
Ne Yo live on stage

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$16 million
PropertiesLas Vegas residence, Georgia mansion
Business VenturesCompound Entertainment record label
InvestmentsNBA’s Utah Jazz (Minority owner since 2021)

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsWatching anime, playing video games, boxing, martial arts
ControversiesSued by ex-girlfriend for defamation
Philanthropy & ActivismPhilanthropic work for children’s hospitals and boys’ charities
Public ImageKnown to be private, amiable. Has a clean-cut R&B image.
Personal ChallengesBorn to young teenage parents, raised by single mother
Notable InterviewsThe Breakfast Club, Hot 97, Sway in the Morning
Personal AnecdotesGot his stage name from the Matrix character Neo
Quotes“You can’t base your idea of relationships on what you see on TV, social media, movies, magazines… True love is ugly, dirty, messy, beautiful…”

Social Media & Online Presence

Instagram Handle@neyo
Twitter Handle@NeYoCompound
Facebook Handle@NeYoCompound
Youtube ChannelNeYoCompound
Ne Yo in Atlantic City New Jersey

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesNumerous songs about relationships inspired memes and viral videos
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionSuccessful songwriter with credits on major pop hits
MentorshipMentored aspiring singers on shows like World of Dance
LegacyInfluential R&B singer and hit songwriter who shaped 2000s music. Known for defining male R&B style.

Ne-Yo is regarded as one of the most influential R&B artists and hit songwriters of the 2000s. His music defined the R&B/pop sound of the era. As a singer, he shaped male R&B with his smooth vocals and dapper style. As a songwriter, he penned major hits across genres for top artists.