Bow Wow Biography, Age, Career & Net Worth

Who is Bow Wow?

Bow Wow is an American actor and rapper. His birth name is Shad Gregory Moss. Bow Wow is his stage name. He started his career at a very young age. He also released his debut albums. He signed with various record producers to become famous in his profession.

His first renowned studio album, Beware of Dog, gave him popularity. When he was at the age of 13, he released his first album. A year later, he released another album titled Doggy Bag. Both albums received critical and commercial success. The albums reached number 10 and 11 on the Billboard 200.

He is also a famous actor. He gathered fame for his acting. He performed unforgettable roles in films and television. He also played supporting roles in various films. Though he began his career at a very young age, his early life was also busy.

Personal Information

Name Shad Gregory Moss
Nick Name Lill’ Bow Wow
Date of Birth March 9, 1987
Age 37 years
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality America
Ethnicity African- American
Religion Christian

Early life

Shad Gregory Moss was born in Columbus, Ohio, on March 9, 1987. He was born to his parents, Teresa Rena Caldwell and Alfonso Preston Moss. His parents raised him with his siblings in Columbus, Ohio. He was passionate about rapping. Therefore, he became interested in rap at the age of three.

He observed the moniker Gangsta and began rapping at the age of six. He was the biggest fan of N.WN.W.At the age of six. His early life was spent in starting his rapping career. At a very young age, when he was just 11, in 1998, he conducted a meeting with record producers who took him to his job.

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Regarding his education, he joined high school at a young age. He graduated from high school and then went on to pursue higher studies. He did not pay full attention to his studies because he was interested in music and rapping at a very young age. He could not manage his studies passionately, so he just passed the graduation and dropped out.


Bow Wow started his career at a very young age. He began to take interest in rapping at the age of 3. He was a big fan of N.WN.W.At the age of 3. When he was five years old, he performed a concert in Los Angeles. His performance impressed Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. Snoop Doggy Dogg gave him a stage name, Bow Wow, after watching his raping. He also appeared in various music videos, including “Gin and Juice.”

At the age of eleven, he held with record producer Jermaine Dupri. Jermaine Dupri was the producer who shaped his whole career. He featured his song titled Stick Up with Jermaine Dupri. After gaining fame from his music, he releases his first studio album, Beware of Dog, at 13. He released his second album in the same year.

Both of his albums reached  10 and 11 on Billboard. His album, beware of the Dog, got double platinum on March 5, 2001. The rapper claimed that the album had sold over 3 million copies. The other album, Doggy Bag, was released in 2002 by Bow Wow. His album, Doggy Bag, is also certified platinum.

Though Bow Wow was known as Lill’ Bow Wow, in one of the T.V.T.V. news reports, Bow Wow told MTV News, ” I changed my name from Lill’s to Bow Wow just because there are so many names that are confused with Lills. Everything is just Bow wow, no Lil’ Bow wow.

He also gained fame through social accounts. In 2013, he started his YouTube page. He posted his daily rapping shorts on his channel and grew his channel.

He also released many other albums. He is also an actor. He showed his talent by acting in various films. He was a guest on Brandy’s T.V.T.V. sitcom. He has also been seen in a documentary titled Who is Shad Moss?

In 2010, he played the role of Twinkle in a comedy film. In 2021, he received a prize for his role in F9.

He also served the industry as a host. He worked as a host for B.E.T.’s 106 and Park.

Legal issues

On February 2, 2019, Bow Wow was arrested by police in Atlanta, Georgia. He was caught fighting with a woman. He suffered minor injuries. He was fined $8000 to release himself from jail.


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His roles in films gave him more popularity.

Year Title Role
2001 Carman: A hip Hopera Jalil
2002 Like Mike Calvin Cambridge
2004 Johnson family vacation Divirrnus James “D .J” Johnson
2005 Roll Bounce Xavier “X” Smith
2006 The fast and the furious: Tokyo Drift Twinkie
2009 Hurricane season Gary Davis
2010 Lottery Ticket Kevin Carson
2011 The family tree T boy
2012 Allegiance Specialist Chris Reyes
2013 Scary Movie 5 Eric
2019 In broad daylight Malik Boudreaux
2021 F9 Twinkie

Body Measurement & Appearance

Height 5 feet 7 inches
Weight 68 kg
Body Size Moderate
Eye Colour  Hazel
Hair Colour Black hair


Father Alfonso Preston Moss
Mother Teresa Caldwell
Siblings Step sisters ( Erica and Jasarah)
Wife Joie Chavis


Children Daughter ( Shai Moss).

Love Life & Affairs

Regarding his marital status, he married Joie Chavis. The couple has a daughter, Shai Moss, together.

Before marriage to Joie Chavis, Bow Wow was engaged to Erica Mena.

Amazing Facts

  • Bow Wow loves chocolate, cookies, and apple pie.
  • His family used to call him with a secret name to save him from kidnapping.
  • He is afraid of heights.
  • He began to develop an interest in raping at a very young age.
  • He has millions of fans on social media accounts.
  • He released his albums at a very young age.
  • He has millions of subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Love for chocolates
  • Love for fruits
  • Crazy for rapping
  • Acting

Social Media

Bow Wow is a famous social media personality. He has a 1.5 million dollar net worth. He runs his Instagram account as (@shadmoss) and has 991k followers with 17 posts on his Instagram account. He usually shares his photos and videos on his account daily.

He is running his  Twitter account as @ShadMoss

He also runs his YouTube account with unlimited subscribers.

Bow Wow’s Net worth

This social media personality has achieved approximately 1.5 million USD  from his acting and rapping profession. Bow Wow’s wealth and income are almost entirely from his career as a rapper and singer. He is best known for his soul work.

Name Shad Gregory Moss
Source of Wealth Earning as a rapper, Earning as an influencer and actor
Wealth $ 1.5 million


  • How much has Bow Wow earned?

It varies from role to role and depends on her work type. According to rumors, she gets 1.5 million dollars, his estimated net worth.

  • Which nationality does Bow Wow have?

He has American nationality.

  • What religion does Bow Wow have?

He was born to a Christian family.

  • What is the height of Bow Wow?

His height is about  5 feet and 7 inches.

  • What is the name of Bow Wow’s mother?

His mother’s name is Teresa Caldwell.

  • How much is Bow Wow rich?

He has earned about $ 1.5 million from his career.

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