An American author, Freeway Rick Ross, was once one of the biggest drug mafias in America. His 1980s’ drug empire in Los Angeles, California, got him a life sentence, but in 2009 he was released. After that his life changed completely. Let’s find out more about Roos.
On 26th January, 1960, in Troup, Texas, U.S.A., Ricky Donnell Ross was brought into this world. His parents are Sonny Ross and Annie Mae Ross. He attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School, but couldn’t get a scholarship because he was illiterate. He used to play tennis and was very good. Ross started selling drugs in 1979, and it wasn’t long before he became one of the biggest drug traffickers.
He had a property in Los Angeles Harbor Freeway, near 110 interstate, and because of it people called him Freeway.
His wife Mychosia Nightingale has been there for him, no matter what, and they are very close.
Ross’ drug empire was spread across every state of America, and for that he was sentenced for life. Thanks to his good behavior in prison, his sencence was shortened to 20 years. In 1996, after his arrests for illegally trafficking 100 kg of cocaine, it was believed that he made over $850 million with his illegal job. Once he was released from prison, he didn’t go back to selling drugs, and instead he has become an author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. A rapper with the same name, Rick Ross, used his nickname for popularity and selling records. He sued the rapper in 2010.
Ross’ autography Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography was the bestseller in 2014. He took part in numerous television documentaries, interviews, and movies, including American Drug War: The Last White Hope, VH1’s Planet Rock History of Crack and Hip Hop Documentary, The Joe Rogan Experience, Kill the Messenger, and Freeway Crack in The System.
Friday Night!!! Head over to Illusions pic.twitter.com/0Xa5ilQlct
— Freeway Rick Ross (@FreewayRicky) August 1, 2018
ForeWord Review’s IndiFab named Ross’ autography, the Best Book Of The Year in true crime category.
Freeway’s net worth is estimated up to $2.6 million. As it was previously said, he made over $850 million during his drug trafficker career, before he was sentenced to prison.
This man is a real-life example that people can change.