Prince Ea

Inside Biography

Richard Williams aka Prince Ea is an American spoken word artist, poet, and filmmaker. He is one of the awardees of 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 community. A graduate of Anthropology began his career as a hip-hop artist and later became a spoken word artist/ poet and filmmaker.

Since 2014, he’s been focusing to create motivational and inspirational spoken word films and content. He owns his YouTube channel Prince Ea where he uploads varieties of videos including environmentalism, race, work-life balance and spirituality. As of June 2018, his channel has 2.2 million plus subscribers and 1.5 billion-plus video views.

Early Life And Education Of Prince Ea

Richard Williams aka Prince Ea was born on September 16, 1988, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His birth name is Richard Williams. He grew up in St. Louis and resided there with his family. He is the youngest of the three children of his parents. He completed his high school at a local high school in his native place. He is an American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. 

Prince Ea graduated with a magna c u m laude in Anthropology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. After graduating from the University, he started his career as a hip-hop artist. He released his first mixtape The Adolescence on the internet in 2008. That was kept for free download on the internet.

Prince Ea's Career

Music Career

Soon, after releasing it, he entered into a Vibe magazine contest by recording an amateur video of himself rapping. He won the contest and was awarded $5000. In music recording equipment along with a full-page article in Vibe Magazine, which held a total value of $50K. 

Prince Ea is also known for his initiative: The “Make ‘SMART’ Cool” movement. He decided to form this movement in 2009 because he was upset with the music industry. This movement was started to promote free thought, intelligence, unity, and creativity in the hip-hop music industry and hip-hop culture.

In the same year, he won a Funk Volume competition too. The win stemmed from his success on YouTube. After that, he was declared the first hip-hop artist to have a feature on the magazine Discover.

Prince Ea developed few videos until 2011. His video gained attention from one of his inspirations, Black Thought. Consequently, they collaborated. 

YouTube Career

Prince Ea shifted his focus from music to the creation of motivational and inspirational spoken words content and film. It took place in 2014. Since then he has gained wide popularity on YouTube through his videos. His videos seemingly cover a wide range of affairs such as race, work-life balance, spirituality, and environmentalism. He is popular among millions of youth worldwide who are frustrated with their life. 

As of June 2018, his channel Prince EA has 2.2 million-plus subscribers and 1.5 billion-plus video views. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and news sources. 

Prince Ea's Net Worth, Income Sources

The talented artist Prince Ea’s net worth is $2 million, as of 2018. He mostly earns this amount of figure from his coaching career. According to a source, His channel garners around $180 per day (66K per annum) from monetized videos. YouTubers normally get $2-$5 per 1000 ad views. Monetized views range from 40%- 60% of the total views.

He also charges a huge fee for his conference and programs. He charges $30K-$50K for conference and speech programs. He lives in a lavish home in San Francisco, California. 

Prince Ea's Awards

  • In 2008, he won the Vibe Verses contest.
  • 2009, he won Funk Volume’s (Don’t F**K Up our Beasts.
  • In 2011, he won Magnum Trojan Live Large Contest.
  • In 2018, one of the members of Forbes 30 under 30. 

Prince Ea's Personal Life

Prince Ea is an unmarried man. He is not dating anyone as of 2018. He is active on Instagram. He frequently shares his quotation and updates about his life. He regularly posts his and his friends’ pictures on his Instagram. He also travels to different parts of the world.

He is also interested in philosophy, spirituality, and deeper aspects of life. He credits ancient wisdom texts such as the Bhagwat Gita and the Tao Te Ching. 


In 2016, Prince Ea received criticism from other YouTube channels including Nerd City and English YouTuber Boyinaband. Boyinaband commented on Prince Ea for spreading misinformation regarding mental illness, not citing sources for studies he quoted in his videos. He also said that he posted a number of clickbait articles on his Facebook.

But, Prince Ea did not respond to any of Boyinaband's other claims, instead of criticizing him for not trying to have a more positive impact.

Body Measurements:

Height: He is 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Weight:  He weighs about 165 lbs.

Zodiac sign: His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Workout: He is physically fit and active, he exercises for 30-45 minutes on a daily basis. 

Here is one of his popular motivational videos, you must watch. 

by Bchrome, 04 Dec, 2016

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