Eminem has developed other ventures, including Shady Records, with manager Paul Rosenberg, which helped launch the careers of artists such as 50 Cent.
Eminem has also established his own channel, Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio.
In November 2002, he starred in the hip hop film 8 Mile, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "Lose Yourself", becoming the first rap artist to ever win the award.
During his childhood, Eminem and Debbie shuttled between Michigan and Missouri, rarely staying in one house for more than a year or two and living primarily with family members.
Eminem heard his first rap song ("Reckless", featuring Ice-T) on the Breakin' soundtrack, a gift from Debbie's half-brother Ronnie Polkinghorn, who later became a musical mentor to him.
When Polkinghorn committed suicide in 1991, Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral.
They were followed by Encore in 2004, another critical and commercial success.
When she left to play bingo, he would blast the stereo and write songs.
As Eminem's reputation grew, he was recruited by several rap groups; the first was the New Jacks.
In Missouri, they lived in several places, including St. Friends and family remember Eminem as a happy child, but "a bit of a loner" who was often bullied.
One bully, De'Angelo Bailey, severely injured Eminem's head (mentioned in his song "Brain Damage"); Debbie filed a lawsuit against the school in 1982, which was dismissed the following year.