Ice Cube net worth: American rapper, record producer, actor and filmmaker, O’Shea Jackson, better known by his stage name Ice Cube, has a net worth of $100 million.
Born on June 15, 1969 in LA, O’Shea Jackson developed an interest in rap and hip hop music while at high school and started writing raps in George Washington Preparatory High School. He formed the C.I.A., with his friend Sir Jinx while at Phoenix Institute of Technology and started performing in parties hosted by Dr. Dre. After Dre entered the recording industry as a member of World Class Wreckin’ Cru, he got Cube into the team and prodduced a hit track ‘Cabbage Patch’. He also started a side partnership called Stereo Crew with him.
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre collaborated in several music together with other artist like Easy-E and the trio recorded a song for N.W.A. and the Posse. The N.W.A group also included Mc Ren and DJ Yella. Ice Cube became a full-time member of the group and wrote rhymes for Dr. Dre and Easy-E. However, he was at odds with the group’s manager Jerry Heller and moved out of the team.
In 1989, Ice Cube worked on his debut solo album, entitled AmeriKKA’s Most Wanted with the Bomb Squad team which became an instant hit in the mainstream society. Despite being charged of misogyny and racism, he found fame and glory and appointed female rapper Yo-Yo to the head of his own record label. He released Make Way for the Motherlode and debuted the first EP, Kill At Will, that became the first EP to go Platinum. He also worked as a Doughboy in John Singleton’s crime drama, Boyz n the Hood, that brought him to the film industry.
Ice Cube then produced several other albums like Death Certificate (1991), The Predator (1992), and reunited with Dr. Dre in 1994 at Death Row Records. He then produced his fifth album ‘War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)’ in 1998 and the vol. 2 was released in 2000. Ice Cube’s net worth started flowing in with his hit albums while he also moved for the Up in Smoke Tour with Dr. Dre, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. He produced several other albums, most of which ranked in top 10 of Billboard charts while also making millions of sales.
Cube formed Westside Connection with Mack 10 and WC in 1996 and produced Platinum album ‘Bow Down’. One of the hottest MCs in the hip hop industry, Ice Cube also served as one of the producers of the Showtime television Barbershop and TBS series Are We There Yet? One of the proficient lyricist and storyteller, he was ranked as one of the rap’s greatest storytellers in 2011. The Source also put him on #14 on their list of the Top 50 lyricist of all time.
He also runs a clothing line, Solo by Cube and has several advertising and endorsement deals with Coors Light beer, and St. Ides liquor. Cube is married to Kimberly Woodruff and has four children with her. Currently, he enjoys a lavishing life with an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Quick Facts about Ice Cube
Full Name: O’Shea Jackson
Profession: Rapper, Producer, Actor
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Ethnicity: African American
Date of Birth: June 15, 1969
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Education: Phoenix Institute of Technology
Marital status: Married Kimberly Woodruff (m. 1992)
Astrological sign: Gemini