|Net Worth:||$160 million|
|Born:||15th June 1969|
|Country of Origin:||Baldwin Hills, California, United States|
|Source of wealth:||American rapper, writer and actor.|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 inches|
Ice Cube, a musician and rapper who has been in the industry since 1987, owing to which he has managed to gain significant acclaim making Ice Cube’s net worth around $160 million.
Over the years, he has managed to carve a name for himself, beginning his career as a rapper and then more recently as an actor, appearing in several movies alongside some big names of Hollywood.
As is common knowledge, many rappers tend to come from violent and impoverished backgrounds. While Ice Cube was surrounded by negative influence, he managed to steer clear away from him, thus creating a better life for himself, free of violence and major drugs. His parents are one of the main reasons for this.
He was born to Doris, a hospital clerk Hosea, a groundskeeper at the University of California. The two of them worked diligently to give Ice Cube, who they named O’Shea Jackson, a good life.
Ice Cube lived in South Central Los Angeles and attended the local school where he saw all those around him get into harmful activities. His parents, in an attempt to prevent this, sent him to another high school in the suburbs of San Fernando Valley. This way, he realized just how different life was for those who lived in his neighborhood, compared to those living in more safer neighborhoods.
This led him to planning to live a better life, and he has achieved his goals, as is evident by Ice Cube’s net worth of $160 million. After graduating from high school, he ensured he got higher education, unlike many of his friends and went to the University of Phoenix.
When Ice Cube was in ninth grade, he wrote his first rap song, in response to a challenge from one of his friends. He wouldn’t have known at the time how widely his rap songs will be heard.
His early life is also what gave him the inspiration to rename himself Ice Cube.
According to him, Ice Cube’s brother used to threaten to push him into the freezer, only taking him out once he had turned into an ice cube.
Ice Cube began his career with a rap group which meant by the name of CIA. With them, he released his first single called My Posse. The song then led to Ice Cube coming under the radar of Dr Dre, whose given name is Andre Romelle.
Soon after this, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren formed the group N.W.A.
This is how he truly shot to fame and why Ice Cube’s net worth is $160 million today.
The group was pretty controversial as many of the songs were against authority figures and generally against law enforcement. This isn’t surprising when you think about it, considering Ice Cube’s background and also how black youth was treated at the time by law enforcers.
In response to what they thought was unfair treatment, the group released two albums, both of which were centered on this theme, thus making them immensely popular amongst the youth of the nation.
However, all good things must come to an end and after the release of the second album, Ice Cube left the band. This was mainly because he thought he wasn’t being paid enough, compared to how much he contributed towards making the group a success.
His feud began mainly with N.W. A’s manager, Jerry Heller. However, as things became uglier, the other members of his previous band also started disliking him, because of which they didn’t part on good terms.
Once he went solo, he kept on working on his career, and based on that Ice Cube’s net worth just kept on increasing, regardless of the split with N.W.A.
In 1990, he released his first solo album, America’s Most Wanted which also proved to be immensely successful. His music career has grown after that, allowing him to collaborate with several big names in the American music industry.
However, Ice Cube didn’t just stick to music but increased his net worth by kick starting his acting career in Boyz n the Hood, appearing in the film in 1992, along with a number of new actors, who gained success due to the film.
According to reports, the role that Ice Cube played in the movie, Doughboy, was specifically written for him and he ensured he did justice to the role.
The net worth of ice cube’s has seen a further increase in recent years as well because of the other films he starred in with the most recent one being the connected movies 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street.
In the above movies, he played the role of Captain Dickson, entertaining viewers with his outspoken and shocking character. He often plays similar roles to the one he played in the two movies, and viewers have become used to seeing him as the tough guy, regardless of if he is playing the villain or the police officer.
Seeing Ice Cube’s face in movies is relatively frequent, and so it isn’t surprising that Ice Cube net worth has reached $160 million. Ice cube is a famous rapper but less then Eminem.
Additionally, other than the movies he has acted in, a biopic on N.W.A was also made, called Straight Outta Compton, the same as their second album. The biopic outlined how the group reached success and what hurdles they had to face along in the way.
Here are some of the other times he has impressed viewers with his acting:
- Boys in the Hood
- 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street
- Ride Along
- Fist Fight
After achieving so much in his life, it isn’t surprising that Ice Cube net worth has reached to the amount that it is, proving that when you have the right spirit you can set out to do all that you planned on doing.