Cole is one of the most popular rappers of today, he’s also a record producer. He is very well known for his rapping skills but is considered underappreciated since his popularity definitely doesn’t match them.
His songs, unlike other rappers’ songs, don’t talk about money and d**gs as something positive, but something very negative, he tries to deliver a message through his songs. So let’s figure out how he has made his net worth and let’s talk about his life in general, continue reading down below.
His real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole and he is a son of an African American father and a German mother. He was born in 1985 and grew up with a brother called Zach Cole. He grew up in North Carolina where he finished his elementary and high school education, after that he enrolled in St. John’s University and got a degree in communication and business.
His love for music could be seen at a very young age since he could be seen rapping at age 12. He joined a local rap group called Bomm Sheltuh under the name Therapist.
He is married to his university sweetheart, Melissa Heholt and in 2016 they got a daughter.
He hasn’t always been a rapper, before that he tried out in a couple of professions like a file clerk, newspaper salesman and a bill collector. But his music career started off with him releasing his first mixtape called “The Come Up”, his second mixtape was in 2009 and is called “The Warp Up” and just a year after that “Friday Night Lights”.
He has worked with a lot of other rappers and musicians like, Trey Songz, Wales, Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Talib Kweli and B.o.B., but those are just some among others. He released his first album in 2011, it’s called “Cole World: The Sideline Story”. The album was very successful since it his number one on Billboard 200 and right now it is certified gold because it sold over 800k copies worldwide so far.
His second album is called “Born Sinner” and was released in 2013 and shortly after 2 EPs, “Truly Yours 2” and “Truly Yours 3”. It got to the number two position on Billboard 200 and has sold over 795k copies. The best-known songs in the album are “Forbidden Fruit”, “She Knows” and “Crooked Smile”.
After that, he had a couple of other albums released like “Forest Hills Drive” in 2014 and “4 Your Eyez Only” in 2016. He has also released one live album “Forest Hills Drive: Live” in 2016 and the compilation album “Revenge of the Dreamers II” featuring Dreamville in 2015.
He has also dabbled in acting, known for his appearances in some movies and TV shows like Eyez in 2016, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only also in 2016 and Raising Bertie in 2017.
He has been nominated for a lot of awards and has even won some of them like 5 Bet Hip-Hip awards and 1 Billboard Music Award.
His Net Worth
His net worth is thought to be around $24 million. The majority of it has been thanks to the sales of his albums. He also endorses a lot of brands as a celebrity and that also brings in some money. His concert tours are also a big reason for his net worth being so large. He also has some shares in Tidal.
Whole squad made the cover. PRADA U. DREAMVILLE. pic.twitter.com/kLwzrRWFA2
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) March 29, 2019
Even though his songs don’t make money the priority it’s a great example of hard work and it shows that his music has had a big impact on its listeners. We look forward to his future ventures.