Ice CubeAugust 13, 2018
Ice Cube Net Worth
- Real Name: O’Shea Jackson
- Birthday: June 15, 1969
- Birthplace: Compton, California
- Spouse: Kimberly Woodruff, married in 1992
- Children: Darrel, Karima, Deja, O’Shea, Shareef
- Net Worth: $140 Million according to CelebriityNetWorth.com
- Salary: $35 million in 2014
All the way from the streets of Compton to the bright lights of Hollywood, Ice Cube has truly bridged the gap between hip hop and pop culture. He’s starred in over a dozen films that have grossed over $100 million at the box office. This year alone Ice Cube has had two films debut at number 1, Ride Along with Kevin Hart and 23 Jump Street. Ride Along with Kevin Hart scored three straight weeks at number 1 in the box office. The film grossed over $100 million in the US alone during those three weeks. He is currently negotiating multi million dollar contracts for sequels to Ride Along, Friday and Barbershop. The contracts are each in the ball park of $10 million per film. In 2011 Ice Cube was listed as one of the Wealthiest rappers earning a salary of $30 million. It’s almost hard to think that this Hollywood A-Lister got his starts in one of the fiercest and most revered hip hop groups in history.
Mimi Faust of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta with Ice Cube in 1989Almost 30 years ago the world was introduced to Ice Cube in the rap group N.W.A. The group released their debut studio album “Straight Outta Compton” which was the driving force behind the gangsta rap movement in the 90’s. After having major success with the group Ice Cube went solo and continued his own trajectory in the hip hop world. Today he is still considered by critics one of the greatest rappers of all time.
His transition from rap music to film almost happened seamlessly. Ice Cube made his acting debut in the Oscar nominated film “Boyz N The Hood”. In 1995 he starred alongside comedian Chris Tucker in Friday. The movie was an instant success and became a cult classic spawning a franchise. Rumors have surfaced that Ice Cube and Tucker are reuniting for a final reprisal of their roles in 2015. Cube has also scored big with The Barbershop franchises. But Cube didn’t settle with just being an actor he is also a movie and television producer. Cube is currently executive producing the upcoming Barbershop 3, Ride Along 2 and an NWA biography with rapper YG potentially being cast.