What is J Cole Net Worth 2022? Personal Life, Controversy and much more.
J Cole is an American hip hop recording artist and producer. In the year 2011, J Cole released his first album named “Cole World: The Sideline Story”, the album became a huge success. The album came at #1 on the US Billboard 200 charts in two categories, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums Chart. In just only first week, 217,000 copies were sold. And in just a year, he was followed by two million fans on twitter. In this article, we will show you the J Cole Net Worth 2022, early life and much more.
For all the hip hop and rap fans, we have got the one of the best rappers of current generation J Cole net worth and complete information. How much J Cole earns a year, cars, early life and much more.
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J Cole’s earning skyrocketed since his first album. With his packed touring schedule, healthy record sales and a Bally endorsement. From 2014-2015 alone, Cole tallied around 65 date tours, including festival slots at Governors Ball BLL +0.9% and Osheaga.
With an excellent hip hop sense, he also has great mind for business ideas. His Dreamville company, got into a deal with Interscope Records in 2014, which has paved the way for a Cole World mogul.
J Cole Early Life
J Cole real name is Jermaine Cole. Born on 28th January 1985, in Frankfurt, Germany. His father is an ex-military personnel in U.S. Army. His mother worked in US Postal Service.
When J Cole was only 12 years old, he began interested in rapping, so his mother bought him a music sampler for Christmas, which inspired him more to pursue his dream.
From St. John’s University in 2007, J Cole graduated with a degree in business and communication.
By 14 years old, J Cole started to fill out all of his notebooks with lyrics for songs and ideas. He also started to produce side things but only had enough equipment to make sample beats.
After seeing his progress, his mother started buying more equipment for him to get better and he started to post songs on online forums.
In the year 2007, J Cole released his first mixtape, which titled ‘The Come Up’, which followed with ‘The Warm Up’, two years later. With his two mixtapes, he started to got recognized and got an opportunity to collaborate with Jay-Z.
Soon, in 2010, he started to work with many more artist like Drake and Wale and then signed to Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation.
J Cole was the first artist to sign the label by Jay-Z. in 2011, J Cole toured with Drake as a supporting act.
J Cole Net Worth and Earnings Overview:
EARNINGS 2015 – $11 Million
Record Sales 2014 – Estimated earnings from his album 2014 Forest Hills Drive (certified gold by RIAA and Music Canada) – $1,031,000
Record Sales 2013 – Estimated earnings from his album Born Sinner (certified gold by RIAA and Music Canada, and silver by BPI) – $600,000
Record Sales 2011 – Estimated earnings from his album Cole World: The Sideline Story (certified gold by RIAA) – $500,000
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J Cole Studio Albums
Throughout Cole’s career, he has released six studio albums:
Cole World: The Sideline Story(2011)
Born Sinner (2013)
Forrest Hill Driver(2014)
4 Your Eyez Only(2016)
The Off-Season (2021)
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J Cole have racked up multiple awards since started out is career. Cole has been nominated at numerous occasions for many awards and has won and lost some. Since making his debut in 2012, he has been nominated for Grammy and finally in 2020, he won the Grammy Award for the first time is the best rap song category. He also won awards like three Soul Train Awards and has won BET hip hop Awards eight times.
With all this success, he still is a humble person, he kept a thought for the young people from his hometown of Fayetteville in his mind, he started his own DreamVille Foundation in 2011 October. His foundation gives opportunities to young people to explore their talent. In 2014, he bought his childhood home for $120,000. He bought so that to make it a single mother’s home where her children can live for free.
The above six albums of J Cole were number one n Billboard, which made him the first-ever rapper with six consecutive No. 1 studio albums. And out of those 6, 5 became certified platinum by the Recording Industry association of America.
Add to that, like Master P, all of the plays from the radio and his streaming are all owned by J Cole, so this creates a significant asset for the rapper. This allows him to sit back and let the cash roll in without much interference.
J Cole has made a name for him more than just a rapper. He has a proper business mindset.
While creating music, J Cole had aspirations to create his own music outlet to release music, which led to the creation of his own music outlet Dreamville Records which he manages with his manager Ibrahim Hamad. In all, 9 albums have been released by the Dreamville, and three of those platinum certified. Cole also runs a brand with perspective of a rapper, not as chart chasing record label owner. He inspires the artist to take a little more time, take up more efforts to make the song unforgettable mainstream hit. Artist have put together better projects, generating high sales for the label because of this.
J Cole has also laid his hands into fashion world with a unique, casual carefree style that attracts attention. In Feb 2020, J Cole’s brand signed a deal with PUMA in a multi-year footwear and apparel partnership. Later the year, both of them released their debut collaboration shoe, the PUME RS-Dreamer retailing at $90. He wants to bring the old show feels, that’s why his design stayed away from the trending basketball shoes. Similarly, Converse played the same role during the earliest stages of NBA.
J Cole has also invested in a music streaming platform called the TIDAL, he holds 3% of the equity. Jay-Z is the owner of the streaming services and was gifted to him, recently Jay- sold the TIDAL for $297 million to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Through that alone J Cole earned around $8.91 million from that alone.
J Cole Net Worth 2022
J Cole net worth 2022 is around $60 million. He has become one of the most influential rappers of this generation.
J Cole Controversies
J Cole has involved in few of the controversies like he got into a feud with Diddy in an altercation at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards afterparty in NYC. It started with Diddy confronted Kendrick Lamar for lyrics of his songs and Diddy tried to pour drink on Lamar. Cole intervened in between and then alteration broke out. Although after few months, Cole and Diddy publicly announced that no beef is left.
One of the Cole’s song Everybody Dies and False prophets have stirred controversy in the industry and fellow rappers assumed Cole took shots at Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert. Also rumoured that first verse were shots at Kanya West. It was also reported that the Cole had beef with Lil Pump in 2018 but in 2019, the sat together for an interview and put their differences behind them.
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J Cole is married to Melissa Heholt. they studied together in St. John’s University and he is the Executive Director in the music outlet Dreamville Foundation. They also have a son together and they also 2021 had another child.