Ice Cube is an American songwriter, record producer, rapper, filmmaker, and actor. He was born on 15th June 1969 in South Central, Los Angeles. His mother, Doris worked as a clerk and custodian in a hospital and his father Hosea Jackson was a groundskeeper at UCLA and a machinist.
Ice Cube’s full name is O’Shea Jackson. He has an older brother. His half-sister was killed when he was 12 years old. His cousin, Teren Delvon Jones is a part of a rap group called Hieroglyphics.
He married to Kimberly Woodruff on 26th April 1992 and the couple has four children together. He converted to Islam in 1990. He does not attend services at a mosque on regular basis and calls himself a natural Muslim.
Education: He attended George Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles. When he was a teenager his interest generated in hip-hop music and he used to write raps during his typewriting class in high school. He wrote his first rap song when he was in ninth grade when one of his friends challenged him to write a song during the typewriting class.
He also went to William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. In 1987, he got enrolled at the Phoenix institute of technology in Arizona where he learned architectural drafting and after completing his one-year diploma he moved back to Los Angeles to follow a career in rap music.
Career: He sold his first song to future N.W.A. member Eazy-E when he was 16 years old. His career began as a member of the hip-hop group named C.I.A. and thereafter, he joined a rap group called N.W.A. He left N.W.A. in 1989 and started his solo career in music and films with playing a character in the drama titled Boyz n the Hood. He also produced a television series titled Barbershop and a TBS series named Are We There Yet. In 1991, he was starred in an action film titled Trespass and after than he appeared in a movie called The Glass Shield.
He was the screenplay writer of a comedy film titled Friday which was released in 1995. This movie earned a huge amount of $28 million around the world and thereafter its two sequels Next Friday and Friday After Next were released. In 1997, he was starred in an action thriller film titled Dangerous Ground and played the role of a South African who returns to America 15 years later. And the same year he also played a supporting role in the movie Anacondas. In 1998, he made his directorial debut with the movie The Players Club.In 1999, he was starred in a critically acclaimed movie titled Three Kings.
In 2005, he appeared in an action movie titled XXX: State of the Union and made his Cameo appearance in XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
On MTV’s list of the 10 Greatest MCs of all time, he was placed at number 8. In 2012, He was placed at number 14 on the list of top 10 lyricists of All time declared by The Source. In 2014 he was ranked at number 11 on the list of 50 Greatest MCs of All time released by About.com. In June 2010 his movie Are We There yet was premiered on TBS. In 2012 he released his 10th studio album titled Everything’s corrupt.
In 2014, he acted in a box office hit titled Ride Along and reprised his role in its sequel titled Ride Along 2 in the year 2016.In 2014, he also played a role in 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street. Furthermore, in the same year, he appeared as a guest on a children’s show named Sesame Street
In 2015, the story of his early days in the business of show was revealed through a biopic titled Outta Compton which was about the rise of N.W.A. group from the streets to the top.
In 2016, he replayed his Barbershop role in Barbershop: The Next Cut. In 2017, he appeared a comedy film titled Fist Fight opposite Charlie Day.
Ice Cube Net Worth
The estimated net worth of this famous rapper Ice Cube is $155 million. He has appeared in advertisements for Coors Light beer and he was a spokesman for St. Ides malt liquor. The biggest sources of his wealth are music and film industry. His net worth includes stock investments, properties, sponsorships, endorsements, advertisements and so on. He is quite popular across the globe and has a huge fan following.
He runs the business with a clothing line named Solo by Cube which provides a range of hooded sweatshirts with built-in headphones in the strings of the hood. In 2010 the estimated sale from his album I am the West was recorded to be $576,000. Moreover, he writes scripts for movies, acts in the shows and films, composes and writes songs so there is no limit to the expansion of his business.
Recently Cube announced the formation of a profession basketball league called BIG3 which will feature previous NBA greats and players. It will comprise of 8 teams and start in June of this year
Belonging to a middle background this extraordinarily talented man has built a way right towards the success for himself. The journey of his life is pretty inspirational to go through and he has set an excellent example in front of other through his actions. He has not stopped yet and is continuously growing towards more and more fame and popularity. We wish him a successful journey ahead.