Who Is Vanilla Ice and what Is Net Worth Of him? An American Rapper, record producer, actor, singer and television host Robert Matthew Van Winkle known as stage name Vanilla Ice. He appeared in many popular movies such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Cool as Ice(1991), Da Hip Hop Witch(2000), The New Guy(2002), That’s My Boy (2012), The Ridiculous 6(2015) portraying the role of Mark Taiwan and Dancing with the Stars(2016) as himself. Moreover, he was also nominated for Grammy awards for his work ‘Ice ice Baby’ in 1991 for Best Rap Solo Performance. Some of his popular discographies are W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity, and Focus) (2011), Vanilla Ice Is Back! (2008), Hooked (1989) his debut album and Extremely Live (1991).
Robert Matthew Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice was Born on October 31, 1967, in south Dallas, Texas, the United States and he is currently 49 years old. Though he was Born in South Dallas and raised in Texas and South Florida. He went to R. L. Turner High School that he dropped later and age of 13 he started breakdancing which led to his friends nicknaming him “Vanilla” as he was the only white in his group. With the group The Vanilla Ice Posse, he started dancing as a street performer and at age of 16 he had written lyrics for Ice Ice Baby which was later nominated for Grammy awards of 1991. Earlier he was highly concerned about motocross and won three championships but after the serious injury, he ceased the racing and started perfecting his dancing skills.
In 1989, he officially released his debut album ‘Hooked’ on on Ichiban Records. After signing the contracts with a record label of the EMI Group, SBK records, the iteration of ‘Hooked’ was released with the new title called ‘To the Extreme’ and its single Ice Ice Baby was his first to top the Billboard chart. With Psychopathic Records, His latest album WTF – Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus was released in August 2011 and he is hosting the Vanilla Ice project on DIY Network.
Vanilla Ice Net Worth
An American film actor, television speaker, record producer, and rapper has the only source of income is his skills. When it come to the net worth of Vanilla Ice, the estimated net worth of Vanilla Ice is staggering $20 million US dollars with an annual salary of $1 million. Starting from 1990, his renewed album Hooked now called To the extreme earned him $16,400,000 with more than 15 million copies were sold. His earning from the movies Cool as Ice(1991) was whopping $1 million. Movie That’s My Boy, Big Money Rustlas and The New Guy earned him $7 million, $5,250,000 and $2.9 million.
Robert Matthew Van Winkle is the son of William Basil Van Winkle who handled the car dealership in Dallas and mother Camilla Beth Dickerson who was married to the dutch man after the birth of Vanilla and his birth father gave him a name of his stepfather. He was only four years old when his parents divorced. When it comes to the relationship, he is currently married to Laura Giaritta and has two daughters with her named KeeLee Breeze Van Winkle and Dusti Rain Van Winkle.
When it comes to the house, he is currently located in Wellington, Florida in his Villa of Miami beach. The value of Vanilla Ice’s home in Miami Beach is staggering $14.9 million US dollars as per current rate. When it comes to car collection, it seems like he is the fan of American vintage cars as he is having three sports car manufactured by Cadillac total worth of $80000.
- In 1991, his single Ice Ice Baby was nominated for Grammy awards for Best Rap Solo Performance
- Ice Ice Baby won People’s Choice Awards for Best new song
- Nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards for worst new actor for Cool as ice
An American rapper, record producer, actor, and songwriter created his net worth around $20 million US dollars and earned fame of top tier celebrity not just in the United States but also across the globe.