Who is Ja Rule and what is his net worth 2018? Ja Rule is an American singer who has recorded many singles in his career. He has given many hits starting from his debut in 1999 to 2005. In 2001, his single “Pain Is Love” became a top song on the Billboard 200 list in the United States. He has received four Grammy Award nominations and has produced six top 10 albums. He has also worked with several top singers like Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian, R. Kelly and Ashanti. Ja Rule signed with Inc. Records to release his albums. His hits have been featured several times on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Jeffrey Edward Atkins, popularly known as Ja Rule was born on February 29, 1976, in Queens, New York City. He was born to parents William Jeffrey Atkins and Debra Atkins. His mother was a health care worker and was raised by her and his grandparents. He was enrolled in the Public School 134 where he used to get involved in many fights for of his small size. Debra Atkins then decided to transfer him to another school called Middle School 172 which was in Glen Oaks. Rule describes the school as “white school”. As a kid, Ja Rule was grown as a Jehovah’s Witness. In February 2012, he earned his General Educational Development (GED). In 1993, he was in a hip hop group called Cash Money Click. It was in there, he changed his name to “Ja Rule”. His friends used to address him as “Ja”.
Ja Rule was married to Aisha Murray in April 2001. They have three children together, Britany, Jeffery Jr., and Jordan. Ja Rule has been involved in many legal cases. He was arrested in July 2004 for possessing marijuana while driving. He was incarcerated for eight months during 2010 for possessing gun and drugs. He was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment from June 2011. He has also faced many lawsuits against him.
In 1995, Ja Rule made his first appearance in ‘Time to Build’ by Mic Geronimo. DMX and Jay-Z were as also there as they too were at the beginning of their careers. He then appeared on single “Can I Get A…” by Jay-Z. The song was supposed to Ja Rule’s however, Hay-Z listened the song decided to sing it. In 1999, Ja Rule released his first album ‘Venni Vetti Vecci’.
The song sold over 184,000 units in the opening week and reached number 3 on Billboard 200. Later, it went on to become a platinum sales album. In 2000, he released the single “Between Me and You”, with Christina Milian, and “Put It on Me”, with Vita and Lil’ Mo. His second album called ‘Rule 3:36’ was released in October 2000. It became a triple platinum album and debuted at #1 in the Billboard charts.
A year later, another album called ‘Pain Is Love’ was released. The album featured singles with Ashanti and Jenifer Lopez and became a triple platinum sales album. In November 2002, ‘The Last Temptation’ was released, followed by ‘Blood in My Eye’ in 2003. His sixth album ‘R.U.L.E.’ sold over 658,000 units and featured the single “Wonderful” with Ashanti and R. Kelly. In 2012, his album ‘Pain is Love 2’ was released.
Ja Rule has won many awards and nominations in his career including 3 Grammy nominations in 2002. He won the NNCP Image Awards in 2002 for Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist. He has also won BET Awards, World Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards.
Ja Rule net worth
Ja Rule has given many platinum sales albums which have contributed in the singer’s net worth. Ja Rule’s net worth is an estimated $9 million. In his career, he has released 8 studio albums. The rapper has given many hit songs and has also ventured into other business. Apart from singing, he has also appeared in various movies and TV shows. He was seen in the 2001 movie ‘The Fast and the Furious’. He also started his own clothing line ‘ErvinGeoffrey’ with Irv Gotti. In 2006, he launched his liquor company, ‘The Mojito. He is also the creative head of Magnises. He has also jointly launched ‘Maven x Madden’ and ‘Fyre Media, Inc.’
Ja Rule has been involved in many feuds with many prominent artists. Some of them are 50 Cent, Foxy Brown, Lil’ Mo, and DMX. In 2013, Ja Rule became a Christian.