LL Cool J net worth, How did the rapper acquire his wealth? Check this article to find out more about LL Cool J Net Worth, his career and relationship.
About LL Cool J
James Todd Smith, better known by his stage name LL Cool J, is an American hip-hop artist who is most celebrated for popularizing hip-hop music all across the world.
He is a two-time Grammy award winner who has struggled with domestic violence in his childhood to appear as a child prodigy and began composing tracks at the age of 11.
As of the year 2019, LL Cool J net worth is around $110 million. Read on to find out more about LL Cool J net worth.
|Full Name:||James Todd Smith|
|Date of Birth:||January 14, 1968|
|Net Worth:||$110 million|
LL Cool J Early Life and Career
James Todd Smith “LL Cool J” was given birth to in Long Island, New York on the 14th of January, 1968. He is the son of James and Ondrea Smith. Smith had a very difficult childhood and at the young age of four, he watched his mother and grandfather getting shot by his own father.
His mother, Ondrea Smith, entered into a relationship with a physical therapist named ‘Roscoe’. LL Cool J, in his memoirs and also in interviews, has alleged Roscoe of molesting him physically and mentally.
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LL Cool J started his musical career at the age of 16 when he came across Rick Rubin. Rubin became impressed by his music which led to both of them creating a single, ‘I Need a Beat’.
They afterwards sent the single to an artist manager Russell Simmons, who enjoyed it too. The same year, Simmon and Rubin founded their record company ‘Def Jam Recordings’.
Cool J big success in the music world made him drop out of school and he began working on his first album. ‘Radio’ was released in 1985 and received a lot of positive feedback for its powerful lyrics and sold more than 1.5 million copies.
From 2000 to 2008, in spite of having a promising acting career, LL Cool J continued to churn out albums which were moderate to big successes.
In 2008, he released his last album under ‘Def Jam Recordings’, ‘Exit 13’. The next year, LL Cool J was featured as a regular in the still running CBS Tv show ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’.
LL Cool J Net Worth
As of 2019, LL Cool J net worth is one of the highest among rapper in the world, with a net worth of $110 million.
He made the bulk of this money from selling millions of albums and from acting.
LL Cool J Personal Life
LL Cool J is one of the wealthiest rappers on earth. He has been a well-known hip-hop icon since the 80s and he has worked together with some of the biggest producers and artists in the world.
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