Vanilla Ice Net Worth, How did the professional rapper attain his wealth? Read on to find out more about Vanilla Ice Net Worth, his life and career.
About Vanilla Ice
He is an American actor, rapper and television host from Dallas. In 1989, Vanilla Ice released his debut album ‘Hooked’ which gained a huge hit.
Eventually, Ice signed a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group. His 1990 single ‘Ice Ice Baby’ was his first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts.
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|Full Name:||Robert Matthew Van Winkle|
|Date of Birth:||October 31, 1967|
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
Vanilla Ice Early Life and Career
Robert Matthew Van Winkle popularly known as Vanilla Ice was born in Dallas on October 31, 1967. Ice has never known his biological father and was given his family name from his mother.
He was affected by hip-hop at an early age saying; ‘It’s a very big passion of mine because I love poetry and I was just heavily influenced by the whole thing and it’s molded me into who I am today.’
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Vanilla Ice started his career by forming the breakdancing troupe ‘The Vanilla Ice Posse’. He was later asked to perform regularly in a South Dallas nightclub. He was accompanied by disk jockeys D-Shay and Earthquake on his performances.
In 1987, the owner of the club later recognized his potential and signed a contract with him.
However, the single ‘Ice Ice Baby’ was featured on his debut album and became a huge hit which led that his son had a huge fan base. A music video was also created for the song which was aired by several television channels.
The fast success of his debut album made Ice sign a contract with SBK Records where the song ‘Hooked’ was remixed.
In 1990, Vanilla Ice later releases another album titled ‘To the Extreme’ which also contained new music. He released his first live album ‘Extremely Live’ in 1991 which topped #30 on the Billboard 200.
He spent the year 1992 touring and performing all over the world. In 1994, his next album ‘Min Blowin’ was released.
As of now, his popularity had begun to tank and the album received negative reviews and didn’t do too well in sales. The falling career troubled the singer and he became increasingly dependent on drugs.
Ice later decided to take a break from the music career to focus on his other passions, motocross, and jet skiing. In 1998, he returned to music with his new album ‘Hard to swallow’. Ice tried his best to reach his past success but didn’t succeed.
Highlights of Vanilla Ice Career:
Ice Ice Baby (Song, 1990)
To the Extreme (Album, 1990)
Cool as Ice (Song, 1991)
Grammy Awards (Best Solo Rap Performance, 1991) – Won
Roll Em’ Up (Song, 1994)
Mind Blowin’ (Album, 1994)
Too Cold (Song, 1998)
Tha Weed Song (Song, 2007)
Bi-Polar (Album, 2007)
Born on Halloween (Song, 2011)
Rock Star Party (Song, 2011)
W.T.F (Album, 2011)
Vanilla Ice Net Worth
As of 2019, Vanilla Ice Net Worth is $18 Million. Vanilla Ice Net Worth is mostly acquired from his career as a rapper.
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