J. Cole has been one of the top rappers in the industry since his debut in 2009, but his growing net worth has some wondering how much he’s making today and what he’ll be worth in the future. Here’s an analysis of J. Cole’s net worth and how it could look 5 years from now based on his past earnings and projected future earnings in 2021.
1) Early Life
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. His first mixtape, The Come Up, was released in June 2009 to critical acclaim. After signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label in 2009, he released his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story on September 27, 2011. It debuted at number one on the U.S.
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2) Career Beginnings
Born Jermaine Lamarr Cole on January 28, 1985, in Frankfurt, Germany, as an army brat and son of an American soldier stationed there. His father, a former rapper himself who now works as a welder, served two tours of duty during his son’s infancy. The family returned to their home state of North Carolina when Jermaine was just three years old but didn’t stay long: After his father was arrested for dealing drugs when Jermaine was 10 years old (he took responsibility for his actions and went to prison for eight years), they moved back overseas to Germany and were there when Jermaine turned 12—just in time for him to enroll at Frankfurt American High School.
3) Music Career
In 2015, Cole released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only . The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 chart and received universal acclaim from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, it received an average score of 84, based on 17 reviews. In September 2018, a year after 4 Your Eyez Only was released, Billboard reported that it had sold 1 million equivalent album units in the United States and became a double platinum by September 2018.  As of September 2017 , Cole has sold more than 362k albums and 128k singles domestically as well as 2 million albums and 7 million singles worldwide with only four studio albums being released.
4) Award And Achievements
Rap albums are usually built on hype, with people usually expecting a record to be better than its predecessor. But, few rap records can claim they’ve been as good as KOD, especially when it comes to acclaim and awards received by Cole. Within three weeks of release, KOD was certified gold and platinum by RIAA and it has earned a lot of honors since then – including two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song at 2018 Grammys. The achievements don’t stop there: he has also won several American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards for his 4 Your Eyez Only album earlier in 2017.
6) Estimated J Cole Net Worth
$6 Million (By 2021) : As of 2019, J. Cole net worth is estimated to be $15 million. Being a rapper and singer, who’s also an author, producer and a philanthropist, he’s got his hands full with things to do so it’s no wonder why his net worth grew that much in such a short period of time since he entered into music industry back in 2009 when he released his first studio album titled The Sideline Story.
7) Cars Collection
The singer started building his collection of cars at an early age and has been adding to it ever since, reportedly adding a Bugatti Veyron to his lot in 2016 for over $2 million. His current net worth is reportedly just under $16 million so one can expect his collection to be absolutely incredible if he is able to amass that kind of wealth as a rapper, but as of yet, details are limited on which cars are included in his collection and how many he actually owns.
Last Updated on December 21, 2021
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