Ice Cube Net Worth $160 million
Ice Cube salary $20,000,000
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Ice Cube is an American rapper and actor and his current net worth is $160 million.
Born in Baldwin Hills, South Central Los Angeles as the son of Doris, a hospital clerk and custodian and Hosea Jackson, a groundskeeper at UCLA and a machinist, Ice Cube has an older brother.
He started showing interest in hip hop music from a young age, and started writing raps while in high school.
Ice Cube went to Los Angeles George Washington Preparatory High School; there he used the school’s typewriting class to write his raps.
In the ninth grade, after a friend challenged him to write a song during a typewriting class he completed his first rap song.
According to him, he got his nickname Ice Cube from his older brother who would threat to slam him into a freezer and pull him out when he became an ice cube.
At 16, he sold one of his songs to future N.W.A member, Eazy-E. Then he went to William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.
Then, in the fall of 1987, he enrolled at the Phoenix Institute of Technology, where he studied his passion, architectural drafting.
A year later, after graduating, he returned to Los Angeles to pursue a rap career. Back then he even had a plan B if the rap career wouldn’t work, he would turn to become an architecture draftsman.
Along with his friend Sir Jinx, he started the C.I.A. band and started to perform at parties hosted by Dr. Dre.
When Dre entered the recording industry as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, he noticed Cube’s potential as a writer.
Dre asked Cube to assist with writing Wreckin Cru’s big L.A. hit track, Cabbage Patch, as well as joining him on a side partnership which they called Stereo Crew.
The duo produced a twelve-inch record, in 1986, called She’s a Skag, released on Epic Records.
While Dr. Dre acted as a DJ at LA dance club Eve After Dark, Cube would rap over his music, often parodying songs by other artists.
His career started as member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), along with Dr. Dre.
Upon leaving the group he built a successful solo career in music and films such as Boyz n the Hood.
Throughout his career, he also producers some of the Showtime television series Barbershop, as well as the TBS series Are We There Yet?
Today he is one of the greatest rappers in the world, as well as one of the richest.