Ice Cube Net Worth 2022 Biography

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O’Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker.. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal rap group N.W.A. Nowadays, you can catch him starring in various films such as the Jump Street, Ride Along, and Barbershop franchises, among many other movies. Like most highly successful people, Ice Cube started out with humble beginnings and learned to diversify as his career progressed.

Ice Cube Net Worth 2022 Biography
Ice Cube Net Worth 2022 Biography

Ice Cube Biography

Name Ice Cube
Net Worth $160 Million
Age 53
Height (1.73 m)
Weight 80KG (Approx)
Profession Rapper, Actor
Date Of Birth 15 June 1969
Birthplace United States
Nationality American
Income $30 Million (Annual)
Spouse Kimberly Woodruff

Ice Cube Net Worth

Net Worth: $160 Million
Date of Birth: Jun 15, 1969 (53 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.727 m)
Profession: Rapper, Record producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer, Film director, Voice Actor
Nationality: United States of America

Early Life

O’Shea Jackson professionally known as Ice Cube was born on the 15th of June 1969 in Baldwin Hill, South Central Los Angeles, to parents Hosea and Doris Jackson. His mother used to work as a clerk in the hospital ad custodian while his father served as a machinist and groundskeeper at UCLA. He also has an elder brother named Clyde. Jackson was brought up in Van Wick Street in South Central. Cube had a half-sister named Beverley Jean Brown who was tragically murdered when he was 12. He was very good at studies so he attended George Washington Preparatory High School and also went to William Howard Taft High School. After graduating from high school he pursued a diploma course in architectural drafting at Phoenix Institute of Technology in Arizona in 1987.

Personal Life

Ice Cube married Kimberly Woodruff on April 26, 1992. The two have four children together, O’Shea Jr. (who portrayed him in biopic Straight Outta Compton in 2015), born in 1991, Darrell (b. 1992), Kaereema (b. 1994) and Shareef, born in 1995. Terry Gross, interviewing Ice Cube in January 2005 on NPR’s Fresh Air, asked him whether or not he allowed his children to listen to his music. He responded: “What’s worked for me is instilling in my kids a level of self-respect, and helping them to understand the content of not just music but the violence found on the evening news.” When questioned about what he tells his children in regards to profanity, he responded that he told his children there are appropriate times to use any kind of language, but not to use certain words around adults out of respect.

Ice Cube Controversies

Ice Cube is charged with having a “long, troubling history of antisemitism.” This may be drafted back to his 1991 track titled “No Vaseline,” which includes racist insults led against other former N.W.A, associates. The rapper was sued for allegedly assaulting a rabbi that same year. His Twitter statements were also allegedly antisemitic in 2020. Ice Cube was slated to act opposite Jack Black in the comedy movie entitled flick Oh Hell No in 2021 but he dropped out after denying to get inoculated against pandemic COVID-19. The rapper would have earned $9 million from the project.

Ice Cube Awards and Achievements

Ice Cube started his music career at an early age and he has received numerous awards throughout his successful film and rap career. He starred in the film Three Kings in which he won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the category of Favorite Action Team. His acting work also won him a MECCA Movie Award. For his music Ice Cube received VH1 Hip Hop Honors in 2006, BET Hip-Hop Awards in 2009, and BET Honores in 2014. In 2017 Cube also earned a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

Ice Cube Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of Ice Cube’s career:

Albums:

  • AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990)
  • Death Certificate (1991)
  • The Predator (1992)
  • Lethal Injection (1993)
  • Laugh Now, Cry Later (2006)
  • Raw Footage (2008)
  • I Am The West (2010)
  • Everythang’s Corrupt (2018)

Movies:

  • Boyz n the Hood (1991)
  • Friday (1995)
  • Anaconda (1997)
  • Three Kings (1999)
  • Barbershop (2002)
  • XXX: State of the Union (2005)
  • 21 Jump Street (2012)
  • Ride Along (2014)
  • 22 Jump Street (2014)
  • Ride Along 2 (2016)
  • Fist Fight (2017)

Career

In 1987, Ice Cube released the Dr. Dre produced single My Posse under with his group C.I.A. After the collaboration, Ice Cube showed Eazy-E the lyrics to “Boyz-n-the-Hood”. Eazy-E recorded the song for N.W.A. Ice Cube became a full-time member of N.W.A, along with Dr. Dre and MC Ren. Ice Cube wrote Dr. Dre’s and Eazy-E’s rhymes for the album, Straight Outta Compton, released in 1988.

Shortly after, however, Ice Cube left N.W.A, after a contract dispute with the group’s manager, Jerry Heller. A private lawsuit was filed against Jerry Heller by Jackson, which was later settled out of court. This caused a lot of beef between Cube and N.W.A., which was shown in several tracks later produced. He then went solo, releasing ‘America’s Most Wanted’, which went on to be a huge hit. Extending his career to new areas, Cube starred in ‘Boyz n the Hood’, which was the humble beginning of a very successful film career.

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