J. Cole Net Worth
Jermaine Lamarr Cole better known as J. Cole is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and songwriter. He shot to fame with the release of his first mixtape ‘The Come Up’ in 2007 and released two additional mistapes in 2009. J. Cole net worth is estimated to be $15 Million.
J. Cole Early Life and Career
J. Cole was born on January 28, 1985 to an African-American father, who served in the US Army and a white mother. He was raised by his mother as his father left when he was very young. He started rapping at the age of 12 and went on to specialize in music. He has earned degree in computer science from St. John University.
By 14, Cole took up his career seriously and devoted himself completely to music creation. He had notebooks filled with rhymes, but no way to record them himself. His mother bought him an 808 beat machine so he could produce music himself. By the age of 17, he was posting songs on various internet forums under the moniker “Therapist“.
J. Cole Net Worth – $15 Million
He studied guitar from the well known artist Mark Ebert. Inspired by rappers like Canibus, and Tupac Shakur he started developing stories with his raps. In 2007, Cole received recognition after the release of his debut mixtape “The Come Up“.
Shortly after the release, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay-Z and signed to his record label Roc Nation. In 2009, he released his second mixtape ‘The Warm Up’ and released his third mixtape ‘Friday Night Lights’ the following year. He also appeared in “A Star is Born” in Jay-Z’s 2009 album “The Blueprint 3”. Cole takes pride in calling himself the first German rapper.
Before long he was flying up everywhere, teaming up with Drake and Omen. They excessively showed up all alone delivered work, and Cole even bolstered Drake on tour in the UK. Cole World: The Sideline Story was debuted in September of 2011, appearing at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and selling over a half million copies. He was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Furthermore, J. Cole released four albums, including Born Sinner, Truly Yours series, 2014 Forest Hills Drive and 4 Your Eyez Only. He also had been touring consistently that forms major part of his income. On January 16, 2017, Cole surprisingly released a track titled, “High for Hours” via his SoundCloud. On March 24, 2017 HBO announced a documentary titled, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, the film aired April 15, 2017. The film was directed by Cole and Scott Lazer. It is now available on YouTube.
J. Cole Personal Life
J. Cole was married to Melissa Heholt and they have been together for over a decade. Melissa is a university graduate and they both likely met at the college and they fell in love with each other. She runs her own business, Stacie Events and also serves as the executive director of J Cole’s Dreamville Foundation. J. Cole has little short of 12 million followers on both Twitter and Instagram combined.