LL Cool J hails from America and has been widely known in the world for his rap songs in which he has written and released many hit songs in this venture. Besides singing, he finds interest as an actor, author, and a businessman. ‘Rock the Bell’ and ’I’m Bad’ are some of the hit songs he has released. Here is a review of the net worth of LL Cool J in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Born as James Todd Smith, commonly known as “LL Cool J,” he was born in 1968, January 14th in New York. Bay Shore was his hometown, and his father is Ondrea Griffeth, and Louis Smith is his mother. LL stands for Ladies Love, and his talent was so enormous that he started writing and rapping when he was just nine years old. He also started making mix tapes at the age of 16.
Cool J married Simone Smith in 1995, and together, they have four children, Italia Maria, Samaria Wisdom, Nina Simone and Najee Laurent Eugene. The fact that Cool J started rapping at a very young age shows that his early life was quite adventurous and cemented his career very well.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
He made his debut with an album ‘Radio’ in 1985.it was very successful and proved its quality with a platinum album certification. He went on to release another album in just two years, ‘Bigger and Deffer’ which was later on certified to be platinum. From the year 1989, he released other hit songs including ‘Walking with a Panther, ‘Mama Said Knock You Out,’ the album ‘14 Shots to the Dome’, ‘Phenomenon’ and ‘Mr. Smith’.
From the year 2000, his career was also successful as he produced several other albums. They were ‘Greatest Of All Time,’’10’,’Exit 13’,’The Definition,’ ‘Authentic’ and ‘Todd Smith.’ To add to his albums, Cool J has released an amazing 59 single hit songs like ‘Hey Lover,’ ’Father,’ ’Luv You Better,’ ’I Need Love’ and has also been featured by other star artists like Brad, Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris, and Babyface. Cool J has also made cameo debuts in movies like ‘Deliver us from Eva,’ ’SWAT,’ ’Last Holiday,’ ’Toys,’ ’Krush Groove’ and ’Halloween H2O’.
Cool J has received many awards and honors throughout his career. They are the Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy award for best rap solo performance, MTV video music award for best video, teen choice award for choice TV actor, NAACP Image award for outstanding actor, BET hip-hop award, MTV Michael Jackson video vanguard award, NAACP image award for outstanding male performance, soul train music award for best rap album, soul train music award for best rap single, NAACP image award for outstanding host.
He has been numerously nominated for awards which he, however, has not won. They are people’s choice awards, Primetime Emmy awards, prime awards, primetime Emmy awards, black reel awards, kid’s choice award and several NAACP Image awards. His appearance in movies has also seen him nominated and win in many categories of awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
LL Cool J has a net worth of over $125 million. This wealth has been realized through the sale of his albums and single hits which he had released from when he was very young. The fact that he has also featured in major movies has majorly contributed to this value. He has also ventured in other business opportunities like working for ‘Troop’ sportswear line, written his books and has also founded his label ‘Rock the Bells.’
LL Cool J is a legendary rapper in his own right and has been so influential in the entertained industry and with still a lot to offer in the present and future. In all the movies that he has appeared in, he has shown determination and commitment to ensure that he succeeds in everything that he does.