Violent J or Joseph Bruce is a well-known record producer, rapper and professional wrestler from America. He is one of the members of the popular hip-hop duo “Insane Clown Posse”. He along with his former manager, Alex Abbiss, and rapper Joseph Utsler founded the record label “Psychopathic Records”. He is also one of the founders of the “Juggalo Championship Wrestling”. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Violent J in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Joseph Bruce (Violent J) was born on April 28, 1972, in Berkley, Michigan to his parents Linda and Richard Bruce. When he was just two years of old, his father took all his family’s money and left home. He is the youngest among his other two siblings Robert and Theresa Bruce. His mother worked as a janitor in order to feed the family.
Violent J dropped out of school when he was in the ninth grade. He along with his friend Rudy formed a gang known as “Inner City Posse” and would steal the radio from cars to make quick money. He has been charged with breaking several laws, robbery and for even death threats. He has also spent a few days in jail for his endeavors.
In 2003, he married his wife, Michelle Rapp. The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter Ruby Bruce and a son Joseph “JJ” Bruce II.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Violent J started his career in professional wrestling in the year 1983 but later quit in 1986 in order to follow his passion for music.
In the 1990s he again started to wrestle in the independent circuit. He has worked with various wrestling organizations including the Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, and ICP’s Strangle-Mania.
He kicked off his rapping career in the year 1989 and was known for working in different genres including hip-hop, horrorcore, and rap-rock.
He co-founded the record label “Psychopathic Records” along with his rapper friend Shaggy 2 Dope and former manager Alex Abbiss.
Violent J is also seen in many Hollywood movies and television shows including “Big Money Rustlas”, “Death Racers”, “Big Money Hustlas” and many more.
As a solo artist, he has recorded five studio albums “Bang! Pow! Boom!”, “Carnival of Carnage”, “The Mighty Death Pop!”, “Bizzar’, ‘Bizaar”, and “Riddle Box”.
He has also written his autobiography which was called “Behind the Party” in the year 2003.
Violent J is a three-time JCW Tag Team Champion along with Shaggy 2 Dope and Tuff Tony. He hasn’t received any awards for his music and songs but has made millions of fans who love him unconditionally.
Net Worth & Earnings:
His estimated net worth is more than $20 million. This huge net worth is the result of his successful career in music and wrestling. He is also the founder of a record label and a wrestling company which helps in adding a few extra millions in his net worth. As a record producer, he has produced several commercially successful studio albums.
Violent J is considered one of the most renowned rappers and record producers in America. Although having a rough childhood, he was able to have a successful career in music and wrestling through his constant hard work and determination.