Ja Rule is a known celebrity in the world of music as he is a singer, rapper, record producer, an actor and a songwriter as well. He made a name between 1999 and 2005 when several of his songs hit the top 20 U.S Billboard Hot 100 charts, and some of the songs are “Ain’t It Funny”, “Between Me and You”, “Holla Holla”, “Wonderful”, “Always on Time” among several others.
To date, Ja Rule has released 8 studio albums, and 2 albums have topped the US Billboard 200 that’s pain is Love released in 2001 and Rule 3:36 released in 2000. Today we are going to not only look at Ja Rule career but also we shall scrutinize Ja Rule net worth as of 2018 and uncover a few things you probably don’t know about Ja Rule.
Born 1976 Jeffery Bruce Atkins who goes by his professional name Ja Rule hails from Queens Borough, New York. He was brought up by Debra Atkins, his mom in the religion of Jehovah Witness. His education background is not much known although it is said that he attained his general education diploma in 2012 from an unknown school.
He has been in matrimony with Aisha Murray since 2001 and together they have three kids namely Brittany (b.1995), Jeffery Jr. (2000) and Jordan (b.2005).
1993 marked the year his career kicked off with him being a member of a rap troop called Cash Money Click. Ja Rule made his singing debut in 1995 after he was featured in the ‘Time to Build’ gig where he performed together with DMX and Jay-Z. He was first signed to Murder Inc Studio label and later was featured in Jay-Zs debut track, ‘Can I Get A’.
He launched his first album Venni Vetti Vecci in 1999 which became a success and was ranked at no.3 on the Billboard Charts. It also emerged his bestselling album where it auctioned over 184,000 copies in few weeks upon its release and closed with 2 million copies being sold worldwide. One of its songs, ‘Holla Holla’ also became a big hit and was ranked at no.35 on the Billboard Records and certified Platinum. After his success, he released other albums which included Rule 3:36 (2000), Pain Is Love (2001), The Last Temptation (2002), Blood in My Eye (2003), and R.U.L.E (2004).
Ja rule launched his record studio in 2009 called Mpire Music Group which mainly inducted upcoming musicians. Under his record, he released albums like Pain Is Love 2 (2012) and Coup De Grace which is yet to be launched.
On his acting career he made his acting debut with the films the Wrong Side of Town 2010, Once Upon A Time in Brooklyn 2013, First Take 2015, Trolland 2016, among others.
Ja Rule is also an entrepreneur wherein 2004 he launched his clothing brand, called ErvinGeoffrey in collaboration with Irv Gotti. His other business venture includes; being the representative of Magnises Company in 2015, launching a shoe brand with Steven Madden in 2015 and many more.
Some of the Awards and Achievements that Ja Rule has received are MTV Video Music Award 2001, Source Hip-Hop Music Award 2001, World Music Award 2002, Teen Choice Award 2002, Source Awards 2004, among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Ja Rule net worth is estimated to be around $7.5 million. The source of Ja Rule net worth figures is his music career earnings, and his acting career earnings as well. Back in 1999 Ja Rule net worth was around $2.37 million that was as a result of selling 2 million copies of Venni Vetti Vecci album. Later after a year Rule 3:36 sold 4 million copies where its reported Ja Rule earned around $4.8 million. Pain is Love did well commercially selling 6 million copies and Last Temptation sold 1.5 million copies which contributed heavily to Ja Rule net worth figures. Unfortunately, the wealth of Ja Rule hit a brick when he was charged with gun possession and tax evasion, but we can say he has now recovered the financial shock. To date, Ja Rule has sold more than 30 million copies of albums in the world and has participated in numerous films which have contributed to his overall net worth value.
9 Facts You Need To Know About Ja Rule
Ja Rule is a legend in the music industry although apart from music he has hit the headlines for wrong reasons such as tax evasion and gun charges. Today irrespective of listening to his numerous playlists and watching him in films which might give you the perception you know him too well, here are a few things you probably don’t know about Ja Rule.
1. He used to auction cracks at the age of 14.
2. He was once put behind bars for possessing a gun illegally and also drugs.
3. He met his wife during his 8th grade.
4. He changed his religion to be a Christian in 2003.
5. He has a tattoo in memory of his late sister who died before being born due to a respiratory disorder.
6. He got his stage name, from his friend back in 1993.
7. While entertaining in Iraq, he used to reside in one of Saddam Hussein’s hunting cabins.
8. Did you know that he lost his virginity at the age of 11?
9. He celebrates his birthday after every leap year since he was born on the 29th of February.
Ja Rule net worth fortune will most likely register a higher figure in 2019 considering he is still in the entertainment industry and there are no signs of him quitting any time soon. Let’s wait and see what he has in store for us.