J Cole Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $4.5 Million

Profession:  American rapper, producer, and actor



Jermaine Lamarr Cole also known as J Cole (stage name) is an American hip hop artist, songwriter and record producer born on born January 28, 1985 in 97th General Hospital at a United States Army base in Frankfurt, West Germany. He is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina and gained recognition in the late 2007 following the release of his mix tape THE COME UP. Cole released his second mix tape, The Warm Up, which was followed by the third mix tape, Friday Night Lights, in 2010.

After the release of The Come Up, Cole was called upon by American rapper Jay-Z and subsequently signed him for his record label Roc Nation, in 2009.His father is African-American and served in the United States Army. His father left Cole’s family when Cole was still young and, Cole relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised by his mother, aunt and cousin.




He Started rapping at the age 12, and became serious about it at the age of 15. He started up with a local group called Bomm Sheltuh, which included rappers Nervous Reck. At age 14, Cole had notebooks filled with rhymes, but no beats of his own to record them with. 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”.


He attended Terry Sanford High School and decided to study guitar under the well-known artist Mark Ebert. He finalised that he had a better chance of getting a record deal, so he chose to attend St. John’s University on an academic scholarship .He majored in communication and minored in business.

Cole’s first album hit #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart when it was released in September 2011, earned him a gold plaque and spawned the platinum-selling, hit-single “Work Out.” He promises Born Sinner will top it all. “I think I’m somebody that’s finally starting to realize how good I am and starting to realize I can do anything I put my mind to, as cliché as it sounds,” he says.

To celebrate the anniversary of the release of The Warm Up mix tape, J. Cole released a freestyle entitled “The Last Stretch” on June 15, 2010. On June 21 of that year, J. Cole premiered the music video to his first single “Who Dat” on the BET program 106 & Park.[24] In August 2010 J. Cole, was awarded the UMA Male Artist of the Year thanks to his heralded The Warm Up mix tape and a high profile deal with Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation at the 2010 Underground Music Awards.




 What’s your dream car now?

J COLE:  A car is the last thing on my mind. You know why? I like taking steps. I couldn’t see myself in a Bentley, ’cause I’m not there yet, I couldn’t do that, so I don’t even like it yet. I saw Wayne’s Bugatti, and I did like that. I ain’t gon’ lie. That shit looked like a real Batmobile. I’ll say that, a Bugatti Veyron. I wouldn’t mind having that.”



How much is too much to spend on a haircut?

J COLE: I just spent $100, which is definitely too much for anybody. When I was getting my haircut as just a citizen of the world, my haircuts were $20. But you know what it is, I just like to take care of my barber because when I need him to be there, he’s there, so the price that I pay reflects our relationship.

 What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?

J COLE: The lobster mac and cheese at Catch. I probably discovered it about six or seven months ago and just got hooked.

                                Dream job: Wants to Open a Cheesecake Factory



According to Soundscan  J Cole sophomore studio album beat sales of Kanye’s Yeezus. It’s his first debut among the Billboard 200 with album sales over 200,000 and so far the album has sold 400,000 lamost reaching Gold in 3 weeks. He has been named one of the top rappers in his generation. His music and singles have received positive reviews from critics.

J Cole earned a majority of his net worth in 2011 from album sales pulling in an estimated $2 from each cd sold. He is also paid $75,000 per show.




2014: World’s Best Song: “Power Trip” featuring Miguel (Pending)

2014: World’s Best Album: “Born Sinner” (pending)

2014: World’s Best Video: “Power Trip” featuring Miguel (pending)

2014: World’s Best Male Artist (pending)

2014: World’s Best Live Act (pending)

2014: World’s Best Entertainer of the Year (pending)

Grammy Awards

 2012: Best New Artist (Nominated)

2014: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “”Power Trip” featuring Miguel (Nominated)

BET Awards

2011: Best New Artist (Nominated)

2012: Best Hip Hop Artist (Nominated)[citation needed

2012: Best Collaboration: “Party (Remix)” (NOMINATED)




  • Cole’s story begins with music, but extends so far outside of the recording studio. In February he was invited to Harvard University to spearhead an hour-long lecture titled “The Next Move: A Conversation With J. Cole,” where he spoke with students about his early influences, dreams of playing professional basketball in the NBA and lyrical inspiration.


  • Jay Z gave J. Cole his original Roc-a-Fella chain during a New York concert on January 28. The gift was presented to Cole during a performance at the Madison Square Garden stop of Cole’s What Dreams May Come Tour. Jay Z was not the only guest to hit the stage with Cole. Kendrick Lamar also made a special appearance.

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