Ja Rule is the stage name of Jeffrey Bruce Atkins. In short, he is a well-known rapper, but it should be mentioned that he has been involved in other activities as well, with an excellent example being his acting. Wealth-wise, it is interesting to note that there is an estimate of his current net worth being $8 million.
For those who are curious, Ja Rule was born in Hollis, which is a section of the Queens borough in New York City. Since his father left the family when he was still a child and his mother spent most of her time working, Ja Rule was raised for the most part by his grandparents, who were Jehovah's Witnesses. However, it should be noted that his mother left that particular religion when he was at the age of 12.
How Did Ja Rule Reach His Current Net Worth?
Regardless, Ja Rule's rap career started up in 1993. It was in those times that he started using his stage name, which was something that his friends called him. Initially, Ja Rule was a member of Cash Money Click, which showed a fair amount of promise before its plans came to a sudden stop because one of its members was sentenced to prison for a period of five years. As a result, their plans fell through, thus leading to the breakup of the group afterwards.
Still, Ja Rule continued to maintain a close relationship with DJ Irv, which is one of the reasons that he was eventually able to secure a new solo contract. From that point forward, he was able to build up, though it wasn't until 1999 that he started shooting towards true success. After all, 1999 was the year that saw him releasing his debut single "Holla Holla," which was a very successful song that served as the lead-in for what proved to be a very successful album.
Net Worth $8 Million
Name Jeffrey Bruce Atkins
Born Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York
Birth Date February 29, 1976
Source of Wealth Rapper, Actor, Entrepreneur
Country United States
Since that time, Ja Rule has continued to be involved in various activities. For example, he has continued to make new music, as shown by the fact that he has released seven studio albums so far and is set to release an eighth studio album at some point in the future. Likewise, it should be mentioned that he has shown up in a surprising number of movies and other projects, though it should be noted that in some of those cases, he showed up as himself. On top of this, Ja Rule has even wrote a memoir in which he discussed some of his struggles.
This is very relevant because Ja Rule has gotten into serious trouble with the law on multiple occasions. For example, there was the time when he was arrested for the possession of both guns and drugs in 2007. Furthermore, there was the time when he was sentenced to two years in prison for a separate incident for possession of guns in 2010, which was in addition to another 28 months in prison for tax evasion. Something that saw him in prison until 2013 when he was released. More recently, Ja Rule has been sued by more than a dozen individuals because of the fiasco that was the Fyre festival, though he hasn't been indicted for fraud like his partner Billy McFarland.
Success From His Music Career
Summed up, it should be clear that Ja Rule has made most of his money from his music. However, it seems safe to say that some of his money will have come from the rest of his activities as well. With that said, some people might think that Ja Rule's current net worth is lower than what a lot of individuals would expect from a relatively high-profile rapper who has been active since 1993, which might be connected to some of his legal issues. After all, if nothing else, Ja Rule's prison sentences meant that there was a period of his life in which he wouldn't have been as active as in other years. Something that is bound to have resulted in some missed opportunities. With that said, it will be interesting to see what happens from this point forward. As stated earlier, Ja Rule is still working on new music, which is sure to produce new changes in his net worth.
Memorable Ja Rule Quotes
- I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God's blessings in life.
- I'm a keep running through the red light living my life.
- Selfishness is the key quality that all successful people share. To be the best at what you do in any field, and to accomplish the goals you set for yourself, you have to be somewhat selfish.
- Don't hang out in your old neighborhood with your new cars and flash it to guys who don't have that. The only thing you're doing is making 'em hate.
- Cold hearts don't bleed. Still they pray for eternity, never seeing tomorrow.
- I came into the rap game in 1992; my life was changing, but my group wasn't successful; I also saw the biggest rappers in the world die all of a sudden in the ensuing years, so it was a matter of conquering yourself before you can conquer the world.
Written by Garrett Parker
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