For those who are unfamiliar with Ice Cube, he is considered to be one of the founders of gangsta rap. However, his career was not limited to his music, as shown by the fact that there are now a significant number of people who knows him best as a movie star. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that Ice Cube is now estimated to have a net worth of something along the lines of $140 million.
How Did Ice Cube Reach His Current Net Worth?
First, Ice Cube is famous for his music. Most people will be familiar with the fact that he was a member of N.W.A. at one point in time, as shown by the fact that about half of the lyrics on Straight Outta Compton had been written by him. However, Ice Cube was paid no more than a small amount for his role as a member of the group. Moreover, his contract made no statement on the matter of whether he was actually a member of the N.W.A. or not, which must have been insult on top of injury. Whatever the case, Ice Cube wound up leaving the N.W.A., with the result that he embarked on a successful solo career. So far, he has released nine studio albums, which have managed to bring him a fair amount of controversy as well as a fair amount of both critical and commercial success.
With that said, Ice Cube's acting career started in 1991 when he was cast in Boyz n the Hood, which was a hood drama that starred a number of names who have since gone on to great things in the entertainment industries. Regardless, the movie was a huge success, as shown by the fact that it made $57.5 million on a $6.5 million budget. Moreover, Ice Cube received critical acclaim for his performance, which explains much about how he has gone on to have a very successful career as an actor. For proof, look no further than the fact that he has been working on movies on a regular basis ever since that time as not just an actor but also a writer, a producer, and even on one occasion, a director. In fact, Ice Cube is expected to have a huge role in the upcoming Last Friday, which will the final installment in the Friday franchise of movies.
On top of this, Ice Cube has an interest in business as well. This interest in business extends beyond the usual range of endorsements, though Ice Cube does have those, as shown by the fact that he has endorsed Coors Light Beer and other products. For instance, Ice Cube has a clothing line called Solo By Cube, which is particularly interesting because it features hooded sweatshirts that have built-in headphones. Moreover, Ice Cube is one of the co-founders of BIG3, which is a 3-on-3 basketball league that features retired NBA players for the most part. So far, it has had one season, but it is not unreasonable to speculate that it could prove successful in the long run because its setup makes it clear that it has no interest in competing with the NBA whatsoever. Something that should help it in its critical efforts to carve out its own niche, which is a critical step for any business that doesn't want to go up against bigger and better-established competitors in a head-to-head manner.
Ice Cube's Net Worth Should Keep Growing
Summed up, the source of Ice Cube's current net worth is not exactly what one can call mysterious. After all, he is one of the most successful rappers out there, who released nine studio albums over the course of two decades. Moreover, he is a successful actor who takes on a wide range of roles as well as a wide range of projects, which says much about his capabilities in that regard. Based on this, it seems safe to say that Ice Cube's net worth will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. For now, it is estimated to be $140 million. However, as time passes, it seems probable that it will continue to grow and grow, meaning that new estimates will continue to be needed in the future.
Written by Garrett Parker
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