In the American entertainment industry, Ice Cube is a very prominent name. He is an excellent rapper, filmmaker, and actor. In addition, as a member of N. W. A., Ice Cube was enlisted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Now, let’s find out, is Ice Cube a billionaire?
Of course, Ice Cube is not a billionaire. Currently, he possesses an estimated net worth of 160 million dollars. Ice Cube made his fortune by working as a rapper, actor, and filmmaker. Besides, he was with two commercially successful groups, including the C. I. A. group and the N. W. A. group.
Music Career of Ice Cube
Ice Cube is renowned for creating rap and hip-hop songs. His career journey also started through music in 1989. So, it is evident that Ice Cube made most of his fortune from his music career.
In 1990, Ice Cube released his first music album named Amerikkka’s Most Wanted under Priority. As it was his first album, his popularity skyrocketed. The album acquired the 19th peak position of the US Billboard 200.
Besides, Ice Cube’s first album was RIAA: Platinum and BPI: Silver certified. Until now, he has released a vast range of 10 studio albums. Except for the last album, all the studio albums of Ice Cube are under the top 20 ranks of Billboard 200.
Let’s find out some of the most commercially successful music albums of Ice Cube and the number of sales the albums got below:
|Name of the Album (Released Date)||Total Sales (In US Dollars)|
|Death Certificate (29 October 1991)||2 million|
|The Predator (17 November 1992)||2.2 million|
|Laugh Now, Cry Later (6 June 2006)||547 thousand|
|Raw Footage (19 August 2008)||70 thousand (Sales on First Week)|
|Everythang’s Corrupt (7 December 2018)||8 thousand|
Besides the studio albums, Ice Cube has released six compilation albums until now. Now, talking about his single songs, he has released a total of 27 tracks since 1990. Moreover, Ice Cube has also worked to create soundtracks, and surprisingly he has 12 soundtrack albums.
Ice Cube’s Music Videos
Ice Cube is not only famous for hip-hop and rap songs but also for working in music videos. His filmography record is full of music videos. In 1989, Ice Cube first appeared in a music video of N. W. A. and initialized his music career.
In the following year, Ice Cube worked on four more music videos. He has acted in a total of 35 music videos until now. In 2017, Ice Cube did his last music video named Ice Cube: Good Cop Bad Cop.
Filmography Career of Ice Cube
Besides songs and music videos, Ice Cube has achieved massive success in the film and television industry. The first film where he acted was Boyz n the Hood (1991), and its IMDb rating is 7.8. In that movie, Ice Cube was in the role of Doughboy.
After a successful movie, Ice Cube caught the eye of movie and rap song lovers. Until 2020, he has worked in a total of 36 films and films, including Anaconda, CB4, Three Kings, Torque, The High Note, etc.
Currently, Ice Cube is working on four films, including Humbug, Accidentes, Ride Along 3, and Flint Strong. Besides, there is a movie called War of the Worlds, where he acted in the post-production stage.
Now talking about the TV series, Ice Cube has gotten a strong position in the television industry. There are three television series where he worked until now. Besides, Ice Cube is working in a series right now named (R)evolution.
The television series where he worked until now are listed below:
|TV Series Name (Year)||Role Name (Number of Episodes)|
|Sinbad (1994)||Ice Cube (1)|
|The Bernie Mac Show (2002)||Ice Cube (1)|
|Are We There Yet? (2010 – 2012)||Terrence Kingston (20)|
|(R)evolution (Filming)||Unknown (0)|
Ice Cube’s pre-career Story
On 15 June 1969, Ice Cube was born in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. His father is Hosea Jackson. He was a UCLA groundskeeper and machinist. On the other hand, Ice Cube’s mother is Doris, a custodian and hospital clerk.
Ice Cube has an elder brother. Besides, he had a half-sister. When Ice Cube was 12 years old, his half-sister was killed. However, in 1990, Ice Cube converted to Islam and said that he is a natural Muslim, as there is just he and god.