Who is J. Cole?
J. Cole is an extraordinary rapper who has gained a huge fan following by his amazing presenting style. He is best known for studio albums such as Cole World: The Sideline Story and Forest Hills Drive.
Besides rapping, he has expanded his career to producing and acting. His record label, Dreamville Records has recorded lots of songs. Three of his recording albums have earned platinum certification as well.
How much is J. Cole's net worth?
J. Cole’s net worth is $35 million dollars.
How has he earned this wealth?
He has earned this huge wealth by the grace of lots of recording albums, concert tours, record labels, and brand endorsements of some companies.
One of his musical tours Dollar and Dream Tour grossed $2 million.
A short overview of J. Cole's earnings from 2014 to 2019
- 2014- 7 million. 2015- 11 million.
- 2016- 14 million. 2017- 19 million.
- 2018- 36 million.
- 2019- 30 million.
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Let's Take a Glance at Some Unknown Facts about J. Cole
- To be excellent at playing the violin, J. Cole was the first chair violinist during school days.
- He began his own music production at the age of 15 after getting ASR-X.
- His studio album ” Forest Hills Drive” earned a gold certification from RIAA & Music Canada.
- He is the founder of a non-profit organization “The Dreamville Foundation”.
- On 27 April 2018, he announced “Dreamville Festival” which featured local music, culture, food, & art.
A Mini Biography of J. Cole
- His birth name is Jermaine Lamar Cole.
- Popularly known as J. Cole.
- He was born on 28 January 1985 at Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany.
- Kay Cole is his mother.
- By nationality, he is an American.
- He belongs to mixed ethnicity.
- He believes in the Christian religion.
- Aquarius is his zodiac sign.
- He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor by profession.
- He is a married person and his spouse’s name is Melissa Heholt.
- He is 35 years old by now.
- Physical factors.
J. Cole's Early Life
J. Cole was born on 28th January 1985 at Frankfurt, Hesse. His father was a part of the United States Army. On the other hand, his mother worked for the US Postal Service. He also has an elder brother called Zach Cole.
Their father left them at a very early age. After that, Kay Cole took the responsibility to give her sons a better life. At the age of eight, J. Cole moved to North Carolina with his mother. And he spent the early years of his life there.
Educational Background of J. Cole
J. Cole has a rich educational background. He passed his high school life with a brilliant result having a GPA of 4.2. Afterwards, he moved to New York and enrolled himself at the St. John’s University on a scholarship.
In St. John’s University, his major subject was computer Science but switched to Communication and Business soon after. In 2007, he graduated from this university with GPA- 3.8 and obtained his degree in 2015 during a homecoming concert. During university life, he performed the duty of president in a Pan-African student coalition called Haraya.
J. Cole's Personal Life
J. Cole shared a vow with Melissa Heholt in 2015. Both of them studied at the same university. At present, Melissa works as the executive director of the Dreamville Foundation. They are now blessed with two kids. In May 2018, J. Cole first spoke about her son in a radio interview.
J. Cole in Music Industry
J. Cole was passionate about music from a very early age. He along with one of his cousins started practising music very early. In that case, his mother was of great support for him. However, before getting into music, he occasionally worked as a newspaper salesman, file clerk, and a bill collector.
J. Cole released his first mixtape “The Come Up” under the label of By Any Means. In 2009, he launched his second mixtape titled The Warm Up and earned huge applause from the audience. Following his second mixtape, he launched another mixtape called Frіdау Nіght Lіghtѕ іn 2010.
Besides mixtape, Cole has done six studio albums. His first studio album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” became available to market in 2011. Soon after the release, the album reached the first position on Billboard 200, US Rap, and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Moreover, it also has gold and platinum certifications.
Some of the other studio albums are as follows.
- Born Sinner (2013)
- Forest Hills Drive (2014)
- 4 Yours Eyez Only (2016)
- KOD (2018)
- The Fall Off (2020)
During his fabulous music career, he has collaborated with many musicians including Јау Z, Wаlеѕ, Таlіb Кwеlі, В.о.В’ѕ, Drаkе, Тrеу Ѕоngѕ, Каnуе Wеѕt.
Furthermore, he has made lots of musical tours all over the world such as Cole World…. World Tour (2011), What Dreams May Come Tour (2013-14), Dollar & Dream Tour (2013), Forest Hills Drive Tour (2015) and so on.
J. Cole as Record Producer
Besides being a rap star, J. Cole works as a successful producer. He co-founded a recording label “Dreamville Records” with Ibrahim Hamad in 2007. The label has launched nine albums till now. Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, and many other artists have recorded their singles under this label. He is also a shareholder of the music streaming service, Tidal.
J. Cole in Television & Film Industry
This multi-talented personality has also been featured in some television shows and movies. Some of them includes:
- J. Cole: Road to Homecoming (2015)
- Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming (2015)
- Eyez (2016)
- J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only (2017)
Awards & Achievements
Chance has been awarded many times for his outstanding performance in the music industry. Some of his noteworthy achievements are as follows.
Names of Awards
BET Hip-Hop Award
Billboard Music Award
Soul Train Award