How much is Ja Rule worth? $8 million
How did Ja Rule earn his money and wealth?
Ja Rule, real name Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, was born on 29 February 1976 in Hollis, Queens to William and Debra Atkins. His father left the family when Ja was very young. Later, as his mother devoted much of her time as a healthcare worker, Ja was majorly raised by his grandparents. He attended Public School 134 and was later shifted to Middle School 172. He was nicknamed as ‘Ja Rule’ by one of his friends in high school. Ja developed a passion for music since his childhood days and always dreamt of becoming a famous musician. Starting from the year 19990, Ja began penning down songs.
Ja Rule is not is not only an American rapper but is also a singer, record producer, record executive, songwriter and an actor. He created his own hip-hop group called ‘Cash Money Click’ along with two of his friends in the year 1993 and released a few singles in the year 1995. Even though the group’s music gained a little attention, they could not make it big owing to one of the partners getting imprisoned. Ja shares an acquaintance with Irv Gotti who was involved with ‘Def Jam Records’ and in 1998, he helped Ja earn a contract with the label. He soon featured in the single ‘Can I Get A….’ in Jay-Z’s music album which went on to become a hit.
Ja released his debut album titled ‘Venni Vetti Vecci’ in the year 1999 which peaked at number 3 in Billboard 200. The album was later certified platinum in the United States. In 2000, Ja released ‘Rule 3:36’ which debuted at number 1 position in the Billboard 200 music chart. The same year, he also made his acting debut in the hip-hop drama titled ‘Turn It Up’ after which he played minor roles in the movies ‘Fast and the Furious’ in 2001 and ‘Half Past Dead’ in 2002.
Ja released his third studio album titled ‘Pain is Love’ in the year 2001 which featured 3 top 10 hit singles and became a commercial success. The following year, he released his album titled ‘The Last Temptation’ which also became a smash hit. In 2003, Ja released the album ‘Blood in My Eye.’ The same year he was also seen playing the role of Agent Thompson in the horror comedy movie ‘Scary Movie 3.’
Ja released his sixth album titled ‘R.U.L.E’ in the year 2004. He starred in the 2005 film ‘Back in the Day,’ where he played the role of Reggie Cooper. Later, Jaw played minor supporting roles in the movies like ‘Don’t Fade Away’ in 2009, ‘Wrong Side of Town’ in 2010 and ‘The Cookout 2’ in 2012.
What are the highest grossing songs of Ja Rule?
- I’m Real (2001): Peaked at #1
- Always On Time (2002): Peaked at #1
- Ain’t It Funny (2002): Peaked at #1
- Mesmerize (2003): Peaked at #2
- Wonderful (2004): Peaked at #5
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