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Facts of J Cole

Full NameJ Cole
First NameJ
Last NameCole
Birth NameJermaine Lamarr Cole
ProfessionRapper, Record Executive
Birth CityFrankfurt
Birth CountryWets Germany
Mother NameKay Cole
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMelissa Holt
No Of Children1
AwardsBET Hip Hop Awards
EducationSt. John University
Height189 cm
Weight91 kg
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Twitter Profile
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Date of Birth28,1985
Married Date2015

Four-time BET Hip Hop Awards winning American rapper J .Cole is also a songwriter and a record producer who has previously produced hit singles for Janet Jackson and Kendrick Lamar. He is best known for his albums, KOD, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and 4 Your Eyez Only which have hit songs like Shea Butter Baby, No Role Modelz, and MIDDLE CHILD, and many others. 

Social Media Earnings and Endorsement Deals

The American rapper is available on Instagram as @realcoleworld, where he has over 5 million followers to his profile. The estimated earnings of every post on his social media is believed to be $9,939 - $16,565.

YouTube Earnings

He also has a YouTube channel of his name which boasts of more than 4 million subscribers and the monthly estimated earnings of the channel are $625 - $10K, which makes his yearly earnings to be somewhere between $7.5K - $119.9K. It is believed that Cole earns $788,000 from online streaming sites.

American rapper, J. Cole
Caption: Rapper J. Cole

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His Vevo channel, JColeVEVO has 1.83 million subscribers as of September 2019 and the estimated earnings of the channel per month are $3.6K - $57K while its yearly earnings are estimated to be $42.8K - $684.2K. 


Cole has endorsed major sports brand PUMA and was seen posing beside Usain Bolt, Cara Delevigne, and Adriana Lima at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Aside from that he also endorses Bally, Adidas, Nike, and Sprite.

What is J. Cole's Net Worth in 2019?

The Billboard Music Award-winning singer has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2019. 

J. Cole's Net Worth Details- His earnings from Record Sales and Other Sources of Income

J Cole started his career as a rapper while he was 17 under the name Therapist. He posted his songs online on several internet forums. He released his debut mixtape titled The Come Up in 2007.

He was then signed to Roc Nation by American rapper Jay-Z whereupon he released mixtapes The Warm Up (2009) and Friday Night Lights (2010). He then toured with Canadian rapper Drake in 2011 and shortly after the tour he released his first official studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story.

As of 2019, the ATM singer has released 5 studio albums, 3 compilation albums, 20 music videos, 1 live album, and 50 hot singles. 

Over the course of his career, J. Cole has worked with hip hop artists like DJ Khaled, Wale, Beyoncé, Missy Elliot, Trey Songz, Tyga, Miguel, and A Tribe Called Quest

He is also the proud owner of his own record label Dream Records, where his wife serves as the CEO.


By far J. Cole has earned $117 million from his career as a rapper and a record executive.

Tours and Concerts

Being a  musician he also earns money form concerts and tours that he has been on and form the ones that he has headlined. He was supporting act in 2011's Loud Tour where he toured with Rihanna and in 2014's Rapture Tour as a support to Eminem.

He has headlined tours like Cole World... World Tour, Dollar & A Dream Tour III: Friday Night Lights, 4 Your Eyez Only World Tour, and Dollar & A Dream Tour 2014: The Warm Up, to name someThe American rapper hasn't disclosed his earnings from the concerts and also the performance fee charges from his shows. His tours help him accumulate a total revenue of $5.5 million approx.

Cole's Yearly Earnings

His estimated earnings over the years are listed down below:

  • 2014 - $7 million
  • 2015 - $11 million
  • 2016 - $14 million
  • 2017 - $19 million
  • 2018 - $36 million
  • 2019 - $30 million

Assets- Houses And Cars

He owns a 1,600 sq feet house in Forest Hills Drive, Fayetteville which he bought in June 2014 for $121,000. The was vandalized by spray paint, whereupon he wrote the song Neighbors

There is no information regarding other houses that he owns.


He owns a few cool rides like a Buggati Veyron of $3 million, a Bentley Continental which can be bought for $174,958, and a Ford Mustang GT which is available in the market at $59,140.

Philanthropy, Insurance, And Taxes

The Black Friday singer donated $10,000 to Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. He is the founder of the Dreamville Foundation which helps in uplifting the youth of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

J. Cole posing with the youth of Fayetteville
Caption: J. Cole with the youth of Fayetteville as part of the Dreamville Foundation

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We have no detailed information regarding the insurance policies that he has been following for the safekeeping of his family and himself and also for his assets.

He must be paying a huge sum of money as taxes for his $35 million wealth which is inclusive of his houses and cars.

J. Cole's Personal Life- Ethnicity, Education, Spouse, Height And Weight

He was born as Jermaine Lamarr Cole on  28th January 1985 at a military base in Frankfurt, West Germany. He is the son of army veteran and his mother Kay Cole worked at the United States Postal Service. 

He has a brother named Zach Cole. His father abandoned the family when Cole still in his youth. He is of American nationality, and his ethnicity is mixed comprising of African-American and of white American.

Academic Qualifications

Cole graduated from his high school with a 4.2 GPA an then got accepted to St John's University under a scholarship. He majored in Computer Science from the institution.

He then transferred to Business Communication after seeing the lonely life of his computer science professor. Jermaine graduated in 2007 with a 3.8 GPA. 

J. Cole's Love life

34 years old J. Cole is a married man who is married to his high school sweetheart Melissa Holt. They met while attending St. John's University and got engaged in 2010.

J Cole with Melissa Holt
Caption: J Cole with his wife Melissa Holt

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The news of their wedding was revealed by the rapper in an interview in 2016 with Ryan Coogler. Together they have a son but haven't disclosed the name of their kid due to privacy reasons.

Height And Weight

The American rapper stands tall with a height of 6 feet and 2.25 inches (189 cms) and his body weighs about 91 kg (201 lbs).

Earnings From Record Sales

Being a rapper, he earns a majority of his net worth for the sales of record albums which have been given below:

Cole World: The Sideline Story 2011$500,000
Born Sinner2013$600,000
2014 Forest Hills Drive2014$1,031,000
4 Your Eyez Only2016$6.2 million
KOD2018$13.3 million
Updated On Mon Sep 23 2019 Published On Mon Sep 23 2019 By BluePrince