Facts of Ja Rule
How Much Is Ja Rule’s Net Worth?
Professional since 1993, Ja Rule, born as Jeffrey Bruce Atkins is one of the versatile personalities in America. The 43-year-old American rapper, singer, songwriter as well as an actor, Rule has earned himself a hefty fortune and the tag of a millionaire.
Nominated for Grammy Awards for 4 times, Ja Rule has an estimated net worth of $8 million including his million dollars mansion and other asset collection.
Signed with the label Murder Inc. and Fontana Distribution, the rapper has released 7 studio albums, among which Rule 3:36 (2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the US Billboard 200. Though despite the huge success, he is not free from the legal issues and prison encounter.
Ja Rule’s Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources & Earnings
No doubt that Ja Rule with his successful career of over 25 years has garnered massive fame as well as monetary benefits. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rule owns the net worth of $8 million as of April 2019.
Back in 2017, the fortune of the American rapper cum singer recorded $5 million as per The Richest.
Rule’s primary source of income is the music career and foundation of Record Labels, alongside albums sales and tours. Besides this, his earnings also get aid from his TV and movie appearances.
Ja Rule began rapping his career hip hop group Cash Money Click alongside members Chris Black and O-1 and collaborated with TVT Records from 1993 to 1995.
Then by 1997, he had signed with Murder Inc. Records, founded by Irv Gotti and released the debut album Venni Vetti Vecci (1999).
Well, out of his 7 albums, Ja Rule produced 6 albums with Murder Inc. Records which are: Venni Vetti Vecci, Rule 3:36, Pain Is Love, The Last Temptation, Blood in My Eye, and R.U.L.E.
The 7th album Pain Is Love 2 (2012) was released with M-PIRE and Fontana Distribution.
Earnings From Album Sales
|Venni Vetti Vecci (1999)||2 million copies||$2.37 million|
|Rule 3:36 (2000)||4 million copies||$4.8 million|
|Pain Is Love (2001)||3.6 million copies||$3.75 million|
|The Last Temptation (2002)||237,000||$241,000|
|Blood in My Eye (2003)||468,000 copies sold||$470,000|
|Pain Is Love 2 (2012)||3,200 copies sold||$3,450|
Currently, Ja Rule is working on his 2019 album Twelve.
As reported, the rapper’s made a total of $40 million from his sold-out tours from 1999 to 2005. Then, in 2006, from touring and royalties of older album sales, he had accumulated the sum of $8 million.
TV Appearances & Movies
Alongside music career, Ja Rule also tried out his luck in movies as well as made many TV appearances. His first movie appearance was through Turn It Up in 2000, though the movie was a disappointment as it collected only $1.2 million upon the budget of $13 million.
List of his movie box office collection:
|The Fast and the Furious (2001)||Edwin (supporting role)||$38 million||$207.3 million|
|Scary Movie 3 (2003)||Agent Thompson||$48 million||$220.7 million|
|Shall We Dance? (2004)||Hip Hop bar performer||$50 million||$170.1 million|
Well, some of his TV appearances include:
- MadTV (2002-2004)
- South Beach (2006)
- Ridiculousness (2016) which is hosted by Rob Dyrdek and co-hosted by Sterling Brim and Chanel West Coast
Despite many acting credits, Ja Rule never disclosed his earnings from acting, probably he made hefty thousands of dollars as the average paycheck of an actor in the United States is around $50,000.
Endorsement Deals, Instagram & YouTube Earnings
Ja Rule’s product endorsement or sponsorships earnings is not out meanwhile but can sum up a hefty sum with his deals, no doubt. He has endorsed brands like Coca-Cola, Foot Locker, and Steve Madden.
He reportedly endorsed Hilary Clinton in the 2015 President Campaign.
Well as per Influencer Marketing Hub, if he endorses brands or products, Rule can easily pocket $2,444 - $4,073 per sponsored post on Instagram, where his followers are over 821K.
Also, Ja Rule has a YouTube channel JaRuleVEVO that has over 616.3K subscribers and 519.65 million views.
The Social Blade reports that the channel earns him $24.6K - $393.5K per year which comes to be $2K - $32.8K per month.
Assets, Charity, Lifestyle & Expenses
Currently, Ja Rule lives with his wife Aisha Atkins in his house in Saddle River, New Jersey. The rapper bought the 3,890 sq. ft, property on October 18, 2001, for $1.875 million.
The house has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a big kitchen featuring a wood theme. As reported, Ja Rule’s house costs him the insurance premium of around $1,149.
Sources cite that the average house cost in New Jersey comes to be in the range of $250,000-$$320,000.
Besides this, the rapper cum actor also owns a collection of luxury cars worth hundreds of thousand dollars. His collection includes:
- Mint Green Lamborghini Murcielago (worth around $360,000) - 6.5 liter V12 Engine
- Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe ($400,000)- Convertible 4-seat
- BMW i8 (stars from $147,500)
- Range Rover
Surely, Ja Rule lives a lavish lifestyle owning such massive net worth and impressive asset collection. Fond of jewelry, Rule also makes expenses on costly attires, parties, travels, and daily life luxury.
As reported, his jewelry collection worth is around $100,000 which includes diamond-encrusted bracelet, rings, diamond studs, and gold chains.
Furthermore, the American music personality has a collection of impressive sneakers Adidas, Puma, Air Jordan 11 Retro, and Nike Air Jordan Retro 3 Flip Sneakers.
Tax & Insurance
Owning a property in New Jersey, Ja Rule’s house bills 2.16% of the asset’s assessed value as property tax. In addition to that, Rule has to pay $402,100 as income tax upon the annual earnings of $1 million.
Well, various online sources report that his BMW i8 calls on the yearly insurance of $1,932 while Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini cost him $5,138 and $6,000 respectively.
Legal Allegations, Bails & Feuds
Back in 2003, after Jar Rule assaulted a man in Toronto and found guilty, it snatched a fine of $1,200 from him. Later in July 2004, Rule along with fellow rapper Lil Wayne was arrested for gun and drug possession charges.
As reported, after pleading guilty for the possession of a weapon after the 2007 aftermentioned concert, he received a 2-year sentence on December 13, 2010.
Moreover, his tax evasion for more than $3 million in earnings from 2004–2006, Ja-Rule got an additional 28-month prison in July 2011, for a bail of $500,000.
In April 2017, Ja Rule who founded Fyre Media, Inc., a talent agency alongside Billy McFarland encountered a $100 million class action suit after the Fyre Festival in Hamilton, Bahamas, came to be a logistical failure.
Interesting Fact: More than a dozen lawsuits were filed against Ja Rule and his business partner Billy McFarland by July 1, 2017, after the failure of Fyre Festival.
Feuds & Lawsuit
Well, Lil’ Mo, in January 2003, while co-hosting 106 & Park: Prime, she gave a shout-out to 50 Cent, just seconds after the premiere of Ja Rule’s video. Well, it outraged Ja Rule due to his previous feud with 50 Cent which now added Lil’ Mo in it.
So, Ja Rule released a deprecatory track Loose Change that covered up Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Chris Lighty and Lil' Mo.
It led Lil’ Mo to spark controversy and in April 2003, she stated that Ja Rule and his record labels did pay or even credited her contributions to Rule's records I Cry and Put It on Me. Then in 2005, Lil’ Mo filed a $15 million lawsuit against Ja Rule, Murda Inc., and Def Jam Records.
But surprisingly, the two reconciled in 2010.
Ja Rule’s Personal Details: Age, Family, Education & Married Life
Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Bruce Atkins on February 29, 1976, in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York. The rapper was raised by his mother Debra Atkins, a healthcare worker as his father William left the family when he was very young.
For a fact, Ja Rule is the only child of his parents; when he was 5, his younger sister Kristen died in the womb. He holds American nationality and is of black ethnicity.
Before landing in the music career, Ja Rule aka Atkins used to sell drugs but later persuaded his rap career in 1993.
As of April 2019, Rule’s age is 43 and has a height of 5 ft. 8 inches (173 cm).
Well, Ja Rule is a married man and enjoys a blissful relationship with his wife Aisha Murray Atkins. The couple married on April 14, 2001, and is together ever since. They also share 3 children together: Brittney Asja Atkins (born in 1995), Jeffrey Jr. (born in 2000), and Jordan (born in 2005).
Fun Fact: Atkins aka Jar Rule earned his GED in February 2012 while he was in prison.