Facts of Vanilla Ice
|Full Name||Robert Matthew Van Winkle|
|Last Name||Van Winkle|
|Birth Name||Robert Matthew Van Winkle|
|Other Name||Vanilla Ice,Robbie,IceMan|
|Profession||Rapper, Actor, TV Host|
|Birth City||Dallas, Texas|
|No Of Children||2|
|Awards||People's Choice Award winner,The Factual Entertainment Awards winner|
|Filmography||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze,Cool as Ice,The New Guy,That’s My Boy,The Ridiculous 6|
|Education||RL Turner High School|
|Date of Birth||October 31,1967|
Do You Know How Much Is The American Rapper Vanilla Ice Worth Of?
American rapper Vanilla Ice is worth of $12 million as of May 2020. Vanilla earns his fortune from his career as an actor, TV host, and a successful rapper.
Ice has released 7 studio albums titled Hooked, To The Extreme, Hard to Swallow, W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus) to date. Similarly, he has released hit songs like Play That Funky Music, Ice Ice Baby, Turn It Up, Rock Star Party, and several more. Vanilla won the Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist award in 1991 for Vanilla Ice.
Here is the account of his career as a rapper and his successful albums that got him financial and critical acclaim.
How Much Does Vanilla Ice Earn From His Career? What Is His Salary And Earnings?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Vanilla Ice is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million, whereas, The Richest estimated it to be at around $18 million as of May 2020.
His primary source of income is his career as a professional rapper. Besides he also earns a decent sum of money from his career as an actor and TV host.
In USA, an actor can earn at the range of $37.4k to $80k per year, whereas, a TV host can make around $21k to $312k per year. With an experience of over 3 decade, he surely earns above the average range.
He was reported to receive $1 million for his role as John ‘Johnny’ Van Owen in Cool as Ice.
Short Career Highlights
Before his career as a rapper, Vanilla was a street performer dancing with his break-dancing group: now popular as The Vanilla Ice Posse, aka. The V.I.P. He began writing lyrics and songs at the age of 16.
He later started performing in a nightclub named City Lights alongside the local DJ Earthquake, DJ D-Shay, and Zero. In 1987, Vanilla was signed by the owner of City Lights and his management company Ultrax.
Songs and Albums
He released his debut single Play That Funky Music along with Ice Ice Baby. Following the success of Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla was singed to SBK Records label owned by Universal Music Group.
He remixed and re-recorded his debut album Hooked under the title To The Extreme. The album became the fastest selling hip-hop album with 11 million copies sale and spending 16 weeks at no.1 on the Billboard 200.
Here is a list of his albums Vanilla released throughout his career:
|1989||To The Extreme/Hooked||Play That Funky Music, Ice Ice Baby, and I Love You|
|1991||Extremely Live||Rollin’ in My 5.0, Satisfaction, Road to My Riches|
|1994||Mind Blowin’||Roll Em Up, The Wrath, and Get Loose|
|1998||Hard To Swallow||Too Cold & S.N.A.F.U.|
|2001||Bi-Polar||Nothing Is Real, Get Your Ass Up, & Tha Weed Song|
|2005||Platinum Underground||Survivor, Tell Me Why, & Ninja Rap 2|
|2011||W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity, & Focus)||Turn It Up, Born on Halloween, & Rock Star Party|
Besides this, Vanilla has made a brief appearance in a few movies and like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Cool as Ice, The New Guy, That’s My Boy, The Ridiculous 6, and many more.
Recently in January 2019, Dave Franco was announced to play Vanilla Ice in the biopic chronicling the rapper. Currently, he hosts his own TV show The Vanilla Ice Project where he talks about his experience with houses and real estate.
Endorsements Deals, YouTube Earnings, & Philanthropic Works
Besides his professional career, Vanilla also generates an impressive amount of cash from his sponsorship and endorsements deals with big brands like Kawasaki, Nike, and Coca-Cola.
His self-titled YouTube channel is estimated to make $8 $121 per month to $91 to $1.4k per year with over 229k subscribers.
Besides this, Ice has been involved in various philanthropic and charitable works. In 2014, he was honored as ‘Outstanding Citizen of the Year’ by the Florida town for his spirit of dedication and giving to the town.
Instagram, Twitter also help boost his Wealth
Vanilla is very much active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He has over 437k followers on his Instagram, while his Twitter follower is over 344k as of September 2019.
Similarly, his social media profile also helps to boost his wealth with a decent amount of money.
Where Does The Rapper Reside? Know About His Assets & Lifestyle
The 52-year-old rapper has been living in Florida for over a decade as of 2019. He purchased his Miami Beach home in 1991 for just $1 million whose worth eventually grew to $14.9 million as of 2011.
Likewise, recently, he sold his Melbourne Beach house for $4.8 million. Well, the house that has four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms was also features in the nationally syndicated TV show "The Vanilla Ice Project."
The property also has a private beach spreading in around 300 feet and also flaunts a beautiful swimming pool, a garage and a detached cabana.
Vanilla is a car enthusiast and rides around some eye-catchy vehicles. He drives around cars like 1991 GMC Syclone ($25,970), 2008 Lincoln Mark LT ($39,000) which he customized later, 1937 Cadillac ($27,400), Ferrari F430 ($102,534 to $438,310), Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder ($181,900 to $259,100), and 1964 Cadillac Deville, which cost him $140,000 back then.
Besides this, information regarding his other assets and tax payment are kept under wraps. He surely gives away a huge sum of money from his fortune for his insurance policy and customization work.
Legal Issues And Charges
On 8th August 1988, Vanilla was arrested by the cops in South Dallas for illegal drag racing. In November 2004, Ice was fined $220 after his pet wallaroo Bucky and pet goat Pancho escaped from his Port St. Lucie, Florida and wandered around streets for a week.
In February 2015, Ice was charged and arrested with residential burglary and grand theft after he allegedly stole furniture, bicycles, pool heater, and other stuffs from a Florida home which was believed to be vacant. He later paid for the items.
Vanilla Ice’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, and Relationship
Vanilla was born Robert Matthew Van Winkle on 31st October 1967, in Dallas, Texas, the United States. He holds American nationality and has mixed ethnic background.
Winkle will turn 52 years old as of October 2019. He stands 6 feet (183 cm) tall in height.
Marriage, Children, and Divorce
Robert is currently single. He was married to his longtime wife Laura Giarritta. The couple tied the knot on 30th March 1997, and shares two daughters: Dusti Rain, born in 1998 and KeeLee Breeze, born in 2000.
However, Laura filed for divorce with Winkle in 2016 after 19 years of marriage. She claimed their marriage was irretrievably broken.
Prior to his marriage with Laura, Vanilla dated American singer Madonna in 1990. The pair dated for eight months before parting their ways.