J. Cole Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born as Jermaine Cole on 28 January 1985, in Frankfurt, (then) West Germany, to a father in the US Army, and a German mother working for the US Postal Service, J. Cole is a rap artist, record producer, as well as a songwriter who came to prominence in 2007 with the release of his debut mixtape, “The Come Up”.

So just how rich is J. Cole? According to sources, J. Cole’s net worth is estimated to be over $8 million, the majority of his wealth having been accumulated from his rapping career, which began in the late 1990s.

J. Cole Net Worth $8 Million

Soon after his birth, his father left, and his mother moved the family to North Carolina. Cole’s passion for rapping started at the early age of 12, and before he turned 15 he was already writing his own lyrics. When he was 17 years old, J. Cole took the nickname of “Therapist” and started posting his songs on the Internet.However, he didn’t neglect his education, and won a scholarship which enabled him to study computer science at St John’s University in New York City, then switching to communications and business. However, because of an unpaid library fine, he didn’t receive his degree until 2015!

J. Cole released his first mixtape “The Come Up” after he graduated from college, and it was enough to attract the attention of Jay-Z, who signed him to his record label the “Roc Nation”. Cole came out with his second mixtape entitled “The Warm Up”, and around the same time started to be featured on the tracks of various artists, including Jay-Z, Wale, Talib Kweli and B.o.B.  J. Cole then went on to produce another mixtape, and two years later, in 2011, Cole came out with his debut studio work entitled “Cole World: The Sideline Story”. A highly anticipated album, it was positively accepted by the critics and the audience, and with a #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, became one of the best-selling albums of the year, selling over 218 000 copies in the first week, and to date over 660 000 copies, which resulted in it receiving Gold certification from the RIAA. The album also spawned three singles and was nominated for American Music Awards, and BET Hip Hop Awards.Ever since then, J. Cole has been enjoying commercial success, while his mainstream fan base grew over time.

J. Cole was already on the rise at the time, even before he released his first studio work. In 2010, Cole was featured on the list of “50 Great Breakthrough Artists”, where he placed at #49. Cole then came out with his third mixtape “Friday Night Lights”, which was not only loved by his audience but earned him a BET Hip Hop Award for Best Mixtape of the Year. Soon after that Cole released his debut studio album, which only added to Cole’s growing fame. More recently, in 2013, Cole released his second studio work under the name of “Born Sinner”, which features guest appearances from TLC, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and others. The album did as well on the market as its predecessor, as it peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 297 000 copies during its debut week. Since then, he has released the live album “Forest Hills Drive – Live” in 2016, now certified platinum and which won various awards, and also in 2016 the studio album “4 Your Eyez Only” which was followed by a documentary of the same title, all drawing considerable interest, and adding to J. Cole’s net worth.

In his personal life, J. Cole married Melissa Heholt in 2015, and the couple have a daughter born the following year. They reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 28, 1985
Birth place: Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession:Record producer, Rapper, Songwriter, Music artist
Education:Terry Sanford High School, St. John's University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Melissa Heholt (m. 2015)
Parents:Kay Cole
Siblings:Zach Cole
Awards:BET Hip Hop Award for Best Mixtape of the Year (2011 (2011), 2014, 2015, 2016), Billboard Music Awards (2015)
Record labels:Dreamville Records, Roc Nation, Interscope, Columbia, ByStorm
Nominations:Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards
TV shows:J. Cole: Road to Homecoming (2015), Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming (2015), Eyez (2016), J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only (2017), Raising Bertie (2017)
Albums:The Come Up (mixtape (mixtape), 2007), Friday Night Lights (2010), The Come Up (2007), The Warm Up (2009), Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011), Born Sinner (2013), 2014 Forest Hills Drive, 4 Your Eyez Only (2016), Forest Hills Drive: Live (2016)
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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance· Jeremih
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "2014 Forest Hills Drive."
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap PerformanceFor the song "Apparently."
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration· Janet Jackson
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Song - Contemporary· Janet Jackson
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Miguel
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social Message· TLC
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video· Miguel
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Rap Critic Reviews2012-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short performer: "Nobody's Perfect" / producer: "Nobody's Perfect" / writer: "Nobody's Perfect"
Project X2012performer: "Blow Up" / writer: "Blow Up"
Work Out2011Video short performer: "Work Out" / producer: "Work Out" / writer: "Work Out"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video short performer: "In the Morning" / writer: "In the Morning"
WWE Tribute to the Troops2010TV Special writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited
The View2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
2010 American Music Awards2010TV Special writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited
Step Up 3D2010performer: "Who Dat" / writer: "Who Dat" - as Jermaine Cole
Who Dat2010Video short performer: "Who Dat" / producer: "Who Dat" / writer: "Who Dat"
Simba2009Video short performer: "Simba" / producer: "Simba" / writer: "Simba"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short writer
Work Out2011Video short writer
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video short writer
Who Dat2010Video short writer
Simba2009Video short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short executive producer
Work Out2011Video short executive producer
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video short executive producer
Who Dat2010Video short producer
Simba2009Video short producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nobody's Perfect2012Video short
Who Dat2010Video short
Simba2009Video short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spicy Mac Project2009Genius Wrapper
Executive Decision2008ShortGeorge McKenna

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
As Written: Melanie Fiona2012TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 2012

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sama'an Ashrawi's All-Star Tribute to U.G.K.2013Documentary completedJ. Cole
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
VH1's Super Bowl Blitz: 6 Nights + 6 Shows2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox's New Year's Eve Live!2013TV MovieHimself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One2013TV MovieHimself - Performer
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Clueless Gamer with Conan / Himself - Musical Guest
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
RapFix Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself
American Music Awards 20122012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Brother Africa2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Nobody's Perfect2012Video shortHimself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself
The Wonder Year2011DocumentaryHimself
VEVO Go Shows2011TV SeriesHimself
Work Out2011Video shortHimself
J. Cole: In the Morning2011Video shortHimself
2010 BET Hip Hop Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
NBA Jam2010Video GameHimself (as Cole)
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Who Dat2010Video shortHimself
Simba2009Video shortHimself
Block Party2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

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