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Ja Rule Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Jeffrey Atkins, to the audience known by the stage name of Ja Rule, is a famous American rap artist, musician, actor, as well as a songwriter. Ja Rule’s rise to prominence started in 1999 with the release of his first studio album called “Venni Vetti Vecci”. Even though the album was released to generally mixed reviews, it peaked at #3 on the music chart and sold more than 184 000 copies during its debut week on the market, resulting in a Platinum certification from the RIAA.

Ja Rule Net Worth $5 Million

Often compared to such artists as Tupac Shakur and DMX, Ja Rule has grown to be one of the best hip hop stars in the industry. Largely due to the success of his debut album, Ja Rule was given a chance to join the “Murder Inc.” rap group created by Irv Gotti. It was later renamed to “Murder Inc. Records” and had such artists as Ashanti, Lloyd Banks, R&B trio Blaque and Nicole Wray under their label. During his rapping career, Ja Rule had an opportunity to work with some of the most known artists in the industry, including Jennifer Lopez with whom he collaborated on the song “Ain’t It Funny”, Christina Millian, Ashanti, R. Kelly and others.

A famous rap artist, how rich is Ja Rule? In 2006, Ja Rule managed to collect $8 million for his tour and album sales, while in 2012 he added $3450 from the sales of his album entitled “Pain is Love 2”. In regards to his total wealth, Ja Rule’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million, the majority of which comes from his career as a rapper and actor.

Ja Rule was born in 1976, in Queens, New York, where he studied at the Public School 134. Ja Rule’s first introduction to rapping was in 1993, when he joined “Cash Money Click”. Several years later, Ja Rule was heard on Mic Geronimo’s song entitled “Time to Build”, which also featured Jay-Z and DMX. Soon after that, Ja Rule debuted with “Venni Vetti Vecci” and became a known face in the music industry. Following the success of his debut album, Ja Rule released his second studio album in 2000 under the name of “Rule 3:36”. The album proved to be an even bigger success than its predecessor, and even though the critical reviews were mixed, “Rule 3:36” peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 276 000 copies during its debut week. The album was later certified three-times Platinum by the RIAA. To date, Ja Rule has released seven studio albums, the majority of which became commercially successful in the market.

In addition to his rapping career, Ja Rule is also well-known as an actor. Ja Rule made his acting debut in a 2000 action hood film with Jason Statham, Faith Evans and Pras called “Turn It Up”. A year later he starred in a box office hit “The Fast and the Furious” with Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, where he played a supporting role. Some of Rule’s other appearances include “Scary Movie 3”, “Don’t Fade Away” and “Furnace”.

Ja Rule information

Ja Rule information

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: Queens
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession:Actor, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Nationality:American

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atlanta2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chewing Gum2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary writer: "I'm Real Murder Remix" - as Jeffrey Atkins
Top Five2014performer: "It's Murda"
I'm in Love with a Church Girl2013performer: "Pray for the Day"
Oi Fashion Rocks2009TV Movie performer: "Fly" / writer: "Fly"
Fish Tank2009performer: "Down 4 U" / writer: "Down 4 U" - as Jeffrey Atkins
Ugly Betty2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
More Than a Game2008Documentary performer: "Livin' It Up" / writer: "Livin' It Up" - as Jeffrey Atkins
Premiya Muz-TV 20082008TV Special writer: "Megamiks"
So You Think You Can Dance2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shall We Dance2004performer: "Livin' It Up" 2001 / writer: "Livin' It Up" 2001 - as Jeffrey B. Atkins
Biker Boyz2003performer: "We Did It Again"
DysFunktional Family2003Documentary performer: "Who Wants 2 Fuck Tonite"
Friday After Next2002performer: "Livin' It Up" / writer: "Livin' It Up" - as Jeffrey Atkins
Half Past Dead2002performer: "Gangstafied", "Intro", "The Pledge Remix"
The WireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Ali G Indahouse2002as Atkins, "PUT IT ON ME" / performer: "PUT IT ON ME"
Saturday Night Live2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glitter2001performer: "If We" / writer: "If We"
The Fast and the Furious2001performer: "Furious", "Race Against Time Part 2", "Life Ain'ta Game", "Good Life Remix" / writer: "Furious", "Race Against Time Part 2", "Life Ain'ta Game" - as J. Atkins
FlavaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2001 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Exit Wounds2001performer: "Feelin' The Hate", "State To State" / writer: "Feelin' The Hate", "State To State" - as Jeffrey Atkins
Double Take2001performer: "Put It On Me Remix"
Drop the Beat2000TV Series performer: "4 Life"
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Next Friday2000performer: "We Murderers Baby" / writer: "Can I Get a..." - as Jeffrey Atkins / writer: "We Murderers Baby" - as J. Atkins
Light It Up1999performer: "How Many Wanna" / writer: "How Many Wanna" - as Jeffrey Atkins
Blue Streak1999lyrics: "Damn Should've Treated U Right" - as Jeffrey Atkins / performer: "Damn Should've Treated U Right"
Daria1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life1999/Iperformer: "25 to Life"
Belly1998performer: "Story to Tell", "Grand Finale" / writer: "Story to Tell"
Rush Hour1998performer: "Can I Get a .." / writer: "Can I Get a .." - as Jeffrey Atkins

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trolland2016VideoFenn (voice)
Single Ladies2014TV Series
I'm in Love with a Church Girl2013Miles Montego (as Jeff 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn2013/IWillie Davis
The Cookout 22011TV MovieBling Bling
Don't Fade Away2010Foster
Wrong Side of Town2010VideoRazor (as Ja Rule a.k.a. Jeffrey Atkins)
Furnace2007Terrence Dufresne (as Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
South Beach2006TV SeriesDonnie Fox
Back in the Day2005Reggie
Assault on Precinct 132005Smiley (as Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
MADtv2004TV SeriesJa Rule
Shall We Dance2004Hip Hop Bar Performer
The Cookout2004Bling Bling
Scary Movie 32003Agent Thompson
Crime Partners2003Hitman
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003Ja Rule
Half Past Dead2002Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier
The Fast and the Furious2001Edwin
Turn It Up2000David 'Gage' Williams
Blackstreet Feat. Janet Jackson, Ja Rule & Eve: Girlfriend/Boyfriend1999Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ja Rule: 20052008Video
MTV Movie Special: Tupac Resurrection2003TV Special documentary short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003Video composer: songs "I'm Real [Remix]", "Ain't it Funny [Remix]"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2009TV MovieHimself
Altas Horas2009TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Brasil 20092009TV MovieHimself - Performer
Just Another Day2009/IVHimself
Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff2009Video documentaryHimself
Ja Rule: 20052008VideoHimself
American Gangster2007TV Series documentaryHimself
TMZ on TV2007TV SeriesHimself
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops2006DocumentaryHimself
Death Before Dishonor2006VideoHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Punk'd2005TV SeriesHimself
The Contender2005TV SeriesHimself
Inked2005TV Series
Black in the 80s2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Iced Out New Year's Eve 20052004TV MovieHimself
Total Request Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Ashanti: Custom Concert2004TV SpecialPerformer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Making 'Scary Movie 3'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Sex & Rock N Roll Featuring Ja Rule2004VideoHimself
Hip Hop & Rock2003VideoHimself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 5: The Greatest Shows on Earth2003VideoHimself
Fromage 20032003TV MovieHimself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003VideoHimself (segments "I'm Real [Remix]" and "Ain't it Funny [Remix]")
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
MOBO Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern2003TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 30th Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Hip-Hop VIPs2002Video documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Ja Rule2002VideoHimself
The 2002 Billboard Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show2002TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHimself / Cousin Leo
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Top of the Pops2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialPerformer
Irv Gotti Presents the Inc.2002VideoHimself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Summer Music Mania 20022002TV MovieHimself - Performer
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend2002Video documentaryHimself
MTV Movie Awards 2002 Pre-Show2002TV SpecialHimself - Host
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 12002VideoHimself (segment "Holla Holla")
Kurupt: G-TV2002VideoHimself
The 2002 World Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 4: Miami Vice2002VideoHimself
USO Special for the Troops2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Making the Video2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live2001TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Source Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 12001Video documentary shortHimself (segment "Get Ur Freak On")
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Da Hip Hop Witch2000VideoHimself
Backstage2000DocumentaryHimself
Sisqo: Thong Song2000ShortHimself
Ridiculousness2016TV SeriesHimself
12th Annual Desert Smash2016TV MovieHimself
ESPN First Take2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
2015 MTV Video Music Awards with People Magazine2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
RapFix Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Shooting Star(s): The Rise of Hip Hop Photographer Johnny Nunez2009DocumentaryHimself
Oi Fashion Rocks2009TV MovieHimself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mighty D-Block2006Video documentaryHimself - 'New York, New York' Video
The Evolution of Eminem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself - Murder Inc. Records
Flava1999-2001TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Rap Artist in a MovieAssault on Precinct 13 (2005)
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Ashanti
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Pain Is Love."


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#Fact
1Is notorious for canceling his shows. He reportedly canceled one show so he could go to a L.A. Lakers game.
2Released Greatest Hits album called "Exodus" on December 6th - the same day Eminem released his Greatest Hits album, "Curtain Call: The Hits". Ja Rule did this to compete with Eminem's record sales, and to fulfill his deal with Def Jam. However, the album was a comparative failure. It sold approximately 500,000 copies. [December 2005]
3Releasing fifth album "Blood In My Eye" due out November. [October 2003]
4Released fourth album, "The Last Temptation" [November 2002]
5Signed the rapper from the Outlawz Hussein Fatal to Murder Inc, also known as the Inc. [November 2005]
6Released fifth album "Blood In My Eye", an attempt to strengthen his street credibility. The album failed to reach platinum status. [November 2003]
7Has been rapping since 1984.
8Has been rapping since 1995.
9Has an ongoing feud with rapper 50 Cent.
10Did a collaboration, with rock band Metallica, called 'We Did It Again'.
11Is a Leap Year baby, since his birthday is February 29.
12Father, with Aisha Atkins, of daughter Britney (born in 1995) and son Jeff Jnr (born in August 2000).

#Quote
1My family was Jehovah's Witnesses, which is a really tough religion. It kind of deterred me from religion for a long time. They still practice, but I don't. But I always remained spiritual, and had a belief that there is a God. I'm trying to find my way, you know?
2That's the unwritten rule in hip-hop. If I get on a record with you, I want to smash you. That's it. Every MC knows that. If I'm on a track with you, I want to be the best on the track. That's just how it is in hip-hop.
3When you go to jail, there's so much simple stuff missing. You just want some good toilet paper or a real toothbrush, a real blanket and a real bed to lay in.
4Prison has humbled me in a lot of ways, because when you go to prison, I became 11 R 2024 you know, I wasn't Ja Rule the superstar. I wasn't any of that. I was just a regular inmate.
5I came into the rap game in 1992; my life was changing, but my group wasn't successful; I also saw the biggest rappers in the world die all of a sudden in the ensuing years, so it was a matter of conquering yourself before you can conquer the world.
6Film and TV and stuff like that was something that I wanted to do when I was really, really little; like, I remember I used to do these plays with my cousins. We used to do Michael Jackson performances, and I would be Michael.
7I think it's time that we all be there for the children, to learn from the ones who came before us, and to teach our sons and daughters to have respect for themselves. Break the cycle.
8I believe in God and a higher power. I'm still not the religious type per se because religion tore my family apart. I'm still a little scared and skeptical being one with any faith.
9The best decision I ever made, period, was to get into the music business.
10Acting was something I always wanted to try. I just didn't know how, or I didn't know when the door was gonna be open for me to try it. But it finally opened up for me when I did 'Turn It Up', and ever since then I've been in love with doing films.
11There is only one me.
12The public makes it so that we have to keep assaulting each other.
13These companies are in it for their dollars, and whatever is hot that is what they follow.
14I'm married, I have three children, I never hit my wife.
15Music is my heart, but I see television and more movies in the next stage of my life.
16My role now is as an artist and as a mogul to inspire and give others opportunities.
17Jail is definitely not cool. Education is.
18It's always good to be working.
19I just like music that I can relate to, something to listen to in my car.
20I got started in 1995, working in a group called The Cash Money Click.
21I would love to do something like 'Beverly Hills Cop'. I'd get to be funny and cool and heroic all in the same breath.
22I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions. I am not into religion, I am spiritual.
23I love music; it's my passion.
24Galley Molina's a great inspiration and role model for a lot of young kids out there.
25I got a cold feeling toward religion in general. I don't think God would want to separate families.
26Every religion there's something foul going on.
27I don't want people to get confused. I'm not going to be putting out a gospel album.
28I get mad quick and and go off at the handle quick.
29I love to see my family together. That's what life is about. It's about family.
30People think being famous is so glamorous, but half the time you're in a strange hotel room living out of a suitcase.
31I wanted to go into prison and come out a better person - mentally, physically. So, I read a lot of books, got my GED while I was in there, and worked out every day. Strong body, strong mind.
32I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God's blessings in life.
33We, as artists, we have the right to express ourselves. That is our first amendment, freedom of speech. But I also believe that we have an obligation to the youth to be somewhat responsible in what we say on records. But I think that comes with age. I think that comes with artists growing up and becoming assured of who they are as people.
34After doing two years in prison, trust me, I've seen a lot of tough guys pray. They're not just praying for themselves; they're praying for their family and the people they've let down.
35I stopped going to Kingdom Hall, the church, when I was 11 years old, so I was very young. They don't celebrate birthdays, you get no Christmas, so it's a very difficult religion for children to get into. And they do a lot of finger-pointing among the Jehovah's Witnesses.
36I'm an adrenaline guy. I like to do stuff that gets my blood pumping, like roller coasters or jumping out of planes. I'm into all that crazy stuff.
37I prayed every night that God would keep my family safe. But as far as religion goes, I feel like everyone should have their own one-on-one with God.
38Right now I'm on my God flow, you know what I mean? I got Job 1:21 tattooed on my chest.
39I've always been a spiritual person who believed in a Higher Power. So, I've always had my 1-on-1 with God, even if I wasn't much of a religious person.
40I believe in God and not religion, because I believe religion is the double cross. Because I've been double crossed by three religions, so I think I can safely say that religion - there is maybe something wrong with religion. Every temple that's put up may not be a holy one, so watch out.
41Pain is love.
42Being incarcerated is truly very serious, and it has changed my life to such an extent that breaking the cycle has become my sole focus. Jail is definitely not cool. Education is.
43Who made these laws? That's what I want to know. So that's why I wear two crosses now. I call it double cross. I believe in God-not religion.
44I'm a breakfast type of guy. Don't get me wrong. I can cook, I'm kinda nice on the burner, but I enjoy making breakfast. I do it all... Scrambled eggs... French toast... Pancakes... Breakfast is my thing.
45That is our first amendment, freedom of speech. But I also believe that we have an obligation to the youth to be somewhat responsible in what we say on records. But I think that comes with age. I think that comes with artists growing up and becoming assured of who they are as people.
46As far as religion goes, I feel like everyone should have their own one-on-one with God.
47A lot of people say I tried to emulate Tupac, but when I look back at my career, we're very different artists. I took pages out of Pac's book, of course, and lots of other rappers - Biggie, Nas - of course you take pages out of those books, but you eventually make it your own thing. And I think I did a good job of that.
48I think it's time that we all be there for the children, to learn from the ones who came before us, and to teach our sons and daughters to have respect for themselves.
49I've signed a few sneakers in my day.
50The rules, religion to religion that man set forth, made me shy away from religion and have my own one on one with God and cut out the middleman.
51As far as rap goes, I grew up in Hollis, Queens, so early influences were people like Run DMC and LL Cool J.
52Be very nervous of the shaky hands.
53I've done a lot of films that all have been pretty edgy.


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