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Jonathan Mortimer Smith was born on 17 January 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia USA. In the music world, he is known as Lil Jon, the person who created and popularized the hip hop style ‘crunk’, and who can play various musical instruments. Initially he was the leader of the music band Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz.
So just how rich is Lil’ Jon? Sources indicate that Lil Jon has an estimated net worth of $25 million, such wealth having been earned as a rapper, DJ, record producer and entrepreneur during a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than 20 years. Later, Lil started a solo career. Later, he joined the ‘So So Def Recordings’ and had a unique possibility to learn how the producing business works.
Lil Jon Net Worth $25 Million
Lil Jon was educated at Frederick Douglass High School, after which he worked as a DJ in Atlanta night clubs, which started his career and the net worth. As a rapper, in 1994 he took the stage name of Lil Jon, began working with So So Def Records, and together with Big Sam and Lil’ Bo formed the band Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz. The band has released five albums so far: ‘Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album’ in 1997, ‘We Still Crunk!’ in 2000, ‘Put Yo Hood Up’ released in 2001 – which achieved gold certification in the US – ‘Kings of Crunk’ released in 2002 and ‘Crunk Juice’ in 2004 both reaching double platinum certification in the US. In addition to this, Lil Jon added much to his net worth by releasing solo singles, ‘Shawty Freak a Lil Sumtin’, ‘I Don’t Give a Fuck’, ‘Snap Yo Fingers’ and others.
Lil Jon has also increased his net worth while working as a featured artist with the ‘YoungBloodZ’, ‘The Ying Yang Twins’, ‘Trillville, ‘TLC’, ‘Usher’ and others. Additionally Lil Jon has produced the singers Ice Cube, Ciara, Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears.
Further, since 2004 Lil Jon has raised his net worth constantly by appearing on the big screen, including a comedy directed by Jessy Terrero ‘Soul Plane’, a musical film directed by Dylan C. Brown ‘Boss’n Up’, a parody film directed by Aaron Seltzer ‘Date Movie’, and a parody film directed by David Zucker ‘Scary Movie 4’.
Moreover, on television he has contributed to the animated series ‘Class of 3000’ directed by Joe Horne, the show ‘Pimp My Ride’ created by Bruce Beresford–Redman, the game shows ‘The Celebrity Apprentice 4’ and ‘The Celebrity Apprentice 6’, sketch comedy series ‘Chappelle’s Show’ created by Dave Chappelle, Neal Brennan, ‘Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out’ created by Nick Cannon and ‘The Andy Milonakis Show’ created by Andy Milonakis, Jimmy Kimmel, a talk show ‘The Jenny McCarthy Show’ directed by Liliana Olszewski. All these projects contributed significantly to his net worth.
Currently, he carries on his career as a DJ in various clubs worldwide. Lil Jon is also one of the owners of the record brand ‘Black Market Entertainment’.
Away from music, Lil Jon is also the owner of Little Jonathan Winery in Central Coast, California, US and collaborates with California winemaker Alison Crowe.
In his personal life, Lil Jon married Nicole Smith in 2004, and the couple has a boy named Nathan who was born in 1998.