LL Cool J Net Worth

Net Worth of LL Cool J’s

American rapper and actor LL Cool J has a net worth of over 120 million dollars. One of the first hip-hop artists to cross over into the mainstream is him. He is well-known for his role on the television series, “NCIS: Los Angeles. His salary is 350,000 per episode of the show.

Early Life

James Todd Smith was born on January 14th, 1968, in Bay Shore, New York, to Ondrea and James Louis Smith Jr. There were a number of traumatic events that happened to LL Cool when he was a child. He found his mother and grandmother shot and covered in blood when he was four years old. In 1972 there was a spat over their divorce proceedings that resulted in his father shooting and almost killing him. His mother’s next relationship was with a man who was addicted to drugs and frequently beat LL.

Jame’s took an interest in music at an early age when he began performing in Smith began performing in his church choir at an early age and has an interest in music. At the age of 9, he started to rap. James’ grandfather bought him his first mixing table when he was sixteen, and he was encouraged with his music. At the age of 9, he started rhyming. At the age of sixteen, James’ grandfather bought him his first mixing table, which he used to play his music. His mother used her tax refunds to buy him a Korg drum machine, because she was supportive of his career.

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Rap Career

Smith started recording his own music and sent it to various record companies. The demo was liked by Def Jam and his first record was released. The record was called Ladies Love Cool James and was released under the new stage name L L Cool J.

His debut album, “Radio”, was a huge success and went Platinum with over one million sales. Cool J’s song structure made rap friendlier to the average listener, and it was a critical success beyond being a financial success. In 1987 it would be followed up by “Bigger and Deffer”. He would return in 1989 with a new album called Walking with a Panther which would go Platinum. There was a time when the hip-hop scene in the west began to emerge. He released a song in 1990 called “Mama Said Knock You Out”.

 In 2000 he released G.O.A.T, which was number one on the Billboard album charts, and in 2002 he released his ninth studio album, “10”. In 2000 he released G.O.A.T, which was number one on the Billboard album charts, and in 2002 he released his ninth studio album, “10”. It was the 4th most popular song on the Billboard Charts. Four more studio albums were released by LL Cool J, each of which had varying degrees of success. For five years in a row, LL Cool J was the host of the grammy awards, from February 2012 through February 2016. It was announced in September 2019 that new music was in the works and that LL Cool J was back at Def Jam Records.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame awarded a star to LL Cool J in the month of January 2016. America’s highest achievement for a performer is the Annual Kennedy Center honors, which was earned by LL Cool J in December of 2017. 

He has played a leading role in a CBS police procedural since 2009. LL Cool J plays an ex-Navy Seal. He has hosted Lip sync Battle since April of 2015.

LL Cool J Salary

 LL Cool J’s salary per episode of NCIS: $350,000

Other Pursuits

He has written four books:In 1998, I Make My Own Rules was written by LL Cool J, in 2002, a fitness book called The Platinum Workout was written by him and in 2006 a children’s book called And The Winner Is was written by him.

Personal Life

Simone has been married to LL Cool J since 1995. The couple has four children.

He was in the news in August 2012 when he broke the nose and jaw of a suspected burglar at his house in Los Angeles. He went to investigate when he heard sounds coming from the downstairs of his home. After a fight broke out, LL overtook the suspect and held him down until the police arrived. The suspect was admitted to the hospital with injuries.

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