J. Cole is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer who has a net worth of $60 million.

J. Cole Net Worth

J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation.

He is consistently one of the highest-paid rappers in the world. In a typical year he earns $30 million.

J. Cole was born Jermaine Lamarr Cole on January 28, 1985 on an Army base in Frankfurt, West Germany.

J. Cole Early Life

Cole's father is a U.S. Army veteran who abandoned the family when Cole was young, and his mother Kay was a postal worker.

When Cole was eight months old, his mother moved him and his older brother, Zach, to Fayetteville, North Carolina where Cole started rapping at the age of 12.

By age 14, Cole had notebooks filled with rhymes, but no way to record them himself.

His mother bought him an 808 beat machine so he could produce music himself.

By the age of 17, he was posting songs on various internet forums under the moniker "Therapist".

In 2007, Cole received recognition after the release of his debut mixtape "The Come Up".

J. Cole Career

Shortly after the release, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay-Z and signed to his record label Roc Nation.

In 2009, Cole released his second mixtape, "The Warm Up", which was itself followed by Cole's third mixtape, "Friday Night Lights", in 2010.

In 2011, Cole toured with Drake as a supporting act. He released his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story in 2011

and the album reached #1 on the Billboard 200, US Rap, and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts.

His second album Born Sinner was released in 2013 and also reached #1 on all three of those charts.

On January 26, 2020, J. Cole won his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Song for his collaboration with 21 Savage on the song "A Lot".

Apart from his successful rap career, Cole also works as a producer. He began his own record label in early 2007 with Ibrahim Hamad called Dreamville Records.

J. Cole Other Ventures

Cole also established a non-profit organization in October 2011, The Dreamville Foundation.

Cole is married to Melissa Heholt. They attended St. John's University together, and she is now the Executive Director of the Dreamville Foundation.

J. Cole's Personal Life

J. Cole revealed in a May 2018 radio interview that they have a son together, and he announced in July 2019 that the two were expecting another child.

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