Lil Jon (born Jonathan Smith) is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, and producer. He is the founder of the multi-platinum selling rap group, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. Jon has released several Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles in his career. As of 2022, Lil Jon net worth is estimated to be roughly $30 million US dollars.
So, hey guys in the following article we are going to know about one of the greatest rappers of all time, Lil Jon. We will discuss Lil Jon’s Biography, sources of income, what is the exact net worth of Lil Jon? and how he became the most popular face in the hip-hop music industry.
Jonathan Smith was born on 17 January 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. His father was an engineer at an aerospace company and his mother was in the military. He is the oldest of five siblings.
Jon was interested in music since his school days and at the age of 15, he taught himself various DJ skills. Although his parents are strict, they allowed Jon to work on his DJ skills.
He attended Frederick Douglass High School where he joined the school’s marching band. He has three best friends Robert McDowell, Dwayne Searcy, and Vince Philips whom he had met in middle school.
After completing graduation, Jon started working as a DJ in the popular clubs of Atlanta. And there he met music producer, Jermaine Dupri who hired him to lead his music label So So Def.
In 1996, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of A&R and released his first project So So Def All-Stars. That was a huge success and sold over 500K units alone in the United States. That same year Lil Jon along with Big Sam and Lil’ Bo created a rap group, The East Side Boyz.
In 1997, the group released its first album Get Cruck, Who U Wit: Da Album which ranked at the top 100 positions of several album charts. The group also released several chart-buster singles which include I Like Dem Girlz, Who U Wit, and Shawty Freak a Lil Sumthin.
Between 2001 and 2004, The East Side Boyz released the albums three super hits albums i.e Put Yo Hood Up (2001), Kings of Crunk (2002), and Crunk Juice (2004). The group’s most successful singles “Get Low” and “Lovers & Friends” which ranked at the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 2010, Jon released his first solo album Crunk Rock under Universal Republic Records. That album peaked at the top 10 positions on the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Albums and Billboard Rap Albums and features several popular artists such as Young Jeezy, Pitbull, Ying Yang Twins, Ice Cube, and Stephen Marley.
After that, Lil Jon released several record-breaking albums and chart-topper singles. That includes Drink, Bend Ova, Outta Your Mind, Hey, My Type, Cyclone, and Snap Yo Fingers. He is one of the most popular and greatest rappers of his time.
How Much Is Lil Jon Worth?
Lil Jon Net Worth: According to Celebritynetworth, As of 2022, the estimated net worth of Lil Jon is roughly $30 million dollars, making him one of the world’s richest rappers.
He earns over $20 million every year from various endeavors. Jon owns an energy drink company, Oakley sunglasses store, and a wine company from which he generates a good amount of money every year.
A huge part of Lil Jon’s income comes from record sales, music tours & events, business lines, and television appearances. He also makes other millions from brand promotions, commercial ads, and other business ventures.
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Lil Jon age, height, wife, salary:
- Age: 51 years
- Height: 5 ft 6 in
- Profession: Rapper, Record Producer, Business Person
- Spouse: N/A
- Nationality: United States of America
- Net Worth & Salary: $30 million