Ll Cool J Net Worth

The rapper has an earned a net worth of $70 million.

LL Cool J is estimated to be worth $40 million, making him one of the richest rappers of all time. The figure was calculated off data from celebritynetworth.com.

James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J, is a US rapper who is most famous for popularizing hip-hop music all around the world.

He is a double-Grammy winner who has emerged as the best songwriter of the year so far and started composing when he was 11 years old.

Early Life 

LL Cool J was born in Long Island, New York on the 14th of January, 1968. He is the son of James and Ondrea Smith. Smith has a very tough childhood and at the young age of four, he witnessed his mother and grandfather getting shot by his own father.

The mother of LL Cool J said Roscoe was an abusive person and in the future he will be sued for defamation of character against Roscoe for what he said about Ondrea Smith.


The “Coolest rapper of all time” released his first album at the young age of 16. The rapper became impressed by Rick Rubin’s music. The two created a single, ‘I Need A Beat’.

In the 1970s, a series of new styles of music became popular. Rap, disco, funk, and soul were all making their presence heard and Def Jam Records was at the forefront of bringing them to the public.
Def Jam Records and Jay-Z are two of the most famous American hip hop labels.

Radio was one of Biggie’s first album and it did a lot for Big, it didn’t fail to sell 1.5 million copies. People started comparing him to rap legends and he began to be more popular. He didn’t just sell albums, he sold dreams as well.

Since 2008, LL Cool J has released a couple albums with moderate success, as well as his own show on BET.

In 2014, he made an amazing comeback with ‘Mr. Smith’. It was critically acclaimed and was among the top selling albums of the year. But unfortunately, the album did not catch on with the mass audience as expected.

This means that LL Cool J is now worth more than Michael Jackson, who made more than $100 million dollars in his lifetime.


Here are some of the best highlights of LL Cool J’s career. He was a rapper who did well in the music industry. He was also a comedian who has become a role model for many people.

Favorite Quotes from LL Cool J 

“Michael Jackson was a wonderful artist that lived and loved but he died. As a friend I wish people would stop talking about him like he was the greatest entertainer in the world. And his death is tragic and should not be used to talk about politics and racial issues. He was a wonderful human being.” – LL Cool J.

3 Important Lessons from LL Cool J

Firstly, we can learn that it is important to have a strong work ethic. LL Cool J worked everyday to achieve his goals; and because of that he was able to sustain his business and make more money. Another thing we can learn from LL Cool J’s business and personal life is that a sense of purpose is important. LL Cool J was very focused on his goals and he was not afraid to put in the time and effort to achieve them.

1. No excuses

If you take all the bad stuff that has happened to you in life, and you use it as fuel that helps you succeed, then you will know how to use that negativity to your advantage.

2. Out-work everyone

3. Be confident

You make the best of what you got. If you can’t be a top dog, make a good friend. Dress up; act like you are. Pretend to be someone else.


The rapper has been a popular figure in the hip-hop scene since the 80s when he started. He has collaborated with other great artists such as Prince, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Ice Cube and many others.

The net worth of LL Cool J is $120 Million, as of July 12, 2022.

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