Ja Rule Biography
|Celebrity Name:||Ja Rule|
|Birth Name:||Jeffrey Bruce Atkins|
|Birth Date:||February 29, 1976|
|Age:||44 years old|
|Birth Place:||Hollis, Queens, New York City, United States|
|Profession:||Rapper ; Singer ; Songwriter ; Actor|
|Spouse (Name):||Aisha Murray|
|Children:||Brittney Atkins ; Jeffrey Jr. ; Jordan|
|Net Worth:||$8 million|
|Last Updated :||March, 2020|
Ja Rule is a famous rapper in the United States. He is also an actor and a songwriter. As a singer, Ja Rule sings in the following genres: Hip hop, pop-rap, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop, and political hip hop. Ja Rule has been active in the entertainment industry since 1994 till date. Over the course of his career, he has had collaborated acts with stars such as Jay-Z, DMX, Charli Baltimore, Ashanti, Lloyd, Lil’s Mo, Fat Joe, Hussein Fatal, and Black Child among others. Currently, Ja Rule is 44 years old and his physical statistics are: height – 5ft9in, and weight – 72kg. In the rest of this article, we’ll be sharing with you all that you need to know concerning Ja Rule net worth 2020, his biography, his career, his early life and his personal and relationship life.
Ja Rule Early Life
Ja Rule’s birth name is actually Jeffrey Bruce Atkins. He was born on the 29th of February, 1976 in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. The name of Ja Rule’s parents are Debra and William Atkins. When Ja Rule was five years old, his mother conceived a daughter who would have been Ja Rule’s younger sister and only sibling, but the baby died in the womb. Growing up, Ja Rule did not really grow up with his father who abandoned the family when Ja Rule was still very young. In addition, his mother worked as a healthcare worker and this required her to spend a lot of time at work. Thus, Ja Rule was primarily raised by his grandparents. Ja Rule was brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness until the age of 12 when his mother left the religion. At a young age, Ja Rule soon began to engage in the selling of drugs.
Ja Rule Career Life
Ja Rule began his career as far back as 1994 when he joined the music group Cash Money Click. Ja Rule has dropped a total of 7 albums in his career. Ja Rule released his first album in 1999. The debut album was a hit and it topped #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. His subsequent two albums equally topped #1 on the Billboard 200. On November 19, 2002, Ja Rule dropped his fourth studio album and it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, Ja Rule released his fifth studio album and subsequently released his sixth studio album in 2004. Sometime around 2012, Ja Rule’s seventh studio album was released while he was in jail serving a two-years sentence for the charges of tax evasion and gun possession.
Concerning Ja Rule’s career in the film industry, he has starred in numerous films some of which include: Turn It Up (2000), MTV Cribs (2001), The Fast and the Furious (2001), MadTV (2002 -2004), Da Hip Hop Witch (2000), Backstage (2000), Half Past Dead (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), The Cookout (2004), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), The Cookout 2 (2011), Single ladies (2014), First Take (2015), Trolland (2016), Fly (2018), Growing Up Hip Hop: New York (2019) etc.
Ja Rule Personal Life and Marriage
Ja Rule is currently married. The name of his wife is Aisha Murray and the couple have given birth to three children whose names are Brittney Asja Atkins (born in 1995), Jeffrey Jr. (born in 2000), and Jordan (born in 2005).
Also, Ja Rule identifies himself as a Christian. He officially became a Christian in 2013 while he was promoting the movie “I’m in Love with A Church Girl”. Together with his wife, he got baptized in 2013.
Ja Rule Awards, Nominations and Recognitions
Ja Rule is a recipient of several awards and nominations. In 2002, Ja Rule won the BET Awards for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. In the same year, he also won the 2002 GQ Men of the Year Awards for Musician of the Year, and the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Video. The NAACP Image Awards also awarded him the Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist in 2002. More awards continued to roll in for Ja Rule in 2002 as he received the Teen Choice Awards for Male Artist of the YEAR.
In addition, Ja Rule has been nominated for several awards some of which includes: the 2002 and 2003 American Music Awards for “Favorite Hip Hop/R&B Male Artist”, the 2001 and 2002 MTV Video Music Awards for “Best Hip HopVideo”, the 2002 Soul Train Music Awards for “Best Rap/Soul or Rap Album of the Year”, amongst others. Also, Ja Rule has been nominated for four Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (2002), Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (2002), Best Rap Album (2002), and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (2003).
Ja Rule Net Worth
Currently, Ja Rule net worth is estimated to be approximately $8 million. One major source of his wealth is his career in the entertainment industry via music and acting. Regarding his assets, Ja Rule owns a Saddle River Home and a Lime Green Lamborghini Murcielago.
Ja Rule net worth also comes from other sources. One of these is his urban clothing line called ErvinGeoffrey which was launched in 2004. Also, Ja Rule created his own liquor company, The Mojito, in 2006.In addition, Ja Rule has demonstrated to be an innovative business-oriented individual as he has managed to secure different partnership deals. For instance, in May 2015, Ja Rule entered a partnership with Billy McFarland, to become the creative head and spokesman of the credit card service company. Also, Ja Rule has partnered with famous businessman Steve Madden on a new line of men’s sneakers. The collection was titled Maven x Madden and they were released to the public by fall of 2015.