Ice Cube net worth: Ice Cube is an American rapper, actor and producer who has a net worth of $140 million. Ice Cube has transitioned himself from one of the originators of the West Coast gangsta rap to one of the most powerful people in Hollywood today. Born O'Shea Jackson in South Central Los Angeles, he developed an interest in hip-hop as a teenager and began writing rap songs in his high school keyboarding class. During a year studying architectural drafting, he formed the rap group N.W.A and began performing at parties hosted by group member and influential hip-hop producer Dr. Dre.
He performed with N.W.A until 1989, when he departed to begin his solo career. Ice Cube released both AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted and Kill at Will in 1990, and Kill at Will became the first hip-hop EP to go both gold and platinum. His 1992 release, The Predator, was recorded during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and became the first album in history to debut at the top of both the pop and R&B charts. It remains his most popular album. Ice Cube made his acting debut in John Singleton's Boyz in the Hood, and has since appeared films such asThree Kings, Higher Learning, and XXX: State of the Union. Beginning in 1995, he has also written, directed, and produced numerous films, including Friday and its two sequels, Barbershop and its sequel, and Are We There Yet and its sequel.