Jonathan Mortimer Smith (Lil Jon) is an American rapper, actor and movie producer with an estimated net worth that is reported to be $25 million. He was born on January 27, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia and, and is famous for the catchphrase, "Yey-ah." Lil John's fame and success are primarily the result of his efforts as a music producer. He formed the rap group, Lil John and The East Side Boyz in 1997 and has many hit urban singles. He also united with the Ying Yang Twins to record "Get Low," a single that rose to the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and with Usher and Ludacris to record "What U Gon Do" and "Lovers & Friends," both of which were well received and successful. Lil John's other interests are varied. He owns a company that produces the energy drink, "Crunk" … a line of Oakley sunglasses … and a wine company that produces merlot, chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.