Ja Rule Net Worth: Music Career & Lifestyle

Grammy award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor Ja Rule’s net worth is $4 million.

Ja is Best known for his chart-topping songs such as Between Me and You, I’m Real, Mesmerize, Wonderful, and many more.

Some of you might know him for his infamous feud with fellow rapper 50 Cent.

Similarly, he has collaborated with some A-lister singers such as R.Kelly, Jenifer Lopez, and Ashanti.

Ja has won four Grammy Awards with his collaborators Lil’ Mo, Ashanti, Case, and Vita.

Ja Rule
Ja Rule

Likewise, he has some Platinum-certified records to his name. His debut album Venni Vetti Vecci was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and 14.4 million units in the US alone.

His career skyrocketed when he released Rule 3:36 and Pain Is Love which was his second and third albums; both of the albums topped the US Billboard 200 chart.

The album sold over a combined 15 million records worldwide and was certified triple Platinum by RIAA.

After that, he released a couple of Gold-certified albums.

In 2019 he combined with the main cast of  TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop: New York.

Early Life

Ja Rule, originally Jeffery Bruce Atkins, was born on February the 29th, 1976, in Hollis, a section of Queens, New York City, US.

His father, William, left the family when Ja was still a child, and his mother, Debra, was a healthcare worker.

Debra was really busy, and due to the amount she spent working, Ja was largely raised by his grandparents as a Jehovah’s Witness, which is a religion.

Ja was the only child as his younger sister Kristen died in the womb when Ja was five years of age.

Just like any other rapper, he was involved in drug dealing from a really young age.

Quick Facts

First Name Jeffery Bruce Atkins
Known As Ja Rule
Date of birth February 29, 1976
Age 48  years old
Birthplace Hollis, Queens, New York, United States
Religion Jehovah’s Witness
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education Martin Van Buren High School
Father’s name Williin Atkins
Mother’s name Debra Atkins
Zodiac sign Pisces
Height 1.75 m, 5 Feet 6 Inches
Weight 72 kg, 158 lbs.
Sex Male
Spouse Aisha Atkins (m 2001)
Marital Status Married
Hair color Bald
Eye color Black
Net Worth $4 million
Siblings None
Sexuality Straight
Profession Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Salary Unknown
Social Media InstagramTwitter, YouTube, Spotify
Last Update June, 2024

Net Worth and Income

During the peak of his career Ja’s net worth was about $30 million. This was around the early 2000s.

He sold over 9.6 million copies.

Later in around 2003, Ja began getting into numerous legal issues. He was arrested for driving on an on-hold license and possession of Weed.

He even punched a guy in Toronto, Canada, and had to settle the case in the court.

The list goes on and on.

Following that, he was again arrested for possession of guns and drugs in 2007.

For that charge, he was sentenced to two years in prison. The sentence was further extended for 28 months for tax evasion.

Ja Rule Live Performance
Ja Rule Live Performance

By the time he got out of the penitentiary in 2013, his fortune was gone. His net worth plummets from $30 million to about $4 million.

That’s not so bad. I mean, he is still a millionaire.

Reportedly, Ja earns anywhere between $500k to a million dollars each year.

He apparently earns from royalties and digital streaming.

Ja has over 6 million monthly listeners in Spotify, and his YouTube channel has 925k subscribers.

Similarly, he has over a million followers on Instagram, which should make him decent money.

Likewise, he also earns from his business endeavors.

Net Worth of Ja Rule in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Ja Rule’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 3,398,095.20
Pound Sterling £ 2,909,408.40
Australian Dollar A$ 5,431,092.00
Canadian Dollar C$ 5,025,800.00
Indian Rupee ₹ 297,710,000
BitCoin ฿ 117.91

Houses, Cars, and Watches


Saddle River, New Jersey

Ja owns a house in Saddle River, New Jersey. He purchased the house in 2001 for $1.875 million.

The beautiful home spans over 3 890 square feet.

The house features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a wood theme, Brazilian Kos Floors, and stainless appliances. On the outside, the house has a garden, a driveway, and a garage.


Rappers are known for their cars, and Ja is no exception.

Here’s the list of the cars Ja Rule owns.

Lamborghini Murcielago

Ja owns a mint green Lamborghini Murcielago. The beast features a 6.5-liter V12 engine that generates 665 brake horsepower and 670-pound feet of torque.

The Bull can go from 0-100 km per hour in 3.4 seconds and reach the top speed of 330 km per hour.

The price of the car starts from $353,000.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

The expense on Murcielago did not stop Ja from buying another extremely expensive car, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.

Ja paid over $400,000 for this coupe. The car comes equipped with a 6.75 liters V12 engine that pumps 563 brake horsepower and 720-pound feet of torque. The car comes with eight-speed automatic transmission.

BMW i8

This is another crown jewel Ja Rule has in his garage. The i8 was BMW’s first-ever plug-in hybrid car, which offers a combustion engine as well as an electric motor.

Though it is not the fastest car in his garage, it can go from 0-100 km per hour in 4.4 seconds and reach the top speed of 250 km per hour.

Ja Rule Getting Out Of his BMW I8
Ja Rule Getting Out Of his BMW I8

Again the car might not be as fast as the mint bull, but it is more of an environmentally friendly car.

The car costs $147,000.

Range Rover

Just as importantly, least is the great classic celebrity car, the Range Rover. Ja Rule has been spotted several times in his Range Rover. He has also featured the vehicle in his music videos.

The Range Rover is an SUV that Land Rover first released in the 1970s. No car collection is ever complete if it does not have a Range Rove sitting on the corner of the garage.

Ja Rule’s car lineup might be a little smaller than expected, unlike other rappers.

But it is sophisticated. Nevertheless, the cars are still uber-luxurious and represent his celebrity status and loud persona.


The “Always on Time” rapper owns a Ralph Lauren watch. These watches are manufactured with the highest attention to detail and are considered a hidden treasure in the watch world.

The watch is water resident for 150 ft. Ja Rule splashed over $10,000 for this watch.

Just like the expensive watches, he also has a large collection of jewelry.

Reportedly, his jewelry collection is worth $100,000. He’s known for his diamond-encrusted bracelets, chains, and rings.


Even though he blew most of his fortune on legal issues and tax evasions, he still maintains his celebrity status.

He has been a part of some business endeavors over the years and keeps himself busy.

His last album was released in 2016, “Coup the Grace.”

Throughout his career, he had feuds with some of the music industry giants, including 50 Cent, Eminem, and Dr. Dre.

50 Cent
50 Cent and Ja Rule

His most publicized feud was with “In Da Club” singer 50 Cent.

Apart from all those bad things, let’s talk about his passion.

Ja Rule is a huge sneakerhead. His sneaker collection includes Nike Air Jordan Retro 3 Flip. He likes other brands, too, such as Adidas, Puma, and New Balance.

As far as his clothing is concerned, he goes for Burberry, Nike, and Ralph Lauren.


As for charity Ja Rule created his own face masks and donated them to the homeless because he felt like the homeless were being forgotten.

Apart from that, Ja supports L.I.F.E Foundation.

Ja was once appointed as an official spokesperson of BET’s Campaign to Raise Awareness for HIV/AIDS.

Movies, Endorsements, Investments, and Book Publication


Ja Rule has appeared in numerous movies throughout his career.

He is mostly known for his part in The Fast and The Furious, Assault on Precinct 13, Scary Movie, and Half Past Dead.

Similarly, he has worked on the soundtrack for several movies and television shows.

Regrettably, 2001 was a peak point in Ja Rule’s music career and he blew up his chance to appear in one of the most lucrative movie franchises.

Following his minor role in The Fast and The Furious, which came with the paycheck of $15,000, he was offered another role in the sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious.

But his big celebrity status and massive ego would not give him the liberty to work for a mere $500,000 for the movie. His role later went to Ludacris. He made over $18 million from the Fast franchise alone.

Moreover, as one of the stars, he would have locked the role and starred in all future Fast and Furious sequels with an ever-expanding paycheck.


Apart from movies and music huge chunk of fortune came from brand endorsement for Ja Rule.

Over the years, he has endorsed brands such as Coca-Cola, Foot Locker, and Steve Madden.


Evidently, Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media Inc., co-founded a fraudulently marketed luxury music festival.

It was created with the intent of promoting the Fyre app and booking musical talent.

The Fyre Festival was a luxurious musical retreat with supermodels, private jets, gourmet food, and yachts.

Ja, along with his partner, raised ticket money ranging from $4,000 to $250,000.

But unfortunately, only a small amount of the raised money was actually utilized on the so-called luxurious musical retreat.

"Fyre Festival"
Ja Rule’s “Fyre Festival”

The event was on a private island in the Bahamas, but none of the marketed amenities were provided to the attendees.

It was a disaster. The festival was more of a get-rich-quick scam.

Consequently, Ja and his partner were filed a $100 million lawsuits by the attendees.

He’s also founded his own clothing line called Ervingeoffrey. In addition, he is the co-owner of the beverage company The Mojito.

Book Publications

Ja Rule published his memoir “Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man” in July 2014.

The book Ja explains his enthralling story from his youth to the high rise of his career, international fame and lawsuits, and legal issues.


Ja Rule began his career in 1994 as a member of Cash Money Click that produced songs independently.

The group was signed to TVT records but dropped as they disbanded after just one year due to the arrest of one of the group members.

Ja Rule’s first solo appearance was “Time to build.” The song was by Mic Geronimo and also featured DMX and Jay-Z.

In 1998 Ja signed with Def Jam records. He was even featured in Jay-Z’s song “Can I Get A….”

DMX, Jay-Z and
DMX, Jay-Z, and Ja Rule

His debut album was released in 1999 named “Venni Vetti Vecci,” which topped the Billboard 200.

In 2005 Ja’s contract with Def Jam expired.

He announced that he was coming up with his album “Pain is Love” in 2011 but was released a year later. But after that, he went to jail for two years and was released in May 2013.

Following the prison release, Ja Rule and Glotti launched Murder Inc. Records. He also announced his eighth studio album but was pushed back.

Facts About Ja Rule

  • Ja hates to watch movies in the theater.
  • His wedding theme with Aisha was the 1940’s mafia-style.
  • Ja Rule is one of the best friends of rapper Jay Z.
  • He lost his virginity at 10 or 11 years of age.
  • He took his initials, Jeff Atkins, to get the JA in Ja Rule
  • Ja Rule Birthday Falls On February 29th, Which Means Most Years He Doesn’t Even Have A Birthday.
  • His Mother Had Him Change Schools Due To A Bullying Issue.
  • He Has a Tattoo Dedicated to His Late Baby Sister, who was stillborn.


Does Ja Rule have a son?

Ja Rule and Aisha Atkins have two sons Jeffrey Atkins Jr and Jordan Atkins.

Who has more hits, Ja Rule or 50 Cent?

50 Cent has more hits than Ja Rule. 50 has over 40 Billboard Hot 100, whereas Ja has only 26.

Did Ashanti and Ja Rule date?

No, Ja Rule and Ashanti never dated.

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