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Facts of Ll Cool J

Full NameJames Todd Smith
First NameJames
Middle NameTodd
Last NameSmith
Birth NameJames Todd Smith
Birth CityBay Shore, Long Island, New York
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameJames Louis Smith. Jr
Mother NameOndra Griffith
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSimone Smith
No Of Children4
EducationNortheastern University
Height187 cm
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Date of Birth14,1968
Married Date1995
Amount$120 million

What Is LL Cool J's Net Worth?

LL Cool J is an American hip hop recording artist, rapper, musician, record producer, actor, author and entrepreneur from Hollis, Queens. He is most famous for his hit single “I Need a Beat” and the Radio LP. Further, he became one of the first hip-hop artists to achieve mainstream success along with Kurtis Blow and Run D.M.C.

Cool J has an estimated net worth of $120 million with a salary of $350,000 per episodes. You can grab more information about LL Cool J’s net worth, tax, salary, charity, endorsement, assist, and personal details here.

Net Worth Details: Income Sources & Earning

As said earlier, he has an estimated net worth of $120 million. As a successful actor, singer and rapper, he was able to collect a good amount of money. According to the source, the average salary of a singer/musician is around $40,112 with a median bonus of $1,024.

When he was at the age of 16, Todd met Rick Rubin and both of them created a single, ‘I Need a Beat”. Later when Rubin and Simmons founded their record company “Def Jam Recordings” they launched LL Cool J’s first song, “I Need a Beat”.

Until now he has released 13 studio albums including, Radio, Bigger and Deffer, Walking with a Panther, Mama Said Knock You Out, 10, Authentic and many more.

He has collaborated with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, 50 Cent, Bob Dylan, Eddie Van Halen, and Samuel L. Jackson to name a few.

Acting Career

According to the PayScale, the average salary of an actor is around $50,301 with a median bonus of $1,032. His debut acting was in 1985 movie “Krush Groove”. Later in 1986, he appeared in a Dutch music documentary “Big Fun in the Big Town”.

Until now he has appeared in numerous television series and movies and some of them include Deep Blue Sea, In Too Deep, Any Given Sunday, Charlie’s Angels, Out-of-Sync, Caught Up, and many more.

Other Ventures

He has worked behind the scenes with mid-1980’s hip-hop sportswear line TROOP. Todd also launched a clothing line called “Todd Smith”. Furthermore, he has written four books, including 1998’s I Make My Own Rules.

He also started his own business in the music industry such as the music label in 1993 called P.O.G. (Power of God).

Earning & Financial Data

Estimated earnings from his album Radio in 1985 with 1 million copies being sold.$1,000,000
Estimated earnings from his album Bigger and Deffer in 1987 with 3 million copies being sold$3,100,000
Estimated earnings from his album Mama Said Knock You Out in 1990 with 2 million copies being sold$2,100,000
Estimated earnings from his album 14 shots to the Dome with 500,000 copies being sold in 1993$573,000
Estimated earnings from his album Mr. Smith with 2 million copies being sold in 1995$2,300,000
Estimated earning form his album Phenomenon with 1 million copies being sold in 1997$1,100,000
Salary from Rollerball in 2002$1,000,000
Estimated earnings from his album Todd Smith with 367,000 copies being sold in 2006$370,000
Per episode salary from NCIS: Los Angeles until 2010$150,000
Estimated earnings from his album Authentic in 2013$30,000

He also made decent money through his acting career:

MovieBudgetBox Office
Krush Groove$3,000,000$11,052,713
Grudge Match$40 million$44.9 million
Last Holiday$45 million$43.3 million
Slow Burn$15.5 million$1,797,256
Kingdom Come$7 million$23,396,049

Earnings from his books:

Book NameHardcoverKindlePaperback
I May My Own Rules$1.25-$170.14
Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle$16.76$13.89$19.99
Platinum Workout$0.25$13.06$14.99

Furthermore, he makes a good amount of money from his social media accounts. From his Instagram sponsor post, he makes about $3,325.5 to $5,542.5.

Assets, Charity, Tax, Insurance, Lifestyle & Expenses

LL Cool J is living the lavish lifestyle along with his wife and four children in a lavish mansion that cost about $1,575,000.

The house was built in 1993 and set on just under three acres. 5,552 sq. ft. The home has six bathrooms, three fireplaces, and a swimming pool.

Glimpse of rapper cum actor LL Cool J's lavish lifestyle

According to some online source, he has around 10 to 12 cars including, BMWs, Benzes, and Porsches. He has a car collection worth $700,000.

Tax & Insurance

LL Cool J is living in a house that worth around $1.5 million for which he has to pay about $30,319 for Property Tax. Further for Federal Income Tax Plus FICA, he pays $43,565,988 for Federal, $2,888,532 for FICA, $10,034,424 for State and $4,641,036 for Local.

Talking about car insurance, he owns around 10 to 12 car. The average cost of car insurance is around $1,426 per year or $713 per six-month policy. For 12 cars he has to pay about $17,112 per year.


He is actively supporting some foundations including:

  • Chrysalis
  • Diamond Empowerment Fund
  • Hip-Hop Summit Action Network
  • J/P Haitian Relief Organization
  • Jumpstart
  • MusiCares
  • Sentebale
  • World Vision

LL Cool J’s Personal Details: Age, Family, Education & Married Life

James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J was born on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, U.S. He was born to Ondra Griffith and James Louis Smith. Jr aka James Nunya. After his parents got divorced he was raised by his grandparents.

Marriage And Children

Talking about his married life, since 1995, he has been married to wife Simone Smith and they are blessed with four children, Nina Simone Smith, Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith, Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith, and Italia Anita Maria Smith.

LL Cool J along with his wife Simone Smith and his three daughters.

Fact: His wife was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2004.

Age And Height

As of 2019, the rapper is 51-year-old and stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches.

Updated On Wed Oct 02 2019 Published On Tue Apr 23 2019 By