What is Rapper Coolio Net Worth?

Rapper Coolio Net Worth is US$ 1.5 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUS$ 1.5 Million
Born:August 1, 1963
Died:September 28, 2022 
Cause of Death:Cardiac Arrest
Also known asArtis Leon Ivey Jr.
Height5′ 8″
Country of OriginMonessen, Pennsylvania, The US
Source of WealthProfessional Rapper, Producer, Actor,
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseJosefa Salinas (m. 1996– div. 2000)
ChildrenGrtis Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Milan Ivey, Artis Ivey III, Darius Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Kate Ivey
Famous ForGangsta’s Paradise (1995), Fantastic Voyage (1994)


Rapper Coolio net worth was estimated at US$ 1.5 million as of 2022.

Rapper Coolio was an American rapper and actor from Compton, California, USA. Coolio earned popularity through his debut “Fantastic Voyage,” which was released in 1994. In 1995, he released the single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” an instant hit that helped define hip-hop. For “Gangsta’s Paradise,” Coolio won Best Rap Solo Performance in 1996. Coolio married Josefa Salinas in 1996.



Coolio recorded his debut titled “Whatcha Gonna Do?” and single, “What Makes You Dance.”


Coolio recorded the song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which won Coolio a Grammy and was the best-selling single on the “Billboard” Hot 100.


Coolio recorded his debut album, “It Takes a Thief.”


Coolio appeared in the British series “Celebrity Big Brother.”


Coolio appeared on reality TV shows “Celebrity Wife Swap” and “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.”


Coolio appeared in the TV series titled “Black Jesus” and “BTS: American Hustle Life.”


Coolio gave his voice to Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies.”

Early Life

Coolio was born in Compton, California, on August 1, 1963. Coolio was a son of Artis Sr., a Carpenter, and Jackie, who worked at a factory. His parents got separated when he was 11 years old. Coolio developed an interest in rapping when he was at Compton Community College and participated in the local hip-hop scene. After that, he was named Coolio. After graduating, he worked several jobs, including security at the Los Angeles International Airport and Firefighter.


Coolio recorded his debut, titled “Whatcha Gonna Do?” and another single, “What Makes You Danced,” in 1987. He joined the group “WC and the Maad Circle” in 1991 and contributed to the group’s debut album “Ain’t a Damn Thang Changed.”  By signing with Tommy Boy Records, he recorded his debut album, “It Takes a Thief,” released in 1994. This album became gold certified in Canada and Platinum Certified in the U.S. On Billboard Hot 100, the album reached number eight. ‘Fantastic Voyage’ was one of the biggest rap singles and peaked at the third spot on Billboard Hot 100.

In 1995, for the movie “Dangerous Minds,” R&B artists LV and Coolio recorded the song “Gangsta’s Paradise.” The song won Coolio a Grammy and was the best-selling single on the “Billboard” Hot 100 in 1995. The album was praised by critics and included on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and “Billboard’s” Greatest Songs of All-Time list. “Gangsta’s Paradise” certified 2x Platinum in the US and placed in the top 10 on charts in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and New Zealand.

At the same time, he made his debut appearance in “The Parent ‘Hood” Tv show. He co-starred in the film “Batman & Robin” in 1997. For Nickelodeon’s “Kenan and Kel,” he sang the theme song. Coolio in 1996 tried on reality TV, featured on “Fear Factor” in 2001, the British series “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2009, “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off” in 2012, and “Celebrity Wife Swap” in 2013. In 2008 he owned a show and appeared on “My Damn Channel’s ‘Cookin” with Coolio. Currently, Coolio appeared in the TV series titled “Black Jesus” and “BTS: American Hustle Life” in 2014 and gave his voice to Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies” in 2017.


Here are some of the best highlights of Rapper Coolio’s career:

  • Gangsta’s Paradise (Song, 1995)
  • Fantastic Voyage (Album, 1996)
  • Whatcha Gonna Do? (song)

Favorite Quotes from Rapper Coolio

Favorite Quote 1 from Rapper Coolio

“Life is too short not to have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 2 from Rapper Coolio

“We live in a society created by an empire, That’s based on terror…welcome to the One World Era, A complete interruption to your lil’ paltry-ass life, That you thought you was livin, and what you been given.”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 3 from Rapper Coolio

“”If knowledge is power and power is knowledge, then how so many idiots be graduating from college?”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 4 from Rapper Coolio

“Forget about Batman, Superman, and the Power Rangers, cause I’ll be your hero if you’re ever in some danger.”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 5 from Rapper Coolio

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste was the slogan, but now it’s 95 and it’s don’t forget the Trojan.”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 6 from Rapper Coolio

“Life is full of hardships, pimp slaps, and sorrow.”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 7 from Rapper Coolio

They say I need to learn, but nobody’s here to teach me. If they don’t understand, how can they reach me?”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 8 from Rapper Coolio

“Why are we so blind to see that the only ones we hurt are you and me?”

~ Rapper Coolio
Favorite Quote 9 from Rapper Coolio

Slide slide slippity-slide When you’re living in a city it’s do or die”

~ Rapper Coolio

Key Life Lessons from Rapper Coolio

We now know everything about Rapper Coolio and his net worth. Let’s look at some of his lessons.

1. Life

 No one’s life is too hard when you look around.

2. Learning

Learn to deal with failures. I’m a winner; I win most of the time. But to be a winner, you have to lose some of the time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money does Rapper Coolio have?

Rapper Coolio’s net worth is estimated at US$ 1.5 million as of 2022.

Who is Coolio Rapper?    

Artis Leon Ivey, also known as Coolio Rapper, was an American rapper, actor, record producer, and chef; Coolio Rapper was born in Compton, California, on 1 August 1963. He has recorded several albums.

How old was Coolio Rapper?

Coolio Rapper was born in Compton, California, on 1 August 1963. He was 59 years old.

When did Coolio die?

Coolio passed away on September 28 in Los Angeles. The cause of his death is Cardiac Arrest.


American rapper Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was a record producer and actor. Coolio was known for creating one of the most influential rap songs of all time, Gangsta’s Paradise. He accomplished success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums. Coolio won a Grammy for best solo rap performance for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” a 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film “Dangerous Minds” that sampled Stevie Wonder‘s 1976 song “Pastime Paradise.” He was nominated for five other Grammys during a career that began in the late-1980s.

Coolio estimated net worth was US$ 1.5 million as of 2022.

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