Jim Jones is a famous American rapper and hip-hop artist. A rough approximation from analysts suggests Jim Jones’s current net worth is a massive $400 thousand.
He works with Cam’ron, his longtime friend, as the co-CEO of Diplomat Records. Jones has amassed a massive fanbase after he joined the Diplomats. More money lined up for him as he featured on television and released solo albums. His fortune grew with his association with team Dipskate and American Arena League’s Richmond Roughriders.
Jim Jones has earned a notable name in the rapping industry. His successful endeavors and active career have turned his life around. The man continues to bring forth his art and talent to entertain his fans. Apart from being a rapper, Jones also works as a video director and owns a fashion line.
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The early life of Jim Jones
Joseph Guillermo Jones was born to parents Nancy Jones and Joseph Guillermo on 15 July 1976. His father is Puerto Rican, and his mother is African American. Jones’ birthplace is Bronx, New York. He has two siblings, Precious and Keisha. Jones joined a Catholic School but was not interested in attending church. He would usually skip Church lessons and spend time at the local train station. Jones’ was accompanied by Freekey Zekey, a fellow rapper for most of his childhood.
Jones was very young when he was expelled from school because of stealing from a shop. His early life was a bitter struggle. Jones met Dame Dash at the age of six and became friends with his now co-CEO Cameron Giles in his teenage years. Both Cam’ron and Jones were unaware of how their friendship would become significantly impactful in their music career.
Jim Jones career
Jones’ career began to stem from his friendship with Cam’ron. Later he joined the Diplomats and released several albums to kickstart his rapper journey.
In 2004, Jones’ debut solo album ‘On My Way To Church’ was released. Next in line was his second album ‘Harlem: Diary of a Summer’ in 2005. Jones luckily got his hands on an executive position at Entertainment One Music with the two albums. The biggest hit of Jones’s career was “We Fly High,” which came out in 2006. 2006 single topped the US rap chart and ranked #5 on Billboard Hot 100.
Apart from his rap career, Jones did not shy away from pursuing other endeavors. His fashion line ‘Nostic and Vampire Life’ is winning hearts. Apart from Jones’ clothing line, he also explored the TV industry.
Jones appeared in films and series alongside reality shows which have heavily influenced his income stream. Jones’s work was recognized in 2009 when he won an Urban Music Award.
In 2009, Jones collaborated with DJ Webstar for the release of his album, The Rooftop. Jones took a break from producing music and acted alongside Chrissy Lampkin on the series Chrissy and Mr. Jones. He returned to rap in May 2019. He released his sixth album, “El Capo.”
The controversy surrounding Jim Jones
Jones has had his fair share of feuds along his musical journey. At the beginning of his career, Tru Life and Cam’ron were referred to as bitches. Jones did not take the insult well and challenged Tru Life. Tru Life was, however, unphased and continued with his taunts. Jones hacked Tru Life’s MySpace account in response to the chaotic exchange.
Another major controversy was fuelled after Jones criticized Jay-Z’s music. Jay Z was quick to retaliate with a diss track, “ Brooklyn High.”
Jim Jones’ Personal Life
Jones is currently dating Chrissy Lampkin. Their relationship has been going strong for 16 years. Jones asked Chrissy out on an episode of “ Love and Hip Hop.” The two are yet to get married but are content with their relationship status.
Jim Jones’s net worth has been going uphill since his career as a rapper flourished with big hits. The couple also bought a house together in New Jersey in 2006. The house had an estimated cost of $680,00. However, in 2017 according to the NBA, the couple did not make further payments after 2010.