Coolio Net Worth

How Much Is Coolio’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$500 Thousand
Born August 1, 1963
Age57 Years 
CountryCalifornia, United State of America
Source of WealthRapper, Singer, Record producer
Last Updated2021

Coolio is an American Professional rapper, record producer, actor, and singer. He has gained a net worth of $500 Thousand. He is best known for “Gangsta’s Paradise”, a super hit Single. For which he received Grammy Awards in 1995 and several others awards.

He has received his first Grammy Award in 1994 for single “Fantastic Voyage” and in 1996 for “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” and also in 1997 for “C U When U Get There“.


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Early Life

Coolio’s real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr… He was born on August 1, 1963, in Compton, California, US. To Аrtіѕ Lеоn Іvеу Ѕr., a carpenter and Јасkі Ѕlаtеr a factory worker. 

He grew up facing a very hard time as at the age of 11years his parents got divorced. During that time he joined a street gang “Baby Crips” while studying in school. 

After elementary school, he joined Compton Community College for his further studies.

He has done many jobs like volunteer firefighting and security at an International airport before starting his music career.

At the age of 17, he was sent to prison for money theft. Due to his bad environment, he got addicted to сосаіnе and also went to rehabilitation for recovery.

Coolio is the brother of popular actor Маlіееk Ѕtrаughtеr.


He started his music career in 1987. When he recorded his single “Whatcha Gonna Do?“. He joined rapper WC’s in 1991, a hip-hop group WC and the Maad Circle

Then he released his debut solo album “It Takes a Thief” signing a deal with Tommy Boy Records. The main single “Fantastic Voyage” became one of the biggest rappers of the year.

And also got #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and other singles like “I Remember” and “County Line” performed very well and the album became certified platinum.

In the year 1995, he released the song “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the movie Dangerous Mind. It became one of the most successful rap songs of all time. It hit the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks. 

It became the #1 single in the US for all genres in 1995 and also became a global hit, including countries France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, and many more.

The following year Coolio won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

After the success of the song in the film. He released the album “Gangsta’s Paradise” and sold 2 million copies worldwide. “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” and “Too Hot” became the two major hits of the album.

In 1996, he joined with non for profit organization “Red Hot Organization” for the compilation album “America Is Dying Slowly”, alongside Fat Joe, Biz Markie, and Wu-Tang Clan.

The following year he was dropped from Tommy Boys Records and he continued with releasing several albums.

Coolio has appeared in various television shows, including Comeback – Die große Chance, Celebrity Big Brother, Wife Swap, and more…

In 2016, he performed on ABC’s “Greatest Hits”. 

Personal Life

Coolio got married to Josefa Salinas in 1996. They together have four children. After four years of their marriage, they got divorced in 2000.

How Does Coolio Make his Money?

Here are the main sources of income, through which he has accumulated a net worth of $500 Thousand.

  • As a rapper
  • Singer
  • Record producer
  • Actor
  • Endorsements
  • Tour and events
  • Merchandise online store

Coolio Social Media Profile

Major Highlights

Here are some of the selected highlights of his career.

Studio Album

  • It Takes a Thief
  • Gangsta’s Paradise
  • My Soul 
  • Nobody’s Foolio
  • And more


  • The Parent ‘Hood
  • Batman & Robin
  • Get Over It 
  • A Wonderful Night in Split (
  • And many more


  • Grammy Awards
  • American Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Awards

Coolio Famous Quotes

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


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



Coolio is the Grammy Award-winner who has worked with several artists and in films & television. His song Gangsta’s was worldwide famous.

You can follow him on his social media accounts to learn and get inspiration.

Also as per the recent updates, the  Net Worth of Coolio is $500 Thousand…!


Here are a few of the questions that are frequently asked, related to Coolio.

How much did Coolio earn from Gangsta’s Paradise?

He earns approx. $23,227 per year in royalties. And from other songs, he gets approx $134,000 to $225,000.

Who is the richest rapper?

Kanye West is the richest rapper with a net worth of $3.2 Billion.

Who is Coolio’s Wife?

He got married to Josefa Salinas in 1996 but later they divorced. They together have four children

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