Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., is known as a rapper. It is also the career which added the most revenues and fame to him and also increased Coolio net worth, which is known to be 100 thousand dollars. In addition to his involvement into music industry, Coolio is also known as a record producer and also an actor. These two careers are also vital parts of accumulating Coolio net worth.
In 1987, Coolio recorded two singles, which were called “You’re Gonna Miss Me” and “Watch Gonna Do”. Soon, he made a lot of friends and connections in the rap scene of Los Angeles and joined a rap band called “WC and the Maad Circle”. He had his appearance in the band’s album called “Ain’t A Damn Thang Changed”. His voice can be clearly heard in a song called “Dress Code”. Overall, the album released success locally.
In 1994, he became a solo singer and was signed to Tommy Boy Records. He released his debut album under this label and his debut album was called “It Takes a Thief”. The album produced a very successful single called “Fantastic Voyage”, which became a huge hit on the MTV channel.
The single landed in the third position in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also, the single became one of the biggest rap hits of the year and the sales of it also added extra revenues to the overall estimate of Coolio net worth.
Moreover, his debut album “It Takes a Thief” featured two other singles, them being “I Remember” and “Country Line”. Talking more about this album, it landed in the 8th position of the Billboard 200 and it was also certified as Platinum. The album was also credited because it had different themes than most of rap albums. Coolio’s album included lighthearted and humorous themes instead of showing violence, which could be felt in other rap albums.
In 1995, Coolio recorded a song called “Gangsta’s Paradise”, which was featured in a movie called “Dangerous Minds”. The song became one of the most successful rap songs in the music history. It also landed in the 1st position of the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for three weeks. Also, the song became a global hit with reaching high positions in many different countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and others. Thus, it also established Coolio as an internationally known rapper and also added financial success to Coolio net worth.