Violent J is a popular American record producer, rapper and professional wrestler who is best known as the member of musical duo ‘Insane Clown Posse’. He is also the co-founder of ‘Juggalo Championship Wrestling’ and ‘Psychopathic Records’, which is a record label. Now let’s have a close look on Joseph Bruce aka Violent J’s net worth in 2018.
Joseph Bruce aka Violent J Early Life
Violent J aka Joseph Bruce was born in 1972 on 28th April to Richard Bruce and Linda Bruce in Berkley, Michigan. His father ran away taking all his family money when Richard was only 2 years old.
He has two elder siblings named Theresa, and Robert. His mother had to work overtime as a janitor to meet the ends of her household. Violent J was raised in a financially unstable household, which forced his family to move to a shady neighbourhood. You can see this influence in his songs.
Violent J had a very scandalous career. He has made a lot of headlines in the past; breaking several laws with his bandmate Joseph. He has been charged with robbery, violating probation and death threats. He has even spent a few days in the prison for these endeavors.
Violent J married Michelle Rapp in 2003. The couple has three children named Ruby Bruce, II, and Joseph Bruce together. The rapper has also made several songs about his kids.
Joseph Bruce aka Violent J Career, Awards & Achievement
Violent first stepped into a professional wrestling in 1983 but quit his career in 1986 to pursue his passion for music.
Then again he started wrestling with an Independent circuit in the 1990s. He has wrestled for several wrestling organizations like World Wrestling Federation, Extreme Championship Wrestling and ICP’s Strangle-Mania etc.
He started off his rapping career in 1989 and has stopped. He is known for playing with genres like horrorcore, rap rock, and Hip Hop.
He is also known as the owner of Psychopathic Records, which he co-founded with (Joseph Utsler) Shaggy 2 Dope, fellow rapper and his former manager named Alex Abbiss.
He has also appeared in shows and movies like ‘Big Money Hustlas’, ‘Big Money Rustlas’, ‘The Howard Stern Show’, and ‘Death Racers’ etc.
He has released five studio albums as a solo artist, that are ‘Enter the Ghetto Zone’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Wizard of the Hood EP’, ‘American Life/Lives’, and ‘Karma Forest’.
He also made 14 studio albums with Clown Posse some of which include ‘Carnival of Carnage’, ‘Riddle Box’, ‘Bizzar’, ‘Bizaar’, ‘Bang! Pow! Boom!’, and ‘The Mighty Death Pop!’.
In 2003 he also released his autobiography titled as ‘Behind the Party’.
Awards & Achievements
He hasn’t received any awards for his rapping but the star sure has made millions of fans through it. He is a three-time winner of JCW Tag Team Championship which included 2 Tuff Tony and Shaggy 2 Dope.
Net Worth of Joseph Bruce aka Violent J
Violent J has an estimated net worth of more than $18 million. He has made most his fortune by using his talent and selling his music. However, his founding companies, record label and Wrestling Championships also help him in making a few extra millions.
Violent J is a true inspiration who didn’t let his childhood describe his future. He stepped onto the ladder of success with his hard work and today is considered as one of the most respected rappers in America. He has also established a promising career as a wrestler and fought with some of the most respected fighters in the world.