Mike Jones is an American rap artist, actor and an entrepreneur. He owns his own rap record label, Ice Age. He is well known for his album “Who is Mike Jones?” under Warner Brothers released in 2005. The album was a platinum hit in the U.S. with his songs topping the charts.
Jones is also recognised for his catchword “Mike Jones, who?” and giving away shirts with his mobile number printed at the back. Let’s find out more about how much is Mike Jones’s net worth in 2018.
Mike Jones Early Life
Michael Jones was born on November 18, 1981, in Houston, Texas. He at first aspired to be an NBA player and rapped simultaneously in school. He changed many schools but ended up playing the YMCA League only owing to rules of transfer in school. Subsequently, Jones dropped-off high school and worked at different places to make money. He bought and sold mobile phones, dime bags, T-Mobilesidekicks along with a partner.
Jones was close to his grandmother whom he used to visit often. He acknowledges her for his rapping career and gave him ideas and suggested ways to grow as a rapper.
Mike Jones Career
Jones started off his musical journey by joining a band Souf Folk as the stage name of Sache and released an album with them. In 2001, he created his own record label, Ice Age Entertainment and did independent rapping. He promoted his music on streets and in strip clubs. He was signed by an upcoming record label Swishahouse, along with other rappers, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, and Chamillionaire.
In 2004, Jones got famous for his single “Still Tippin” and “Back Then” that hit the platinum. He signed with Warner Brothers and Jive Records and came out with his debut album “Who is Mike Jones?” in 2005. It got him into the limelight and huge fan following as it hit the peak on Billboard Hot 200.
In April 2007, he released a single “My 64” from his EP with Snoop Dogg and Bun B which ranked No. 1 on the Hot 100 Singles chart. In November the same year, his EP and a movie, the American Dream was released with an average response. In May 2008, his second single “Cuddy Buddy” that performed well on the Billboard.
A year later in 2009, his second album “Voice” debuted at 12th position on the Billboard 200. Following some dispute with the Asylum Records, he didn’t work in 2010 and 2011. In January 2015, he came out with a mix-tape, Money Train and announced its sequel, Money Train: Reloaded on which he was working.
Awards & Achievements
Mike Jones acclaimed much of his fame from “Still Tripping” in 2005. Although he has been nominated for many awards for this track but did not win any. He was nominated under various categories by the Dirty Award, Justo Mixtape Award, MTV Video Music Award and Vibe awards in 2004 and 2005
Net Worth of Mike Jones
Mike Jones estimated net worth is $6 million. He has earned his net worth mostly as an actor and a musician. He was seen in the famous television series “Prison Break” in a small role. He received further recognition after starring in “The American Dream.” He can be seen in the TV series, “Punk’d” and “The Game” too.
Apart from this, he owns “House of Dobbe,” a line of Cognac.
Jones was part of a controversy that involved Chamillionaire, past member of Swishahouse, accusing him of slander in 2004.
At the Ozone Awards In August 2008, he got into a quarrel with another rapper Trae The Truth. As a result, he was punched in a broken nose, but later they cleared their differences and reunited.
Jones is involved in various charities donating thousands of dollars to help via his “Ice Age for Kids” and “The American Dream Foundation.”