Rapper Jimmy Jones is also a music video director who has worked with many household names as well as a businessman with his own record label. He has made appearances in a number of TV shows, most notably VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York” as well as the spin-offs “Chrissy & Mr. Jones” and the latest “Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never”. The rapper, businessman, video director and reality TV star has a net worth is estimated at around $10 million.
Jim Jones Net Worth: Brief History
At the mention of the name Jim Jones, the minds of many Americans unconsciously recalls the notorious cult leader Jim Jones who died from suicide on November 18, 1978. However, there is another Jim Jones, a rapper born Joseph Guillermo Jones II on July 15, 1976 in The Bronx, New York and is still alive.
Rapper Jim Jones was raised in Harlem New York city where he lived a somewhat undisciplined and rough life. He attended a Catholic school where he was finally expelled after series of skipping classes and selling stolen candies in the school. The rapper confessed to this in his “Jim Jones’ The Come Up DVD, Vol. 19”. In the video he also revealed some facts about his past like growing up with rapper Freekey Zekey.
Jim Jones Net Worth: Music Career With The Diplomats
Jim Jones together with his childhood friends and fellow Harlem breed Cam’ron and Freekey Zekey formed the rap group “The Diplomats” aka “Dipset” in 1997, two years later in 1999 they were joined by Juelz Santana. The group in 2001 signed a recording deal with Def-Jam and Jay Z‘s Roc-A-Fella Records. Under the labels, they released their debut album “Diplomatic Immunity under” in March 2003 which featured appearances from Master P.
Following a feud between the group leader Cam’ron and Jay Z, the group signed with a different record label called Koch Records now E1. In November 2004, under Koch they released the second studio album “Diplomatic Immunity 2”. The group members following a feud went their separate ways but settled their differences in 2010 and has since been working together.
In 2001, Jones and Cam’ron founded record label Diplomat Records of which they both serve as co-CEO’s. The label releases its music under independent label E1 music and counts rapper Lil Wayne among its roster.
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Jim Jones Net Worth: Solo Music Career
Jim Jones released his debut solo studio album “On My Way to Church” in 2004 which peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 charts. It produced two Billboard charting singles; “Certified Gangstas” which featured artists including The Game and “Crunk Muzik” which featured The Diplomats members.
Jim Jones achieved more success with his sophomore solo album “Harlem: Diary of a Summer” released on August 23, 2005 which sold over 350,000 copies. It peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Like the first it produced a number of successful singles.
Jim Jones’ third album Hustler’s P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) produced the single “We Fly High” which is the rapper’s most successful single in his entire career. His fourth album Pray IV Reign was released on March 24, 2009 under major record label Columbia Records.
He has released a total of 7 studio albums including two compilation and one collaborative album. He has also released mixtapes that have featured well known names like Meek Mill, and 2 Chains. Jim Jones continues to work on his music career together with The Diplomats group which was later joined by Vado.
Jim Jones Net Worth: Business Ventures; Music Directing, Fashion Line And More
From directing videos to owning his own fashion labels and even taking up acting roles, Jim Jones has done it all. At the peak of his music career, Jim Jones was actively involved in directing music videos including those of his rap group going under the pseudonym CAPO (Caporegime).
In 2008, Jones decided to capitalize on the popularity of his rockstar style to create a clothing line called “Nostic” and in 2012, he created another one “Vampire Life” in collaboration with the former Roc-a-fella record boss Dame Dash. The label has since been on an exponential growth and its owners look to expand it beyond New York where they are currently in business.
In 2002, Jones ventured into acting making his debut in State Property 2. The rapper has since featured in a handful of Direct-to-video DVD films. He also owns a skating team called Dipskate which he says will be featured in the X Games in the near future.
Jim Jones Net Worth: Reality TV
Jim Jones achieved reality TV star status with the success of VH1 series “Love & Hip Hop: New York” which he starred for two seasons 2011-2012 alongside his flame Chrissy Lampkin. The pair were later given a spin off of their own “Chrissy & Mr. Jones” which like most reality TV shows centered around their personal lives. Lampkin and Jones have been dating for 11 years but have never been married. However, that is soon to change with their new reality TV show Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never which premiered on September 1 2016. The WE tv show will focus on the couples as they plan their wedding ceremony.
One of the ways Jones loves to spend his money is by buying luxury rides. His car collection worth at least $400,000 consists of a Mercedes G-Wagon, Bently GT, Audi R8 and Audi A8L.