Jonathan Smith is an American Rapper, Songwriter, Producer, and DJ. He is best known by his stage name, Lil Jon. Jonathan was the lead frontman of the rap group “Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz.”
Lil Jon is known for his Top 10 Billboard singles: ‘Cyclone,’ ‘Freek-a -Leak,’ ‘Get Low,’ and ‘Goodies.’ In 2014, Lil Jon received a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rap/Song Collaboration.’
Besides his music career, Lil John has made appearances in movies like Soul Plane (2004), Date Movie (2006), and Scary Movie 4 (2006). Find out more about Lil Jon’s net worth and career.
Net Worth and Income Sources.
Lil Jon’s career as a rapper and producer paved the way for him to increase his wealth. Today, Lil Jon’s net worth sits at $28 million. His revenue in 2020 is estimated to be around $142.7K. Research shows that music producers receive 3%-4% of the record’s sales price or 20%-25% of their royalties.
Besides earning from the music industry, Lil Jon also makes money in the movies he appeared in. The film Scary Movie 4 made a total of $178.3 million at the Box Office.
House, Car, Property, Lifestyle.
In 2005, Lil Jon purchased a $1.2 Million home in the suburb of Alpharetta, Atlanta. His 4348 square foot home consists of four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a large living room, and an outdoor pool. Lil Jon has been seen driving luxury cars such as a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Bugatti Veyron.
After working for So So Def Recordings, Jonathan Smith formed Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz in 1996. The band consisted of other rappers: Lil Bo and Big Sam. In 1996, the rap band released their debut single, ‘Who U Wit?’ which fell at No.70 on the Billboard Hot R&B Hip Hop songs.
In 2000, he started his music label, BME Recordings. The very same year, he also released his hit album, ‘We Still Crunk.’ By then, he was already an established rapper. In the 2000s, the marketing people gave him the nickname: New Guy. He was famous in the cities of Dallas, St; Louis, and Atlanta.
In 2003-2005, Lil Jon produced several hit songs like ‘Yeah’ by Usher, ‘Shorty Wanna Ride’ by Young Buck, and ‘Salt Shaker’ by Ying Yang Twins. Over the years, Lil Jon has worked alongside other artists such as Tyga, DJ Snake, LMFAO, and Eminem. In 2005, he even won Best Rap/Song Collaboration for the song, ‘Yeah’ featuring Ludacris and Usher in the Grammy Awards.