Ice-T Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
He was a rapper with eight solo albums to his name who has also served in the US Army.
Raised by a relative after the tragic loss of both parents to heart attack, the life of Tracy Lauren Marrow, more popularly known as Ice T was riddled with violence, and then success before he found the stability that only old age and maturity can bring.
Born Tracy Lauren Marrow, Ice T was born on February 16, 1958, to Solomon and Alice Marrow, Ice T had a difficult childhood, dealing with racism and the eventual deaths of his parents.
He lost his mother when he was in third grade and his father followed suit at the age of 12.
Both parents died of a heart attack leaving him as an orphan and so he was forced to move with his aunt in View Park-Windsor Hills in South Los Angeles.
Ice T has lived in New Jersey while his parents were alive.
In Los Angeles, Ice T continued his education by attending Crenshaw High School. At Crenshaw High, he was exposed to a lot of violence as a result of the rising gang culture in the Los Angeles school system.
Whilst Ice T was never a gang member, he had close affiliations with students who were gang members and his music career started with a gang song he wrote and performed.
He officially took music seriously and started a band with the singing group of Crenshaw High School. At the age of seventeen, having spent five years without his parents, Ice T began receiving social security benefits.
The benefits were unable to cover his expenses and bills as he had a pregnant girlfriend at the time. Ice T began to sell cannabis and stole car stereos to make some extra income.
Despite his illegal business ventures, Ice T still struggled to support his new family. Shortly after his daughter was born, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving for two years and two months.
Ice T, who would become famous for his music despite his controversial background fell in love with hip-hop while he was in the army.
After he finished serving in the Army, Ice T pursued a career as an artist and disc-jockey, a skill he had picked up during his time in the army.
A slow start to success as an artist forced Ice T back into a criminal lifestyle until a car accident gave him some perspective and he abandoned the lifestyle for good.
An open mic competition victory set him on his way to success as a music artist. He met record producer, Willie Strong in 1982 and they recorded his first song, Cold Wind Madness.
Though the song never found mainstream success due to its hardcore lyrics, the song was popular in the underground world of music.
Ice-T Net Worth
Ice-T is an American rapper and actor who has a net worth of $40 million.