Lil Jon Net Worth 2020, Biography, Personal Life, and Career.
Lil Jon Net Worth 2020 – Lil Jon is a rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor who first hit the entertainment scene in 1991.
Less than three decades down the line, he has recorded many albums both as a part of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and as a solo act.
Lil Jon was born on January 17, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised in Georgia and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta.
He began working as a DJ in Atlanta night clubs and also worked for So So Def Recordings between 1993 and 2000.
Growing up in a Southeast Atlanta neighborhood, his mother Carrie Smith-Williams revealed that he was very quiet and very interested in reading.
For his education, he went to Southwest Middle School where he met his friends and future business partners – Dwayne “Emperor” Searcy, Rob “Mac” McDowell, and Vince “VP” Phillips.
From middle school, Smith went off to study computers at Frederick Douglas High. He began learning to DJ when he was 15. Before too long, he was already having house parties which he called ‘Old Eng and Chicken Wing’ parties with his friend Searcy.
Jon had already made a name for himself as a DJ by the time he graduated from high school that he had not only started DJing at a club known as The Phonix but had also amassed a massive following.
His first work was with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. With the label, he put together So So Def Bass All-Stars in 1996. The album became an instant hit and was certified Gold only 4 months after it was released.
In 1995, he founded the rap group Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz with Big Sam and Lil’ Bo. The release of the group’s first single, “Who U Wit?” in 1996 also became the birth of crunk into hip hop.
They released their first album, Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album in 1997, followed by We Still Crunk!! (2000), Put Yo Hood Up (2001), Kings of Crunk (2002), and Crunk Juice (2004).
In 2010, he released his solo album, Crunk Rock. His collaboration with Usher and Ludacris on “Yeah!” got him a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2005 as well as nominations for the Record of the Year and Best R&B Song.
Another collaboration with DJ Snake in 2015 for “Turn Down for What” got another Grammy nomination for the Best Music Video in 2015.
As an actor, Jon appeared in Soul Plane (2004), Boss’n Up (2005), Date Movie(2006), Scary Movie 4 (2006), and Smoke and Mirrors (2008). He has also appeared on many TV shows.
In January 2019, it was announced that he was going to join stars like Migos, Ludacris, and Lil Baby for the 2019 Super Bowl Music Fest.
Lil Jon has a net worth of $28 million