Vanilla Ice Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Instagram

Vanilla Ice Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Instagram.

Vanilla Ice Net Worth 2020: Vanilla Ice estimated Net Worth 2020, Early Life, Body Measurement, Achievement, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many other important information have been provided on this page. Scroll below to see more information about Vanilla Ice.

Vanilla Ice is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and television host who caught the attention of people with his hit songs in the late ’80s through the early ’90s.



Vanilla Ice was born to Camilla Beth Dickerson in Texas. The identity of his biological father is not known, and he was given the family name of his mother’s husband, William Van Winkle, at the time of his birth.

His mother divorced when he was four and married again, and the family moved to Miami.

He loved music, especially hip hop, and practiced break dancing as a young teen. He used to rap at parties and joined a breakdance group.

When his stepfather got a job in Texas, the family moved again. He attended R. L. Turner High School but dropped out before graduation.

He loved to ride motorbikes, and participated in racing competitions.

He dated singer Madonna for a few months in the 1990s. He met Laura Giaritta in 1995 and married her in 1997. The couple has two children. He reportedly split from his wife in 2011 after 14 years of marriage.


At first, he was popular for his dance moves as he often defeated anybody who challenged him in it. He became frequent at Dallas nightclubs with his dance troupe The Vanilla Ice Posse or The V.I.P. 

His stellar performance caught the attention of City Lights nightclub owner Tommy Quon who offered him an opportunity to perform regularly in his club.

This was a win-win for both parties as Vanilla was already drawing attention to himself and the club provided him an audience he could perform to regularly.

As he was performing in nightclubs, he was also writing songs and by 1989, his first album which featured his first hit song titled Ice Ice Baby was released.

The song was on the list of frequently played songs on most radio stations then. The success of this song landed him a deal with SBK Records.

This same year, he released a single Play that Funky Music which did not fall short of the success of his first work.

However, his success came with questions of people asking about his background and all that sort of questions that he hadn’t disclosed at that time.

It was said that SBK Records cooked up a false biographical account of the star which was meant to be a representation of what his childhood was like, how he ventured into music all those types of things people would like to read about a music star.

Ice was ignorant of this, however, as he would later, in an interview, say something entirely different from what people had read to be his biography.

This discrepancy infuriated a lot of people including his once-loyal fans who started seeing faults in his lyrics.

He was accused of making songs that were bereft of creativity and suffers from an acute dearth of originality.

His lyrics then were said to be mainly a whole mix of the African-American style of music.

Vanilla tried fruitlessly to get his musical acts trending but with each attempt he made, he sank deeper into a state of musical oblivion.

His 1994 Mind Blowin single was not potent enough to resurrect him musically and by July of the same year, he thought it comforting to call it quits with life by taking a drug overdose.

He got close to dying but was lucky to escape with a near-death experience. That is why we still have him today.

When he got back to the land of the living where we are currently, he decided to bury the former music star in him – Vanilla Ice and take on his real identity, Robert Matthew Van Winkle.

Van Winkle having seen it all started extreme sports. He went jet skiing competitively which he really enjoyed outside the hustle and struggle of his former music self.

He even opened a goods store for sporting items called “2 The Xtreme” in Miami Beach. Lets mention here that in his younger years, he actively participated in motorsports and was said to have won two championships.

With his newfound confidence, he felt poised to come back to music again. We saw him do Hard to Swallow in the album “My Much-Needed Therapy Session” in 1998. In 2001 and 2003 he gave us Bipolar and Hot Sex respectively.

2005 saw the release of his album “Platinum Underground.” In 2008 Ice Is Back: Hip Hop Classics was released and it featured cover songs by artists like Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, and Bob Marley.

None of these his later songs was able to stir the wave his songs at the beginning of his career did. Well, he has made his mark and we are glad he did have some shine in his own time.

Vanilla Ice Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Instagram

Height and Weight

Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 76 kg

Net Worth

Аѕ оf 2020, Vаnіllа Ісе hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf mоrе thаn $20 mіllіоn. Тhіѕ fоrtunе соmеѕ bу rеlеаѕіng а numbеr оf аlbumѕ аnd ѕіnglеѕ іn hіѕ саrееr. Ніѕ dеbut аlbum ‘То thе Ехtrеmе’ wеnt tо ѕеll оvеr 15 mіllіоn аlbumѕ асrоѕѕ thе wоrld.

Не hаѕ аlѕо арреаrеd аѕ а fеаturеd аrtіѕt fоr vаrіоuѕ оthеr аrtіѕtѕ. Ніѕ wеаlth аlѕо соmеѕ bу арреаrіng іn mаnу tеlеvіѕіоn ѕhоwѕ аnd fіlmѕ. Аddіtіоnаllу, hіѕ hоmе іn Міаmі іѕ wоrth $14 mіllіоn.

Vаnіllа Ісе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd оnе оf thе mоѕt рорulаr rарреrѕ іn thе wоrld. Не fоund соnѕіdеrаblе ѕuссеѕѕ bу rеlеаѕіng thе ѕіnglе “Ісе Ісе Ваbу.” Тhе ѕоng hаѕ bееn rесrеаtеd іn mаnу оthеr fоrmѕ.

Не іѕ оnе оf thе еаrlіеѕt rарреrѕ tо асhіеvе ѕuссеѕѕ. Не реrfоrmѕ wіth а DЈ аnd lіvе drummеr. Не іѕ аlѕо knоwn tо рlау kеуbоаrdѕ, drumѕ, аnd bаѕѕ.

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