In 2013, American rapper Lil Jon and French record producer DJ Snake released a song, Turn Down for What. The song and the music video instantly became viral, earning six platinum certifications. Today we are going to look at Lil Jon’s other successful ventures. Similarly, stay with us to know about his personal life as well.

Early Life Of Lil Jon

Jon was born Jonathan Smith on January 17, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. The 49-year-old rapper is also a songwriter, record producer, and Disc Jockey.

One of the Top Billboard Music Award winners, Smith, was the front-man of the rap group, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. He is best known for hits like Get Low, Yeah! Turn Down for What, etc. The song, Yeah! performed by singer Usher won a Grammy Award for Best Rap.

Family and DJ Background Of Lil Jon

Jon grew up in a middle-class Southwest neighborhood in AJon’s father, the oldest kid among five fathers, an engineer while his mother worked in the military. As per reports, his mother, Carrie Smith-Williams, dimensions of type 2 complications diabetes.

49-year-old rapper, Lil Jon is known as The King of Crunk.
Image: 49-year-old rapper, Lil Jon is known as The King of Crunk.
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Jon attended Frederick Douglass High School and was a bright school; Jon met his lifelong friends and future business during middle school partners, Robert McDowell, Dwayne Searcy, and Vince Philips.

At a young age of 15, Lil learned DJ skills by himself. His parents would allow him to host house parties in the basement. After completing high school, Jon continued to work at Atlanta Clubs. 

Lil Jon Married to wife, Nicole Smith

Lil, also known as The King of Crunk, has been married for a long time. He exchanged his wedding vows with longtime girlfriend, Nicole Smith in December 2004. Their wedding took place at the  Wyndham El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

From left to right, Lil Jon, his wife, Nicole Smith, and their son, Nathan Smith.
Image: From left to right, Lil Jon, his wife, Nicole Smith, and their son, Nathan Smith.
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Around 80 guests saw Jon and his wife getting married under a white-columned velarium. The bride wore a dress by Monique Lhuillier, while the groom wore a white tuxedo. The couple has been married for over fifteen years as of 2020.

Lil Jon’s Son followed his father’s footsteps

The Atlanta native rapper and his spouse welcomed their son, Nathan Smith, on April 30, 1998. He is 22 years old and is a graduate student at New York University. On May 18, 2020, Nathan posted a picture on his Instagram where he can be seen wearing a graduation robe.

Nathan started DJing since he was 11 and credited his father for giving support and encouragement. Nathan goes by the stage name DJ Young Slade. He began his career as an intern with a top Los Angeles radio station named Power 106. Further, Nathan has shown his skills at various nightclubs on their opening nights.

Like Smith, another young rapper, XXXtencation, also began making music from a young age. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old was murdered in June 2018.

Net Worth Of Rapper, Lil Jon

The King of Crunk has a net worth of $30 million as per celebrity net worth. Lil Jon amassed his fortune through his long career as a DJ, record producer, and several business ventures. He is one of the Top Billboard Music Award winners of all time. As per Forbes, Lil Jon’s annual income ranges between $5 million$7 million.

Apart from his DJ career, Lil Jon is actively involved in the television and film industry. Likewise, he has other business interests as well. He owns a line of Oakley sunglasses, a wine company that produces Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Similarly, Lil Jon owns a company that makes energy drinks called Crunk. Therefore, there is no doubt that the rapper earns millions of dollars every year. Some of his notable television shows include Chappelle’s Show, The Jenny McCarthy Show (hosted by Jenny McCarthy), The Celebrity Apprentice, etc.

Jon appeared in the 2006 movies Date Movie and Scary Movie, which collected $84.8 million and $178.3 million respectively at the Box-Office. Further, Lil Jon resides in Atlanta, where he owns a 4,348 sqft home, which he bought for $1.2 million in 2005.

Charity Works

The famous rapper believes in giving back to the community. While he was in The Celebrity Apprentice show, Lil Jon had a target of raising $100,000 for charity. Despite being eliminated, he raised $80,000 to help educational opportunities at a college in suburban Atlanta.

Further, Lil Jon opened a school in rural eastern Ghana by partnering with a nonprofit organization Pencils of promise.