Talk about moving from grass to grace and from zero to a hero, and Coolio is a great example of that. His career in music wasn’t so obvious, as it took a very slow motion for him to rise to where he is today. He is a real example of patience and determination and having a strong heart that never easily gives up.

Quick Biography

Coolio was born in Compton, California, in the United States on 1st August 1963 as Artis Leon Ivey Jr. Coolio is the son of Jackie Slater, who worked at a factory while his father, Artis Leon Ivey Sr., was a carpenter. His parents separated when Coolio was only 11 years old, and this affected his life and his personality very much.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 1 August 1963
Birth Place: Compton, California, USA
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Jackie Slater and Artis Leon Ivey Sr.
Spouse: Josefa Salinas (m. 1996–2000)
Children: Gratis Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Darius Ivey, Milan Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Artis Ivey, Kate Ivey
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 70 kg
Profession: Rapper, Record Producer, Actor, and a Chef
Net Worth in 2022: $200 Thousand

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Although Coolio looks very young in appearance, he is 59 years old, as he was born on 1st August in 1963. The height of Coolio is 5 feet and 8 inches tall, and his weight is 70kg.

Education, School/College University

Although the information given about Coolio’s educational background is minimal, it is enough to say he is a learned person. This is because, it is clear that after he cleared from high school, he joined Compton Community College for his higher education studies.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Coolio is the son of Jackie Slater (mother), who used to work in a factory and Artis Leon Ivey Sr. (father), who was a carpenter. And he is a brother to Malieek Straughter. Coolio’s parents parted ways when Coolio was just 11 years old. His parents’ separation affected Coolio very much.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Coolio is currently single. However, he was once in a relationship with Toral Patel, who was a Lowrider magazine fame. He has also been involved in many other relationships with different women whose names have not been recorded. However, out of those relationships, Coolio has six kids whom he takes care of to date, although not in a relationship with their moms.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did he get married? (married date): 18 May 1996
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Coolio Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Josefa Salinas (m. 1996–2000)
Kids: Gratis Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Darius Ivey, Milan Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Artis Ivey, Kate Ivey

Professional Life and Career

Coolio started off in 1987 after releasing two singles titled ‘Watch Gonna Do’ and ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me.’ However, the two singles didn’t earn him any fame or identity in the public limelight. He later joined ‘WC Band and Madd Circle,’ which still didn’t sell his identity.

This, however, didn’t kill his desire in singing, but he continued trying every now and then. He released another single in 1994 that was titled ‘It Takes a Thief’ and ‘Fantastic Voyage.’ This worked as his ground-breaking songs as they were well received and appreciated by fans of rap. His ‘Fantastic Voyage’ earned third place on Billboard Hot 100, which was a great win for him.

In 1995, his voice was featured in ‘Dangerous Minds’ movie in the song Gangsta’s Paradise.’ This earned him a lot of support and attention as the movie did well in the international movie arena. He took advantage of this fame and released a third album that was also well received. He started receiving new contracts and once gave a voice-over in ‘Hit em High’ and ‘It’s All The Way Live (Now).’ The two songs were again well received.

Coolio has as well appeared in a number of TV series like; Celebrity Fear Factor, Celebrity Big Brother, Ultimate Big Brother, and many others.

Awards & Nominations

Just like many other celebrities, Coolio has managed to bag several awards and nominations since he started his acting and singing career. Some of the awards he has received include; Best Rap Solo Performance, which he was awarded at the Grammy Awards. He was also awarded by MTV Video Music Awards as Best Video from a Film. He also received an award by American Music Awards, among many others.

Coolio Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Coolio Net Worth
Coolio Net Worth

As of August 2022, Coolio’s net worth currently stands at $200 Thousand. Most of his earnings are a result of his gifting in music. His appearance in different movies and television series has also contributed a certain percentage of his current wealth.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Coolio has been involved in a number of controversial situations. For example, he has been arrested for driving with an expired license. He has also been arrested for being in possession of marijuana and a weapon.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Coolio Facebook page has around 411,741 fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 182,063 followers. On the Coolio Instagram account, he has around 43.8k followers, while on YouTube, Coolio has around 82,326 subscribers.

Although Coolio is currently single, he still has a relationship with his six kids from different relationships. Despite the number of negative things reported about Coolio, he’s a great example to many people who have given up in life. Although he went through a tough time when growing up, this was not enough to stop him from realizing his dreams.


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