Ice Cube has certainly come a long way from his time in the groundbreaking, and seminal, Hip-Hop group NWA.
Now considered an “elder statesman” of the genre, the man born O’Shea Jackson has lived several lifetimes over the course of his illustrious career. He is said to be a pioneer of so-called “gangsta rap” to an acclaimed film and television producer — responsible for the hit “Barbershop” and “Friday” series of films, and television shows like “Are We There Yet,” per his IMDb page — to, now, an investor in several businesses, Ice Cube is a living, breathing legend.
AfroTech has previously reported on Cube’s different investments, including his most recent sports investment in the Big3 basketball league. Plus, Snoop Dogg has a minority stake in the company.
And this is to say nothing of his investments in cannabis, and his “Contract with Black America.”
All told, this illustrious career has netted him a $160 million net worth, per Celebrity Net Worth.
But throughout the evolution of his career, one thing has remained constant in Ice Cube’s life: his longtime marriage to his wife, Kimberly Woodruff, whom he married in 1992 — and whom he re-proposed to 25 years later, per The Daily Mail.
“I like to hang out with my wife, talk about things, get some coffee, you know? Sometimes just understanding where the other person is coming from is helpful to getting along and being happy,” he said to the outlet.
And the couple’s four children are proof of their success — and love. Let’s take a look at what Ice Cube’s children are up to these days.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
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The most famous of all of Ice Cube’s children is O’Shea Jackson Jr., who is the NWA rapper’s namesake and doppelganger. According to his IMDb page, the younger O’Shea Jackson’s breakout role was in “Straight Outta Compton,” where he portrayed — who else? — his father.
After that role, he went on to star in shows like “The Now” and “Swagger,” and starred in films like “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
Most recently, he starred in the super-smash Disney+ series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” where he played Kawlan Roken in the series, after originally being speculated to play Quinlan Vos.
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Not much is known about Ice Cube’s son, Darrell Jackson. His Instagram page has a few photos on it and he mentions that he is part of his father’s “CubeVision/LenchMob” production company.
Little is known about Karima Jackson, as she tends to keep her life out of the public eye.
Despite an unfortunate mixup with a STEM teacher, Shareef Jackson is another one of Ice Cube’s children who keeps his life private.