Jim Jones Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Jim Jones Net Worth 

Jim Jones has an estimated net worth of $400 thousand. Joseph Guillermo Jones II is an American rapper known for being a founding member of the hip-hop group The Diplomats / Dipset and for his solo career. He is more popular by his stage name, Jim Jones (formerly Jimmy Jones). He earns most of his income from his album sales, concerts, movies, and television shows. 

He is one of Diplomat Records’ co-CEOs and has worked as a music director under the alias CAPO. He grew up with The Diplomats’ other two founding members, Cam’ron and Freekey Zekey. In 2003, they released their debut album, ‘Diplomatic Immunity.’ A year later, their second and final album was released. They’ve also released six mixtapes and a few singles. Jones launched his solo career in 2004 with the release of his debut album, ‘On My Way to Church.’ He has since released six additional studio albums. He has also appeared in films and television shows. He is currently signed to the record label Roc Nation.

Jim and her girlfriend Chrissy purchased a home in New Jersey for $680,000 in 2006 with a 6.875% interest rate. Their monthly mortgage payment was around $4,500. However, according to the National Bank Association, the couple stopped making payments in 2010 and their debt reached $1.24 million. In the end, the mansion was foreclosed on and sold by the bank.

To calculate the net worth of Jim Jones, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Jim Jones
Net Worth: $10 Million
Monthly Salary: $100 Thousand
Annual Income: $2 Million
Source of Wealth: Rapper, Artist, Film Producer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Music Video Director

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Early Life

Jim Jones was born on July 15, 1976, in New York City’s Bronx borough, as one of three children to Nancy Jones and Joseph Guillermo Jones I. His mother is from Aruba, and his late father was from Puerto Rico.

Keisha and Precious are his two sisters. He grew up primarily in Harlem, primarily under the care of his grandmother. He enrolled in a local Catholic school and frequently skipped church to laze around and play hooky at the train station.

In ‘Jim Jones’ The Come Up DVD, Vol. 19,’ he discussed growing up with fellow rapper Freekey Zekey. He described how he would frequently linger at a store a block from the church he attended, enter the store, chat with the owner, and then steal all the money from the register and the candies when the owner left. He went on to sell those candies at school. When the school found out, he was expelled.

Jones was indoctrinated into the world of hip-hop at a young age. He met Dame Dash, one of the future co-founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, along with Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Jay-Z, when he was six years old. At the age of 13, Jones met Cameron Giles, also known as Cam’ron, who would have a significant impact on his musical career.

The Diplomats

The Diplomats were formed in 1997 and made their commercial debut on Cam’ron’s 2000 album ‘S.D.E.’ Cam’ron later signed with Roc-A-Fella Records and released his third studio album, ‘Come Home with Me,’ on their label. It was a huge success, and the first two singles, ‘Oh Boy’ and ‘Hey Ma,’ were certified platinum. Jones appeared on two of the album’s tracks: the title track and ‘Dead or Alive.’

The group made their debut with ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ in March 2003. It has 27 songs on it, including ‘Dipset Anthem,’ ‘I Really Mean It,’ ‘Ground Zero,’ and ‘Bout It Bout It…Part III’ (featuring Master P). It was a minor hit, earning gold certification from the RIAA. Complex named it one of the top ten albums of the last decade in 2012.

A year later, in November 2004, the group released their second album, ‘Diplomatic Immunity 2,’ through Koch Records. It debuted at number three on the US Independent Albums (Billboard) chart and number eight on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard).

In 2007, the group began to experience several internal issues, prompting speculation about a possible split. Jones, along with Juelz Santana, who had joined the group in 1999, appeared on a 50 Cent concert, fueling the rumors further, as Cam’ron was feuding with 50 Cent at the time. They did not, however, rule out future collaborations.

Aside from the two studio albums, The Diplomats has released five compilation albums: ‘More Than Music, Vol. 1’ (2005), ‘Cam’ron Presents Dukedagod Dipset: Movement Moves’ (2006), ‘Dipset: More Than Music, Vol. 2’ (2006), ‘Dipset Mania: Special Edition’ (2011), and ‘Dipset Mania: Back to Business, Vol. 2’ (2013), as well as five

By September 2008, all members of the group had split up and formed their own organizations. Jones formed ByrdGang with Chink Santana, Juelz Santana, and NOE, and their debut album, ‘M.O.B.: The Album,’ was released in July 2008. It sold approximately 65,000 copies and peaked at the 29th spot on the Billboard 200.

Jones and Cam’ron announced the end of their feud in April 2010. In June 2010, they released a new single titled ‘Salute.’ However, the plan to release a new album was repeatedly postponed as the band encountered one problem after another.

The original members of the band reunited in May 2014 to record a new single called ‘Dipshits.’ In July 2015, they released their first mixtape in ten years, titled ‘American Dream.’

In 2017, the band announced plans to release a new EP alongside a documentary. They performed a one-night-only concert at the Manhattan Center on November 22, 2017.

Juelz Santana was arrested for possessing a firearm at Newark Liberty International Airport in March 2018. Following this, Cam’ron announced on Instagram that he, Jones, and Freekey Zeekey would continue touring without Santana, but that Santana would return soon.

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Solo Career

In August 2004, Jim Jones launched his solo career with the release of ‘On My Way to Church.’ It had 21 tracks and peaked at number four on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. Following it were two of his most successful studio albums, ‘Harlem: Diary of a Summer’ and ‘Hustler’s P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment).’

His fourth album, ‘Pray IV Reign,’ was released in March 2009. This was his debut and only studio album, released by Columbia Records. Jones’ collaborative effort with DJ Webstar, ‘The Rooftop,’ was released in October 2009. Jones released two more albums in the years since, ‘Capo’ in April 2011 and ‘Wasted Talent’ in April 2018.

In addition, he has released two compilation albums, ‘A Dipset X-Mas’ in December 2006 and ‘A Tribute to Bad Santa Starring Mike Epps’ in November 2008, as well as two EPs, ‘We Own the Night’ in December 2013 and ‘We Own the Night Pt. 2: Memoirs of a Hustler’ in September 2014.

‘Ryder Muzik’ (2002), ‘Harlem’s American Gangster’ (2008), ‘Pray IV Reign: The Mixtape’ (2009), ‘Vampire Life 3’ (2013), and ‘The Kitchen’ (2014) are among his 19 mixtapes (2016).

Other Pursuits

He directed music videos for The Diplomats in his early career and would later use the alias CAPO to direct music videos for Cam’ron, Santana, and others. Jones appeared in the Off-Broadway musical “Hip-Hop Monologues: Inside the Life and Mind of Jim Jones” in 2008.

He is frequently credited with popularizing the fashion trend known as rapper rockstar style in the mid-2000s. Based on the trend, he launched his clothing line Nostic in 2007. Over the years, he has also invested in several other businesses, including Sizzurp Purple Punch Liquor (2004), Dipskate, a freestyle rolling team (2006), Protocol, an outwear collection (2011), and Vampire Life Clothing Line (2012).

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Major Works

Jones released his second album, ‘Harlem: Diary of a Summer,’ on August 23, 2005. It is one of his most popular works to date. It was produced by Amadeus, Pete Rock, Treblemakers, Mayor, and Zurc, among others, and debuted at the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Independent Albums charts in the United States.

On November 7, 2006, his album ‘Hustler’s P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)’ was released, and it also topped the US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Independent Albums charts. One of the album’s singles, ‘We Fly High,’ peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Personal Life

Jim Jones has been married to television personality Chrissy Lampkin for a long time. From 2012 to 2013, they co-starred in VH1’s reality show ‘Chrissy & Mr. Jones.’ In 2016, they returned for a six-part series called ‘Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never.’ They had also appeared in two seasons of ‘Love & Hip Hop’ (2011-12). Joseph Guillermo Jones III is Jones’ son.

Jones has had feuds with True-Life, Jay-Z, ASAP Mob, and Azealia Banks in the past, in addition to Cam’ron.

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