JME Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Wife

JME Net Worth

JME has an estimated net worth of $3 million. JME is a well-known English grime MC and one of the co-founders of the crew ‘Boy Better Know.’ He earns most of his income from selling albums, concerts, and music streaming. 

JME began his career as a 3D designer and later created mobile phone ringtones. Joseph, also known as “Skepta,” his brother, was interested in rapping. He was a member of the ‘Meridian’ crew, and the brothers eventually began writing raps together.

In 2005, the brothers decided to expand their new group, naming it ‘Boy Better Know.’ It eventually became a full-fledged record label. To raise funds, the group began producing and selling T-shirts. JME released his debut album, ‘Famous?,’ in 2008. The album was a smashing success.

He went on to record his second studio album, ‘Blam!,’ which was released in 2010. The album was another hit. He took another five years to complete his next album, ‘Integrity>,’ which was released in 2015.

To calculate JME’s net worth, add up all of his assets and subtract his debts, also known as liabilities.

JME’s assets include everything he owns, such as the amount of money in his checking or savings account, real estate equity, savings and investment plans, and items with a clear market value (car, jewelry, clothes, art, etc.).

All outstanding debts, including the remaining balance on his home, car, business or personal loan, credit card debt, back taxes, and anything else he still owes, are included in his liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: JME
Net Worth: $3 Million
Monthly Salary: $30 Thousand
Annual Income: $1 Million
Source of Wealth: British grime MC, songwriter, record producer, DJ

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Early Life

Jamie Adenuga was born on May 4, 1985, in Hackney, London, to Nigerian immigrant parents with Ethiopian ancestors. Due to a lack of options, the family relocated to Tottenham in North London and lived in a council house shortly after he was born. The family was not wealthy and could not afford to live in a city like London.

Jamie grew up with two brothers, Joseph and Jason, and one sister, Julie. Julie pursued a musical career and rose to prominence as a DJ and radio presenter in London.

Joseph, one of Jamie’s brothers, has always wanted to be a musician. Jamie was close to him, and both brothers were big music fans.

Jamie went to ‘St. Paul’s School,’ then to ‘Winchmore School.’ He was an academic prodigy. He enjoyed listening to music as a teenager. However, he had never considered pursuing music as a career. He attended the ‘University of Greenwich’ after graduating from high school. In college, he studied 3D and digital design, while Joseph had already begun his career as a rapper.

While Jamie was in college, the grime music genre was just beginning to gain traction in the United Kingdom. It was already extremely popular in the United States. Jamie was influenced by the developing grime scene in the UK after graduating with first-class honors. Several new grime artists were becoming famous and wealthy, so the brothers decided to give it a shot.

Career

They joined the newly formed grime group ‘Meridian,’ which already included a few successful grime artists such as Big H and Paper Pablo, in 2003. The band wrote songs but was not supported by a record label. They followed in the footsteps of pirate radio and rose to prominence in the London underground music scene. They established themselves in Tottenham.

However, the group was unable to stay together and disbanded around 2005. This was due to the fact that a few of the group’s members were charged with and convicted of murder. Jamie and Joseph decided to separate themselves from the group.

Several members of the band formed a new band called the ‘Bloodline Family,’ and they launched their own record label. In the meantime, Jamie and Joseph started their own band, ‘Boy Better Know.’ The organization was founded in late 2005. Before they started making music full-time, they had other business plans.

They needed money to run the group as it grew in size. They continued to collaborate on several projects with many members of their former group, ‘Meridian.’ ‘Boy Better Know’ began by selling printed T-shirts, which quickly became popular among London’s youth. The crew also got a regular spot on ‘Rinse FM’ and began marketing themselves.

Jamie began producing his own music in 2006. He created ringtones for mobile phones, which was a rapidly growing industry at the time. He gradually began to use more sophisticated software, such as ‘Fruity Loops’ and ‘Logic Studio.’ Meanwhile, he continued to earn money as a freelancer with his 3D designs.

He began making music full-time in 2008. Prior to that, he and his brother had collaborated on and released several mixtapes. The majority of their mixtapes were played at the north London nightclub ‘Straight Outta Bethnal.’ They rose to prominence, and Jamie began work on his own debut album.

Jamie released his debut album, ‘Famous?,’ in July 2008 and made it available for download worldwide. The album, which included 15 songs, was an instant success. JME was clearly influenced by American rapper Eminem, as one of his songs, ‘Serious,’ clearly borrowed elements from Eminem’s song ‘Who Knew.’

JME produced six of the album’s fifteen tracks. JME was quickly introduced to the mainstream world of grime music after the album was released on ‘iTunes.’ Its success aided the success of ‘Boy Better Know.’

‘Boy Better Know’ began hiring more rappers, and the crew grew. By that time, his older brother, Joseph, had also released a few successful albums on the same label.

JME began working on his next album soon after, inspired by its success. He teased his fans in September 2009 by releasing a single from his upcoming album, ‘Over Me.’ In the months that followed, he teased his second album by releasing more singles. He also released a single called ‘CD is Dead,’ which poked fun at the internet’s digitalization of music.

The album ‘Blam!’ was officially released in October 2010. His younger brother, Jason, designed the cover, which JME displayed on his ‘Twitter’ account. The album was a bigger success than JME’s previous album, and it was his first to chart on the ‘UK Albums Chart.’ It came in 66th place. The album featured 16 singles, only two of which were produced by JME.

JME released a compilation album titled ‘History’ in 2011, which peaked at 162 on the ‘UK Albums Chart.’ There were some new tracks, but many were lifted from previous JME mixtapes and albums.

JME released his most successful single to date in early 2012. The single, titled ’96 Fuckries,’ debuted at number three on the ‘UK Indie Chart.’ ‘Integrity>, his third studio album, took him five years to complete. It was his most critically acclaimed album to date, and it was nominated for the IMPALA Album of the Year award.

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Cars

Since JME is rich, he owns some luxurious cars. Let’s take a look at his car collection.

JME Car Collection Price (USD)
BMW 3-Series Convertible $59,800
Audi A7 $88,900
Range Rover $135,670

1. BMW 3-Series Convertible ($59,800)

The 3 Series has a new, improved design with the brand’s latest technology and more refined luxury. It features a 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and a 385-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder, as well as a new plug-in hybrid model with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2. Audi A7 ($88,900)

The Audi A7 is between the Audi A6, which is a great luxury car with a sporty feel, and the Audi A8, which is the most luxurious Audi you can buy. The Audi A7 looks and drives well, and its hatchback design makes it much more practical.

3. Range Rover ($135,670)

This SVA is a full-fledged Range Rover, and it is also the most expensive Range Rover produced. Range is mostly used by famous personalities, businessmen and other wealthy people. Autobiography is all about being well off and living in a very nice place. The SVA is powered by a 4999 cc supercharge eight-cylinder engine that makes 557 HP. The Range Rover also features a long wheelbase that makes the rear seats even more comfortable and gives passengers more legroom.

Houses

Given JME’s wealth, his house is more expensive than ordinary people’s. He has bought and sold a number of beautiful houses over the years.

He paid $1.2 million to buy a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house in the US. The three-story house also has a large living room that opens onto a terrace, a well-appointed kitchen, a spiral staircase in the main entrance, an office, a dining room, and a wine cellar.

Personal Life & Wife

JME dated Sarah Cavanagh for a long time before they married in August 2016. Sarah gave birth to their daughter, Rose, in May 2018.

JME, unlike other rappers, avoids drugs, alcohol, and unnecessary clashes with other rappers.

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