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Vanilla Ice Net Worth: Music & Career

The popular American rapper Vanilla Ice’s net worth is $12 million as of May 2024. 

In addition to being a rapper, he’s also an actor and a television host.

His song Ice Ice Baby became the 90s superhit.

The song became the first hip-hop single to reach the top of the Billboard chart. As a result, his net worth reached about $18 million during the time.

Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice (Source: thefamouspeople.com)

He was born on October 31, 1967, in South Dallas.

The rapper has a history of getting into fights. Once, he got in trouble for beating a kid on the head.

Vanilla Ice | Quick Facts

Here are some of the personal details about Vanilla Ice.

Full Name Robert Matthew Van Winkle
Nick Names Vanilla Ice
Net Worth  $12 Million
Birth Date October 31, 1967
Birth Place South Dallas, Texas
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education RL Turner High School
Zodiac Sign Libra
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name Camilla Beth Dickerson
Siblings  Half Brother
Age 56 Years old
1.83 m
Weight 76 kg
Eye Color  Hazel
Hair Color Light Brown
Sexual Orientation  Straight
Marital Status  Divorced
Laura Van Winkle (m.1997-divorced. 2019)
Girlfriend N/A
Children KeLee Breeze Van Winkle, Dusti Rain Van Winkle, Pricilla Love Van Winkle
Profession Rapper, Actor, Record Producer, Singer, Television Host
Active Since 1985-Present
Genres Hip Hop, Rap-Rock, Nu-Metal, Rap-Metal
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 
Labels Psychopathic, Radium, Cleopatra, Ultrx, Liquid 8, Republic/Universal, SKB., Ichiban, Arista
Albums To the Extreme, Mind Blowin’, Hooked, Hard to Swallow, Bi-Polar, Platinum Underground, W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus)
Movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Cool as Ice, Da hip hop witch, The New Guy, That’s My Boy
Awards American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, The Factual Entertainment Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards
Merch Signed Microphone, Cassette Tape, Guitar, Music Card
Last Update May 2024

Vanilla Ice | Income and Salary

Vanilla Ice’s net worth is $12 million. His main source of income is music, television, and movies.

Based on the documents and news revealed during his divorce proceedings, his yearly income is around $800,000.

Although the rapper started his career early, he got mainstream success during the 90s. His 90s album To The Extreme sold more than 11 million copies. Consequently, he made an estimated $16,400,000 from the album.

His single Ice Ice Baby was no. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 charts. The album sold more than 15 million units.

Comparatively, the song was far more successful than any commercial rapper like Jay-Z. Furthermore, the rapper still earns around $400,000 per year as royalty from the song.

The rapper has starred in the critically panned movie Cool As Ice. He earned $1 million for his role as Johnny in the movie.

Vanilla Ice makes his appearance here and there. He still performs at concerts and music festivals. On average, it costs $188 to watch Vanilla Ice perform on stage.

He is available to perform at events, particularly private events and functions. People can book him through his agents. He charges under $25,000 for an event.

Net Worth of Vanilla Ice in different currencies

This is how Vanilla Ice’s net worth looks like in different currencies, including Cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Currency  Net Worth
Euro  10463460
Pound Sterling £ 8,736,420
Australian Dollar A$ 16,431,264
Canadian Dollar C$ 14,975,220
Indian Rupee 887,622,600
BitCoin ฿ 276

Vanilla Ice | Lifestyle and Relationship

As of May 2024, Vanilla Ice’s net worth is a massive $12 million.

Robert was born in South Dallas and grew up in Texas and South Florida. His mother, Camilla Beth, raise him.

Unfortunately, his biological father’s name is unknown.

During his childhood, he lived in many places and had many stepdads.

Vanilla Ice has dated the celebrity Madonna. Sadly, their romance lasted for only eight months.

He was married to Laura Giaritta in 1997. The couple has two beautiful daughters, Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze.

Vanilla Ice And His Ex-Wife
Vanilla Ice And His Ex-Wife (Source: Daily Mail)

Laura Giaritta filed for divorce in 2016. Robert was ordered to pay $10,000 as temporary support and $7,191 for her household expenses.

During their divorce proceedings revealed Vanilla Ice’s surprising financial standings. Even after so many years after his hit, the rapper is still crazy wealthy.

Later in 2018, Robert married again. He has a daughter named Priscilla from his second wife.

Vanilla Ice’s net worth is $12 million. With such whooping worth, he lives a comfortable life.

Recently he was spotted at the Steamboat Music Festival. He was performing for the event.

Since he’s not in the mainstream music industry, he has started his YouTube channel. His channel has 512k subscribers. He got his silver play button only three months ago.

The rapper is trying to get back in the game by releasing new songs. He has released some songs on his YouTube channel, Vanilla Ice.

Vanilla Ice | Houses and Cars


The multimillionaire rapper has multiple properties worth $5 million – $10 million.

His Florida house near West Palm Beach is worth $800,000. He bought the house for $715,000.

It’s a five-bedroom, six bathrooms house built on 4,165 square feet. The house has a three-car garage and a saltwater pool.

Vanilla House Florida House
Vanilla House Florida House (Source: photos.orlandoweekly.com)

Apparently, Vanilla Ice has transferred the house to his ex-wife, Laura Van Winkle.

Similarly, he has another mansion in Melbourne. It’s a property built on 3,504 sq ft.

The mansion has a four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathhouse, and an elevator. It has a five-car garage with glass doors. The house is worth $4 million.

Moreover, the house is built in such a luxurious way. It has a helipad and ocean view from the balcony.


One of the most popular rappers, Vanilla Ice’s net worth is a staggering $12 million.

The wealthy rapper possesses many expensive cars, including the iconic 5.0 Mustang from Ice Ice Baby.

It’s a third-generation ‘Foxbody’ Mustang, used in the video. The price starts at around $37,000. However, considering its history, it must cost more.

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Vanilla Ice Ford Mustang 5.0 (Source: mustangforums.com)

Likewise, his list of rides includes the 1991 GMC Syclone.

The price of the car is around $13,250.

He also possesses a  Cadillac. His interest in the car goes beyond average.

He can tell the year by just looking at the Cadillac emblem. Furthermore, he has tattoos of Cadillac all over his body.

Some of the other rides on the list are the Ferrari F430 worth an estimated $217,310 and Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder worth an estimated $225,400.

Vanilla Ice | Music and Television Show


Even though Vanilla Ice has released many songs and albums, he’s particularly known for Ice Ice Baby.

The copyright case of Ice Ice Baby among Vanilla Ice and Queen is marked as legendary.

The song is critically acclaimed and has provided a new spectrum to hip hop. Rap artists such as Eminem had a hard time competing with the song.

Unfortunately, that was the one and only hit for the white rapper, Vanilla Ice.


The Texas-born rapper is versatile and likes to try on new things. After getting success in the music industry, he stepped into the movie and television industry.

He has played roles in several movies like Da Hip Hop Witch and The Wrong Missy.

He even had his own television show named The Vanilla Ice Project. It was an American reality TV show where he would flip houses and sell them.

The show had nine seasons and won many awards. With the success of the show, he even started his own real estate investment training program.

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Vanilla Ice | Career

Young Rober started his career as a bike racer. He stopped pursuing his career after breaking his leg.

He moved on and started performing for City Lights. During that period, he did an opening performance for N.W.A, Public Enemy, The D.O.C., and MC Hammer.

He recorded the songs Play That Funky Music and Ice Ice Baby as part of an album. After releasing a video for Ice Ice Baby with help from Quon, he became famous.

Later, in 1990 Vanilla Ice signed a contract with SBK Records. He released his super hit album The Extreme.

Following the success, he embarked on a new journey. He appeared in the movie  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II.

His second movie, Cool As Ice, was released in the theater in 1991. He won the Worst New Actor Award for his role.

After the success of his album, he went on tour for three years. Finally, in 1993 he took a break and started jet skiing.

In 1994 he released his second album, Mind Blowin. The album received negative reviews and was not successful.

During this time, Vanilla Ice has started taking illegal drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.

Vanilla Ice | Charity

The hardcore automotive enthusiast has a soft spot in his heart. He supports numerous charity works.

The rapper was the host of the 11th annual Winterfest. Every year he hosts the event because it’s very special for him.

The event directly benefits organizations like Little Smiles, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Palms West Children’s Hospital.

Last year in October, Vanilla Ice appeared on Wheel of Fortune. He donated his win $30,000 to Little Smiles.

at Wheel of Fortune
Vanilla Ice at Wheel of Fortune (Source: dgepress.com)

He donated his prize money from the Family Fude to the same organization on another occasion. The organization used the money to buy toys for kids going under treatment.

In fact, he’s been part of the organization from the very beginning.

He made an appearance at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Classic. The organization collects donations to fight against Florida’s drug abuse and neglected child. Celebrities take part in the event and help organizations collect donations.

Unknown Facts about Vanilla Ice

  • Vanilla Ice was an Honorary Pace Car Driver for a race. It was Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held in 2012.
  • In the movie, That’s My Boy Vanilla Ice drove his Mustang 5.0. He was the victim of an internet rumor surrounding his death. Later, he clarified the misunderstanding through the Twitter feed.
  • The rapper had a near-death experience. He got severely injured after getting stabbed five times.


Does Vanilla Ice get royalties from Ice Ice Baby?

Even after so many years, Ice Ice Baby makes fortunes. Vanilla Ice alone gets $400,000 yearly as a royalty from the song.

Where is Vanilla Ice now?

Vanilla Ice is in Florida now. He works for capital lighting. He has his own line of lighting named Vanilla Ice Lighting.

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