Coolio: Net Worth, Relation, Age, Full Bio & More

Who is Coolio?

The popular American rapper, record producer, actor, and chef, Artis Leon Ivery Jr. was born on the 1st of August 1963. This famous Grammy Award-winning artist was widely known by his stage name Coolio. His albums My Soul (1997), Gangsta’s Paradise(1995), and It Takes a Thief (1994) were a huge success in the ‘90s. His single hits Fantastic Voyage (1994), C U When U Get There (1997), Gangsta’s Paradise (1994), and 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin’ New) got him The Grammys.

Coolio’s journey of independently releasing his albums started with the rap of Aww, Here It Goes theme song. This talent rapper then went on to become a chef and created his web series titled Cookin’ with Coolio and released a cookbook.


Quick Bio

Name Artis Leon Ivery Jr., Coolio (Stage Name)
Born August 1, 1963
Gender Male 
Profession American Rapper, record producer, chef, actor
Birth Sign Leo 
Country  Compton, California, U.S.
Nationality American 
Religion Not disclosed
Ethnicity African – American
Height 5 feet and 8 inches 

173 cm 

1.73 m

Weight 75 kg 

165.35 lbs

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown 
Father Artis Leon Ivey Sr.
Mother Jackie Slater
Spouse Josefa Salinas
Children Gratis Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Darius Ivey, Artis Ivey III, Jackie Ivey, Milan Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Kate Ivey
Net Worth $500 Thousand



What is Coolio famous for? 

Whatcha Gonna Do? Coolio’s first single was recorded in 1987. In 1991 he joined WC and The Maad Circle, a group piloted by rapper WC. Ain’t a Damn Thang Changed, the debut album of the group became a success regionally with Coolio becoming a co-contributor for the success.

Coolio released It Takes a Thief with Tommy Boy Records, which was his first solo album. Fantastic Voyage, his lead single was a huge success of the year and the song made its place in The top 3 Billboard hot 100. The album overall received a huge appreciation. Coolio’s 1995 single Gangsta’s Paradise for the movie Dangerous Minds was No.1 worldwide. His next album My Soul though not a big success but had a major hit with his song C U When U Get There.

He received several awards including The Grammys, and American Music Awards, and many others

Personal Information

What is the height and weight of Collio?

He was born in the year 1963 is now 57 years old. His weight is 75kg and his height is 1.73m

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Collio married Josefa Salinas in 1996 on May 18 but got divorced in the year 2000. He has twin daughters Shayne and Kate and eight children Jackie, Zhaneand, Brandi, Milan, Grtis, Artisha, and Darius.

Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around $500 Thousand. Since 1194 he is standing as an idol in pop culture. He has released eight studio albums with several single hits, sold more than 70 million records, and has more than 70 television as well as film credits on his name.


  • The greatest for the rapper was the success of his first solo album It takes the thief.
  • He won Grammies for hit singles.

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