American rapper, Vanilla Ice is popular for his own album, To the Extreme which is also one of the fastest-selling hip hop albums to date. He is also an actor and television celebrity.
Vanilla Ice's early life
Vanilla Ice was from a middle-class family born as Robert Matthew Van Winkle on 31st October 1967 in South Dallas, Dallas, Texas, the United States of America to Camilla Beth (Dickerson). He is an American and is of German, American, and English descent.
Hip Hop was Vanilla Ice's childhood dream. He was also interested in poetry. While he was in his early teens he also took several breaks, from dancing classes.
Vanilla Ice attended R. L. Turner High School, as a child but soon dropped out of it.
Vanilla Ice's career
He was also a motocross racer and Vanilla Ice began racing professionally in 1985.
He also won Grand National Championships three times. But while racing, he also broke his ankle and that was the end of his racing career. Then Vanilla Ice began his rapping career.
Vanilla Ice released his first album Hooked after signing a contract with Ichiban Records. As a musician he has worked with rapper Eminem, in his video We Made You.
He has also proved himself as an actor and has appeared in movies like Sandy Wexler (2017), starring Jennifer Hudson and Kevin James, and The Ridiculous 6, featuring Terry Crews and Rob Schneider, who has a huge net worth, to name some.
Vanilla Ice's personal life
In 1990, he began his romantic love affairs with renowned singer and songwriter, Madonna Louise Ciccone. They dated each other from the start of 1990 and continued it for about eight months.
After Vanilla Ice called off his first love life with Madonna, he was not linked with anyone for about six to seven years. But with the start of 1997, news came out that he is engaged to Laura Giaritta. They got married on the 30th of March, 1997.
They also have two daughters from this married life. These days it is said that they are in the process of getting divorced as Ice filed a divorce for her.
Vanilla Ice's net worth
He is also an actor and for his role in Cool as Ice, he earned a salary of $1,000,000. His net worth is rumored to be around $20 million.
The value of Vanilla Ice's house located in Miami Beach was $14 million in the year 2011. The rapper had previously bought that property at the price of $1 million in 1991.
Vanilla Ice's 1990 album titled To The Extreme Album Sales, sold 15 million copies all over the world and had earnings of $16 million.