What is Ice-T’s Net Worth? A Closer Look at SVU's Grumpiest Detective.
What is Ice-T’s net worth? From his early career in music to his long-standing acting career with Law & Order SVU, rapper and actor Ice-T has had a varied career. So how much money has this success brought the star? Income from all sources suggests the star is worth a staggering $65 million.
Born, Tracey Lauren Marren on 16 February 1958, the star’s early life was anything but glamourous. At the age of 12, Ice-T moved with his family to Los Angeles. Here, he would encounter drug and gang activity, but even though his friends were associated with the Crips, the young Marren got involved. He stood out from his friends because he didn’t drink or do drugs.
Rap career is born
Marren developed an interest in hip-hop and rap while in the military. It was during this period that Ice-T the rapper was born. His career would see a dramatic rise, with the release of his first single “Cold Wind Madness” which would go on to become an underground success.
He would release albums in 1987, 1988 and 1989 that would all go on to be certified gold records. Ice-T’s best-known album is 1991’s O.G Original Gangster and would go on to win the 1991 Grammy for his album “Back on the Block”.
Not content with a wildly successful rap career, Ice-T is also a capable actor. His acting career started with the film “Breaking”, but it wasn’t until his 1991 role as a police detective in “New Jack City” that we started to see hints of the gritty detective that would become his trademark. began to be seen.
His first real acting award would come for his work as drug dealer Danny Court in “New York Undercover”, earning hm the NAACP Image Award. This put him in good stead for the role that would catapult him to meteoric acting fame, the role of detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola in 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.'
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
This series would win Ice-T not only fame, but a significant increase to his net worth. Ice-T earns an average of $250 000 per SVU episode. That works out to a staggering $6 million per season. No wonder the actor has a net worth of $65 million.
In 2022, Ice-T’s music career is still going strong with a generous portion of his net worth coming from his music royalties.
Ice-T has also added to his net worth with his writing, and video game appearances. Ice-T has lent his voice acting skills to many video games, including UFC:Tapout in 2002, 2009’s “Borderlands 3” and “Gear of War 3” in 2011.
Ice-T isn’t just a gifted creative, but a shrewd investor as well. While his estimated career income hits a staggering $95 million dollars, his personal investments have earned him between $8 and $9 million.