J Cole
J Cole
Real Name/Full Name Jermaine Lamarr Cole
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: J Cole
Birth Place: Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 January 1985
Age/How Old: 38 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 191 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother – Kay
Siblings: Zach
School: Terry Sanford High School
College: St. John’s University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: German-American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Melissa Heholt
Kids/Children Name: Two sons
Profession: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
Net Worth: $70 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Cole is an American rapper and a record producer whose career started in late 1999. With his music receiving huge following especially with the youth, he is highly regarded among the most influential rappers. His first album received huge success topping hip hop billboards in the US.

Besides being a rapper, he doubles up as a producer and has worked with musician like Janet Jackson and Kendrick Lamar. He also produces most of his work. His work has been recognized in the word’s highest platform after being nominated and award with a Grammy Award.

Well, how well do you know about J. Cole? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about J. Cole’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about J. Cole to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jermaine Lamarr Cole is the son of an American army veteran with his wife Kay who worked in the United States Postal Service. He was born on 28th January 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany. With his father working in an American military base in Germany, he was raised for a few years in the base before moving. His dad abandoned them when he was still a toddler. This led his mother taking him and his brother Zach to US Where they settled in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Fayetteville is a multi- ethnic city with different ethnic groups living there. Though his mother is white, Cole said he never felt like one of them. To him, he looked more black than white which made easy for him to identify with people who look similar to him.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is J. Cole in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, J. Cole’s age is 38 years old as of today’s date 21st March 2023 having been born on 28 January 1985. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.


Though still not known, he joined one of the schools in North Carolina for his early education before joining high school. He finished his high school studies and graduated with a 4.2 GPA. He began rapping when he was a young kid and by the age of 12, he had made the decision of taking it as a career. His mother was always his number one fan and bought him an ASR-X musical sampler. This gave him the drive to sharpen his production skills.

After his high school graduation, he knew it will be difficult to get a recording contract at in North Carolina and decided to move to New York City. He joined St. John’s University on scholarship taking computer science as his course. After coming across a computer science professor, he immediately change the course to communication and business. According to him, he never wanted to be lonely like the computer science professor.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

J Cole With Wife Melissa Heholt
J Cole With Wife Melissa Heholt

With much of his private life being unknown he opened up in January 2016 that he was married. Cole disclosed that he met his wife Melissa Heholt when they were in university. Melissa is currently working with Cole where she is the Dreamville Foundation director. Cole is known to be very protective of his family leaving people guessing about his family. Just recently he revealed he has two sons with his wife Melissa but never gave their age or their name.

Is J Cole Gay?

Cole is currently married to his university sweetheart Melissa and the two have two children together. This only means he is straight and not gay.

Professional Career

When it comes to his influence, he credits rappers like Tupac, Canibus, Nas and Eminem as people who had big influence in his music life. He started his production with the machine his mother bought him. In 2009, he released his second mixtape and appeared on Jay-Z’s 2009 album The Blueprint 3.

In 2011, he released his first studio album which brought him in par with the rappers of those days. His second album did even better making his a household name in early 2010s. So far, he has six studio albums to his name with the recent one being The Fall Off which he released in 2021.


With his music becoming a big hit with young people, Cole has been nominated for numerous award where some he has won and lost some. Since 2012, he has been nominated severally for Grammy Awards and his success came in 2020 when he won a Grammy Award in the best rap song category. He has also won other awards like three Soul Train Awards and eight BET Hip Hop Awards among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of J Cole in 2023

J Cole Net Worth
J Cole Net Worth

With one of the best music career, making a living has been easy with Cole selling millions of records. Rapping and producing has been his main source of wealth. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be worth $70 million.

With young people from his hometown of Fayetteville in his mind, he started The DreamVille Foundation in 0ctober 2011. The work of the organization was bridging the gap and giving young people an opportunity to explore their talents. In 2014, he purchased his childhood home for $120,000. The home had been repossessed when he was in college. He wants to turn it to a single mother’s home where together with their kids they can live there for free.


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