1. He was a Jehovah’s Witness from Age 6-12!

From ages 6-12, Ja Rule lived with his grandparents who were part of the Jehovah’s Witness faith. He said it was really tough, especially seeing as though he was just a young kid, He would go door to door trying to spread the faith, but the hardest part was all of the strict rules. There were no birthdays, no holidays, even no Christmas celebration! That really tough on Ja, especially as he saw all of his friends living in way less structured environments!

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2. Ja met his wife in the 8th Grade!

Ja Rule grew up in Hollis, Queens infamously known as the stomping grounds of Run DMC. He was selling crack at the young age of 14, but started to stray away from the life of drugs and violence once he realized he would have no chance of making it in the music business if he was behind bars. About this time, in 8th grade shop class, Ja met his future wife. Here’s a quote Ja shared about his wife during an interview: “I’ve known that woman for a long time. It’s good to meet your soulmate, so to speak, at an early age, and go through life together, growing together. I watched her grow up, she watched me grow up.”

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3. He write all of his songs in his head! No pen and pad!

When Ja Rule first met Jay Z he noticed something very unique that Jay practiced in the studio. Jay would never write down any of his rhymes. He stored them all in his mind and recited songs exclusively from his memory. It was amazing, so Ja gave it a try. He has said that it worked miracles in his ability to write lyrics and fine tune his abilities. Here’s a quote from an interview of Ja: “That’s when I really learned to hone my craft as an emcee,” he says. “It put me at one with the music.”

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4. Biography

Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is an American rap artist, singer and actor. He was born on February 29, 1976 in the Queens borough of New York City. Ja Rule attended Public School 134 in Hollis and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness by his mother. He married his wife Aisha Murray in April of 2001, and the couple has three children (Brittany, Jeff Jr. Atkins and Jordan Atkins).

Ja Rule has a musical career dating back to 1999 with his debut album ‘Venni Vetti Vecci’. This album reached platinum status and solidified Ja Rule as a rap star. He has had multiple songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Between Me and You” with Christina Milian, “I’m Real” with Jennifer Lopez and “Always on Time” with Ashanti.

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5. Career

Ja Rule’s seven studio albums have sold over 30 million copies since 1999. In addition to rapping, Ja Rule established an acting career with a role in ‘The Fast and the Furious’. In 2004, he had several roles in films such as ‘Back in The Day’ with Pam Grier and Ving Rhames, and ‘Half Past Dead’ with Steven Seagal. Ja Rule also has appeared in ‘The Cookout’ with Queen Latifah and ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ with Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. In 2011, Ja Rule received a 28 month prison sentence for tax evasion because he failed to pay taxes on over $3 million in earnings between 2004 and 2006. He was released early from state prison on May 7, 2013.

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6. Estimated Net Worth

In 2012, Ja Rule released an album entitled ‘Pain is Love 2’ and he has an upcoming studio album called ‘The Renaissance Project’. In addition, he has a leading role in the upcoming film ‘I’m in Love with a Church Girl’ which co-stars Michael Madsen, Vincent Pastore and Stephen Baldwin. The movie was released on October 18, 2013. Ja Rule’s net worth is estimated to be at $45 million.

How much is Ja Rule’s Net Worth? $45 Million!