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What is LL Cool J's net worth? NCIS: Los Angeles actor's fortune revealed

Find out all about the rapper and actor's incredible wealth

ll cool j net worth
Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
Updated: 21 September 2023
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LL Cool J has been a regular on TV screens for many years now, starring in NCIS spin-off series NCIS: Los Angeles. However, before that he had an equally successful career as a rapper. But just how much has the star earned over the years? Keep reading to find out all about his incredible wealth...

What is LL Cool J's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, LL Cool J is currently worth an estimated $120 million. LL has earned his fortune mainly through his work as a rapper and an actor. 

WATCH: LL Cool J performing at the Grammys

He has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, and also owns two music labels as well as a record label social media site. 

LL Cool J rapping in red tracksuit © Getty
The rapper shot to fame in the 1980s

As for his acting, the star has 73 acting credits to his name - although he is best known for his role in NCIS: Los Angeles. LL has also made money through a number of other lucrative ventures including books, clothing and numerous endorsements. 

How much does LL Cool J make on NCIS: Los Angeles?

For over a decade, the 54-year-old TV star has been keeping NCIS: Los Angeles fans entertained as the beloved Sam Hanna, G. Callen's second in command. He has also appeared as the same character on NCIS: LA's sister shows NCIS and Hawaii Five-0.

LL Cool J wearing beanie and sunglasses © Getty
The actor has starred in numerous films

It's been reported that the star's salary per episode today is a whopping $350,000. As of May 2022, the CBS police drama has aired 302 episodes - and LL has appeared in every single one of them.

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LL Cool J's family life

LL has been happily married to wife Simone I. Smith since 1995. The two met when LL was a young rapper and dated for eight years before they tied the knot. This year they will celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary.

LL Cool J on stage smiling © Getty
The hip-hop star boasts an impressive net worth

Today they share four grown-up children together - son Najee, 32, and daughters Italia, 31, Samaria, 26, and Nina, 21. While LL's three eldest children have pursued careers away from the limelight, youngest Nina has decided to follow in her famous dad's footsteps and is an aspiring R&B singer.

LL Cool J's endorsements

Away from his acting and musical career, LL Cool J has supplemented his impressive net worth with a series of brand deals and partnerships. Over the years, he's collaborated with the likes of Coca-Cola, Gap and FUBU. 

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