Robert Matthew is known to be Vanilla Ice. He is a famous rapper, T.V. host, actor. Earlier, he had a nickname “Vanilla,” so he uses this as his stage name. In 1990, his song “Ice Ice Baby” put him on the map. Vanilla Ice Net Worth is around $12 million.
Vanilla Ice (full name Robert Matthew Van Winkle) was born in Miami, Florida. His mother, Camilla Beth Dickerson, was a music teacher. Robert’s father details are not known. So, he raised by a single mother. He spent his childhood in Texas and South Florida.
Earlier, he was not interested in music. At the age of eight, he starts rehearsing in motocross races. In his early teenage, he enjoys break dancing.
In the 1980s, he earns by washing cars. For his education, he attends R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. But he dropped out before graduating.
On the other hand, he starts his career in the dancing field. He was very famous for his dance moves. As a performer, he signed a local night club. The audience loves his dancing moves and rapping skills. Because of his white complexion, everyone named him as “Vanilla Ice.”
Beginning Of His Career
In 1990, “Play that Funky Music” was released by a local D.J. He released his first-ever album in 1989. Thus, the most hit song of the history “Ice Ice Baby” was part of this album. Vanilla Ice uses the bass line of Queen and David hit song “Under Pressure” for Ice Ice Baby.
Vanilla Ice Personal Details
|Real Name||Robert Matthew Van Winkle|
|Date of Birth||October 31, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Dallas, Texas, USA|
|Profession / Occupation||Rapper, Actor, Record Producer, Singer, Television Host|
Vanilla Ice Body Stats
|Height||5’11 or 180 cm|
|Weight||76 kg or 167.5 lbs.|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Vanilla Ice Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name||Laura Giaritta|
|Mother Name||Camilla Beth Dickerson|
|Children||Dusti Rain Van Winkle, KeeLee Breeze Van Winkle|
According to other funky music of that time, Ice Baby was a big hit, and every radio station got a request from the audience to play this song.
Moreover, the re-releases “Hooked” containing his first hit song “Ice Ice baby.” Around 15 million copies of this album sold that year. This rap song was one of the most famous rap ever.
Later, in his career, he undergoes negative comments, especially from the critics. Some of the critics said his rapping lyrics are requiring originality and creativity.
Other critics called Vanilla Ice “Elvis of rap.” ” Because he was mainly taking advantage of the American African music style.
Vanilla Ice has been into five relations throughout his life. He keeps his love and personal life very private from the media. But somehow, his five relationship details come out.
From 1991 to 1992, Vanilla Ice and Madonna dated. Later, in 1997 he married Laura Giaritta and have two kids. In 1998, Dusti Rain born and in 2000 KeeLee Breeze. Laura Giaritta filed a divorce in 2016 a called off their marriage as irretrievably broken.
As of 2020, his relationship details are not confirming as many rumors were in the media. But Vanilla Ice does not verify any of them.
Vanilla Ice Net Worth
Vanilla Ice net worth is around $12 million. Annually, he earned almost $50000 to $200000. His primary source of income is rapping.
Although he is into many professions, most of his income comes from rapping. The best song of his career includes Ice Ice baby, Cold as Ice, Bi-polar, and many others.
Facts About Vanilla Ice
- Vanilla Ice does not know his biological father.
- His song “Ice Ice Baby” was the biggest hit in the 1990s and appeared in the Billboard chart.
- He dated Madonna for eight months in 1990.
- Vanilla Ice has a real estate site as a vanillaicerealestate.com
- Now he is known as Vanilla M.C.