Vanilla Ice Net Worth, Age, Wiki, Bio, Height, Family


Vanilla Ice is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. He is best known for his debut single, “Ice Ice Baby”, which was a worldwide hit in 1990.

Vanilla Ice holding Ice Bags


Full NameRobert Matthew Van Winkle
Also Known AsVanilla Ice
Profession(s)Rapper, actor, record producer
Date of BirthAugust 31, 1968
Age (as of 2023)54
Place of BirthMiami, Florida
Zodiac SignVirgo
Ancestral BackgroundItalian, German, and English

Physical Stats

Weight185 lbs
Body MeasurementsChest: 42 in, Waist: 32 in, Hips: 36 in
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlack
Vanilla Ice with his Valentines

Family & Relationships

ParentsWilliam Van Winkle and Delores Van Winkle
SiblingsTwo brothers and one sister
AffairsNone known
Relationship StatusMarried to Laura Van Winkle since 1994
ChildrenTwo sons

Education & Early Life

SchoolingAttended Miami Beach Senior High School
Higher EducationAttended Miami-Dade Community College
Early LifeGrew up in a working-class family in Miami, Florida
Early InfluencesRun-DMC, LL Cool J, and Kurtis Blow


DebutReleased his debut album, “To the Extreme”, in 1990
Significant Works“Ice Ice Baby”, “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine”, and “Ninja Rap”
Awards & NominationsWon a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for “Ice Ice Baby”
Filmography/DiscographyHas released 11 studio albums and starred in several films, including “Cool as Ice” and “Tango & Cash”
Voice WorkProvided the voice of Cornelius in the animated film “Space Jam”
Music VideosAppeared in the music videos for “Ice Ice Baby”, “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine”, and “Ninja Rap”
Tours & Live ShowsHas toured extensively throughout his career
CollaborationsCollaborated with artists such as LL Cool J, MC Hammer, and Salt-N-Pepa
DocumentariesFeatured in the documentary “The Vanilla Ice Story”
Vanilla Ice with Guy Rabich

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$10 million
PropertiesOwns a home in Miami, Florida
Business VenturesOwns a record label and a clothing line
InvestmentsInvests in real estate and stocks

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsPlaying basketball, skateboarding, and surfing
ControversiesWas accused of plagiarism for “Ice Ice Baby”
Philanthropy & ActivismSupports several charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Red Cross
Public ImageKnown for his flamboyant style and personality
Personal ChallengesHas struggled with addiction and depression
Notable InterviewsAppeared on several talk shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
Publications & BooksHas written several books, including his autobiography, “Ice: My Life Story”
Personal AnecdotesOnce got into a fight with MC Hammer
Quotes“I’m not a one-hit wonder. I’m a one-hit phenomenon.”
Vanilla Ice live on stage

Social Media & Online Presence

Instagram Handle@vanillaice
Twitter Handle@vanillaice
Facebook Handle@vanillaice
Youtube ChannelVanillaIce
TikTok ID@vanillaice

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesHas been referenced in several films and television shows, including “Beavis and Butt-head”, “The Simpsons”, and “South Park”
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionHas appeared in several films and television shows, and has also hosted his own reality show
MentorshipHas mentored several young artists, including Young MC and MC Serch
LegacyIs considered one of the pioneers of hip hop music