Vanilla Ice’s Divorce and Massive Yearly Royalties from Ice, Ice Baby


Vanilla Ice, the mega rap-pop star with his most notable hit “Ice, Ice Baby” released in 1990 has been going some trouble with his marriage. It’s not a surprise to hear celebrities go through divorces, and that curse also applies to artists.

After 30 years since the hit song was released, Rob Van “Vanilla Ice” Winkle has gone through a devastating divorce with his ex-wife Laura Van Winkle after 21 years of wedlock. The documents released to the public stated fascinating observations into the assets and financial standings of Vanilla Ice.

Vanilla Ice’s Successful Hit

It’s been 30 years since Vanilla Ice’s hit song “Ice, Ice Baby” was released. The song is still making Vanilla Ice a mountain of money every year. Each year, Ice makes a whopping $400,000 a year from royalties alone. Now that’s a lot of passive income from one song alone.

Although the song had gone through a major scandal after its release due to the song sampled a song by Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure”. After the dispute, Vanilla Ice, Queen, and David Bowie had an agreement to share royalties from Ice’s song. So if Vanilla Ice can make $400,000 a year, then how much is everyone else making?

Today, Vanilla Ice has a net worth of $12 million, and it doesn’t look like it will stop growing. The number keeps on increasing since Vanilla Ice has another hobby that makes him more money than we need in a lifetime. Ice pursued a career in real estate and has made various books for people starting to join in on the game. Now, Ice owns around 15 real estate properties that were calculated to be worth around $5 to 10 million.