LL Cool J has a financially savvy pal to thank for his fortune because he
advised him to buy stocks at a time when the rapper was spending money fast.
The hitmaker is convinced he'd have thrown away millions if it wasn't for
the advice of a clever friend.
LL Cool J explains, "I wasted a lot of dough when I first started making
money. I would be away on trips, driving in a different part of the country,
and see a car dealership.
"Instead of taking a plane home, I'd pay cash for a BMW and drive it home.
I've blown hundreds of thousands of dollars - millions really.
"When a friend suggested I start investing my money in the mid '80s, I
decided to buy stock. This has worked well for me."
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