The American citizen, Jerry Heller made a name for himself as a business person, film producer, music manager, record producer, and writer. Jerry was famous as the manager of rap groups namely N.W.A and Eazy-E. Let us have a look at the net worth of Jerry Heller in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Jerry Heller was born on 6th October 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, to a Jewish family. His father was a low-level Jewish mobster. After serving in the US Army, Jerry Heller studied in a college at the University of Southern California. Jerry Heller was an employee of Associated Booking, Coast Artists, and the Chart-well.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Around 1963, he started his business as an agency with his partner Don Fischel. The name of their joint venture agency was called Heller-Fischel Agency. It was situated in Beverly Hills, California, the USA. Heller-Fischel Agency operations earned $1.9 million (1st year), $3.7 million (2nd year), $5.8 million (3rd year) and over $7 million (4th year). Heller-Fischel Agency represented several rock stars (Black Oak Arkansas, Black Sabbath, Humble Pie, Grand Funk Railroad, The Who and more).
Heller-Fischel Agency also represented various writers of the time (Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, and Van Morrison). He supported several artists such as Crosby Stills and Nash, Dr. John, Eric Burdon, Ike and Tina Turner, Jose Feliciano, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and more. Jerry Heller bought Don Fischel shares to become the sole owner of the Heller-Fischel Agency. During that time, Don Fischel moved on for independent productions of the television.
Jerry Heller strongly believed in working between and/or after a record became very popular. Around the 1960s and 1970s, Jerry Heller encouraged Pink Floyd and Elton John to tour and concert in the USA.
On 3rd March 1987, Jerry Heller and Compton, the rapper from California, met at Eazy-E. They became co-founders of the Ruthless Records. Under Jerry Heller’s direction and Eazy, the Ruthless Records managed to get 6 RIAA-certified Platinum releases for three consecutive years. Some of the famous productions include Supersonic, Eazy-Duz-It, Straigt Outta Compton, No One Can Do It Better, Niggaofz4Life and others. While at Ruthless Records, Jerry Heller helped Dr. Dre, who managed to establish his career.
Up till now, the Ruthless Records has sold over 110 million records not counting the singles. Most of the selling of records was because of Jerry Heller’s fame as the genre. His popularity all over the United States made people buy from his reputed recording Companies.
Jerry Heller was working with Eazy-E when he established two other recording Companies namely the Priority Records and the Interscope Records. In addition, Jerry Heller ensured that there were several records released from Atlantic, Interscope, MCA, Priority, and Sony. People living all over the USA bought Jerry Heller’s released records.
He managed new Hip-Hops of Los Angeles and recorded them as Hollywood’s Macola Records. Jerry Heller was the manager of C.I.A. and Wreckin’ Cru.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Jerry Heller is $20 million. The Heller-Fischel Agency of Beverly Hills, California, made over $7 million in the 4th year of its operation. At the time when Jerry passed away, his Company, Eazy-E earned over $10 million/month from the Ruthless Records. Until his death, he used to live in the famous mansion which was known for wild parties. He used to drive White colored BMW which was a gift from Easy-E.
Jerry Heller took his last breath on 3rd September 2016 aged 75 years. He died of heart attack while driving his car. He lived life king size and enjoyed each and every moment of it. His charm was all over in the 60s and 70s era.