Jimmy Iovine is an investor and successful entrepreneur who is from America. He is also a music producer. He is famous because he is the CEO of Interscope Geffen and also the creator of Interscope records. Jimmy has also joined hand with Dr. Dre to create beats electronics. This company manufactures audio technology. Below is a synopsis of the net worth, career, and earnings of Jimmy Iovine in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Jimmy was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953 on March 11th. His mother and father, Vince Jimmy who worked as a secretary and shore man. His family had Italian origins and was well off as they were able to afford the basic needs for their children. He was brought up as a Christian in the Catholic way. Jimmy attended high school at a Catholic school in Brooklyn, and after graduating he was admitted to the college of criminal justice, but he did see his education through because he dropped out in his late teens.
He has had a not so smooth relationship life. He was first engaged to Bella Dona but the two separated after just two years. After staying single for a while, he married Vicki Iovine with whom they were blessed with four children over a span of 24 years. The couple later divorced. Since then he has been husband to Liberty Ross.
Career, Awards, & Achievements
Jimmy started off small as a cleaner in the recording studio. He waited until 1972 to get the opportunity to work as a studio engineer where he partnered with Bruce and John to start recording.1973 proved to be a vital year as he was employed at record plant studio located in New York where he worked on producing albums like ‘born to run’ and ‘bat out to hell.’ His rise to international recognition came after he was involved in producing ‘Easter’ in 1978 in which some of the songs made it to the top 40 in music charts and billboards.
Since then he has produced Damn the Torpedoes, Hum Together, The Heartbreakers, Got Gose, Making Movies, Bella Donna, The Comedy Scrooged in 1988, Sixteen Candles in 1984, 8 Mile, More Than A Game And Get Rich Or Die Trying. He has his label, Interscope records which were founded in 1990.
Besides venturing into the production sector, Jimmy is also a businessman. He has invested in the beats by Dr. Dre which deals in the manufacture of audio technology. To add to the spectacular career, Jimmy has also made cameo appearances on TV in the family guy comedy and the American Idol as a mentor.
Jimmy has had an outstanding career and has been nominated for several awards in which he has had the privilege to win several. He is the winner of the Primetime award for an outstanding variety in 2011, and Lady Gaga presents in the same year. He also has an honorary degree in music from the University of Southern California.
Net Worth & Earnings
The production career of Jimmy Iovine has been so successful that he has garnered a net worth value of around $1 billion. This value has been realized during his career as a producer. His recording company also contributes to the net worth. His appearances in films and TV have seen him paid handsomely. Reports indicate that he sold Beats by Dre for $3 billion.
Jimmy Iovine has worked his way to the top to make himself a name. He has achieved success as a businessman, actor, and film producer. He has been in contact with some of the greatest stars in the industry. He is still very much in the industry and has some work in progress.