Mona Scott-Young is a media mogul, an entrepreneur, a television executive producer and a producer from America. She is the CEO of Monami Entertainment known for producing ‘Love and Hip Hop’ television series. Today let’s learn more about the career, Biography and the net worth of Mona Scott-Young in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Mona Scott was born to Haitian parents on February 15th, 1967 in Queens, New York, USA. Her father died when she was nine years old and her mother Jeanine Ridore was left with the responsibility of raising Mona together with her five brothers and one sister. Her mother took a job as cleaning staff at a private school to make ends meet.
Mona studied up to the high school level and never went to college. She then got a part-time job at the Radio City Music Hall, and she largely assisted her mother in raising and educating her siblings as well as paying the bills.
While still working at the City Hall, she undertook dance lessons, and that is where she met the ‘TrackMasters’. This was a group of young women from Brooklyn who was involved in choreography. Mona was approached by the Hip Hop group to manage them, and she accepted. From there, as they say, the rest is history.
Mona Scott got married to Shawn Young in 2005. The two has sired two children, a son who is the oldest and a daughter. Mona has always attributed her success to her husband whom she says has totally supported her over the years even in the raising of their children.
Scott is very active in charity and philanthropic work. She is involved in various foundations and organizations like The RSQ Foundation, The Haitian Roundtable, and The GrassROOTS Foundation.
Career. Awards and Nominations
Scott’s career kicked off when she started managing the ‘TrackMasters’. She later teamed up with a music producer Chris Lighty, and they started a management company called ‘Violator’.
The company was very successful, and in a span of 20 years it operated, it helped in launching the career of various known artists like 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Missy Eliot, Ja Rule, among many others.
She then moved from management to television in 2005. She even established her own production company ‘Monami Entertainment’. She produced the reality series ‘Love and Hip Hop’ in 2006, and it became a big hit.
She has received many accolades over her career like an honor at the ASCAP’s event in 2011, she won the Marketer of the year and was honored with an Award at National Association of Black Female Executives.
Net worth and Earnings
The net worth of this businesswoman is estimated to be $40 Million. All this wealth has mainly come from her management career as well as the production business over the years. She has managed to make a name in the entertainment industry, and she stands out.
Mona Scott-Young literally made it from scratch, and she made her career a success over the years. She was greatly inspired by her mother who was a single mother and the hard life she had as a child. She has made a mark in the Show Biz today.