Rick Rubin is the most popular music producer in America and also a former co-president of Columbia records. He is regarded as one of the best producers in the American music industry up to date. Rubin is the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings and also established the American Recordings. He helped to popularize hip hop music. To know more about the net worth of Rick Rubin in 2018, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Frederick Jay Rubin is the real name of Rick Rubin who was born on March 10, 1963, in Long Beach, New York to his parents Michael and Linda. He grew up in the Jewish family. He attended Long Beach High School,
Later he started playing in a band along with his childhood friends doing various school shows and garage for town friends. An AV teacher, Steve helped them to create a punk band named The Pricks.
The matters of Rick’s marriage or had a wife any time has never been disclosed by him. Currently, he is residing in Malibu with his partner, Amanda Santos. Since childhood, he was obese. As he gets old, he has become overweight, and he decided to become a vegetarian. But still, he gained weight and reached 320 pounds. He joined a gym and lifted weights and followed his regimen religiously. At last, he achieved the total weight loss of 130 pounds.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Rick Rubin started his professional career in the year 1982. It was when he released his first track of Def Jam. Then he collaborated with various artists and played with seminal hardcore bands which include Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, Meat Puppets, and Butthole Surfers.
In 1984, Rubin disbanded Hose as he got interested in the Hip Hop music. Collaborating with DJ Jazzy Jay helped Rubin to observe the details of hip-hop production. With the help of Jazzy Jay, Rubin met Russell Simmons who is a concert promoter and manager. Together they launched the label Def Jam Records in 1984.
The first label’s release was I Need a Beat, and soon the Def Jam Records signed with Public Enemy and the Beast Boys. In 1986, Rubin started working for the first time with the metal band.
After that, he continued his successful journey while working with Red hot Chillies Peppers. He produced six of their studio albums within a span of about 20 years.
In 1998, Rick won his first Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Album for his work in debut album named Unchained. He was nominated for the Grammy Award for two times in 2000 and 2003 for the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. In 2007, he won multiple Grammies for the Record of the Year for the album entitled Not Ready to Make Nice, and Grammy for the Best Country Album and Album of the Year for the album Taking a Long Way, and another Grammy for Best Rock Album for the album named Stadium Arcadium.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Rick is more than $270 million. He made all this fortune by working as a music producer and the former co-president of Columbia records. He was the most successful music producer of all time.
Rubin has produced a number of films under his name for which he produced the music. He is a fan of professional wrestling and had lifetime subscription tickets to the World Wrestling Federations. He has recognized Roddy Piper and Ric Flair as influences in his work and promotion.