In American Music Industry, you can’t talk about mentors and major influencers of hip-hop dominancy and you forget Rick Rubin. He is one of the lead producers in American history and today.
So far he has taken home eight Grammy Awards. Moreover, winning five Awards in one year (2007). He was the co-president of Colombia Records from 2007-2012 and founder of American Recordings where he produces music from till now.
According to Celebrity Net Worth the net worth of Rick Rubin is approximately $250 million USD.
Rick Rubin, born Frederick Jay Rubin is an American producer, and music entrepreneur. He was born March 10, 1963 to Michael Kranz, a shoe wholesaler and linda, a housewife. Rick grew up in Lido beach, New York but was born in Long Beach, New York, USA.
He was fascinated with magic as a child and used to reach out to magic shops in Manhattan. He went to Long Beach High School and later joined New York University where he started the Def Jam Records from his school dorm.
|March 10, 1963
|Long Beach, NY
|Nassau, New York
|United States of America
|Mourielle Hurtado Herrera
Fortunately, Rick has a clean record when it comes to legal issues and he has never been arrested or jailed though some of his friends like Horovitz of the Beasties was arrested and spent a night in prison while on a tour in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Rick’s family affairs are known little to the outside but he got married to actress Mourielle Hurtado Herrera for seven years with one baby boy. He’s now staying in Malibu with his partner Amanda Santos while his son stays with the mum. A vegan and studies mysticism with a degree in philosophy.
Rubin’s cars are not well known but once owned Bentley Arnage around 2003 and his tour bus parked at his Malibu house. He is so conservative about his personal life that the public knows very little as a concern.
He owns several properties: The gated 9,300 square-foot mansion, West Hollywood, Los Angeles bought 1922. The Mansion in LA’s Laurel Canyon area. Bought a $8.1million ocean view Malibu home in 2009 and a $2 million Shangri La house in 2011 of which he turned into a recording house. His net worth is estimated to more than $270 million by 2020.
Rubin’s love for creating music started way back at Long Beach High School by befriending Steve Freeman, the audiovisual department director of the school and performing at local high school shows, forming a band called The Pricks with the help of one of his teachers.
Rick Rubin started recording music while in school founding Def Jam Records with the school’s four-track recorder. The first release was “A Hose Track” in 1982.
He befriended the then Negril club spin doctor DJ Jazzy Jay familiarizing with Hip-hop production and in 1983 the two friends had produced T La Rock’s “it’s yours” rap single.
From then, he never looked back, producing country, rock and hip-hop music. Shaping American rap music and artists. He has worked with renowned artists like Jay z, Adele, The Beasties, Johnny Cash, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, and more.
Interesting Facts About Rick Rubin
- His personal life is limited to the public.
- He does what he feels best for him no matter whether he did it before or not when it comes to music production.
- He is also known as DJ Double R the loudness.
- He got a dream when he had cut off his beard and all he could feel was like him being in a distracted place. Getting up only feels weird.
Rick Rubin’s love for music has brought him this far putting him in history and accrediting him as a mentor in hip-hop music. Till now, he still produces music and loves doing it more and more.