Mona Scott Young is an American public figure, media personality as well as television and executive producer. She also is the acting CEO of Monami Entertainment, a multi-media company. It is the same entertainment company which produced the famous reality TV series ‘Love and Hip Hop’, which aired on VH1. Read on to know further information regarding Mona Scott-Young and her net worth in 2018!
Mona Scott-Young’s Early Life
Mona Scott was born on the 15th of February, 1967 in Queens, NYC. Her parents were of Haitian origin. Unfortunately, her father passed away when she was only 9 and the responsibility to take care of the family landed on the shoulders of her mother, Jeanine Ridore. Her mother dedicatedly worked as a cleaning member of the staff in a private school, so that Mona could study in it. After she passed out high school, she dropped the idea of college in order to work and help her mother pay the bills. She lived independently and worked part time in Radio City Music Hall where she was inspired to join the dance lessons. Soon, she met the Brooklyn group ‘TrackMasters’, which comprised of some young women involved in the field of choreography. She was later provided with a hip-hop group, which she was supposed to manage and thus, began her career as a talent manager. From there onwards, her success took a highway and she became quite an influential personality in show biz. In 2005, Mona got married to Shawn Young with whom she now has two children.
Mona Scott-Young’s Career, Awards & Achievement
The ‘TrackMasters’ members introduced Mona to Chris Lighty (music executive) who later on became her partner in establishing ‘Violator’, which is their management company. The company helped various clients in launching their careers, like Q-Tip, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, etc., over the course of the past 20 years. She took a leap from her managing career to television in 2005, when she started producing ‘The Road to Stardom with missy Elliot’ on UPN.
She even established her own company for production named ‘Monami Entertainment’. She served as the brain behind the concept of following the life of Chrissy Lampkins and her friends (since women empowerment was always on her mind), when she was approached by a director of VH1 named Jim Ackerman in 2006 with the idea of making a reality show based and centered on Chrissy’s boyfriend, Jim Jones. The series was named ‘Love and Hip Hop’ and was received by the masses so well that many spin offs, like ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’, ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ have been created till date.
The production company, Monami Entertainment has also produced ‘Donald Trump Presents- The Ultimate Merger’ (which aired on TVone), ‘The Gossip Game’, ‘Cocaine: History Between the Lines’ (History Channel), ‘The New Atlanta for Bravo’, ‘Money, Power, Respect’ (WE tv), and ‘This is Hot 97’ (VH1). It also produced the feature film named ‘The Promise Keeper’ in 2013. She also serves as part owner, alongside Nicki Minaj, and the chief marketing officer of moscato brand ‘MYX Fusions’.
Awards and Achievements
• Honored at ASCAP’s event- Women Behind the Music (2011)
• Honored with awards at National Association of Black Female Executives in Music Entertainment.
• ‘Marketer of the Year’- Ad Age
• Recognized by the Haitian-Americans’ National Congress and Convention.
Net Worth of Mona Scott-Young
The net worth of Mona Scott-Young is $40 million, which is the result of her independently set up business and career.
Mona Scott-Young who has been inspired by her single mother, has made herself successful even after beginning from scratch. Her tremendous hard-work and her daunting and risk taking nature has made her achieve all that she has independently earned till now, be it money or respect in the industry.