Rick Rubin is a prominent record producer who was Columbia Records’ co-president. He is one of the founders of Def Jam Records. Rubin has worked with several artists from the music industry and has helped to shape the career of many other artists. He has won several awards and has also appeared in many films in his career. Here is a quick summary of Rick Rubin’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Frederick Jay Rubin, aka “Rick” is the son of Michael and Linda Rubin, who was born in New York’s Long Beach on March 10, 1963. He grew up in Lido Beach, New York.
He went to Long Beach High School. While in school, Rubin used to practice the guitar and learn about songwriting. When still a student, he formed the band ‘The Pricks’ with the help of Steve Freeman.
In 1987, Rick Rubin was in a relationship with Melissa Melendez. He has also dated music producer Amanda Scheer-Demme from 2004 to 2006. He has never been married and was also dating model Mourielle Herrera in 2012.
He is a fan of wrestling and has financed Smoky Mountain Wrestling for Jim Cornette. He has also got tickets for life in the monthly events of WWF (now WWE) in the 1970s, for its events at the Madison Square Garden.
In his senior year, Rick Rubin founded Def Jam Records with Simmons. In 1983, the production company released Hose by Hose. He started to learn about hip-hop and produced ‘DJ Jazzy Jay’ by the Zulu Nation.
He produced the album called ‘Electric’ by The Cult in 1987. He was also the music supervisor of the film ‘Less Than Zero’. He also produced singles for various artists. In 1988, he parted ways from Simmons and created Def American Records. He signed many metal acts like Wolfsbane and Masters of Reality.
Later, Def American Records was named as American Recordings. In 1994, Rubin produced ‘American Recordings’ by Johnny Cash. After its commercial success, he produced five other albums for Cash. From 1991 to 2011, he produced six albums for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
His other production credits include ‘Wandering Spirit by Mick Jagger, Ballbreaker by AC/DC, Fijacion Oral Vol. 1 by Shakira, and Death Magnetic by Metallica. Rubin has also worked with Krishna Das and Eminem.
In 2007, he co-headed Columbia Records. During that time, he produced ‘Minutes to Midnight’ by Linkin Park. As the company’s co-head he produced albums for Dixie Chicks, Weezer, Neil Diamond, and Jakob Dylan. In 2011, he produced the album ‘21’ by Grammy-winning singer Adele.
Awards & Achievements
Rick Rubin has received eight Grammy Awards. He has won the award in several categories like ‘Best Country Album’, ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Producer of the Year’, and ‘Album of the Year’. In 2007, he appeared in the list of “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time.
Net Worth of Rick Rubin
Rick Rubin’s estimated net worth is more than $440 million. This wealth comes from producing music for a number of artists in his career. The albums produced by Rubin have been both commercially and critically successful. In 2012, he created Republic Records and began producing albums. He was also the actor, writer, and director of the film ‘Tougher Than Leather’ in 1988. Rubin has appeared in many music videos and films. He has appeared for Jay Z, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dixie Chicks, Eminem, and Korn.
Rick Rubin is one of the most renowned music producers in the world. He was interested in music since he was very young. He produced all genres of music and had also been honoured for the same. Rubin continues to make music and help shape the career of numerous artists.