Randy Jackson is a singer, bassist, record producer and TV personality from the United States of America who is very popular for being one of the executive producers of the competitive dance reality TV show that air on MTV, America’s Best Dance Crew, and for appearing on American Idol as a judge. Keep reading to know more about Randy Jackson’s net worth in 2018.
Randy Jackson Early Life
Randall Darius Jackson was born on June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. His father, Herman Jackson works as a foreman, and his mother is Julia LeGolvan.
Randy Jackson’s first marriage was to Elizabeth Jackson, but they got divorced in 1990. Randy and Elizabeth are the parents of a 1990 born daughter, Taylor Jackson.
Since December 29, 1995, Randy Jackson has been married to Erika Riker. Randy and Erika are the parents of 1 son and 1 daughter, Jordan Jackson who was born in 1998, and Zoe Jackson who was born in 1996.
Some information says that Randy and Erika might be processing a divorce.
Randy Jackson Career
Around 1980, Randy Jackson played on 3 albums of the French jazz violinist and composer Jean-Luc Ponty and was a session musician for an English rock band called Taxxi. Then, Randy had some work with the American rock band, Journey, and he recorded and released an album with them called Raised on Radio. Randy also had some work with the Italian singer, songwriter and musician Zucchero Fornaciari, and with the Panamanian-American jazz drummer Billy Cobham.
Randy Jackson worked with Keith Richards and Aretha Franklin on a song for a spy comedy film called Jumpin’ Jack Flash. He also worked with a band called Maze on 5 songs of their 1989 album, Silky Soul. Randy was the bassist for the Australian rock band Divinyls album, Divinyls, and worked a few songs of the 1992 album, Matters of the Heart, by the American singer and songwriter Tracy Chapman.
Randy Jackson worked as the tours musical director for the American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress Mariah Carey.
In 2008, Randy released his first album ever which he also produced it by himself called Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Vol. 1. One year later, he worked with the American singer, songwriter, and model Kimberley Locke, on her 4th album called Four for the Floor.
Information says that Randy Jackson has been the manager of an alternative rock band called Paper Tongues since a while.
Randy Jackson was one of the judges of the reality TV show, American Idol for years. He also worked as an executive producer for the competitive dance reality TV show, America’s Best Dance Crew.
Awards & Achievements
Randy Jackson doesn’t have a lot of award winnings and nominations. He only won 1 Grammy award for his work with the American singer-songwriter and actress on her album, At last. Randy Jackson was nominated for 1 award but for many years, Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program (American Idol) (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007).
Net Worth of Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Most of his fortune comes from his work with many other singers and bands. His salary from the American Idol was around $5 million per season. In 2014, Randy Jackson sold his Los Angeles, California- based home for $1.9 million. His earnings from his first album, Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Vol. 1, are only a few thousands.
Randy Jackson is a very talented musician, record producer, music manager, and TV personality. He is best known for appearing on American Idol as one of the judges for many years, as well as being the executive producer for the competitive dance reality TV show, America’s Best Dance Crew. Randy Jackson is currently married to Erika Riker.