Jimmy Iovine Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Dr Dre

Jimmy Iovine net worth

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Jimmy Iovine is an American entrepreneur, record executive, and media proprietor. He is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records. In 2006, Iovine and rapper-producer Dr Dre founded Beats Electronics, which produces audio products and operated a now-defunct music streaming service. The company was purchased by Apple Inc. for $3 billion in May 2014.

Prior to the Apple acquisition of Beats in 2014, Iovine became chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M, an umbrella unit merged by the then-newly-reincarnated Universal Music Group in 1999.

Early life

NameJimmy Iovine
Net Worth$1.2 billion
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Record Executive, Media proprietor
Age68 years
Jimmy Iovine net worth 2022

James Iovine was born on March 11, 1953 (age 68 years) in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is the son of an Italian working-class family. His mother was a secretary and his father, Vincent “Jimmy” Iovine, worked on the docks as a longshoreman. His father’s death and his love for Christmas inspired Jimmy to record A Very Special Christmas in 1985.

Iovine attended Catholic school in Brooklyn, graduating from the since-closed Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School and went on to attend New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. At 19, he was a college dropout. He was introduced to music production after he met a songwriter who got him a job cleaning a recording studio, and he soon began working as an engineer. Since the start of his career, Iovine has been involved in the production of more than 250 albums.


Jimmy Iovine became a recording engineer, working with John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, among others in the early 1970s. By 1973, Iovine was on staff at the New York studio the Record Plant, where he worked on Springsteen’s Born to Run and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell albums. He came to prominence via his work on the 1978 Patti Smith album Easter, which included her Top 40 hit “Because of the Night”.

Iovine teamed with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Damn the Torpedoes and U2 on Rattle and Hum. Iovine also produced Bella Donna (the first solo album for Stevie Nicks), Making Movies for Dire Straits, and Get Close for The Pretenders.

He served as a sound engineer for the Voyager Golden Records, a pair of phonograph records that were launched aboard the Voyager space probes in 1977. Iovine was also responsible for supervising the music used in the 1984 romance film Sixteen Candles and the 1988 comedy film Scrooged.

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In 1990, Iovine co-founded Interscope Records, which became Interscope Geffen A&M after a merger in 1999. Iovine signed Tupac Shakur to a recording contract as one of the first hip-hop acts on the Interscope label in 1991.

Jimmy Iovine was also responsible for providing distribution, initial funding and financial oversight for the highly successful Death Row Records hip-hop label in the 1990s. Death Row operated as a subsidiary of his company Interscope and was largely responsible for Interscope’s initial platinum-selling chart successes throughout the 1990s, which later launched the company into greater success in the 2000s with platinum artists like Eminem and 50 Cent.

In 2002, Iovine co-produced the Academy Award-winning Eminem movie, 8 Mile, which opened at #1 at the box office and went on to gross more than $240 million worldwide. Additionally, Iovine executive produced the 2009 LeBron James documentary More than a Game and 50 Cents Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

Beats By Dr Dree

Jimmy Iovine in 2008 teamed up with Dr Dre to co-found Beats By Dr Dre, a headphones brand. The company had captured a 20 per cent market share of the headphones industry by 2012.

In January 2013, Iovine announced the expansion of the Beats brand into the online digital music world with Daisy, a new service slated to launch in late 2013. Former Topspin Media executive Ian Rogers and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor were said to be involved.

On May 28, 2014, Apple Inc. announced the acquisition of Beats Electronics. Iovine was hired to assume an undisclosed position at Apple where he helped in the creation of Apple Music.

Jimmy Iovine made a guest appearance as himself on “Don’t Make Me Over”, an episode of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy in 2005.

From 2011 to 2013, Iovine was a mentor on Fox’s American Idol. Iovine’s protégés—Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and Candice Glover—release their music through Interscope. Iovine stopped working with the show in mid-2013.

In July 2017, HBO ran a four-part documentary about Jimmy Iovine’s relationship with Dr Dre and other musicians titled The Defiant Ones.


In May 2013, Iovine and Dr Dre donated $70 million to the University of Southern California to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The first class of the Academy began in September 2014 with 31 students.

In 2011, Iovine was honoured by The Producers & Engineers Wing of the Grammy Awards. “This year we pay tribute to an industry leader, Jimmy Iovine, who has made an indelible impact as a recording engineer, producer, founder of Interscope Records, and now, entrepreneur focused on audio quality,” Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the governing body of the Grammy Awards, said in presenting the award.

On May 17, 2013, Iovine received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and gave the 2013 USC commencement address.


While producing her album Bella Donna, Iovine entered into a relationship with singer Stevie Nicks. The two split in 1982. Nicks wrote the song “Straight Back”, included in the Fleetwood Mac album Mirage, about him. According to Nicks, Iovine was an inspiration for one of her signature songs, “Edge of Seventeen”.

Nicks has said that Iovine’s despondence from the death of his good friend John Lennon overwhelmed her, and eventually led to the end of their relationship. However, the strong emotion of the time led to the creation of “Edge of Seventeen.”

Jimmy Iovine was married 24 years to writer, lawyer, and model Vicki Iovine before divorcing; the couple has four children.

Second wife

Jimmy Iovine is married to Liberty Ross, he started dating his wife Liberty Ross in 2014. The couple got married in front of their Malibu beach house on Valentine’s Day in 2016, with friends and family in attendance. Sean Combs remarked that the wedding was “the blackest wedding with a Rabbi he had ever seen!”

Jimmy Iovine net worth

How much is Jimmy Iovine worth? Jimmy Iovine net worth is estimated at around $1.2 billion. His main source of income is from his career as an entrepreneur, record executive and media proprietor. Iovine successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential entrepreneurs in the United States.