Jimmy Iovine is an American entrepreneur, record producer, and media proprietor who rose to fame as the co-founder of Interscope Records in the early 2000s. With over four decades of experience and hard work in the entertainment industry, Iovine is also popular as a billionaire and successful person. Let's discuss his personal life, lifestyle, earnings & more details below.
Jimmy Iovine Married to Liberty Ross
Record producer Jimmy Iovine is happily married to his beautiful fiancee turned wife Liberty Ross. The happy news of their engagement arrived just five months after a representative for Liberty confirmed she was engaged to her 62-year-old boyfriend.
The lovebirds who dated for three years took their romance to the next level on 14 February (Valentine's Day) 2016. The Jewish wedding ceremony was held at their home in Malibu, California.
On behalf, the pair allegedly invited around 300 family and friends, including rapper Sean Combs to congratulate the bride and groom on the big day. Not to mention, Combs also regarded their wedding as the Blackest wedding ever he attended.
Ross had been romantically linked to Iovine since February 2014. At present, Liberty Ross also plays a mother figure role to two of Jimmy's kids from a past relationship.
Past Affairs of Jimmy Iovine
Before Liberty Ross, Mr. Jimmy Iovine was married to an American model, writer, and lawyer, Vicki Iovine in 1985. However, the pair announced their separation after twenty-four years of marriage.
The Playboy model filed for divorce on his birthday though it was unintentional. Nonetheless, after divorce, Vicki moved on with David Coiro and tied a knot in May 2014.
Iovine is the father of four children. The record producer and Interscope Records founder shares four grown kids, namely Jade Iovine, Jessica Iovine, James Iovine, and Jeremy Iovine, with ex-partner Vicki Iovine.
Is Jimmy Iovine a Billionaire?
The Brooklyn, New York native Jimmy Iovine has an estimated net worth of $1 billion as of 2020. The 67-year-old earned his initial fortune serving as the co-founder of Interscope Records, which led to a huge success in the nineties and the early 2000s.
Jimmy worked with famous hip-hop artists, including Dr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem. In the same vein, the father to four built his second fortune as the co-founder of Beats Electronics, which Apple bought for $3 billion in May 2014.
Amidst the short span of the deal, it included $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock. In addition to that, both Jimmy and Dr. Dre owned 25% of the company, and as a result, both of them bagged $750 million excluding taxes (around $580 million with taxes).
All in all, the major reason behind Apple's interest in the acquisition in the first place was to elect Jimmy as an executive. It benefitted them to rule the media world with negotiations over music as well as video licensing deals.
Jimmy Iovine - Quick facts
- Born as James Iovine and brought up in New York.
- Jimmy weighs around 75 kg.
- Iovine holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
- Jimmy Iovine's last name is pronounced as "Eye-veen."
- Iovine worked as an engineer in the mid-1970s for Bruce Springsteen and John Lenon.
- Iovine produced hit albums for Fire Straits, U2, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, and Patti Smith.
- Served as an assistant engineer with John Lennon on his "Rock 'n' Roll" and Walls and Bridges albums.
- Counted as the top five hottest producers of the 1980s by Billboard and twice voted producer of the year by Rolling Stone.
- Previously worked as a president of Interscope records.
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Jimmy Iovine Affairs
First Affair with Stevie Nicks
Jimmy Iovine was romantically linked to Stevie Nicks in between the 1970s and 1980s, Unfortunately, they parted separate ways in 1982.