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DJ Jazzy Jeff net worth:
$8.5 Million

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Jeffrey Allen Townes was born on 22 January 1965, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. As DJ Jazzy Jeff, he is an R&B and hip hop disc jockey, record producer and actor who is probably still best known for his early career association with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

So just how rich is DJ Jazzy Jeff? Authoritative sources estimate that the net worth of Jazz is over $8.5 million, as of mid-2016, accumulated in the entertainment industry during a career now spanning over 30 years.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Net Worth $8.5 Million

From the age of seven, Jeff had a paper route to help support his family,  even before he attended the Philadelphia School of John Bartram High School. In his teens he quickly went on to become the school, and popular block party DJ for his neighborhood, so that his name has been enshrined on the school’s ‘Wall of Fame’.

His career kicked off when he adopted his stage name, and in the early part of his career, he won the World Championship of DJ  in 1986 – Music Seminar DJ Battle. Then with Will Smith, they gained the reputation of being ‘the world’s greatest hip-hop duo’ as DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. In 1989 they won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, actually the culmination of  several years of gold and platinum-selling albums and singles in the late 1980s, and continuing into the early 1990s. When Smith was cast as the lead in the  TV sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, in 1990, DJ also appeared regularly in the show as a character named Jazz, which certainly helped his popularity to grow to a wider audience, as well as his net worth.

Jazz went on with his career as a DJ, and also founded A Touch of Jazz production company, become a record producer concentrating on soul and R&B. Along the way, Jazzy Jeff was involved in developing many artists, of whom  Eminem, Jewel, Darius Rucker, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Rhymefest, The Roots and Musiq Soulchild are just a few.

Jeff is considered to be one among the richest DJs in the world today. After DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince broke up, DJ Jazzy Jeff performed with Smith at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia on 2 July 2005, and in 2008 at the premier of Smith’s film “Hancock”. In 2013, they performed together on “The Graham Norton Show”, indicating their strong attachment to each other

In 2007, Jazz released “The Return of the Magnificent”, featuring collaborations with new school as well as old school artists including Peedi Peedi, Pos from De La Soul, CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane and  Method Man. The same year, Vinyl Destination was released by DJ Jazzy Jeff,  a documentary web series of his more than a hundred DJ shows that he’s conducted around the world.

In his personal life, DJ Jazzy Jeff has been married to Lynette Jackson since 2010, and they currently reside in Wilmington, Delaware.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Jazzy Jeff
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990-1996 TV Series Jazz D.J. Jazzy Jeff
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection 1991 Video as D.J. Jazzy Jeff

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fresh Dressed 2015 Documentary writer: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Annie 2014 writer: "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - as Jeffrey Townes
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daily Ukulele 2013 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
In West Philadelphia, Corn and Braised 2010 Video short writer: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - uncredited
Rude Tube 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Wackness 2008 performer: "Summertime'
Entourage 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game performer: "Summertime" - as D.J. Jazzy Jeff / writer: "Summertime"
The Cookout 2004 performer: "Summertime"
Jersey Girl 2004 performer: "Parents Just Don't Understand" - as DJ Jazzy Jeff / writer: "Parents Just Don't Understand" - as Jeffrey Townes
Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 performer: "Parents Just Don't Understand" - as Jazzy Jeff / writer: "Parents Just Don't Understand" - as J. Townes
The Parent Trap 1998 writer: "Parents Just Don't Understand" - as Jeff Townes
Ride 1998 as J. Towns, "Brand New Funk"
Bug Juice 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strange Days 1995 performer: "Lost in the Night" - as Jazzy Jeff / writer: "Lost in the Night" - as Townes
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Made in America 1993 performer: "Dance or Die" - as DJ Jazzy Jeff / producer: "Dance or Die" - as Jeff Townes / writer: "Dance or Die" - as Jeff Townes
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style 1992 TV Movie performer: "Summertime" - uncredited / writer: "Summertime" - uncredited
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection 1991 Video writer: "Girls Ain't Nothin But Trouble" - as Townes
Boyz n the Hood 1991 producer: "Work It Out" - as Jazzy Jeff / writer: "Work It Out" - as Jazzy Jeff
Deep Deep Trouble 1991 TV Movie producer: "Deep Deep Trouble" / writer: "Deep Deep Trouble"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In the Heat of the Night TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
License to Drive 1988 performer: "JAZZY'S IN THE HOUSE" - as DJ Jazzy Jeff / writer: "JAZZY'S IN THE HOUSE" - as DJ Jazzy Jeff

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DeRay Davis: Power Play 2010 TV Special documentary special appearance by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scratch 2001 Documentary special thanks - as Jazzy Jeff

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phila.Sophical Documentary post-production Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM 2015 Documentary Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Sample: Not for Sale 2012 Documentary Himself - Interviewee (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
Philly's 4th of July Jam 2011 TV Special Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling 2011 Himself
Downtown Calling 2009 Documentary Himself
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009 TV Movie Himself
Xposé 2008 TV Series Himself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2005 TV Movie Himself (as Jazzy Jeff)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2005 TV Series Himself
Back to Bel-Air: A Fresh Look 2005 Video short Himself
Black in the 80s 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Philly Boy: A Movie About M.C. Breeze 2002 Himself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as DJ Jazzy Jeff Townes)
Headliners & Legends: Will Smith 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
I Love 1980's 2001 TV Series documentary
Brit Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Will Smith Music Video Collection 1999 Video documentary Himself (segment "So Fresh")
Ultra Sound 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Essence Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special 1993 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
Encantada de la vida 1993 TV Series Himself
NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 TV Movie Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
Soul Train 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989-1991 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself (as D.J. Jazzy Jeff)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series Himself / DJ Jazzy Jeff
Showtime at the Apollo 1989 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Performer (as D.J. Jazzy Jeff)
21st NAACP Image Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
An All Star Celebration: Vote '88 1988 TV Movie Himself
Yo! MTV Raps 1988 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Himself (as DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince)
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series DJ Jazzy Jeff
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Jazz
Video on Trial 2007 TV Series Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (as Jeffrey A. Townes)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 TV Series Jazz

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top TV Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
1992 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Will Smith
1988 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance · Will Smith

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Will Smith
1990 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Will Smith
1989 Kids' Choice Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Song · Will Smith (artist)
1989 Kids' Choice Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Singer/Group · Will Smith


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#Fact
1 First hip-hop artist (along with Will Smith) to win the first best rap performance Grammy for "Parents Just Don't Understand" (1988).
2 Legendary Philadelphia hip-hop DJ and serious turntablist who has won DJ competitions such as the New Music Seminar's 1986 DJ Battle For World Supremacy. Although he never competed in the DMC World Championship competitions, he is in the DMC hall of fame for contributions to the world of hip-hop and DJing.
3 Was the part of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince together with Will Smith, with whom he won two Grammy awards.


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#Trademark
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