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DJ Jazzy Jeff net worth:
$8.5 Million

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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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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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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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