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Frederick Jay Rubin, simply known as Rick Rubin, is a famous American singer, rap artist, keyboard player, as well as a record producer. To the public, Rick Rubin is perhaps best known as the co-founder of a popular record label called “Def Jam Recordings”, which he co-created with the well-known business magnate Russell Simmons. “Def Jam” was founded in 1983 and is considered to be one of the most popular labels with the focus on the hip hop and urban music. Currently, it has Iggy Azalea, Ludacris, Nas, Rick Ross, Pusha T, 2 Chainz and other artists under their roof.

Rick Rubin Net Worth $250 Million

As a co-founder of “Def Jam”, Rick Rubin established himself in the music industry and became a well-known and respected persona. Named the most important producer of the last 20 years by MTV network, Rick Rubin has been working with some of the most known artists in the world, including Tom Petty, Black Sabbath, Sheryl Crow, Metallica, Jay-Z, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Ray, and Kanye West to name a few. Due to his influences on the music industry, Rick Rubin was featured on the list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” compiled by the “Time” magazine.

A famous record producer and a winner of “Lifetime of Harmony Award”, how rich is Rick Rubin? According to sources, Rick Rubin’s net worth is estimated to be an impressive $250 million. Undoubtedly, most of Rick Rubin’s net worth and wealth comes from his involvement in the music industry.

Rick Rubin was born in 1963, in Lido Beach, New York, where he studied at Long Beach High School. While still a student, Rick Rubin learned how to play the guitar and eventually created a punk group entitled “The Pricks”. However, Rubin did not succeed as a guitar player, since he only knew a couple of basic chords. Rubin then switched and focused on producing music instead. When Rubin co-founded “Def Jam” in 1983, he started to get interested in hip hop production and created a song for an emcee T La Rock under the name of “It’s Yours”. While in “Def Jam”, Rubin signed “Public Enemy” to the label, helped “Beastie Boys” shift from punk to rap, produced an album for a British hard rock band called “The Cult” and made other significant changes that later influenced the entire “Def Jam” label.

However, Rubin and Russell Simmons soon parted ways and he went on to create his own record label called “American Recordings”. Rubin’s major accomplishment with his label was the release of Johnny Cash’s country album called “American Recordings”, which Rubin also produced. The album proved to be a major success, as it won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. Rubin also worked on Jay-Z’s song “99 Problems”, produced albums for Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Metallica and Shakira, and recently finished working on “Black Sabbath’s” nineteen studio album entitled “13”, which, just as his many other projects, proved to be commercially successful.

A well-known record producer, Rick Rubin has an estimated net worth of $250 million.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Secret Life of Pets 2016 writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Brit Awards 2015 2015 TV Special producer: "Bloodstream"
Fresh Dressed 2015 Documentary writer: "My Adidas"
Dancing with the Stars 2012-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Blondie at BBC Maida Vale 2014 TV Movie writer: "You Gotta Fight for Your Right To Party!"
Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show 2014 TV Movie producer: "Give It Away"
The Raid 2 2014 writer: "A Light That Never Comes"
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eminem: Berzerk 2013 Video short writer: "Berzerk"
Turbo 2013 writer: "It's Tricky"
Fun Size 2012 writer: "YOU'VE GOTTA FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY"
Grave Encounters 2 2012 producer: "Given Up"
The Possession 2012/I producer: "I Will Not Bow" - uncredited
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
June Brown: Respect Your Elders 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party!" - uncredited
The Central Park Five 2012 Documentary writer: "Jack the Ripper"
Battleship 2012 producer: "Super Battle"
Misfits 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jack and Jill 2011/I writer: "It's Tricky"
The Footy Show 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Change-Up 2011 writer: "Brass Monkey"
Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 producer: "Iridescent"
Spread Eagle Cross the Block 2011 Short writer: "Spread Eagle Cross the Block"
20 to 1 2008-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes
Fight for Your Right Revisited 2011 Short writer: "Fight for Your Right"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
8213: Gacy House 2010 Video producer: "Be Yourself" - uncredited
Angel Camouflaged 2010 writer: "It's Tricky"
The Bounty Hunter 2010/I writer: "It's Tricky"
Cop Out 2010 writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
Super Bowl XLIV 2010 TV Special producer: "Cyanide" - uncredited
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
17 Again 2009 writer: "Drop"
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "Sabotage"
Final Fight: Streetwise 2006 Video Game producer: "Pulse of the Maggots"
Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 "Fight for Your Right to Party", "I Can't Live without My Radio"
The World's Greatest Gigs 2005 TV Movie documentary writer: "No Sleep till Brooklyn", "You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party!" - uncredited
UFC 50: The War of '04 2004 TV Special writer: "Brass Monkey" - uncredited
Friday Night Lights 2004 writer: "It's Tricky"
White Chicks 2004 writer: "It's Tricky"
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! 2004 writer: "Going Back to Cali"
Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 writer: "It's Tricky"
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Hot Chick 2002 writer: "It's Tricky"
Pro BMX 2 2002 Video Game writer: "Rock the Bells"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002 Video Game writer: "My Adidas"
Lindenstraße 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summer Catch 2001 writer: "Going Back to Cali"
Scratch 2001 Documentary writer: "Rock the Bells"
Little Nicky 2000 producer: "School of Hard Knocks"
Road Trip 2000 writer: "It's Tricky"
Heavy Metal 2000 2000 producer: "Storaged"
Big Daddy 1999 producer: "Ga Ga", "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 writer: "It's Tricky"
Edge 1997 writer: "March of the Pigs"
She's the One 1996 producer: "Walls Circus", "Walls No. 3", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never"
Twister 1996 producer: "Melancholy Mechanics"
The Addiction 1995 producer: "Addiction"
Cool World 1992 producer: "THE WITCH"
Out for Justice 1991 writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 writer: "Fight For Your Right To Party"
Pump Up the Volume 1990 writer: "Scenario"
Hot to Trot 1988 writer: "Fight for Your Right"
Less Than Zero 1987 writer: "Going Back To Cali", "You And Me" "Less Than Zero"
The Pick-up Artist 1987 writer: "She's Crafty" - as R. Rubin
White Water Summer 1987 producer: "Aphrodisiac Jacket"
Krush Groove 1985 writer: "Can You Rock It Like This", "Krush Groovin'" - as R. Rubin / writer: "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "She's on It"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: The Catalyst 2010 Video short producer
Slipknot: Vermilion Part 1 2009 Video short producer
Slipknot: Vermilion Part 2 2009 Video short producer
Linkin Park: Leave Out All the Rest 2008 Video short producer
Gossip Live in Liverpool 2008 Video documentary executive producer
Untitled Kanye West HBO Project 2008 TV Movie executive producer
Snow (Hey Oh) 2006 Short producer
Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way Concert 2002 TV Special producer
Beastie Boys: Hold It Now, Hit It 1986 Video short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eminem: Berzerk 2013 Video short Rick Rubin
Men Don't Leave 1990 Craig
Tougher Than Leather 1988 Vic Ferrante
Krush Groove 1985 Rick

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battleship 2012 executive music producer
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-2000 2000 Video composer: song "It's Tricky"
Less Than Zero 1987 music supervisor

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tougher Than Leather 1988 writer
Beastie Boys: Hold It Now, Hit It 1986 Video short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens 2011 TV Series documentary interpreter - 1 episode
David Blaine: Frozen in Time 2000 TV Special magic consultant

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tougher Than Leather 1988

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reading Rainbow 1986 TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg 2008 TV Special documentary very special thanks
Screamers 2006 Documentary special thanks
Chris Rock: Never Scared 2004 TV Special documentary special thanks
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 special thanks
Biggie and Tupac 2002 Documentary special thanks - as Rick Ruben
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary thanks
South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu) 1998 TV Short special thanks
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks 1991 Video Himself
WWE Raw 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Johnny Cash: American Rebel 2015 Documentary Himself
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 2015 TV Movie Himself
808 2015 Documentary Himself
WWE Summerslam 2014 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Tanning of America 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 1999-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Black Sabbath: 13 2013 Documentary short Himself
Sound City 2013 Documentary Himself
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das 2012 Documentary Himself
Revolutions 2011 Documentary
This Is Jim Jones 2009 Video documentary Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2008 TV Series Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream 2007 Documentary Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Shut Up & Sing 2006 Documentary Himself
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down 2006 Video short Himself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
Fade to Black 2004 Documentary Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Controversy 2004 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
End of the Century 2003 Documentary Himself, producer
American Rap Stars 2002 Video documentary Himself
Pure Cult: The Videosingles 2001 Video Himself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
1995 VH1 Honors 1995 TV Movie Himself
24 Hours in Rock and Roll 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Producer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Jim Abbiss (Producer Engineer/Mixer)
· Adele (Producer)
· Paul Epworth (Producer)
· Fraser T. Smith (Producer Engineer/Mixer)
· Ryan Tedder (Producer Engineer/Mixer)
· Dan Wilson (Producer)
· Philip G. Allen (Engineer/Mixer)
· Ian Dowling (Engineer/Mixer)
· Tom Elmhirst (Engineer/Mixer)
· Greg Fidelman (Engineer/Mixer)
· Dan Parry (Engineer/Mixer)
· Steven Price (Engineer/Mixer)
· Mark Rankin (Engineer/Mixer)
· Andrew Scheps (Engineer/Mixer)
· Tom Coyne (Mastering Engineer)
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year · Dixie Chicks (Artist)
· Chris Testa (Engineer/Mixer)
· Jim Scott (Engineer/Mixer)
· Richard Dodd (Engineer/Mixer)
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Dixie Chicks (Artist)
· Chris Testa (Engineer/Mixer)
· Jim Scott (Engineer/Mixer)
· Richard Dodd (Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer)
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Ed Sheeran (artist)
· Jeff Bhasker (producer)
· Benny Blanco (producer)
· Jake Gosling (producer/engineer/mixer)
· John McDaid (producer/engineer/mixer)
· Pharrell Williams (producer)
· Andrew Coleman (engineer/mixer)
· Tyler S. Johnson (engineer/mixer)
· Mark Stent (engineer/mixer)
· Geoffrey Swann (engineer/mixer)
· Stuart Hawkes (mastering engineer)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Jay Z (Songwriter)


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#Fact
1 Huge fan of professional wrestling.
2 Currently recording in a studio producing Metallica's upcoming album. [August 2006]
3 Planning to record the next ZZ Top album that should be out later this year or 2009. [June 2008]
4 Produced the critically acclaimed Neil Diamond album "12 Songs", released Nov. 8, 2005. [November 2005]
5 Has produced albums for a diverse slew of artists including Jay Z, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., Slayer, Johnny Cash, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Macy Gray, Geto Boys, LL Cool J, The Black Crowes, Eagle Eye Cherry, Public Enemy, Audioslave, Limp Bizkit, The Mars Volta, Sir Mix A Lot, The Cult, Glenn Danzig, The Bangles, Mick Jagger, and T La Rock.
6 After collaborating with them for about 3 years, he had a mysterious falling out with the Beastie Boys in 1987, around the same time the group left their then-label, Def Jam Recordings and signed with Capitol/EMI Records, for whom they have recorded ever since. It is unclear whether the Beastie Boys left Def Jam as a result of their conflict with Rubin, or whether their ended friendship was because the group left the label for financial reasons. Shortly after the Beasties left Def Jam, Rick Rubin claimed he deserved all the credit for their success because he totally crafted their image and songs, although this never went to court.
7 Produced albums for artists as diverse as the Beastie Boys, Slayer , and Johnny Cash.
8 Changed the name of Def American Recordings to American Recordings in 1993 when he found the word "def" in a dictionary.
9 Left Def Jam Recordings in 1988 and founded Def American Recordings.
10 Co-founded Def Jam Recordings with Russell Simmons in 1984.
11 He is a vegan.

#Quote
1 I never made beats to make beats; I only made them when there was a record to make them for. That's one of the things that has changed in hip-hop that's made me like it less. It feels much more like it's a producer-driven medium, where there are all these tracks that are completely interchangeable.
2 I think with certain artists you want to hear their album... and then there are other artists who I like where maybe it's more about the single. I don't think there is going to be one way that everything works.
3 When you're vegan, you spend your time chasing protein, and you're eating food that's way too high in carbs. I could never catch up on protein.
4 From the time I was 9 years old, I loved magic. I was an only child, and I think that had a big impact on me. I always had grown-up friends even though I was a little kid. I would take the train from Lido Beach into Manhattan, and I'd hang out in magic shops.
5 I really loved crunk. I loved the extreme nature of it, how repetitious it was, and how these basic, angry chants would just be repeated over and over again.
6 At 15, I started listening to hard rock and heavy metal, but I would say it was more hard rock because I liked Kiss, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and eventually AC/DC.
7 I don't even know what a traditional producer is or does. I feel like the job is like being a coach, building good work habits and building trust. You want to get to a point where you can say anything and talk about anything. There needs to be a real connection.
8 I liked things about all the Run-D.M.C. records. I can remember when I first heard 'Sucker MCs,' and how much that meant to me. And the song 'Jam Master Jay' really meant a tremendous amount to me, as a fan. They were my favorite group at the time, and it was my dream to get to work with them, and then I did, and it was an unbelievable experience.
9 I guess edgy things tend to get my attention.
10 I was the only punk rocker at my high school. And there were at least a handful of black kids who liked hip-hop. Both were kind of the new music of the day, and it was lonely being the only punk.
11 My taste changes radically all the time, and I listen to whatever feels good. Another thing is that I'm in the studio so much of the time, and I listen to so much loud, aggressive music for work, that for pleasure, I'll listen to something else.
12 Usually when I start a new project there's a fear of the unknown; maybe it's a band I've never been in the studio with before. People are so different. It's almost like you need to go through the process, discover and unlock what it is that makes that band that band. And a lot of times they don't know it.
13 I played more of an advisory role with Public Enemy. I really trusted them to make the music that they wanted to make, and the way The Bomb Squad worked with the... they created their whole own world of music.
14 I'm just trying to make my favorite music. That's how I work; I just do things based on the way they feel to me. I want to be touched by the music I'm making. Luckily, other people have shared that response to my work over the years.
15 I always feel like there's something magic in recording studios. There's a reason good music continues to be made in them. It's just some mojo element.
16 Everything happens kind of the way it's supposed to happen, and we just watch it unfold. And you can't control it. Looking back, you can't say, 'I should've... ' You didn't, and had you, the outcome would have been different.
17 Everything I do, whether it's producing or signing an artist, always starts with the songs. When I'm listening, I'm looking for a balance that you could see in anything. Whether it's a great painting or a building or a sunset.
18 In between 15 and 20 - probably at around 17 - my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20 they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didn't get to when I was younger.
19 I've always been an outsider. When I did magic, I was the only kid. When I worked with Johnny Cash, I was completely out of place in Nashville. And when I started Def Jam, I was the only white guy in the hip-hop world.
20 I never decide if an idea is good or bad until I try it. So much of what gets in the way of things being good is thinking that we know. And the more that we can remove any baggage we're carrying with us, and just be in the moment, use our ears, and pay attention to what's happening, and just listen to the inner voice that directs us, the better.
21 For me, the Beatles are proof of the existence of God.
22 It's a big theme in my life, learning about myself and being a better person. I'm a work in progress; I have revelations every day.
23 There's just a natural human element to a great song that feels immediately satisfying. I like the song to create a mood.
24 I like things that are unique and extreme.
25 I don't know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation.
26 I never really think so much about commercial success; I usually just think about records that move me, and 'Baby Got Back' was one that moved me.
27 I've gotten to work with amazing people. I would say usually we get to a point before we get into the studio where there isn't that sense of anxiety or nervousness of who they are because I don't think it would be as productive in the studio if that was the case. But maybe meeting someone like Neil Young for the first time made me anxious.
28 When they started, there was no such thing as heavy metal and it feels like the whole genre is based on 'Black Sabbath'. It may not always have sounded the same, and it's gone through a lot of changes, and there's a lot of really interesting metal that sounds like 'Black Sabbath'. But it feels like they were probably the first with the idea that this dark, heavy music could be the whole trip.

#Trademark
1 Stripped down Musical productions which avoid using too many Instrumental sounds
2 Thick, huge beard, and eyes always covered with sunglasses
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