Benny Medina Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Benny Medina was born on the 24th January 1958, in Los Angeles, California USA of African and American ancestry. He is a record producer, executive and talent manager, who is probably best recognized for managing Jennifer Lopez’s career. He is also known for being a businessman, as he is the owner and CEO of The Medina Company. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since the 1970s.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Benny Medina is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Medina’s net worth is over $20 million as of mid-2016, making him one of the wealthier people in show business. He has been accumulating this amount of money through his career as a managing music artist, who has worked with some of the best musicians on the American scene. Another source of his net worth is coming from his own company.

Benny Medina Net Worth $20 Million

Benny Medina is the son of Ahmad “Benny” Medina, who was a legendary jazz drummer. Thus, under the influence of his father, Medina showed interests in the music very early, including during schooling at Beverly Hills High School.

Benny’s career beginnings trace back to the late 1970s, when he was the singer of the R ’n’ B band Appolo, consisting of Kerry Gordy, Lenny Greene, Larry Robinson and Cliff Liles; the group released one album before disbandment. Afterwards, Benny became the head of A&R of Motown records, and while there, he wrote and produced some of the most famous songs performed by The Temptations, Rick James and Smokey Robinson, among others. This had a huge influence on the overall size of his net worth.

However, he eventually left Motown records, and joined Warner Bros. records, and under director Mo Ostin, Benny worked as a producer and manager, helping the careers of such famous artists as Chaka Khan, Prince, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, and many others, which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Benny’s aspirations began to exceed Warner Bros.’ opportunities, and he started his own company, alongside his friend Jeff Pollack, called Medina\Pollack Entertainment. The company served as a management and production company, creating such projects as films “Above The Rim” (1994), and “Maid In Manhattan” (2002), among others. All of these projects contributed a lot to his net worth.

Benny has since gone solo, as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Medina Group Company, which focuses on management, and has helped jump-start careers of several famous celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, serving as her manager since 1999, Tyra Banks, Usher, and Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs, among others, which has only added further to his net worth.

When it comes to speak about Benny Medina’s personal life, there is no information about it in the media, as he obviously keeps it private, although it is known the fact that he was in a brief relationship with singer Jennifer Lopez. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 1958 m. sausio 24 d
Birth place: USA
Profession:Producer
Education:Beverly Hills High School
Nationality:American
Parents:Ahmad "Benny" Medina
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was a foster child.
2His mentor was Berry Gordy.
3Former manager for Jennifer Lopez.
4Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Corbin Bernsen, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman and Richard Dreyfuss.
5Lead vocalist of the late 1970's disco group, Apollo.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show/InformativeThe Tyra Banks Show (2005)· Tyra Banks (executive producer)
· John Redmann (executive producer)
· Alex Duda (executive producer)
· Rachel Miskowiec (executive producer)
· Stuart Alpert (senior supervising producer)
· Lauren Blincoe (senior supervising producer)
· Patricia Childress (supervising producer)
· Meredith Paige (supervising producer)
· Becky Cohen Fortune (supervising producer)
· Shane Kirchoff (supervising producer)
· Heather Gray (supervising producer)
· Anne Grabowski-Radecki (senior producer)
· Paul Starke (senior producer)
· Jacqueline Wickert (senior coordinating producer)
· Kareen Gunning (coordinating producer)
· Antoinette Clarke (

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Tyra Banks Show (2005)· Alex Duda (executive producer)
· John Redmann (executive producer)
· Kevin Applegate (executive producer)
· Tyra Banks (executive producer)
· Rachel Miskowiec (co-executive producer)
· Lauren Blincoe (senior supervising producer)
· Becky Cohen Fortune (supervising producer)
· Evolyn Brooks (supervising producer)
· Patricia Childress (supervising producer)
· Heather Gray (senior producer)
· Jacqueline Bender (senior producer)
· Anne Grabowski-Radecki (coordinating producer)
· Jacqueline Wickert (coordinating producer)
· Tracey Finley (producer)
· Kareen Gunning (producer)
· Dan Sterchele (producer)
· Broo
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmThe Fighting Temptations (2003)· Jeff Pollack
· Loretha C. Jones
· David Gale


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World of Dance2017TV Series executive producer pre-production
The Fosters2013-2016TV Series executive producer - 28 episodes
Shades of Blue2016TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Neighborhood Sessions: Jennifer Lopez2015TV Movie executive producer
The Boy Next Door2015producer
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary executive producer
Los Jets2014TV Series documentary executive producer
A Step Away2013TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Pam: Girl on the Loose2008TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Mimi2007Video executive producer
Lovers & Haters2007Short executive producer
The Show with A.J. Calloway2005TV Movie executive producer
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words2005TV Movie executive producer
The Tyra Banks Show2005TV Series executive producer
The Fighting Temptations2003producer
Anything Else2003executive producer
Maid in Manhattan2002executive producer
Jennifer Lopez in Concert2001TV Movie documentary executive producer
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good2000Video documentary executive producer
3 Strikes2000executive producer
Getting Personal1998TV Series executive producer
The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirTV Series co-producer - 74 episodes, 1990 - 1994 co-executive producer - 73 episodes, 1993 - 1996
Babyface: The Making of The Day1995Documentary short producer
Above the Rim1994producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirTV Series format by - 143 episodes, 1990 - 1996 written by - 2 episodes, 1991
Above the Rim1994story

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest American Hero1981-1983TV SeriesChaffey / Chaffee
The Music Shoppe1981TV SeriesChristopher
Black Beauty1978TV Mini-SeriesEdgar
The Fitzpatricks1978TV SeriesHackett
James at 161977TV SeriesRoland
Panic in Echo Park1977TV Movie
Shazam!1976TV SeriesDennis
ABC Afterschool Specials1976TV SeriesMike / Bob

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ferdinando Show2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Music Awards 20142014TV Special writer: "Booty"
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Earth Day Special1990TV Special music: "The Planet Raps Back"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tyra Banks Show2008-2009TV Series executive consultant - 5 episodes
Monster2003production consultant

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Men in Black1997executive music producer - uncredited
Booty Call1997executive music producer
Above the Rim1994music supervisor
The Earth Day Special1990TV Special producer: "The Planet Raps Back" recording
Bright Lights, Big City1988music consultant: Warner Bros. Records

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema2009TV Movie documentary special thanks
America's Next Top Model2005TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung2009-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Manager (as Benny)
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
America's Next Top Model2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tyra Banks Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Headliners & Legends: Will Smith2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good2000Video documentaryHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself

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