Datari Lamont Turner was born on the 2nd April 1979 in Oakland, California, USA, and is a film and television producer, probably best recognized for being the founder of Datari Turner Productions, and for producing a number of titles such as “The Ultimate Hustler” (2005), “LisaRaye: The Real McCoy” (2010-2011), “It’s A Disaster” (2012), etc. He is also known as an actor and model. His career has been active since the late 1990s.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Datari Turner is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Turner’s net worth is over $10 million, accumulated during his successful career as a film and television producer. In addition to this, Turner has also starred in a number of films and worked as a model, which have certainly influenced his wealth.
Datari Turner Net Worth $10 Million
Datari was raised by his parents in Oakland, as a single child. He attended Blue Chip Illustrated High School where he stood out as one of the better league football players, and was a member of the USA Today, Student Sports and Blue Chip Illustrated High School football All American teams. Upon graduating, he applied for several universities and colleges and was eventually accepted in to the Yale School of Drama. However, he was offered an exclusive contract by the Ford Modeling Agency at the age of 19, and so he decided not to attend the program due to the demands on his modeling career.
Throughout his career as a model, Datari appeared in advertising campaigns for many famous brands, including Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Skechers Footware, Ray Ban eyeware, etc. In 1999, he became one of the first African-American models who had the chance to appear on billboards for the immensely popular Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. In 2002, he was ranked No. 8 on the Top 50 male models in the world list by models.com. In 2007, he signed to be a spokesmodel for Jay-Z’s clothing line Rocawear, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. Speaking about his career in the film industry, Datari began it as an actor, guest-starring in such TV series as “Nikki” (2000), “Boston Public” (2000), and “Moesha” (2000-2001). In 2005, he tried himself as a producer, of 10 episodes of the TV series “The Ultimate Hustler”, after which he continued with another TV series, entitled “I Married A Baller” (2007), increasing further his net worth.
In 2010, he founded Datari Turner Productions, and since then his career has only gone upwards, as well as his net worth. During the same year, he was the co-producer of the film “A Gang Land Love Story” also starring in the role of Black, and he was the executive producer of the TV series “LisaRaye: The Real McCoy” (2010-2011). In the following years, Datari worked on “Another Happy Day” (2011), “About Cherry” (2012), “Some Velvet Morning” (2013), etc.
To speak further about his career, Datari has also produced such TV and film titles as “Lap Dance” (2014) in which he starred, “Love Thy Sister” (2015), and “Lucky Girl” (2015). Most recently, he starred in the film “Supermodel” (2016) as Talib and produced it, was the executive producer of “Gook” (2017), and “My B.F.F.” (2017) which is currently in post-production. His net worth is certainly rising.
Thanks to his accomplishments in the film industry, Datari has earned a number of recognitions and awards, being nominated for more than 100 Film Festival Awards. Furthermore, he became the first African-American producer to have four films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in a five year period – with “Another Happy Day” and “Salvation Boulevard” appearing in 2011, “LUV” in 2012 and “10,000 Saints” in 2015.
Regarding his personal life, Datari Turner married actress and model Claudia Jordan in 2009; however, the couple divorced a year later. His current residence is in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Produced films that got into dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival two years in a row. Another Happy Day which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for director Sam Levinson in 2011 and LUV in 2012 that was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Created the smash hit reality series Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy which is the highest rated TV series in Tvone/Comcast history.
Is the Creator of the Tvone network hit show I Married A Baller.
Wrote a script in 2002 titled The Video Girl loosely based on his experiences working in the music video world. Since 2002, the script has been optioned by three different people but has yet to be made. Mosaic Media Group, actress Meagan Good, and Actress, producer, recording artist Queen Latifah all have had the rights to the project at some point. Rapper 50 Cent and Director/ Producer John Singleton have also been rumored to be involved with the project.
Signed a deal in 2007 to be a spokes model for Jay - Z's clothing line Rocawear.
Is the Creator of the BET hit show The Ultimate Hustler starring hip hop mogul Damon Dash
Was a member of the USA Today, Student Sports, and Blue Chip Illustrated High School football All American teams as a High School senior. 1996
Signed by Katie Ford to an exclusive contract with the Ford Modeling agency.
Was acepted in to the Yale School of Drama but did not attend because of being in demand as a fashion model.
Has appeared in Advertising campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Sean John, Abercrumbie & Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, Skechers Footware, and Ray Ban eyeware.
I've never been star struck before. I've been talent struck though. When I meet someone who is a creative genius or wildly talented beyond imagination I get nervous. One time I saw Alpacino in the park playing with his daughter. I wanted to go say whatup to him really bad, but I started sweating and I didn't want him to think I was weird.
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