L.A. Reid Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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L.A. Reid Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

The American record producer, record executive, songwriter and musician Antonio M. Reid will be more familiar to most by his nickname – L.A. Reid, the current chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the recording label “Epic Records” who has amassed an estimated net worth of $300 million. L.A. Reid has proven to have a true talent for spotting budding celebrities and fostering hugely successful artists, having worked with superstars like Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, Bon Jovi and Pink. Reid’s long string of successes in picking out the right person to endorse and aid, as well as his recent appearances on the American version of the British music competition “The X Factor”, have gone a long way in building up his considerable net worth.

L.A. Reid Net Worth $300 Million

Born on 7 June 1956 in the city of Cincinnati in Ohio, USA, L.A. Reid first began his career as a musician. Having been influenced in his youth by James Brown and “Led Zeppelin”, Reid has been quoted saying he was so drawn to music as a child that he spent much of early days turning anything he could find – pots, pans, anything the future recording industry giant managed to get his hands on – into drums. By the mid-1970s, Reid’s childhood hobby had turned into a career and he performed as a drummer with the R&B group “Pure Essence”. Over the course of the next few years, L.A. Reid would continue to perform as a drummer – until, in 1989, Reid and his former group mate, Kenneth Edmonds (otherwise known as Babyface), first entered the recording industry. Reid would soon find success after taking a young Usher under his wing, signing him to his and Babyface’s label, “LaFace”. By 2000, “LaFace” had been merged with its parent label, “Arista Records”, landing Reid a role as the president and CEO of the newly enlarged “Arista Records”.

In the years since, L.A. Reid has played a part in the careers of several hugely successful singers, musicians and performers, which ensures his own net worth continues to skyrocket. To date, Reid has helped launch a number of careers, including having collaborated with Mariah Carey during her 2005 comeback. Reid has even had a hand in the enormous success of the controversial teen pop superstar, Justin Bieber. In 2011, L.A. Reid’s fame as one of the most prominent names in the recording industry landed him a part as one of the judges on Simon Cowell’s latest project, the US version of “The X Factor” – and, although Reid has since left the show (citing a wish to focus instead on his recording label), his two seasons on the show have certainly helped increase his already impressive net worth.

How rich is L.A. Reid? At the moment, Reid’s net worth is believed to be around $300 million, with some sources claiming a figure as high as $350 million. Reid has built his wealth on his long string of successes in the recording industry, having helped a number of talented performers reach worldwide recognition. As Reid continues to work on expanding the roster of artists working with his label, “Epic Records”, his fame and net worth look set to continue growing as well.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 7, 1956
Birth place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Record producer, Songwriter, Music executive, Film Producer, Composer, Businessperson, Drummer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Erica Reid (m. 2000), Perri "Pebbles" Reid (m. 1989–1996)
Children:Aaron Reid
Record labels:Epic Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group, LaFace Records, Arista Records
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His buddies nicknamed him "L.A." , because of his taste for expensive clothes.
2Raised by his mother Emma Reid, a seamstress and interior decorator.
3L.A. and Babyface also produced 3 Grammy winning songs together.
4Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds produced 33 no. 1 singles together.
5He is one of four children.
6Was an original member of the R&B band, The Deele (1981-1988).
7Co-founder of LaFace records with Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds. The label forms an amalgam of both partner names - LA(Reid)+(Baby)Face.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsBoomerang (1992)· Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
· Daryl Simmons
1990Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsGhostbusters II (1989)· Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
· Daryl Simmons


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whitney2015TV Movie writer: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "Every Little Step"
So You Think You Can Dance2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up All In2014writer: "Every Little Step" - as Antonio Reid
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV Special writer: "Slave to the Rhythm"
Muppets Most Wanted2014writer: "End Of The Road"
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "On Our Own" - as Antonio Reid
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chikara JoshiMania Night II2011Video producer: "On Our Own" - as L.A. / writer: "On Our Own"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Precious2009/IIwriter: "Humpin' Around" - as Antonio L.A. Reid
The X Factor2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Don't Be Cruel"
Idols2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Australian Idol2003TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Own Private Oshawa2002TV Movie writer: "Queen of the Night" - as Antonio Reid
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie writer: "Rock Steady" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces1995TV Special producer: "My Name Is Not Susan"
Ghost in the Machine1993writer: "Girls Gonna Getcha" - as L.A. Ried
Poetic Justice1993producer: "Well Alright"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bodyguard1992producer: "Queen of the Night" - as LA Reid / writer: "Queen of the Night" - as LA Reid
Boomerang1992"Tonight Is Right", "End of the Road", "Reversal of a Dog", "Don't Wanna Love You", "There You Go", "Give U My Heart" / producer: "Tonight Is Right", "End of the Road", "Reversal of a Dog", "Don't Wanna Love You", "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", "There You Go", "Give U My Heart"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express1991TV Special producer: "My Name Is Not Susan"
Tango & Cash1989writer: "It's No Crime"
The Wizard1989writer: "Don't Be Cruel" - as Antonio "L.A." Reid
Ghostbusters II1989producer: "On Our Own" - as L.A. / writer: "On Our Own"
Soul Train1988TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Out of Bounds1986producer: "SO MANY THANGZ" - as L.A.
Miami Vice1984TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson Live at Wembley 7.16.19882012Video executive producer - as Antonio Reid
Bad 252012Documentary co-executive producer - as Antonio Reid
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never2011Documentary producer - as Antonio 'LA' Reed
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You2010TV Movie executive producer - as Antonio Reid
School Gyrls2009executive producer
The Killers: Live from the Royal Albert Hall2009Video executive producer - as Antonio Reid
Brothers to Brutha2008TV Series co-executive producer - 6 episodes
From Toni with Love: The Video Collection2001Video executive producer - as Antonio 'LA' Reid

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Runaway2010/IShort executive producer: Island Def Jam Records - as Antonio 'LA' Reid

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tyson2008Documentary thanks - as Antonio 'LA' Reid

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revolt Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Music1999-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The X Factor2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge
VH1 Divas 20122012TV MovieHimself
Black Girls Rock! 20122012TV MovieHimself (as Antonio Reid)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bad 252012DocumentaryHimself (as Antonio Reid)
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHimself (as L.A. Reid) (as Antonio Reid)
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Guest
Today2012TV SeriesHimself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHimself (as Antonio Reid)
The X Factor Digital Experience2011TV SeriesHimself (2011-2012)
X Factor World Premiere Preview2011TV MovieHimself (as Antonio Reid)
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never2011DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold2011DocumentaryHimself (as Antonio Reid)
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHimself - Record Executives
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself - LaFace Records
Driven2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself (as Antonio Reid)
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Total Access 24/72001TV SeriesHimself
MOBO Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989-1993TV SeriesHimself
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself (as Antonio Reid)
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Antonio Reid)

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