|Name||Jermaine Dupri Mauldin|
|Age, Born||40 Years old, Asheville, North Caroline, U.S, September 23, 1972.|
|Net Worth||$2 million.|
|Source of Wealth||Rapper, song writer, record producer.|
|Achievement||Won Best R&B Song Award in 2006.|
Jermaine Dupri started his work in the entertainment business when he was a kid. Thanks to his father, that was Columbia record executive who used his connection to make him became a dancer for performers such as Diana Ross. But his main talent is not dancing; he has a talent in discovering a new talent, especially in Rap genre. His first work at producing was when he produced a record for the female rap trio Silk Tymes Leather. His first work didn’t gain success in record sale nor popularity. But by his first work, it made him known in the music industry. His breakthrough work was when he discovered two teenage rappers at the mall, he offered them to make a debut by naming them Kriss Kross. This album called Totally Crossed Out, and it was able to produce two multi-platinum singles.
With that success, Jermaine Dupri launched his own record company named So So Def Recordings that has signed various artists like Jagged Edge and Da Brat. With his record company, Jermaine Dupri has made important contacts with many superstars like Jay-Z, Lil Bow-wow, Boyz II Men, Baby Face and many more. To mention few, Mariah Carey’s Emancipation of Mimi and Boyz II Men’s One Sweet Day were successes due to Jermaine Dupri.