Optimism is the key to prosperity, and if one knows what they are doing, they will undoubtedly be successful. American musician Randy Jackson, who had a successful musical journey, arrived on FOX talent search series American Idol and worked as a judge in 2002. He served alongside other famous judges like Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.
The American bassist is also a Grammy Award winner and hosts a syndicated countdown of radio top 40 Randy Jackson's Hit List. He became famous for his laughing during the bad auditions and his catchphrases on American Idol.
Who Is Randy Jackson?
Randy Jackson, 62, is a former record company executive and a judge on reality TV show ‘American Idol.’ He is also a well-known producer, and as a musician, the bassist and singer have released an album called Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1 during 2008. He has credit for single tracks like 'Dance Like There's No Tomorrow' featuring Paula Abdul and 'Real Love' with fellow American singer Elliott Yamin.
The former judge of American Idol was at the age of 13 when he started playing bass guitar. As a youngest among three children in his family, Randy used to go outside to perform at local clubs during the nighttime from his family house. He was passionate towards music and decided to start a journey towards a musical career. He studied at Southern University and graduated with a degree in music in 1979.
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Throughout his musical journey, he played alongside legendary artists like Herbie Hancock to Bob Dylan. During the period between 1983 and 1986, he became a temporary member of a rock band. He worked behind the scenes as a record producer and as an executive producer with the record labels like Columbia Records and MCA Records. The enthusiastic artist also went to savor a tour with artists such as Madonna, Jerry Garcia, and Mariah Carey.
In the year 2004, he penned a book called What's Up Dawg? How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business, where Randy talked about the secrets of his success. After working on American Idol for over 11 years, he announced his departure after Season 12 in May 2013. He then left the show in November 2014.
What Is Randy Jackson's Net Worth?
Randy has amassed a net worth of $50 million as an American musician and reality television judge. As per Payscale, a bass guitar player's average salary in the United States is $24,345 and bags around $35 per hour. Their salary also varies between the amount of $2,367 - $1,216,409 and receives around $3,100 as a bonus.
Randy played backup bass guitar for the American band, Journey during 1986-1987 on album Raised on Radio and played bass guitar for Bruce Springsteen and Tracy Chapman. He has undoubtedly gathered the lucrative amount of payrolls from his career as a musician. He also gathered revenues from San Francisco Bay Productions as he worked with Narad Michael Walden and Walter Afanasieuff as a producer and songwriter.
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How Much is Randy's Worth?
As a judge in American Idol, Randy received $10 million for one season as his salary from the hit show that broadcasted on FOX Network. Back in 2012, he owed over half a million dollars in child support to his baby mama. As per source, Randy owed more $500,000 to Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza. With Alejandra, he has two kids named Genevieve and Steven.
In September 2014, he sold his home in Tarzana for $1.9 million. His 1990 house was the Spanish-style residence with a guesthouse and five bedrooms in the area of 5,878 square feet of living space.
Randy Jackson sold his Tarzana home for $1.9 million in September 2014 (Photo: latimes.com)
In September 2017, Randy was reported to launch a production facility service, Starwest Studios. As per source, his music recording suite, Starwest houses was a 3,800-square foot pillar-less dance floor which consisted live broadcast room suited for filming as well as casting and auditions.
As per TMZ, the former judge admitted he would pay the lease amount to see LeBron James in July 2018. On the StubHub, the season ticket price for LeBron raised up to $200,000, and the American bass player stated that he would not hesitate to see one of the greatest players and loved to work with him.
Born on 23 June 1956 as Randall Darius Jackson, Randy is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The former record company executive graduated with a degree in music from Southern University in 1979. Randy stands at the height of 1.73 m and holds American nationality. At the age of 47, he lost 114 pounds (52 kg) after performing successful gastric bypass surgery.