Who Is Rick Rubin? His Wife, Family, Weight Loss, Net Worth, Interview, Awards-All You Need to Know

By Dinesh Shrestha | Published On: 07 Sep, 2017
Who Is Rick Rubin? His Wife, Family, Weight Loss, Net Worth, Interview, Awards-All You Need to Know

Quick Information

Date of Birth March 10, 1963
Age 58 Years 2 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Record Producer
Marital Status Engaged
Wife/Spouse Mourielle Hurtado Herrera (Fiancee)
Divorced Not Yet
Girlfriend/Dating Melissa Melendez (Split), Amanda Santos (2004-2010)
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $250 Million Dollars
Ethnicity Multiracial
Social Media Twitter
Children/Kids One Son
Height 6 Feet (182 cm)
Education New York University
Parents Michael Rubin (Father), Linda Rubin (Mother)

His appearance may deceive you as he hasn’t shaved since he was 23 and wears skimpy black gym shorts, but behind that beard, there is mind to sculpture the career of many and giving music industry history to look back. Rick Rubin is a music producer and former co-head of Columbia Records. During his young age, he formed a band with his friends to rock the audiences but ended up creating Def Jam Records and rest is history. He now lives a peaceful and warm life in his mega mansion that he calls Malibu Oasis.

Career and Professional Life:

Rick Rubin is a name that speaks for itself in the music industry, in his college days he founded Def Jam Records with Russell Simmons and released Hose Track in 1982. The word “def” means slang for a song in urban culture. He then converted Def American into American Recording. The first commercial project earned critical and commercial success.

DJ Double R has several cameo roles in documentary and music videos like Sound City, Berzerk, Making 13, I Am Johnny Cash and Runnin’ Down a Dream to name few. He became the co-head of Columbia Records in May 2007, where he worked to produce Linkin Park’s Minutes to Midnight. He left Columbia in 2012 to revive the American Recordings.

His incredible producing skills have earned him nine Grammy Awards. He got hold of his first Grammy Award in 1998 when he won Best Country Album for Unchained. He went to win two Producer of the year for the non-classical genre, another Best Country Album Award, a Record of the Year Award, a Best Rock Album Award, and an Album of the Year Award.

Rick’s Net Worth and Lavish House:

The pinnacle of music earned the reputation of the top music producer who nourished the career of many celebrities and worked with Linkin Park, The Cult, Audioslave, Kanye West, and Eminem. His efforts helped him summons massive net worth of $250 million.

A producer with that kind of net worth would indeed live life a king and his house proves his larger than life kind of lifestyle. He is the owner of lavish Malibu house called Malibu Oasis which is filled with the best antiques in the nation. He worked with architects Enrico Bonetti and Dominic Kozerski to renovate his dream house and now calls it “organic and warm and welcoming.”

Producer’s Family Life and Relationship:

The vibrant producer is a ladies man and is in the relationship with so many women in the past and will continue to have fun in coming days. But is he in relationship now or enjoying bachelor’s life?

The music producer who is in mid-fifties enjoyed a blissful youth. He has been a relationship with Melissa Melendez in 1987, the couple was seen together in exotic location and events, but the relationship didn’t last long.

He then started dating Amanda Scheer-Demme in 2004. After spending two years together, they flattered in the bound and decided to split.

After his breakup, he enjoyed the quiet time in the media. But since 2012, he is again having a full-fledged relationship. In 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar event, he was pictured alongside Mourielle Herrera, a model. The duo again posed for the same event in 2013 and 2015, raising the speculation of the duo being in a romantic relationship.

His dream house in Malibu, took a decade to perfect the setting, it is said that he lives in Malibu Oasis with his child as he is a first-time father. But information about his children is still under review, and he hasn’t revealed anything about his wife or mother of his child. It is still a mystery if he is married or just enjoying his bachelor life.

Transcendental Meditation and Weight Loss:

In an interview, he revealed that at a young age of 14, he consulted his doctor about his neck pain. It was then when his doctor said that it was due to stress and needs to meditate. After a moment of hesitation from his parents, they agreed as the doctor advised him. Since then he is involved in Transcendental meditation.

Rick was a vegan for 23-46 and consumed nothing except chicken and vegetables along with Pepsi with every meal. After reading the vegan bible, he didn’t eat meat for a couple of decades, but his weight hiked to 320 pounds due to issues in genetics and lack of exercise.

After his weight gain, he followed a disciplined lifestyle with focus and drive to rebuild his physical health. Then after 15 months of hard work and sweating, he lost 130 pounds, but he says that it's not about weight loss but the transformation of his personality.

Rick’s Short Bio and Family:

Rick was born with the birth name Frederick Jay Rubin in Long Beach, New York on 10th March 1963 which makes his age 54. He was born to parents Michael who is shoe wholesaler and Linda who is a housewife. He was raised by his family in Lido Beach, New York. He possesses a tall frame as he has a height of 6 feet with healthy body shape. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds American nationality.