Timbaland Net Worth
Timbaland is an American songwriter, rapper, and music producer with a net worth of $85 million. Timbaland’s debut credit was on the R&B singer Ginuwine’s album “Ginuwine…the Bachelor” in 1996. Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip hop artists after contributing to Aaliyah’s major-label debut, the album “One in a Million” in 1996.
He also lent his voice to Missy Elliott’s 1997 debut album, “Supa Dupa Fly.” Timbaland produced most of Missy Elliott’s singles in the 1990s. After dropping out of high school at age 17, he toured as a drummer with the marching band of Virginia State University. Timbaland’s work eventually caught the attention of Aaliyah, who asked him to produce her second album. The two subsequently developed a romantic relationship.
Timothy Zachary Mosely (also known as Timbaland) was born on March 10, 1972, in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1986, while working at Red Lobster, when a colleague accidentally shot him, Timbaland was 14 years old. Because of the injury, Timbaland became partially disabled for nine months as a teenager.
While in high school, he used the moniker DJ Timmy Tim or DJ Tim for his D.J. performances. In the 1990s, he met and began a lengthy collaboration with Melvin “Magoo” Barcliff. He earned his G.E.D. in 1990. Pharrell Williams was also a member of S.B.I., which Warren was a part of.
Timbaland began his career in New York, where he was discovered by Missy Elliott while listening to a song by Devante Swing of Jodeci. During this time, Timbaland received the name from DeVante Swing, who renamed him after Timberland construction boots, which were quite popular in the early 1990s.
The “Da Basement” crew of Swing Mob musicians consisted of Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, Playa, and Sugah. Timbaland collaborated on productions with DeVante on several albums, including 1995’s “The Show,” “The After-Party,” and “The Hotel.”
In the late 1990s, Timbaland found commercial and chart success in the pop and R&B realms. Timbaland has a long list of hits, most notably for Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Ginuwine, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Justin Timberlake.
He is recognized for bringing a sense of individuality and inventiveness to his productions. His distinctive stuttering bass-heavy bounce beats are offset by thundering high-end synth stabs—as well as no sampling—making it very easy to identify.
Influence and Legacy
Timbaland is widely considered one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. He has worked on albums selling more than 150,000,000 units worldwide. He has had ten number-one singles for his work and twenty number one hits on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
His work is known for its sense of raw energy coming from basslines placed high in the mix with elements such as tribal chants, distorted vocals, and clattering snares that allow him to craft new sounds that never existed before.
However, not many people know that Timbaland was partially disabled during his teen years after he accidentally shot himself with a 40 caliber gun while working at Red Lobster (he got into an altercation with a co-worker, and the gun went off).
He also has a daughter named Reign from a previous relationship with R&B singer Monifah, for who he helped produce several songs for, including her hit single Touch It. Sadly due to irreconcilable differences they have both separated. Timbaland is now currently dated to Patricia “Tanee” Youngblood, whom he met at Soul Train Awards 2000 after-party in Los Angeles.
In 2001, together listened to one of his tracks that featured Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado called This Ain’t A Game which was released as the lead single from his second studio album, “Shock Value.” The song went on to be a worldwide success peaking within the top ten in most countries and being a number one hit in the United States and Australia and New Zealand.
In the same album, he had more successful collaborations, such as featuring Missy Elliott on “Bounce,” which was another highly successful single from this record, peaking at number two on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 also becoming a top ten hit worldwide.
He is slated for many big projects, including producing Pop Album of Madonna, Britney Spears and Usher. He will soon produce songs for Rihanna new studio album ‘R8’ scheduled to drop early 2015. Her previous three albums were all produced by him ( Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, and Loud ) recorded very successful songs like Umbrella, Russian Roulette, and Rude Boy.
Timbaland grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, where his mother raised him. His father abandoned the family when Timbaland was very young. He began working with Devante in 1994 and later worked for local hip-hop radio station WBLK at night while attending high school. Timbaland’s father, Leslie Satcher, who was not a part of his life growing up died in 2013 from lung cancer which caused him to get emotional during an interview on the Today Show.
When asked about how he deals with fame, success, and money, Timbaland says, “I don’t get overwhelmed because I feel God put me here for a reason” he also states that being responsible is one of the key factors that enable him to be where he is today.
Real Estate Holdings
Despite being a hip-hop artist and producer, Timbaland has built up quite an impressive real estate portfolio by our sources at eurosocialfiscal. The leader of the beats made £6 Million off his very first record deal with Jive records which enabled him to get involved in real estate investing back in 2008.
In 2009 he bought a modest two-bedroom condominium located in North Miami for $195,000 and sold it two years later in 2011 for $238,000. Then he used that money to purchase another condo—a 3 bedroom unit in downtown Miami for $510,000 (he was quoted saying: “I want to be like smart people who buy the property and invest their money to make more”.) This time he held onto it for longer than two years, selling this one in 2013 for $575,000.
Timbaland first real estate project was a four-story luxury condo on Miami Beach, which took him about seven years to complete due to some construction issue. The building is reportedly worth $3.7 million, and according to records, he still owns it (he bought the land in 2004). He also owns luxury apartments located in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Virginia.