Jermaine Dupri net worth is $2 million. He is a citizen of the USA whose profession is record producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is one of the famous rappers around the world who is known among his fans for his unique rap style. 

Early Life 

Jermaine’s full name is Jermaine Dupri Mauldin. He was born on 23rdd September 1972 in North Carolina’s Asheville. Jermaine Dupri father was a records executive in Columbia. The career of Jermaine began when he was just a child. The Jermaine Dupri father put the 1982’s Diana Ross Show together in the region of Atlanta. This was the time when he first got the chance to share the stage with the legendary singer. 

Later, when he was just 12, he got the chance to share the stage with the dance group Whodini. This group of dancers were famous for their hip-hop dance style among the folks. This was the true beginning for Dupri as he was also featured in the “Freaks come out at night” hit of the Whodini group. During his young years, he also began to produce some young artists in Atlanta. 

At this time, he was also part of Grandmaster Flash and DMC as a dancer. This was the beginning of Jermaine Dupri net worth accumulation. 

Jermaine Dupri Career

The successful career of Jermaine started when he came across two rappers in a mall. Jermaine called these teenagers the teenagers by Kriss Kross name. Along with these two teenagers, he produced an album which was named “Totally Krossed Out.” Thus album had the “Jump” and “Warm it up” singles which were a hit. Both of these single hits were written by Jermaine Duri himself. 

Later Jermaine established his very own label by the name of So So Def in the year 1993. Just after establishing his own label Dupri signed the R&B group names Xscape. This led to a huge success for the label of Dupri as he produced a number of platinum hits with them. Some of them are:

  • Hummin
  • Comin
  • Chaa
  • Understanding
  • Tonight
  • Just Kickin it

These hits contributed greatly to Jermaine Dupri net worth. 

Other Collabs 

Other than the above artists, Jermaine Dupri also collaborated with some of the star-like:

  • Da Brat – He released the album “Funkafied” with the Da Brato. This album also leads Da Brat to become the first female rapper who was able to sell more than 1 million copies of her album. 
  • Jay-Z
  • Lil Bow Bow
  • Boyz II men 
  • Mariah Carey – The So So Def label world with the artist in 1995 and released a hit single named “Always be my baby.”
  • Lil Kim – “Not Tonight” song in 1996. 
  • Usher
  • Tamar Braxton
  • Jay-Z’s

These were some of the artists with whom Jermaine collaborated for producing his label’s music. 

 Other Successful Works 

The Emancipation of Mimi 2000
Young Rich And Dangerous: The Making Of Music Mogul2007
The Rap Game Tv Show2015

These were some of the other notable works by Jermaine Dupri.

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Jermaine Dupri Personal Life 

Duri and Janet Jackson, who is a singer, were in a relationship from 2002 to the year 2009. Other than this, he also has a daughter whose name is Shaniah Mauldin. He gave this daughter from a woman named Pam Sweat, whom he dated when he was just 25 years old. 

He also has one more daughter, whose name is Jalynn, with a woman Sarai Jones. This daughter with the Sarai Jones also leads to some controversies as a court-ordered Jermaine to pay an amount of $2500 every month with an additional $7500 to the Sarai Jones. This order by the court was based on the paternity test. 

Jermaine Dupri personally is a vegan and has also appeared on a number of ads from PETA. He has encouraged his fans also to be vegan by giving a slogan of “Fell the beets. Lose the meats”. 

How Old Is Jermaine Dupri?

48 years.

What is Jermaine Dupri Height?

5 feet 3 inches. 

Financial Problems of Jermaine Dupri 

Despite earning well for a long period and having a net worth of $60 million in the year 2006, Jermaine has fallen into financial crises. He also earned an amount of $11 million in the year 2008. 

In the year 2008, Jermaine Dupri was penalized $183,000 for his unpaid taxes. Later in the years 2003 and 2005, he was also penalized an estimated $2.5 million. In the year 2012, he was also forced to pay a total amount of $493,818 in the form of taxes. This huge amount of taxes was accumulated on the original bill of just $254,782. The additional amount on the original bill was the interest as Dupri failed in filing a tax return in the year 2007. 

Bank Problems

The year 2003, the Sun Trust Bank filed a legal case against Dupri, claiming that he had defaulted on the loan of $5 million. According to the bank, Dupri took this loan for a period of 3 years but defaulted on paying it back to the bank. 

This legal action by the bank forced Dupri to sell his music label So So Def as he has put it in the bank in the form of collateral for the loan. He was also forced to sell his labelle’s catalog along with his recording studio to settle the loan by the bank. Other than his label and studio, he also sold the world by Bow Wow, Kriss Kross, Da Brat, Xscape, and other artists. 

Later Jermaine Dupri also sued the bank, claiming that his recording studio, which the bak confiscated, was worth $2.5 million. He also claimed that his music catalog was worth an amount of $20 million. For all this, he sought an amount of a minimum of $216,000 in the form of attorney fees and damages. Later in 2015 court gave judgment against Dupri and forced him to pay an amount of $1,820,593 to the Sun Trust Bank. This enforced payment order for the Dupri also came with an interest of $225,146. It took the total payable amount to a total of $2,045.739. 

Other Financial Issues

Other than the bank issues, Jermaine Dupri was also accused by the tax department of refusing to pay an amount of $575k. This amount was in the form of taxes. The refusal by Dpuri led to a lien in 2018. This lien accused him of refusing an income tax in the year 2012, 2015, and 2014. In total, the tax department of Georgia claimed an amount of $578,638 from Dupri. 

These were some of the financial issues faced by Dupri, and these have significantly dented Jermaine Dupri net worth. 

Real Estate

In the year 2011, a foreclosure process was started against Dupri’s north Atlanta mansion. This foreclosure notice was because Duori failed to pay back the loan amount of $2.5 million, which he took from the bank. The foreclosure proceedings were delayed for a period of time, but later in the year 2012, they resumed. This resulted in the selling of the Douri mansion. 

His other home in Atlanta’s Mount Paran neighborhood was also advertised by foreclosure in 2012. It appears that he also lost this property in the year 2014. 

Date Of Birth23rd September 1972
Gender Male 
Profession Musician, actor, songwriter, rapper, record producer
Last Update 2021
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