Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin is one of the most influential music producers of all time.
He has worked with a wide range of artists across different genres, from hip-hop to rock to country.
He is also the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, one of the most successful rap labels in history.
Rubin is known for his minimalist and eclectic approach to production, as well as his ability to bring out the best in the artists he collaborates with.
He has won nine Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
Some of the artists that Rubin has worked with include:

  • Run-DMC
  • LL Cool J
  • Beastie Boys
  • Public Enemy
  • Johnny Cash
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Metallica
  • Slayer
  • Jay-Z
  • Eminem
  • Kanye West

Rubin’s work has helped to shape the sound of popular music for over three decades. He is a true pioneer in the music industry, and his influence will continue to be felt for many years to come.

Basic Information

Full NameFrederick Jay Rubin
ProfessionRecord producer, former co-president of Columbia Records
Date of BirthMarch 10, 1963
Current Age60 years old
Place of BirthLong Beach, New York, U.S.
Zodiac signPisces

Physical Stats

Weight175 lbs
Body MeasurementsChest: 40 in, Waist: 32 in, Hips: 34 in
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBald
Shoe Size10

Past & Current Relationships

Rick Rubin has been married twice. His first wife was actress M’Liss Hudson, whom he married in 1988 and divorced in 1990.
His second wife was actress Laurie Lynn Meyers, whom he married in 1993 and divorced in 1999.
He has two children from his second marriage: a son named Frank and a daughter named Lili. He is currently single and lives in Malibu, California.

Early Life & Education

FatherMichael Rubin
MotherLinda Rubin
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMourielle Hurtado Herrera
ChildrenRa Rubin
Sexual OrientationStraight

Rick Rubin was born on March 10, 1963, in Long Beach, New York. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and Cuba.
He grew up in Lido Beach, where he developed an interest in music at an early age.
He learned to play guitar, formed a band called Hose in high school and piano, and listened to a wide range of music, from rock to rap to classical.
He attended Long Beach High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team and the school band. He also started making his own mixtapes and DJing at parties.
He went on to study at New York University, where he majored in philosophy and met Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings.
Together, they launched the label in Rubin’s dorm room in 1984 and signed some of the most influential hip-hop acts of the time, such as Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, and Public Enemy.


OccupationRecord executive, record producer
Years Active1981-present

Rubin enrolled at New York University in 1981, where he met Russell Simmons, a young promoter and manager of rap artists.
They became friends and partners and decided to create their own record label, Def Jam.
They signed some of the most popular rap acts of the time, such as LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and Run-DMC. Rubin also produced many of their albums, using his signature style of minimalist beats and heavy guitar riffs.
In 1988, Rubin left Def Jam and moved to Los Angeles, where he founded another label, Def American Recordings.
He changed its name to American Recordings in 1993. He expanded his musical horizons and worked with artists from different genres, such as Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and Dixie Chicks.
He also collaborated with legendary musicians like Mick Jagger, Neil Diamond, and Metallica.
Rubin is known for his unconventional approach to producing music. He often acts as a mentor and a guide rather than a technical expert.
He encourages artists to experiment and explore their creativity. He also prefers to record in natural settings rather than studios, such as mansions, cabins, or churches.
Rubin has won eight Grammy Awards for his work as a producer.
He has also been named as one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine and one of the greatest producers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Net worth

Current Net WorthEstimated between $270 million – $400 million
Sources of IncomeRecord producing, founding and co-founding record labels

Rubin’s net worth is estimated at $250 million as of 2023. He earns most of his income from his production fees and royalties from his record labels. He also owns several properties in California and Hawaii.

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