Dame Dash Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, and Achievement
Dame Dash Net Worth– Damon Dash is an American actor, entrepreneur, and music producer who has been the proud co-founder of the Roc-A-Fella record company since 1996.
Since the beginning of his career Dash has proven to be an extremely hard worker and has worked with some of the music industry’s most famous artists and has worked on numerous films.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Damon Anthony Dash was born in New York City on May 3, 1971. It is said that as a teenager he was known to have sold old newspapers and sweep the floors of barbershops to buy new clothes for himself because his mother died of an asthma attack when he was only 15 years old.
In 1999 he met the famous R&B singer Aaliyah and later proposed to her, but sadly she perished in 2001 in a plane crash. Years later he married the fashion designer Rachel Roy, and he had two more children with her.
In 2005, Dash got married to Rachel Roy. Before the marriage, Dash was dating Aaliyah since from 1999 until her death in 2001. Even as they were not engaged before the beautiful singer lost her life in a plane crash, Dash had come out to reveal that before Aaliyah’s death, they were supposed to get married. He went on to reveal that losing the “One in a Million” singer hasn’t just affected his relationships, but also his entire life.
It was after the death of Aaliyah that he went on to later build a relationship with Rachel Roy when she worked with Roca wear that he co-founded with Jay Z. The marriage was only able to survive until 2009 when it bitterly broke away after the couple had Tallulah Ruth Dash (2008) and Ava Dash who was born in 1991.
After the divorce, there was a very heavy, dirty, and public fight on social media and in the law courts as regards who was to have custody of the children. At the end of it all, Dash lost the battle to his ex-wife.
Although the cause of the divorce was not given, in an event that is most likely not related, rumors on social media had dragged on that Jay Z might have cheated on his wife with Rachel Roy and it was she that Beyonce was referring to in her song Sorry, in which she made a mention of Becky with the good hair.
After his wife was accused, Dame came out to slam Jay Z and Beyonce for not stepping up defend Rachael when people accused her falsely.
What some will find surprising is that even before his wife and Aaliyah, the entrepreneur has had a son whose name is also Damon Dash with another woman, Linda Williams. In 2011, Williams dragged Dash to court for failing to keep up with paying child support.
In 1992 Dame was introduced to the young up-and-coming rapper from Brooklyn, Jay-Z, and after becoming close acquaintances, the two launched Roc-A-Fella records in 1996 along with Kareem Burke. Soon after founding their company Jay Z and Dash became close business partners, and Dash even served as Jay-Z’s manager for a while.
Although they were on their way to success with Jay-Z’s soon to be released debut album called ‘Reasonable Doubt’ their relationship came crumbling down quickly.
The duo went their separate ways after the company purchased Def Jam Recordings and then Jay-z purchasing Dash’s stakes in his Rocawear company.