Suge Knight Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Suge Knight Net Worth 2020 – Suge Knight is a former American football player who later became a bodyguard, record producer, and music executive.
He is best known as the co-founder and CEO of Death Row Records.
Suge Knight Biography
Knight was born Marion Hugh Knight Jr. to Maxine and Marion Knight Sr. on April 19, 1965, in Compton, California.
He grew up in the Los Angeles area, attending Lynwood High School where he excelled in track and in football which earned him a scholarship to play at El Camino College.
In 1985, after having played for his school for two years, Knight transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he graduated from in 1987.
Suge Knight has been married twice. The first time was to his high school sweetheart Sharitha Knight (nee Golden).
The two reportedly met at a party in the early 1980s and even though they had a number of run-ins, one involving her getting a restraining order against him, they remained together and eventually married. Together, the couple had a daughter named Arion.
Following their divorce, which Sharitha attributed to her husband’s philandering, Knight in 1999, married R&B singer Michel’le Denise with whom he had another daughter named Bailey Knight in 2002.
Their marriage lasted for six years after which Michel’ le discovered that he was still legally married to his first wife. She further accused Knight of physically abusing her.
Suge Knight has a number of other children from different relationships. They include daughter Posh Knight and sons Taj Knight, Legend Knight, and Andrew Knight.
The career of Suge Knight
He was not drafted into the National Football League and even after securing a spot at the Los Angeles Rams training camp, he was still cut from their roster.
Despite all, Knight still got a chance to twice play for the Rams as a replacement player during the 1987 NFL players’ strike.
After his very short NFL career, Knight began working as a concert promoter and celebrity bodyguard before forming his own music publishing company and then an artist management company which later transitioned to becoming the infamous Death Row Records.
Suge Knight and Tupac Shakur‘s relationship began after the then Death Row Records CEO offered to pay the embattled rapper’s bail of $1.4 million under the condition that he signs to his label.
Shakur agreed to the deal and after he was released, the two men along with Dr. Dre put the West Coast gangster rap back at the forefront of hip-hop.
Knight was driving the black 1996 BMW 750iL vehicle in which Tupac was shot four times on the night of September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after attending the Bruce Seldon vs Mike Tyson boxing fight.
Although the murder of Tupac is still unsolved, Knight has been repeatedly accused of being behind the killing because Tupac was said to be trying to part ways with his record label.
Suge Knight Net Worth
Suge Knight has a net worth of $200 thousand.