Suge Knight Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Suge Knight Net Worth – Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr. is an American record producer, former football player and music executive from Compton. Knight is best known as the co-founder and CEO of Death Row Records.
Throughout his career, he has worked with worldwide stars such as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Outlawz and Tha Dogg Pound.
As of 2019, Suge Knight’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand dollars.
Early Life, Family and Education:
Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr. was born in Compton, California on the 19th of April, 1965. Knight is the son of Marion Knight Sr. and Maxine. His nickname “Suge” comes from his childhood. Knight attended Lynwood High School where he was a track and football star.
After college Knight was invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp. After his football career, he worked as a bodyguard for Bobby Brown. His big breakthrough came in 1991 when he co-founded the music label Death Row Records.
Career and Achievement:
Suge Knight started his early career in 1989 when he established his own music publishing company. Following his stint with ‘Vanilla Ice’, he was exposed to a great fortune in music. The deal was not without its share of controversies.
In the early 90’s “gangsta rap” was the beginning to conquer the American rap industry. Dr. Dre was one of the most promising youngsters in the genre. He later joined hands with Knight and laid the foundation of ‘Death Row Records’ in 1991.
The arrival of Tupac Shakur was like a tonic for the label as he introduced his own style of rapping. A few rappers such as MC Hammer continued to quit the label because of the growing notoriety.
In 1996 Tupac Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas. ‘Death Row Records’ artists, including Snoop Dogg accused Knight of being involved in the murder. A few days it became clear that Knight had committed the act to advance the murder of Tupac.
Suge was recently sentenced to 28 years in prison after running over two men with his truck in 2015.
As of 2019, Suge Knight’s net worth is $500 thousand dollars.