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Randy Jackson

Bassist, Record Producer, Television Personality.
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Net worth 2018: $4.03 Billion
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
Country: United States
BirthDay: 23 June 1956
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.73 m

Randy Jackson was bornon 23 June 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US, American, is Bassist, Record Producer, Television Personality.. Famous as a judge on the reality television show, ‘American Idol’, Randy Jackson is a former record company executive, a bassist, singer and a well-known record producer. From a very young age, he was drawn to music and often escaped from his house to listen to R&B and also started playing bass for different bands. Very early in his career, Jackson bagged good work with a variety of artists performing in jazz, R&B and soul music genres. He even had famous stints with violinist, Jean-Luc Ponty and drummer, Billy Cobham. Jackson’s most famous and high-profile gig was with the band, ‘Journey’. The rock band gave him the opportunity to perform as a musician and he toured and recorded with them for three years. This was a big break for Jackson and since then he has performed, recorded and produced music with several famous artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton and Madonna. Apart from being a successful musician, Jackson has been involved in the business end of the music industry and has held high positions in A&R at Columbia Records and MCA Records. After appearing on American Idol, Jackson’s fame catapulted and he has since been involved in several other music ventures.


$4.03 Billion


In November, 2014 Jackson left ‘American Idol’ to focus on his other business ventures


The show was aired on MTV but was scrapped in 2010 after poor ratings


In 2009, he worked on the production of the 4th album of Kimberley Locke, a finalist on American Idol


In 2008, he released the album titled 'Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol


"In 2002, Jackson grabbed spotlight when he became one of the judges of Fox Network’s reality television series, ‘American Idol’


Jackson’s second wife was Erika Riker whom he married in 1995


In 1991, Jackson was bass guitarist for Divinyl’s self-titled album


After working in the first solo album of guitarist, Steve Lukather, he worked on five songs on the album ‘Silky Soul’ by Maze, in 1989


In 1986, Jackson worked with the rock group, ‘Journey’, playing in their album ‘Raised on Radio’


In the 1980s, Jackson took up an opportunity to travel to Italy and moved there temporarily


He completed his education from Southern University earning his degree in music in 1979


Randy Jackson was born on 23 June 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Julian and Herman Jackson

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