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DJ Premier Net Worth

DJ Premier Net Worth

Net Worth: $20 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Music Production, DJ'ing
  • Birth Place Houston, Texas, USA
  • Marital Status Married (Sharlee Jeter)
  • Full Name Christopher Edward Martin
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth March 21, 1966
  • Ethnicity African American
  • Occupation Music Producer, DJ
  • Education Prairie View A&M University
  • Children 1 (Jalen)
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About DJ Premier

Christopher Edward Martin better known by his pseudonym DJ Premier has a net worth of $20 million. Born in Houston, Texas on March 21, 1966, DJ Premier formed the first half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. Despite not being a founding member of the rap group, DJ Premier is credited with producing nearly every one of Gang Starr’s songs.

 

In addition to producing for Gang Starr, DJ Premier has also collaborated with Ludacris, Notorious B.I.G., Xzibit and many more artists from a variety of musical genres. Known for producing sounds and tracks that utilize soul and jazz melodies, DJ Premier has been named one of hip-hop’s most successful and best producers ever. In fact, The Source has named DJ Premier on their list of the 20 greatest producers in the history of the magazine.

Currently, DJ Premier owns his own record label company named Year Round Records. Many of DJ Premier’s artists on his record label are just beginning their careers and several have albums due out in the near future. Additionally, DJ Premier is the host of his own 2-hour long SIRIUS Satellite radio show held every Friday.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of DJ Premier's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2017 N/A
Record Sales May. 2017

First week record sales of the album The King & I with Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. (approximately 9 thousand copies sold)

$11,700
Record Sales Jan. 2017

Record sales of the soundtrack Southpaw with various artists (approximately 91 thousand copies sold)

$118,300
Earnings 2016 N/A
Record Sales Aug. 2016

First week record sales of the album Encore with DJ Snake (approximately 32 thousand copies sold)

$41,600
Record Sales Mar. 2016

Record sales of the album B4.Da.$$ with American rapper Joey Badass (approximately 227 thousand copies sold)

$295,100
Earnings 2015 N/A
Record Sales Oct. 2015

First week record sales of the album The Documentary 2 with American rapper The Game (approximately 180 thousand copies sold)

$234,000
Record Sales Aug. 2015

Record sales of the album Compton with Dr. Dre (approximately 685 thousand copies sold)

$890,500
Record Sales Jun. 2015

Record sales of the album Shady XV with various artists (approximately 250 thousand copies sold)

$325,000
Record Sales Jun. 2015

Record sales of the album The Nacirema Dream with American rapper Papoose (approximately 18 thousand copies sold)

$23,400
Earnings 2014 N/A
Record Sales Dec. 2014

First week record sales of the album PRhyme with the American hip hop duo PRhyme (approximately 13,547 copies sold)

$17,610
Record Sales Aug. 2014

First week record sales of the album Directors of Photography with the American hip hop group Dilated Peoples (approximately 6,566 copies sold)

$8,540
Earnings 2013 N/A
Record Sales Jul. 2013

First week record sales of the album The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MC's with American hip hop DJ Tony Touch (approximately 2,400 copies sold)

$3,120
Earnings 2012 N/A
Record Sales Oct. 2012

First week record sales of the album God of the Serengeti with Vinnie Paz (approximately 4.3 thousand copies sold)

$5,590
Record Sales Mar. 2012

Record sales of the album Success Is Certain with rapper Royce da 5'9" (approximately 43.5 thousand copies sold)

$56,550
Earnings 2011 N/A
Record Sales Sep. 2011

First week record sales of the album Cats & Dogs with American rapper Evidence (approximately 7,700 copies sold)

$10,010
Record Sales Aug. 2011

First week record sales of the R.E.D. Album with American rapper Game (approximately 160,148 copies sold)

$208,190
Record Sales May. 2011

First week record sales of the album Jenseits von Gut und Böse with German rapper Bushido (approximately 26,117 copies sold)

$33,950
Record Sales Feb. 2011

First week record sales of the album Free Agent with American rapper Joell Ortiz (approximately 4 thousand copies sold)

$5,200
Earnings 2010 N/A
Record Sales Aug. 2010

First week record sales of the album Trill O.G. with UGK member Bun B (approximately 39,838 copies sold)

$51,790
Record Sales Jul. 2010

First week record sales of the album The Darkside Vol. 1 with American rapper Fat Joe (approximately 12.3 thousand copies sold)

$15,990
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales Oct. 2009

Record sales of the album Street Hop with American rapper Royce da 5'9" (approximately 24 thousand copies sold)

$31,200
Earnings 2008 N/A
Record Sales Mar. 2008

First week record sales of the album The Elephant in the Room with American rapper Fat Joe (approximately 46 thousand copies sold)

$59,800
Earnings 2006 N/A
Record Sales Aug. 2006

Record sales of the album Back to Basics with Christina Aguilera (approximately 3,470,661 copies sold)

$4,510,000
Earnings 2004 N/A
Record Sales Feb. 2004

Record sales of the album Death Is Certain with American rapper Royce da 5'9" (approximately 100 thousand copies sold)

$130,000
Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 2002

Record sales of the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss with Snoop Dogg (approximately 1.555 million copies sold)

$2,020,000
Record Sales Oct. 2002

Record sales of the album 8 Mile: Music from and inspired by the Motion Picture (approximately 7,175,505 copies sold)

$9,330,000
Record Sales Oct. 2002

Record sales of the album Man vs. Machine with Xzibit (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Record Sales Aug. 2002

Record sales of the album Snoop Dogg Presents... Doggy Style Allstars Vol. 1 with Snoop Dogg (approximately 1.32 million copies sold)

$1,720,000
Record Sales Jan. 2002

Record sales of the album Stillmatic with Nas (approximately 2.026 million copies sold)

$2,630,000
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Earnings 2001 N/A
Record Sales Aug. 2001

Record sales of the album Kiss tha Game Goodbye with Jadakiss (approximately 877 thousand copies sold)

$1,140,000
Earnings 2000 N/A
Record Sales Aug. 2000

Record sales of the album The Big Picture with Big L (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Record Sales Jul. 2000

Record sales of the song 7 Days with Craig David (approximately 595 thousand copies sold)

$773,500
Record Sales Apr. 2000

Record sales of the album Dirty Harriet with Rah Digga (approximately 717 thousand copies sold)

$932,100
Record Sales Mar. 2000

Record sales of the album Like Water for Chocolate with Common (approximately 748 thousand copies sold)

$972,400
Record Sales Mar. 2000

Record sales of the album All For You with Janet Jackson (approximately 1.675 million copies sold)

$2,180,000
Record Sales Jan. 2000

Record sales of the album Voodoo with D'Angelo (approximately 1.11 million copies sold)

$1,440,000
Record Sales Jan. 2000

Record sales of the album Born Again with The Notorious B.I.G. (approximately 2 million copies sold)

$2,600,000
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Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales Dec. 1999

Record sales of the album Nastradamus with Nas (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Record Sales Dec. 1999

Record sales of the album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter with Jay-Z (approximately 3.11 million copies sold)

$4,040,000
Record Sales Oct. 1999

Record sales of the album Black on Both Sides with Mos Def (approximately 913 thousand copies sold)

$1,190,000
Record Sales Jun. 1999

Record sales of the album Significant Other with the band Limp Bizkit (approximately 978,874 copies sold)

$1,270,000
Record Sales Apr. 1999

First week record sales of the album I Am... with Nas (approximately 470 thousand copies sold)

$611,000
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Earnings 1998 N/A
Record Sales Sep. 1998

Record sales of the album Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life with Jay-Z (approximately 5.16 million copies sold)

$6,710,000
Record Sales Mar. 1998

Record sales of the album Moment of Truth with the hip-hop duo Gang Starr (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$750,000
Earnings 1997 N/A
Record Sales Dec. 1997

Record sales of the album Together Again with Janet Jackson (approximately 3,477,500 copies sold)

$4,520,000
Record Sales Nov. 1997

Record sales of the album The 18th Letter with American emcee Rakim (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Record Sales Nov. 1997

Record sales of the album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 with Jay-Z (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Record Sales Mar. 1997

Record sales of the album Life After Death with The Notorious B.I.G. (approximately 5 million copies sold)

$6,500,000
Earnings 1996 N/A
Record Sales Jul. 1996

Record sales of the album It Was Written with Nas (approximately 2 million copies sold)

$2,600,000
Record Sales Jun. 1996

Record sales of the album Reasonable Doubt with Jay-Z (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Earnings 1995 N/A
Record Sales Jun. 1995

Record sales of the album 1st of tha Month with Bone Thugs and Harmony (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1994 N/A
Record Sales Sep. 1994

Record sales of the album Ready to Die with The Notorious B.I.G. (approximately 2 million copies sold)

$2,600,000
Record Sales Apr. 1994

Record sales of the album Illmatic with Nas (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$1,300,000
Earnings 1993 N/A
Record Sales Sep. 1993

Record sales of the album Return of the Boom Bap with KRS One (approximately 300 thousand copies sold)

$390,000
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