The CEO of The Medina Company and very a very talented manager is none other than Benny Medina. He is the son of the jazz drummer Ahmad “Benny” Medina. He is a multi talented guy; who is not only producer but also Artist Manager.
He was born in 15th of August in the year of 1958 in United States. He is American by nationality and has African-American ethnicity. He attended Beverley High School.
Medina started his career as the lead vocalist of the group “Apollo” and in 1970 his group debuted their self-titled “Motown”. Medina had written three of the seven tracks, including “Astro Disco,” for which they are best known. Ray Singleton; the former wife of Motown founder Berry Gordy produced their album. At age 24, Medina became the head of A&R for Motown. He wrote and produced for many legendary Motown acts such as Robinson, Billy Preston, Rick James, Teena Marie, The Temptations, Smokey and many more. After that he joined Warner Bros, where executive Mo Ostin tasked him to build and cultivate the careers of the company’s urban artists as VP/GM of its urban-music division. He has worked in variety of recording artists and performers throughout his career. Hw has worked with many other popular celebrities such as Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Kool G. Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shanté an many others. Then he left Warner Bros and started to work with his longtime friend Jeff Pollack. They formed Medina/Pollack Entertainment, which is well established. It is known as a full service management and production company. They provided a variety of projects, including Booty Call, Above the Rim, and Maid in Manhattan and in early 2009; Medina formed another company on his own name called the Medina Company.
including Booty Call, Above the Rim, and Maid in Manhattan and in early 2009; Medina formed another company on his own name called the Medina Company.
Medina is best known for managing actress/singer/dancer Jennifer Lopez. Not only that, he head of Sony music and Tommy Mottola. In 1999, he launched Lopez’s pop music career and since tehn he and Lopez worked intensively together building a dominant film, music, fragrance and clothing empire. Around 2003, their popularity started to fall out and they split. But they remained in contact and during late 2007, they unofficially reunited. And in 2008, Medina officially resumed his role as Lopez’s manager. He very closed to Lopez’s family and he is also a godparent to her twin children. Medina has also managed other clients efficiently such as Tyra Banks, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Mariah Carey, and others.
Talking about his personal life he is not married yet and has got no wife or any children. There are many rumors on his being sexually gay. During the set of “Fresh Prince” with Will Smith, it was rumored that Will Smith is his boyfriend, but however it is not true. He was seen with his with his girlfriend who is an American Model, Beverly Johnson. But their relation did not last long.
As his established company is doing great has collected huge revenue from managing legendary personality of Music Industry. His net worth is estimated around to have of $ 20 million U.S dollars. And he was ranked among richest celebrities. He has many followers on his social media site like in instagram; he has got 375.4 k followers and 3628 posts.
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