Suzanne De Passe Net Worth
Suzanne De Passe Net Worth: Suzanne De Passe is an American television, music and film producer as well as the co-chairman of de Passe Jones Entertainment Group who has a net worth of $40 million. Born on July 19, 1946, in NYC, New York, US, she is one of the most prominent and important African-American women working in television. De Passe's success career story started at Motown, where she served as Creative Assistant to the company founder, Berry Gordy. In her early tenure there, de Passe brought the Jackson 5 to Gordy's attention during their time with Motown and then she became instrumental in taking the record label to television. Suzanne De Passe was gradually rising through the ranks of the company, eventually becoming the CEO of Motown Productions. By the mid 70s, she was already the key person in the careers of numerous artists like Lionel Richie, Rick James, the Commodores, Teena Marie, the Dazz Band and DeBarge. Irrespective of having successful artists on board, Motown started losing money in the 80's and was sold. In this period, Passe partnered with her mentor in Gordy/de Passe Productions, which subsequently led to the establishment of de Passe Entertainment in 1992. In addition to being actively involved in the television business, de Passe has also lectured at the Harvard Business School on several occasions. Plus, she served as she Emerson College 2007 Balfour Distinguished Lecturer and she is now serving as the Producer-in-Residence at Emerson College, School of the Arts in Boston. What's more, her extensive resume includes the role of Executive Producer of sitcoms like "Sister, Sister," "Smart Guy," as well as the weekly variety program "Showtime at the Apollo."