Jerry Heller Net Worth
Jerry Heller net worth: Jerry Heller was an American music manager, writer, and businessman who had a net worth of $20 million. Jerry Heller was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio in October 1940. He was best known for being the manager of the rap group N.W.A. as well as Eazy-E. Heller gained fame when he imported Pink Floyd and Elton John for their first major American tours in the 1960s and 1970s. Over the years represented artists such as Marvin Gaye, Journey, Van Morrison, Average White Band, War, Eric Burdon, ELO, Ike & Tina Turner, Crosby Stills and Nash, Otis Redding, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grand Funk Railroad, the Who, Styx, Black Sabbath, Four Tops, REO Speedwagon, Jose Feliciano, Dr. John, and more. Heller is looked at as a pioneer of the West Coast rap music movement. He co-founded Ruthless Records with Eazy-E and helped groups like the Black Eyed Peas and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. He served in the United States Army and opened the Heller-Fischel Agency in Beverly Hills, California. Heller's memoir Ruthless: A Memoir was published in 2006. He is played by Paul Giamatti in the 2015 movie Straight Outta Compton. The same year Heller filed multiple lawsuits against members of N.W.A. as well as NBCUniversal for portraying him in a negative light in the movie. Jerry Heller died on September 3, 2016 at the age of 75. At the time of his death, Heller still lived two doors down from the Eazy-E's former infamous mansion where wild parties were held. Heller also still owned and drove a white BMW that had the license plate "RTHLSS2". The BMW was a gift from Eazy-E.