Timbaland Net Worth

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Timbaland Net Worth:
$85 Million

Timbaland Net Worth: Timbaland is an American producer, songwriter, and rapper who has a net worth of $85 million dollars. Timbaland's first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine…the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine. After work on Aaliyah's second studio album in 1996, One in a Million and Missy Elliott's debut studio album Supa Dupa Fly in 1997, Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip hop artists.

Early Life: Timothy Zachary Mosely (aka Timbaland) was born on March 10, 1972, in Norfolk, Virginia. His mom Latrice ran a homeless shelter and his dad, Garland worked for Amtrak. He has a brother named Sebastian and a sister named Courtney.  In 1986, when Timbaland was 14 years old, he was accidentally shot by a co-worker at a local Red Lobster restaurant and was partially paralyzed for nine months.  During this time, he began to learn how to DJ using his left hand. Timbaland graduated from Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1990. He was known as DJ Tim/DJ Timmy Tim during his DJing days. In high school, Timbaland began a long collaboration with rapper Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff. He also joined the production group S.B. I. (Surrounded By Idiots) which also featured Pharrell Williams.

Career: Singer and rapper Missy Elliott heard Timbaland's song and took him with her to New York when her R&B group Sista signed with Swing Mob record label. DaVante Swing of Jodeci signed Elliott and her group to the label. It was Swing who renamed the young rapper Timbaland, after the Timberland brand of construction boots that were very popular at that time. He and Magoo became part of SCI Zakys School stable of Swing Mob signees known as "Da Bassment" crew, joining artists such as R&B singer Ginuwine, male vocal group Playa, and the girl group Sugah. Timbaland did production work on a number of projects with DeVante, including the 1995 Jodeci LP The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, and Sista's (unreleased) debut LP 4 All the Sistas Around da World. Elliott began receiving recognition as a songwriter for artists such as R&B girl group 702 and MC Lyte. Due to Timbaland's connection with her, he was often contacted to produce remixes of her songs.

Timbaland found success in the pop and R&B industry in the late 1990s. Timbaland produced a long list of hits, primarily for a select group of artists such as Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Ginuwine, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Justin Timberlake. He is known for infusing a sense of individuality and creativity into his productions. His signature stuttering bass-heavy bounce beats offset resounding high-end synth stabs, often accompanied by his own quiet whispering beneath the track—as well as absolutely no sampling, make his work very recognizable.

Timbaland started his own record label, Beat Club, with his own list of artists including Ms. Jade and Bubba Sparxxx. From 1997 through 2003, he released three Timbaland & Magoo albums and 1998's Tim's Bio—a solo album. Released in 2007, Timbaland Presents Shock Value, along with its 2009 sequel, used a mixture of vocalists, rappers, and rock bands. The albums had a couple of major hits, including Give It to Me, featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, which reached No. 1 on the Hot 100, while The Way I Are, with Keri Hilson and D.O.E., topped out at the third position.

Timbaland helped produce many albums for various artists in 2008, including Madonna's Hard Candy, Ashlee Simpson's Bittersweet World, Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World, Flo Rida's Mail On Sunday, Letoya Luckett's Lady Love, Lindsay Lohan's Spirit in the Dark, Chris Cornell's Scream, JoJo's All I Want Is Everything, Nicole Scherzinger's Her Name is Nicole, Missy Elliott's Block Party, Matt Pokora's MP3, The Pussycat Dolls's Doll Domination, Busta Rhymes's B.O.M.B, Jennifer Hudson's début album, Samantha Jade's My Name Is Samantha Jade, New Kids on the Block's The Block, and Keshia Chanté's Night & Day.

Timbaland produced the Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Believe by Dima Bilan, which was co-written by Bilan and Jim Beanz. The song then won the contest when it was held in Belgrade, Serbia in May 2008. In late 2010, Timbaland was featured on the deluxe edition of Chris Brown's album, F.A.M.E., producing the songs "Paper, Scissors, Rock" (featuring Big Sean) and the Japan-only bonus track, "Talk Ya Ear Off." Timbaland was also featured on David Guetta's album, Nothing But the Beat, on "I Just Wanna F." Timbaland also worked with Demi Lovato; he produced and had a small feature in her song "All Night Long" on Lovato's Unbroken album.

In 2019, Timbaland began teaching through Masterclass, providing an instructional series on production and beat-making.

Timbaland Earnings By Year:

2007: $21 million
2008: $22 million
2009: $17 million
2010: $14 million
2011: $7 million
2012: $6 million
2013: $10 million
2014: $7 million
2015: $9 million
2016: $6 million
2017: $8 million
2018: $7 million

Total: $134 million


Personal Life: Timbaland married Monique Idlett in 2008. In 2013, she filed for divorce. She asked Timbaland to pay child support for their then 5-year-old daughter and her then 10-year-old child from a previous relationship. He was asked to provide Monique with permanent alimony and life insurance. He was also asked to pay for private schooling, vacations, summer camp, and other expenses. Monique also requested that he pay her legal fees, as she had to borrow money from a friend to hire an attorney.

Timbaland has three children, Reign Mosley, Demetrius Mosley, and Frankie Mosley.

In February 2008 the first Fashion against AIDS collection was launched and sold in H&M stores in 28 countries. Timbaland designed a T-shirt print, posed for the campaign, and spoke out in a video, to help raise HIV/AIDS awareness among urban youth and to advocate safe sex.

Plagiarism Accusations: Timbaland has been hit with plagiarism accusations on more than one occasion. In January 2007, Timbaland was accused of plagiarizing several elements (both motifs and samples) in the song "Do It" on the 2006 album Loose by Nelly Furtado without giving credit or compensation.

In July 2009, Timbaland reached a settlement agreement with David Cortopassi, the composer of the 1967  song Spazz. The settlement was in lieu of a copyright lawsuit over Timbaland's song "Throw It on Me" from his Shock Value album.

In January 2014, a Swiss newspaper revealed another plagiarism case concerning the track "Versus" by Jay-Z, which was produced by Timbaland. The track's instrumental is very similar to, if not directly sampled from "On the Way" by Swiss musician Bruno Spoerri.  The plagiarism case was settled by March 2015. Jay-Z and Timbaland were to pay 50% from the song's revenue to Spoerri as royalties for the music, with Jay-Z retaining 50% for the lyrics.

Real Estate: In December 2019, Timbaland bought a mansion in Coral Gables, Florida for $7.9 million. The 8,600 square foot home has seven bedrooms, eight bedrooms, and is located in the gated community of Hammock Lakes.

Timbaland Net Worth


Net Worth:$85 Million
Date of Birth:Mar 10, 1972 (48 years old)
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)
Profession:Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Keyboard Player, Singer, Actor, Rapper, Film Score Composer, Disc jockey
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020
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