Who is Teddy Riley and what is his net worth 2018? Teddy Riley is an American singer-songwriter, hip-hop rapper and record producer. He is credited for bringing major impacts and influence on the Hip-hop, R&B, pop and soul music since the 1980s. He has done production works, for music legends like Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Usher and Jane Child etc.
Edward Theodore Riley was born in 1967 on 8th October to Mildred Riley. He was born and brought up in Harlem, New York in the St. Nicholas Houses. He became a child prodigy at the age of five, playing different instruments in the church. His uncle owned a club called ‘The Rooftop’, which also consisted of a studio, where Teddy spent most of the time growing up.
By the time he turned 14, New York City’s Rappers started making music on his songs. He is known for making hip-hop, contemporary R&B, and New Jack Swing. He is married to Donna Roberts. The couple has eight children together named, Dejanee Riley, Nia Riley, Bobbie Riley, Samar Riley, Taja Riley, TJ Riley and Lil Teddy Riley.
Teddy Riley took an early start in his career, started playing instruments at the church from age five, and writing songs for rappers by the age of 14. When Teddy was only 17, he produced Kool Moe Dee’s single ‘Go See the Doctor’. He has worked with labels like MCA, DreamWorks, Uptown, and Interscope. He has also been a part of two bands in his career, Guy, and Blackstreet.
Teddy made three studio albums with Guy, titled ‘The Future’, ‘Guy III’, and ‘Guy’. He made four albums with Blackstreet called ‘Blackstreet’, ‘Finally’, ‘Another Level’, and ‘Level II’.
He has also worked with singers like MC Hammer, Snoop Dogg, Girls’ Generation, Patti Labelle, EXO, SWV, Heavy D. & the Boys, Today and RaNia etc. Looking at the popularity of Korean Pop music in America, Teddy also stepped into Korean music market and has worked with singer Jay Park, on a track ‘Demon’, which he originally created for Michael Jackson. Later he has also worked with RaNia, which is a Korean Girl Band.
Some of Teddy’s biggest hits include songs like ‘Do the Right Thing’, ‘My Fantasy’, ‘Wanna Get With U’, ‘Is It Good To You’, ‘Let’s Chill’ and ‘You Can Call Me Crazy’ etc.
In 1993, Riley won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Engineered Album’ category and a NAACP Image Award in 1998 for Outstanding Album. Teddy Riley was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011. In 2016 Teddy was honoured with the Soul Train Music Legend Award.
Net Worth of Teddy Riley
Teddy Riley has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. He has made his fortune worth millions, by working as a musician, performer, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is literally earning money from every direction. He also makes millions by performing live and going to tours.
Teddy Riley is one of the greatest music producers and songwriters in the hip-hop industry. His music brought an evolution in contemporary R&B in the initial days of his career during the 1980’s. He has helped musicians like Usher and Michael Jackson etc, who are idolised in the industry. He has managed to stay relevant in the industry by catching up with the changing music trends. He is a dynamic artist, whose music is also evolving with time.