What is Rick Rubin's net worth? McCartney 3, 2, 1 Hulu doc sheds light on producer's role

Leigh McManus July 17, 2021
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What is Rick Rubin’s net worth? The record producer talks in-depth to Paul McCartney about the Beatles’ back catalogue in new Hulu docuseries McCartney 3, 2, 1. Now people want to know more about the music and career of Rubin himself.

What is Hulu’s McCartney 3, 2, 1?

McCartney 3, 2, 1 is a docuseries that premiered on streaming service Hulu on Friday, 16 July.

Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin revisit the making of some of the most famous Beatles songs during the six-part series.

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“The point of the series is to try to demystify some of that and understand the actual process behind creating what we are considering magic,” said director Zachary Heinzerling.

Salon writes the series is “an insider’s look at the musical composition and recording artistry behind history’s most vaunted pop-music catalogue”.

Who is Rick Rubin?

Frederick Jay “Rick” Rubin is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.

Along with Russell Simmons, he is co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, while he also established American Recordings.

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Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin attend the Universal Music Group Chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge’s annual Grammy Awards viewing party on 10 February, 2013 in Brentwood, California

He founded Def Jam in 1984 and operated it out of a dorm room at New York University, where he was a student at the time.

The 58-year-old New Yorker holds nine Grammy Awards, including album of the year, which he won with the Dixie Chicks and Adele in 2007 and 2012 respectively.

Rubin won his first career Grammy as producer in 1997. He won best country album for Johnny Cash’s Unchained.

In 2016 Rubin was honoured with The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award during the Producers & Engineers Wing’s annual Grammy Week event “in recognition of his creative and sonic excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music”, according to Grammy.com.

What is his net worth?

Rubin has worked with some of the world’s most famous and best-selling artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Mick Jagger, ACDC, Neil Diamond, Jay-Z, Tom Petty and many others.

In 1991 he guided Red Hot Chili Peppers to multiplatinum success with Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

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Rick Rubin speaks during Black Sabbath Reunion Press Conference at Whisky a Go Go on 11 November, 2011 in West Hollywood, California

Rubin chose not to attend the 2007 Grammys but still exerted a quiet dominance on the industry’s sales charts.

He had production credit on two of the five nominees for album of the year, namely the Dixie Chicks’ Taking the Long Way, which won the award, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium.

He had also contributed to a third nominee – Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex / LoveSounds.

These successes led to him being named co-chairman of Columbia Records three months after the ceremony. Success continued and it is estimated that through his positions at the top of massive recording companies and also through sales, Rubin is worth about $250 million.

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Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.