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Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Producer

Date of Birth: Jan 24, 1958

Nicknames: Medina, Benny

Country: United States of America

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Benny Medina net worth: Businessman Benny Medina has an impressive net worth of $20 million. Benny Medina generated his net worth from managing the some of the most legendary acts in the music industry. He also owns Medina Company. The son of the legendary jazz drummer, Ahmad 'Benny' Medina, started out as a lead singer and co-songwriter of the R&B/Disco group, Apollo back in the late 1970s. Medina then went on to become the head A&R for Motown - at the age of just 24. Medina wrote and produced materials for Motown greats like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Billy Preston, Teena Marie and Rick James. He then went on to Warner Bros. Records, collaborating with Ray Charles, Babyface, Chaka Khan, Madonna and Fleetwood Mac. Life after Warner Bros. grew from strength to strength, as Medina formed a management and production company, Medina/Pollack Entertainment, alongside long time friend Jeff Pollack. They are the brains behind the films: Booty Call, Above the Rim and Maid in Manhattan. Despite his impressive collaborations with big acts, Medina is best known for launching and managing Jennifer Lopez's career. He also aided Seam Combs with his fragrance and clothing empire. Although Medina has an eye-brow raising track record, he was fired by Brandy, Usher and Mariah Carey.
Benny Medina (born January 24, 1958) is the CEO of The Medina Company and son of legendary Jazz drummer Ahmad "Benny" Medina. He has worked in the music business as a producer, talent manager and record executive. He has been involved in the careers of a variety of recording artists and performers throughout his career.
Medina attended Beverly Hills High where he met Kerry Gordy. The antics/escapades of Medina living with the Gordy family is the basis for the 1990 Will Smith show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Medina started his career with the group Apollo, who released their self titled debut on Gordy/Motown in 1979. Medina was the lead singer, other members included Kerry Gordy (keyboards), Cliff Liles (bass), Lenny Greene (drums) and Larry Robinson (guitar). Medina co-wrote three of the seven tracks, including "Astro Disco," for which they are best known. The album was produced by Ray Singleton, former wife of Motown founder Berry Gordy.
At age 24, Medina became the head of A&R for Motown, working as a protege to Berry Gordy. Under Gordy, Medina wrote and produced for legendary Motown acts such as The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Billy Preston, Rick James and Teena Marie.
Medina then moved on to Warner Bros. Records, where executive Mo Ostin tasked him to build and cultivate the careers of the company's urban artists as VP/GM of the Urban Music Division. While at Warner Bros., Medina collaborated with artists such as Ray Charles, Babyface, Prince and Chaka Khan as well as Madonna, Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac. He also wrote and produced for Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante and Monie Love.
After leaving Warner Bros., Medina and longtime friend Jeff Pollack formed Medina/Pollack Entertainment, which grew into a full service management and production company. They masterminded a variety of projects, including Booty Call, Above the Rim, and Maid in Manhattan.
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Primary Wave Names Steven Greener Head of Music Talent Management

Greener will also continue to manage his personal clients at Primary Wave, where he is a partner. Greener began his career working alongside Benny Medina and Jeff Pollack managing Will Smith. He then transitioned into film, producing “Above the Rim ...
Posted: August 18, 2017, 5:00 am

‘The Fosters’ Episode Guide (Aug. 15): Jude and Taylor Make Gaming Videos

Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc. in association with Freeform.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:10 pm

Jennifer Lopez Sued By Former Driver -- You Let Benny Medina TREAT Me Like Crap

who claims the singer's powerful manager Benny Medina HUMILIATED him ... and destroyed his career. According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Hakob Manoukian claims he started driving for J.Lo and Marc Anthony in 2005 ... and over time they loved him so ...
Posted: April 30, 2012, 10:05 am

Benny Medina on Jennifer Lopez dating 24-year-old: ‘She lets obsessive guys pursue her’

Jennifer Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, says that the singer and actress has a habit of letting “obsessive guys pursue her” and was on “fertile ground” to be swept off her feet following her split from husband Marc Anthony. Medina, the manager ...
Posted: March 14, 2012, 7:03 pm

Jeffrey Ian Pollack's tragic death: Discovery of producer's body on jogging path leaves behind grief, questions

"So young, so healthy...Life. Wow! RIP Jeff, We'll always have "above the rim". Love Boogaloo." Business partner Benny Medina also expressed his grief in a statement to "He was my partner, but first and foremost, a great and loyal friend whom ...
Posted: December 27, 2013, 4:12 am
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