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Clive Davis Net Worth

Clive Davis Net Worth is
$800 Million

Clive Davis Biography

Clive Davis was born in 1932, in New York. He is a well-known music industry executive and record producer. Clive is perhaps best known as the former president of “Columbia Records”, and also as the founder of “J Records” and “Arista Records”. In addition to this, Davis has worked with such artists as Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and many others. During his career as a producer, Davis has won four Grammy Awards, President’s Merit Award and Grammy Trustees Award. What is more, in 2000 Clive was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

So how rich is Clive Davis? It is estimated that Clive’s net worth is $800 million. It is clear that Clive Davis is one of the most popular and most successful producer in the industry, and Clive has achieved this sum during his many years of hard work and his determination. There is a possibility that Clive Davis’ net worth will change in the future.

Clive Davis Net Worth $800 Million

Davis’ parents died when he was only a teenager, so he had to overcome many problems and try to live a normal life. Clive studied at the New York University College of Arts and Science and later at the Harvard Law School. After graduating, Clive started working in a small firm and then later worked as an assistant counsel in “Columbia Records”. This was the time when Clive’s net worth began growing, continuing in 1965 when Davis became the administrative vice-president and general manager, soon being appointed president, and this had a huge impact on the growth of Clive Davis’ net worth. While Davis was working at the “Columbia Records”, he signed up with such artists as “Aerosmith”, “Blood, Sweat & Tears”, “Pink Floyd”, “The Chamber Brothers” and others.

In 1974 Clive founded his own record label, called “Arista Records”. Davis has signed many artists to “Arista Records”, but one of the most famous singers was Whitney Houston, who Clive saw performing and invited her to become a part of “Arista Records”. The fact that Whitney Houston became one of the most successful artists in the music industry, influenced the growth of Davis’s net worth a lot. As mentioned before, Davis is also a founder of another record label, entitled “J Records”, soon after founding which Davis started working with “Sony Music Entertainments” and now he is the CEO of this company. This is one of the main sources of Clive Davis’ net worth.

Talk about his personal life, it can be said that Davis has been married twice, but both of his marriages ended in divorce. Clive has four children and six grandchildren. What is more, in 2013 Davis announced that he is bisexual, and has even had relationships with men.

All in all, Clive Davis is a really interesting personality and a very hardworking man. He has achieved a lot during his career and now can be proud of what he has done in the music industry.

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Quick Facts

Full NameClive Davis
Net Worth$800 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 15, 1976
Place Of BirthBrooklyn
Height1.73 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Businessperson, Music executive
EducationNew York University, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJanet Adelberg, Helen Cohen, Barbara Davis, Janet Adelberg, Helen Cohen, Barbara Davis
ChildrenDoug Davis, Lauren Davis, Mitchell Davis, Fred Davis, Doug Davis, Fred Davis, Lauren Davis, Mitchell Davis
ParentsFlorence Davis, Herman Davis, Florence Davis, Herman Davis
NicknamesClive Jay Davis
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Clive-Davis/190338346685
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/michellebeisner
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Beisner
AwardsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Trustees Award, World Music Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution To The Music Industry, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Trustees Award, World Music Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution To The Music Industry
NominationsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Tony Award for Best Musical


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Served as a guest judge on the American Idol panel along with Simon, Paula, and Randy for the May 18th show. [May 2004]
2New York, NY, USA: In his memoir entitled "The Soundtrack of My Life," released this month at the age of 80, Davis revealed he was bisexual. He also embroiled himself in a bit of a duel with Kelly Clarkson over his role in pushing her hit song "Since U Been Gone." [February 2013]
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1501 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
4Chief Creative Officer at Sony BMG. [2008]
5Founded Arista Records in 1974.
6After a government investigation of the record industry, he was fired as president of CBS Records amid charges of financial irregularities and using company expenses for personal use.
7Signed Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Chicago, Billy Joel, Blood Sweat & Tears and Bruce Springsteen.
8Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 (under the category Non-Performer).


Quotes

#Quote
1My "act" was schoolwork. I was your basic, garden-variety, ambitious, upwardly mobile, hard-working Jewish boy from Brooklyn. I was bound to go beyond my parents. It was simply the way things were.
2[About Whitney Houston's smoking, and her relationship with Bobby Brown]] [Her smoking] is like leaving a priceless Stradivarius out in the sun . . . I don't believe Bobby caused Whitney's problems, but the two of them brought out the worst in each other.
3[To Barry Manilow ] If you were Irving Berlin, we would know it by now!
4[on Whitney Houston] You wait for a voice like that for a lifetime. You wait for a face like that, a smile like that, a presence like that, for a lifetime. And when one person embodies it all, well, it takes your breath away.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Vanguard AwardImage Awards
1997Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on January 28, 1997 at 1501 Vine Street
1994Special Award of MeritPublicists Guild of America


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Americans2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012writer: "All Out of Love"
ParaNorman2012writer: "All Out of Love" - as Clive J. Davis
Shameless2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hung2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supernatural2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Animal Kingdom2010writer: "All Out of Love"
Old Dogs2009/Iwriter: "All Out Of Love"
The Office2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summerhood2008writer: "All Out of Love"
Transsiberian2008writer: "All Out Of Love" "Little Storm"
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dukes of Hazzard2005writer: "All Out of Love"
The Wedding Date2005writer: "All Out of Love"
Dawn of the Dead2004writer: "All Out Of Love"
South Park2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Twinni2003writer: "All Out of Love"
Bad Company2002writer: "All Out Of Love"
Van Wilder2002writer: "I'm All Out Of Love"
Out Cold2001writer: "All Out Of Love"
Undergrads2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Safe Men1998writer: "All Out of Love"
Happiness1998writer: "All Out of Love"
Playgirl1981writer: "All Out of Love"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Santana Corazon: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It2014TV Movie documentary executive producer
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston2012TV Movie documentary producer - as Clive J. Davis
A&E in Concert: Rod Stewart2002TV Special executive producer: J Records
O-Town: O2 - An Exclusive V.I.P. Look2002Video documentary short executive producer
Whitney Houston: Fine2000Video short executive producer

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boys on the Side1995executive soundtrack producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perfect1985creative consultant: Arista

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fort Apache2013Short special thanks
Great Performances2005TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story2005Documentary special thanks
Sarah McLachlan: Afterglow Live2004Video documentary thanks: BMG
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music1998TV Special documentary special thanks
The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light - Live from London1989Video special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SongpoetDocumentary filmingHimself
American Masters2012-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago2016DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2012-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash: American Rebel2015DocumentaryHimself
Janis: Little Girl Blue2015DocumentaryHimself - President of Columbia Records 1967-1973
Today2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Voice2015TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances2015TV MovieHimself
Billboard's Women in Music2014Video shortHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Musc Producer
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHimself
Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty2014DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2000-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Always Whitney Houston2012Himself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHimself
Do It Again2010DocumentaryHimself
The X Factor2009TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Am I Black Enough for You2009DocumentaryHimself
Iconoclasts2008TV Series documentaryHimself
American Idol2004-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Judge
Biography2001-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Randy Jackson2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - President, Arista Records 1974-99
World Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Special Award Recipient
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2004TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Record Producer (segment "The Man with the Golden Ears")
Urban Soul: The Making of Modern R&B2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Journeys in Black2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - President, J Records
Behind the Music2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits2000Video documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music1998TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 31th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Return of Bruno1987TV MovieHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of2014TV SeriesHimself - Music Mogul
The O'Reilly Factor2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Record Producer (segment "The Man with the Golden Ears")
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