1. What is Jason Flom Net Worth?
Jason Flom is a music industry mogul and entrepreneur who has amassed a net worth of over $200 million. He is the founder of Lava Records, one of the most successful labels in the world, with artists such as Lady Gaga, Kid Rock and 3 Doors Down. He also founded Virgin Records America and served as its CEO for 14 years. In addition to his music career, Flom has invested in numerous startups including Uber, Twitter and Spotify.
2. Jason Flom Early Life
Flom was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1958 to an Orthodox Jewish family. His father was a lawyer and his mother worked as a librarian at Yeshiva University. As a young man he attended Yeshiva University High School before enrolling at New York University where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. After college he began working as an assistant at Atlantic Records before eventually rising through the ranks to become head of A&R (Artist & Repertoire). It was during this time that he developed relationships with many influential figures in the music industry including legendary producer Quincy Jones who became one of his mentors.
3. Jason Flom Career
In 1995, Flom left Atlantic Records to become the CEO of Virgin Records America where he played an integral role in signing some of the biggest acts in music history including Lenny Kravitz, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smashing Pumpkins and Janet Jackson amongst others. In 1998 he founded his own label Lava Records which quickly gained traction due to its unique approach to artist development and marketing strategies that focused on breaking new talent rather than relying on established artists for success. This strategy paid off as Lava soon had some of the biggest names in music under their umbrella including Kid Rock, 3 Doors Down, Uncle Kracker and Simple Plan amongst others.
4. Jason Flom Biography
Flom has written two books about his experiences within the music industry: “Loudmouth: Tales (and Fantasies) from Music’s Edge” and “Do What You Want: The Story Of Bad Boy Records” which chronicles Sean “Diddy” Combs’ rise to fame within hip hop culture. He is also an active philanthropist having donated millions of dollars to various charities over the years including Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch and The Innocence Project which works to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing technology.
5. Jason Flom Height & Weight
Jason Flom stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall (178 cm) and weighs approximately 175 lbs (79 kg). His date of birth is October 28th 1958 making him 61 years old as of 2019. His nationality is American-Jewish but he also holds Israeli citizenship due to his parents being born there before they immigrated to America shortly after World War II ended in 1945.