Kareem Burke Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $10 M|
|Full Name Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke|
|Birth Date 19 January 1974|
|Age 48 years|
|Birthplace Harlem, New York, United States|
|Profession Producer, Entrepreneur, Record Executive|
|Zodiac Sign Capricorn|
|Active Years 1995-Present|
Kareem Burke is an American film producer, rapper and record producer. He is best known for co-founding Roc-A-Fella Records as silent partneralong with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Damon “Dame” Dash. He also co-founded Rocawear clothing brand in 1999 and Roc-a-fella subsidiary ROC Films.
Kareem Burke Personal Life
Kareem Burke was born on 19 January, 1974 in Harlem, New York, United States. He has many siblings namely: Robert ‘Bobalob’ Burke, Kyambo R. ‘Hip-Hop’ Joshua, and twins Jamil ‘Mal’ Clay and a sistLif.
Kareem Burke Career
Roc-a-fella Records took a start as an independent hip hop record label and music management company. It was officially incorporated in New York on 8 January 1996.The music label reached the height of prominence during 2000-2005. The label produced Jay Z’s first independent album. It also represented several big names: The Notorious B.I.G., Camp Lo, Da Ranjahz, Sauce Money, Jaz-O and Memphis Bleek. Later, became a division of Def Jam Records in 1997. In 2013, label became defunct. It has a subsidiary named ROC Films which produced movies such as Streets Is Watching (1998), Backstage (2000), State Property (2002), Paid in Full (2002), Paper Soldiers (2002), Death of a Dynasty (2003), Fade to Black (2004), State Property 2 (2005).
Burke executive produced the film ‘O.G.’ for HBO on February 23, 20192018. Biggs announced on social media an Emmy nomination for documentary film ‘It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It’ in August 2020. Burke co-directed and executive produced the project which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. ‘It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It’ is known to be first widely released documentary to be directed by men still incarcerated in a maximum-security prison.
Kareem Burke Net Worth
Kareem Burke has a net worth of approximately $10 million estimated in the year 2022. His main sources of income are royalty from productions, executive productions, sales of Rocawear clothing brand which was later purchased by Iconix for over $200 million. His basic income is generated from being a successful film producer. Previously, he earned from Roc-a-fella records which now operates as a subsidiary of Universal Music Group and is distributed by Island Def Jam Motown Music Group.
After prison time, he collaborated with Nike to launch the Roc-A-Fella Air Force 1 shoe for the sneaker’s 35th anniversary, started several clothing lines and even explored a caffeinated chocolate snack called BEON. Kareem also works as Saint Jhn’s manager, who is a famous hip hop artist & American rapper ever since he heard his music at a listening party.
Kareem Burke Legal Issues
Biggs was sent to jail for 5 years on 4 June 2012 after pleading guilty for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilos of marijuana. Burke had to forfeit $15000 cash, a BMW, his $660,000 house in new jersey along with his time in prison. Burke was released from prison in November 2015.
Kareem Burke Body Features
|Height 6 ft|
|Weight 76 kg|
|Eye Color Brown|
|Hair Color Black|