Lyor Cohen is an entrepreneur and record executive. He was active in hip hop record labels for more than 30 years. He used to manage rappers for Rush Productions. Lyor became a leader at Warner Music Group. In 2012 he resigned and started his label named 300 Entertainment. He was also a YouTuber and was named YouTube’s Global Head of Music.
Lyor Cohen Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $150 M|
|Full Name Lyor Cohen|
|Birth Date 3 October 1959|
|Age 62 years|
|Birthplace New York, U.S.|
|Profession Record executive, entrepreneur|
|Wife E.K. Smith, Xin Li, Amy Cohen|
Lyor Cohen Early Life
Lyor Cohen was born on 3 October 1959 in New York, U.S. He has American Israeli nationality, and he grew up in Los Angeles. He went to the University of Miami School of Business and got a degree in 1981. Later he went to the University of Miami and after graduation, he worked in the Beverly Hills office of Bank Leumi.
Lyor Cohen Career
Lyor Cohen 1984 promoted rock and rap shows and later moved to New York. He worked at Rush Productions. He worked as a Run-DMC’s Road manager and was getting promoted day by day. In 1987 he started signing artists for Rush. He got an endorsement deal with Adidas. Lyor and Simmons formed Rush Associated Labels. In 1994 he and Simmons teamed up for Def Jam’s departure from Sony. Lyor runs Def Jam day-to-day. Lyor and PolyGram paired up and he worked with many new rappers that were gaining success in their careers. In 1998 PolyGram was purchased by Seagram. In 1998 PolyGram, Island, Mercury, and Def Jam were merged into one named The Island Def Jam. Lyor was the co-president. He was the first hip-hop president.
In 2001 Lyor was included in Island Def Jam’s Roadrunner which was a heavy-metal Label. In 2004 Lyor left Island Def Jam and got into Warner. He was WMG’s chairman and chief executive. In September Lyor had an agreement with YouTube and started sharing Warner artists’ videos there. This was the first licensed content on YouTube. In 2012 he left Warner and in 2013 he started his own company named 300 Entertainments. His company was part of a record label. In 2016 Lyor joined YouTube as Global Head of Music. Lyor is now on board of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lyor Cohen Wife
Lyor Cohen and E.K. Smith got married on April 1, 1988. They met during the recording of a music video. He married Amy and they got divorced in 2006 as things were not good between them. In 2016 Lyor married Xin Li who was a basketball player and is currently a model.
Lyor Cohen Net Worth
Lyor Cohen has a net worth of $150 million estimated in 2022. He has his name in the world’s richest businessman. He bought a $9.175 million townhouse and sold it for almost $25 million in 2012. In 2014 he bought an $11.4 million NYC townhouse.
Lyor Cohen Body Features
|Height 1.96 m|
|Weight 78 kg|
|Eye Color Grey|
|Hair Color Black|