Randy Jackson is a professional musician and record producer, but he may be best known for his appearances on the television show “American Idol.” Randy Jackson was born in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, on June 23, 1956. Jackson married his current wife, Erika, in 1995. Zoe and Jordan are the children that they have had together. Jackson also has another child, Taylor, that he had with his first wife.
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2. Income & Salary
Randy Jackson was an extremely talented bassist that played with Carlos Santana, Journey and Jerry Garcia in the 1980s. Jackson would then use his musical talents to produce records for several talented artists including Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Randy Jackson became a national celebrity when he started on “American Idol” in 2002. It was recently announced that Jackson will not be a judge for the upcoming season, but he will be mentoring the contestants once they make the final rounds. He remains the only original member of the “American Idol” that has remain on the show during its entire run.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Randy Jackson is estimated to have a net worth of $40 million. Jackson earned approximately $10 million for his work on “American Idol” in 2011 and 2012. It is not yet known what his salary will be for his reduced role on the show in 2013, but it should be substantial less money. In addition to the money he earns on “American Idol,” Jackson is still earning money on his music each year. He also hosts a radio show that is syndicated throughout the United States.Photo By Yahoo! Blog from Sunnyvale, California, USA (American Idol’s Randy Jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons