28 Facts About Jermaine Dupri

1. Jermaine Dupri has never been married but has had an interesting dating history.

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2. Jermaine Dupri was once known to be one of the wealthiest in the industry.

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3. Jermaine Dupri had a major breakthrough in the year 1993 when he created his own So So Def label.

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4. Jermaine Dupri made his debut as a producer in the year 1990 with a female hip hop trio called the Silk Tymes Leather.

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5. Jermaine Dupri said it was like a hip-hop version of The Wizard of Oz, starring himself as the Wizard.

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6. In 1998, Jermaine Dupri stepped out from behind the curtain, front and center, to release his own record.

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7. Jermaine Dupri started in the business at an early age, discovering and promoting the young rap duo Kriss Kross while he was still a teenager himself.

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8. The Daily Mail reports that Jermaine Dupri purchased it in 2005 for $3.2 million.

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9. Jermaine Dupri was born in 1972 to Tina Mosley and Michael Mauldin.

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10. Jermaine Dupri has an estimated net worth of $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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11. Jermaine Dupri told the Hollywood Reporter that his studio was worth $2.5 million and his music catalogue a whopping $20 million.

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12. Jermaine Dupri has another daughter, Shaniah Mauldin, with  a woman named Pam Sweat.

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13. Jermaine Dupri has dealt with financial issues for most of the 2000s.

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14. Jermaine Dupri went on to discover artists like Da Brat and Xscape, who released platinum albums of their own.

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15. Jermaine Dupri has made the bulk of his fortune from his music career.

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16. Jermaine Dupri took a lot of heat for accepting the call to be a part of the Super Bowl festivities.

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17. Jermaine Dupri met much criticism after he partnered with the Super Bowl host committee to produce a series of free concerts at Centennial Olympic Park, located a couple of blocks from where Super Bowl 53 will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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18. Jermaine Dupri stepped on the scene with So So Def records,  pushing ATL rap into mainstream markets with teen-friendly groups like Xscape, Da Brat and Kris Kross.

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19. Jermaine Dupri acknowledged his issues with the league's treatment of Kaepernick but wants to provide a platform for Atlanta artists.

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20. From that initial snub, Jermaine Dupri said his "mind started spinning" on how to get as many artists from Atlanta involved with the huge platform.

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21. Jermaine Dupri is vegan and has promoted the plant-based diet through PETA.

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22. Jermaine Dupri returned for her ninth album, Discipline in 2008, producing the single "Rock With U".

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23. In early 2006, Jermaine Dupri signed both Dem Franchize Boyz and Daz Dillinger to his label So So Def after transferring it from Arista Records to Virgin Records.

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24. In 1998, Jermaine Dupri was involved in the release of Destiny's Child's eponymous debut album.

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25. Jermaine Dupri established his own record label called So So Def in 1993.

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26. Jermaine Dupri made an appearance in their music video for the song "Freaks Come Out At Night".

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27. Jermaine Dupri got his start as a dancer for the hip hop group Whodini when he was twelve.

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28. Jermaine Dupri was born in Asheville, North Carolina and was raised in Atlanta.

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