|Net Worth:||$85 Million|
|Born:||March 10, 1972|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Record Producer|
Timothy Zachery Mosley, popularly known as Timbaland, is an American rapper, singer, record producer and songwriter who is best known for his hits ‘Give It to Me’ and ‘Cry Me a River’.
Timbaland began his career as one of the rapping duo Timbaland and Magoo.
As of 2019, Timbaland’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million dollars.
Timothy Zachery Mosley was born in Norfolk, Virginia on the 10th of March, 1972.
His father worked with Amtrak while his mother ran a homeless shelter. Mosley has a younger brother and a sister. He attended Salem High School in Virginia Beach.
When Mosley was 14 years old he worked at a local restaurant called Red Lobster. During that time, he began to learn how to work as a DJ and after that he was called DJ Tim or DJ Timmy Tim.
Mosley and Magoo were introduced by Missy Elliott to record producer DeVante Swing, who named Mosley as Timbaland.
He began working with DeVante on a number of projects like the 1995 Jodeci’s album ‘The Snow, the After Party, the Hotel’. The sound he introduced in one of the songs of the album, ‘Pony’, became a popular pop music style of the 1990s.
Timbaland and Magoo dropped their debut album ‘Welcome to Our World’ in 1997 with 18 tracks. The album became a huge hit and the same year he also produced Misso Elliott’s second album ‘Da Real World’ which was another huge hit.
In 2000, he produced numerous hit tracks like Ludacris ‘Rollout (My Business)’. In 2001 he and Maggoo released their second album ‘Indecent Proposal.
His third solo album ‘Shock Value II’ was released in 2009 in the UK and the USA. The next year, Timbaland produced Chris Brown’s album, ‘F.A.M.E’ which had the tracks ‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’ and ‘Talk Ya Ear Off’.
The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 270,000 copies in its first week.
Here are some of the best highlights of Timbaland’s career:
- Exit Wounds (Album, 2001)
- The Way I Are (Song, 2007)
- BET Hip-Hop (Best Producer, 2007) – Won
- Shock Value (Album, 2007)
- Carry Out (Song, 2009)
- Pass At Me (Song, 2011)
Favorite Quotes From Timbaland
“I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mum bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.” – Timbaland
I listen to a lot of alternative types of music: I listen to a lot of Chinese music, I listen to a lot of Asian music. It might surprise you, but I listen to a lot of Arabic music. And I don’t care – music is music. – Timbaland
“Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer. The key is to find them before they’re hot.” – Timbaland
“I don’t repeat myself and I don’t look back because everything is hard work and the only way forward is to continue to be creative.” – Timbaland
“It means to me I get to spread my joy to the world. Meaning I love music so I know how it makes me feel, so I wanted – when I produce for somebody else, I say ‘I wonder if the world gets the same feeling as I do.’ And evidently, it has worked for me because what I felt when I was doing it, they felt it too when I put it out.” – Timbaland
“I listened to everything, but what influenced me? Just me. That’s a gift from God that I have. I just know music like Steve Jobs knows the computer and knows the vision of a small computer and know what he could do with it. I just know music and sound. It’s a God-given gift.” – Timbaland
3 Rules for Success from Timbaland
Now that you know all about Timbaland’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from him:
1. Humility and kindness will take you far
Be kind to those who don’t understand you. Kindness and Humility will take you far.
2. Stay true to your dream
Never give up on your dream, you’re not a quitter. Dreams are meant to become true.
3. Know when to walk away from an opportunity when it no longer works for you
If something doesn’t work out for you, don’t give up. Life has more than one opportunity.
There’s no doubt we all know at least one track that Timbaland has done throughout his career. He has sold millions of copies of his songs and won numerous awards.
As of 2019, Timbaland’s net worth is approximately $85 million dollars.