Teddy Riley Net Worth
With a net worth of $1.5 million Teddy Riley began his career producing music for Kool Moe Dee at the tender age of 17. Prior to that he produced music for Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew.
Teddy Riley went on to work with several bands throughout his career. In 1987 he started an R&B group called Guy, along with Timmy Gatling and Aaron Hall. This group introduced a new style of R& B music called New Jack Swing. In 1989 Riley worked as a producer on albums for musicians such as James Ingram, The Jacksons and Big Daddy Kane. He also worked on the production of a Michael Jackson solo album, Dangerous. The album made history for selling more copies than any other New Jack Swing pieces.
In 1992, Guy broke up and Riley continued to work as a music producer. He also created a new band called Blackstreet. The group repeatedly broke up and got back together several times before calling it quits in 2011. In the meantime, Riley had been hard at work with Melanie B and assisted her with three tracks on her debut solo album.
Meanwhile, in 2006, Riley joined the New Jack Reunion Tour, which featured Guy and Blackstreet. The same year he announced plans to work with both groups on new albums. By 2009, Riley was still performing as part of Guy, at that year’s BET Awards. He also assisted Robin Thicke and Amerie with new albums. The next year marked his last performance to date, as a member of Guy, though he was still working on albums with Blackstreet.
In 2010 Riley was involved in the production of a Michael Jackson album meant to pay tribute to the recently deceased pop star. After many questioned the songs that Riley had included on the album, he stated that they were sung by Michael Jackson but that he had used elements of his own voice to enhance the recording.