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Barry Weiss

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Birth Name: Barry Weiss
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: aquarius
Age: 58 Years
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Barry Weiss, born on 11 February 1951 is an American music executive. He was born in Demarest, New Jersey, United States. He completed his graduation from Cornell University. He was the chairman and CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic records from 2011 to 2014. He has also served for RCA/Jive Label Group from 2008 to 2011, he is known to have worked as a CEO for Jive Records from 1991 to 2011.

In 1982, Barry Weiss was introduced to Clive Calder from the famous recording company called Zomba who had started his U.S. record label Jive Records, a year before he met Barry. Aquarius zodiac, Barry is of white ethnicity and he is American national.

Weiss took Calder out to hip-hop and black clubs over New York City for his job interview. Weiss was immediately hired after Calder was impressed with his talents. Weiss and Calder together turned Jive into a veritable hip-hop and rap empire in the 80s.

He is well known for his role in Barry'd Treasure (2014), Storage Wars (2010-2013), Storage Wars: Barry Strikes Back (2015-), Motorcycle Mania III (2004), etc.

The American TV star earns around $50,000 monthly and receives an annual salary of around $570,000.

66-year-old, Barry Weiss belongs is a married man but he has not disclosed information regarding his affairs, girlfriend and married life. Barry holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. Barry has a net worth of 10 million dollars.

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Born in Demarest, New Jersey

1959 11th of February

Barry Weiss is an American music executive, born on February 11, 1959, in Demarest, New Jersey, United States. His father was also a music entrepreneur from the first generation of rock'n'roll. Barry completed his education from Cornell University.


Started working with Zomba


Barry Weiss, after completing graduation, started his career in 1982 after he met Clive Calder of Zomba, who had just started his record label in U.S. and was at the beginning phase of his record production career.


Appointed as a head of Zomba Label Group


Barry Weiss was associated with the Jive Records of Zomba since 1982. When Clive Calder, head of Zomba, was seemed to retire from the business and sold Zomba, Weiss was appointed as the head of resulting Zomba Label Group in 2004.


Became the chairman of BMG Label Group


Barry Weiss continued working with Jive in and helped establish many highly established singers in the music industry. He is known for launching some famous pop stars like Britney Spears, Usher He replaced music executive Clive Davis in 2008 and become the chairman of BMG Label Group.


Retired from Zomba Label Group

2011 of March

Barry Weiss starting from 1982, was involved with Jive records, and later took on the company and became the head of the Zomba Label Group. During his career, he contributed to establishing some pop stars like Britney Spears, Usher.Weiss decided to retire from the group March 2011.

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