Benny Medina is a renowned record executive and Talent Manager. He is known as the co-founder of "Medina/Pollack Entertainment", which is a full-service management and production company.
On 24th January 1958, he landed in this world whereas his birthplace is Los Angeles, California, United States. His father's name is Ahmed "Benny" Medina while his mother's details have not been revealed. The producer completed his education at Beverly Hills High.
Below there is some information about him which may help you to know closely.
What's His Net Worth?
Benny Medina has an enormous amount of net worth which is $30 million. He has been earning an impressive amount as a singer, record executive, manager, film producer, screenwriter, and television producer.
His career began as the lead singer of the band "Apollo". With the group, he released the self-titled album on Gordy/Motown in 1979. Later, became song-writer of the seven tacks which was produced by Ray Singleton.
Later, he was hired as the head of music publishing company "A&R", where Medina also worked as a producer and writer for legendary Motown acts for artists like Smokey Robinson, Teena Marie, Billy Preston, and so on.
Then, joined "Warner Bros. Records", where he collaborated with Big Daddy Kane, Chaka Khan, Madonna, Ray Charles, and so on. He and his friend, Jeff Polack founded "Medina/Pollack Entertainment". Since 2009, the executive producer founded his own company, "The Medina Company".
Jennifer Lopez's former Manager Medina has kept his luxurious house in the market for around $13 million. In 2003, he bought the house for $3.5 million which is a two-story home, located in Doheny Estates. He lived there for five years and renovated and expanded the three-bedroom home to its current size of 5,500 square feet.
Medina is gay and he is open about his sexual orientation. In 2007, the producer was ranked as one of "Out.com's Top 50 Gays", in 48th position. As being a celebrity, it is hard to come out publicly but he never felt shame about saying his gender, which has encouraged many people who belong to the "LGTB Community".
Is Medina In A Relationship?
Benny Medina is not in a relationship and has been currently living a single life. But in past, he was dating an actress, Beverly Johnson. They started having a relationship in January 2007, but couldn't take it more than three months. The pair broke up in March of the same year and parted ways.
Allegations of Sexual Assault
The popular actor, Jason Dottley filed a case in November 2017 on Benny Medina of attempting to rape him in December 2008. He said that it happened at Medina's Los Angeles mansion while he and T. Ashanti Mozelle was invited for a home tour. In an interview with "The Advocate", the actor has told the reason behind of opening case after 9 years.
Dottley came out when he got inspired by Anthony Rapp's sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey.
Had Rough Childhood
Medina had a rough childhood. He is from a poor family and also he was raised without a mother due to her death, whereas his father was abandoned. Benny lived in some foster homes, later he and his siblings went to his aunt.
After having a tough phase, he used to take cannabis and amphetamines. Later, he met his rich friend and shifted to his house, and used to live in a refurbished garage. Medina got admitted at BeverlyHills High School, where met music executive Kerry Gordy.