Teddy Riley Net Worth

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Teddy Riley spent his childhood in Harlem: when he was five years old, Teddy started playing various instruments in church. At the age of 14, Riley began collaborating with local record producer Gene Griffin, and formed the band Kids at Work, making rap music. However the band soon split up, but three years later Teddy became more notable when he produced Kool Moe Dee`s 12 single Go See the Doctor, which entered the Billboard Hot 100, consequently increasing Teddy Riley’s early net worth.

Teddy was one of the leaders of the R&B band Guy, formed in 1987. It was also the time when the new music genre New Jack Swing was born. This genre is reflected in such songs as My Prerogative by Bobby Brown, I Want Her by Keith Sweat, and Just Got Paid by Johnny Kemp, all of which  boosted Teddy’s net worth, as did Teddy’s collaborations with Big Daddy Kane, Jane Child, The Winans, and The Jacksons, particularly when he co-produced Michael Jackson`s album Dangerous. Riley worked on such songs as In the Closet, Jam, and Remember the Time. Dangerous sold around 32 million copies, and is considered to be one of the most successful albums of New Jack Swing. Guy stopped its performances in 1992, having released two albums: Guy (1988) and The Future (1990). In 2000 Guy III was released.

In 1991 Teddy formed another group – Blackstreet. Its hits include No Diggity along with Dr. Dre and Queen Pen, Girlfriend/Boyfriend together with Janet Jackson, Ja Rule and Eve, and Don`t Leave Me. Such collaborations with famous singers helped Teddy to add to his net worth. Moreover, Teddy worked along with the Spice Girls` member Melanie B, helping her to release her solo album Hot. In particular, he worked on the production of such songs as ABC 123, Pack Your S**t, and I Believe. Riley also contributed to the production of one of Lady Gaga`s albums, in particular the track Teeth.

Teddy Riley also possessed a recording studio in Virginia Beach, however, it was destroyed by fire in 2008. Thus, it can be seen that in recent years Teddy has been working more as a producer than as a singer, so producing records has also become the main source of Teddy Riley’s net worth.

Teddy Riley keeps his personal life rather private; Teddy’s partner is Donna Roberts. He has eight children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Teddy Riley
  • Net Worth: $80 Million,
  • Date Of Birth: October 8, 1967
  • Died: November 14, 1992
  • Place Of Birth: Harlem, New York, USA,
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Profession: A singer, instrumentialist, record producer, song writer
  • Nationality: American
  • Children: Dejanee Riley, Nia Riley, Bobbie Riley, Taja Riley, Dante Horne, TJ Riley, Lil Teddy Riley, Samar Riley, Let’s Chill, Piece of My Love, Teddy’s Jam
  • Siblings: Markell Riley
  • Partner: Donna Roberts, Donna Roberts
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeddyRiley
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeddyRiley1
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0727177
  • Awards: Grammy Award
  • Albums: “Twenty”, “Red Light”, “What Is Love”, “TRX”, “Ego Trippin”, “Hard or Smooth”
  • Music Groups: Blackstreet (Since 1991), Guy
  • Nominations: Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Let’s Chill, Piece of My Love, Teddy’s Jam
  • Movies: Keith Sweat: Sweat Hotel


  • Member of the groups Guy, Wrecks-N-Effect and Blackstreet.
  • He wrote the song “Just Got Paid” with his solo singer Johnny Kemp.


Title Year Status Character
Who’s Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016 writer: “Rump Shaker” – as Edward Theodore Riley
Britain’s Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Annie 2014 writer: “Rump Shaker” Album Version
Alba 2014 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
The Voice 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Todd’s Pop Song Reviews 2014 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The To Do List 2013 writer: “Rump Shaker”
So You Think You Can Dance 2008-2013 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Pitch Perfect 2012 writer: “No Diggity”, “Riff Off: medley” uncredited
The Watch 2012/I writer: “Make It Last Forever”
American Reunion 2012 writer: “Rump Shaker”
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: “Dangerous”, “Jam”
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary 1 episode, 2009 writer – 1 episode, 2011
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
This Is It 2009 Documentary writer: “Jam”
Dancing with the Stars 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The X Factor 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Sex Drive 2008 writer: “My Prerogative”
Lost 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Wild Hogs 2007 writer: “My Prerogative”
My Name Is Earl 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
My Brother 2006 writer: “No Diggity” – as E. Riley
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 writer: “Rump Shaker”
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: “Groove Me” – as Edward T. Riley / writer: “It Takes Two”, “New Jack Swing”
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Crew 2000 writer: “My Prerogative”
The Original Kings of Comedy 2000 Documentary writer: “Na Na”
Love & Basketball 2000 writer: “Just Got Paid”, “My Prerogative”, “I Like”
The Wood 1999 writer: “Make It Last Forever, “Think About You”
Flava 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Rugrats Movie 1998 writer: “Take Me There”
Bulworth 1998 producer: “Freak Out” / writer: “Freak Out” – as T. Riley
Soul Food 1997 writer: “No Diggity”
Ghosts 1997/I Short writer: “GHOST”
Get on the Bus 1996 producer: “Coming Home To You” / writer: “Coming Home To You”
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Money Train 1995 producer: “Show You the Way to Go”
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces 1995 TV Special writer: “Jam Roger’s Jeep Mix”
Blankman 1994 producer: “Pretty Lady”, “Live Into The Future” / writer: “Pretty Lady”, “Live Into The Future”
Ghost in the Machine 1993 writer: “To the Beat Y’all”
The Meteor Man 1993 writer: “Can’t Let Her Get Away”
CB4 1993 performer: “Baby Be Mine” / writer: “Baby Be Mine”
Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show 1993 TV Movie writer: “Jam” – uncredited
Juice 1992 performer: “Is It Good to You” / producer: “Is It Good to You” / writer: “Is It Good to You”
Kahit buhay ko… 1992 writer: “Remember the Time”
Strictly Business 1991 writer: “Wanna Get with U”
House Party 2 1991 writer: “I Like Your Style”, “Ready or Not” Here I Come
Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Documentary writer: “Teddy’s Jam”, “Don’t Clap Your Hands, Just Dance”
New Jack City 1991 producer: “NEW JACK CITY” / writer: “NEW JACK CITY”
Full House 1990 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Soul Train 1989 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Do the Right Thing 1989 lyrics: “My Fantasy” / music: “My Fantasy” / performer: “My Fantasy”
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman 1989 TV Movie writer: “My Prerogative” – uncredited
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Cooking4Luv composer: theme music announced
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special musician
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits – HIStory 1995 Video documentary composer: song “Remember the Time”
Title Year Status Character
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game The Crowd of Liberty City (voice, as Edward Riley III)
New Jack City 1991 New Year’s Eve Band – (Guy)
Title Year Status Character
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video
Title Year Status Character
Cooking4Luv announced
Title Year Status Character
Soul Train Awards Post Show 2016 TV Movie Himself – Guest
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Unsung 2012-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself – Muscial Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 TV Series Himself
AI Miss Michael Jackson: King of Pop – Volume III 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Stole the Soul? 2009 Documentary Himself
BET Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Himself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2007 TV Movie Himself – Honoree
Urban Soul: The Making of Modern R&B 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Source Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1998 1998 TV Special Himself (as Blackstreet)
MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Blackstreet-performer (uncredited)
The Steve Harvey Show 1997 TV Series Himself
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Himself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Soul Train 1988-1990 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself – Presenter (as Guy)
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself – Presenter (as Guy)
Showtime at the Apollo 1989 TV Series Himself