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Lyor Cohen Net Worth:Lyor Cohen (Hebrew: ליאור כהן; born October 3, 1959) is an American music industry executive, and until September 2012, he was the North American Chairman and CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group (WMG).Cohen has been actively involved in hip-hop at various top labels for more than 30 years, as the industry grew from the margins of pop culture to the mainstream. He started by managing highly successful rappers for pioneering firm Rush Productions, then led Def Jam Recordings, the hip-hop genre’s top record label at the time, ”the most important African-American music company since Motown” according to Newsweek.After Def Jam, Cohen successively assumed the leadership of two of the music industry’s major labels - the Island Def Jam Music Group, and the Warner Music Group – which represent popular musicians of all genres (including rap, rock, and country).Cohen’s closest associates have included his longtime friend and partner Russell Simmons, rapper Jay-Z and Atlantic Records chairman Julie Greenwald (both of whom claim Cohen as a mentor), and Jon Bon Jovi. Rapper Kanye West dubbed himself “the Lyor Cohen of Dior Homme” on a 2010 recording.In September 2012 Cohen resigned from the Warner Music Group. Although he has not yet announced his next venture, Cohen remains—in the opinion of Complex magazine -- “one of the most powerful ‘unemployed’ persons on the planet.” He then started the record label 300 Entertainment in 2013.
|Birth date:||October 3, 1959|
|Birth place:||Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Profession:||CEO, Chairman of recorded music of Warner Music Group, American music industry executive|
|Education:||University of Miami, John Marshall High School|
|Spouse:||Amy Cohen (m. 1990–2006)|
|Children:||Bea Cohen, Az Cohen|
|Music groups:||Island Def Jam Music Group, Island Records, Def Jam, Mercury Records|