Kevin Liles Net Worth

Kevin Liles is an American record producer who is the CEO of 300 Entertainment and was titled by Billboard Magazine the Hip-Hop Executive of the Year. He served as the President of the Island Def Jam Music Group.

He is known for the constant success of Megan Thee Stallion. Let us find out more about this prestigious producer who grew the American Music Industry to heights.

What is Kevin Liles’ Net Worth?

Net Worth:$60 Million
Name:Kevin Liles
Country:United States of America
Annual Salary:$10 Million +
Last Updated2022

Early Life

Liles was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 27, 1968. He studied at Woodlawn High School and was raised by his mother and stepfather and grew up with his three siblings.

He went to graduate from Morgan State University with a degree in engineering and attained a scholarship from NASA but dropped out of the program to pursue a career in music. 


Liles began his career in music by joining the Baltimore-based DJ group, Numarx. They wrote and sang the single ‘Girl You Know It’s True,’ which was later covered by Milli Vanilli. The song became Multi-platinum and an award-winning single. Liles took this as his first step to entering the Music industry confidently.

Liles decided to start his own record label called ‘Marx Bros,’ which released several hit songs by Numarx. The label endorsed artists such as Salt ‘N Pepa, LL Cool J, Run DMC, and many other popular artists. Liles wasn’t entirely happy with the progress as he wanted to do more.

He then finally got the opportunity to become the President of Def Jam Music Group in 1999. This became a subsidiary of the well-known Universal Music Group and grew at a large rate for the next four years. This created many small labels such as Def Soul, Def Jam South, Roc-a-Fella and Murder Inc.

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Artists such as Jay Z, Ja Rule, Kanye West, Ludacris, and Ashanti were some of the upcoming popular artists during the early 2000s that were represented by Liles. They were signed under The Island Def Jam Music Group.

He resigned from the President position in 2004 and went on to become the Executive Vice-President of Warner Music Group in 2005. He left Warner in 2009 to begin his own entrepreneurial journey and launched the New-York based KWL Enterprises.

Liles has won numerous awards for his hard work and dedication to the American Music industry. He is the recipient of the Diversity Award and the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding award for his philanthropic work. He has the Music Visionary Award in 2002 and the UJA Federation Award in New York. The following year, he won the Music for Youth Foundation Award. In 2020, Billboard titled him the Hip-Hop Executive of the Year.

Personal Life

Kevin Liles is married to Erika Liles since 2010 and the duo has two children. Liles also has two children from his previous relationship.

Kevin Liles Net Worth

As of 2022, Kevin Liles’ net worth is estimated to be $60 million. Most of his income comes from his record label, 300 Entertainment. He is well known for representing artists such as Young Thug and Megan Thee Stallion.

He co-founded 300 Entertainment in 2012 alongside Todd Moskowitz, Lyor Cohen, and Roger Gold. Liles has represented artists such as Young Thug, Gunna, Highly Suspect, and Cheat Code under 300 Entertainment.

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