John Branca Net Worth

John Branca Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Gregory Branca net worth is
$75 Million

John Gregory Branca Wiki Biography

John Gregory Branca was born on 11 December 1950, in Bronxville, New York State, USA, and is a lawyer, best known for specializing in the entertainment industry. He’s represented numerous Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers throughout his career, including Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, and Aerosmith. He’s been active in the industry since 1975, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is John Branca? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $75 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an entertainment industry lawyer. Some of his other clients have included Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and the Backstreet Boys, but he also has big clients outside the music world. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

John Branca Net Worth $75 million

At a young age, John moved to Los Angeles and would soon start the rock band called “The Other Half” in which he played guitar; the band was good enough to start opening for The Doors at a local club. He attended Los Angeles City College and later transferred to Occidental College, and after graduating, he then pursued a law degree at UCLA School of Law, finishing in 1975. Afterwards, he started working as an estate planner at Kindel & Anderson, but during his time there, he discovered the field of entertainment lawyers, and realized that he wanted to pursue that specialization.

One of Branca’s biggest clients was Michael Jackson, and Branca was responsible for the production as well as release of the highly successful “Thriller”. Jackson nearly stopped the release of the video if not for Branca convincing him to proceed with the release – wisely as the album would go on to sell over 100 million copies. The success of the music video led other recording companies to reconsider their stance with music videos. In 1985, Branca then helped Jackson purchase ATV Music Publishing, and would lead the company to huge success, increasing his net worth as well.

John also worked with the Rolling Stones, specifically their 1989 “Steel Wheels” tour, with John overseeing most of the details of the tour. Two years later, he helped Aerosmith land a $50 million four album deal with Sony, and in 2005 worked with Korn in helping them land a partnership with EMI, which later allowed John to make deals for Nickelback and Shakira. His net worth continued to rise, along with is reputation, thanks to these efforts. In 2008, John then helped the sale of numerous publishing catalogues due to changes in the tax laws allowing for higher gains. He also represented Rodgers & Hammerstein the following year, and was responsible for selling their catalog. He also helped songwriters regain copyright of their songs, and regain royalties they once lost. John is now considered one of the top music publishing lawyers in the country.

For his personal life, it is known that Branca’s first marriage ended in divorce. He has a daughter from this marriage. He later married Julianna Lagno, and has two children from this second marriage. He currently resides in Beverly Park, Los Angeles, California.

He also does philanthropic work, mainly collaborating with the Musicians Assistance Program, so winning a 2012 Grammy Foundation Service Award. He also serves on the Board of various institutions. Aside from these, Branca is a baseball card collector and owns numerous rare cards.

Full NameJohn Branca
Net Worth$75 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 11, 1950
DiedJuly 17, 2010
Place Of BirthBronxville, New York State
EducationOccidental College, UCLA School of Law
ChildrenJessica Branca, Dylan Gregory Branca, John Connor Branca
ParentsBarbara Werle, John Branca Sr.
MoviesMichael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall


Michael Jackson: Slave to the Rhythm2014Short executive producer
Michael Jackson Live at Wembley July 16, 19882012executive producer
Bad 252012Documentary executive producer
This Is It2009Documentary executive producer


This Is It2009Documentary legal counsel: Michael Jackson, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
Aerosmith: Rockin' the Joint - Live at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas2005Video documentary short legal representation


The Doors: When You're Strange2009Documentary additional thanks - as John Branca Esq.
Elvis: The Great Performances - Center Stage, Volume One1990Video thanks
Michael Jackson: From Motown to Your Town1988TV Movie special thanks
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl1987Video documentary special thanks
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentary special thanks
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary special thanks
Metropolis1927special thanks - 1984 restoration


The Hobby: Collecting America's Pastime2016Documentary
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Michael Jackson's Executor (segment "Michael Jackson")
Bad 252012DocumentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour2012TV Movie documentaryHimself

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60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Michael Jackson's Executor (segment "Michael Jackson")

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