Rodney Jerkins Net Worth

Rodney Jerkins Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Rodney Jerkins net worth is
$30 Million

Rodney Jerkins Wiki Biography

Rodney Jerkins, also known as Darkchild, was born on 29 July 1977, in Pleasantville, New Jersey USA. He is a music producer who is responsible for working with some of the music industry’s biggest names, and best-selling songs. The albums he produced have sold over 160 million copies worldwide, and has worked with artists like Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. All his efforts in the music industry have built up his net worth.

How rich is Rodney Jerkins? Sources estimate that his net worth is at $30 million as of early 2016, mainly due to his recording deals and the amount of income he has earned as the producer of many hit songs. His contracts with different record companies and artists have also helped in this regard. He also has a few record labels under his name.


Rodney Jerkins Net Worth $30 Million

Rodney started his love for music at the young age of five when he began learning to play the piano. He made music with his brother and was influenced by gospel music, jazz and R&B. By age 14, he was noticed by Teddy Riley and was mentored on production and song writing. He eventually created a gospel rap album, and adopted the name Darkchild which he uses until today. EMI Music Corporation would then see his talent and offer him a contract to be a producer, which was the start of the increase of his net worth. Rodney started working with artists like Mary J. Blige and Brandy. He’d later find more names to produce for, such as Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Spice Girls, Lady Gaga, The Pussycat Dolls, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, among many more. He was recognized and was given a Grammy Award for producing Destiny’s Child hit single “Say My Name”. With the prestige and all the popular artists associated with his name, his career and wealth continued to grow with more opportunities. He is currently still producing music and is working with a lot of today’s popular artists.

Rodney also owns an independent gospel imprint named JoyFul Child Records, which he used to help his wife Joy Enriquez make her second album entitled “Atmosphere of Heaven”. He was also appointed as the Vice President of Artists & Repertoire for the Island Def Jam Group.

In 2008, he along with a few others created Music Mogul, Inc. They created a website which was a tie-in of social media and music, which allowed artists to connect with their fans and to give hopefuls a chance at having a career in music. One such songwriter, Keri Malena, was discovered on this website and now works with artists like Jamie Foxx.

Darkchild was also featured in the popular television show “American Idol” during its 10th season. He became a producer and mentor for the duration of the season and helped contestants, as well as show production.

In his personal life, Rodney Jerkins is married to singer Joy Enriquez(m. 2004) and they have four children. Their eldest daughter Heavenly Joy joined the 10th season of “America’s Got Talent”. Aside from Rodney and his wife’s music careers, they maintain a very private personal life.

Full NameRodney Jerkins
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 29, 1977
Place Of BirthPleasantville, New Jersey, United States
ProfessionRecord producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Rapper, Composer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJoy Enriquez (m. 2004)
ChildrenHeavenly Joy Jerkins, Royal David Jerkins, Rodney David Jerkins Jr, Hannah Joy Jerkins, Shockwave, Nightmare, Guitar
ParentsSylvia Jerkins, Frederick Jerkins, Shockwave, Nightmare, Guitar
SiblingsFred Jerkins III
NicknamesDark Child , Darkchild , R. Jerkins , Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins , Rodney David Jerkins , RJ , DC
AwardsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, Shockwave, Nightmare, Guitar
1He and his wife Joy welcomed their first child, a son, on May 28, 2008 in Los Angeles. Rodney David Jerkins Jr. weighed 8 lbs. 9oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk2016writer: "Lose My Breath"
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sheep & Wolves2016producer: "Shining Star"
The Big Short2015writer: "When I Grow Up"
The X Factor2010-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Vacation2015/Iwriter: "Still Not A Player"
Trainwreck2015writer: "The Boy Is Mine"
GleeTV Series 1 episode, 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2015
The 10 Faces of Michael Jackson2015TV Movie documentary writer: "You Rock My World" 2001
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV Special producer: "My Heart Is Open" - as Darkchild / writer: "My Heart Is Open"
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary writer: "If You Had My Love"
Strictly Come Dancing2012-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Toothed Cave2014Video producer: "Happy Face"
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2008-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
15 Unforgettable No 1 Hits!2014TV Movie writer: "Telephone"
Think Like a Man Too2014producer: "A Night to Remember" - as Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale2014Video producer: "As Long as You Love Me"
The Voice UK2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
That Awkward Moment2014writer: "Still Not a Player"
Justin Bieber's Believe2013Documentary writer: "Die in Your Arms", "She Don't Like the Lights", "As Long As You Love Me", "Roller Coaster"
The Smurfs 22013writer: "High Life"
The Voice2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
RuPaul's Drag Race2009-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2004-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks2013Documentary writer: "Telephone"
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Movie writer: "Got Me Good", "It's Not Right But It's Okay"
The Xtra Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Take the Stage2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Justin Bieber: As Long As You Love Me2012Video short writer: "As Long As You Love Me"
Good Day New York2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rags2012TV Movie producer: "Me and You Against the World", "Someday", "Nothing Gets Better Than This", "Stand Out", "Hands Up", "Perfect Harmony", "Look At Me Now", "Not So Different At All", "Things Aren't Always What They Seem" / writer: "Me and You Against the World", "Someday", "Nothing Gets Better Than This", "Stand Out", "Hands Up", "Perfect Harmony", "Look At Me Now", "Not So Different At All", "Things Aren't Always What They Seem"
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012writer: "Nobody"
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour2012TV Movie documentary writer: "You Rock My World"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Current Affair2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Detention2011writer: "When I Grow Up"
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game writer: "When I Grow Up" - as Jerkins
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brit Awards 20102010TV Special writer: "Telephone"
This Is It2009Documentary writer: "Threatened"
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009performer: "Available Tonight" - as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins / producer: "Uncontrollable", "Big Spender", "Again", "Stuck With Each Other" - as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins / writer: "Uncontrollable", "Accessory", "Available Tonight", "Big Spender", "Again" - as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
The House Bunny2008writer: "When I Grow Up", "Better Than a Psychic"
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV Special writer: "When I Grow Up"
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
How She Move2007producer: "Tempo" - as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins / writer: "Tempo"
Say My Name2006Video short writer: "Say My Name"
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative2004Video producer: "Overprotected - The Darkchild Remix"
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Baby's Daddy2004performer: "Fire" / writer: "Darkchild", "Fire", "Licky Lah", "Do I Look Like I'm Crazy", "I'm Hot", "Choose Me", "Watch That Girl"
Honey2003producer: "On the Wall", "Missing You", "Think of You", "Let It Go", "J-A-D-A", "My Block", "Sexy", "Honey", "Hypnotic", "Hot", "Ooh Wee", "Booty Shake", "I Believe", "Body Talk" / writer: "I'm Good", "On the Wall", "Missing You", "Think of You", "Let It Go", "J-A-D-A", "My Block", "Sexy", "Honey", "Hypnotic", "Hot", "Ooh Wee", "Booty Shake", "I Believe", "Body Talk"
Scary Movie 32003producer: "Rock Rock Bounce Bounce"
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2001writer: "Intimidated"
Jennifer Lopez in Concert2001TV Movie documentary writer: "If You Had My Love"
Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas2001TV Special documentary writer: "Lonely"
Michael Jackson: You Rock My World2001Video short writer: "You Rock My World"
Dr. Dolittle 22001writer: "Rear View Mirror"
Get Over It2001writer: "Get With Me"
Boycott2001TV Movie writer: "Revolution"
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good2000Video documentary writer: "If You Had My Love"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Soul Food2000TV Series writer: "He Wasn't Man Enough"
Stars in Their Eyes2000TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Any Given Sunday1999writer: "REVOLUTION"
Spice Girls: The Live One1999TV Special writer: "Holler"
Blue Streak1999lyrics: "Damn Should've Treated U Right" - as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins / music: "Damn Should've Treated U Right" - as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins / producer: "Damn Should've Treated U Right" - as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
Undressed1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
10 Things I Hate About You1999writer: "Saturday Night"
Brit Awards 19991999TV Special writer: "It's Not Right But It's Okay Live" - uncredited
Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room1998TV Special writer: "The Boy Is Mine"
Down in the Delta1998writer: "Believe In Love"
Doctor Dolittle1998producer: "That's Why I Lie" / writer: "That's Why I Lie"
Steel1997performer: "Dark Energy" / writer: "Dark Energy"
Booty Call1997performer: "Don't Stop, Don't Quit" / producer: "Don't Stop, Don't Quit", "Don't Wanna Be a Player" / writer: "Don't Stop, Don't Quit" / writer: "Don't Wanna Be a Player" - as R. Jerkins

Music Department

EmpireTV Series music producer - 2 episodes, 2016 supervising music producer - 2 episodes, 2016
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009executive music consultant
The Parkers1999-2004TV Series composer - 110 episodes
Honey2003executive music producer
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003Video composer: song "If You Had My Love"


Rags2012TV Movie
I Married a Baller2007TV Series
Say My Name2006Video short
Michael Jackson: The One2004TV Movie documentary
Rhona: Satisfied2001Short


23-612016Short executive producer completed
Empire2016TV Series supervising music producer - 3 episodes


House of Joy2013TV SeriesRodney


StarMaker2009TV Series consultant - 1 episode


Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
Justin Bieber's Believe2013DocumentaryHimself
AXS Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pensado's Place2013TV SeriesHimself
Chasing the Saturdays2013TV SeriesHimself
Joy and Rodney2013TV SeriesHimself
The X Factor2012TV SeriesHimself
Take the Stage2012TV SeriesHimself
Platinum Hit2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Judge
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2010TV SeriesHimself
StarMaker2009TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Hills2008TV SeriesHimself
Access Granted2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
Brandy: Special Delivery2002TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1: All Access2001TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2015GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the Year

Nominated Awards

2011GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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