Terry Lewis Net Worth

Terry Lewis Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Terry Steven Lewis net worth is
$50 Million

Terry Steven Lewis Wiki Biography

Terry Steven Lewis was born on the 24th November 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska USA, and together with his partner Jimmy Jam, he forms a team of music producers and songwriters. They rose to fame in the early 1980s with several artists, especially Janet Jackson. Terry and Jimmy won five Grammy Awards yet it is worth saying that they were nominated for the above mentioned award 11 times. The two have been active in show business since 1982.

How rich is the music producer and songwriter? Authoritative sources estimate that the total size of Terry Lewis’ net worth is as much as $50 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Terry Lewis’ wealth.

Terry Lewis Net Worth $50 Million

Initially, Lewis and Harris alongside Jellybean Johnson and Monte Moir founded their music group Flyte Tyme while still at high school – for a wider audience this band was known as The Time. They had released the albums “The Time” (1981) and “What Time Is It?” (1982), before Harris and Lewis decided to pursue their careers in the sphere of music production. The Time appeared as the opening act while touring with Prince and the Revolution, unfortunately, they were fired from the tour because they were unable to rejoin because of bad weather conditions. However, soon they returned to the industry as the producers of The SOS Band – the songs they produced including “Just Be Good to Me” became a huge success. Soon, they became very popular, and under the name of Flyte Tyme Productions, the two produced many musicians including Patti Austin, Gladys Knight and Thelma Houston. Lewis’ net worth was well established.

In 1985, the producers met Janet Jackson who at that time was trying to pursue her career away from her famous siblings – The Jacksons and Michael Jackson were international superstars already. Janet Jackson’s third album “Control”, was very successful for both the producers and the singer, with all three winning a Grammy Award. Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam produced six more albums with Jackson; some of them were even more successful than “Control”.

Afterwards, Jimmy and Lewis founded a private label Perspective Records in the early 1990s. They worked with such famous artists as Ann Nesby, Bobby Ross Avila, Sounds of Blackness, Smooth, Solo, Mint Condition as well as Lo-Key?. They also produced Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Gwen Stefani, Usher , Mary J. Blige as well as Mariah Carey. At the beginning of 2008 Terry and Jimmy reunited as the band “The Time” for the first time since the separation; in the middle of 2008, they played a number of concerts in various places in Las Vegas, USA.

To make all things clear, Jimmy and Terry are successful producers who have 41 songs that reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 31 on the Top 10 in the UK.

Finally, Terry Lewis was married to the popular singer Karyn White, and they have a daughter. However, the couple is divorced.

Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 24, 1956
Place Of BirthOmaha, Nebraska USA
ProfessionAmerican R&B songwriter, record producer, chairman for chairman for National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
SpouseKaryn White
ChildrenAshley Nicole Lewis
SiblingsJerome Benton
AwardsGrammy Award for Best R&B Song (1994), Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (1987), Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (2008), Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song (2006)
Record LabelsTabu Records, Flyte Tyme Records, Perspective Records
Albums“The Time” (1981), “What Time Is It?” (1982), "Control" (1986), "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989), "Pandemonium" (1990), "Illumination" (2005), "Day By Day" (2007), "Turn Me Loose" (2009), "Condensate" (2011), "Love Is" (2011)
Music GroupsFlyte Tyme "The Time", The Revolution, SOS Band, Cherrelle, Alexander O'Neal, Change
1Father of Ashley Nicole Leiwis.
2Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Half-brother of Jerome Benton.


The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream1992TV Special producer: "Rub You the Right Way" / writer: "Rub You the Right Way"
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV Series writer - 2 episodes
House Party 21991writer: "Rated R", "Optimistic"
Graffiti Bridge1990writer: "Blondie"
Ghost Dad1990writer: "Miss You Much"
Rockopop1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
NBA Superstars1990Video documentary writer: "Control"
Rhythm Nation 18141990Short writer: "Miss You Much", "The Knowledge", "Rhythm Nation"
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV Movie writer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited
Soul Train1989TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Casual Sex?1988writer: "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On"
Totally Minnie1988TV Movie lyrics: "Nasty" / music: "Nasty"
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary "What Have You Done For Me Lately"
Dragnet1987producer: "Just the Facts", "Helplessly in Love" / writer: "Just the Facts", "Helplessly in Love"
Moonlighting1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Year in the LifeTV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1986 music - 1 episode, 1986
Tough Guys1986lyrics: "Nasty" / music: "Nasty"
Krush Groove1985writer: "Tender Love"
Richard Pryor... Here and Now1983Documentary writer: "Just be Good to Me"
Black Mirror2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad!2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Southside with You2016writer: "Miss You Much"
Empire2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On"
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bis2015"I Didn't Mean To Turn You On"
Dancing with the Stars2009-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Glee2011-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Leave the World Behind2014Documentary writer: "Euphoria"
American Music Awards 20132013TV Special writer: "Poetic Justice"
The Best Man Holiday2013writer: "Can You Stand the Rain"
Baggage Claim2013writer: "If It Isn't Love"
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1994-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2008-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour2012TV Movie documentary writer: "Is It Scary", "Scream"
Celeste & Jesse Forever2012writer: "On Bended Knee"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet Two2011writer: "Rhythm Nation"
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jumping the Broom2011writer: "How Can You Love Me"
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold2010writer: "Human"
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is It2009Documentary writer: "HIStory"
The Inbetweeners2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Precious2009/IIwriter: "Soul Holidays"
The Haunting of Molly Hartley2008writer: "U a Freak Nasty Girl"
Idols2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soulería2008Video writer: "Me rindo a tí" - as Terry Lewis Steven
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Just Be Good to Me"
Sunday Best2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Code Name: The Cleaner2007writer: "Ur Uh Freak"
Minyeo-neun goerowo2006writer: "Miss You Much" - as Terry Steven Lewis
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Akeelah and the Bee2006producer: "Definition of Love" / writer: "Definition of Love"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "You Used to Hold Me So Tight"
Idols2002-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roll Bounce2005writer: "Pure Gold"
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary writer: "Got Til It's Gone", "Scream"
The Dukes of Hazzard2005producer: "These Boots are Made for Walkin'"
Last Days2005writer: "On Bended Knee"
Robots2005producer: "LOVE'S DANCE" / writer: "LOVE'S DANCE"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Rub You The Right Way", "Sensitivity" - as Terry Steven Lewis
Melinda and Melinda2004writer: "Come On" 1994
Shark Tale2004producer: "Sweet Kind of Life" / writer: "Sweet Kind of Life"
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Along Came Polly2004writer: "LUV ME LUV ME"
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Honey2003writer: "No More Drama"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio2003producer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003 / writer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003
The Fighting Temptations2003"Everything I Do", "He Still Loves Me", "Come Back Home", "Time To Come Home" / producer: "Heaven Knows", "Everything I Do", "He Still Loves Me", "Come Back Home", "Time To Come Home"
EastEnders2001-2003TV Series writer - 7 episodes
American Idol2002-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii2002TV Special documentary writer: "Come on Get Up", "You Ain't Right", "All for You", "Love Will Never Do Without You", "Trust a Try", "Medley: Come Back to Me/Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Medley: Runaway/Miss You Much/When I Think of You/Escapade", "Son of a Gun I Betcha Think This Song Is About You", "Got 'til It's Gone", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Medley: What Have You Done for Me Lately/Control/Nasty/Boys", "Alright", "Love Scene Ooh Baby Instrumental Interlude", "Would You Mind", "If", "Rhythm
How High2001writer: "Would You Mind"
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala2001TV Special documentary writer: "Never Too Far"
QSW: The Rebel Zone2001TV Movie documentary writer: "Conditions Critical"
Glitter2001performer: "The Flow" / producer: "Lillie's Blue", "Twister", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "Lead The Way", "The Flow", "Want You", "Never Too Far", "Reflections Care Enough" / writer: "Lillie's Blue", "Twister", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "The Flow", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "Want You", "Never Too Far"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1987-2001TV Series writer - 17 episodes
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentary writer: "Scream" uncredited, "You Can Be Mine" uncredited, "Nasty" uncredited, "Control" uncredited, "When I Think of You" uncredited, "Let's Wait Awhile" Control - 1986, "Rhythm Nation" uncredited, "State of the World" uncredited, "Love Will Never Do Without You" Rhythm Nation - 1989
Down to Earth2001"Thug Music Play On"
The Emperor's New Groove2000arranger: "My Funny Friend and Me" / producer: "My Funny Friend and Me"
Duets2000writer: "What Have You Done For Me Lately"
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000writer: "Doesn't Really Matter"
Love & Basketball2000writer: "Making Love In The Rain"
Next Friday2000writer: - as T. Lewis / writer: "Friday"
Stars in Their Eyes1991-2000TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Top of the Pops 21999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best Man1999writer: "The Best Man I Can Be"
Flava1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
10 Things I Hate About You1999writer: "Just Be Good To Me"
The Prince of Egypt1998producer: "I Will Get There"
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary writer: "Velvet Rope", "If", "You", "Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Control Medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done for Me Lately/Nasty", "Throb", "Escapade Medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do Without You", "Alright", "I Get Lonely", "Anytime, Anyplace", "Rope Burn", "What About", "Rhythm Nation", "Special", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Got 'til It's Gone", "Go Deep", "Together Again" - uncredited
Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room1998TV Special writer: "Let's Wait Awhile"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998arranger: "Free Again", "The Art Of Seduction", "Make My Body Hot", "Makes Me Sweat", "Beautiful", "Luv Me, Luv Me", "Mastablasta '98", "Never Say Never Again", "Your Home Is In My Heart" Stella's Love Theme, "Let Me Have You" / producer: "Free Again", "The Art Of Seduction", "Make My Body Hot", "Makes Me Sweat", "Dance For Me", "Beautiful", "Luv Me, Luv Me", "Escape To Jamaica", "Mastablasta '98", "Never Say Never Again", "Your Home Is In My Heart" Stella's Love Theme, "Let Me Have You" / write
Snake Eyes1998writer: "Come On"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie writer: "Encore" - uncredited
How to Be a Player1997writer: "Nasty"
Ghosts1997/IShort producer: "2 BAD"
The Chart Show1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Space Jam1996producer: "I Turn To You"
Set It Off1996writer: "Days of Our Lives"
Bulletproof1996writer: "Chocolate Cuties and Condoms"
First Kid1996writer: "The Pressure"
Money Train1995"Oh Baby" / producer: "The Thrill I'm In" / writer: "The Thrill I'm In"
Friday1995writer: "Control"
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994writer: "TURN IT UP", "GOTTA GET YO' GROOVE ON"
Beverly Hills Cop III1994"Mood", "The Right Kinda Lover", "Right Thing, Wrong Way" / producer: "Mood", "The Right Kinda Lover", "Right Thing, Wrong Way"
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary producer: "Rub You the Right Way" / writer: "Rub You the Right Way"
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" 1992 - uncredited
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV Special writer: "Again"
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993writer: "What Have You Done for Me Lately"
Poetic Justice1993producer: "Again" / writer: "Again"
Mo' Money1992performer: "The New Style" / producer: "Money Can't Buy You Love", "Mo' Money Groove", "Ice Cream Dream", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work", "My Dear", "I Adore You", "Joy", "The New Style", "Let's Get Together So Groovy Now", "Forever Love", "Let's Just Run Away", "Brother Will" / writer: "Money Can't Buy You Love", "Mo' Money Groove", "Ice Cream Dream", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work", "My Dear", "I Adore You", "The New Style"

Music Department

The Fighting Temptations2003executive music producer
Glitter2001composer: additional music
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998executive soundtrack producer
Nasty BoysTV Series theme song - 2 episodes, 1990 theme song written by - 2 episodes, 1990


HIIH: The Play & Tour - I Want to Go to Heaven Because Hell's Too Hotfilming
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary
The Fighting Temptations2003
Janet Jackson: Doesn't Really Matter2000Video short


Fresh Off the Boat2016TV SeriesTerry Lewis
Begin Again2013/IIBenson (as Terry Lewis aka Kid Lucky)
Graffiti Bridge1990The Time


The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary executive producer


Jumping the Broom2011special thanks
Inside: El DeBarge2011TV Movie special thanks
Biography: Mariah Carey2010TV Movie special thanks
Purple Rain: Backstage Pass2004Video documentary short special thanks


BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
23rd Annual Trumpet Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2011-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The BET Honors2013TV MovieHimself
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Who Stole the Soul?2009DocumentaryHimself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHimself
2006 Trumpet Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Record Producer
Behind the Music2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Half & Half2005TV SeriesHimself
2004 TEC Les Paul Award Honoring Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis2004ShortHimself
Purple Rain: Backstage Pass2004Video documentary shortHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Essence Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentaryHimself
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon1998TV SeriesHimself
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special1995TV Short documentaryHimself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987-1992TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Soul Train1981-1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself

Won Awards

2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongThe Fighting Temptations (2003)
1995ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesPoetic Justice (1993)
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song
1993ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesMo' Money (1992)
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecording

Nominated Awards

2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
1994OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongPoetic Justice (1993)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PicturePoetic Justice (1993)
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song

Known for movies

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