Stevie J attends the 2018 Soul Train Awards
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Beats and Bankrolls: The Truth About Controversial Bad Boy Producer Stevie J's Rise to Riches

Stevie J. is loaded. The music producer turned reality television star has built an impressive net worth. Here's how he built his fortune.


Apr. 8 2024, Updated 6:56 p.m. ET

Before he became a reality television sensation, Stevie J was a well-established hip-hop producer. The New York native got his big break in the 1990s when he joined the production team of Bad Boy Records, led by Sean "Diddy" Combs.

As part of Bad Boy, Stevie played a pivotal role in shaping the era's sound, contributing to hit albums by The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, and Faith Evans.

In the early 2000s, Stevie’s career took a new direction as he transitioned from behind-the-scenes producer to solo artist. He released several albums that showcased his versatility as a musician and performer, earning praise for his innovative blend of R&B and rap.

He worked on hits like "Mo Money Mo Problems" and "Juicy," solidifying his place as a hip-hop icon. His ability to blend various musical elements seamlessly earned him respect and admiration from peers and fans alike.

Stevie has since had a career resurgence thanks to his appearance on Vh1’s Love & Hip Hop. With his diverse portfolio and entrepreneurial ventures, Stevie’s net worth stands as a testament to his work ethic.

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Stevie J attends Roger Bonds Birthday Celebration at Compound.

What is Stevie J’s net worth?

Stevie J's journey to financial success began in New York City, where he honed his skills as a music producer. After teaming up with Bad Boy Records, Stevie became one of the most sought-after figures in hip-hop.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Stevie’s time in the industry – combined with his earnings from reality television – earned him a $2.5 million net worth. Beyond his accomplishments in the music industry, Stevie J diversified his portfolio through various entrepreneurial ventures.

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He founded his own record label, Danger Zone Entertainment, which notably signed Joseline Hernandez. Stevie and Joseline dated during his time on Love & Hip Hop and their relationship was heavily chronicled on the show. The music producer’s image took a hit following his time on the messy reality series, but Stevie does not believe that his time on the show affected his reputation.

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Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J attend the ATL Premiere of WE Tv's 'Growing Up Hip Hop'.

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“I don’t think it’s affected me in a negative way, which is what you think when you hear words like “affect,” Stevie told Ebony Magazine. “It’s honestly helped blossom a lot of things as well as reach the youth. Being that I haven’t been out musically in a while, when they Google me, they can see a lot of my accomplishments.”

Stevie J.


Net worth: $2.5 million

Stevie J. is a renowned music producer and reality television personality. He worked with industry legends like the Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans before taking on a starring role in VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Birth name: Steven Aaron Jordan

Birthday: November 2, 1973

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Education: Ben Franklin High School

Spouse: Faith Evans (m. 2018—2023)

Kids: 6

Father: Moses Jordan

Mother: Penny Daniels

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Stevie J is at the center of allegations made against Bad Boy CEO Diddy.

Stevie J.’s friendship with Diddy became a topic of conversation after producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones named the reality star in a lawsuit filed in March of 2024.

Rodney, who is seeking $30 million in damages from Diddy, claimed that Stevie participated in sex acts with the mogul. “Mr. Combs informed Mr. Jones that he had engaged in sexual intercourse with rapper (REDACTED), R&B singer (REDACTED), and Stevie J,” the lawsuit states (via Newsweek).

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Stevie J and Sean P.Diddy Combs during Bad Boys of Comedy HBO Late Night Series

Stevie adamantly denied the accusations and has since come to Diddy’s defense.

“I’ve never seen [Diddy] do anything foul like they talking about, Stevie told TMZ. “I’ve never seen it, I’ve known him for 29 years.”

The story is still developing.

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