Facts of Damon Thomas Networth
|Full Name||Damon Thomas|
|Birth Name||Damon Thomas|
|Profession||Music Producer, Song Writer|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Spouse||Kim Kardashian (2000-2004 divorced), Sarai Tennile (2004-2006 divorced)|
|No Of Children||1|
|Date of Birth||December 15,1970|
Damon Thomas is an American music producer and songwriter who represents half of the record producing duo, The Underdogs along with on-again, off-again music partner Harvey Mason, Jr. Together they have worked with a number of prominent R&B and pop figures, from the likes of Justin Timberlake to the American music hero Lionel Richie.
How Rich Is Damon Thomas?
Damon Thomas who has had a career expanding over three decades has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2020. The old-timer musician went through numerous ups and downs throughout his career.
Born on 15 December 1970 in California, Thomas first started his music career by partnering up with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds in the late 1990s where he wrote songs and produced music on dozens of hits such as “These are the times” by Dru Hill, Faith Evan’s “Never Gonna Let You Go” and the second track “Most Girls” of P!nk’s debut album “ Can’t Take Me Home”.
He later formed a duo called The Underdogs with Harvey Mason Jr. to compose and produce songs such as Tyrese’s “I like them girls” which peaked up to 48th spot on the US Billboard Hot 100. He also worked on music projects of singers such as Lionel Richie, Omarion, J. Valentine, Justine Timberlake, R Kelly, Chris Brown and Fantasia among many more.
He has also been invested in movies such as Dreamgirl, Straight Outta Compton and the first two installments of the Pitch Perfect movies in which he produced and composed the soundtracks.
In recent days, he has been working with S.M. Entertainment music bands and singers such as Girls Generation, SHINee, and Exo.
During the prime of his career in the early 2000s, he had a net worth of $45 million.
Due to the frequent lawsuits and back taxes owed to the IRS, the music arranger of Dreamgirls had dug himself a pit of debt that amounted to a total of $3.5 million rendering him bankrupt in 2014.
He was $2 million under in back taxes and more than $30,000 of child support payment pending. The music personality was also in debt owing close to $600,000 for which he pawned off his music business and his vehicles.
He also owed money to American Express, Citi, Verizon, and many other businesses, private schools and attorneys as well.
The record producer had been sued by a car dealership in California from which he leased three cars in 2007- 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago roadster, a 2002 Ferrari 360 Spyder, and a 2005 Bentley GT coupe.
Marriage With Reality Queen Kim Kardashian West
Along with his music career, Damon Thomas is also famous for his marriage with none other than Kim Kardashian.
He eloped with Kim in 2000 and got married. At that time, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was only 19 years old. The marriage ended in 2004 with the entire thing managing to stay under the radar from the media.
The divorce papers leak in 2011 which outed the relationship between these two Hollywood figures. Kardashian also opened up about the fact that Thomas was abusive during the time the two were together stating that as the reason for the failure of the marriage.
On the other hand, Thomas told the media that he had found Kim cheating on him.
Soon after the divorce with Kim K, Damon Thomas got married to Sarai Tennile with whom he shares a son named Dimas Thomas. The couple split up in 2006 which dragged Thomas to court as an aftermath of not being able to pay child support.
Child Support Lawsuit
The music composer was sued by second wife Tennile for child support payments of their 3-year-old kid in 2007. The lawsuit stretched for two more years with the verdict that set back Thomas by $2.54 million.
In 2010, Thomas was sued by their former maid for failing to pay the wages of the maid accumulated over the years. The case was still active until after a year with no known verdict out to date.