Suge Knight Biography

Suge Knight Basic Information

Stage Name: Suge Knight
Real Name: Marion Hugh Knight
Occupation: Music Executive
Date Of Birth/Age: 19 April 1965 (59) Years Old
Place of Birth: Compton, California, United States
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Single
Education: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Height: 1.88 m
Net Worth: $200k

Suge Knight Biography

Suge Knight is an American record label executive and convicted felon. He was one of the leading figures in American music in the 90s, thanks in part to Death Row Records, a record label he founded in collaboration with his associates.

Born and bred in Compton, the city would form part of the music executive’s life, from gang drama to music. His interest in music flowered quite early and he pursued that interest with every strength in him.

However, a series of bad decisions not only robbed him of the record label he used to control., but also stripped him of his freedom as well. Now he is doing time behind bars for his infractions.


Michel’le was Suge Knight’s wife. She married him while he was in  prison


Suge Knight is the son of the son of Maxine (née Dikemen (mother)) and Marion Knight Sr (father).


Suge Knight is a father of seven. His children include Taj, Jacob, Bailei Arion, and Legend.

Net Worth

At the acme of his career, Suge Knight had an impressive fortune of over $100 million. At the moment, though, his net worth is now reportedly $100k.

Death Row

Death Row Records is a record label founded by Suge Knight and his associates. Ownership of the record label has since changed. At the height of its power, though, it has released music by some iconic figures, from Tupac to Dr. Dre.

Jail Time & Release Date

Suge Knight was slammed with 28 years jail term for manslaughter and other crimes. He might have a chance at freedom in 2034 when he would be eligible for parole.

Suge Knight Biography, Yours Truly, Artists, May 26, 2024

What happened Suge Knight?

Years ago, he was one of the top figures in American rap as one of the key figures in the iconic Death Row Records. However, a series of indiscretions cost him his freedom and his fortune as well. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sent to the slammer accordingly.

Is Suge Knight still rich?

By American standards, no. A net worth of $200k does not translate to rich in the United States. In AN African country like Nigeria, though, he might qualify as rich.

Where is Suge Knight now?

Suge Knight is in the slammer – jails so to speak. He is serving a 28-year jail term – 22 years for running a businessman known as Carter and an additional six years for other crimes. He is holed up at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility and will be eligible for parole in 2034.

Is Suge Knight A Blood?

While growing up, Suge Knight was reportedly affiliated with the Bloods street gang, which was perennially at war with another gang known as the Crips.

Are Dr. Dre and Suge friends?

If Suge Knight is to be believed, then they have “been really good friends for years.” He also noted that they know each other’s kids while also claiming that authorities have briefed him that Dre had sent gunmen to harm him at some point.

Does Dr. Dre owe Suge Knight money?

No evidence to suggest that. However, Dr. Dre left the record label in 1996 over his dissatisfaction with the “creative direction” of the company. Years later, he would sue the record label. claiming he was owed $3 million in unpaid royalties.

How Snoop Dogg Owns Death Row?

In early 2022, Snoop Dogg acquired Death Row Records and also announced he acquired the rights to all the albums previously released on Death Row Records.

Did Suge Run Death Row Records?

He was one of those running the record label until, laden with debts, he filed for bankruptcy.
Suge Knight Biography, Yours Truly, Artists, May 26, 2024

Who started Death Row?

Death Row Records, easily one of the iconic names in American hip hop, was founded by the associates The D.O.C., Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, and Dick Griffey.

How much is Suge Knight's estate worth?

The estate is reportedly worth $200k – embarrassingly low compared to what it used to be worth. But then Suge is still walking, alive in optimism that he would one day bounce back.

Why is Suge Knights net worth so low?

It has been said that poor financial management might ruin one financially, and that’s exactly the case with Suge Knight of Death Row Records. His net worth is so low because of the poor financial decisions he had taken earlier in his life

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