L.A. Reid

L.A. Reid is a well-known music producer, A&R representative, record executive, record producer, songwriter, former drummer, and author. This guy has so many titles all of which he has been able to perfect over the years. He was the founder and a co-chairman of Hitco Chairman. He has also served as Chairman and CEO in other different music companies like The Island Def Jam Music Group and Epic Records. Currently, he is the CEO and president of Arista Records.

Well, how well do you know about L.A. Reid? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about L.A. Reid’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about L.A. Reid to date.

Biography and Early Life

L.A. Reid was born as Antonio Marquis “L.A.” Reid on the 7th of June 1956 in a place known as Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America. He is the son of Antonio M. Reid Sr. and Emma Reid. There is however no information of whether he had any siblings or not. By the time he was born, everything was working out well but things turned for the worst when his father left them. Therefore, he was brought up by his mum as a single mother.

His nickname “L.A.” was given to him by a guitar player in his band. This was because, Reid had a Los Angeles t-shirt he loved wearing.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is L.A. Reid in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, L.A. Reid’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 7 June 1956. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


L.A loved music from a very young age and therefore, he doesn’t talk much about his school life. He also doesn’t like talking much about his childhood days and only focuses on his adult life. However, looking at what he has managed to achieve and the jobs he has done over years, we can say he is a learned person.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Reid has quite a controversial romantic life. This is because he has been in different relationships before he got married to his wife. One of these relationships produced a son named Antonio Jr who he identifies with to date. Later on, in 1979, he decided to get married to his current wife Perri famously known as “Pebbles”. They welcomed their first and only child between them a son named Aaron Alexander. Aaron was born in the same year they got married (November 1989).

Their marriage however didn’t work out so well. Therefore, they decided to call it quits in 1996. However, he didn’t give up on love and he decided to get married to his second wife Erica Holton in 2000 four years after divorcing his first wife. The couple was blessed with two children named Ariana Manuelle (a daughter) born in 2001 and Addison Kennedy (a son) born in 2003. The couple is happily married to date 20 years down the line.

Is L.A. Reid Gay?

L.A Reid might have been involved in many scandals throughout his career, but he has never been accused of being gay. At the same time, his marriage to his ex-wife and the current wife and the kids is also enough prove he has eyes for women only.

Professional Career

As indicated above, he is a former drummer as he played drums in mid-70s for Pure Essence. He also joined another group known as The Deele where he was dealing with great artists like “Babyface”. This group helped him a lot develop his experience in music and can be said to have laid a foundation for him.

He later formed Hitco Publishing Group which worked along Windswept Music. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia and he served there as a president and CEO for some time. They had also formed another company by the name LaFace Records with Babyface but they later sold it to BMG which was its parent company.

After selling LaFace Records, he became the CEO and President of Arista Records. He signed in many artists including Avril Lavigne who at that time was not known. Today, he has become a great singer thanks to Reid’s support. There was no stopping for Reid as he moved from one position to the next. He has worked with many popular artists since he started working in these recording companies.


When it comes to awards and nominations, Reid has bagged many since he joined the music industry. Some of these include: BMI Icon honor which he received alongside Babyface at BMI Urban Awards 6th annual season. By 2006, he had received almost 20 BMI awards. He was also given the UJA-Federation of New York Music Visionary Award among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of L.A. Reid in ’2021’

L.A. has earned a fortune through his different careers and activities over the years. His net worth has been estimated at $350 million as of 2021. Although he has many titles, his different positions and offers in the music industry is what has highly contributed to his current net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • A Reid has been involved in many sexual harassment cases and that is what caused his chairman position at Epic Records.
  • He is a philanthropist and is always involved in various philanthropic efforts and fundraisings.

L.A. Reid is a very hardworking and strong man. Although he has gone through so much since he joined the music industry, none was enough to discourage him from pursuing his dreams. Today, he has brought a lot of different in many people’s lives.


Facts of Antonio Marquis “L.A.” Reid 

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAntonio Marquis “L.A.” Reid 
  • birthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Date of Birth June 07, 1956
  • Age 67 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$350 million
  • professionFilm producer, A&R representative, record executive, author, businessman, and former drummer, songwriter, and record producer.
  • weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBrown
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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