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Jeff Jampol Net Worth

Jeff Jampol Net Worth
Net Worth$18,000,000
Full NameJeff Jampol
Date of Birth/AgeSeptember 16, 1959 (age 59)
Source of wealthProducer, Artist Manager, Entrepreneur
Country of originU.S
State/City of originLos Angeles, California
Last Updated2019

What is Jeff Jampol’s Net Worth?

His net worth is $18 million.

How Did Jeff Jampol Make His Money?

Jampol is a music producer, film producer and artist’s representative. He specializes in preserving and managing the estates of deceased musicians who are considered legends or icons.

Preserving Legends

Jampol is the founder and president of Jampol Artist Management or JAM. JAM is a specialty artist’s representation company that manages the legacies of several legendary performing artists.

These are some of the greatest names in popular music. In most cases, they are either single performers who are deceased or bands who have split up.

Some of the artists managed by JAM are:

  • The Doors.
  • Janis Joplin.
  • Jefferson Airplane.
  • Otis Redding.
  • The Ramones.
  • Kurt Cobain.
  • The Mamas and the Papas.

In a statement on the company’s web site, Jampol lays out its mission as follows:

Jampol Artist Management is dedicated to the reintroduction of timeless art through modern means. We cultivate the recordings, images, writings and other creations of our legacy clients in order to keep them circulating in the cultural bloodstream, and we’re not afraid to employ brand-new methods to do it. But we know that every decision puts a priceless legacy on the table. We help iconic artist legacies make the transition to the digital age with integrity.

Jampol is also a consultant to the estates of Michael Jackson, Henry Mancini and Peter Tosh.


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Major Productions

Jampol has said that his goal is to reintroduce these artists in a way that preserves their art but also speaks to current and future generations.

A large part of that involves producing films and videos that showcase the artist’s work for new audiences.

He produced the short film The Doors: When You’re Strange, which was awarded a 2009 Grammy for Best Long-Form Music Video.

He produced a film about the Rolling Stones titled Sympathy for the Devil: The Underground.

Movies and More

Jampol also produced the major theatrical release Janis: Little Girl Blue, directed by Oscar winner Amy Berg, and The Doors: R-Evolution.

In 2010, Jampol wrote and produced the Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin. It was nominated for a Tony.

Jampol has also created museum exhibits dedicated to honoring the artists he represents. These include a Ramones exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art and a traveling exhibition of Kurt Cobain’s artwork.


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Jeff Jampol Early Life

Jampol was born in Los Angeles. He attended Sonoma State University. He was planning to get a degree in Media Studies but dropped out when he was offered a job managing a rock band.

Like many people in the entertainment business, he almost saw his life and career derailed by substance abuse. He began taking drugs as a teenager, and his use increased when he was managing bands.

In 1989, he entered rehab to treat his addiction to heroin. By that time, his body and blood vessels were so wrecked from heroin use that doctors told him they might have to amputate his leg.

Fortunately, that turned out not to be necessary. He underwent reconstructive surgery after rehab and focused on staying sober.


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Meeting Sugerman

Shortly after coming out of rehab, he met Danny Sugerman, a fellow music producer who was then representing the Doors and managing the band’s legacy.

After the death of the Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison, the remaining band members were involved in a series of conflicts and lawsuits with each other and with their music publisher.

Sugerman and Jampol worked together to bridge the divide and get everyone working together to preserve the band’s legacy in a way that benefited everyone.

In a 2016 interview with Billboard magazine, Jampol said he learned everything he knew from working with Sugerman. He realized that if they could preserve and promote the legacy of the Doors, they could do it for other bands and musicians.


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Creating JAM

He said the most important thing he learned was that deals “have to be guided with art and soul at the forefront, and money, deals and ­negotiations have to be secondary.”

Shortly afterward, he and Sugerman formed JAM and began working with other musicians’ estates. Sugerman died of lung cancer shortly after they formed the company. Jampol has said several times that he still uses what he learned from Sugerman.


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Jampol is married and has two children. The family lives in Los Angeles.

Current Status and Projects

Jampol continues to grow his artist representation business. JAM currently has eight full-time representatives.

Jampol is also adjunct professor at the University of California’s Herb Alpert School of Music. He teaches classes on the music business, marketing, branding and deal negotiation.

In 2018, Jampol was in the news for something that wasn’t about music. When he learned that people in Malibu Beach were trapped by fires and couldn’t get to safety, he offered to use his yacht to get them to safety.

He made several trips because the boat could only hold about 12 people at a time, and his passengers included homeowners and first responders who were trapped.


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In a later statement, Jampol said, “The only reason I’m even talking about this is because hopefully we can set an example for others.

We are all a community. In these polarizing times, we have to get past these boundaries of religion and politics and friends or not friends, and put principles before personalities. I’m not going to help you because you’re my friend or you’re going to do something for me.

I’m going to help you because that’s what we should do for others. I happen to have a boat and the means to put fuel in it, and I made the time to help others the way I hope others would help me. And sure, it feels good to be of service, but I try to practice that in all areas of my life.”

Favorite Quotes From Jeff Jampol

“When I was a little kid, I was a loner, I was a freakazoid, and I didn’t have any male peers around me. So when I started to have different feelings and emotions for which I had no context, I felt completely adrift, and that’s when I discovered rock ‘n’ roll. I was 6 or 7 years old, and listening to those artists and reading those lyrics, it gave me the context, and my rope to sanity.”

“It’s part of my story. It’s what it took to get me here. I don’t regret any of it. I now spend some 15 percent of my time working and volunteering with drug treatment and counseling. The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is unparalleled.”– Jampol on his drug addiction.