An American entrepreneur, music executive, and talent manager, Scooter Braun received the spotlight after establishing his own talent company SB Projects. He is popular as the manager of artists like Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, and J Balvin.
He owns companies like TQ Ventures, Mythos Studios, and RBMG Records. Currently, he is working as the CEO of Hybe’s United States subsidiary, Hybe America.
Early Life of Scooter Braun
Scooter Braun was born Scott Samuel Scooter Braun on June 18, 1981, in New York, New York, United States. Currently, he is 42 years old and his sun sign is Gemini. His parents are Ervin Braun (father) and Susan Braun (mother). His father was a dentist and high-school basketball coach while his mother worked as an orthodontist.
He has four siblings named Adam Braun, Cornelio Braun, Liza Braun, and Sam Braun. His brother Adam is a writer. He holds citizenship in America and he is of white ethnicity. Braun is a Conservative Jewish. He graduated from Greenwich High School. He joined Emory University but dropped out before graduating.
Scooter Braun’s Wife
Scooter is single but he was previously married to Yael Cohen, an activist. He contacted Yael after watching her interview regarding Cancer on the Ted Talk. Then, they started dating in 2013. They tied the wedding knot at Yael’s parents’ house in Whistler, British Columbia on July 6, 2014. Before their marriage, they had also signed a prenup agreement.
Yael and Braun lived as a married couple for seven years. Braun filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences in July 2021. They officially divorced in September 2022. He paid $60,000 per month in child support and $20 million as divorce alimony. They have shared joint custody of their children. He also gave a Land Rover Defender, a Brentwood home, and a variety of assets and bank accounts to Yael.
Scooter Braun, Father of Three
Scooter welcomed three children, two sons and a daughter with his ex-wife, Yael. The name of his children is Jagger Joseph Braun, Levi Magnus Braun, and Hart Violet.
Jagger was born on February 6, 2015, and Levi was born on November 29, 2016. They welcomed Hart on December 1, 2018.
Scooter Braun’s Net Worth & Other Assets
Braun earned a net worth of $500 million as of 2023 through his professional career. His annual salary is $50 million per year. Braun received $1 billion after selling his music investment firm, Ithaca Holdings in April 2021.
He paid $36 million for Villa Tragara in Montecito from Ellen DeGeneres in September 2022. He owns a Porsche Cayenne GTS, a 2019 Tesla Model X, several golf carts, an electric scooter, and a private jet.
His Dispute With Taylor Swift
Scooter Braun bought a record label, Big Machine at $330 million in June 2019. Taylor Swift was signed into Republic Records because her contract with Big Machine had expired. This made Braun a new owner of the label’s all of the masters, music videos, and artworks copyright.
So, Taylor is trying to purchase her first six studio albums from the label but Braun is not negotiating with her. The label didn’t give her permission to use her own music in the 2019 American Music Awards and Miss Americana.
Braun sold her unreleased work without her consent titled, Live from Clear Channel Stripped 2008 in 2020. So, Taylor is re-recording her first six albums just to get access to ownership. Braun also sold her master to Shamrock Holdings in October 2020 for $300 million.
Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Idina Menzel Left Scooter’s Management
Celebrities like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Idina Menzel left Scooter’s management company. They announced that they left Scooter’s company on 22nd August 2023. His bullying habit and feud with Taylor Swift may be the reason all of them are leaving him. These celebs have worked with Braun’s for more than a decade.
Scooter Braun discovered Justin Bieber
He discovered a pop sensation, Justin Bieber in 2006. He saw Justin performing a Ne-Yo cover song on YouTube. So, he contacted Justin’s mother and asked them to visit him in Atlanta. He also convinced Justin and his mother to move to the USA and pitched him to artists like Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, and Usher Raymond. Eventually, Raymond-Braun Music Group signed Justin to a deal with Island Def Jam. Now, the rest is history.
Recently, Justin dropped Braun because it must be Braun’s motive to step in as CEO of entertainment giant HYBE America. He must be staying away from management business.
Professional Career of Scooter Braun
- Scooter worked as a party planner at Anger Management Tour in 2002.
- He received the title of executive director for marketing at a record label, So So Def.
- Scooter established an entertainment and marketing company named, SB Projects with ventures like SB Management, Schoolboy Records, and Sheba Publishing.
- He made a documentary on pop star Justin Bieber titled, ‘Never Say Never in 2011.
- He worked in the drama, Scorpion as an executive producer in 2014.
- Scooter worked with Ariana Grande’s record label, Republic Records as manager from 2016.
- He is associated with charity organizations named Braun Family Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, March for Our Lives, and Pencils of Promise.
Movies & TV Shows
He produced hit movies like Men in Black 3, Jem and the Holograms, Mother Couch, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Boy Genius, Justin Bieber’s Believe, and many more. He appeared in hit TV shows like Scorpion, Jem, and the Holograms, Radio Disney Music Awards, and Karma.
Awards & Honours
- Braun received the honor of Best Talent Manager award at the International Music Industry Awards in 2016.
- He won the nomination for the Humanitarian Award in the Billboard Touring Awards.
- He was nominated two times as a producer and writer for two Grammy Awards.
- Braun grabbed the Music Biz 2018 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic efforts in 2017.
FAQs of Scooter Braun
How tall is Scooter Braun?
Braun has a perfect height of 5 feet 11 inches along with a body weight of 80kg. He has black hair color and his eye color is dark brown.
Did Scooter Braun immigrate to the US?
Yes, Braun immigrated to The USA. His parents gave birth to him in the USA after leaving Hungary in 1956.
How did Scooter Braun get his Nickname?
Braun got his name scooter when he was celebrating his first-grade birthday party. The hired balloon animal entertainer anointed him Scooter, so his loved ones started calling him Scooter.
Is Scooter Braun a philanthropist?
Yes, Braun is a philanthropist. He is an active member of foundations like Family Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, March for Our Lives, and Pencils of Promise.
Why did Scooter Braun leave Madison Beer?
Braun left Madison Beer because she existed from the Island record. Everyone left Madison except her mother. Her contract with Justin Bieber and her lawyers also expired.
Did Scooter Braun receive death threats?
Yes, Braun received death threats. He started receiving it after his feud with Taylor Swift.