Suge Knight
Suge Knight
Real Name/Full Name Marion Hugh Knight Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Suge Knight
Birth Place: Compton, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 April 1965
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 120 Kg
In Pounds – 265 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Marion Knight Sr.
Mother – Maxine Knight
Siblings: Karen Anderson, Charlinda Tubbs
School: Lynwood High School
College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Michel’le (m.1999, div. 2007)
Kids/Children Name: Taj, Bailei, Posh, Andrew, Legend
Profession: Record producer, music executive
Net Worth: $500 thousand
Last Updated: April 2024

Marion Hugh Knight Jr., popularly known as Suge Knight, is an American former record producer and music executive. He is the C.E.O. and co-founder of Death Row Records. In 1992, he recorded the first album of Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and another of Snoop Dogg’s “Doggstyle” in 1993. However, the label declined after the death of his business counterpart, Tupac Shakur.  Currently, he is serving his penalty of 28 years imprisonment since 2018 after a hit and runs voluntary manslaughter in 2015.

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Biography and Early Life

Suge knight was born on 19 April 1965 in Compton, California. His name Suge is derived from his childhood nickname, Sugar Bear, and is pronounced as Shuug. He is the son of Marion Knight Sr. and Maxine Dikeman. He has two older sisters, Karen Anderson and Charlinda Tubbs.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Suge Knight in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Suge Knight’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 19 April 1965. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 265 lbs in Pound and 120 kg in Kilograms.


Suge graduated in 1983 from Lynwood High School. He played football and was a track star as well. He enrolled at El Camino College, where he also played football. He then transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1985, where he played football for two years.

After college, he was not drafted and thus played 1987 N.F.L. Draft undrafted. He then got an invitation from Los Angeles Rams though he was later cut. During the 1987 N.F.L. Players Strike, he played as a replacement in two games.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Knight does not talk much concerning his family life. However, he was married to Michel’le from 1999 until 2007, when they divorced. He had five children with him, namely, Taj, Bailey, Posh, Andrew, and Legend. He had another son with his previous wife, Sharita Lee, called Arion.

Knight has been involved in several legal troubles in his life. His first conviction was in 1995 when he had sentenced to five years’ probation over a case of assaulting two rappers. In 1996, he was again sent to jail over a probation violation. He has an ongoing robbery case since 2014. In 2015, he was involved in a hit-and-run car crash that took the life of his fellow founder of Heavyweight Records, Terry Carter, and injured another person.

Is Suge Knight Gay?

No. Knight is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He was married and has been in a relationship with several ladies. He has five children

Professional Career

After his success in N.F.L., Knight found a job as a concert promoter and also a bodyguard for various celebrities like Bobby Brown. He formed a publishing company in 1989 and earned huge profits after Vanilla Ice agreed to sign over royalties. He then formed an artist management company where he signed popular artists like DJ Quik and the D.O.C.  He also met N.W.A. of the gangster rap group.

Dr. Dre and D.O.C. were both members of N.W.A and wanted to leave their record label, Ruthless Label. They collaborated to form Death Row Records, and Knight was also involved. He promised to make the label the Motown during the 90s, which he fulfilled.

Knight and M.C. Hummer began their relationship back in 1988. After Hummer’s success with his “The Funky Headhunter” album in 1994, he signed with Death Row Records. Snoop Dogg and Tupac also signed during this time. Hummer later left the company after the death of Shakur. The label later collapsed after Dr. Dre became frustrated with the thuggish condition of the company. Knight also left to start his own company, Aftermath Entertainment.


Knight has not recorded many awards over the time he has been active. Maybe it is because of the many legal cases that he has had. He has spent much of his time in his career in jail for various criminal offenses. Nevertheless, he has been lucky as he has an award for the best sound truck of the year, 1995.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Suge Knight in 2024

Suge Knight Net Worth
Suge Knight Net Worth

As of 2024, Knight has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Knight had made a lot of money from his career doing various music executive duties. During his college and after college, he was a footballer, which added to his wealth.

He has also worked in various production companies and, at some point, started his own. All these have been a great source of income, but his current net worth is far low than what is expected of him. The reason behind his low income is the various legal issues he has faced. He has occasionally used his money to bail himself.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He owns Club 663, which is a private nightclub started in 1994 which was very exclusive, and entry was based on appointment only.
  • The gunshot that claimed the life of his friend, Tupac, also got him shot on his leg.
  • He filed a lawsuit against Kanye West in October 2008 over a gunshot in West’s party, where he got shot on his leg.

Suge Knight had a great career with good money, but the legal suits facing him have made him remain a low-income man. The criminal records have also made him lose focus in his career and even cost his self-esteem. Currently, he is incarcerated at RJ Donovan Correctional Facility located in San Diego and will be eligible for parole in July 2037.


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