Damon “Dame” Dash
Born: May 3, 1971
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5′ 10″
Industry: Music (Producer), Actor
Net Worth: -$2 million
It’s hard to be at the top of your game and then fall so dramatically and so hard. But Damon “Dame” Dash is yet another casualty of the music industry. A founder of the well-known and well-respected Roc-a-Fella Records, Dash once worked with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop. This includes Jay-Z, for whom he at one time served as a manager business partner. However, his soured relationship with Jay-Z played a large part in his current financial situation. As the vast majority of his success was tied directly to Jay-Z’s success, when Dash officially left Jay-Z’s side, he floundered. It’s not known whether Dash’s more successful cousin, Stacey Dash, has helped him financially. However, Dame Dash has managed to maintain some business connections. This includes his involvement with a fingerprint payment app called Blind Debit. The app never took off, although it is still available on the iOS App Store. To his credit, Dash was directly responsible for discovering Kanye West. Whether that was a good or bad thing is still up for debate.