Scooter Braun

Scooter Braun
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Braun on stage at Tech Crunch Disrupt in 2010
Born
Scott Samuel Braun

(1981-06-18) June 18, 1981 (age 38)
Occupation
  • Entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
  • investor
  • record executive[1]
Years active2003–present
Organization100 Thieves
TitleChairman of Ithaca Ventures
Owner of School Boy Records and co-owner of Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG)
Spouse(s)
Yael Cohen (m. 2014)
Children3
Musical career
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Associated acts

Scott Samuel "Scooter" Braun (born June 18, 1981) is an American entrepreneur, record executive, talent manager, investor, philanthropist, and record label owner.[2][3][4][5] The founder of entertainment and media company SB Projects, Braun represents, most notably, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, among other artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, J Balvin, Demi Lovato,[6] and Tori Kelly.[7][8] He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016.[9] Braun is also co-founder of the comic-film studio, Mythos Studios, along with Hollywood producer David Maisel and co-owner of the esports team 100 Thieves.[10][11]

In 2013, Braun was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.[12] In 2018, Braun co-organized March for Our Lives, the student-led demonstration for stricter gun laws which USA Today measured as the largest single-day protest in Washington, D.C. history.[13]

Early life

Braun was born in New York City to Conservative Jewish parents,[14] Ervin and Susan (née Schlussel) Braun. Ervin's parents "had barely escaped" the Holocaust, and lived in Hungary until 1956. Shortly before the Soviet Union intervened to suppress the Hungarian Revolution, they fled to the United States. Ervin grew up in Queens, and became a dentist; Susan Schlussel Braun was an orthodontist. After the couple married, they settled in Greenwich, Connecticut.[15][16]

Braun has four siblings: Liza, Cornelio, Sam, and Adam.[17] Adam Braun is the founder of Pencils of Promise, a charitable organization focused on building schools in the developing world.[15][18]

Braun grew up in Cos Cob, Connecticut and attended Greenwich High School where he was elected class president.[19] He played basketball from age 13 to 18 in the Amateur Athletic Union with the Connecticut Flame.[17][15] When Braun was 17, his parents adopted Sam Mahanga and Cornelio Giubunda, former members of the Mozambique junior-national team. Without a team at the time because of an athletic-basketball program that had soured, Ervin Braun recruited them for an all-star tournament. Mahanga and Giubunda became stars in the Greenwich High basketball team despite being heckled by fans—an experience that affected the Brauns tremendously.[20] While at Greenwich High School Braun entered a video-documentary contest for National History Day with a 10-minute piece titled The Hungarian Conflict about Jews in Hungary before, during, and after the Holocaust. The film won in regional and state competitions and then placed third overall.[15] A member of Braun's family sent the film to director Steven Spielberg's office, who, in turn, submitted Braun's video to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Braun has said Spielberg's affirmation was one of the most inspirational moments in his life.[15]

Braun went to college at Emory University in Atlanta where he also played college basketball until his sophomore year.[15] After Jermaine Dupri asked him to become the head of marketing at his label, So So Def, Braun reportedly dropped out of university without a degree.[20][21][22]

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