Noah Shebib, aka “40”, is a Canadian record producer and former child star.
Shebib, 35, is one of the top producers in the music industry. He’s worked with Drake, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Action Bronson, and Jamie Foxx. Shebib is also one-third of the founders of the OVO Sound label.
His style of production, down-tempo and ambient, has gained mass appeal amongst the music world. And that appeal has increased his worth tenfold.
And now as his popularity continues to grow, how much is Shebib really worth?
Noah “40” Shebib Net Worth 2019: $ 4 Million
The record producer and one time Grammy Award winner is worth $4 million dollars. Shebib should see that number go up with OVO continuing to set the standard for music production.
Early Life (1983-2000)
Noah James Shebib was born in Toronto, Ontario on March 31, 1983. He was born to mother and actress Tedde Moore and father and director Donald Shebib.
Shebib was of Lebanese and Irish descent. He was also brought quickly into showbiz in his teen years.
As a child actor, Shebib found roles in television and films. His first major role came in 1996 at age 13, when he performed on an episode of the television series Goosebumps. Other than Goosebumps, Shebib was a consistent presence on the award-winning show Wind at My Back.
Shebib’s biggest role as a child came as one of the lead male roles on the critically-acclaimed show, The Virgin Suicides.
The youngster before he transitioned to music, played small roles in The Last Don and the flick Perfect Pie. Perfect Pie would be Shebib’s last acting role before he decided to retire.
When Shebib started his music career, he began crafting his own beats. Performing alongside with artist MC Elite, Shebib DJ’d under the name DJ Decibel. After a short while, he turned from DJ to music producer.
As a producer, Shebib worked with many of Toronto’s most locally-known acts, including Empire, Knamelis, Stolenowners, and Christopher Morales, and Saukrates. Working with these artists, the Toronto native earned the nickname, “40 Days and 40 Nights”, which has stuck with him to this day.
Shebib got the “40 Days and 40 Nights” nickname for his method of working in the studio throughout the night and not sleeping.
In 2005, Shebib’s world would change when he began not just working, but creating a friendship with Degrassi star Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake. The two collaborated on Degrassi Unscripted, with Shebib producing. Shebib told the future hip-hop star after just a few days working together, “we’re going to take over the world together”.
2009, Shebib put himself on the map. He was the exclusive producer of Drake’s mixtape Gone So Far with fellow Toronto-based producer, Boi-1da. He recorded and mixtaped every track on Gone So Far and Trey Songz album Ready. Shebib’s work earned him a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
That year, he also helped produce Lil Wayne’s single, “I’m Single”, and Alicia Keys’ song “Un-Thinkable“, and “Demonstrate”.by JoJo Shebib kept his roll going helping produce Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later. He would receive his second Gold from the RIAA for that album.
In 2012, Shebib, with Drake and Oliver El-Khatib founded the record label OVO. After founding OVO, Shebib and Drake collaborated again for Drake from 2011 to 2012 on his second album, Take Care. The track “Headlines” on Take Care earned Shebib a platinum award from Music Canada and a 3X Platinum certification from the RIAA.
The full album was some of Shebib’s most recognized. He received a 2X-Platinum recognition from the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association, gold from the BPI (British Phonographic Industry), a 2X-Platinum award from Music Canada, and a Platinum award from Recorded Music NZ (RIANZ).
At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Take Care won the nomination for Best Rap Album and Shebib won the award for Best producer and engineer/mixer.
Following his Grammy Award win, Shebib continued to produce great tracks and albums. His production of Drake’s song “Hold On, We’re Going Home” was some of his best to date. He also produced Drake’s single “All Me” that got excellent feedback.
Over the past few years, the 35-year old just keeps going, working with new artists. He produced Young Money’s single “Trophies” in 2014, “Actin Crazy” from Action Bronson and “My Love” from Majid Jordan in 2015, “Summer Sixteen” (Drake), “Come and See Me” (Party/NextDoor), and “One Dance” on Drake’s acclaimed album Views all in the year 2016.
Noah Shebib was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis on his 22nd birthday after experiencing strange feelings in his legs.