Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean) is a prolific producer in the hip-hop industry. Born September 13, 1978, Dean was raised by his mother in the South Bronx, where he first encountered hip-hop. Swizz Beatz is married to acclaimed R&B singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, with whom he has one child. He also has three other children, including one with ex-wife, R&B singer-songwriter Mashonda.
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2. Income & Salary
He began his fil
Swizz began to produce tracks at age 16. A year later he sold his first beat to rapper DMX, which eventually became the major hit single “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”. Swizz Beatz would go on to produce other 1998 hits such as “Banned from T.V.” by Noreaga and “Money, Cash, Hoes” by Jay-Z, among others. In 2001, in a joint venture with Clive Davis, he started his own record label, Full Surface, which became a subsidiary of Davis’s label J Records. The first artist signed to Full Surface Records was Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy in 2002. In 2010, Swizz Beatz was nominated for three Grammy Awards, winning one (Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group “On To The Next One”). Hip-Hop magazine The Source placed Swizz on its list of the “20 Greatest Producers” in the magazine’s 20-year history. He has been praised by fellow artists and producers, including Kanye West. Swizz Beatz was named the first “Producer in Residence” at New York University, for the 2010-2011 academic year.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Swizz Beatz has an estimated net worth of $65 million. He is among hip-hop’s highest earners. In 2013 his reported earnings were around $8.5 million. The previous year reported earnings of $7 million.