Swizz Beatz is an American by his nationality. He is a record producer, rapper, DJ, and an entrepreneur who started his musical career as a DJ.
When Beatz was 16 years old, he gained fame in the industry of hip hop through the friendship as well as work with East Coast rapper DMX and Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label.
- Full Name: Kasseem David Dean
- Birth Date: 13th September 1978 (aged 40 years old)
- Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States of America
Swizz Beatz: Personal life
Swizz Beatz is originally from The Bronx, New York, USA. He took his first breath in this world on 13th September of the year 1978 which has now made him reach at the age of 40. Although he is known by the stage name “Swizz Beatz”, his real name is Kasseem David Dean.
His parents got divorced when he was a young boy and after that, he lost in touch with his father. Bentz was raised up by his mother in North East Bronx. Later, he began working with his uncles Darrin Dean and Joaquin.
Swizz has married twice and divorced once. He was previously married to his then-wife named Mashonda Tifrere with whom he tied his knot in the year 2004. Later, they got divorced in May of 2010 citing irresponsible differences.
After that, Beatz started dating Alicia Keys. They knew each other since their teenage. The couple made an announcement about their engagement and also about expecting their baby in May 2010.
Swizz and Alicia exchanged their vows on 31st July of 2010 in a private ceremony near the Mediterranean Sea. Besides that, he has 5 children from his both marriages.
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Record producer, Rapper, DJ, and Entrepreneur
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Religion: Christianity
- Height: 6 feet and 1 Inches/ 1.85 m
- Weight: 78 Kilograms/ 171.96 lbs
- Education: Harvard University
- Married: Yes (Twice)
- Divorced: Yes (Once)
- Wives: Mashonda Tifrere (2004-7th May 2010) and Alicia Keys (31st July 2010-Present)
- Children: 5 (Genesis, Egypt, Kasseem, Prince Nasir, and Nicole)
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Black
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
Swizz Beatz: Career
It was during Swizz’s teenage when he started DJing. After that, he released two albums. The first one was a compilation which is entitled as Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories released in 2002 and the other was a debut studio album known as One Man Band Man in 2007.
Beatz then released his 2nd-studio album in November of the year 2018 which he entitled as Poison that features the collaborations with many hip hop artists. Additionally, Swizz has also produced multiple hit singles for numbers of prominent artists across various music genres such as pop, hip hop, soul, and R&B.
Besides that, Beatz was named as the first Producer in Residence at New York University from 2010-11 academic year. He was also ranked at number 27 by About.com on the list of Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers.
Additionally, Swizz was also included on the list of 20 Greatest Producers in the history of 20 years by The Source. He has been named as the best rap producer by the fellow American rapper as well as a producer Kanye West.
Prior to music, Swizz also partnered with a popular clothing company called Kidrobot in 2003. It is a creator as well as a retailer of limited-edition art toys and clothing. Later in 2010, he revealed on Twitter about his new sneaker line with the Reebok.
Beatz is also an avid art collector. He also paints in his spare time and donates the money that he earns from his paintings to the “Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation”. In addition to that, Swizz has also become involved in the design and launch of Aston Martin Rapide in 2010.
The next year, he became an official face of “Lotus cars” until the CEO Dany Bahar left that company. Beatz then subsequently returned to Aston Martin for the year 2013. He also invested in as well as joined the Board of Monster and became involved in the product management and marketing activities.
- Profession: Record producer, Rapper, DJ, and Entrepreneur
- Years active: 1994-Present
Swizz Beatz: Net Worth
Being such a talented and popular personality, Swizz has been able to earn a huge amount of money from his work. His net worth has been estimated to be around $100 million.