Swizz Beatz was born as Kasseem Dean in The Bronx, New York City, on September 13, 1978, Swizz Beatz is an African-American DJ, producer, rapper and painter with an estimated net worth of $65 million.
Beatz had a troublesome education environment and as such he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and worked for his uncles who were working as CEOs with the Ruff Ryders label. His path to becoming a millionaire began as a DJ and later went on to produce tracks when aged just 16 thanks to the opportunity presented by his uncles working with Ruff Ryders label.
Beatz’s first beat was DMX’s Ruff Ryders Anthem. He went on to produce other popular tracks for Noreaga and Jay-Z when still a teenager. In addition, Beatz produced most of the tracks for the compilation of the Ryde of Die Vol.1 as well as the first album of singer and actor Eve.
By 2001, Beatz was thinking big and he, alongside Clive Davis, founded the Full Surface recording label, signing Cassidy as the first artist. A lot of Swizz Beatz’s work received less credit; however, it was until 2002’s release of his first solo album called G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories that many started recognizing his style of production and interesting ideas. This was the start to what was to become a very successful five year period, where he landed hit after hit .
More than a decade since he made his first production, Swizz Beatz has gone ahead to work with some big names in the industry such as Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Alicia Keys. In 2007, Swizz Beatz released his second successful solo album called One Man Band. More recently, Beatz announced a lucrative deal with Reebok. According to About.com, Swizz Beatz is the 27th greatest producer of hip hop and listed by the Source among the 20 greatest producers.
In 2010, Swizz Beatz tied the notch with singer Alicia Keys and the two have a son together called Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean, who was born on October 14, 2010.