Keith Sweat Net Worth: Keith Sweat is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, radio host, and author who has a net worth of $250 thousand as of 2022. Sweat is well known as one of the pioneers of the new jack swing musical movement.
He has managed to earn a lot of popularity in the country through releasing 13 solo studio albums such as 1987s Make It Last Forever, 1996s self-titled album, Keith Sweat, 2002s Rebirth, and 2018s Playing For Keeps.
Keith Sweat rose to fame in 1998 after releasing his 4th studio album titled, Get Up on It, and his self-titled 5th album, both of the projects became a massive success by reaching the top 10 on Billboard 200.
Later Sweat gained further recognition with his singles I Want Her, Twisted (ft Pretty Russ and Kut Klose), Make You Sweat, Come and Get with Me (ft Snoop Dogg), and Nobody (ft Kut Klose and Athena Cage).
As a record producer, Sweat has worked on tracks for a number of artists including, Immature, The O’Jays, Ol’ Skool, Men at Large, Chantay Savage, Dru Hill, and The Isley Brothers.
Apart from just being a singer, Sweat also earned fame by appearing in the films 1991s New Jack City, 2009s Pastor Brown, 2018s Love Magical, and he guest-starred in Martin and The Wayans Bros in 1997.
He became the host of the show called, The Sweat Hotel, and in 2013 his book was published titled, Make It Last Forever: The Dos and Don’ts. So let’s take a look at the total net worth of Keith Sweat his income sources, career, bio, and a lot more.
Net Worth 2022:
|Net Worth||$250 Thousand|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Profession||Singer, Record Producer|
Keith Douglas Sweat was born on the 22nd of July 1961, in the New York City borough of Harlem to parents Juanita Thompson and Charles Sweat. His father used to work in the factory while his mother was a hairdresser.
Sweat was raised by his mother Juanita alongside four siblings after his father died in 1973. To help the family, Keith began working as a night stock boy at Macy’s Department Store, and at the same time, he was attending City College.
At the same time in 1975, he started spending his weekends playing with a Harlem band named, Jamilah. He hasn’t shared about his early education, but we know that Keith completed his college graduation from the City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1980s and earned a degree in communications.
He also got a job as a mailroom clerk at a brokerage firm Paine Webber. He impressively established himself as a brokerage assistant at the New York Stock Exchange within four years. During his time at the New York Mercantile Exchange, he also worked as a supervisor.
After joining the band Jamilah, Sweat came up as a lead singer and performed in different places including Connecticut, New Jersey, as well as New York City. In 1984 Keith decided to start his solo career, to do that he left the band and began recording some songs with the independent label called Stadium Records.
Later in 1987, he got an opportunity to sign a deal with Vintertainment Records. Under the label, Keith dropped his debut studio album, Make It Last Forever in November 1987.
The album became a massive success by reaching number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart as well as number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The triple Platinum album included the hit single I Want Her which made its place on the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.
Following the success, Keith released his second studio album, I’ll Give All My Love to You, in 1990 which went 2x Platinum and has managed to sell more than 2 million copies worldwide.
In the following year, he dropped his third album, Keep It Comin, which again became successful by debuting on the Top 20 of the album chart. In 1994, Keith came up with his fourth album, Get Up on It, reaching number 1 n the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Before that, in 1992 he discovered the band Silk with whom he helped to release their debut album titled, Lose Control, which hit number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In the very next year, Sweat discovered another female R&B group called, Kut Klose. He worked as a producer for the group’s debut album, Surrender.
The biggest breakthrough moment of his career came in 1996 when he released the album entitled, Keith Sweat, which became one of his most successful projects by reaching number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as well as number 5 on the Billboard 200 charts.
The album also received the 4x Platinum certification. His other successful sixth album Still in the Game, was released in 1998 and was also certified Platinum. Keith continued to release albums including, Didn’t See Me Coming in 2000 which went Gold and reached the top 40, and then dropped the eighth album, Rebirth.
Keith came to the limelight after releasing his ninth album, Just Me in 2008, which made its place in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Sweat’s following three albums reached the top 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, which includes Ridin’ Solo (2010), Til the Morning (2011), and Dress to Impress (2016). His next album, Playing For Keeps, was released in 2018 and included the hit tracks such as How Many Ways (ft K-Ci) and Boomerang (ft Candace Price).
Apart from these projects, Sweat also dropped two live albums, 2003s Sweat Hotel Live and 2007s Sweat Hotel Live. Keith teamed up with Johnny Gill and Gerald Levert to release the album, 1997s Levert.Sweat.Gill and 2003s LSG2. In 2021, Keith entered with Bobby Brown in the Verzuz battle and he performed many hit tracks.
Awards and Nominations:
Keith Sweat has been working in the entertainment and music industry for many years and he has managed to earn 4 nominations for American Music Award and won the 1997s Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Award.
He also received Favorite Soul/R&B Album award nominations twice in 1991 and 1998. In 2013 Sweat earned the Soul Train Awards in the title of Lifetime Achievement Award.
He further received 8 Soul Train Award nominations in the category of Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Song of the Year for songs and albums including,
- 1989s I Want Her, Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Single – Male for 1989s track Make It Last Forever,
- Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year – Male for 1991s I’ll Give All My Love to You,
- R&B/Soul Album of the Year – Male for 1995s Get Up On It, Best R&B/Soul Single – Group,
- Band or Duo for 1998s My Body, Best R&B/Soul Album – Group,
- Band or Duo for 1999s Levert.Sweat.Gill” (1999), and some others.
Keith Sweat began dating American television personality Lisa Wu and the two got married in 1992. At that time, Lisa was also the star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
In 1995, the two welcomed their first child a son named Jordan. Then in 1998, they were blessed with their second son Justin. After being in a relationship for almost 10 years, Keith and Lisa decided to get separated and they got divorced in 2002.
Keith Sweat also has 3 daughters namely, Keisha, Keia, and Amaya, with Tracy J, and a son named Joshua.
Apart from having success in both the film and music industry, Keith faced a lot of troubles while growing up. In 2012 PMI Mortgage sued him for dying to complete payments on a house in Detroit.
Sweat allegedly defaulted on a $450,000 mortgage according to the report of a lawsuit. The property was sold and foreclosed by the bank. The bank even still owned over 200k dollars after the sale.
The mortgage company was eventually granted $253k in damages and even went so far as to sue to garnish Keth’s earnings and get a lien on his further investments.
|Full Name||Keith Douglas Sweat|
|Age||61 years old|
|Date Of Birth||July 22, 1961|
|Birth Place||Harlem, New York,
|Hometown||Harlem, New York City|
|Height||5 ft. 10 inch ( 180 cm)|
|Weight||72 kg (152 lbs)|
|Children||Jordan Sweat, Justin Sweat|
Keith Sweat Net Worth:
As of 2022, Keith Sweat Net Worth is estimated to be around $250 thousand. He began his career in the late 1980s and has accumulated that fortune from his passion as a singer and record producer.
Sweat earned a pretty good amount of money but in recent years he began facing financial problems. Keith has owed back taxes to the state, which finished up taking money out of his pocket.
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