Keith Sweat Net Worth 2022 Biography

Keith Sweat is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement. He is known for his collection of hits including “I Want Her”, “Make It Last Forever”, “I’ll Give All My Love to You”, “Make You Sweat”, “Get Up on It”, “Twisted” and “Nobody”.

Keith Sweat Net Worth 2022 Biography
Keith Sweat Net Worth 2022 Biography

Keith Sweat Biography

Full Name Keith Douglas Sweat
Nickname Keith
Age 61 years old
Date Of Birth July 22, 1961
Birth Place Harlem, New York,
United States
Nationality American
Hometown Harlem, New York City
Height 5 ft. 10 inch ( 180 cm)
Weight 72 kg (152 lbs)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Marital Status Divorced
Girlfriend Joanne Humphrey
Children Jordan Sweat, Justin Sweat
Father Charles Sweat
Mother Juanita Sweat

Keith Sweat Net Worth 2022

Net Worth: $350 Thousand
Date of Birth: Jul 22, 1961 (61 years old)
Gender: Male
Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Radio personality, Film Score Composer, Actor, Singer, Composer
Nationality: United States of America

Early Life

Keith Sweat was born Keith Douglas Sweat on July 22, 1961, in Harlem, New York City. His mother, Juanita Thompson, was a hairdresser, and his father, Charles Sweat, worked in a factory. After Charles passed away in 1973, Juanita raised Keith and his four siblings as a single mother. Sweat worked at Macy’s as a night stock boy while attending City College, and he spent his weekends playing with a band called Jamilah. He later took a job in the mail room at the brokerage firm Paine Webber, and within four years, he became a brokerage assistant at the New York Stock Exchange. Keith was also a supervisor at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Personal Life

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.

Financial Issues

Unfortunately Keith ran into various financial issues later in his career. In 2012, Sweat was sued by PMI Mortgage for failing to make payments on a house in Detroit. According to the lawsuit, he allegedly defaulted on a $450,000 mortgage. The house was foreclosed and sold by the bank. Even after the sale, the bank was still owed more than $200,000. The mortgage company was eventually awarded $253,000 in damages and even went so far as to sue to garnish Sweat’s wages and get a lien on his other assets.

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.


As the lead singer of Jamilah, Sweat performed in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. He left the band to pursue a solo career in 1984 and recorded a few songs with the independent label Stadium Records. In 1987, Keith signed with Vintertainment Records, and he released his debut album, “Make It Last Forever,” in November of that year. The album went 3x Platinum and reached #15 on the “Billboard” 200 chart and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and the single “I Want Her” topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Sweat followed his successful debut with the 2x Platinum “I’ll Give All My Love to You” (1990) and the Platinum “Keep It Comin'” (1991) and “Get Up on It” (1994), which all reached #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Around this time, he also discovered the bands Silk and Kut Klose.

In 1996, Keith released his most successful album, “Keith Sweat,” which was certified 4x Platinum and reached #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #5 on the “Billboard” 200 chart. His sixth album, 1998’s “Still in the Game,” was certified Platinum, and album #7, 2000’s “Didn’t See Me Coming,” went Gold. The six albums Sweat has released since “Didn’t See Me Coming” did not reach Gold or Platinum status, but 2008’s “Just Me” reached the top 10 on the “Billboard” 200 chart and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. “Ridin’ Solo” (2010), “Til the Morning” (2011), and “Dress to Impress” (2016) all reached the top 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 2018, Keith released the album “Playing For Keeps” and the singles “How Many Ways” (featuring K-Ci) and “Boomerang” (featuring Candace Price). He has also released the live albums “Keith Sweat Live” (2003) and “Sweat Hotel Live” (2007), and he collaborated with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill on the albums “Levert.Sweat.Gill” (1997) and “LSG2” (2003). In July 2021, Sweat took part in a “Verzuz” battle with Bobby Brown and performed several of his hits.

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