Sway Calloway Net Worth

Sway Calloway Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Sway Calloway net worth is
$5 Million

Sway Calloway Wiki Biography

Sway Calloway, born on the 23rd of August 1970, is an American rapper, producer and host, popularly known as one half of the team Sway & King Tech, and a prominent reporter for MTV.
So how much is Calloway’s net worth? As of early 2016, it is reported by sources to be $5 million, gained mostly from his albums, and television and radio shows.

Calloway grew up in Oakland, California and has always had a passion for performing. Calloway became a local celebrity on San Francisco’s Pier 39, known for being a rapper and battling in b-boy performances. After high school, he met DJ King Tech and they started to perform as a team in various clubs and events in their hometown.

Sway Calloway Net Worth $5 Million

The two started to release independent albums, until Giant Records noticed their work, and the discovery of the duo led to their album “Concrete Jungle” in 1990. The success of their first major album led to their new project: disc jockeys on their own radio program. Their show “The Wake Up Show” started broadcasting in the Bay area, and eventually made its way through the airwaves of San Francisco, Chicago and even in Los Angeles. The show features the newest songs, and also interviews famous and even up-and-coming celebrities and artists. Their net worth continued to rise.

The success of their radio show not only increased their net worth but also opened new doors of opportunities. Interscope Records approached the duo to work with them in releasing another album. In 1999, their second album “This or That” was released, featuring various hip hop artists including Eminem, Xzibit and RZA. The album was a success, gaining wide recognition.

In 2000, MTV reached out to Calloway to be part of their network as one of its correspondents. This career move increased Calloway’s popularity and net worth and also made him a prominent personality in the world of music. Calloway began hosting shows like “Total Request Live” and “Direct Affect”, and later on became one of MTV’s regular reporter in live events such as the MTV Video Music Awards.

However, in 2005, aside from the release of their third album “Back 2 Basics” under their own record label Bolo Entertainment, Calloway ended his contract with MTV without any plans of renewing it. However, in 2006 Calloway changed his mind and signed another contract with MTV under the condition that he would be able to produce and bring new projects to the network.

With his successful run in music and the popularity and influence of his shows on radio and television, Calloway’s fame and reputation grew, making him one of the most prominent icons in the industry. He was able to interview well known personalities from music icons like 50 Cent, Kanye West and Jay-Z to name a few and was also given the chance to interview many political leaders including Ed Gillespie, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and even US President Barack Obama.

Today, Calloway is the host of his own radio show “Sway in the Morning”. The program started in June of 2011, and airs Mondays through Fridays on SiriusXM channel 45.

In his personal life, Sway Calloway keeps most elements private, but cannot hide 16 year-old daughter Kayoni, although other details are mysterious.

Full NameSway
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 23, 1970
Place Of BirthOakland, California, United States
ProfessionTV Journalist, Journalist, Musician, Rapper
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenKayoni Calloway
NicknamesDJ Sway , Sway
AwardsBET Hip Hop Award for Best UK Act, BET Hip Hop Award for Best UK Act, BET Hip Hop Award for Best UK Act
Music GroupsSway & King Tech, Sway & King Tech
NominationsBET Award for Best International Act: UK, BET Award for Best International Act: UK, BET Award for Best International Act: UK
MoviesPaper Chasers, Paper Chasers
TV ShowsOff the Bat from the MLB Fan Club


One Shot2016TV Series executive producer
Behind the Movie: Exploring Chicago with the Cast of Barbershop - The Next Cut2016TV Series executive producer
All That Matters2015TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes


Luke Cage2016TV SeriesSway Calloway
Empire2015TV SeriesSway Calloway
Ether Battle Rap2014VideoSWAY - Commentator
Battle of the Year2013Sway Calloway (as Sway Calloway)
The Boondocks2007TV SeriesSway
The Parkers2001TV SeriesCory


Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentary special thanks - segment "Two Words"


The View2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Mac Dre: Legend of the Bay2015DocumentaryHimself (voice)
Top Five2014Himself
Total Ariana Live2014TV MovieHimself
Frankie Cutlass: 20 Years of the Hip Hop Anthem2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
RapFix Live2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
MTVU Woodie Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Sama'an Ashrawi's All-Star Tribute to U.G.K.2013DocumentarySway
Til Infinity: The Souls of Mischief2013DocumentaryHimself
MTV and VH1 Grammy Night Live2013TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Big and Best of 20122012TV MovieHimself - Host
Restore the Shore2012TV MovieHimself - Host
Black Girls Rock! 20122012TV MovieHimself
Ask Obama Live2012TV MovieHimself
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2012TV SeriesHimself
Hip Hop Homecoming2012TV MovieHimself
2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show2012TV SpecialHimself - MTV Correspondent (as Sway Calloway)
MTV2 Sucker Free2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
MTV Video Music Awards 2011 Pre-Show2011TV SpecialHimself - MTV Correspondent
MTV News2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011DocumentaryHimself
2011 MTV Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Monika's Day2010ShortHimself
Nicki Minaj: My Time Now2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Time Rush2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
A Conversation with President Obama2010TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 2010 Pre Show2010TV SpecialHimself - MTV Correspondent
Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ2010TV MovieHimself
2010 MTV Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 2009 Pre-Show2009TV SpecialHimself
FM2009TV SeriesHimself
Damaged: A Making the Band Special2009TV MovieHimself
Ghostride the Whip2008Video documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Final Chapter2008DocumentaryHimself
The Boondocks2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
MTV VMA Pre Show Royale2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
MTV News Presents: The Hottest MCs in the Game2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV News Presents: The Greatest Hip-Hop Groups of All Time2007TV MovieHimself
Stomp the Yard2007Himself (uncredited)
Reality Check: Junior M.A.F.I.A. vs. Lil' Kim2006Video documentaryHimself
MTV Movie Awards 2006 Pre-Show2006TV SpecialHimself - Host
Diary2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock the Bells2006DocumentaryHimself - Host
The Hip Hop Project2006DocumentaryHimself
My Block: Puerto Rico2006TV Movie documentaryHost
Pimpalation: Return of the Trill2006DocumentaryHimself
MTV News Presents: Growing Up Black in America2006TV Movie documentaryHost
MTV News: All Up in the Grammys 20062006TV MovieHimself - Host
MTV News Presents: The Greatest Hip-Hop MC's of All Time2006TV MovieHimself
Hood Hoops2005Video documentary
Decade of Destruction2005Video documentarySway
Monsta' Mode: A Day in the Life of True Hip Hop Dancers2005Video documentary
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show2005TV SpecialHimself - Interviewer
Be2005Video documentary shortInterviewer
My Block: Houston2005TV MovieHimself
MTV News: All Up in the Grammys 20052005TV MovieHimself - Host
The Evolution of Eminem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewer
2004 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show by the Shore2004TV SpecialHimself - Host
MTV Movie Awards 2004 Pre-Show2004TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
MTV Backstage at the Grammys 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Host
MC Battle II: The Takeover in Times Square2003TV MovieHimself - Host
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act2003TV SpecialHimself - Host
MC Battle2003TV SpecialHimself
Paper Chasers2003DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - VJ
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act2002TV SpecialHimself - Host
Chart Attack2002TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2001TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act2001TV SpecialHimself - Host
Grab the Mic: 20 Years of Hip-Hop on MTV2001TV Movie documentaryHost
Def Jam Uncensored2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Direct Effect2000TV SeriesHimself (2000-)
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme2000DocumentaryHimself
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor1998Video shortHimself
U1995TV SeriesHimself (music artist)

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Love & Hip Hop2017TV SeriesHimself
The Boondocks2008TV SeriesHimself
Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren2006Video documentaryHimself (as Sway Calloway)

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