DeVante Swing – Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Family, Biography

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DeVante Swing was born as Donald Earle DeGrate, Jr. on the 29th September 1969, in Hampton, Virginia USA, and is a musician, singer and songwriter, who is probably best recognized for being the founder of Jodeci, an R&B group which has released four studio albums, including “Forever My Lady” (1991) and “The Past, The Present, The Future” (2015). He is also known for being a record producer, owning the record label Swing Mob. His career has been active since 1987.

So, have you ever wondered how rich DeVante Swing is? Sources estimate that the total size of DeVante’s net worth is equal to $5 million as of mid- 2016, with the main source of this amount of money being his career in the music industry. Additional to this, he has collaborated with a great number of musicians, which has also added to his net worth.

DeVante Swing Net Worth $5 Million

DeVante Swing spent his childhood with brother Dalvin in Charlotte, North Carolina; he is the son of a former minister, and he hails from a family that belonged to the Pentecostal church. Thus, from an early age he was introduced to gospel music, and later he played 11 instruments and sang at the church. However, in his teens DeVante began rapping together with his brother Dalvin, and soon after they met the Hailey brothers.

In no time, DeVante’s career began when he formed the R&B group Jodeci in 1988, with his brother Mr. Dalvin, and Joel “JoJo” and Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey. The group signed with Uptown Records, and in 1991 released their first album, entitled “Forever My Lady” reaching No. 1 on the US R&B charts, and achieving a three times platinum success. They continued in the same way, as their second album “Diary Of A Mad Band” (1993), also topped the R&B charts, and achieved double platinum status, increasing DeVante’s net worth to a large degree.

The group released one more album, “The Show, The After Party, The Hotel” (1995), which achieved platinum status, adding further to the overall size of Devante’s net worth, before going on a hiatus that lasted 20 years. Most recently they have released their fourth studio album “The Past, The Present, The Future” (2015), which reached No. 2 on the US R&B charts.

Apart from his successful career as a member of Jodeci, DeVante has also been recognized as a producer, collaborating with numerous famous musicians including Mary J. Blige, Usher, Kurupt, Ray J, 2 Pac, Aerosmith, and many others, which has also contributed a lot to his net worth.

Furthermore, he started his own record label, Swing Mob, to which he signed artists such as Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Stevie J, and Ginuwine, among others. His net worth is certainly rising.

If to talk about his personal life, there is no information in the media about DeVante Swing, as he obviously keeps it private, although he is an active member across many of the most popular social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, on which he has a great number of followers.

Full Name DeVante Swing
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth September 29, 1969
Place Of Birth Hampton, Virginia, United States
Profession Singer, Rapper
Education Barry University
Nationality American
Children Justin Degrate, Dyana DeGrate
Siblings Dalvin DeGrate
Music Groups Jodeci
1 Brother of Dalvin Degrate.
2 Produced Songs for Tupac Shakur, including Pain.


Title Year Status Character
Magic Mike XXL 2015 writer: “Freek’n You” – as Donald DeGrate
Sex Tape 2014 writer: “Freek’n You” – as Donald Degrate
Think Like a Man 2012 writer: “Cry For You” – as Donald DeGrate
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: “Freek’n You” – as DeVante Swing
Above the Rim 1994 writer: “Part Time Lover” – as Devante Swing
Who’s the Man? 1993 producer: “Let’s Go Through the Motions” – as DeVante Swing / writer: “Let’s Go Through the Motions” – as Devante
CB4 1993 writer: “Come and Talk to Me” – as Devante
Class Act 1992 writer: “Forever My Lady” – as DeVante Swing
Strictly Business 1991 writer: “Times We Share”, “Let’s Fly” – as DeVante Swing


Title Year Status Character
MTV 20: Jams 2001 Video Himself (segment “Forever My Lady”) (as Jodeci)
1st Annual BET Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself – Presenter (as Jodeci)
In Living Color 1992-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself – Musical Guest
Out All Night 1992 TV Series Himself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself – Performer (as Jodeci)
Soul Train 1991-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest