Biography facts about Tim Westwood, one of the world’s renowned radio and Tv personalities from British who worked for BBC Radio 1Xtra and now for Capital Radio.
Tim Westwood is a British DJ and presenter of radio and television. He is often referred to by other DJs and artists appearing on his shows simply as Westwood.
He presented the MTV UK show Pimp My Ride UK.
In 2013, Westwood left BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra after nearly twenty years and returned to Capital Radio.
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Tim Westwood Profile Summary
|Celebrated Name:||Tim Westwood|
|Net Worth:||$13 million|
|Profession:||Presenter, Disc jockey, radio personality|
|Birthday:||October 3, 1957|
|Age:||64 Years Old in 2021|
|Place Of Brith:||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Parents:||Bill Westwood, Shirley Jennings|
|Genres:||Hip hop; grime; R&B; dancehall; bashment; reggae.|
|Albums:||Albums: Westwood Hip Hop Club Bangers.|
|Tv Shows:||Pimp My Ride, Pimp My Ride (UK)|
|Annual Income:||$7.1K – $114.1K from YouTube ads|
Tim Westwood’s Biography
#1. Tim Westwood was born on 3 October 1957 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.
#2. He is 64 years of age in 2021.
#3. Tim Westwood is a well renowned British radio presenter, television presenter, and DJ.
#4. The names of Tim’s parents are Bill Westwood and Shirley Jennings.
#5. Tim is 6 ft 3 in (1.93 m) tall.
#6. He’s long specialized in hip hop and related styles, who was a colleague of John Peel on BBC Radio 1 from 1994 to 2004.
#7. Tim Westwood is best known for being the host of the UK version of “Pimp My Ride”.
#8. He is often referred to by other DJs and artists appearing on his shows simply as Westwood.
#9. Westwood started his career as a DJ for several radio stations; he helped form Kiss FM and is the co-owner of the station, and was also a DJ for LWR in the 1980s.
#10. In 1987, he became part of the mainstream station Capital FM, then seven years later, after a shakeup of Radio 1 he was given the “Rap Show”. He hosted the Capital FM “Rap Show” until 1994 when he would leave the station.
#11. He became the presenter of the show and so has become one of the longest-serving broadcasters on Radio 1.
#12. His debut came on March 23, 1985, as a guest on a BBC program called “Meridian”. Westwood became the program’s first presenter and has since become one of the longest-tenured broadcasters at Radio 1.
#13. He made an appearance in the BBC documentary “Bad Meaning Good” which took a look at the early work of his company Justice Entertainment.
#14. He continued getting exposure through both radio and television, appearing on “Night Network” which was produced by London Weekend Television. Thanks to his popularity, he was often mentioned on rap records.
#15. His net worth was starting to increase, partly because he was the only well-known DJ in Britain that played hip hop on legal radio.
#16. He was named three times as Best UK Radio DJ in the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards.
#17. He then joined Radio 1 and hosted the first national rap show in the UK.
#18. He also hosted a weekday drive time show at BBC before getting replaced in 2012.
#19. He stayed with BBC for nearly 20 years before leaving the company to rejoin Capital FM.
#20. He now works as part of Capital Xtra.
#21. Westwood has received some criticism during the course of his career; in 2006, he was accused of encouraging knife and gun crime by Prime Minister David Cameron.
#22. Other critics have also pointed at Tim’s Black British pronunciation which is said to be opposed to his middle-class origin.
#23. He’s also been accused of giving false statements about his age and background to the media.
#24. For his personal life, despite his public profile, only rumors suggest that Tim is married with two children.
#25. Tim was injured in a drive-by shooting in South London in 1999. According to reports, gunmen on a motorbike approached his car and shot him.
#26. Aside from this, Sacha Baron Cohen has stated that his Ali G character was inspired by Westwood.
#27. In 2000, 2003, and 2005, he was honored with the best UK Radio DJ title at the Music of Black Origin Awards.
#28. His BBC Radio 1 show kicked off with a live performance by Puff Daddy and Notorious B.I.G.
#29. In 2013, he left the BBC to return to Capital FM, broadcasting on Capital Xtra on Saturday nights.
#30. His channel features artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Drake just to mention a few.
#31. In 2002, Westwood appeared in an episode of Fifth Gear when he was interviewed by Adrian Simpson; Simpson was presenting a segment on American commercial vehicles, and so Westwood showed him his GMC Yukon and Ford Econoline.
#32. During his career, Westwood has DJed for many radio stations, including the newly formed radio stations Kiss FM (which he co-owned) and LWR in the 1980s, followed by mainstream station Capital FM (from 1987).
#33. In December 1994, following a shake-up of Radio 1 by the then chief executive Matthew Bannister, he was given the new national Radio 1 Rap Show. He was the Radio 1 Rap Show’s first presenter.
Links To Peel
#34. On the surface, Westwood and Peel could appear to have had a lot in common: both men had been born to privilege, old-establishment backgrounds – Westwood was famously the son of one of the few Church of England bishops still to have supported Margaret Thatcher by the mid-1980s – and both rejected the trappings of such a world.
#35. Both had connections to East Anglia, though in Westwood’s case he rarely returned after having been brought up there, whereas Peel chose to live there later in life.
#36. Peel had been one of the few national DJs (and indeed sometimes the only one) to have championed hip-hop during Westwood’s long apprenticeship on London pirate stations and then on Capital FM, which at the time broadcast in the London area only, and it was clear when Westwood first arrived at Radio 1 that his arrival on national radio was part of a culture shift at the station which Peel welcomed and supported.
#37. Peel’s Friday night show preceded Westwood’s show in 1995 and early 1996. On 23 February 1996 Peel linked into Westwood by playing a German-language hip-hop track, which might have been a subtle and codified message suggesting that Westwood was as much part of an “Anglosphere Only Movement” – something Peel strongly opposed – as, say, Tony Blackburn (to whom Westwood has some interesting parallels which the latter’s fans would never have accepted or recognized as such).
#38. Moreover, Peel’s musical excitement at hip-hop in the 1980s had always been tempered by a distaste for some of its more sexist lyrics, and as the genre became more commercial and mainstream in the 1990s and early 2000s, with lyrics both increasingly sexist and increasingly acquisitive in a manner which alienated Peel but seemed to excite Westwood, Peel showed little interest in these styles, which (much to the chagrin of readers of Hip Hop Connection magazine in the late 1990s) came to dominate Westwood’s playlists, while Westwood seemed to regard the more underground and alternative styles of hip-hop which Peel continued to support as irrelevant and too “indie”.
Tim Westwood’s YouTube Channel Information
#39. Tim Westwood created his YouTube channel on January 11, 2007.
#40. As of 2021, the channel has 1.29 million subscribers.
#41. With 2,703 uploaded videos on the channel, it has garnered over 562 million total views.
#42. The YouTube channel is under the music category and it ranks the 21,001st most subscribed channel in the world and the 727th in the United States.
#43. The first-ever video on the channel was titled “Westwood – Westwood repping the party hard!” which had gathered 8.1K views since it was uploaded 14 years ago.
#44. The top three most viewed videos on Tim Westwood channel are “Enemien’s Biggest Ever Freestyle In The World”, “Juicy Wrld Freestyle (RIP) Hour Of Fire Over Eminem”, and “Eminem vrs Royce DA 5’9 & Mr. Porter freestyle” with 68 million, 22 million and 20 million views in 2021.
#45. Almost all the world’s top rappers have been featured on Tim Westwood’s show to exhibit their rap prowess.
How much money does Tim Westwood make on YouTube? (Social Blade)
#46. Tim makes an estimated revenue of $20 – $317 in a day on YouTube, according to Social Blade.
#47. Westwood makes an estimated income of $139 – $2.2K in a week from YouTube ads.
#48. The radio and Tv personality earns $594K – $9.5K in a month on YouTube.
#49. In a year, Tim Westwood makes an estimated salary of $7.1K – $114.1K from YouTube ads.
What is Tim Westwood’s net worth?
#50. Tim Westwood has a net worth of $13 million dollars in 2021, according to a report by Celebrity Net Worth.
#51. His sources of income are from his professional work as a Radio and Television presenter and a DJ, YouTube ads, and other endeavors.
Tim Westwood’s Social Media Accounts
#52. Instagram: @TimWestwoodTv
#53. Mixcloud: @Timwestwood
#54. Twitter: @Timwestwood
#55. Facebook: Tim Westwood
#56. Soundcloud: Tim Westwood
#57. Website: TimWestwood.com
#58. Snapchat: TimWestwoodTV