Scott Kingsley Swift
Scott is the son of Archie Dean Swift (1914-1998) and Rose Baldi Swift (1920-1994). He has two brothers, Archie III and Douglas. Scott graduated from the University of Delaware in 1974. Like his father Archie Jr. and grandfather Archie Sr., Scott entered into the financial business by becoming a stock broker. He established the Swift Group, a financial advisory group that is part of Merrill Lynch. When Taylor sought to pursue her career in music, Scott relocated his company to Nashville, where he works as a top adviser and First Vice President.
Taylor has said multiple times that she’s always admired her father’s passion for his work. At eight, while friends reported wanting to grow up and become astronauts and ballerinas, she was convinced she wanted to be a financial adviser, like her dad. She recalled in an interview:
“My dad is so passionate about what he does, like in the way I’m passionate about music. He’s so gung-ho for his job, and I saw how happy it made him and I just thought, like, ‘I can broke stocks.’” — Taylor Swift
Scott is extremely proud of his daughter’s achievements. He is known for always handing out guitar picks to fans and photoboming pictures. In her song “The Best Day,” Taylor mentions her father, saying “I have an excellent father; his strength is making me stronger.” Scott has also appeared in a few music videos, like “Christmas Tree Farm” or “I’m Only Me When I’m With You“. He’s further featured in Taylor’s 2020 documentary Miss Americana.