Rappers have always shocked us with their controversial lyrics and alien outfits. Their witty lyrics captivate the listeners and their catchy hooks get the listeners humming along. Although rap is a male dominated genre, there have been more than a handful number of ladies who’ve held their own in the rap game. Here, we inspect some of the richest female rappers in the world.
Missy Elliot is the stage name adopted by Melissa Arnette Elliot. She has a net worth of $251 million and is by far the richest female rapper in the world. The rapper is the proud recipient of 5 Grammy Awards and more than 30 million of her records have been sold worldwide. Missy Elliot made her presence known with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly in 1997. Her last album The Cookbook was released in 2005.
Possessing a net worth of $61 million, Ladybug Mecca makes her entry in the list at no 2. Although she was born as Mary Ann Vieira , she later adopted the stage name Ladybug Mecca because of her association with the hip hop trio named Digable Planets. The trio’s albums Reachin and Blowout Comb were massive hits.
Queen Latifah is one of the few rappers who have had a stellar career in acting also. Queen Latifah is the stage name adopted by Dana Elaine Owens. She has a net worth of $51 million. The rapper’s debut album All Hail the Queen was released in 1989. Some of her famous movies include Life Support, Chicago, Bringing Down the House and Hairspray etc.
Roxanne Shante makes the cut with her vast fortune estimated to be worth around $48 million. People barely know her real name Lolita Shante Gooden. The rapper is renowned for her free styling abilities. Her debut album Bad Sister was released in 1989. Wanting to capitalize on the amount of popularity she was garnering, she immediately followed her debut album with the album The Bitch is Back in 1992.
On current form, no female rapper can be mentioned in the same breath as Nicki Minaj. Born Onika Tanya Maraj, the American rapper has a net worth of $45 million. The rapper is signed to the record label Young Money Entertainment and has released several successful albums including Pink Friday in 2010 and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in 2012.
Better known as Bahamadia, Antonia Reed is a rapper who has a net worth of $32 million. She is undoubtedly one of the most respected rappers in the game. She struck gold with her first album Kollage which was released in 1996. The album tasted commercial and critical success. After that, she released an EP titled BB Queen in 2001.
Technically, DJ Spinderella wasn’t a rapper. As the name suggests, she was a DJ to the rap group Salt-n-Pepa. Born as Deidra Muriel Roper, the rapper/DJ has a net worth of $20 million. She has also had a few successes in movies most notably in Stay Tuned and Kazaam. Spinderella has also been fortunate enough to have her own radio show.
Salt is the stage name adopted by Cheryl James. She has a net worth of $20 million and is most famous for being a member of the rap group Salt-n-Pepa. The rapper has also made an appearance in the movie Who’s the Man.
Eve’s full name is Eve Jihan Jeffers and the rapper has a net worth of $18 million. The rapper has also been bestowed upon with a Grammy award. Eve is one of the few rappers who have had a successful crossover to movies. Some of the movies she has acted in are Barbershop, Barbershop 2 etc. The clothing line Fetish, which is owned by Eve, also plays a major role in contributing to her massive income.
Lil Kim has a net worth of $18 million and is almost unrecognizable these days because of her plastic surgeries. Born Kimberly Denise Jones, Lil Kim’s debut album Hard Core immediately catapulted her to super stardom. The album was certified double platinum. Her other albums The Notorious K.I.M and La Bella Mafia were also received warmly.
Here are the rest of the richest female rappers in the world:
11. Sandra Denton A.K.A Pepa Net Worth : $15 million
12. M.I.A Net Worth : $10 million
13. MC Lyte Net Worth : $8 million
14. Trina Net Worth : $6 million
15. Lil Mama Net Worth : $6 million
16. Lisa Lopes Net Worth : $5 million
17. Iggy Azalea Net Worth : $3 million
18. Azealia Banks Net Worth : $3 million
19. Lauryn Hill Net Worth : $2 million
20. Foxy Brown Net Worth : $2 million
21. Da Brat Net Worth : $1.5 million
22. Rasheeda Net Worth : $600,000
23. Remy Ma Net Worth : $500,000
24. Charlie Baltimore Net Worth : $500,000
25. Kreayshawn Net Worth : $300,000