Queen Latifah Net Worth $65 million
Queen Latifah salary $2,000,000
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Queen Latifah is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, and talk show host and her current net worth is $65 million.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, to Rita, a teacher and Lancelot Owens, Sr., a police officer, she lived primarily in East Orange, New Jersey.
Growing up she attended Essex Catholic Girls’ High School in Irvington, but didn’t graduate. Instead she went and graduated from Irvington High School.
After her parents divorced when she turned ten, she went to a catholic school because of her Baptist faith.
She even got her stage name, Latifah, which means delicate, and very kind, from an Arabic book of names she read at eight years old.
While a power forward on her high school basketball team, she also performed the number Home from the musical The Wiz.
Latifah started beat boxing for the hip-hop group Ladies Fresh as well as an original member of the Flavor Unit. At the time Flavor Unit became a crew of MCs who worked for producer DJ King Gemini.
The producer even made a demo recording of Latifah’s rap Princess of the Posse. After DJ King Gemini gave the record to the host of a show, it attracted the attention of Tommy Boy Music employee, who signed her right away.
After signing her, she released her first single “Wrath of My Madness”.
How did Queen Latifah get famous?
She made her name known out there by rapping about issues of black women. In her songs she covered all kind of subjects including domestic violence, and relationship problems.
After signing with Tommy Boy Records she recorded and released her first album “All Hail the Queen” in 1989.
During that period, at 19 years old, she also appeared as Referee on the UK label Music of Life album.
For her work she received a Candace Award for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1992.
How does Queen Latifah make money?
Eight albums later made her one of the most famous female rappers in the world.
Apart from her music career she appeared from 1993 to 1998 in Living Single, the FOX sitcom, which had big ratings among black audiences.
Queen Latifah started her film career in the 1991 and 1992 films House Party 2, Juice and Jungle Fever, where she had supporting roles.
From 1991 to 2001 she had her own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, which received a second season in 2014.
She will serve as the executive producer for the third season of the television slasher series Scream.