Whether it be controversial lyrics, weird outfits, catching music or slang language, rappers have been taking the attention of the world for years. In this modern era, rap music grew to be a cultural phenomenon and became one of the main sources of entertainment and fame. Not only that, but it is also considered one of the fastest money-making genre of music.
Previously, rap was male dominant, but now things have changed; the females have come forward putting fire on the stage with their music. So, below is the list of top ten richest female rappers in the world as of 2019:
1. Nicki Minaj
The most iconic female rappers of this era Nicki Minaj started her professional musical journey in 2005. She grabbed huge attention after releasing three mixtapes; Playtime is Over in 2007, Sucka Free in 2008, and Beam Me Up Scotty in 2009.
The 36 years old rapper has always presented herself as of fun personality with crazy wigs, colorful hairstyles, but trust us, she has always been excellent as ever. For her marvelous contribution to the music industry, she has earned at least 60 awards, 10 Grammys.
As of 2019, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is $85 million. Taking about her assets, the market value of her Malibu house in 2013 was $12 million. She owns a Lamborghini Aventador worth of $400 thousand, Bentley Continental of $200 thousand, and Range Rover L405 costing $90 thousand.
2. Queen Latifah
Dana Elaine Ownes, who is professionally known as Queen Latifah, justifies her position in the musical industry. Most famous for acting skills and social politics, she started her rapping career in 1989, releasing an album “All Hail the Queen.”
With being hip-hop’s pioneer, Queen Latifah’s worth is $60 million. Her salary from Bringing Down the House in 2003 was $1 million, whereas, for Beauty Shop, she received $10 million.
The 49 years old rapper owned property in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California that spreads to 2,026 square feet. She bought the house with Jeanette Jenkins in 2009 for the worth of $1.34 million; later, she sold it in 2015 for $1.65 million.
Her huge car collection includes Roll Royce Drophead worth $450 thousand, Vanquish Volante for $302 thousand, Chevy Tahoe that priced $52 thousand, and Hummer H2 costing $50 thousand.
3. Missy Elliott
American rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, and record producer Missy Elliott started her career in 1991, who have won five Grammy awards and sold over 30 million records in the United States. She is the first-ever female rapper to get inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
As of 2019, Missy Elliott’s net worth is $50 million. She owns a beautiful mansion in Virginia Beach that spreads up to 15000 square feet.
American rapper, hip hop artist and singer Bahamadia’s real name is Antonia D. Reed. She garnered huge attention and respect for her freestyle lyrics, attitude towards globalism, and indomitable rhythm skills. She entered the industry releasing “Kollage” in 1996.
British rapper, singer-songwriter, visual artist, record producer, and activist M.I.A came into the spotlight right after starting a career in 2000. Do you remember her hit singles like Paper Planes that grossed over 150 million views on YouTube? Her other song, Bad Girls, has garnered 30 million views.
Her net worth is $14 million, as of now. She has five studio albums, with Kala being the most popular earning platinum, gold, and silver statuses.
American hip hop artist and actress Eve’s net worth is $10 million. She is one of the most accomplished female rappers in the world. Starting a professional career as the recording mix-tapes in the 1990s, she, now, has recorded four albums; three has platinum status.
Back in 2013, The Richest claimed her as the world’s wealthiest female rappers. She has released 32 singles and appeared in 29 music videos.
7. Cardi B
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, is one of the most accomplished singers of this era. Her feud with Nicki Minaj made a huge buzz on the media. Many suspected that Cardi B is soon to rule the rapper world.
Currently, Cardi B owns a net worth of $8 million. Her partner, Offset’s net worth is $26 million. We all know, Cardi B proudly spends her earned dollars on luxury cars, designer clothes, and jewelry. In 2018, she accomplished her childhood dream of buying a house for her mother.
8. Lauryn Hill
The 44 years old American rapper and singer-songwriter has a worth of $8 million. Starting a professional career in 1988, Lauryn Hill won numerous awards and broke many sales records for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Only in 1998 and 1999, Lauryn collected $25 million alone from the record sales and tours. In June 2012, she was charged with three counts of tax fraud on $1.8 million of earnings between 2005 and 2007. She paid a fine of over half a million dollars.
9. Iggy Azalea
Amethyst Amelia Kelly AKA Iggy Azalea is a famous Australian rapper, model, singer-songwriter, and music video director who has a net worth of $6 million. No doubt, the multi-talented personality deserves every penny she has earned.
In November 2018, Iggy signed a record deal with indie hip-hop powerhouse, Empire, for the worth of $2.7 million. She has begun the entrepreneurial chapter of her career.
10. Lil' Kim
Lil Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones, is one of the rising American rapper, model, songwriter, and actress. Her net worth is reported to be $2 million.
Lil’s three most acclaimed albums; The Notorious K.I.M, Hardcore, and La Bella Mafia, have platinum status. The philanthropist has contributed to many community welfare activities.
The rapper owns a house in Alpine, New Jersey, where she lives in. Her talent brought her enough riches to buy coveted Bentley Continental GT.
Once Page Six reported that she field for being broke and fought to keep her house in 2018.