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Top 10 Richest Female Rappers in the World



Top 10 Richest Female Rappers in the World

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a female rap group grace the Billboard charts. From Salt-N-Pepa to Missy Elliot to Lauryn Hill, they’ve all had their time in the spotlight. But now it seems like hip-hop is dominated by male rappers. This doesn’t mean that women aren’t rapping anymore—there’s just a lot more competition for them now, especially since there are so many men in the game. So who has managed to stand out among all these men? Here are some of the richest female rappers in the world today:

10. Eve: $10 million

Eve - Female Rapper

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Eve, aka Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, has had a successful career in both music and acting. She has released four studio albums, including “Eve-Olution” (2001), which was certified triple platinum by the RIAA. The album included the hit singles “Who’s That Girl?” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” which earned her five Grammy Awards. She is also notable for being the first female rapper to have a number one single on Billboard Hot 100 with “Gangsta Lovin’ (featuring Jay Z).

In addition to her music career, Eve has appeared in several films such as Monster Island (2013) and Barbershop 3: The Next Cut (2016).

9. Iggy Azalea: $10 million

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Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper who has been successful in the music industry since 2011. She’s won two Grammy Awards and has sold more than four million albums and 40 million singles, as well as winning more than 10 Billboard Music Awards. Iggy Azalea was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly on June 7th, 1990 in Sydney, Australia. She started rapping at 14 years old because she wanted to be like Missy Elliott when she grew up. In 2011 she released her first single “Pu$$y” which became a hit on YouTube because it contained explicit lyrics that were banned from radio stations due to FCC regulations at the time (which are no longer enforced).

Despite these setbacks, she went on to release three more singles before releasing her debut album The New Classic on April 22nd, 2014 under Virgin EMI Records which peaked at number one in Australia as well as number three around the world selling over one million copies worldwide within half a year making her one of only five women ever achieving such status after Madonna Britney Spears Beyonce Knowles Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj

She then released an EP titled Reclassified which included songs from The New Classic plus newer ones including “Walk Out” featuring Rae Sremmurd followed by another full-length effort entitled Digital Distortion which debuted at number five in both Australia and New Zealand but failed worldwide due to limited promotion due for unknown reasons despite having favorable reviews by critics both professional reviewers online bloggers alike who praised how eclectic

8. DJ Spinderella: $10 million

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DJ Spinderella, born Sandra Denton, is a member of Salt-N-Pepa. She is the only woman to win a Grammy for a rap performance and was the first female rapper to win one. Between her earnings from recording and touring with Salt N Pepa, DJ Spinderella has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

7. Cheryl James: $14 million

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Cheryl James is the richest female rapper in the world with a net worth of $14 million. She was part of one of the most successful female rap groups in history, Salt-N-Pepa, who were together for 10 years. Cheryl and her partner Sandra Denton won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994 thanks to their song “Shoop”. She has also released two solo albums and owns Blackground Records, an independent label that she runs with her husband Phillip Ruffin, son of billionaire Phil Ruffin and owner of Treasure Island Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

6. Sandra Denton: $15 million

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Sandra Denton is a rapper, songwriter, and producer. She is best known as a member of the hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa. The group has released six studio albums and sold over 40 million records worldwide.

Denton has also released two solo albums: Sandy in 1998, which peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard 200 chart; and Bitter in 2001. In 2014 she was named one of VH1’s “Top 10 Greatest Female MCs.” According to Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth as of 2018 is estimated to be $15 million

5. Lil’ Kim: $18 million

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Lil’ Kim has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Her career as a rapper began in the early 1990s, and she has since released several albums and appeared in several movies. She has won numerous awards, including being named “Best Hip Hop Video” at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards for her song “No Time.” She also won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for her song “Ladies Night”, which featured Eve and Trina.

With over 25 million records sold worldwide, Lil’ Kim is one of the wealthiest female rappers in history

4. Bahamadia: $32 million


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Bahamadia is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has released two studio albums and won two Grammy Awards for her music. Bahamadia has sold over 500,000 albums and 1 million singles worldwide. She has been nominated for two Grammys as well.

As of 2015, Bahamadia’s net worth was estimated at $32 million.

3. Missy Elliott: $50 million

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At the age of 40, Missy Elliott is still going strong. She has released six solo albums, an EP, and a live album since 1997. She also won five Grammy Awards for her music.

Missy Elliott is most famous for being half of the duo, Ludacris and Missy Elliott. The duo recorded several songs together, including one that was featured in the movie “Training Day”. In addition to her work as a rapper and singer, Missy Elliot has also acted in several films such as “The Cookout” in 2004 and “Hustle & Flow” two years later

2. Queen Latifah: $60 million

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Queen Latifah, who was born Dana Elaine Owens in New Jersey, started her music career in the late 1980s as part of a female R&B duo named Ladies Fresh. In 1992, she went solo and released her first single “Wrath Of My Madness” on Tommy Boy Records. The song got some radio play but it wasn’t until 1993 that Queen Latifah really made a name for herself with her hit single “Ladies First.” This track led to her signing with Motown Records and releasing her debut album All Hail The Queen which would go gold and garner two Grammy nominations (Best Rap Album and Best Female Rap Performer). She would also become the first female rapper to win an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Video for “Freak Me Flow.”

1. Nicki Minaj: $75 million

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj is a rapper and singer from Trinidad and Tobago. She first gained popularity on the music scene with her debut single, “Massive Attack,” in 2007; since then, she has released four studio albums (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded), one soundtrack album (The Other Woman OST), one compilation album (The Reclassified Collection), two extended plays (Playtime Is Over EP) and many singles (including songs like “Anaconda” and “Bang Bang”).

Nicki Minaj has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. She also has sold over 60 million singles worldwide since 2007 when her career began.

There you have it! We’ve examined the finances of some of the world’s richest female rappers and seen how they came to be so successful. It’s good to know that there are women out there who are breaking stereotypes about gender and race with their music, which is what inspires so many more young people to pursue creative careers. In fact, it might even inspire you too!

Usen Ebong is a professional personal trainer (NASM Certified) and a writer with over eight years of experience. He has created various content across multiple niches, including business, nutrition, academic, games research, and movies.


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