Being a talented rapper doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re good with marketing and sales. Paid female rappers are even harder to find because women are often downplayed in the entertainment business.
This is not the case for these ten ladies that managed to make millions out of movies, books, photo shoots and music, of course.
Once considered to be the most wanted female rapper, Trina made a decent run in the game up until this point with a $6 million net worth.
Trina released five studio albums and her record sales generated $2.5 million.
9. Mc Lyte
Known to be the first female rapper to ever release a solo album, Mc Lyte managed to get $8 million from the music business. She’s also well respect in the game while being considered one of the best to ever do it.
8. DJ Spinderella
DJ Spinderella produced several tracks for her group Salt-N-Pepa, and eventually she recorded an album of her own. With most of her cash being made from streaming and royalties, Spinderella has a $10 million net worth.
With hit singles and major movie appearances, it’s obvious that Eve made bank with her career. She now holds a $10 million net worth but it doesn’t seem that she plans on stopping anytime soon.
Her husband is also a billionaire so Eve is set for life, no doubts about it. Not that we’re downplaying her success.
M.I.A. has been successful as a rapper, painter and director. She managed to gain a $10 million net worth and recently she made a music comeback so we can only guess that the numbers will go up.
5. Sandra “Pepa” Denton
Another Salt-N-Pepa presence in our top 10. Sandra Denton generated a $15 million net worth as a Hip Hop star, and as a well known actress.
Sandra also tried her luck as a writer and until this point everything she did was financially rewarding.
4. Lil Kim
Maybe this is a surprising appearance in our top since Lil Kim held back on her music for a while. Nevertheless, up until now the New York rapper made a huge impact, while generating a strong $18 million net worth. Brace yourself as Kim plans on making a comeback soon.
3. Missy Elliott
Being a representative female rapper through the years, Missy Elliott made $50 dollars out of music and affiliate contracts. She went solo in the late ’90s and she’s now one of the best selling female rappers of all time.
2. Queen Latifah
Often considered as the most representative female rapper of all time, Queen Latifah has a $60 million net worth based on acting and rapping. Most of the young fans don’t remember her rapping but she actually made a strong career of her own.
1. Nicki Minaj
Not really a surprise considering the fact that Nicki dominates the music charts. Up until now Barbie made a $70 million net worth while surpassing everyone else. Her future is even brighter so expect the numbers to go up.