If you are a lover of rap music, then you know that this particular genre is not single-gender dominated. Back in the days, it was a male gender dominated genre. In recent years, there are quite a number of excellent female rappers in the entertainment industry that have and are still making it through their music.
They set the stage on fire with their different rap style and make people go crazy about their songs. They have won millions of hearts by entertaining people with their unique rapping skills, slang, bizarre outfits and have earned themselves a fortune. Rap artists are among the highest-paid music artists in the entertainment industry. It is not surprising to see how they live in luxury.
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Top 15 Richest Female Rappers and Net Worth
Do you want to know who are the top 15 richest female rappers in 2022?. Here is a list In no particular order of the top 15 richest female rappers in 2022.
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1. Nicki Minaj
I am sure you are not surprised to see Nicki on the list. She is hip-hop royalty, known for her bizarre wigs, hair colour, and adept flow. Nicki is a Trinidadian-American rapper and songwriter. She is one captivating rap artist in the history of rap music.
She got started after Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment signed her. She’s been seen on the screen starting in some films a couple of times so it’s safe if you call her a model and an actress as well. She is a judge on American Idol, a show that allows Americans to share their talents. Nicki has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
2. Doja Cat
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini. She was born on 21st October 1995. Going by the professional name Doja Cat, she is a songwriter, singer and rapper. She began rapping at her teenage age and releasing her song on SoundCloud. She dropped out of school at 16, and at 17, she signed a joined record deal with kemosabi and RCA Records.
She won the Best Female Rapper of the Year Award for XXL in 2022. She was nominated against Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion and Coi Leray. She released an album Planet Her in 2021 which contains some of her hit songs like “Get into it”, “You right”, “Need to know you”, “Woman” and more. These songs had over 200 million streams on Spotify.
She has had different stage performances at various Award shows like the MTV Video Music award, Made in America and more. She is known to produce songs that have widely been accepted on social media like TikTok.
Doja has a net worth of $8 million. She is the owner of a $2.2 million mansion in Beverly Hills which she purchased in early 2021. She makes good use of her social media account like TikTok, and YouTube channel which also generates some income.
3. Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion is no doubt one of the most famous rap artists of this century and most talked about. Megan Jovon Ruth Pete was born in Houston on 15th February 1995. She first got people’s attention from one of her videos on Instagram where she was freestyling. She has an excellent flow and a brilliant ability to compose a hook.
Lyor Cohen’s Entertainment 300 signed her in 2018 and she released a mixtape Fever in 2019 and suga in 2020 which both made the top 10 of Billboard 200. Meg is a graduate of Texas Southern University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Health Administration.
Megan has received a handful of awards including three Grammy Awards. She won the most Awards in the 2021 BET Awards.
4. Cardi B
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus was born on 11th October 1992 in Washington. She worked at a supermarket and later became a stripper at age 19. According to her, she went into stripping in order to escape poverty, domestic violence and go back to school. Cardi B got married to hip-hop star Offset in 2017. The couple has two kids, a daughter born in 2018 and a son in 2021.
She gained popularity from her videos on Vine and Instagram in 2011. In 2017, she released her debut single “Bodak Yellow” was a viral song that lighted up the flame for her stardom. Her debut album “Invasion of Privacy”. She is a Grammy Award winner and has 6 No.1 to her credit.
In combination with her work as a rapper, actress, brand partner and entrepreneur, she has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Cardi enjoys showing herself, kids and her husband expensive gifts. She owns a collection of exotic cars and it will surprise you to know she doesn’t know how to drive.
Together with Offset, the couple bought a mansion worth $5.8 million in Atlanta. On one of his birthdays, she gifted him the sum of $500,000 stacked inside a fridge. On his 26th birthday, she gifted him a $320,500 Rolls Royce Wraith and a gold Wraith wristwatch to go with it.
She owns a 110 carat Lola Bunny diamond chain worth $400,000. As she stated in one of her Instagram videos, the hip-hop celebrity spends $250,000 to $300,000 just to look good.
5. Queen Latifah
Is this list complete without Queen Latifah?. I doubt so because she is considered hip-hop’s pioneer feminist. She was born in New Jersey on 18th March 1989 with the birth name Dana Elaine Owens. She is a Rapper, model, actress, TV and record producer, and also a talk show hostess. She is regarded as one of the pioneers of Hip-Hop feminism.
In 1989, she got signed into Tomy Boy Records and released her first album that year All hail the queen. She only released two albums with the record label. But that was not the end of her music career, rather it was just the beginning. Latifah has been seen on screen in films which might get you conflicting if she is a rap artist or an actress due to her excellent performance in both. She starred in films like Girls Trip, Life Support and many more which were box office hit.
She has won awards lie the Golden Globe Award in 2007 for starting as an HIV positive woman in the film “Life Support”, multiple Grammy nominations which she won one out of them. Latifah in 2006 became the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is also the first hip-hop artist to be nominated for an Oscar.
She has a net worth estimate of $70 million. She owns a luxurious castle worth $1.3 million. She is the owner of a 76 unit townhouse and complex worth $14 million.
6. Missy Elliot
Melissa Arnet Elliot was born in Virginia, the United States on 1st July 1971. She is a producer, songwriter and rapper. Her music career started in the early 1980s with Sista, an R&B group. Her debut album “Supa Dupa Fly” ranked at number three in the BillBoard 200.
She is a five times Grammy Award winner breaking all boundaries. She is Neilson music history’s best selling female artist according to Billboard. She is no doubt one of the richest female rappers with a net worth of $50 million.
She is known for her taste in high-end exotic cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Aventador, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes Benz G-class among others. She has worked with other artists like Janet Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce.
Antonia D. Reed is an American Hip-Hop star with the stage name Bahamadia. She was born on 22nd April 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1996, she released her first solo album “Kollage”. She also released another album in 2005, titled “Good Rap Music”.
You know it’s no joke when you are one of the most sorted out Lyricists. She has displayed great rhythm skills and freestyle lyrics with a positive view on globalism in her songs. With an estimated net worth of $32 million.
Bahamadia keeps her personal life private, so little is known about how she spends her fortune, relationship and other private activities
8. Lil’ Kim
Born on 11the July 1974, in Brooklyn. Her birth name is Kimberly Denise Jones. She was first discovered by B.I.G and she later joined his group Junior M.A.F.I.A. She was expelled from home and lived most of her adolescence on the streets.
Aside from her music career, she is being cited by a lot as a fashion icon due to her luxury fashion taste, sense and approach. Known to be fierce and provocative, she is often regarded as “Queen of Rap” and “Hip-Hop goddess”.
9. Sandra Denton
The Jamaican-American artist or best known as “Pepa” of the trio group Salt-N-Pepa. She was born on 9th November 1966 in Kingston, Jamaica.
She starred alongside Salt (Cheryl James) and DJ Spindarella in the reality TV show Salt-N-Pepa show which focused on reforming the group. She is worth $15 million.
10. Cheryl James
Cheryl Renee James is an American songwriter and rapper popularly known as Salt from the Grammy Award-winning trio group Salt-N-Pepa along with DJ Spindarella and Sandra Denton. Born in Brooklyn, New York on 28th March 1966.
She was married to Gavin Wray from 2000-to 2018. The couple had two children together, Corin Wray and Chapel Wray. The trios debut album “Hot, Cold and Vicious” sold over a million copies in the United States.
Their fourth album “Very Necessary” was the highest-selling album by a female rap act in history with a total sale of over seven million sales. Salt has an estimated net worth of about $14 million.
11. DJ Spinderella
Deidra Muriel Roper, born on 3rd August, 1971 in Brooklyn. She is an American rapper, producer and DJ. She was a member of the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa. She joined the group at the early age of 16. In 1992, she had her first and only child, a girl named Christy fathered by the NBA basketball player Kenny Anderson.
She appeared in films like “Kazaam” and “Stay Tuned”. She got her name from Cinderella, the fairy tale character. – She has a net worth of $10 million.
12. Iggy Azalea
Amethyst Amelia Kelly professionally known as Iggy Azalea was born on 7th June 1990 in Sidney, Australia. she chose the name Iggy after her dog. She later moved to the United States to pursue her music career at age 16.
She gained recognition as a result of two of her music videos on YouTube titled “Pussy” and “Two Times”. Her debut album “The New Classic” was released in 2014 sold over a million-copy. She has had massive fan and success from then till date.
Azalea is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million. Iggy and her fiance Nick Young purchased 6,630 square feet in Tarzan, California in 2014. The house has six bedrooms, a nine-bathroom, a great room, a card room, a swimming pool and a guest house. It was purchased for $3.45 million and was formerly owned by Selena Gomez. She got separated from Nick in 2016 and is currently dating American rapper Playboi Carti.
If you are a fan then you sure know Iggy’s love for cars. She has had a collection of exotic cars since the debut of her first album. She is especially obsessed with the Ferrari brand. She owns an ice blue Ferrari worth $240,000, a white Ferrari 258 Italia worth $200,000 and a $250,000 worth grey Ferrari. In 2014, she gifted Nick a blue 1962 Chevy impala worth $100,000.
She is from Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Eve of destruction as she is popularly known, came to prominence after Dr Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment signed her.
She rose to fame and built her career around three albums between the year 1999 to 2002.
Eva won the Grammy Award for Best Rap collaboration of 2002. She went low-key afterwards and made a come back in 2013 in Lip Lock. She is worth over $10 million.
14. Da Brat
Shawntae Harris popularly known by her stage name Da Brat was born and raised in Illinois, the United States on 14th April 1974. She released her debut album Funkdafied after the So So Def record signed her in 1994 and she sold over a million copies. She is the first solo artist to receive a platinum plaque. She was nominated twice for a Grammy Award.
In 2020, she came out as a lesbian and stated that she has been keeping to herself for 25 years and announced her relationship with Jesseca Dupart in the same year. It was made known to the public in January 2020 that the couple is expanding their family with a baby.
15. Remy Ma
Born on 30th May 1980 in Castle Hills, New York. Her birth name is Reminisce Mackie and professionally known as Remy Ma. She was first discovered by Big Pun but later got signed into Fat Joe’s Terror Squad Crew. In 2006, she dropped her first solo album. She is one of the six female rappers to top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She is a multiple award winner of the BET Best Female Hip-Hop artist.
She released her debut single album “There is something about Remy: Based on a true story” in 2006. She was nominated three times for a Grammy Award. Remy has a net worth of $4 million.
I am sure you have seen in the list above one or more of your favourite rap artists. A lot of these female rappers have played their cards well and are really digging gold.
Taking a look at their net worth, it’s no wonder for the type of luxurious life, cars, houses and extravagant purchase they make.