Queen Latifah Net Worth $70 million
|Popular Name:||Queen Latifah|
|Real Name:||Dana Elaine Owens|
|Birth Date:||18 March 1970|
|Birth Place:||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Profession:||Rapper, Singer, Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur|
|Years active:||1989 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
Queen Latifah, born as is an American award-winning rapper, singer, actress, and entrepreneur who is noted as one of the first female rappers that gained prominence in the music industry. She is also remembered as the first female rapper to earn an academy award nomination.
She became a force in the music industry by singing and rapping about issues that concern black women, and her lyrics covered topics like harassment, domestic abuse, and relationship problems.
After coming from a very humble background, Latifah built an empire for herself based entirely on her own talents. She is a big star today, and is respected by many people from America to Europe and to Africa her motherland.
She is known to constantly voice her beliefs in social responsibility and her stance on non-violence as well as her feminist views has made her a role model and voice of many. Queen Latifah net worth and biography has been documented in this well-detailed article.
Queen Latifah’s Early Life
Queen Latifah was born as Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, United States on 18th March 1970. Her father, Lance Owens worked in the police service, and her mother’s name is Rita Owens.
She was eight years old when her parents divorced and she had to share most of her growing up days with her mother, who played the role of a catalyst in her music career.
Her brother, Lance Owens also worked in the police service until his death in a motorbike accident in 1992.
Latifah attended Catholic School in Newark. She played basketball during her days in high school. She also began rapping at around this time and created a rap group named ‘Ladies Fresh’ in her junior year.
She got to meet local DJ Mark James who formed group named ‘Flavor Unit’ and included Latifah as an original member.
A demo record of Latifah’s rap ‘Princess of the Posse’ was made by DJ Mark James, and the output caught the attention of Tommy Boy Music. Latifah was subsequently signed to the record and she began working on several projects.
Queen Latifah’s Musical Career
In 1988, the record label Tommy Boy Music released her first single, ‘Wrath of My Madness’. Her song got a positive response and the rapper got an opportunity to go on a European tour and also perform at the ‘Apollo Theater’.
In 1989, when she was 19 years old, Queen Latifah released her debut album, ‘All Hail to the Queen’. Her work was commercially successful and internationally appreciated as it went on to sell over a million copies.
She continued doing hip-hop, and ensured that all of her songs at that time presented to her audience, the issues encountered by black women in America, particularly abuse and violence.
In 2003, she started singing soul and jazz music. She worked with notable music stars including Stevie Wonder, and won herself a Grammy award nomination.
She released a hip-hop album in 2008, titled ‘All Hail the Queen-II’, for which she earned massive respect, further recognition and a boost in fortune.
She took a big leap afterwards and turned actress and entrepreneur while still working in the studios as a rap artist.
She moved to film and television, and eventually started her own talk show, ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ which ran for two successful seasons before being cancelled due to poor ratings. She is also a TV producer, credited to producing the MTV ‘Scream’ series in 2017.
Queen Latifah’s Acting Career
Aside being on Television shows, Queen Latifah has appeared in numerous high-profile films. One of her first roles was a guest-starring spot in two episodes of the second season of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” an NBC hit.
She also starred on one of FOX sitcom’s movies “Living Single” from 1993-1998, which gained very high ratings.
Queen Latifah gained mainstream attention after she was cast in the musical film “Chicago,” which won the Academy Award for best picture. Latifah was nominated for best supporting actress for her role but lost to co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones.
She received her first Golden Globe in 2007 when she starred in the film “Life Support,” in which she portrayed an HIV-positive woman.
She has featured in several movies including “House Party 2,” “Set It Off,” “Brown Sugar,” “Bringing Down the House,” “Taxi,” “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” “Beauty Shop,” “Hairspray,” “Valentine’s Day,” “Just Wright,” “The Dilemma,” “22 Jump Street,” “Girls Trip,” and more.
She was the executive producer for the third season of MTV’s slasher TV series “Scream,” in 2017, which began airing in 2019.
Queen Latifah‘s Movies
- The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
- Set It Off (1996)
- Chicago (2002)
- Last Holiday (2006)
- Girls Trip (2017)
- Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
- Miracles from Heaven (2016)
- 22 Jump Street (2014)
- Juice (1992)
- Hairspray (2007)
- Queen Latifah’s albums
- All Hail the Queen (1989)
- Nature of a Sista’ (1991)
- Black Reign (1993)
- Order in the Court (1998)
- The Dana Owens Album (2004)
- Trav’lin’ Light (2007)
- Persona (2009)
Awards & Achievements
Latifah has won 22 awards, including for her musical, television, and film career. She has also bagged many award nominations, and owns a huge fan base of followers and admirers, all of whom have come to appreciate her works.
Queen Latifah Net Worth
Other than music, TV, and Films, Latifah makes a lot of money from running her own small businesses. She owns a cosmetic and perfumes line which contributes to her wealth.
Her perfume line is the popular ‘Queen of Hearts’ and ‘Queen’, while her cosmetic collection is the ‘CoverGirl Queen Collection’.
She also gains from being a brand endorser, who has been involved in product endorsements off Curvation ladies underwear, Pizza Hut, and Jenny Craig.
Queen Latifah owns a net worth of $70 million. She owns houses in Beverly Hills, California, and Colts Neck, Rumson, New Jersey.
Queen Latifah’s Companies
Apart from singing and acting, Queen Latifah has produced a couple of shows and movies of her own. She has been able to do these through production companies that she built.
She co-owns production company Flavor Unit Entertainment with Shakim Compere. Flavor Unit Entertainment signed a first-look development deal with Audible for audio-only stories in 2021.
“We are so excited to collaborate with Audible on a collection of shows that will highlight different communities, community leaders and friends of mine,” Latifah said in a statement, with The Hollywood Reporter.