Melissa Arnette Elliott who is famous with her name Missy Elliott is an American singer, dancer, rapper and record producer. She gained fame when she started her career in the 1990s. She became the member of Swing Mob, and she worked with her childhood friend Timbaland on various projects. She has given hit albums and has been able to earn huge amount of money with her work. She has also given number of hit singles because of which she was able to become famous among her fans. If you want to check net worth of Missy Elliott in 2019, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 1st July in the year 1971 in Virginia. She is the child of Ronnie and Patricia Elliott, and she is the only child of them. Her mother was a dispatcher of Power Company while her father was a US marine but not on his duty now. She used to sing songs in the church choir and developed the passion for singing from an early age. She used to have less interest in her school work, but she was able to get nice grades.
They had to live in extreme poverty when they went to Virginia, and at that time her father returned from Marines. She had to face a lot of problems in her life because her father was a domestic abuser.
She always wants to have a family but she has a fear of giving birth, but she is ready to adopt a child. She talks to her father now sometimes, but she has not forgiven him for his violence. She had to face hyperthyroidism, and because of this, she had to stay away from the music industry which she revealed in the year 2011. Later on, after getting treatment, she decided to get her career back.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Missy was just eight years old when her own cousin molested her. AT a time, her father dislocated the shoulder of her mother, and she was threatened with a gun at that time. Her mother decided to leave that place when Missy turned 14. Both of them stayed in Portsmouth in Virginia, and she completed her high school education in the year 1990.
Although she started performing at an early age, no one took her serious at that time. She kept working hard and created a group Fayze with her three friends and gained huge recognition. She has also been nominated for total five Grammy awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Missy Elliott is around $55 million which she has earned by working as a songwriter, music producer, rapper and singer.
Missy has also been involved in many philanthropic works as she doesn’t want other children and women to get hurt as she and her mother did. She is pure should by heart, but she hasn’t revealed anything about her relationship and she and kept silent about it until now.