Queen Latifah is a popular singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and an actress in America. She earned a huge success as one of the best and top female rap artists since the late 1980s who launched a wave of female rappers and helped redefine the traditionally male genre. Latifah earned several awards and nominations throughout her career. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Queen Latifah in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Dana Elaine Owens is the real name of Queen Latifah who was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 18, 1970, to her parents Rita Owens and Lance. She grew up in East Orange, New Jersey. When she was eight her parents got divorced. Later she got raised in the Baptist faith.
Latifah got enrolled to the Catholic school which is located in Newark, New Jersey. She found her stage name and started singing in the choir of Shiloh Baptist Church located in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She used to be a power forward in her high school basketball team.
She started rapping during high school and performed her first rap group named Ladies Group when she was in the junior year. While she was studying communications at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, she recorded a demo tape which caught the attention of Tommy Boy Records who immediately signed Latifah.
Latifah has dated Sean Moon, who was her personal bodyguard. In 1995, Moon died due to the carjacking attack where she was also a victim of the incident. Latifah stated that she does not wish to reveal about her personal life but she doesn’t have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1988, Latifah released her first single album entitled Wrath of My Madness under the Tommy Boy Music company. In the following year, she debuted the second album All Hail the Queen which earned her an opportunity to the European tour and to perform at the Apollo Theater.
In the same year, she appeared as a referee on The Hustlers Convention which is the UK label Music of Life album. In 1991, she invested her earning in the small video store on the ground floor of her apartment. In the same year, she made her first big-screen debut in Jungle Fever which is an inter-racial romance drama.
She continued her appearance in several films in the following years. During late 1993, her record company has signed with 17 rap groups. In the same year, the company debuted an album entitled Black Reign which was a top hit around the world.
Throughout her career, she released several hit rap songs including Travelling Light, Order in the Court, and The Dana Owens Album. She has her own line with the company named The Queen Collection.
In 1992, Latifah was awarded the Candace Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. In 1995, she won the Grammy Award for the first time for her single U.N.I.T.Y. In 2015, she received the nominations of Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for her role in the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Latifah is more than $70 million. She made all this fortune by becoming one of the top female rap artists. She owns a house along with her personal trainer named Jeanette Jenkins which has the value of $1,397,000.
Apart from singing and acting, Latifah has also worked as a producer to the film The Perfect Holiday where she appeared in it. Her songs cover the topics of relationship problems, harassment on the streets, and domestic violence. She has hosted several award ceremonies including the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show.