Erica Abi Wright is a famous American singer, record producer, DJ and actress along with being an activist. She began her career in the year 1994, and her first album was released in the year 1997 which was a big hit. She got the triple platinum for her first album, and she is also known as the queen of neo-soul. She gave back to back albums among which all of the albums were a big hit. If you are interested in knowing about life and net worth of Erykah Badu in 2019, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 26th February in the year 1971 in Dallas (Texas). Her mother was the only one who raised her along with her brother and sister also. Her father was William Wright with whom they separated. When she was just 4, she set the dream of becoming a singer when she was in the Dallas Theater Center.
When she was only14, she started working in a local radio station. Later on, she changed the spelling of her name, and she did this because she used to think that Erica was like a name of the slave. She also changed her surname because it was the surname of her Jazz sound.
She did her graduation from Booker Washington high school. She joined theatre in University and then concentrated on music. In the year 1993, she left the university and did many jobs to bear her expenses. She used to teach drama to children in a cultural center.
In the year 2006, she became a vegan even though she was vegetarian for ten years. In the year 1995, she got into a relationship with Andre 3000 who is a rapper. She had her first child named Seven Sirius with him. Her relation with Andre ended in the year 1999 because of some personal problems.
In the year 2000, she got into a relationship with Soulquarian Common, but their relationship ended just after two years. In the year 2004, she had a daughter with a rapper, The DOC. Later on, she got into a relationship with Jay Electronica and gave birth to a girl in the year 2009 who was her third child. She hasn’t been married yet.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Her debut album was released in the year 1997 which was a super hit album, and she released four singles during that time. She released another album in the year 2000 and continued to release song and albums with which she gained huge recognition and was also able to earn huge amount of money with it. Before becoming an artist, she also did other jobs like teaching and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Erykah Badu is around $14 million which she has earned by working as a producer, actress, songwriter, and activist also. She has been able to gain a huge amount of wealthy by working in the entertainment industry. Till now she has released a total of five albums and which the first one was an international sensation because of which she became famous.
Erykah Badu is an activist and artist who are loved by her fans across the world. She has three children and none of them she had with marriage but with her rapper boyfriend. She has been able to win a lot of awards, nominations, and fame and she is going to earn more money and fame in the years ahead. She hasn’t married yet, but her fans are waiting for her to get married soon.