The Top 10 Richest Female Rappers in the World

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They may not earn as much as Jay-Z and P. Diddy, but these women can certainly
hold their own. Here are the top 10 richest female rappers in the world.

10. MC Lyte – $8 million

Her real name is Lana Michelle Moorer, but she is more popularly known as MC
Lyte. She was born on October 12, 1971 and the native of Brooklyn started rhyming
when she was only 12 years old. In 1986, she recorded her first song entitled “I
Cram to Understand U (Sam),” though it was originally written a couple of years
before. In 1988, she released Lyte as a Rock, the first album ever released by a
female solo rapper. The album was a critical success and featured the hit entitled
“Paper Thin.” She then released Eyes on This that featured the hit “Cha Cha Cha.”
She also appeared in movies like “Train Ride” and “Civil Brand.”

9. Eve – $18 million

Her full name is Eve Jihan Jeffers but she only uses Eve as her stage name. In
2002, she won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Gwen
Stefani for the song “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” It was the first time that the award
was ever given. She is considered as one of the 50 greatest women of the video
era as determined by VH1. She was part of the movies entitled “Barbershop” and
“Barbershop 2: Back in Business.” She also has a successful clothing line called
Fetish.

8. Salt – $20 million

Her real name is Cheryl James, but she is better known as Salt. She is one third of
the hip hop trio called Salt-n-Pepa, one of the first all-girl rap crews. Born on March
28, 1966 in Brooklyn, she was part of the original crew that was formed in 1984
along with Pepa, with DJ Spinderella joining two years later. She was part of the
1987 movie called “Who’s the Man?” She was also part of the album entitled God’s
Property, one of the best selling gospel albums in history. She collaborated with Kirk
Franklin and God’s Property, with Salt contributing the song called “Stomp.”

7. Pepa – $20 million

Her real name is Sandra Denton, but she goes by the stage name Pepa. She was
born on November 9, 1969 in Kingston in Jamaica. She is one of the two original
members of the hip hop and rap crew called Salt-n-Pepa. The group was formed in
1984 before a third member was added in 1986. Pepa then became part of the cast
of “The Surreal Life” in 2005. She also had appearances in “Joe’s Apartment,” “First
Time Felon” and “Oz.” She also had a guest spot in the television sitcom called “Are
We There Yet?” She also had her own reality show on VH1 called “Let’s Talk About
Pep.”

6. DJ Spinderella – $20 million

Her real name is Deidra Muriel Roper, though she uses the stage name DJ
Spinderella. She became part of Salt-n-Pepa after DJ Latoya Hanson was dismissed
for missing appearances and performances. She became the group’s DJ and she
came in just in time for the group’s first album. She made appearances in movies
like “Stay Tuned” and “Kazaam.” She also hosted her own radio show called “The
Backspin” in KKBT 100.3 in Los Angeles. She has a child with former National
Basketball Association point guard Kenny Anderson.

5. Bahamadia – $32 million

Her real name is Antonia Reed, but she is better known by her stage name
Bahamadia. She is popular for her monotone delivery and her positive attitude
towards globalism in the hip hop genre. In one of her tracks called “Global,” she
acknowledged the ever-growing hip hop communities in countries like Canada,
Norway, Sweden, Thailand and Japan. Her first album was released in 1996. Entitled
Kollage, the album was a critical hit and it featured production from Guru and DJ
Premier of Gang Starr. She followed it up in 2001 with the EP release called “BB
Queen.”

4. Roxanne Shante – $48 million

Her real name is Lolita Shante Gooden, but she is better known as Roxanne
Shante. She is known for her ability to freestyle and improvise entire songs. She
hit it big after taking up the cudgels for producers, whose shows got affected by the
cancellation of UTFO. UTFO had a song that time called “Roxanne, Roxanne” and
Shante took the name of Roxanne to record a disc called “Roxanne’s Revenge.”
As another artist allied with UTFO was also recording using the name “The Real
Roxanne,” the Roxanne Wars erupted and it made Shante a hip hop star. Her single
sold 250,000 copies in New York. In 1989, she had her debut album called Bad
Sister. She followed it up in 1992 with The Bitch is Back.

3. Queen Latifah – $51 million

Her real name is Dana Elaine Owens, but she goes by the stage name of Queen
Latifah. She released her first album in 1989 called All Hail the Queen. She has
since found success in acting as well, winning a Golden Globe and Screen Actors
Guild Award for the movie “Life Support.” She was also part of “Chicago” for which
she also got an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She then
appeared in movies like “Bringing Down the House” and “Hairspray.”

2. Ladybug Mecca – $61 million

Her real name is Mary Ann Vieira, though she is better known as Ladybug Mecca.
She was one third of the alternative hip hop trio called Digable Planets, where
she was joined by Ishmael Butterfly Butler and Craig Doodlebug Irving. The group
received critical success and praise for its excellent combination of jazz and hip
hop. It released two albums, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) and
Blowout Comb.

1. Missy Elliott – $251 million

Her full name is Melissa Arnette Elliott, but she is more known as Missy Elliott. She
has won five Grammy Awards and has sold more than 30 million records.
All six of her albums have been certified as platinum, the only female rapper with that
honor. Her first album Supa Dupa Fly came out in 1997, while her sixth album The
Cookbook was released in 2005.

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