Queen Latifah Net Worth, Welcome to The Queen’s Castle
Queen Latifah is a stage name of Dana Elaine Owens.
She is a female rapper, singer-songwriter, actress, and producer.
In 1989, she released her debut album “All Hail the Queen” under the label “Tommy Boy Records”.
The album got the hist single titled “Ladies First”. Then, she released her second and last album of the same label.
From 1993 to 1998, Queen Latifah starred in a TV sitcom “Living Single” as Khadijah James. The sitcom aired on FOX.
Under a new label, she released her third album in 1993 and it led her to win a Grammy Award.
She gained huge recognition because of her wonderful music works.
She became one of the nominees of Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her act in “Chicago” in 2002.
Queen Latifah has long been considered as one of the pioneer feminists in the world of Hip-hop.
As for today, Queen Latifah’s net worth is quite pleasing for her. It is estimated to be $60 million.
Early Years and Queen Latifah Bio
Queen Latifah or Dana Elaine Owens was born on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey.
She was born to Rita Lamae who worked as a high school teacher, and Lancelot Amos Owens who was a police officer.
She went to Essex Catholic Girls’ High School located in Irvington.
But, she moved to Irvington High School and graduated there.
When she was still 10 years old, Queen Latifah’s parents divorced. Then, she was raised in the Baptist faith.
During school, she found her name “Latifah” and adopt it as her name professionally. It means “Very Kind” in Arabic.
After the school, she attended classes at Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Queen Latifah Music Career
She started her music career as the beatboxer of a female hip hop group called “Ladies Fresh”.
Later, Queen Latifah signed with Tommy Boy Records. In 1998, she issued her first single “Wrath of My Madness”.
She made her mark in the hip-hop music industry by rapping about black women issues.
In 1989, Tommy Boy Records launched the first album by Queen Latifah “All Hail the Queen”.
In 1992, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women gave her a Candace Award for being a good role model.
Queen Latifah released her fourth hip-hop album in 1998 under the new label “Motown Records”.
She also became the member of the hip-hop group “Native Tongues”.
After the fourth album, Queen Latifah decided to turn into soul music and jazz.
Then, She released her first soul/jazz album “The Dana Owens Album” in 2004.
Eventually, Queen Latifah return to hip-hop in 2008 by releasing two hip-hop albums “All Hail the Queen II” and followed by “Persona”.
Queen Latifah Film and TV Career
In 1991, Queen Latifah tried her hands at acting by appearing in an inter-racial romance drama titled “Jungle Fever”.
She appeared in a crime film “Juice” in 1992.
Then, he played as the main role in a sitcom “Living Single” which was a hit.
In the movie “Set it Off” in 1993, she co-starred as a lesbian bank robber.
In 1998, she appeared in the comedy film “Living Out Loud”.
Queen Latifah also appeared alongside Angelina Jolie in a film “The Bone Collector”.
Later, she appeared in another hit movie in 2002 called “Chicago”.
Another box-office movie that she starred is the romantic comedy show “Bringing Down the House” in 2003.
In 2006, her voiceover appeared in an animated movie “Ice Age: The Meltdown” which was much appreciated.
In 2007, Queen Latifah produced and starred in the film “The Perfect Holiday” that diversified her career.
Besides acting, Queen Latifah also hosted a daytime talk show for three years from 1999 to 2001.
The talk show “The Queen Latifah Show” made its return in 2013.
In 2015, Latifah won an Emmy Award nomination and Golden Globe Award nomination for her role in “Bessie”.
Awards and Achievements
- As a singer, Queen Latifah has released a total of 7 studio albums, one compilation album, and 23 singles.
- She headlined two tours, “Sugar Water Festival Tour” in 2005-2006, and “Travlin’ Light Tour” in 2007.
- In 2006, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the entertainment industry.
- She won as the Best Actress in the 1996’s American Black Film Festival for her act in ‘Set it Off”
- For her performance in “Chicago”, she won various awards, one of them is from BET Award as the Best Actress in 2002.
- NAACP Image Award gave her the award for the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture in 2003.
- In 2007, Queen Latifah won the Golden Globe Award as the Best Actress for her “Life Support” appearance.
- From 1991 to 2017, she has contributed to a total of 40 films both as the actress and the producer.
- In 2002, she became one of the nominees of Best Supporting Actress category in the Oscar.
- In 2015, Queen Latifah won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her acting in “Bessie”.
- For the same film, she got an award from Primetime Emmy Award as a producer for Outstanding Television Movie category.
Queen Latifah Earnings, Wealth, Endorsement, Business
It’s pretty obvious that most of her earnings come from her music works and TV or movie appearances.
For her 2004’s album only, she earned about 2.7 million dollars.
Then, her album “Trav’lin’ Light” gave her 3.2 million dollars.
Her works since the late 1980s really decided how’s her wealth now.
In 2015, Queen Latifah sold her Colts Neck mansion for $2.4 million.
The mansion is packed with a completely modern facility.
For cars, Queen Latifah owns a Vanquish Volante Ashton Martin that worth over 300,000 dollars.
She also owns the Rolls Royce’s Phantom Drophead Couple that worth 450,000 dollars.
Queen Latifah is also in contract with several brands.
She is the spokesperson for “CoverGirl” cosmetics, Pizza Hut, and Jenny Craig.
She has her own cosmetic line called “The Queen Collection” in CoverGirl.
Queen Latifah had launched her own fragrances called “Queen” and “Queen of Hearts”.
Queen Latifah is a famous rapper turned actress who has been successful in both careers.
Her performances in the entertainment industry inspired a lot of people, especially women.
As of this year, Queen Latifah’s estimated net worth is $60 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.