The rap genre has dominated the music industry for decades and is made up of a list of the world’s most influential artists. From having the best bars to giving out the best performances, this dominance knows no gender boundaries. Within this genre of fearless lyrics, and unfathomable competition, female rappers have risen to prominence, not only as voices of empowerment but also as formidable figures in the global entertainment industry.
In this article, we reveal the “Top 10 Richest Female Rappers in the World.” These females along with their mind-blowing songs have skyrocketed their money as well. You won’t believe how rich these artists are, but this is not what they are valued for, these artists have invaluable discography which gives them the utmost status.
10. M.I.A – $14 million
With 6 studio albums and about 40 singles, M.I.A, a rapper from England has created quite a fortune in her career. She has a net worth of $14 million and can be regarded as one of the best female rappers in the game. She has a unique discography and her music revolves around dance, electronic, and hip-hop genres. Initially, she was a visual artist but decided to get into music in 2002.
Ever since then, she has been giving the world her music and her rapping abilities have left people craving for more. Her best songs include Paper Planes, Sunshowers, and Bad Girls. Her biggest hit is “Paper Planes”, which reached a peak of 4 in the Billboard chart and sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
9. Cheryl James
Known by her pseudonym “Salt”, Cheryl James is a part of the rap group Salt-N-Pepa. Salt-N-Pepa was a female rap trio from America and are known for their unique rapping style. Cheryl James or “Salt” has a net worth of $14 million making her one of the richest female rappers in the world.
The group released about 5 studio albums and is known for hits like “Whatta Man”, and “Shoop”. Moreover, the group was also the first-ever female rap group to win a Grammy. But the group disbanded in the year 2002 but came together again in 2008.
8. Sandra Denton
“Salt-N-Pepa” makes an appearance once again, and this time it’s “Pepa” or Sandra Denton. Sandra Denton has a net worth of $15 million and as a part of the famous female rap trio, this is a given. Aside from the 5 studio albums, Sandra Denton got herself in some reality shows and documentaries.
7. Iggy Azalea – $15 million
Iggy Azalea is a known name in the rap world, and with hits like “Fancy”, “Problem” and “Black Widow”, she is sure to be one of the richest female rappers. Iggy Azalea has a net worth of $15 million and this is not a surprise at all.
She has scored several hits and high numbers in the Billboard charts, once even having two songs take up the 1 and 2 spots in the Billboard chart. Her music might not have been for everyone, but she sure is a hit. But in recent years she had problems with her record label and went on to establish her record label called “Bad Dreams”.
6. Lil Kim – $18 million
Lil Kim is a prominent figure in the rap music industry and her real name is “Kimberly Denise Jones”. She is an American rapper and has excelled in rapping earning herself a fortune of $18 million.
Her career started in the 90s when she was discovered by The Notorious B.I.G. Then followed her breakthrough and released hit albums such as “Hard Core” and “The Notorious K.I.M”. She even has hit singles such as “No Time”, and “Crush On You”. With all these timeless hits, she has become a sensation.
5. Bahamadia – $32 million
Bahamadia or Antonia D. Reed is a famous and talented figure when it comes to rap and hip-hop and has amassed a net worth of $32 million. She was a DJ before being a rapper. When she released her debut album “Kollage”, it became an instant hit and a classic album. In her whole career, she has released albums such as “BB Queen” and “Good Rap Music”.
4. Missy Elliot – $50 million
With over $50 million of net worth, Missy Elliot is one of the most famous female rappers to exist. She has various hits and with a unique way of rapping, she has garnered millions of fans worldwide. She has even won 4 Grammys, including one for Best Female Rap Solo Performance.
She began her career as a part of an R&B group called Sista and then moved on to a solo career. She released her hit album “Supa Dupa Fly” in 1997 and peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
3. Queen Latifah – $60 million
At number 3 we have a triple threat, Queen Latifah, who was a rapper, actress, and television producer. She has a net worth of $60 million and has blessed the world with brilliant songs and even movies. She started her career in the late 80s and early 90s when she released hits such as “Ladies First” and “U.N.I.T.Y“.
She even has a movie career and has starred in movies such as Hairspray, Beauty Shop, and Scary Movie 3. Therefore, Queen Latifah is a force to be reckoned with and will remain remembered for ages in the rap industry.
2. Cardi B – $80 million
Everyone knows Cardi B, a prominent rapper, with an outstanding personality and fashion sense. She has a net worth of $80 million and it didn’t even take her much to reach the level she is in right now.
Before starting her career as a rapper, she was an influencer, but when she released her single “Bodak Yellow”, the world got to know her talent. Even her debut album “Invasion of Privacy” was a number-one hit on the Billboard chart. Her single was certified diamond by the RIAA and is the only female rapper who has earned two diamond certifications.
1. Nicki Minaj – $150 million
At number one is the legendary and the queen of rap, Nicki Minaj. Her career took off in 2009 with the release of her singles such as Super Bass. She has amassed over $150 million in net worth and her songs and albums are beloved by people worldwide.
Moreover, she has also done voice acting in movies such as Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Angry Birds Movie 2. Apart from her sensational music and movies, she is famous for memes worldwide. She is an icon and a queen and has done a lot of hard work to get to number one.
Rap music is a unique genre with a one-of-a-kind way of delivering feelings and messages to people. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is a plethora of amazing and mesmerizing songs. Female rappers have taken the world by storm with their talent and rapping abilities, and the ones mentioned here are among the best and the richest. They have built their career from scratch and have earned their way to millions with their sheer talent, make sure not to miss their songs.