Today ladies are dominating the world and these richest female rappers are not far behind. Check out this 2017 list who are highest paid. Rapping is a music genre that has been predominantly ruled by men. Take it from Kanye West to Eminem to the late Tupac Shakur, men have been the biggest rappers in the world. But when women were christened into the world of rapping they made sure that they leave their mark, more prominently than ever. Here are the top 10 richest female rappers in the world.
Nicki Minaj : $70 million
Nicki Minaj’s fame and popularity transcends her gender. She is an overall celebrity and certainly the queen of the rapping industry. She became a global phenomenon, with her mix tapes, even before releasing any single. Born as Onika Tanya Maraj, Nicki also endorses a number of popular brands like, Adidas, MAC cosmetics and Pepsi.
Queen Latifah : $60 million
She is perhaps the most talented woman on this list. She is an Oscar nominated actress, a singer a rapper and an active advocate for equal rights. She entered the field of rapping in 1988, when she released her debut album, ‘All Hail the Queen’. She went on to release 6 more albums and paved the path for women in this industry.
Missy Elliot : $50 million
Born as Melissa Arnette Elliot, Missy is a five times recipient of the Grammy Awards. Earlier, she ahs worked with a number of girl groups, but in the late 90s she went solo. Now she ahs sold over 30 million records, with all of her six albums being certified as platinum, becoming the only female rapper to receive that honor.
Bahamadia : $32 million
Bahamadia received extreme popularity due to her freestyle lyrics and an indomitable rhythm skill. She is now the most sought out lyricist in the industry. Bahamadia was born as, Antonia Reed and she went on to release her first album, Kollage, in 1996 which went on to top the US hip-hop chart that year.
Lil’ Kim : $18 million
Her name is one of the biggest in conventional hip-hop. This Grammy Award winner is known for her bold and explicit lyrics, she is an actress, model, designer apart form the obvious career of rapping. She released her solo album, Hard Core, in 1996 and went on to release four more solo albums.
Pepa : $15 million
One half of the famous duo Salt-N-Pepa, Pepa’s real name is Sandra Delton. The duo is the first ever female hip-hop group in the history. With their groundbreaking success, they have become a household name in the rap industry.
Salt : $14 million
The Salt-N-Pepa group was formulated by her with her college friend Sandra Delton. Cheryl James, the real name of Salt, has given 5 albums, that were massive hits, along with the other members.
M.I.A. : $10 million
This British born and Sri Lanka raised hip-hop artist, rose to fame when she released her debut album, Arular in the mid 2000s. The album received wide critical acclaim, sedimenting her name in the genre. She is a rapper, a painter and a director.
DJ Spinderella : $10 million
Diedra Muriel Roper, who goes by the stage name DJ Spinderella, joined the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa just before the release of their debut album. Since then there were no turning back. After working with the group she went solo, and become a successful hip-hop artist on her own credit.
Iggy Azalea : $10 million
An unconventional choice for this list, but this Australian born hip-hop star deserves every bit of it. Before beginning her rap career she released two music videos on YouTube and released her debut album, The New Classic in 2014.
Brief Summary of Richest Female Rapper
|Nicki Minaj||American and Trinidadian||$70 million|
|Queen Latifah||American||$60 million|
|Missy Elliot||American||$50 million|
|Lil’ Kim||American||$18 million|
|Pepa||American and Jamaican||$15 million|
|M.I.A.||British and Shi Lankan||$10 million|
|DJ Spinderella||American||$10 million|
|Iggy Azalea||Australian||$10 million|