What is the net worth of Queen Latifah? A singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show hostess in the United States, Queen Latifah has a net worth of $70 million. She is also a record producer. She has been recognized for a long time as a pioneering woman in the hip-hop community. She has also had a cinematic career that has been extremely fruitful for her.
Net Worth of Queen Latifah: Biography
Dana Elaine Owens was born on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, however she spent the majority of her life in East Orange, also located in New Jersey. Rita Lamae, an educator at Irvington High School, and Lancelot Amos Owens, a member of the Irvington Police Department, are her parents. She is their daughter. Latifah was ten years old when her parents got a divorce.
Latifah’s upbringing was heavily influenced by the Baptist religion. She received her high school diploma from Irvington High School despite having attended Catholic school in Newark, New Jersey, as well as Essex Catholic Girls’ High School in Irvington. Queen Latifah continued her education at Borough of Manhattan Community College following her graduation from high school.
When she was just an eight year old girl, she looked through a book of Arabic names and discovered the name Latifah, which means “delicate” and “extremely kind” in Arabic. This became her stage name. Latifah, who was a towering 5 feet 10 inches tall throughout her life, played power forward for her high school basketball team. During the show at her elementary school, she gave a rendition of the song “Home” from the musical The Wiz.
Net Worth of Queen Latifah: Career
She began her musical career as a beatboxer for the hip-hop group Ladies Fresh, and she was one of the original members of the rap group Flavor Unit, which, at the time, was a crew of MCs grouped around producer DJ King Gemini. It was DJ King Gemini who made a demo recording of Queen Latifah’s rap Princess of the Posse. During this time, the Flavor Unit was active. It was Fab 5 Freddy, the host of Yo! MTV Raps, who received the recording from him.
The song caught the notice of Dante Ross, an employee of Tommy Boy Music. Ross signed Latifah, and the label issued her debut single, titled “Wrath of My Madness,” the following year. Later on, more contemporary musicians, including as Ice Cube and Lil’ Kim, would sample Queen Latifah’s tune in their respective singles “Wrath of Kim’s Madness” and “You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo.” Latifah possesses a vocal range that spans two octaves. Due to the fact that she is able to rap as well as sing, she is classified as a contralto.
Rapping about the struggles that come with being a black woman helped Latifah establish a name for herself in the hip-hop community. Her music addressed a variety of issues, such as domestic violence, street harassment, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Freddy was instrumental in Latifah signing a recording contract with Tommy Boy Records, which led to the release of her debut studio album, All Hail the Queen, in 1989, when she was only nineteen years old. In that same year, she made a guest appearance as Referee on the album 1989 – The Hustlers Convention, which was released by the UK label Music of Life (live).
In 1992, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women honored her with the Candace Award for outstanding achievement. The record “Ladies First,” which included Monie Love, was the first track to feature a joint effort between two female rappers who were not part of the same group. Her album Black Reign was released in 1993, and it was awarded the Gold certification in the United States. It also featured the song “U.N.I.T.Y.,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her fourth hip-hop album, Order in the Court, was issued by Motown Records in 1998. It was co-produced by Ro Smith, who is currently the CEO of Def Ro Inc., and it was released in that year. Latifah was also a part of the Native Tongues hip-hop ensemble at one point in her career.
Latifah was the first rapper to ever perform at a Super Bowl halftime show when she did so in 2002 during the Super Bowl XXXII.
She made her acting debut in supporting roles in the films House Party 2, Juice, and Jungle Fever, all of which were released between 1991 and 1992. In addition to this, she has appeared as a guest star in two episodes of the NBC blockbuster show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air during the second season (1991–1992) She also had a guest role as herself on the show Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper in the year 1993. Latifah had a major part on the FOX sitcom Living Single, which ran from 1993 through 1998. The show was high in popularity with black viewers, and she not only appeared but also composed and performed the show’s theme song.
On-screen, her mother Rita portrayed the role of her own mother. Set It Off was a huge commercial success for Paramount Pictures in 1996, and Latifah had a supporting actress role in the film Living Out Loud starring Holly Hunter (1998). She co-starred with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie in the 1999 film The Bone Collector, in which she gave a performance as the character Thelma.
In addition to that, she was the host of her own talk program, The Queen Latifah Show, which aired from 1999 to 2001 and was brought back in 2013. The Queen Latifah Show was given the go light for a second season on January 6, 2014, marking the day of the announcement. Despite this, Sony Pictures Television decided to pull the plug on Latifah’s show on November 21, 2014 as a result of falling ratings. The production of the series was halted on December 18, 2014, and this decision took effect immediately; however, fresh episodes continued to be aired until March 6, 2015.
Life and Relationships
Latifah spent her childhood in East Orange, New Jersey, and has also lived in Colts Neck and Rumson, both in the state of New Jersey, and Beverly Hills, in the state of California.
Lancelot Jr., Latifah’s older brother, was murdered in an accident in 1992 that involved a motorcycle that Latifah had purchased for him. The accident claimed his life.
During her participation in the sitcom Living Single, which aired in 2006, Latifah may be seen wearing the key to the motorcycle around her neck because it was revealed in an interview from that year. Latifah was the victim of a robbery carjacking in 1995, which also ended in the shooting of her lover, Sean Moon. The incident occurred in 1995.
In 1996, she was taken into custody and accused with having marijuana in her possession as well as having a firearm that was loaded. In 2002, she was taken into custody in Los Angeles County for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. After being found guilty, she was sentenced to three years of probation as a condition of her release.
Her mother, the actress Rita Owens, passed away on March 21, 2018, from heart failure, a condition she had been coping with since 2004. Rita Owens had been acting since the 1960s.
Latifah long refused to address rumors and speculation about her sexual orientation and personal life. In 2008, she stated to The New York Times, “I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not.” Latifah long has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for a long time. During her acceptance speech where she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards 2021, she officially mentioned her girlfriend Eboni Nichols and son Rebel for the first time. She concluded her speech with the phrase “happy Pride!”
Latifah found out that her family was descended from a line of free Negros in the episode of Finding Your Roots season 6 episode 4 titled “This Land is My Land,” which aired in January 2020 and was titled “This Land is My Land.” Latifah’s ancestors were listed by name in the United States pre-civil war census of 1860. Before the Civil War in the United States, slaves were nearly never identified by name in census records. Latifah also learned the precise date in history when her ancestors were emancipated from slavery. This happened on October 1, 1792, when her second earliest ancestor named “Jug” or Juggy Owens was freed from the bonds of slavery.
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