Here we provide the list of top 10 female rappers in the world 2016. These women have contributed and are still contributing a lot to rap music. There have been several successful female rappers who have made fortune in the industry. Old school rap legends like Queen Latifa still earns big from movies and music. They may not earn as much as Jay Z and P Diddy but these women can certainly hold their own. Here you can see the list of top 10 richest female rappers in the world with her net worth and other related information. So join us and see below the list.
Net Worth: $251 million
Missy Elliott start the list with $251 million. She contain 1st number in the list. 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. Her first album Supa Dupa Fly came out in 1997, while her sixth album The Cookbook was released in 2005.
Net Worth: $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 and Craig Doodlebug lrving. She released two albums Reachin and Blowout Comb.
Net Worth: $51 million
Queen Latifah contain the third number in the list with $51 million net worth. She released her first album in 1989 called All Hail the Queen. She has since found success in acting as well winning a Golden Golbe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the movie Life Support. she also got an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She then appeared in movies like “Bringing Down the House” and “Hairspray.”
Net Worth: $48 million
Roxanne Shante famous with his nick name her real name is Lolita Shante Gooden. 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. She is known for her ability to freestyle and improvises entire songs. 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.
Net Worth: $32 million
Her real name is Antonia Reed, but she is better known by her stage name Bahamadia.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.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.
Net Worth: $20 million
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. Her real name is Deidra Muriel Roper, though she uses the stage name DJ Spinderella.
Net Worth: $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.
Net Worth: $20 million
Salt 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. Her real name is Cheryl James. She collaborated with Kirk Franklin and God’s Property, with Salt contributing the song called Stomp.
Net Worth: $18 million
Eve Jihan won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration with Gwen Stefani for the song Let Me Blow Ya Mind. She famous with nick name Eve her real name is Eve Jihan. She is considered as one of the 50 greatest women of the video era as determined by VH1. She also has a successful clothing line called Fetish.
Net Worth: $8 million
Lana Michelle Moorer is the real name of MC Lyte. She was born on 12 October 1971 and the native of Brooklyn started rhyming when she was only 12 years old. The first album ever released by a female solo rapper Lyte as a Rock. The album was critical success and featured the hit entitled Paper Thin.