How Queen Latifah’s net worth was built
Born Dana Elaine Owens, the singer, actor, model and producer took the stage name Latifah, which means “delicate” and “very kind” in Arabic.
In high school, Queen Latifah rapped and acted, and then recorded a demo with Afrika Bambaataa’s Native Tongues, which landed her a record deal with Tommy Boy and her first single, “Wrath of My Madness,” in 1988. She then signed with Motown in 1993.
Her acting career simultaneously took off and she appeared in the film “Jungle Fever” in 1991, followed by the hit series “Living Single” in 1993. She had parts in “The Bone Collector in 1999, “Chicago” in 2002, “Barbershop 2” in 2004 and “Stranger than Fiction” in 2006.
She also produced “The Queen Latifah Show” from 1999 to 2001 and 2013 to 2015), As of May, TheRichest.com has her net worth as $60 million.
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Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
What she’s up to now
Queen Latifah’s new 2017 movie, “Girls Trip,” is about the adventures of four lifelong friends who go to New Orleans for fun and romance.
On the TV front, Latifah is working on the possible comeback of the 1990s hit “Living Single,” one of the most popular African American-centric sitcoms of its kind. The show aired from 1993 through 1998 and followed six friends living in Brooklyn. The project, in early stages, may find a home on broadcast television, cable, or even Netflix.
Queen Latifah’s list of musical and film/TV accolades begins back in 1991, when she was nominated for a Grammy for “All Hail the Queen.” She won a Grammy in 1995 for “U.N.I.T.Y.” Other wins include a 2003 BET Award and Black Reel Award for her film “Chicago.”
She won a Hollywood Film Festival Award in 2007 for “Hairspray,” and in 2008 she won a Golden Globe for “Life Support.” Most recently, she won a 2016 NAACP Image Award, 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award, and 2015 Emmy for “Bessie.”
While Queen Latifah has built a sizable net worth, it doesn’t match that of Beyonce.