Missy Elliott is the highest paid American rapper in the world who has estimated net worth of $70 million USD.
Melissa Arnette but mostly known by her stage Missy Elliott was born in July 1971 in Portsmouth of Virginia. She is leading American singer, rapper and producer. She is one of the best female Hip Hop star who actively works since 1991.
In 1990s, She formed group (Fryze) with few of her friends. In 1996, Elliott and Timbaland worked together and pair release their first album One in Million and It went double platinum and made stars out of production duo. She then become appear for album of many other rappers and performed with other artists. In 1999, Elliott released her second album Da Real World which was much darker than her debut. More than 3 million copies were sold worldwide. This is how she started her journey to become richest rapper of USA.
In 2001, She released Miss E So Addictive. She co-produced the Lil Kim, Christina Aguilera and Mya for Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmanns Film album, It went number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Missy released her forth album in 2002, named Under Construction. It is known as best selling female rap album with record of 2.1 million copies sold in the United States only. Album received Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. Two Single songs of Under Construction reached at #2 spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart. It Won MTVs Video of the Year Award. She earned lots of money and it ultimately increase her total net worth to millions of US dollars.
In 2006, Elliott was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performer for her album song We Run This, She consistently give hit album and reach to Forbes richest celebrity. Missy currently have around $60 million of wealth, Which get from her music career.
Elliott is number one Female rapper and we know that within few year, she would achieve the benchmark of $100 million USD. What do you say? How many more years, She will take to reach to that level? Please post your comments here.
Released Miss E So Addictive – https://www.discogs.com/Missy-Elliott-Miss-E-So-Addictive/release/176357
Award for Best Rap Solo Performer – http://www.ranker.com/list/grammy-award-for-best-female-rap-solo-performance-nominees-list/reference
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