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Queen Latifah Net Worth

Queen LatifahNet Worth 2019 | Sources of Income, Salary and More
Net Worth$60,000,000
Full NameDana Elaine Owens
Date of Birth/AgeMarch 18, 1970 (age 49)
Source of wealthRapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer.
Country of originU.S
State/City of originNewark, New Jersey
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Queen Latifah Net Worth is 60 million dollars.

Plainly put, having her eggs in more than one basket equates to a lot of money, millions every year.


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She’s been amassing a considerable amount of wealth since at least her early 20s. Her products and endorsements alone bring in seven figures easily.

She has partnerships with Pizza Hut, CoverGirl cosmetics and Curvation. She has eau de perfumes and fragrances on the market and a contract with Jenny Craig.

She brings in more of the green stuff with her mainstream performances like the ginormous blockbuster “Chicago,” which won Best Picture that year at the Oscars.

Latifah has a track record and discography that goes on and on for days. Some of her best work will not only continue to make her a rich woman but will live on forever: “Jungle Fever,” “House Party 2,” “Set It Off” and “Juice” are legendary and live on. She had cameos in each.


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But, the list only broadened as she furthered her career: “The Bone Collector,” “Brown Sugar,” “The Country Bears,” “The Cookout,” “Taxi,” “Beauty Shop,” “Girls’ Trip” and the “Ice Age” series are just a few more of her biggest moneymakers.


She’s built an empire—a kingdom—fit for a queen. Since the late-90s, Queen Latifah has refused to take “no” for an answer, causing her to break glass ceilings and defy the odds.

She has managed to capitalize on all her gifts, talents and involuntary life circumstances, leaving no regrets.

Queen Latifah owns a beautiful house and good-looking cars, but she prizes family above the multitudinous possessions she’s accrued. At 49 years old, she’s embarking on wide-ranging projects. Queen Latifah’s mind is made.

She won’t scale back professionally or dim her shine, regardless of Hollywood standards, regardless of how the times have changed, regardless of who has the mic or the spotlight.

Queen Latifah remains outspoken about many subjects and causes, unafraid to speak her truth. Recently, she gave a very candid interview touching on sensitive topics including the R. Kelly scandal, the #MeToo movement and the music industry at large.

Early Life

Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey. She spent most of her childhood in East Orange.


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Her dad, Lancelot Amos Owens, worked as a police officer. Her mother, Rita Lamae Owens, née Bray, taught at Irvington High School, which is where Queen Latifah graduated.

Her parents divorced when she turned ten, and her mom essentially became her best friend and counselor.


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Queen Latifah also grew up with her older brother, Lancelot Amos Owens, Jr. They were very close. She looked up to him, and he took her under his wing, schooling her to street knowledge and his philosophies on life.

Queen Latifah got her first taste of the arts when she performed a song from “The Wiz” in a school play. She wowed the crowd with her rendition of “Home.”

The 5-foot-10-inch Latifah played the power forward position at Irvington and excelled. She went on to Borough of Manhattan Community College until she received her big break.

Personal Life

Queen Latifah enjoys kickboxing, even going so far as to hire a trainer.

As strait-laced as her Khadijah character on “Living Single” appeared to be, Queen Latifah was anything but a goody two shoes. She experienced her fair share of run-ins with the law and misfortune.

Back in 1995, Queen Latifah was carjacked while her boyfriend, Sean Moon, sat beside her; he was shot in the process. The next year, authorities apprehended her for toting a loaded gun. They charged her with possession of marijuana, as well.


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Six years later, she found herself in more trouble. Queen Latifah got busted for driving under the influence in Los Angeles County. After her conviction, she was placed on probation for 36 months.

She alluded to her substance abuse issues and not-so-flowery behavior being as a result of her brother’s death in 1992. Certain negative vices were her coping mechanisms, her way of escape.

Her love life has remained a mystery. Part of countless gay rumors, she leaves her romantic trysts out of the public eye.

Sadly, Queen Latifah endured another loss. On March 21, 2018,—the true love of her life—her cherished mother, Rita Owens, died from a heart condition she was diagnosed with in 2004.


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Queen Latifah Net Worth far surpasses most of the rappers who emerged on the scene around the same time she did. She’s arguably the richest female from that rap era. She owes her success to her eclectic professional ventures.

In the late-80s, Queen Latifah beatboxed for the all-female group, Ladies Fresh. She, however, was the only female in the group, Flavor Unit; they were a collection of emcees from around the way.

Latifah laid down a track, “Princess of the Posse.” One of the guys in Flavor Unit, DJ King Gemini, put the demo in Fab 5 Freddy’s hands, and the rest was history.


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Dante Ross of Tommy boy signed her immediately, and she went on to release her first single. It didn’t take long before she was reigning supreme.

Queen Latifah became a voice for millions of women who felt they didn’t have one. She spoke truth to power, addressing matters of domestic violence, sexual harassment and other things females could relate to on a personal level.

Yet and still, she had the ears of both men and women.

At present, Queen Latifah net worth reached $60,000,000.

In 1992, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women recognized her for her incredible efforts on the female front. They gave her a Candace Award.

Eventually, Latifah made the transition from rap and hip hop to singing, namely jazz. She made her way to television, film, modelling cosmetics for CoverGirl and debatably acquired more endorsements and projects than any other female rapper in history.


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Queen Latifah’s Guilt

In her 1999 autobiography, “Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman,” Latifah explained how she fell into substance abuse and other immoral activities after her brother’s passing.

The grief was obviously painful, but the implication of a level of guilt associated with the incident was apparent, as well.

Her only sibling, Lancelot Amos Owens, Jr, not only died tragically while riding a motorcycle but it was the motorcycle that she bought him.

Queen Latifah was a bit more open about her sorrow in an interview, saying, “It [loss] takes parts of you away.

So when you have to rebuild parts of yourself, you have to figure out how to live without a limb. That’s how I feel about losing my brother and having to refigure out life.

But life goes on because I’m still breathing. I’m still alive.”

She wears the key to the motorcycle around her neck sometimes as a memorial to pay homage to her brother.

Interesting Facts

Queen Latifah and rapper Foxy Brown had rap beef in 1996 upon Foxy’s debut.

Latifah’s song “Name Callin’” was an indirect diss to Foxy, namely.

Foxy Brown poked fun at “The Queen Latifah Show” and its low ratings.

“Name Callin’” made the soundtrack for Queen Latifah’s movie, “Set It Off.”

Foxy Brown’s response was a track titled “10% Dis.”

Foxy questioned Queen Latifah’s sexual preferences, on and off “wax.”

Queen Latifah recorded and dropped a sequel to the first diss record.

Eventually Queen Latifah and Foxy Brown made up.

Foxy Brown was invited on Latifah’s namesake show to perform “Na Na Be Like.”


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  • Queen Latifah gave her brother a motorcycle that ended in a ride that took his life.
  • She beatboxed for an all-girl group, Ladies Fresh.
  • Queen Latifah was part of the Flavor Unit.
  • Her mother died in 2018 from a heart condition she fought for over 14 years.
  • Queen Latifah and Foxy Brown feuded.
  • Queen Latifah and Foxy Brown reconciled.
  • Queen Latifah had a talk show earlier in her career.
  • Queen Latifah is 49 years old.
  • Latifah was carjacked back in the 90s.

Favorite Quotes from Queen Latifah

“I didn’t know I had it in me. There’s more to all of us than we realize. Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think. We’re capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe.”

“Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.”

“Sometimes I pray when I really feel like I need God to help me with something, and sometimes we just have conversations. We just kick it.”

“I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.”

Tips for Success from Queen Latifah

“You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone.”

“You can’t let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving.”

“Putting on your crown is really like accepting the fact that you are a queen. You’re a great woman. Wherever you are in life, just keep on that path, and so for me, sometimes as women, we forget – we forget that about ourselves. So, putting on your crown is sort of reminding yourself that, hey, I’m a queen, and I can do what I want in this life and take it.”