These women have contributed and are still contributing a lot to rap music. There have been several successful female rappers who’ve made fortune in the industry. Old school rap legends like Queen Latifa still earns big from movies and music.
Here is a brief overview of the top 10 Richest Female Rappers as of 2015:
10) Iggy Azalea – Net Worth: $7 Million
Born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in Sydney, Australia, Azalea is currently the most successful female white rapper. She began rapping at the age of 14, and formed a girls-only rap group which later disbanded. She dropped out of high-school and moved to US at the age of 15. Her fame came after the released of her controversial singles “Pu$$y” and “Two Times,” it went viral helping to propel the young hip-hop star to prominence.
In 2012, the curvy rapper became the first ever female and non-American female rapper to grace the XXL’s annual Top 10 Freshman cover issue. Her debut album The New Classic, which was released in April 2014, reached top 5 in multiple charts worldwide.
=8) MC Lyte – Net Worth: $8 Million
Professionally known as MC Lyte, She is one of hip hop’s female pioneers. The native of Brooklyn started rhyming when she was only 12. In 1986, she recorded her first song “I Cram to Understand U (Sam).” The released of her album Lyte as a Rock in 1988 became the first full album ever released by a female solo rapper. The album was a critical success, it included the hit song “ Paper Thin.” She then released “Eyes on This” that featured the hit “Cha Cha Cha.” Taking on acting, she also appeared in movies like “Train Ride” and “Civil Brand.”