Missy Elliott Net Worth & Career

Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott (Source: Pitchfork)

An American singer, songwriter, rapper, and former member of the R&B girls group Sista, Missy Elliott net worth is a staggering $50 million.

She began her career in the early-mid 1990s as a girl group member and later signed to the record label Swing Mob.

She embarked on her solo career in 1997, with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly. It was ranked number three on the Billboard 200, the highest-ranking for a debut female rapper at that time.

Missy Eilliot's profile image.
Missy Elliott (Source: Hip Hop Wiki – Fandom)

Her song Hot Boyz broke the record for most weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart.

Missy Elliott has won four Grammy Awards to date.

She is also the first female rapper inducted into the songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

In 2020, Billboard ranked her at number 5 on the 100 Greatest Music Artists of All Time.

Missy Elliott | Quick Facts

So, let’s get to know Missy Elliott a little better, starting with some basic facts about him.

Name Melissa Arnette Elliott
Birthplace Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Birthdate July 7, 1971
Age 51 Years Old
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christian
Father’s Name Ronnie Elliott
Mother’s Name Patricia Elliott
Siblings No
School N/A
College Woodrow Wilson High School
Profession American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter,
Nickname Misdemeanor, Missy, Miss E, Puff Mommy
Height In Centimetres – 157 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
Weight In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Net worth $50 million
Sexual Orientation Bisexual
Marital status Unmarried
Relationship N/A
Children No
Social Media InstagramFacebookTwitter, Youtube
Last Update October 2022

Missy Elliott | Net Worth and Income

An American singer, songwriter, rapper, and former member of the R&B girls group Sista, Missy Elliott’s net worth is a staggering $50 million.

After embarking on her solo career, she released her songs with her record label, “The Goldmine, Elektra records,” and sold around 30 million singles in the United States alone.

She also has a good following in Spotify, with more than 6 million monthly listeners. Spotify pays $0.005 per stream. Thus Missy Elliott makes about thirty thousand per month from her Spotify streams.

Missy Elliott also performs concert tours. She performs all around the country at least once a year. Her ticket price can be found as low as $45 to $50, depending upon the venue.

Seats in the middle of the venue go for around $75, and the best seats at her concerts sell for closer to $120.

Moreover, Missy Elliott also has her merchandise.

She sells her name-printed t-shirts, signature CDs, and many more. She earns well from her merchandise sales as well.

Missy Elliott also has a YouTube channel with 64 uploads and 1.22 million subscribers, with more the six hundred million views.

It is estimated that she makes one thousand per day and between twenty-six thousand to thirty thousand each month.

Besides that, Missy also earns well from brand endorsements.

She has appeared in an advertisement for GAP, Reebok, and Coca-Cola.

Furthermore, Missy has appeared in a number of TV shows and films over the years.

Missy Elliot’s Net Worth in different currencies

Let’s look at Missy Elliot’s Net Worth in several currencies, including BitCoin, the cryptocurrency.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 43,186,750
Pound Sterling £ 36,647,500
Australian Dollar A$ 68,332,750
Canadian Dollar C$ 62,268,250
Indian Rupee 3,755,920,000
BitCoin ฿ 913

Missy Elliott | House, Cars, and Sneaker Collection.

We have seen celebrities buying expensive houses and collecting expensive cars to flaunt their wealth.

Missy Elliott is no exception. Missy lives in her house located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, US.

This home was also featured on the show “MTV Cribs.” This house spans over 15,000 sq ft.

It boasts six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

She stated on a TV show that she purchased the Virginia house for her mother, although she spends a lot of time there herself.

Missy Elliott also has a luxury Condo in Miami, Florida, which was also featured in “MTV Cribs”.

She purchased the condo for $1.3 million and sold it for $1.45 million.

Missy Elliott Net Worth- Missy's Virginia House
Missy’s Virginia House (Source: Redfin)

She has an eye for Lamborghini. Of course, the most famous car in her collection is her $300,000 Lamborghini Diablo.

Similarly, one of the most prized possession of Missy’s is her $1.5 million Lamborghini Aventador.

This car was slightly expensive than her Diablo, but later, she traded it with a Bently. She also has Ferrari Enzo and a Rolls-Royce Phantom in her garage.

As fashion icons, they have to look their best every day.

Missy has applied the best or nothing formula to her sneakers.

She has a massive collection of sneakers that needs a warehouse to be stored.

She has a lot of old Jordans, many Adidas, and every color of Versace Chain Reactions.

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Missy Elliott | Lifestyle and Vacation

Missy Elliott was not aware of her body weight until her doctor warned her about the risks of being overweight and the health issue that comes with it.

In order to avoid this, Missy decided to lose the pounds. She made a tremendous effort with her workout and diet plan.

Missy had to cut out all the sugar, carbs, soda, fried food, and everything fatty out of her diet and took on a T25 workout.

Missy also used a natural healing method instead of relying on medication for her grave disease.

Currently, she is on free carbs diet, and this diet plan has shown a massive effect on her body.

She blew the media by unraveling that she lost around 30 pounds because of her healthy lifestyle. She was praised for her new look and her magnificent transformation.

There are no recorded instances of Missy Elliot on a vacation. Maybe it has something to do with the notion that she holds toward vacation. She says:

“I don’t have time for lie-on-the-beach vacations. I’m a zoo person. There’s one in New Jersey where animals actually come up to your car. I love the monkeys-I used to give them bubblegum to chew.”

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Missy Elliott | Charity

Missy Elliott supports various charities and social causes.

She supports charities like Lil’ Kim Cares Foundation, which raises funds, resources, and awareness for national programs that assist with issues of homelessness, transitional living, child neglect, and violence against women.

She has also shown solidarity towards PETA, a nonprofit organization that advocates for animal rights and defends them.

Missy Elliott wrote a letter to her hometown mayor raising concerns about a number of pets, cats, and dogs being killed at an animal shelter.

She also supports MusicCares, a nonprofit organization that helps people from the music industry.

It provides human services, health services, and mental health plus addiction services.

Missy Elliott | Movies, Investments, Endorsements & Book Publications

In 2005, Missy’s biographical film about her life story was announced, but it water-downed after Timbaland refused to be part of her movie.

She has made numerous appearances in movies like Pootie Tang, UltraSound: HipHop Dollars, a documentary film, Honey, Fade to Black, Shark Tale, and Just for kicks.

Missy has also made an excellent investment in real estate. She bought a house in Florida and sold it for $1.4 million in 2014.

A rap icon Missy Eliott has bagged a lot of endorsement deals from different expensive brands.

Her first endorsement was in 1998 for Sprite, a carbonated beverage brand. After this, a bunch of brands knocked at her door.

She worked with Iman Cosmetics to promote “Misdemeanor” Lipstick in 1999.

From 1999 to 2008, she was endorsed by six brands like Vanilla Coke, GAP, MAC Cosmetics, Adidas, Virgin Mobile (Europe), Jeep Commander, Doritos Collision, and Diet Pepsi.

There are more than six published biographies of Missy Elliott from different authors, plus there are other books that contain lyrics of her songs.

According to Goodreads, Missy Elliott by Tracy Brown Collins is the best-rated biography with 4.7 stars.

Missy Elliott | Career

Missy Elliott began her career as a member of the R&B girl group Sista, but the group disbanded due to a lack of funds.

Elliott teamed up with her childhood friend Timbaland to launch her solo career. She co-wrote and co-produced her debut album Jodeci and Aaliyah along with him.

At the age of 25, she was offered a deal by Elektra Entertainment Group, which enabled her to write, produce and record music under her own record label Gold Mind.

Elliott’s first album Supa Dupa Fly went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy Awards.

Her next album Da Reak World spent a year on Billboard.

Missy Elliott Net Worth- Missy Eliott performing on stage
Missy Elliott Performing on stage (Source: The Guardian)

She also won two Grammy for the dance track Get Ur Freak On from the album So Addictive.

Her third Grammy was for Work It, a single from her album Under Construction. Her album The Cookbook contained her fourth Grammy-winning single Lose Control.

After a long gap, she released her recent album in 2019 named Iconology.

Along with 4 Grammys, she also has been awarded the Black Entertainment Television (BET) for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist several times.

Facts About Missy Elliott

  • She is the only female rapper to have six platinum-certified albums and one double platinum.
  • She suffers from a grave disease (an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland).

FAQs

How was Missy discovered?

The Swing Mob Record Label discovered Missy in 1991.

How did Missy Elliott lose weight?

Missy Elliott lost 30 pounds by eating healthy and regular workout. She specifically gave credit to T25 workouts.

Did Missy Eliott and Tweet (Charlene Keys) have a relationship?

Tweet and Elliott were in a relationship way before Tweet’s debut album. They met in 1994 and became quick friends; at that time, both of them were signed to the same music label, Swing Mob.

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