|Celebrity Name:||Missy Elliott|
|Real Name:||Melissa Arnette Elliott|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Date Of Birth:||1 July 1971|
|Birth Place:||Portsmouth, Virginia, United States|
|Profession:||American rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$50 million|
Missy Elliott Net Worth
Missy Elliott is an American rapper, producer, dancer, songwriter, and philanthropist. She has sold over 30 million records in the United States. Missy Elliott net worth is $50 million, making her one of the richest female rappers in the world. She is best known for being a member of Swing Mob. She has worked with stars all over the world.
Missy Elliott’s real name is Melissa Arnette Elliott. She was born on 1 July 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Patricia Elliott and Ronnie. Her mother Patricia was a coordinator at a power company and her father Ronnie was a US marine officer.
She always wanted to become a performer, but no one was taking her seriously. When Missy was eight years old she was molested by her cousin. When Missy was fourteen years old, they were suffering from domestic abuse from her father, Missy and her mother left their home, and relocated to the Hodges Ferry neighborhood of Portsmouth. As a child, she used to perform in the church choir. Missy graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1990.
In 1991, Missy formed an all-female R&B group called Fayze. Later the group was named Sista. Members included her friends Chonita Coleman, LaShawn Shellman, and Radiah Scott. They worked with Missy’s friend Timothy Mosley (Timbaland), and their demo tracks caught the attention of Jodeci member and producer DeVante Swing. Shortly after moving to New York, they signed to Elektra Records through DeVante’s imprint Swing Mob. All the members of Swing Mob lived in a two-story house in New York, they worked on various projects and materials together.
In 1993, Sista’s debut song was released titled Brand New. Elliott contributed to Raven Symone’s debut single, That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of. In 1994 sister released their solo debut album, 4 All the Sistas Around The World.
At the end of 1995, Swing Mob disbanded, and Timbaland and Missy began working together as a songwriter and production team. They wrote many tracks for artists like Aaliyah, Total, SWV, 702, and Destiny’s Child, Nicole Wray. As a solo vocalist, she was featured on tracks for artists like Men of Vizio, New Edition, MC Lyte, and Sean Combs. In 1996, she signed a deal with East West Records to create her own imprint, The Goldmind Inc., and Timbaland was recruited as her production partner. In 1997, her debut solo album Supa Dupa Fly was released, the album was certified Platinum with more than 1.2 million records sold. In 1996, Elliott and Timbaland wrote and produced nine tracks for Aaliyah’s second album, One in a Million, an album certified as double Platinum.
In 1999, her second album was released titled Da real World, and more than 3 million copies were sold worldwide. Her third album Miss E… So Addictive was released in 2001. They also released several albums, including Under Construction in 2002, This Is Not a Test! In 2003, The Cookbook in 2005.
Other than singing, songwriting, and production. She has appeared in several films and TV shows including The Wayans Bros, All That, Family Matters, What Chili Wants, Party Monsters Cabo, Shark Tale, Honey, Fade to Black, Just for Kicks, The Voice, and American Dad!, Taraji P. Henson’s White Hot Holidays, Star.
From 1996 to 1998, Missy Elliott dated Nicole Wray. She also dated Trina, Faith Evans, Tweety, and Olivia Logout.
Missy has been suffering from Graves disease, a hyperthyroidism disorder. She talks to her father occasionally but has never forgiven him for abusing her mother.
Awards and Achievements
Throughout her career, she has received many awards and nominations. In total, she has won 216 awards out of 360 nominations. Missy has won 6 Grammy Awards out of 22 nominations, 5 International Dance Music Awards, 15 MTV Music Awards, 3 VH1 Awards, and 6 Teen Choice Awards.
Missy Elliott is also known as Queen of Rap, First Lady of Hip Hop, and Queen of Hip Hop. According to The Observer and The Guardian, she is considered America’s first black female music mogul. Her song themes are based on gender equality, body positivity, and feminism. Most of her albums are certified platinum.
Missy Elliott net worth is $50 million. She made her fortune from songwriters, brand endorsements, and the sale of her albums.