Date of Birth: July 11, 1974
Profession: rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress
Height: 4ft 11in
Lil Kim has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
Kimberly Denise Jones was born and raised in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. She was very influenced by female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. She freestyled a rap for The Notorious BIG which landed her a role in the 1995 group Junior M.A.F.I.A..
Her debut solo album Hard Core in 1996 was certified double Platinum and sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. The record also spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: “No Time”, “Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix)”, and “Crush on You”, something no other female rapper had ever done. Her next two albums , The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), were certified Platinum as well, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott to have at least 3 Platinum albums.
Kim was featured on a remake of the Labelle classic “Lady Marmalade”, alongside Christina Aguilera and Pink The song was a hit and shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2005 while serving a sentence for perjury, her fourth album The Naked Truth was released to critical acclaim.
In 2009 Kim resurfaced with a stint on the reality show Dancing With The Stars. In 2016, she toured the country on the Bad Boy Reunion tour and is readying the release of a new album.
With 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide as a solo artist, and a further 8 million records with Junior M.A.F.I.A, it is easy to see how Lil Kim is The Queen Bee and earner of $18 million. With the world waiting to see what comes next, she is sure to earn more big bucks in the future.