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Missy Elliott Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Missy Elliott?

Missy Elliott net worth:
$50 Million

Missy Elliott information

Missy Elliott information

Birth date: July 1, 1971
Birth place: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height:5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Profession:Singer, Record producer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, Rapper, Artist, Musician, Music artist
Nationality:United States of America

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Missy Elliott Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Melissa Arnette Elliott was born on 1st July, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. She is a well known rapper, singer, songwriter as well as record producer recognized under the name Missy – short for ‘misdemeanour’ – Elliott. As a rapper and singer, she has won five Grammy Awards, and as a songwriter and record producer she is known for her work with Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and other well known artists. Missy has been active in the entertainment industry since 1990.

How rich is Missy Elliott? It has been estimated that currently her net worth stands at $50 million, with the main source of her wealth being music. She earned $4.16 million from the album “This Is Not a Test!” (2003), $3.12 million from “Under Construction” (2002), and $2.85 million from “Miss E… So Addictive” (2001).

Missy Elliott Net Worth $50 Million

Missy Elliot was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, where her father was based in the US Marines. Being four years old, she apparently decided that she wanted to become a singer, though nobody took that thought seriously. In 1990, the girl graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, and the same year Fayze, the R&B band, was formed by Missy, consisting of Radiah Scott, Chonita Coleman, La’Shawn Shellman and Missy Elliot. The girls attracted the attention of DeVante Swing, the producer, who helped them to sign a contract with Electra Records, and changed the title of the band to Sista. The band released several singles and studio albums, however they were not very successful, and the members decided to go their separate ways.

Missy Elliot decided to pursue the solo career. In 1997, she signed a contract with the record label The Goldmind, Elektra and started working. To date, she has released 71 singles, six studio albums, 18 music videos and a compilation album. The most successful singles, which received certifications for sales, were “Sock It 2 Me” (1997) featuring Da Brat – gold certification, “Hot Boyz” (1999) featuring Lil’ Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip – platinum, “Get Ur Freak On” (2001) – silver, “4 My People” (2002) featuring Eve – silver, “Work It” (2002) – gold and “Lose Control” (2005) featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop – gold. What is more, all the studio albums received certificates for sales, and were very popular not only in USA but around the world. All the albums appeared on music charts, too, and took high positions on the main chart of the USA: second place for “Miss E… So Addictive” (2001) and “The Cookbook” (2005), and third place for “Supa Dupa Fly” (1997) and “Under Construction” (2002). “Da Real World” (1999) reached 10th position and “This Is Not a Test!” (2003) 13th on the same USA music chart. Of course, all these recording succeses contributed significantly yo Missy Elliot’s net worth.

In addition to this, Missy Elliot has appeared in several films including “Honey” (2003) directed by Bille Woodruff, “Fade to Black” (2004) directed by Patrick Paulson and Michael John Warren, “Just for Kicks” (2005) directed by Thibaut de Longeville and Lisa Leone. Moreover, she has appeared in episodes of various TV series, including “Family Matters” (1997), “The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott” (2005), “My Super Sweet 16” (2008), “What Chilli Wants” (2010) and others. All those appearances increased her wealth, too.

Recently, she was absent from the entertainment industry. It has been reported that this happened because of a hyperthyroid disorder which Missy suffers from.

In her personal life, Missy Elliot admits that she is ready to create a family, however, does not reveal anything more about her private life.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Short Form Music Video · Ciara (Artist)
· Fatman Scoop (Artist)
· Dave Meyers (Video Director)
· Joseph Sasson (Video Producer)
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Solo Performance - Female For the song "Work It."
2003 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Video of the Year · Ron Mohrhoff (producer)
· Dave Meyers (director)
2002 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) · Tim Mosley

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Keyshia Cole
· Lil' Kim
2006 Brit Brit Awards International Female Solo Artist
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Ciara
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "The Cookbook."
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Personality: Female
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Ludacris
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Tim Mosley (Songwriter)
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Under Construction."
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year For the album "Under Construction."
2000 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Da Real World."
1998 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Supa Dupa Fly."


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#Fact
1 Mentions Lauryn Hill in the song "The Rain" from her album "Supa Dupa Fly" in the line "Begin, I sit on hills like Lauryn.".
2 Her favorite karaoke song is Sheena Easton's "Sugar Walls.".
3 Her favorite 'cheesy' movie is The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).
4 Has over 2,000 pairs of sneakers.
5 Loves going to the zoo.
6 Owns an electric-blue Lamborghini, a Phantom. and a Ferrari.
7 References friend Eva Marcille, winner of America's Next Top Model (2003), in her song "On & On" from the album "The Cookbook," in the line, "Top Model diva, but my name not Eva."
8 Rented Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)'s "Pussy Wagon" from Quentin Tarantino for use in the music video for her song "I'm Really Hot.".
9 Is a huge fan of Björk.
10 1998: Wrote, produced and performed on "I Want You Back," the début solo single of Spice Girl Melanie Brown. The song went straight in at #1 on the UK charts.
11 Owns a mansion in Virgina Beach, Virginia.
12 Was also a part of DeVante DeGrate production teams along with Timbaland (Tim Mosley) and R&B crooner Ginuwine.
13 Started off her career as the lead singer of Sista, who pinned its only hit, "Brand Nu" (1994). The group was founded by then-mentor DeVante DeGrate of the R&B group Jodeci. The group parted ways shortly afterward.
14 Member of the Supafriends/Bassment Crew with producer Tim Mosley, emcee Magoo, R&B artists Aaliyah and Ginuwine, and R&B group Playa.
15 Also an R&B singer-songwriter, hip-hop emcee, producer, and record label executive.

#Quote
1 The double chin's not good for the red carpet.
2 I'd stand on the side of the road when I was just a little girl singing on trash cans. People would roll down their windows saying, "Isn't she cute?". I had a vivid imagination. I always pretended it was some big stage. At family picnics they'd put me on the table and I'd just start singing.

#Trademark
1 Surrealist music videos
2 Adidas tracksuits
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