Queen Latifah Net Worth, Age, Husband, Kids, Wiki, Bio


Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She has released multiple hip hop and R&B albums and starred in numerous films and TV shows.

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Full NameDana Elaine Owens
Also Known AsQueen Latifah
Profession(s)Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer
Date of BirthMarch 18, 1970
Age53 years old (As of 2023)
Place of BirthNewark, New Jersey, United States
Zodiac SignPisces
Ancestry & HeritageAfrican American

Physical Stats

Height5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Weight80 kg or 176 lbs
Body Measurements44-38-46 in or 112-96.5-117 cm
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

Family & Relationships

ParentsRita Owens (Teacher), Lancelot Owens Sr. (Police Officer)
SiblingsLancelot Owens Jr., Dana Owens
AffairsNot publicly known
Partner/SpouseEboni Nichols
Queen Latifah on Variety Event

Education & Early Life

SchoolingIrvington High School, New Jersey
Higher EducationBorough of Manhattan Community College
Early LifeBorn in Newark, New Jersey in 1970. Developed interest in rapping from age 8. Joined the Flavor Unit hip hop group.
Early InfluencesInspired by the Sugarhill Gang and artists like Big Daddy Kane and LL Cool J.


DebutLatifah’s debut album All Hail the Queen released in 1989. Her acting debut was in 1991 on the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Significant WorksHip hop albums All Hail the Queen, Black Reign. Films – Chicago, Hairspray, Girls Trip. TV shows – Living Single, Star.
Awards & Nominations1 Academy Award, 2 Golden Globes, 5 NAACP Image Awards, 1 Emmy Award. Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
FilmographyJungle Fever, Chicago, Bringing Down the House, Taxi, Hairspray, Girls Trip
Voice WorkThe Country Bears, Ice Age: Collision Course
Music Videos“Ladies First,” “U.N.I.T.Y.” and others.
Tours & Live ShowsPerformed as headline act on multiple tours and award shows.
CollaborationsCollaborated with many hip hop artists including Naughty By Nature, Monie Love. Partnered with CoverGirl.
DocumentariesThe Queen Latifah Show (2013-2015), LIFE Uncut (2022)
Queen Latifah on Rock The Bells Festival Event

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$85 million
PropertiesOwns homes in California and New Jersey. Sold Beverly Hills mansion for $8.5 million in 2006.
Business VenturesPartnered with Quay Eyewear. Invested in Curvation management and fitness centers.
InvestmentsHas invested in technology and beauty startups. Backed particularly female-focused companies.

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsFitness, health, horses
ControversiesArrested in 1996 for marijuana and handgun possession. Latifah later spoke against guns and drugs.
Philanthropy & ActivismSupports organizations for women’s rights, HIV/AIDS, and the LGBTQ community. Has donated to disaster relief.
Public ImageConsidered a feminist and gay icon acclaimed for empowering lyrics and music.
Personal ChallengesLost older brother Lance in 1992 in a motorcycle accident.
Notable InterviewsThe View, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Red Table Talk
Publications & BooksLadies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman (1999)
Personal AnecdotesWas given the nickname “Latifah” meaning delicate and sensitive in Arabic.
Quotes“A woman has got to be strong from the inside out.”
Queen Latifah The next Kennedy Center Honors

Social Media & Online Presence

Instagram Handle@queenlatifah
Facebook Handle@QueenLatifah
Youtube ChannelQueenLatifahOfficial

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesRegarded as one of the pioneer female MCs in hip hop history. Inspired many artists.
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionSuccessful actress and recipient of Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
MentorshipKnown to mentor up-and-coming female rappers. Partnered with Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network.
LegacyQueen Latifah has a lasting legacy as a multi-talented hip hop icon who paved the way for women in rap as solo artists. She is considered a renaissance woman of hip hop.