Queen Latifah: The Empress, $50 million
This East Orange, NJ native has been making her mark on the entertainment scene since the late ’80s. A talented rapper, singer and actress, Latifah has done it all, from releasing hard-hitting hip-hop classics like “Black Reign,” to starring in a wide range of films and TV shows. Memorable roles include leads in the urban crime drama “Set it Off,” and the movie version of famed musical “Chicago.” This lady has an eye for profitable projects, as she was reportedly paid $10 million to produce and star in the urban comedy “Beauty Shop,” and signed a massive deal with CoverGirl cosmetics to endorse their Queen Collection. She’s even had her own talk show and TV series, “Living Single.” In addition to producing many films, her amazing talents in music and more have helped her to amass a reported net worth of $50 million. All hail the queen!