Former Member Of Fugues, Lauryn Hill, Has She Accumulated More Net Worth From Her Solo Career?
The 1990s hip-hop group Fugees earned massive fan following and even after the split, the band members Lauryn Hill, Pras and Wyclef Jean are still in the spotlight, busy in their solo career.
Hill who rose to fame from the band has been successful to lift her solo career in the musical industry. How much has the musician who is also an actress accumulated from her career? What is her net worth? We have all details regarding her net worth, lifestyle, and assets here.
How Much is Lauryn Hill's Net Worth? What are her Sources of Income?
The 42-year-old rapper has earned most part of her net worth from her successful musical career and also from her acting career.
Though Fugees' first album Blunted on Reality was sold poorly, their second album, The Score was a huge hit as they were successful to sell more than six million copies in America and over 17 million copies worldwide.
Hill also earned huge part of her net worth from her solo musical career which she started from 1997. Some of her popular singles are Doo Wop (That Thing), Ex-Factor, The Passion, Everything Is Everything among others.
Her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was warmly received by audiences as 422,624 copies of the album were sold in its first week. Altogether more than 19 million copies were sold worldwide and 8 million copies were sold in the US only. Reportedly, Hill earned around $8,700,000 from the selling of the album.
Her live album MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 was certified platinum and she earned $1,050,000 from the sales of the album. As per source, only 470,000 copies of the album were sold.
In 2004, Hill also sold pay-per-view music video for a song Social Drugs and also her autographed posters and Polaroids via her website and as per source the video which cost $15 can be viewed for three times.
Live musical concerts are one of the main sources of income of Hill. As per some sources, she earned $25,000,000 from her musical concert between 1998 and 1999.
Her upcoming concerts in 2018 are going to be held at Sing Jazz Festival in Singapore with ticket price range $108 to $328, Bluesfest Byron Bay in Australia with tickets priced $174, Kaya Fest in San Bernardino with tickets ranged from $65 to $299.
Hill also sells her merchandise during her concerts. Her merchandise T-shirts are also available in online shopping with starting price of $2.88.
Furthermore, she also appeared in several movies and television series such as As the World Turns, Here and Now, King of the Hill and much more. Her movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit made $57.3 million at the Box office.
Lauryn Hill: Awards And Achievements
Hill has been achieved several awards and achievements throughout her over two decades of career. She has altogether won 49 awards and received 78 awards nominations.
Hill received eight Grammy Awards; two in 1996, five in 1999 and one in 2000. Altogether she received 19 Grammy nomination.
She also has earned five MTV Video Music Awards, one in 1996 and four in 1999. Hill also has won MTV Europe Music Awards in 1996.
In addition to the list, she also has four NAACP Image Awards, Blockbuster Award, three World Music Awards and two Billboard Music Awards to her name.
Also, Hill was named #17 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Artists and #22 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Where is Lauryn Hill's House? Hill's Lifestyle Details
Lauryn Hill resides in her house in South Orange, New Jersey.
Back in June 2013, Hill was kicked out by her landlords in New Jersey mansion as they sued the singer and rapper for eviction claiming she didn't pay rent. According to TMZ, the case was later settled after Hill agreed to pay the outstanding $7,000 in rent and she also decided to move out of the mansion.
Like every other Hollywood celebrity, Hill also is living a lavish lifestyle. She loves attending several red carpet events and parties.
Lauryn Hill: Legal Issue
Back in 1998, a musical group called New Ark filed a lawsuit along with her management and her record label for not giving them proper credit for their help to create some of her biggest hits. Hill, however, claimed the group took advantage of her success.
The case was settled in February 2001 after the singer agreed to pay $5 million to the group as a settlement.
Hill was also sentenced three years jail in 2012 for tax fraud as the singer failed to pay a tax on her $1.8 million income which she made between 2005 and 2007. She later paid $50,000 of the $554,000 in 2013 with a statement:
"This is not someone who stands before the court penniless. This is a criminal matter. Actions speak louder than words, and there has been no effort here to pay these taxes."
Later in May 2013, the sentence was reduced to three months in 2013. Hill also paid $900,000 as a tax bill.
Lauryn Hill on Charity
Despite all her controversies and legal issues, Hill has been loved by her fans due to her generosity. She has been engaged in a number of charities.
She founded the Refugee Project in 1996. The organization conducted several programs supported risk youth in urban areas. Several other celebrities including Mariah Carey, Spike Lee and Sean Combs also helped her in the project.
In 2016, she was also involved in TIDAL concert alongside Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Yachty. The earning from the concert was donated nonprofit organization, Robin Hood Foundation.
Furthermore, Hill teamed up with Nas in PowerNomics tour in 2017. Reportedly, they donated the earning to 44 organizations including The Harvest Institute, Equal Justice Initiative, the International Peace Initiative and Yes We Code.
Lauryn Hill: Quick Facts
- Lauryn Hill May was born on 26, 1975 in East Orange, New Jersey, the U.S. to Valerie Hill and Mal Hil.
- Her nationality is American and she is black as per ethnicity.
- Her nicknames are Ms. Lauryn Hill and L-Boogie.
- She is 5' 3½" (1.61 m) tall.
- She attended Columbia High School and Columbia High School.
- Hill is a mother of six children: Sarah Marley, Selah Louise Marley, Joshua Omaru Marley, Zion David Marley, John Nesta Marley which she shared with Rohan Marley and son Micah Hill. She hasn't revealed father name of her last child.
- She also dated Fugees band member Wyclef Jean.
- She also has a grandson, Zephaniah Nesta.