Erykah Badu Net Worth 2023: Early Life, Professional Life, and Earning


The very popular singer, songwriter, activist, record producer and actress, Erykah Badu net worth is millions of dollars. The actress has established a significant fortune with a series of successful records, films and television appearances. Along with that, Erykah has earned the status of R&B and modern soul music living legends. 

Speaking of her fortune, today we have presented this article containing the latest updates on Erykah Badu net worth along with insights on her early and professional life. Scroll down to check out! 

Erykah Badu Early Life 

Erykah Badu, formerly known as Erica Abi Wright, was born on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, United States. From the very early age of four years, Erykah started performing music onstage at the Dallas Theater Center and Black Academy of Arts and Letters. 

She completed her education at Booker T. Washington High School. Later, she attended Grambling State University, where she studied theater. However, she dropped out in 1993 in order to focus more on her music career. Afterwards, Erykah and her cousin, Robert “Free” Bradford who is also an artist, started working together and released a demo tape called, “Country Cousins” which caught the attention of music executive, Kedar Massenburg, who is best known for discovering Erykah Badu. He arranged a duet between Erykah and the famous singer and musician, D’Angelo. 

Erykah Badu Professional Life 

Music Career 

From 1997 to 2010, Erykah Badu released a total of five studio albums, first of which was titled “Baduizm,” which received enormous appreciation and was certified platinum. This brought Erykah critical acclaim and several awards, including the BET Award, the American Music Award, and the Grammy Award. 

Erykah’s music style mainly was R&B, jazz, and hip hop, but apart from that, she was famous for her distinct style of wearing huge, multicolored head-wraps. 

Additionally, Erykah Badu is a founding member of Soulquarians; she is titled “Queen of Neo-Soul” and “First Lady of Neo-Soul.” Today, Erykah Badu is promptly known as an honorary hip-hop icon. 

Acting Career 

Apart from the successful music career, Erykah Badu has performed in numerous films, such as Blue Brothers 2000 (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), House of D (2004), and many more.

Plus, she has been making television appearances since the late 90s. She made her debut from a Nickelodeon kids sketch comedy show in 1997, which was later followed by her performing in another kids show, Sesame Street. She has also appeared on various talk shows. In 2014 and 2015, Erykah did two separate roles in the series, Black Dynamite and also, appeared as a guest on Hand of God and Legends of Chamberlain Heights.

Erykah Badu Net Worth 

As of 2023, Erykah Badu net worth is estimated to be around $12 million. She has sold a total of 7.3 million albums all across the world and has also earned a handsome chunk of money from many live performances. 

She has residents in her name in Dallas, Texas as well as in Fort Greene, New York.


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