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Azealia Amanda Banks was born on 31st May 1991, in Manhattan, New York City USA. She is a hip hop artist, singer as well as songwriter also known under the names of Yung Rapunxel and Miss Bank$. Azealia is the winner of the NME Award, Billboard Award as well as Urban Music Award. Azealia Banks has been accumulating her net worth being active in the music industry since 2008.
How rich is this hip hop artist? Reportedly, Azealia Banks’ wealth is estimated to be equal to the sum of $3 million, and composing songs and singing are the main sources of her net worth.
Azealia Banks Net Worth $3 Million
Azealia had to overcome a really difficult childhood, as her father died when she was just two years old, and her mother abused her verbally and physically. Despite that, she has been singing, acting, dancing as well as performing in off-Broadway musicals since the age of ten. Because of the difficult situation at home, the girl left when just 14 years old. At the age of 16, she starred in the musical comedy “City of Angels” (2007), yet later auditioned for many other roles without success. Regardless, it was the start of her rising net worth .
Then she decided to pursue the career of a singer, releasing her first recording “Gimme a Chance” in 2008. She signed a contract with XL Recordings label as well as started working with producer Richard Russell, though because of many disagreements the contract was terminated. However, Banks was ambitious, and still continued her career working with other labels. Up to date, she has released 19 music videos, 12 singles, a studio album, a mixtape and EPs. The most successful single has been “212” (2011), which peaked at third position of the R&B chart as well as receiving gold certification for sales in UK, and winning an Urban Music Award in the category of the Best Single. The only studio album “Broke with Expensive Taste” (2014) released under the label Prospect Park appeared on the charts not only in UK (6th position), but also USA (3rd position on R&B, 2nd on Rap charts), Ireland (79th), Scotland (58th), Australia (49th). The album of extended plays “1991” (2012) topped the Billboard Heat Top 100 and received gold certification in USA. All these successes considerably increased Azealia’s net worth.
Banks has organized two tours as a headline act, and participated in one tour as a featured act which also increased the total size of her net worth. In addition to the previously mentioned awards, Azealia has been nominated for three BET Awards, two NME Awards, MOBO Award, O Music Award and Billboard Award.
Furthermore, Banks is a controversial personality known for a number of arguments with other artists such as Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Lili Allen via social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Azealia is a constant public speaker for equal civil rights.
Concerning her private life, Azealia Banks admits to being bisexual although many people think that this was also a tool to attract attention as currently she is the icon of the gay community, and many fans are gays or having bisexual orientation.