Ashanti Net Worth – $18 Million Dollars
Ashanti aka Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American singer and actress who has a net worth $18 million dollars. Owner of a recording company, she has also done some modeling & acting gigs, helping her accumulated most of her net worth.
Ashanti Age and Bio
She is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer hailing from New York. Ashanti, also an actress and dancer, is popular for adding her R&B vocal to chart-topping songs by known rappers, including Ja Rule’s ‘Down 4 U’ & Fat Joe’s ‘What’s Luv’.
- Birthday: October 13, 1980 (age 38)
- Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Singer, actress, dancer and songwriter
Is Ashanti Married? Her Ex-Boyfriend Nelly and Husband
Who is Ashanti Married to? Who is Ashanti’s boyfriend, husband, or partner? Ashanti famously dated heartthrob Nelly for nine years. The two had been low-key about seeing each other throughout their relationship, but, the same can’t be said post their breakup.
Ashanti and acclaimed rapper Nelly had nearly decade-long romance, before ending it in December 2012. Ashanti, who rose to fame in the early 2000s with help from her ex-boyfriend Nelly, didn’t share many details about their private relationship but the ‘Concrete Rose’ singer admitted that she had been ‘betrayed’.
She and Nelly first met in January 2003 during a press conference for the Grammy Awards and began dating shortly after. Following their split in December 2012, Ashanti opened up about the breakup, only disclosing the picture of betrayal.
As Nelly or Ashanti haven’t spoken in detail about their shocking breakup, many fans assumed that infidelity played a major role. Since she hasn’t dated anyone publically and isn’t married to date. As per now, She is focusing on advancing her career.
Parents – Father Mother and Early Life
Her birth took place in Glen Cove, New York, United States, to Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, a former singer, and Tina Douglas, a former dance instructor. Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, known simply as Ashanti, was born into a musical family.
Ashanti’s mother, who enrolled her in different forms of dance classes, including ballet, tap & jazz, nurtured her passion for dance from a young age.
- Parents: Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas and Tina Douglas
- Children: N/A
- Marital Status: Unmarried
But it’s wasn’t until later that she discovered her singing potential upon overhearing her singing Mary J. Blige’s ‘Reminisce’ at age 12.
As a high schooler, she started writing songs and during her teenage years, she was already performing at numerous small festivals and in local talent shows.
And, in 1992, she debuted as a child actress playing extra in ‘Malcolm X’ & ‘Who’s the Man?’.
Ashanti Height – 5 feet 3 in (160cm)
Ashanti stands 5 feet 3 in (160cm) tall in height and weighs around 141 pounds.
Body Measurements: 34-23-38 Inches
Ashanti’s pear-shaped body has wide hips, slim toned belly with firm & rounded buttock with measurement cited as 34-23-38 inches.
The dark brown-eyed beauty wears 32B bra size for her naturally firm breasts and her dress size is 6. Though her vocal is impressive and unchanged, her body has undergone several transformations.
Today, the slim and toned singer/actress once looked totally different.
She had extra kilos added to her mass and upon realizing the necessity of staying in a good shape; she started exercising and losing extra weight to achieve a slim body.
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
- Weight: 64 kg (141 pounds)
Her hot figure has graced the cover of several magazines, such as Teen Vogue, Lucky, and King. The healthy and fitted beauty has quite an active lifestyle, evident through social media accounts.
Ashanti Instagram page is quite glamorous, filled with her picture in revealing a bikini, concerts, photo-shoots, and her high-end life.
Movies and TV shows: Songs
Ashanti emerged into the music industry with her 2002’s self-titled debut album ‘Ashanti’. The album was a smash hit with number #1 spot on both the R&B & Billboard Top 200 album charts and sold over 500,000 copies in its first week.
Her first-week success set a SoundScan record as the ‘most albums sold by any debut female singer’ in the chart’s history, securing her spot on Guinness World Records. With her hit single ‘Foolish’, she secured the top spot on Six Billboard charts simultaneously and had stayed on the Billboard for 11 consecutive weeks. At the same time, she created a Billboard history for having first three chart entries at top 10 in Billboard Hot 100. Furthermore, she is the first female artist to achieve this feat, previously only attained by the Beatles.
- 2009- Made her theater debut with ‘The Wiz’
- 2003- Released her 2nd studio album, ‘Chapter II’
- 2004- Released her 3rd studio album, ‘Concrete Rose’
- 2008- Released her 4th studio album, ‘The Declaration’
- 2016- Starred as Kelly in the independent drama film, ‘Mothers and Daughter’
Her other albums, ‘Chapter II’, ‘Ashanti Christmas’ ‘Concert Rose’ & ‘The Declaration’ has achieved a similar success. Her album, ‘The Declaration’ was produced by her and around that time, she launched her own label company, Written Entertainment.
Since its inception, she has released several projects under the label, including her 5th album, ‘Braveheart’. The album yielded a heart-wrenching single, ‘Never Should Have’ and featured artist like Busta Rhymes for ‘The Woman You Love’, R. Kelly for ‘That’s What We Do’. She gave her directorial debut with the video for her song ‘The Woman You Love’.
Outside of acting, she has also made a name for herself in the acting industry. Though she had played smaller, uncredited roles before to her recognition as a solo artist, Ashanti started landing leading roles after breaking into the music. She has appeared on television series such as ‘American Dreams’, ‘The Proud Family’ & ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and on a film like ‘Coach Carter’, ‘Army Wives’ & ‘John Tucker Must Die’.
Also, thanks to her over 15 million records sales!
Music has been a very prominent part of Ashanti’s life which accordingly helped her boost her wealth. She has been financially strong throughout her career & has lived quite a life.