Originally posted on January 10, 2020 @ 5:14 pm
Ashanti is an award-winning musician, songwriter, model, and actress. Her real name is Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas. She is famous for her hit songs, ‘What’s Luv?’, ‘Foolish’ and ‘Always on time.’ Read this to know Ashanti Net Worth.
Ashanti is also known for being a star on the 2007 thriller movie Resident Evil: Extinction. She acted as Dorothy Gale in the film ‘The Muppet’s Wizard of 02’. Her most recent production is ‘Say Less’ featuring Ty Dolla Sign.
Ashanti net Worth 2020.
Her wealth mainly comes from being an R&B singer. So far, she has a total of 4 studio albums. Additionally, Ashanti makes a good chunk of cash from modeling, her recording company and writing music for other musicians. Ashanti is also a great background musician. She sang background vocals for the song ‘I’m Real (Murder Remix)’.
Ashanti has a net worth of $20 million.
As an actress, Ashanti has acted in movies like ‘John Tucker Must Die’ and ‘Resident Evil: Extinction.’ Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas has also appeared in TV shows like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ in 2003, ‘John Tucker Must Die’ in 2006 and ‘Army Wives’ in 2013.
Throughout her music career, Ashanti has been winning many awards. This includes Entertainer of the Year Award, Aretha Franklin Award, Soul Train’s Lady of Soul Awards, Best R&B/ Soul or Rap New Artist, Teen Choice awards, R&B/ hip hop artist of the year, R&B hip hop female artist of the year.
Ashanti was initially signed to Jive records when she was 12 years old. When 17 years old, she migrated to Atlanta, Georgia to sign to another record label.
After graduating from high school in 1998, Ashanti got a scholarship to Hampton University in Virginia. She was torn in between concentrating on music or continuing with her education. After much thinking, she decided to concentrate on music.
In 2002, she got hired by Murder Inc label to sing as a backup artist on the song ‘How We Roll.’ The song was ranked top of the charts by 2001. , she contributed to Ja’Rules song ‘Always on time. The song became the 7th most played song in the US in the Billboard 100.
Ashanti also appeared on the ‘Saturday Night Live Show’ with Ja Rule. She also did a collabo with Fat Joe ‘What’s Luv’. The song became a big hit. Since then, she has been doing several songs and backups.
Most importantly, Ashanti gets more money from ticket sales from her tour ‘Lined Up in America.’ Her tickets go for $40- $100 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, they go for 39£ to £40. Instagram posts and endorsements are also a great income source. She earns about $9,439 to $15,731 per Instagram post.
Ashanti Married to Husband or Dating Boyfriend.
Ashanti is currently single. She first dated Irvy Gotti from March 2001 to August 2004. Later she dated Nelly up to 2014.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas and rapper Nelly met at a press conference for 2003 grammy awards. Allegedly, after Ashanti parted ways with Nelly, she dated Khloe Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend, NBA player James Harlen from 2014 to late 2018.
Ashanti’s latest romantic relationship is with rapper Nas. The duo dated from December 2018 for six months.
Ashanti was born as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas on October 13, 1980, in Glen Cove, NY. She is the daughter of Ken- Kaid and Tina Douglas.
Ken Kaide (Thomas Douglas) was a former singer before becoming a Computer Systems administrator. She passed on her genes to her firstborn daughter.
Tina Douglas (Ashanti’s mother) is a former dance teacher. Ashanti’s mother named her after the Ghananian empire Ashanti.
She discovered Ashanti’s talent when she was only 12 years old and connected her to be part of a local talent show. Unfortunately, she never won, but it was a great start for her at such a young age.
Ashanti has only one Sibling, Kenashia Douglas. Kenosha was born on April 2, 1989. She is nine years younger than Ashanti. Kenosha and Ashanti are pretty close. They even did a photoshoot for Sheen magazine together.
Kenosha owns a clothing brand, ‘Dymes Only.’ She has loads of experience on matters clothing since she has been an intern at very many clothing companies. Looking at her love life, Kenashia is engaged to Slow Bucks.
|Name||Ashanti- Shequoiya Douglas|
|Net worth||$18 million.|
|Parents||Ken Kaid(father), Tina Douglas (mother)|
|Siblings||Sister- Kenashia Douglas.|