Net Worth $4 million
Janelle Monae is an American recording artist, musician, composer, and record producer with an estimated net worth of $4 million. She is 5’0″ and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Janelle Monae Robinson was born on December 1, 1985 in Kansas City, Kansas. A performer from a young age, Janelle moved to New York City as a young adult to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and famed Performing Arts School, Freedom Theatre. In 2001, the singer relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and, after befriending hip hop star Outkast’s Big Boi, she released her debut EP, The Audition, to little success. Not to be deterred, Janelle would impress music execs with her vocals on Outkast’s sixth album, Idlewild, and soon land her first major label record deal when she signed with Sean Comb’s Bad Boy Records in 2006.
In 2007, Janelle released the album Metropolis which resulted in vast critical acclaim as well as a 2009 Grammy Award nomination for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. After releasing a successful second album, The ArchAndroid (2010), Janelle was featured in band fun.’s hugely successful 2011 single, “We Are Young” launching Janelle’s talents into mainstream radio. Janelle’s latest studio album, The Electric Lady (2013), was critically acclaimed and featured appearances by singers Erykah Badu, Miguel and music legend Prince.
Janelle is known for performing exclusively in crisp, tuxedo style clothing, describing the menswear attire as her “career uniform.” A burgeoning fashion icon, Janelle was featured in InStyle Magazine’s “Style 100” and has acted as a CoverGirl cosmetic spokeswoman since 2012. Though Janelle has never publicly addressed rumors about her sexual preference, she has been quoted as saying her sexual orientation would be disclosed “in due time.” Recently, Janelle has revealed she has an alter-ego who is an android named Cindi Mayweather.