How much is Janelle Monae worth? Janelle Monae is worth $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, though that estimate was made prior to the release of “The Electric Lady,” the singer’s second album, so it’s possible she’s now even richer. Either way, the funky and futuristic R&B auteur is doing well for herself. Born Janelle Monae Robinson in Kansas City, Kansas, on December 1, 1985, Janelle started out young, dreaming of a career on the stage. After high school, she moved from Kansas to New York City, where she studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Her plan was to pursue a career in musical theater, but she eventually changed her mind and moved to Atlanta, where she focused on music. While in Atlanta, she met up with Big Boi from OutKast, who featured her on his “Where’s the Purp? Vol. 2” collection. Janelle later appeared on OutKast’s 2006 album “Idlewild,” and the following year, she dropped the EP “Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase),” the world’s first introduction to Cindi Mayweather, the cyborg character she’s written and sang about on all of her subsequent albums.
Janelle Monae’s net worth of $4 million (if not more) stems largely from that EP, as well as her two subsequent full-lengths: “The ArchAndroid” (2010) and “The Electric Lady” (2013). Monae may have also earned a few bucks from the rock band fun.’s chart-topping smash “We Are Young,” which she sings on. Monae has also toured extensively, and in 2012, she became a CoverGirl spokeswoman. The endorsement deal no doubt but a few more dollars in her bank account, though she remains best known as a musician.
How much is Janelle Monae worth compared to other R&B stars? She’s got nowhere near the $350 million Beyonce is sitting on, but her $4 million fortune puts her pretty close to Bey’s sister, Solange, who’s worth $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Solange is a better point of comparison, as both she and Janelle make outsider R&B for adventurous listeners. They might land on the pop charts, but that’s not their main concern, and their net worths, though still pretty impressive, reflect that.