America based singer and rapper who received 5 Grammy Awards in a day during the 1999 Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2018. Considered as inspiration by some famous celebrities like Adele and Nicki Minaj, Lauryn started her musical career as a member of The Fugees.
Hill is currently 42-years-old and is the mother of six children. She is best known for her single Doo Wop (That Thing) which earned her the 5 Grammy Awards. Some of her other award-winning singles include Killing Me Softly, Ex-Factor and many others.
Moving on from her career, let's talk about her net worth, salary, endorsements, properties, and infamous tax fraud which ended up putting her in jail.
Lauryn Hill net worth and earnings
As of 2018, Lauryn Hill's net worth has been estimated to be a massive $10 million. According to the richest, back in 2013, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Throughout the years, her net worth has indeed increased steadily.
When it comes to the salary and earnings of the rapper, there is very less information. Back in 2002, she made a staggering $1.050 million by selling 1 million copies of her album MTV Unplugged No. 2.0.
Likewise, back in 1998, she also made $8.7 million by selling 8 million copies of her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She also is estimated to have made $25 million just by selling concert tickets and touring until 1999.
Listen to Lauryn Hill's Ex-Factor
Her figures back in the days were quite big and jaw-dropping, but as of now, the rapper's numbers have dropped drastically. It is just how the entertainment industry works. If you are not on the top of your game, you will be replaced by another talent. Well, she has not been replaced as she is a legendary singer and rapper, but artists of the current generation are given more priority because of the demand.
Similarly, her tax evasion issue also created a lot of problems for her.
Know more about her tax fraud issue
Back in June of 2012, news hit the market that the legendary rapper Lauryn Hill was facing tax charges. According to sources, she was charged because she failed to file tax returns for three years. Following her schedule on June 29, things had cooled down, but a year later in July of 2013, it was announced that she was sentenced to 3 months in prison.
Watch Wendy Williams talk about Hill going to prison
Reports shared that for over a decade, she did not pay tax worth $1 million. Moreover, she owed roughly $2.3 million as she was pled guilty to tax evasion charged for $1.8 million of her earnings from 2005 to 2007. Further, it also included her 2008 and 2009's unpaid state and federal taxes.
Lauryn Hill endorsements and properties
Lauryn, even during the peak of her career was not among the celebrities who appeared on the ad for several brands. There are little to no reports about the rapper endorsing a product. However, back in 1967, Puma Suede was featured in her award-winning song's video Doo Wop (That Things).
Even though Hill herself did not sport the shoes which released only a year later; some of the back dancers sported them, and the shoes also got their close up time in the music video.
Watch Lauryn Hill's Doo Wop (That Things) music video
Moreover, Hill has also appeared in the covers of numerous magazines like Bazaar, Essence, Time, Cosmopolitan, etc. It is evident that she was paid a hefty amount for the appearances.
Lauryn Hill on the cover of Bazaar
Source: Ebony Magazine
Talking about her properties now, the rapper is quite conservative, and there are no details about her mansion's worth and cars. Well, the rapper left the music industry to stay away from the limelight and keep herself and her family safe. So, it is obvious for her to keep these details a secret.