Who Is Iggy Azalea and what is her net worth 2018? Once in every few years comes an artist that defines their generation and shows others that there is always hope. Iggy Azalea is one such artist, who has worked hard and shown that even female artists can compete with men when it comes to Rap and Hip-Hop.
Iggy Azalea (also known as Amethyst Amelia Kelly) was born on June 7th 1990 in Sydney Australia. She grew up in Mullumbimby (a town having population of mere 3,000 citizens) in New South Wales. As Iggy grew up and entered her teenage years, she realised that music was her one love and Hip-Hop was her genre. She grew up admiring artists like 2Pac, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes. She knew that she had to think about having a life outside the Australian countryside as she felt isolated and she turned to the internet in hope of bringing her closer to Hip-Hop community.
As her quest as an aspiring rapper continued, she came across another teenager named Derek in Bahamas. She would exchange songs and ask him for his opinion as she thought seeking the opinion of someone close might help her get closer to getting her big break. As soon as she was about to turn 16, she planned another trip to the U.S. to visit Derek. Derek lived in Miami, a city often known as the Hip-Hop capital of the World. Few days passed and she had to call her parents to tell them that she won’t be coming back to Australia.
Education: Amethyst Amelia Kelly was brought up in Mullumbimby, New South Wales by Brendan Kelly her father who was a European-Australian painter and Comic Artist and Tanya Kelly who was her mother and used to clean holiday houses and hotels. She lived in a house which her dad made by hand using mud bricks.
Amethyst was never into studies, she always aspired to be an artist and even at a young age of 14, she started rapping and made it her life’s ambition to become a world renowned rapper. She dropped out of high school and in pursuit of fulfilling her dreams, left Australia for America.
Before she was about to turn 16, she told her parents that she was going on a short trip with her friend and soon her parents received a call from her in which she told that she feels at home in Miami and is aspiring to fulfil her dreams in the Hip-Hop capital of the World.
Iggy Azalea Net Worth
Iggy Azalea’s net worth is around $11 million. She has amassed such a net worth even though she is just a rising female MC in the Hip-Hop scene. She is often considered as an outsider in the world of rap as she is just a white girl from rural Australia.
She has released a number of amazing singles and collaborations which have helped her get such a massive net worth. Her amazing singles include Fancy, Black Widow, Problem and many more.
She even managed to set a record which not many can claim. She is the only artist along with The Beatles to occupy the No. 1 and No. 2 spot with their first two singles. Her first single “Fancy” helped her occupy the No. 1 spot while her collaboration with Ariana Grande for “Problem” helped her get the No. 2 spot.
Being such a famous and renowned artist comes with its perks. You always seem to live a lavish and royal lifestyle that most can only dream of. Iggy Azalea is no different as she lives in a lavish villa named “Tarzana Villa” in Los Angeles, California. She and her then boyfriend Nick Young acquired this villa in 2014 for almost $3.5 million from the previous owner Selena Gomez.
Azalea is also a big fan of cars as she owns a Ferrari 458 Italia and can be seen frequently taking it out for a spin during her leisure time whenever she is in LA.
Due to her unbelievable success in the music industry, Iggy has been getting tons of offers for guest appearances and concerts. Last year, she got an offer for being a judge in X-Factor Australia. Iggy is set to release a new album in March titled Mo Bounce.
Music is a form of art that never fails to inspire us and push us to achieve our dreams. With artists like Iggy Azalea coming up through the ranks, there is no doubt that there will be enough source of motivation for aspiring rappers to follow her footsteps. Azalea has lead the path and shown the way of success which more and more female rappers are trying to achieve now.