Celebrity: Lauryn Hill
Date of Birth
Lauryn Hill’s Net Worth:
American singer/songwriter, rapper, producer and actress, Lauryn Hill who has a net worth of $8 million dollars was born on the 26th of May, 1975 in East Orange, New Jersey.
Lauryn Hill who is famous for being a member of the band the Fugees and also later for her solo career started singing at an early age while also playing some minor roles on TV (As the World Turns and in the film Sister Act II: Back in the Habit). Her unstable period with the Fugees that started at the age of 13 was frequently hindered by acting gigs and after that by her enrollment at Columbia University. Lauryn Hill has six children, five of whom are with Rohan Marley, son of the late reggae legend Bob Marley.
The debut album Blunted on Reality that was released by the Fugees and became a bomb nearly led to their breakup. Luckily their following album, The Score, that went multi-platinum brought them a worldwide success. Then later Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Hill’s solo studio album, was exceptionally generally welcomed while making a debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, sold roughly eight million copies, while also earning her five awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist at the 41st Grammy Awards.
Lauryn Hill who won various different awards while also gracing the front cover of many magazines, not long after dropped out of the public’s eye, while experiencing the pressure of being famous and disappointments with the music industry. Her last full-length recording, the new-material live album MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 (2001) that got massive attention from critics and certified platinum was however commercially unsuccessful in the U.S. After which the Fugees reunited but it did not last long.
While she was at the pinnacle of her career in the late 90s, Lauryn Hill who earned an estimated $25 million from touring, merchandise and album sales, in 2001, paid a $5 million settlement to a group of music producers who claimed to have assisted her in composing and producing some of her greatest songs. This settlement somehow marked the beginning of her trial period, after which she encountered long album delays and withdrew to a self-imposed exile.
Then again in 2012 she was charged with three counts of tax fraud because she did not file taxes for the $1.8 million she made between 2005 to 2007, and in the end pleaded guilty to the charges while making no effort to pay back her taxes and penalty, hence she was sentenced to three months in prison.